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The Moments That Made Social Slam 2013 Momentous

Waxing UnLyrical

Social Slam 2013. Social Slam 2013. Blog posts previewing or reviewing Social Slam 2013. Social Slam 2013 Recap: From the Eyes of an Organizer. Jonathan Barrick) Social Slam 2013 has concluded, and that makes me sad. However, Social Slam 2013 was awesome, and that makes me happy. A tribute to the "engine" behind Social Slam - Social Slam - April 5, 2013. The Most Important Thing that I Didn''t Hear at Social Slam 2013.

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Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

And this is what I’m pretty sure I will get at SMC Knoxville’s Social Slam 2013 , which will kick off in exactly three weeks and three days from today (April 5). I’m excited to be gearing up for Social Slam 2013. Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™.

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Three Words for 2013

Justin Levy

Welcome to 2013 and Happy New Year! My three words for 2013 are: Learn, Create & Attack. I have always received positive feedback from close friends and my community when I publish new content and I enjoy the process. I’m proud of what was accomplished in 2012 but I want to make 2013 beg for mercy. So there you have, my three words for 2013. What are YOUR three words for 2013? Happy 2013 to everyone!

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Successful Libya Build 2013 Highlights Potential For a Bright Future

Waxing UnLyrical

The actions of individuals, in their communities, control how their neighborhood evolves. The recent Libya Build 2013 saw hundreds of foreign companies participating. So with Libya Build 2013 wrapped up, I decided to head off on a little desert safari. Successful Libya Build 2013 Highlights Potential For a Bright Future is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Successful Libya Build 2013 Highlights Potential For a Bright Future.

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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). Marketwire and TheCommunityManager.com asked community managers about what they do, how they do it, and where they see the future of community management going… and then put all the answers together in an eBook.

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Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

Boston_Police) April 20, 2013. In less than a decade, we have gone squarely from having to depend on “the media,” to becoming “the media” ourselves, when we use the communication platforms and tools at our disposal wisely, and have built up enough of an audience and, ideally, community, to help us get the word out. Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Friday, April 19, was an interesting day.

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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. So You Think You Want to be a Community Manager? Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails. Community Consultation – Offline & Online. Happy Monday!

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Three Words for 2013

Justin Levy

Welcome to 2013 and Happy New Year! My three words for 2013 are: Learn, Create & Attack. I have always received positive feedback from close friends and my community when I publish new content and I enjoy the process. I’m proud of what was accomplished in 2012 but I want to make 2013 beg for mercy. So there you have, my three words for 2013. What are YOUR three words for 2013? Happy 2013 to everyone!

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5 PR Tips From 2013?s 17 Year Cicadas

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you looking forward to the 2013 visitation? 5 PR Tips From 2013′s 17 Year Cicadas is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 5 PR Tips From 2013′s 17 Year Cicadas. The first time I experienced “cicada mania” was in 2004.

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Firebelly Is A 2013 TechPoint Mira Awards Finalist

Firebelly

We’re usually editorial in our blog, but good times call for celebration – and that includes you – our community. Hard work does pay off because Firebelly has been nominated and selected as a Mira Awards finalist for Marketing Technology Excellence and Innovation. I’m thrilled! I don’t typically use exclamations in blog posts. I’ve included a video message for those of you who’d rather watch than read: [Video URL: [link] ].

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Community Managers Need To Be Community Focused

Firebelly

As a community manager you have to think about how you can support them, find the answers they are looking for, and add value for the brand you represent. Personally my belief is community managers should focus on interactions and not the number of fans. Blog brands community Social Media Social media is so much more than how many fans or followers you have. It’s about connecting with people, establishing relationships, and adding value to those relationships.

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How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool

Waxing UnLyrical

Another great resource or ally can come from working with a trusted research firm that can help you “uncover the hidden patterns of understanding that undermine citizen action,” as the Topos Partnership has done for a variety of communities in at least seven different sectors. Their new face now portrays a friendly, vibrant, community-focused advocate for the common good. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool.

