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Google+: The Social Platform We All Love to Hate

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Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! For many associations, engagement happens exclusively online, and getting an online community to an effective place is a long-term, detailed task. It truly maximizes our content. In all, rasa.io

How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

We talked a lot about engagement and networking and building community. In the early days of social media, everyone talked about community. Build a community. Talk to your community. Community is the bee’s knees. Everyone should have a community. What is Community? But let’s back up and talk, first, about what it means to build a community.

Snapchat: An Emerging Platform for Teamwork and Collaboration

Waxing UnLyrical

Snapchat has become one of the most popular and talked about platforms for 2016. Some of your employees or interns may be more visual in nature and like information that is short and concise, so this may be a good platform to use. This can be a useful platform to engage audiences and answer questions for a virtual chat session. Guest Post by Karen Freberg. Visual Chat session.

Community Discussion: What Social Platform Works for You (and why?)

ProBlogger

Where Twitter and forums used to reign supreme, you’ll find today’s bloggers fatigued with Facebook , confused about Snapchat , and getting their heads around the same capabilities, only over on Instagram. With my own lifestyle blog , it’s definitely Facebook (both a group and a page ), and Instagram , with Snapchat bringing up the rear ( I miss you, Twitter! ).

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Despite its uncertainty in the stock market, Facebook continues to be an excellent way to connect with your client base and potential customers. As a result, businesses continue to desperately find new ways to reach their fans and build their online reputation on this leading social media platform. You don’t have to rely on Facebook’s marketing tools to build a loyal following.

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22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

Spin Sucks

In the past 12 months, the #PRstack community has  created an app that has characterized more than 250 third-party tools. It has published 48 how-to guides written by more than 35 community members covering different areas of the public relations workflow. lively community has developed and grown on  Facebook  and  Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.

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7 Awesome eCommerce Platforms For Small Businesses

Kikolani

Like any business model there are challenges to opening an online store, with the prime one being selecting the right eCommerce platform to launch your business. Luckily, there are powerful eCommerce platforms specifically designed to meet your needs – allowing you to increase sales and attract more customers. Magento Community Edition. The solution? An online store. Shopify.

Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social

Convince & Convert

The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. But this, of course, makes social community more expensive and less efficient as brands are forced to pay for Reliable Reach.

Facebook Open-Sources Community Cellular Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced the open-sourcing  of a solution aimed at furthering its mission of connecting the world. Software engineers Kurtis Heimeri and Steve Muir and infrastructure strategist Shaddi Hasan  announced in a blog post  last week that the code for Community Cellular Manager is available via GitHub. The local community, primarily subsiding on agriculture and tourism, now has access to cellular connectivity. CCM requires only basic technical literacy, with a simple web interface for users of the system. hours outside of Manila.

Picking The Right Social Platform For Your Brand

Mindjumpers

Picking the right social platform is important in order to build the strongest possible social presence for your brand. But it might be difficult to keep up with the latest developments in the fast-moving world of social media, where new features and platforms are a daily occurrence. Facebook and Twitter tend to be the first choice for most brands. billion times a day. Google+.

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

Spin Sucks

Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. In this example, Instagram has improved a facet of the Facebook platform.

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

Spin Sucks

Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community. What sort of community will it become? It became a community dedicated to change…a community of action.

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

Then you started distributing said content through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest… maybe other platforms as well. You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Content Marketing Public Relations automation community building content marketing

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. In a recent survey conducted by Facebook IQ it was found that “parents…aren’t just posting cute kid photos…[they] were more likely than non-parents…to say they use both Facebook and Instagram to stay in touch with their favorite businesses.” Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with.

5 Helpful Tips for Planning Your Next Facebook Live

Ignite Social Media

Facebook Live, one of the most exciting, engaging social media tools available, is captivating both people and brands alike. From live makeup tutorials to live product reveals to live movie premieres , the potential for this Facebook tool is nearly limitless. The key to a successful Facebook Live video is finding the right balance between “prepared” and “spontaneous”.

The Value of Matching Your Brand with a Local Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Network is a global platform of local country Community Managers, enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value. In this way, a strong connection between the brand and the Local Community Manager is maintained.

How to Figure Out Once and For All Which Social Media Platforms to Be On

Katie Lance

But, the bigger question remains, which platforms should you be on and why? These days, there are a lot of social platforms to choose from: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and the list goes on and on. I’d like to take a step back and look at why most people ask which platform they should be on. Let’s connect on Snapchat!

2013 State of Community Management Report Stresses Importance of Community Managers

SocialFish

Even though my current role is broader than community management, I’m still a community manager at heart and it’s still my passion. If you want to see value from online community, you need to invest in community management. Successful community management is not a role delegated to the least experienced members of a team.

It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. Before the rise of MySpace and Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr, the “original” social media was created in the unglamorous yet impactful world of discussion boards and forums. Why not use the mass reach of Facebook, et al, to also try to CREATE new customers and fans, from whole cloth?

