The State of Community Management 2014

SocialFish

From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities. Those objective markers – developed in conjunction with members of TheCR Network – enable community teams to validate their approach and develop roadmaps.

Monday Roundup: Closing Out 2014

Waxing UnLyrical

So, for the final roundup of the year, as we’re closing out 2014, we thought we’d feature seven posts from around the web that will help you start the new year right. This is the final roundup of 2014 and the final post of 2014, as we’re going on vacation through Jan.

2014: Everything Marketers Don’t Want You To Know

Firebelly

Although predictions or extended reality projections usually come at the end of one year or the beginning of of another – I think it’s critical to look at what’s happening so far in 2014 and imagine the rest of the year. Blog community social content performance influencer marketing marketing predictions 2014 real time analytics real time monitoring social insights social media ads

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Communities in particular were by their nature filled with people who already have an affinity or interest in your product, right? At the same time, the community-building interactions that drove many of us to this space have dwindled with a lot of companies. Tweet.

10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014

Convince & Convert

Well, with over 150,000 communities with more than 10 people, and tens of thousands will thousands of members, Google+ is really happening. Types of G+ Communities There are two types of communities: 1. Private: This content cannot be shared outside of that community and can only be viewed by members. Why Use Google+ Communities? Here is a really big thing: Google indexes the community and its content when ‘public’.

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014

yMarketingMatters

It’s obvious that social media will continue to have a significant impact in 2014 on marketers and business owners: They now have the ability to reach out and communicate on a personal level with their target audience on a daily basis. Build a community.

What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community

Waxing UnLyrical

I tell you all this not to make excuses for being away, but because part of being in a community means we share what’s going on. We are a community. We haven’t been very active recently – here at WUL – and that is because I, as “chief community manager” haven’t been around much.

How to Get Engagement From Your Community

SocialFish

But bear with me – watch this great (and short) TED Talk and tell me it’s not a great metaphor for how to get engagement from your online community. Featured Humanize Open Community I know, I know. This is not quite what you expected when you clicked on this post title.

Community Management Fundamentals

SocialFish

…from the always awesome Community Roundtable. Do you have advanced community management tips to share? Community Management Fundamentals from The Community Roundtable. Featured Implementation Open Community And by the way, this deck is three years old.

Content Creators Unite At NMX 2014: A Brief Review

Firebelly

Scott Stratten, the President of Un-Marketing, speaks at NMX 2014. Then put the cake in the oven, let it bake and give it to the community. If it doesn’t, you’ve either got something the community will ignore or never let you forget.

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Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Communities in particular were by their nature filled with people who already have an affinity or interest in your product, right? At the same time, the community-building interactions that drove many of us to this space have dwindled with a lot of companies.

What is no longer working in social media: 2014 edition

SocialFish

I personally find that I get a lot more attention when I’m ready to talk about myself if I share my community with others. This post by Tinu Abayomi-Paul originally appeared on AGBeat and is reprinted here by permission. ———-. What’s new in social media, and what is broken.

Awesome Community Management Playbook

SocialFish

I love this Community Management Playbook from Yammer. “Online communities have taken hold among businesses, to connect employees, customers and partners. However, community management as a profession is largely misunderstood and inadequately resourced.

85 Takeaways from New Media Expo 2014

Kikolani

Without further ado, here are the 101 things I learned at #NMX 2014. Grow and nurture your community. In 2014 we need to become prolific content creators and marketers to build relationships with people. The bulk of my session notes from New Media Expo 2014!

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. Two of these three can be addressed/alleviated with online community.

Why Good Community Management Equals Great Business Development

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto The last time I wrote for Jay was way back in 2012 when I was still a community manager for MBA@UNC, the online MBA program at UNC – Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). While there’s been no shortage of articles describing community managers as.

Monday Roundup: Happy New Year

Waxing UnLyrical

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are well rested, ready to take on 2014. Top Marketing Predictions For 2014. Why: Michael Brenner identifies the marketing trends he thinks will make waves in 2014, including brand publishing. Happy New Year!

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

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. HigherLogic : This online community vendor is the market-share leader in the association and nonprofit space.

2014 Domainer’s Choice Awards – Official Results

Bill Hartzer

The first annual Domainer’s Choice Awards were presented this evening, June 28, 2014, at the Dana Point Yacht Club, in Dana Point, California. This award is to honor the conference that provides the best overall value to the domain community.

Mayor Jim Watson named 2014 communicator of the year by IABC Ottawa

Sherrilynne Starkie

The recipient is a well-known figure in his/her community, a role model and trusted mentor to his/her peers. Mayor Watson is an open and accessible elected representative who genuinely enjoys engaging with residents and media on issues that matter to the community.

NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

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Come for the content, stay for the community

SocialFish

Came across two slides decks on the same day that I thought were unexpectedly about the same thing – loyalty and community. Secrets of Great Communities And Community Managers from Leader Networks. Featured Open Community

How to Name Your Private Online Community

SocialFish

The name of your association’s private online community may not seem that important in the grand scheme of your community strategy, but it can send a subtle but strong signal about your community and can really affect your community’s engagement.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

———— 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.

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10 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. Your community manager is an outsider. Have a community of Hybrid car owners?

9 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. Your community manager is an outsider. Have a community of Hybrid car owners?

3 Big Questions for Social in 2014: Celebrating 100 Episodes of Social Pros

Convince & Convert

The Big 3 Heading into 2014. 3 Big Questions for Social in 2014: Celebrating 100 Episodes of Social Pros is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets

SocialFish

I pulled up an old file with random notes about online communities and started researching. Something big is happening in the world of professional communities – the world that associations are used to dominating – and I can’t ignore it. Meet the cast of new community players.

[You need this!!] Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

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The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)

SocialFish

Check out Part 1 of this series for an introduction to the new, for-profit, online communities like Doximity and ResearchGate that are changing the way their members work. Like traditional associations, these communities are a source of news, information and education.

50% off for one week only! Essentials of Community Management

SocialFish

All the essentials of community management with no fluff and no b.s. Essentials of Community Management appeared first on SocialFish - Social Media for Associations and Nonprofits. Check out the details here. 5 hours of CAE credit provided.

How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. Today, despite the fractured social media landscape, their community still has one central home on the web: the VMware Community site.

In a Huge Company, Community Managers Become the Heroes

Convince & Convert

» Social Pros Podcast brand communities community management content marketing facebook integrated marketing social media Social Media Marketing social media strategy social media tools Social Pros Amrita Sahasrabudha, ARAMARK.

Zenith Social Media Marketing Conference – An Event Not to Miss!

Webbiquity SMM

” The full-day conference will feature an impressive array of speakers this year, leading sessions on topics ranging from social community management, social marketing analytics , social media advertising, and content marketing, to social SEO and brand evangelism.

Top Reasons For Community Involvement

Small Business Mavericks

If you go to Small Business Mavericks’ Community Involvement page, you’ll see a list of the local organizations we are regularly interacting with. Benefits of Community Involvement. Community involvement is an important part of a business. I think that if a business is not involved with the community, that business is cutting off a source of networking strength, losing employee connections, and limiting their marketing potential.

Burt’s Bees Turns To Social Media Community To Host Global Beeday Celebration

Convince & Convert

To celebrate its 30th birthday, Burt’s Bees took to Facebook and Twitter on September 17th to host a Global Beeday celebration with its community. » Social Media Case Studies bloggers campaign case study celebration community facebook influencers outreach social media twitter

Tweet to Translate: Free Twitter Hub at Sochi Games

The Realtime Report

One of our favorites is a free, on-demand Twitter translation service for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The Twitter hub will launch during the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games; translations will be available in 70+ languages.

Search & Social – Understanding the Interdependence

Mindjumpers

The plan should encompass content, platform, and community management – and put a great deal of focus into the interdependent elements of search and social together.

Community Managers, Be Wary Of The Phrase “Super Bowl”

Firebelly

However for community managers, using the words “Super Bowl” to push out brand messages is a big no-no. The Super Bowl is as American as apple pie. And despite its ties to being an integral part of American culture, it is still an event heavily trademarked by the NFL.

How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

SocialFish

Well, this is exactly what Milaap lets you do, all through the power of online community and collective goodwill. It’s that critical element of community that drives them to lend, and we hear wonderful stories as a result.

The Importance of Localized Branded Content on Social Media

Mindjumpers

What is happening right now in your local community? It takes a Community Manager who grew up in the given location and is based there. Another step was the Global Pages feature highlighting the value of local community management.

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Engagement Is The New Real-Time

Mindjumpers

However this coveted marketing phenomenon now has a new competitor that is ready to steal the ‘audience engagement thunder’ in 2014. We have listed 3 tips that will help you to boost your real-time engagement with your community: 1: Understand your brand’s tone of voice.

“Growth Hacking” – Ignore the Hype

Waxing UnLyrical

There is a dangerous idea being shared in marketing, community management, and start-up circles in San Francisco – “Growth Hacking.”. Believing that “growth hacking” is the way to build your user base, community, or marketing program is a very dangerous idea.