20 Social Media Trends for Business in 2011

Dave Fleet

Tweet 20 Social Media Business Trends in 2011. Trend #12: Community management. View more presentations from Dave Fleet. One of the great things about working in the digital space right now is observing the many changes constantly occurring.

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The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

Today, Tom Pick ( @TomPick ), Online Marketing Executive at KC Associates , who blogs at his award winning B2B Webbiquity , and I ( @ckburgess – Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus360 ) present 50 remarkable men on our 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men list.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

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! My title is “online community & social media manager.&# Guest post by Maggie McGary.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform.

How To Promote Your Business In 2011 | Small Business Mavericks

Small Business Mavericks

3 Ways A Blog Helps You SEO-Wise » How To Promote Your Business In 2011 When it comes to promoting a small business, you have to prepare for changes. Here are some of the most effective strategies for promoting a business in 2011. About Us What’s a Maverick?

What community means to me: 17 teenage perspectives

Firebelly

Community makes your who you are image credit duncan alney (c) 2011. Part 1 of 2: teenage perspectives on community and trust. While community can be experienced in countless ways, the meaning of community might be pretty universal. Community.

#measurePR: Learning From the Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week, Spin Sucks ran a guest post I authored on how Twitter chats can be a doorway to your community. With no agenda and no guest, we ended up having what I called a “fireside” or community chat. How do you learn from your community?

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager.

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

Get the details behind these stats and many, many more here in more than 40 of the best articles and blog posts about social media, search, budgeting and digital marketing research, facts and statistics of 2011 so far. Is a Blog Still Important in 2011?

Can Facebook Communities Replace Company Websites?

Firebelly

Many brands now opt to put “Find us on Facebook” next to or even in place of their own web address as they hope to build a community around their brand. For one, effort should be taken to make the Facebook page effective as a community tool. Probably.

Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. There are several community building tools for blog promotion. You can add a forum area to your blog community to know your readers mind.

The Best in Social Media: Bees Awards Winners 2011

Mindjumpers

The project brought color to Brazil, France, the UK and India by galvanizing local communities to help paint schools, streets, homes and squares over a period of four weeks. Similar Posts: The Nominees for Bees Awards 2011. Tweet.

Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

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. All for one and one for all.

Top Twitter trends for 2011

Sherrilynne Starkie

Featured Social Media Twitter Betty White Facebook Online Communities Social network Viral video YouTubeThis infographic describes the top trends on Twitter last year. It’s a snapshot of popular and youth culture.

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Using Content, Conversation, Value And Trust To Build Community

Firebelly

Without trust there is no “real” community. Community at work… Image Credit: STAN HONDA – AFP/Getty Images . Community is an over-used word these days. Perhaps, it’s more accurate to say that there is a community continuum.

How to Build a Successful Social Media Community (Presentation)

Mindjumpers

Tweet An important part of your social media strategy is to start and manage your community. Community building is an important exercise since this makes your target customers stick to the brand and makes them come back to see the latest happenings on your brand.

More Community Management Resources

SocialFish

Just a quick follow-up to Maggie’s post on Community Management 101. Rachel Happe of the Community Roundtable pointed us to her slide deck on “Community Management Fundamentals&# in the comments; I wanted to make sure everyone sees it.

LOOKK: Community That Connects Designers With Consumers

Mindjumpers

But here is a really cool community called LOOKK that connects young designers with consumers through an open social network. All the community members have the opportunity to give feedback on what they love and directly influence the items that are produced for sale within the LOOKK Webshop.

How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The new layout, rolled out to all Pages on March 10, 2011, gives over a full two-thirds of Page real estate to the Page owner: The Perfect Fan Page Leverages ALL the Available Opportunities. How to Build the Perfect Facebook Fan Page, 2011 Edition is a post written by Tamar Weinberg. ].

Top 10 Public Relations Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

So, here is this year’s list, the top ten public relations blunders of 2011. The Occupy Movement tested city officials nationwide, but none more than Oakland Mayor and former community activist Jean Quan, whose handling of the Occupy Oakland encampment was widely and critically covered.

Tips to Managing Both Your Content and Community

Mindjumpers

Tweet Being a business running an online community as either a blog or a Facebook page, we need to think about two very important things – the content we send out and the community that we’re sending it out to. They go as follows: Care more about community than distribution.

Community: the simplest, concisest, most elegant definition

Firebelly

My friend Hugh Vandivier is a community activist, he’s an advocate of the arts and he’s a culture strategist. In a spontaneous conversation in our local coffee shop, Hubbard & Cravens, he encapsulated what community means to him.