The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). percent), Facebook (28.8

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

This post will depress all the Facebook Ninjas who’ve drunk the Facebook Koolaid. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. But their Facebook Page has just 23 fans so far. Three of those are my two Facebook accounts, and the third is that of my partner. Image via niallkennedy on Flickr, CC 2.0.

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. Now, especially if you work in the PR field, you may be familiar with #soloPR (and the excellent Twitter chats); you may not be as familiar with Hoop.la , but it’s a really excellent online community software platform.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. She’s done a great job using social media to create a very supportive community of donors and fans, so I immediately thought of them when planning the first case study for Open Community. Jen and her Wilmington-based colleague, Jen Caslin, have been adopted by their local “plugged in” social media communities.

Facebook Unveils Resources for Business Influencers

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Monday released a bundle of resources for business influencers , highlighted by its Business Influencer Guide. The Facebook for Business Influencers page includes information on using Facebook as a leadership platform, Facebook Live , Facebook Mentions , notes , 360-degree videos  and other related content.

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global  community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. The best resources can be found by looking simply around online and seeing what other brands are doing with their communities. It should always be organic).

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. In the process of disconnecting myself from the organization’s various social media accounts, it occurred to me that I haven’t seen a lot–or anything–written about how to leave a community management position. Facebook. They should. Linkedin.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

What is happening right now in your local community? It takes a Community Manager who grew up in the given location and is based there. Only The popular social media platforms support this fact with a range of functions. Facebook. Another step was the  Global Pages  feature highlighting the value of local community management. International

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Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger

Mindjumpers

Facebook Messenger was released 5 years ago and now has over 900 million users. Originally receiving a flood of negativity towards a standalone messaging app , compared to one simple Facebook app, users seem to be warming to it. Facebook is now venturing into their next Messenger-based project: bots. Facebook Reactions – Three Months On. Open for Business.

Facebook Video and Facebook Live: The Future for Marketers

SocialTimes Facebook

Believe it or not, Facebook is the answer for marketers. Creating an effective Facebook strategy needs to be an essential focus, and with influencer marketing  now becoming a staple, huge opportunities exist for brands that invest at the intersection of these two complementary approaches. So what is Facebook video anyway? And what about Facebook Live?

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Facebook, Instagram and Users’ ‘Behavior and Emotions’ (Study)

SocialTimes Facebook

What are the similarities and differences between how users of Facebook and Instagram feel about both social networks? Facebook IQ  released a new study  in which more than 5,500 users of Facebook and Instagram in six countries—Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, U.K. were polled on their “behavior and emotions across the two platforms.” and U.S.—were

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! You can follow Jonas on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. Another thing that is needed for a community to thrive is community guidelines.

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Unlock Facebook’s Secret Blueprint for Successful Facebook Pages

Peg Fitzpatrick

Facebook Page management is one of the most challenging social media tasks due to the complexity of the Facebook algorithm and the amount of competition in the News Feed. In this post, I’m going to examine successful Facebook Pages and see what makes them work so well as well as show you Facebook’s own blueprint. Now for Facebook’s Secret Blueprint !

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Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. admire a lot of the community and social media work done by the Xbox team. If you don’t put the effort in then your community will wither and die. Just start talking.

7 Facebook Marketing Case Studies

Pamorama

Learn some inventive ways to integrate Facebook into your social media marketing strategy. Every day, businesses are inspired to bring creative marketing ideas to life on Facebook in ways that have a real impact on their bottom line. Many have discovered how to leverage their Facebook communities to strengthen brand loyalty and communicate directly with customers.

How and Why Data Syncing Matters to Your Online Community Setup

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. ———– The connection between your back office CRM or AMS and your online community is the most critical part of any community implementation. Single sign-on. This

Facebook Launches Questions

Mindjumpers

Tweet Yesterday Facebook has launched Facebook Questions, which allows users and pages to post a Question to friends or a Facebook community. It seems like Facebook is constantly picking up on online trends and launching new products to match user needs. And now Facebook has launched Questions after Quora has been buzzing for a while. How it works.

Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether you want to go for coffee, meet a friend or keep yourself posted on your friends’ birthdays, Facebook is where today’s generation updates each other by sharing the minutest details of their lives on the platform. Today, though, Facebook isn’t so much about friends, family or clients who are trying to connect with today’s generation. bridge too far?

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. software , vendors and clients alike have come to realize that these communities don’t just magically appear. Good luck! It’s you.

How To Use Facebook For Marketing

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook has published a Best Practice Guide for how to use their platform for marketing. The guide provides a great overview of the marketing potential in having a presence on Facebook as well as suggestions for some strategic steps to go through when building a presence. Use for instance Facebook to crowdsource your next product idea. The Facebook Ecosystem.