22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community
DECEMBER 14, 2015
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. A lively community has developed and grown on Facebook and Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.
STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities
MARCH 6, 2017
How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. Invest more in analytical tools. Increase staffing.
The 21 Best Content Curation Tools
FEBRUARY 21, 2017
The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources. Sample review: “One of the most important tools in a marketer’s tool belt is knowledge. A social network / curation tool for images. 1: Best Online Business Tools Series Kicks Off Today. #2:
The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. The analytics tools built into social networks provide a bit more detail, though only within their own platforms. These tools can help you find out. Sample review: “Netvibes is a tool that even the biggest automation skeptics can get behind.
Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
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.
The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools
JUNE 21, 2016
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. 3: The Nine Best Facebook Marketing Tools. #4:
Cool Social Tools: PwrdBy
JUNE 5, 2014
This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. PwrdBy has developed a mobile application platform built specifically for the nonprofit community. Cool Social Tools Mobile Nimble Nonprofit Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. ————-.
Three Productivity Tools that Will Change Your Life in 2017
DECEMBER 7, 2016
On the third day of Christmas, Spin Sucks gave to you, three productivity tools that will change your life in 2017. The post Three Productivity Tools that Will Change Your Life in 2017 appeared first on Spin Sucks. 12 Days of Christmas Communication aol instant messaging dawn buford lastpass pete salmon slack slack community spin sucks slack community Trello wunderlist
5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
A big reason for this is a lack of organizational tools. And then, one day, a host of tools were released that made it SO MUCH EASIER. But several incredibly useful tools have popped up that work to focus your efforts, making it easier to identify, engage, and ultimately convert your social prospects. 5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success. Guest post by Austin Duck.
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more. No one has time to put every one of those tools through its paces.
How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities
MAY 25, 2016
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.
What do you think about your community platform?
FEBRUARY 13, 2017
But where do community managers go when they’re getting ready to spend $10,000 or more per year for on-domain community software? Why isn’t there a Yelp specifically for community software? Let’s flex our community manager muscles to solve this problem. ReviewMyCommunity.net is a brand-new website that aims to become the Yelp of on-domain community software.
Four Content Discovery Tools to Engage
MARCH 9, 2015
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.
45 Marketing Tools to Consider for 2017
DECEMBER 21, 2016
What are the hottest marketing tools you should be using in 2017? As we test out a lot of tools, we are going to share the tools we use on a regular basis. This may not be the definitive list of all the best marketing tools out there, but it is the contents of our well-equipped toolbox, and it’s definitely worth your consideration. Landing page tools. billion one.
The Secret Sauce of Online Community Building
AUGUST 24, 2011
Everyone always wants to know what is the secret sauce to building a community. I built a community. Building Community. I 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.
Monitor Your Brand’s Instagram Activity with New Reporting Tool
AUGUST 27, 2012
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.
Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun
APRIL 8, 2015
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. I’d love to be able to use this for brand ambassador groups, or certain select communities (hey Facebook, can you make that happen for me?). I like Riff app because it seems like a fun tool.
Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation
APRIL 17, 2015
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.
How Instagram Makes Communities Better
JULY 3, 2012
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.
[Cool Social Tools] The Power of Breezio
JULY 11, 2016
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.
How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
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.
6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”
JUNE 15, 2015
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.
Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management
JANUARY 6, 2015
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.
“Community Manager” Confusion
JUNE 3, 2011
about what the difference is between “community manager and “social media manager? I 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. The whole concept of online community is evolving.
Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning
MAY 30, 2016
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.
Simplify Media Relations Planning with This Free Tool
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
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. But where do we start ?,” So I paused.
Repurpose Content with These Six Tools
APRIL 16, 2015
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. Say what? Excellent!
10 Twitter Tools You’ll Actually Use
MARCH 7, 2017
But luckily there are tools you can use to make life a little easier. There are hundreds of Twitter tools out there you could try, but that doesn’t mean your business needs them. What tends to happen is you read a list of 200 must-try Twitter tools, then rush to sign up for all of them. But in most cases, you’ll use a tool once and never again. T.U.N.S.
11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog
MAY 6, 2014
You know how I love posts about content curation tools. It reads like an online magazine and is updated by community members constantly. is a great idea and if you connect your current social media accounts, you can automatically start seeing the scoops of your friends while building a bigger community. Content Strategy Cool Social Tools Implementation Examiner. Sulia.
Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool
AUGUST 25, 2014
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”.
The Characteristics of A Community Manager
NOVEMBER 22, 2012
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). I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager.
Monday Roundup: The Right Business Tools
MAY 20, 2013
On to this week’s roundup; and this week, we’re focusing on business tools. As we all know, the right business tools can save us time, money, and increase efficiency. So below are five posts that include helpful tools from around the web. Curation tools to help you cope with info-overload. 20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity.
Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community
JUNE 29, 2011
I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. And not just participate as in talk a lot, but share interesting pieces of information, so that your community knows you’re not just in this for you; you’re in this for them as well. Yes and no. Triberr.
Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform
DECEMBER 7, 2015
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. Individually, rasa.io rasa.io rasa.io’s
Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]
APRIL 24, 2015
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. measurepr.
The Five Best Pinterest and Instagram Marketing Tools
AUGUST 23, 2016
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. Sample review: “My go-to tool for content scheduling and detailed Pinterest data is Tailwind. This is the tool for you!”
Building Community with MarketMeSuite
OCTOBER 19, 2011
I 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.
38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews
APRIL 9, 2012
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.
50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013
MAY 12, 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.
YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD
JANUARY 21, 2015
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.