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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. Below I’ll highlight a couple of simple and effective methods that’ll help grow a B2B Facebook community through engaging content curation. These should be “thought leaders” or other people with large Facebook communities that appeal to your company personality and image.

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Behind the Brands: Oxfam Holds Big F&B Accountable

Waxing UnLyrical

area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Marketing Philanthropy Public Relations Shonali Burke accountability in business behind the brands international women's day 2013 IWD 2013 oxfam americaDo you know how your favorite brands measure up on the issues that matter to you?

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The Top #Nifty50 Men Writers on Twitter for 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Now that Tom and I have compiled our lists, the word that keeps popping into my head is “community.” These thought leaders understand that the greatest product of a good idea is more good ideas, and it’s great to see that their generosity and thought leadership in online communities is being recognized. So without further ado, here are the 2013 #Nifty50 Men! Active Member of the Wharton Advertising 2020 Contributor Community.

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2013 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Internet Marketers

Kikolani

As with all Chris Brogan’s courses, you get access to a private community with hundreds of very helpful people who have taken the course and who now interact as a kind of peer group of mentors. You''re reading 2013 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for Internet Marketers , originally posted on Kikolani and copyrighted by Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger. Black Friday has arrived!

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2013: The Rise of Customer Service Marketing (and Techipedia’s New Direction)

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

My book, The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web , which was published by top tech publisher O’Reilly in 2009, was one of the first books about social media and was translated to German, Italian, Chinese, and Portuguese, becoming a best seller on digital marketing in a number of countries. 2013: The Rise of Customer Service Marketing (and Techipedia’s New Direction) is a post from: Techipedia | Tamar Weinberg.

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Community, Lady Gaga & Bourbon: The David Spinks Interview

Firebelly

David Spinks – Community Man. To say that David Spinks loves community is an understatement. He’s all about community – and he’s got a track record that proves it. His other enterprises include BlogDash and The Community Manager where he still actively writes. In this day of the word “community” being over used, what does community mean to David Spinks? Can every company grow and maintain community?

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Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go Now, I don’t 100% disagree with him that not all community managers are suited to create content. To tell great stories you have to stop having your community managers produce your content. How does that relate to community managers and whether or not they should be creating content? I work with a talented team of community managers and I know many more through speaking, conferences and social media.

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Social Media courses – Facebook Twitter – 2013 Sydney Australia

Laurel Papworth

Here are a list of our courses and workshops in Sydney in 2013. . Three Day Intensive Social Media Course on 11th Feb to 13th Feb 2013 Hands on computer based Facebook, Twitter, social media dashboards, 9 steps of a social media strategy, 5 steps of a campaign, dealing with negative criticism etc. Social Media Campaign Course on 22nd March 2013 5 Steps of a social media campaign using Twitter and Facebook, dashboards and social media websites/campaign sites.

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To, For, and Of Women on International Women’s Day

Waxing UnLyrical

Photo © European Union 2013 – European Parliament, via Flickr (CC ). Last month, Web.com and NAWBO released the findings of an interesting survey that looked at what matters to women business owners in 2013. As a marketer, I found this information on where they want to focus their marketing for 2013 interesting: What does this mean for people like me (and, perhaps you)? Happy International Women’s Day!

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From One to a Million: Managing Social Media at Scale

Dave Fleet

Community Management: How do you go from 1:1 to 1:1,000,000? Community management at scale requires brands to reassess the norms they hear espoused daily. I offered seven pointers for scaling community management practices: Moderate to deal with trolls (with an affectionate prod in the slide at Scott Stratten ) – if you operate a social media program at scale without moderation, you’ll spend your life dealing with trolls and spammers. Tweet.

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My Last Blog Post of 2013

Bill Hartzer

Well, here it is, December 31st, 2013, the evening is drawing to a close. Not that 2013 was a bad year, or that it was actually an odd (unlucky 13) year. And boy did I deal with it: My most memorable (at least for me) blog post of 2013 was one of those. So in 2013, I saw a big change. So, looking back at 2013, it was the year that the SEO community, as well as quite a lot of others, finally fully showed that they embrace Facebook as a means of communication.