Community Management 101

SocialFish

The association I work for is making the leap many associations have already made: launching a members-only community platform. It’s exciting and something I, as the association’s online community & social media manager, will obviously be intimately involved with.

Online Communities: What Consumers Want, What Brands Don’t Deliver

Firebelly

The fun facts, random questions, and product advertisements all keep the consumers coming back to the brand and builds the community, but if and only if you sprinkle in some of what they actually want. Not every community and following is the same.

HELP NEEDED: community managers for CiviliNation Survey

SocialFish

We’re very interested in the work that they are doing, specifically with regards to developing education and training for community managers in facilitation and mediation , which happen to be two of the new skills we identify in our book Open Community.

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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.

2011 Q2 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work

SocialFish

Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the second quarter of 2011. This quarter, we also submitted a detailed report comparing five different community vendors they might consider working with. Our second quarter of 2011 in a nutshell.

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2011 Q3 Review: SocialFish Clients and Work

SocialFish

Here’s a review of what we’ve been up to in the third quarter of 2011. American Nurses Association –We spent a few hours talking through community management strategies and tactics. Our third quarter of 2011 in a nutshell.

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MeasurePR: The Community Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

On May 24, the #MeasurePR chat was a community chat, discussing the reporting side of measurement—how PRs plan for a tool throwing bad numbers, reporting numbers that contradict, and whether Share of Voice (SOV) is a useful or useless PR metric. Guest post by Jen Zingsheim. [Ed:

DC’s entrepreneurial community

SocialFish

Just one more reason why we love DC

What the #measurePR Community Thinks of 2012

Waxing UnLyrical

The #MeasurePR chat on December 6 was a free-wheeling smorgasbord of terrific measurement topics, from what the community thinks will be hot measurement trends next year to which free tools we love the most. The final #measurePR chat of 2011 will take place on Tuesday, Dec.

Why Private Communities Fail

SocialFish

Socious’ Online Community Blog has a fantastic series listing a whole ton of reasons why private communities fail. My favorite: Private online communities are not about enabling members to connect and friend each other. Private online communities are about providing the content, resources, and discussions to help members or customers become more successful in their jobs and lives. Why Private Social Communities Fail & How to Avoid It? Open Communit

Etsy.com: Online Community Revenue

Laurel Papworth

Etsy is a funky boutique of an online community, an independent online marketplace for handmade products and vintage goods where hand made jewellry, with tailor made skirts and vintage jackets live side by side with chocolates and photography. January 2011: Etsy’s 6.9

Link Love Monthly: Best of February 2011

SocialFish

Creating Community on a Facebook Page (Debra Askanase). unassociated 2011 is open for registration! Here’s a monthly selection of links to some of the most interesting posts that we’ve read and shared over the last 30 days.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. In terms of community metrics, I don’t track that info at this point.

7 Reasons Why The Time Is Right For Online Community

Firebelly

People ask me all the time for my recommendations and thoughts on building online communities – and why this is such a good time to build them. I’ve seen research on organizations with religious affiliations and nebulous community goals – and the attendance is declining.

Link Love Monthly: Best of March 2011

SocialFish

MIT Media Lab Identity, 2011 from readyletsgo on Vimeo. 8 Signs You Have Outgrown Your Online Community Platform (Socious Member Engagement Blog). The Social Website: Integrating Social Media Into Your Website (Community Organizer 2.0).

Velma Hart Talks Open Community

SocialFish

This is the second in a series of interviews we are conducting with CEO’s and senior executives about their take on the concepts in Open Community. We started our conversation with this one question: How do you think the concepts in Open Community will shape associations in the future?

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

SocialFish

Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation.

The difference between an audience and a community in new media

Akamai Marketing

Two of those words are “audience&# and “community.&# The maestro directs, he coaxes, he makes the orchestra the best it can be, that’s what a good community manager’s job as well. Why should you care if you have community vs. audiences?

Top 10 Search Engine Optmization Blunders of 2011

Bill Hartzer

This year, though, I thought that I would come up with a new list, the Top 10 Search Engine Optimization Blunders of 2011. I cannot possibly forget Robert Scoble’s apology to the SEO community as a whole, saying that he was wrong. In January 2011, Search Engine Roundtable.

Inside the mind of a community manager

SocialFish

Do you have a community manager at your association? community managers ftw! From the Trenches community managersAwesome infographic from the GetSatisfaction blog. They might need some words of appreciation.

8 Questions to Ask After Facebook Community Growth

Firebelly

Your community has grown significantly. Your last contest brought hundreds of new members to your Facebook community. Will you be able to convert business out of this community? Community, if done correctly, represents the grail of marketing.