Ottawa’s Twitter top 20 for 2012

Sherrilynne Starkie

All the profiles included are actually real people, not brands or companies. Ottawa's top tweeters for 2012. Featured Ottawa Social Media Twitter Facebook Lists Online Communities Social networkSherrilynne’s Ottawa Twitter top 20 lists used to feature on this blog monthly. But they were very time consumer to compile and the grading tools used kept changing algorithms and or other aspects of their service making the lists difficult to standardize.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year.

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Create Brand Value Through Local Community Management

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. For international brands and companies, it can be a challenge to control and maintain product perception worldwide.

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. With eight franchises in two states and many people working at the company, I am not sure if they asked their employees, friends and family of employees to “like” the page.

24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Lisa Peyton highlights three examples of successful Google+ brand pages such as the NASA page , where “The active space and science community on Google+ may support speculation that platform users are mostly tech-savvy early adopters.

The State of Social Media Marketing 2012 [DATA]

SocialFish

———– Social marketing software company Awareness has just released the second part of its bi-annual State of Social Media Marketing report for 2012, and it makes for some pretty interesting reading.

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Important Findings about Social Media around the World in 2012

Mindjumpers

InSitesConsulting recently released a report of the status of social media in 2012 with more than 2.000 facts & figures about social media in 19 countries. See the full SlideShare report here: Social Media around the World 2012 by InSites Consulting.

Trust in 2012: 4 Implications for Social Media

Dave Fleet

Edelman recently released the results of its 2012 Trust Barometer survey. Results of the 2012 Canadian Trust Barometer. Today we announced the Canadian results of the 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer at an event in Toronto. 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer Canada and Global Results.

2012 in Recap: The Year of Visual Social Media

Mindjumpers

But 2012 was also characterised by being the year when visual content came into focus, as Sara predicted. Take for instance LEGO’s Timeline , which goes back to when the company was founded. What do think are the highlights of the visual web 2012?

The Value of Matching Your Brand with a Local Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Network is a global platform of local country Community Managers, enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community

SocialFish

She is a seasoned business coach, strategist, advisor and speaker who helps business owners set their companies apart from the pack. ———————— I know you may be thinking “Why do I need to read about the case for building a community?

Revisiting My 3 Words for 2012

Justin Levy

We are now 50% of the way through putting 2012 in the history books. For the past few weeks my team has been busy putting together our plans for the 2nd half of 2012 and sharing them with various teams. Welcome to July.

Community Management Continues to Mature [REPORT]

SocialFish

The Community Roundtable’s essential 2012 State of Community Management Report is out. these three kinds of community structures often coexist around a single organization or company. - community managers must be explorers, builders, and translators.

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Setting Facebook Community Expectations

Firebelly

Setting expectations is the corner stone of any successful Facebook community. It’s interesting that so few companies aren’t taking the time or don’t even know that expectations would not only protect the brand, but maximize the fan’s overall experience.

How to Influence People in Online Communities

SocialFish

I 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?

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

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. The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning.

Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership

SocialFish

The community was shaped to her needs and facilitated the kind of interactions, learning and development paths she needed to practice successfully. Its value was not a list of “benefits” but the community itself: a facilitated joint journey of continuous discovery.

Revisiting My 3 Words for 2012

Justin Levy

We are now 50% of the way through putting 2012 in the history books. For the past few weeks my team has been busy putting together our plans for the 2nd half of 2012 and sharing them with various teams. Welcome to July.

Skittles: Having the Blues Can Cause Huge Facebook Fan Involvement

Mindjumpers

The company decided to produce and launch the new colour and with the help of Facebook as the main campaign hub to create attention and buzz around it. Tweet The Cannes Lions festival is at its highest these days with the last award winners being announced tomorrow, Saturday, June 23 rd.

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace.

Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

I recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide.

Study: The Global Social Media Check-Up 2012

Mindjumpers

Tweet Burson-Marsteller has conducted a survey examining the social media activity of the world’s 100 biggest companies – the Fortune Global 100 companies. As of 2012, 87% of the companies are using at least one of the major social platforms to engage with online stakeholders.

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Is Jeremy Epstein The Yoda Of Community Marketing?

Firebelly

What Henry Ford, Espresso, And Community Have In Common. I love his approach – he thinks aloud and collaborates in the open with the members of his community, shares best practices, and relentless connects people.

Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight into Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

I recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide.

