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. lively community has developed and grown on Facebook and Twitter. The 22 PR Tools From the #PRstack Community.
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. Google Review Count: 70,400. Pricing: $47 per year.
[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015
DECEMBER 18, 2014
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!
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.
5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
But, like the early days of anything on social, it’s difficult, messy, and imprecise. 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. Easy Tools for Social Selling Success. With these five tools in place, you’ll have all your bases covered. Guest post by Austin Duck.
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.
Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools
AUGUST 29, 2011
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. Paper.li is free and I often recommend it for businesses looking to add value to their community and to support their community. Enter: Twitter curation. Paper.li
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. ————-.
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.
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.
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.
The 11 Best Free Email Marketing Tools
MAY 25, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. So I paused. Your advice is great.
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.
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. By Stephanie Vermillion.
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.
The Secret Sauce of Online Community Building
AUGUST 24, 2011
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 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). The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning. Stay positive.
11 Content Marketing Tools To Promote Your Blog
MAY 6, 2014
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!
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. 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.
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.
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”.
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. Five awesome tools to create infographics. Happy Monday! Right?
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.
Comparing 21 social media marketing tools [Chart]
FEBRUARY 5, 2015
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.
“Community Manager” Confusion
JUNE 3, 2011
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.
Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention
MARCH 24, 2014
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.
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. It truly maximizes our content. In all, rasa.io
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.
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.
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.
10 Outreach Tools Every Marketer Needs
MAY 31, 2016
These are the tools that any versatile marketer’s arsenal should contain. One of the best tools for finding contacts and shaping reputation is BuzzSumo. So, get the buzz started and utilize this tool as an indispensable part of your social media toolbox. By exploring a truckload of filters, you can customize the feed and ensure that the tool serves your specific needs.
Building Community with MarketMeSuite
OCTOBER 19, 2011
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.
The Most Important Post-event Engagement Tool
JUNE 24, 2015
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.
Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community
JUNE 29, 2011
All for one and one for all. 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. Yes, there are various tools you can use to cross-post your updates, for example, or to automate your updates. Tools like these, when used properly and in moderation, can help.
20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools
APRIL 26, 2010
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.
20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity
APRIL 10, 2013
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post on the five productivity tools I found myself using frequently. Without further ado, here are 20 tools to help you grow your business, by keeping you efficient, productive, and in the know. Email, contacts and calendar/scheduling tools. 1. 20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.
Cool Social Tools: BigMarker
JUNE 24, 2014
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: Bigmarker.com. Enter, BigMarker. photo credit ).
6 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools: With Tips from Experts
JUNE 3, 2015
But to do so effectively you need to know what tools to use and how to use them and especially for smaller companies you may want to test out some free tools before investing in a more complete social media monitoring tool. Note: Most of the tools in the list also have a paid version). The real power of such a tool is when you look for people other than yourself.
Timehop Helps You Build Community with Nostalgia
DECEMBER 18, 2014
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.