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22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community

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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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Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community


This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have useful tools they’d like you to know about. ———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. What Is an Online Community?  Enterprise-Level Community Platform. Effective communities provide  opportunities and prompts to move your audience up the engagement pyramid. 

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[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015


Guest post by Teri Carden and Ben Martin of Online Community Results. And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. It was our pleasure to team up with SocialFish for the 2014 Online Community Software Selection Guide — there were more than 3,000 downloads! The 2015 comprehensive Online Community Software Selection Guide is out!

The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As with Facebook , Twitter, and other popular networks, Google+ has also inspired its own ecosystem of tools. Again, as for all posts in this series, tools are shown with the number of results returned by Google on a search for reviews of that tool (not necessarily the actual number of reviews) and example showcase reviews. Google Review Count: 70,400. Pricing: $47 per year.

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Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools

Akamai Marketing

Generally speaking though, they lend themselves to community building and time saving features. Unlike a Twitter stream, these curation tools offer a way to collect a lot of information in a single place. is free and I often recommend it for businesses looking to add value to their community and to support their community. Enter: Twitter curation.

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How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities


What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Through my work as a Fellow with Life Reimagined, I have (with my team of Fellows) developed an approach that taps into the power of purpose to drive community engagement. Purpose-Driven Communities.

[Cool Social Tools] The Power of Breezio


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! —— Imagine if you could harness the collective wisdom of everyone in your community. Optimal Community Engagement. Connect with your Community. Understand Engagement.

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Four Content Discovery Tools to Engage

Spin Sucks

Content discovery tools address this challenge by finding the most-shared, trending content and providing relevant content suggestions for your weekly editorial calendar. Here’s a look at four content discovery tools that can add meaningful value to your audience engagement efforts. To get started, you need to connect to the tool with your Facebook, or Twitter accounts.

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Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun

Spin Sucks

Digging into your customer stories, employee stories, community stories. UGC brings communities together , it makes people part of what you are doing and pulls them into the story. Riff app is much simpler in design than either and most different because it leverages the connections already formed through the Facebook community. like Riff app because it seems like a fun tool.

Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning


Here’s a link to the list, which includes articles on social learning and the difference between social media and social learning, then a list of social media tools and platforms that I think go hand-in-hand with social learning. Social Media Platforms and Tools for Social Learning. Content Strategy Cool Social Tools Featured Social LearningLivestreaming is hot.

How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action

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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.

The Secret Sauce of Online Community Building

Spin Sucks

Everyone always wants to know what is the secret sauce to building a community. built a community. Building Community. wanted community. Back to Mitch Joel …I read a blog post he wrote about community. He said (I’m paraphrasing) that you don’t have a community until people begin talking to one another without your participation. Seriously.

The Five Best Pinterest and Instagram Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As with other social networks, the right tools can help marketers use these platforms more effectively. Here are a handful of the best tools for growing your brand’s following and monitoring your results on Instagram and Pinterest. 1)   ScheduGram. Sample review: “My go-to tool for content scheduling and detailed Pinterest data is Tailwind. This is the tool for you!”

Monitor Your Brand’s Instagram Activity with New Reporting Tool


Simply Measured just made that task easier with the launch of a new Instagram reporting tool. This tool will help your brand to better understand how to get the most out of the photo sharing gold mine by optimising your Instagram activity – and consequently to better reach your potential community within the mobile app’s 80 million users.

6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”


All of those fancy auto-post social tools can lull us into a false sense of confidence. To follow up on this, here are essential tools that will help you get more exposure to your content. These tools could be the difference between content that goes unseen, and content that goes viral. Scheduling Tools. Social Media Promotion Tools. Email Marketing Tools.

How Instagram Makes Communities Better

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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. Community. Today’s guest post is written by Christopher Ryan. Email.

Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management


increase exposure, build awareness, drive engagement and create a community around your cause. So without further ado, here are eight social media management tools and apps that will help you enhance productivity while cutting down time: 1. HootSuite is hands down the most commonly used tool for social media management by profits and non-profits alike. Raven Tools.

Repurpose Content with These Six Tools

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But, at the same time, you already have a community of readers you’re writing for  and you write for that loyal group first and foremost. Similarly, those how-to guides and checklists can easily be turned into visuals and infographics with one of my favorite tools ever: Canva. The post Repurpose Content with These Six Tools appeared first on Spin Sucks. By Stephanie Vermillion.

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Simplify Media Relations Planning with This Free Tool

Spin Sucks

To Your Success What I want most for you, Spin Sucks community, is to replace the anxiety and fear of rejection (it’s natural) commonly associated with media relations with the exhilaration that comes from consistently winning positive placements. The post Simplify Media Relations Planning with This Free Tool appeared first on Spin Sucks. So I paused. Your advice is great.

