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How to Build a Community that Thrives

Spin Sucks

couple of weeks ago, I participated in the Content Marketing World Twitter chat. 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?

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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Building A Real Twitter Community At #SXSW with Nestivity

Unspoken

We’ve heard it time and time again: Twitter is a great community-building tool. And I agree, in part – there is the potential for Twitter to be a fantastic place for deep, meaningful connections and powerful communities. The Acquity Group studied the behavior of Interbrand’s 2012 Best Retail Brands and found them lacking on Twitter.

Twitter Best Practices For 2016

Firebelly

Brands ask their customers for a lot on Twitter—follows, likes, retweets—all the time, but they’re awful about returning the love. Check out my three Twitter best practices for 2016 and beyond! Twitter Best Practices For 2016. 1. Run a Twitter contest or sweepstakes that excites your followers. Stuck in a relationship rut with your Twitter followers? Reward.

Do’s and Don’ts for Community Management [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet It is always important to draw up guidelines for how to manage your social media channels – both for the everyday community management and if your brand changes community manager. An example could be guidelines for editorial planning to strengthen the identity of your community, to create and plan content and to monitor feedback.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). Join us for an 8-week online certificate program , providing 15 hours of CAE credit , where you will: learn from experienced community managers about the fundamentals of community management strategy. WEEK 2: Launching your new community

Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun

Spin Sucks

In fact, my mom will never let me live down the fact she is the one who first told me about Twitter and I brushed her off condescendingly, “Oh silly mother, that’s stupid. No one will use that Twitter thing.” Digging into your customer stories, employee stories, community stories. The post Riff App: Build Community and Have Fun appeared first on Spin Sucks.

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.

Twitter Chats: A Doorway Between You and Your Community

Spin Sucks

When Gini and Lisa asked me to write about Twitter chats for Spin Sucks (ok, “tweetchats,” if you must, I’m going to stick with the former, I’m old-school, whatevs), I scratched my mane. I’ve written so much about TCs in the past , I was worried about what I could share with you that wouldn’t be same old, same old. Twitter chats have come a long way since Sarah Evans dreamed up #journchat.

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

Waxing UnLyrical

In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Now, definitions aside, I think community building (and, therefore, the management thereof) is one of the biggest differences between “old” and “new” PR. That’s ok.

Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple

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. ———— Here’s an online community that is simple and elegant and works really well. Let’s look at a few key parts of the community. 1. YES, SERIOUSLY!

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

SocialFish

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.

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails. Community Consultation – Offline & Online.

10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Twitter is one of my favorite networks to engage upon, primarily because you don’t have to wait until someone follows you to communicate with them and updates are fast to read as well as send at only 140 characters long. Plus, there are a ton of great tools for Twitter. Who Needs a Twitter CRM Tool. Do you want to get more out of Twitter? Why I Use Commun.it.

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. Twitter chats). Content Marketing: a scenario. So you put it together. What gives?

Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

I was part of a discussion on Twitter this morning around this post of George Snell’s.” ” Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go read it now and come back). Now,  I don’t 100% disagree with him that not all community managers are suited to create content. That just shows how little respect they have for the community. Really??

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.

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. think it is genius. G: Where is the best place to build the community?

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. Default sharing includes: Twitter. Community. WWGD, Pg. Email.

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community.  I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount. Contact me for details!

Are you strangling your community?

SocialFish

Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts. BUY THE BOOK – FIERCE LOYALTY: UNLOCKING THE  DNA OF WILDLY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES. —————-. I was in a new client meeting not too long ago, discussing the strategy around building Fierce Loyalty into a failing community.

Timehop Helps You Build Community with Nostalgia

Spin Sucks

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Timehop is an app that sends you a daily recap of what you posted on all of your connected social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, and now Pinterest and Flickr) on that same day during the past several years. Timehop Builds Community around Nostalgia. Why do these memories mean so much to us? The Science of Nostalgia.

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. Companies of every stripe were able to inexpensively build audiences using Facebook, Twitter and beyond.

How Much Do You Know About Your Consumers’ Cultural Communities?

Convince & Convert

Social media engagement and community building is such an important piece of growing consumer advocacy. Starting on Twitter, hashtags have been used since 2007 to make conversations about similar topics or events easy to find and participate in. There are many different cultural communities who use Periscope’s live streaming service. Image via Unsplash. Keep ‘em short!

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.

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

SocialFish

————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. Twitter can be used to distribute news about your organization and your stories. But what is the best way to use Twitter, without wasting valuable time? I Twitter is like looking out the window of a fast moving train.

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.

Infographic: Twitter facts

Sherrilynne Starkie

Twitter is now truely mainstream; it’s not just for the cool kids anymore.  Featured Headline Social Media Twitter infographic Information graphics Online Communities Social networkHere’s a round up of some recent facts and figures about one of the world’s most popular social networks from the folks at Infographics Archive. Content marketing is king.

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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“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.

Meet Joseph Mwakima, the Ultimate Community Manager

Geoff Livingston

In online circles we believe a community manager is someone who cultivates and activates a group or a brand following on a social network. But unlike his American counterparts, Joseph doesn’t use a Facebook Group, Instagram or Twitter as primary tools of his job (though he is on those networks ). His community needs him, as does the overall Wildlife Works effort. Rangers.

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. Like Hootsuite and Tweetdeck , it allows you to manage all of your social media accounts from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. If we break it down in terms of building community, it would look something like this: Listen. That’s right!

How to Influence People in Online Communities

SocialFish

would argue, and many others have too, that Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a great primer for social communities and, more importantly, for defining your Code of Conduct. Have you developed and adopted a code of conduct statement for your community? code of conduct gives your community a direction and helps define its identity. Why “How to…”?

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. While our roundup today isn’t (all) about SPD, it is about celebrating your community… which is one of the gifts of an event like SPD – that, even if just for a day, you feel part of a community.

From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar  series, this time on the topic of From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection. You can also scan the highlights of this webinar on Twitter by reading the Storify below. We discussed a ton of ideas on how to capture ROI in social media!

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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). live) Webinars or Webcasts.

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.