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Context and Community: the 2 Cs That Can Make Social Scoring Work

Waxing UnLyrical

While it’s technically not my first speaking engagement for 2013 (though it is the first public one), I am anticipating xPotomac (Feb. If you’ve created neat Listly lists the WUL community and I should know about, please leave the URL(s) in your comment below! Adding context and community. Context and Community: the 2 Cs That Can Make Social Scoring Work is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

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Nike Celebrates Instagram Milestones by Thanking Its Community

Convince & Convert

To commemorate both milestones, the company hosted a 24-hour long community celebration on its @Nike account. So, what can companies looking to celebrate their community on Instagram learn from Nike’s approach? Milestone’s aren’t about you – they’re about your community. In lieu of crowdsourcing images, an effective way to validate your community is to produce content and hashtags aligned with how your company or brand plays a role in their lives.

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Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Brands are flocking to Facebook but are overlooking the significant opportunities and value that bloggers bring to digital marketing initiatives, according to the T echnorati 2013 Digital Influence Report. Formerly known as The State of the Blogosphere the report has been renamed the 2013 Digital Influence Report because it takes a look at the broader social Internet as well as blogs and bloggers. Let 2013 be the year that brands finally get it.

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Happy #CMAD – 10 Articles You Should Read

Mindjumpers

So, today is the day when Community Managers all over the world should feel a bit more appreciated. CMAD – Community Manager Appreciation Day – is an international event held every 4th Monday of January and which was first initiated in 2010 by Jeremiah Owyang, Industry Analyst on Customer Strategy and author of the blog Web Strategy. In this post, I’ll list some great articles on the topic and point out a trend that you as a Community Manager can’t overlook.

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10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Kikolani

Today, I’m going to look at one that can help you find new people to connect with, identify the most valuable people in your community, cut through the noise, and strengthen relationships with those who are most important to your business or blog. helped me quickly identify the valuable people in my Twitter community that I was neglecting to engage with because of the noise in my Twitter stream. to make Twitter a more beneficial place for both you and your community.

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Facebook LinkedIn Twitter in 2013

Ari Herzog

That is the order of my priorities in 2013. Facebook in 2013. LinkedIn in 2013. As I seek out more teaching , community management, and consulting opportunities, LinkedIn is where I will share my thought leadership and build relationships with colleagues and peers. Twitter in 2013. Related, I intend to publish an e-book on my Twitter evolution in the coming months… Other Applications in 2013. Comments All the best for 2013, Ari.

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Turn Your Facebook Page Into A Community

Small Business Mavericks

With just a little bit of effort, you can turn your Facebook page into a thriving social media community. Small Business Internet Marketing community facebook Facebook pages Social Media When it comes to marketing through Facebook, businesses have the ability to set up a brand page and use it as an outpost to draw attention to their brands. But if all of your posts are self-promotional hype, you will eventually turn your fans off and they will turn you off.

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Getting behind United Way Ottawa

Sherrilynne Starkie

I figure it’s the very least I can do because I learned a long time ago, the hard way, how having the support of your community can help you change your life. It was tough, but with the support of family, friends and my community I was able to go to college, earn a PR diploma and move on to have a rewarding career and a great life. Community support can change lives. This sum is needed to change the lives of more than 76,000 people in our community.

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Analytics: what are you really learning?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Our analysis showed that although the follower numbers kept growing, this client was failing to reach the real key influencers of its community. 50 Top Tools for Social Media Monitoring, Analytics, and Management 2013. Last week at Social Capital Ottawa I moderated rountable discussions on analytics and digging deep to gain real insight.

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Content Calendars Aren’t Evil – They’re Just Abused

Dave Fleet

Not that companies should ignore the differences between audiences on their different social channels (you’ve done that research on your communities, right?), Tweet. My friend Jeremy thinks content calendars are evil. I disagree: I think content calendars are useful tools, but they’re consistently and brutally abused to the point where they can seem evil. Content calendars are here to stay.