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


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,

Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool


This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. The goal of the social media team is to find ways to keep the company’s message meaningful and relevant for the community- making them want  to stick around. The post Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool appeared first on SocialFish. Cool Social Tools The “How”.

11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog


You know how I love posts about content curation tools. The topics are endless, ranging from social media to paintball, from home auto repair to tax advice.  It reads like an online magazine and is updated by community members constantly. Additionally, highly engaging, active creators are also featured on your newsfeed to help build a community: RebelMouse. Examiner. But wait!

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The Characteristics of A Community Manager


Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM). The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning. Stay positive.

The 11 Best Free Email Marketing Tools

Sprout Social

Just like having the perfect social media publishing tools , you need to know where to find the best free email marketing tools. They come with marketing automation tools, customizable email templates, list building features, and more to help you get the most out of your email program, and even marry it with other aspects of your overall marketing strategy. Coding Tools.

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Building Community with MarketMeSuite

Spin Sucks

spent some time getting to know some of the features and experimenting with it for Spin Sucks Pro as a tool to help build community. If we break it down in terms of building community, it would look something like this: Listen. Word of caution: While it is a very cool tool, there is the danger of it being used in the wrong way. That’s right! Let’s hope so.

YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD


Next Monday, January 26 is Community Manager Appreciation Day! Community is what we all do, and we’re passionate about it. Definitely check out what’s going on for CMAD this year, including 24 hours of Google+ hangouts and Community Manager Appreciation Awards, on the official website. Humanize the Brand to Build Real Community. How awesome is that? 6pm – 8pm.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Automation and tools. But I will tell you – as I always do – please be smart about how you use tools, because they can really backfire. Content Marketing: a scenario. So you put it together.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Innovation is alive and well in the development of cool free and low-cost web-based tools and apps. It’s great to find a tool that automates some little process or provides a new capability you’ve been looking for, and fun to find a tool you didn’t even know you needed. There’s an app for that—or cool web tool. Cool Social Media Tools.

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Comparing 21 social media marketing tools [Chart]


According to the latest research  by TrustRadius, buyers of social media management tools are looking for eight core functionalities: Community management. So most social media managers’ have resorted to using 2-3 social media management tools for full feature set to match their use case. The chart below summarizes functionalities offered by 23 social media management tools.

50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013


To succeed in today’s connected world, you need to build a community around your company, brand, and products. There are countless tools out there, offering many ways to analyze, measure, display, and create reports about your engagement efforts. Determining which tools are right for you requires a clear definition of your objectives. based on your queries.

Timehop Helps You Build Community with Nostalgia

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Timehop Builds Community around Nostalgia. Each day when you get your recap email, you are given options to share the different events from that day throughout the years on your social channels or email—further spreading the nostalgia and building community. One of the most powerful aspects of nostalgic memories is the community built around these shared experiences.

Cool Social Tools: BigMarker


This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. BigMarker gives you all the tools to plan, conduct, record, store, and share your community’s web conferences. Engage everyone in the community for feedback. Cool Social Tools Social Learning Site: Enter, BigMarker. photo credit ).

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Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention


And of course I was excited to get a chance to talk about my favorite subject, online community, with my friend  Josh Paul , in the session we presented yesterday,  Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention. Suppose you’re not obsessed with online communities like I am–you might wonder how online community can help increase member retention.

The Most Important Post-event Engagement Tool

Spin Sucks

Think of the last branded event you created and the engagement tool you used. Regardless of the method, using social media before and during an event is a great engagement tool. Post-event Engagement Tool. Instill a sense of community. Inviting attendees to engage after the event promotes a sense of community around your brand. By  Steve Randazzo.

Introducing Spider: A Super Cool Link Listening Tool

Spin Sucks

The link listening technology of which I speak of is Spider , which is billed as a social listening tool. We don’t need another social listening tool. Sure, you can use hashtags and put in keywords and do all of the same stuff you do with other social media listening tools, but what I like most about Spider is it provides link listening. But the timing was off for me.

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“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# Or whether the two terms are synonymous? know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! Likewise, a lot of job seekers who want to “do&# social media for a company are thinking that they want to go into community management. Are you confused.

2013 State of Community Management Report Stresses Importance of Community Managers


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.

Four Tools to Assess Your Audience’s Online Usage

Spin Sucks

Last week, after we looked at the tools for online listening , I promised I would follow it up with tools to use in assessing the conversation. There are four tools you can use to begin to understand your audience’s online preferences. Fliptop is a tool that will let you upload email contacts from your computer, an email marketing platform, social media, or Salesforce.

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20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools


pamorama marketing, life, social media Home About Bookshelf Links Contact 20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools by Pam Dyer on April 26, 2010 Share Image via Wikipedia Social media is much more than a way to stay connected and to have fun: it’s a way to market yourself, your business, and your products and services. weekendfamilybreaks Great list of tools. Wide reach.

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 , but it’s a really excellent online community software platform. measurepr.