PERTH: Social Media Training Course April 2012

Laurel Papworth

I’ll be teaching a couple of 1/2 day step by step social media course in Perth on 27th April, 2012 while I’m there for the #Media140 conference. Date: 27th April, • Venue: DigitalMe – Northbridge Piazza, Community room.

The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities

Convince & Convert

What are the defining characteristics of a community? To get to this point, it becomes necessary to define what a community is. According to dictionary.com, a community is. As community managers, it’s our job to manage a brand’s online (and offline) presence.

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). Companies Struggle To Manage Social Media by MediaPost.

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Social Media Training for February March 2012

Laurel Papworth

And more interestingly, Google Plus is set to reach 400 million members during 2012. Sydney 6 March 2012 More Information Here. Sydney 6 March 2012 More Information Here.

23 (More) of the Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resources of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

How can you make sure your company’s social media policy doesn’t run afoul of employment law? Find the answers to those questions and many more here in almost two dozen of the best social media guides, tips, tools, insights and rants of 2012.

Activation, Comfort, and Other Secrets of Online Community Management

Convince & Convert

It is Jay Baer joined today by a very special guest, my friend who is the Director of Community and all things fabulous at BlogWorld and also the author of Online Community Management For Dummies , Ms. They weren’t sure people would want to buy a book about community management.

Use Instagram to Create Visual Engagement

Mindjumpers

The Facebook-owned mobile photo editing and sharing network Instagram has been around since October 2010 and by April 2012, the platform had 30 million users worldwide. How Threadless Engages its Community on Instagram. Similar Posts: 2012 Is The Year of Visual Communication.

The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. While this seems like a no-brainer, you’d be surprised by how often companies who want to utilize social media choose someone to head the effort who never uses social media, or who use it rarely. .

How Tampon Company Kotex is Real Online

Ari Herzog

Periods may not be awesome but Kotex — the feminine care company that manufactures tampons, pads, and pantiliners — is doing awesome stuff online. Over on Twitter, the company is known as @Kotex and their page is ripe with similar questions as Facebook.

Facebook Updates: Target Your Content to Interests and Demographics!

Mindjumpers

Tweet For less than a month ago, we wrote a blog post summing up all of the major changes made by Facebook during 2012. Today, we will give you yet another update on the explosive Facebook developments relevant to Page Admins controlling brand communities on Facebook.

Facebook’s little secret…

Sherrilynne Starkie

It’s based on how I helped one company start its journey into social media by creating a Facebook secret group. The idea was to restrict this skittish company’s FB presence to the secret group as proof of concept so the management team could get used to the idea of social media.

Six important shifts for social media in 2012

Dave Fleet

So, as usual, I got to thinking about the shifts I think companies need to make in their social media activities in the next year. Here are six shifts I hope to see in social media use by business in 2012. My hope is that this will continue in 2012.

Social Media Needs Local Activation!

Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers Network is a global network of local country community managers enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

How Will Timeline Work on Facebook Pages?

Mindjumpers

Facebook brand page Community Management company page Design changes timelineTweet As Facebook Timeline has been rolled out for individual profiles, there has been much talk about whether Timeline will also be a reality for brand Pages and when this will happen.

New Structure of Global Facebook Pages: Focus on Local Activation

Mindjumpers

Facebook users will be directed to the best version of a page based on the country those users in which they are situated, creating a better localized experience for your customers while remaining a part of the global brand community.

Google+ Communities Yay or Wait and See?

Janet Fouts

I don’t know about you but I’ve gotten more than a dozen invitations to Google+ communities in the last couple of days. In case you’re not aware of what that means, Google+ launched a new feature, Google+ Communities on Dec 6. The future of Google+ Communities.

12 Random Acts of Social Media Kindness Campaigns: World Kindness Week 2012 RAK

Laurel Papworth

The best social media campaigns in communities and social networks often arise out of Rituals (Christmas, Football Grand Finals) or Rites of Passage (Weddings, Births). Public(s) relations today means managing relationships with the public who are now media companies themselves.

Start Your Community With Role Models, Not Influencers

Social Media Strategery

I just finished reading this article in last month's Fast Company where the CEO of Pinterest , Ben Silbermann, discusses how Pinterest got started, where it's at today, and what its future may hold. They were role models who would care for the community as if it were their own. "In Until recently, Pinterest’s welcome email advised users to "pin carefully" because "your pins set the tone for the community."

How to Fight For More Social Media Resources In Your Company

Convince & Convert

Even adorned with the latest and greatest social media management software and automation and workflow and APIs and the entire chorus line of digital marketing shiny objects, actual human beings in your company need to be at those controls. Social media management software companies, et al.