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General Mills Embraces Collaborative Storytelling with “Hello, Cereal Lovers” Social Media Community

Convince & Convert

Inspired by the passion and enthusiasm people have for cereal, there’s a new, “Hello Cereal Lovers” co-branded social media community from General Mills that is generating buzz for its creative and collaborative visual storytelling approach. Spanning Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, the “Hello, Cereal Lovers” communities focus on General Mills’ cereal varieties, but aren’t opposed to (gasp) occasionally mix in a competitor for the sake of a sweet recipe. Love cereal?

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Burger King Twitter Hacking: Take A Chill Pill

Dave Fleet

Whether their community manager was anywhere near a computer when this happened - who knows if their community manager was out for a hike when this happened? Tweet. Burger King’s Twitter account was hacked today, with the hacker turning the company’s Twitter page into an offensive mock-up of a McDonalds Twitter channel. An hour and fifteen minutes later , the account was suspended, but not before the news spread across the social media fishbowl at lightning speed.

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Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities

Akamai Marketing

We've Moved! Please Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Blogging Opinion social media #Blog4BizHi automation blog Fun with Social Media policy

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While I Was Out: Reflections On a Social Media Hiatus

Waxing UnLyrical

As a business, you should concentrate on building an engaged community, not necessarily a huge one. If you have a strong community , they will be there when you come back. ” If you haven’t been able to build a strong community, then falling off social is pretty much suicide… assuming social is a critical driver for your business (see #2 above). But had the client not also been a part of my community, I doubt they would have been as understanding.

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Larger Pictures in Facebook Page Link Posts

Mindjumpers

Facebook Guidelines News Social Media Visual content attach preview image Community Management content Facebook Page facebook posting image links posting links preview visual content So far the design of link posts on Facebook has not been very appealing nor visible in the user’s News Feed. However, Facebook has recently changed the design of page links posts – the size of the images has increased 4x on mobile and 8x on desktop.

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Super Bowl 2013 Lights Go Out But Oreo's Twitter Team Has A Light Bulb Moment

Diva Marketing Blog

When The Baltimore Ravens might be walking way with the 2013 Superbowl win, but when it came to social media marketing Oreo won the viral prize with a simple tweet. The community is failry engaged. When the lights went out in the Super Dome tonight the savvy Oreo Twitter team had a brilliant light bulb moment. Within minutes their tweet ~ "You can still dunk with the lights out" was was being shared across social networks, on blogs and picked up by main stream media.

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Social Media at Scale: Organizing Global Social Media Teams

Dave Fleet

However, a completely decentralized approach can lead to coordination challenges in terms of things like messaging, global marketing campaigns and announcements, but also from a coordination perspective (for example, how do you hand-off community management assignments between teams if they are on different platforms). Tweet. One of the most fundamental questions in running a social media program at scale is, “how do I organize it”? There’s some good material out there on this.

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Lac-Mégantic: social media lessons learned

Sherrilynne Starkie

For the people of Lac-Mégantic, the absence of official news, facts and information drove them into hastily formed online communities where hard facts were served up in equal measure alongside rumours and hearsay…all leading to confusion and panic in an already fraught situation. Facebook communities appeared in droves, and charities began fundraising online before the night was through.

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5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Look for online communities of bloggers and contribute to their conversations to begin building contacts in your focus area. Do you have a great community building strategy? Blogging Business Career Communication Community Building Guest Posts Networking Social Media Twitter 12 Palms Recovery Center alltop.com blogging build a network Followerwonk pitching Public Relations technorati Twellow Guest Post by Alicia Lawrence.

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Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities

Akamai Marketing

Tweet Much has been writing over the years about how to manage comments in a blog or online community. And as someone who has a community, I can tell you from personal experience that its deeply troubling to stare down the lowest common denominator. But in my view there are several approaches to community moderation. Pros: The community is completely transparent to one another, with the exception that people will often use pseudonyms on communities like this.

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