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. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

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The truth in online health communities

Harp Interactive

Like any company with marketing-savvy, they put in place an aggressive, integrated SEO and social media marketing plan in order to saturate the search engines with “their&# side of the story. Customers love to display creative badges and search engines love the links!

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Enterprise 2.0: social scorecard and social media karma

Laurel Papworth

Rewarding badges and points systems on your intranet – social scorecards – could be the turning point for turning your enterprise 2.0 His company is ZevenSeas which wins points for having a cool name, I reckon. Badges for no missed sick days would be a good start.

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Well, every company does it differently, but let’s look at corporate vs personal voice when dealing with negative comments. Law as bullying tactic rarely works, it just incenses the community.

How Businesses like Sylvan Learning Center and Computer Explorers.

Saying It Social

Foursquare awards points and badges when users check-in at locations (check-ins can be done via a mobile phone with internet access or a computer). Businesses can engage and reward consumers by providing deals and discounts to Foursquare users that hold certain badges for checking in and patronizing their business. Computer Explorers – provides technology education to children ages 3 and up at childcare centers, preschools, private and public schools and community centers.

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6 Ways Web Check-ins Can Benefit Your Brand

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post by Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. In the interest of full disclosure, I work for a company with a new application called MOJO that provides free web-based check-ins. And it’s a lot more than just giving out some badges. Badging for the sake of badging is wasteful and annoying. Then apply Web Check-Ins, badging, and points to drive that engagement.

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5 Ways to Elevate Loyal Customers on Social

Likeable

When brands think about community management , they usually think about addressing customer issues, complaints, and crises. Here are a few ways community managers can use social media to elevate their most loyal customers.

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You Need To Know: Social Media and Retail

Laurel Papworth

Because I am nosey – an asset in online community management – I decided to investigate further online. They win badges and special offers for participating. This article first appeared in on Smart Company. Online Communities Smart Company social media Facebook retail Twitter

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

Webbiquity SMM

Plant +1 badges on all your assets to take advantage of the Direct Connect tool that automatically brings customers and prospects searching in your category to your page.” ” Exclusive: New Google+ Study Reveals Minimal Social Activity, Weak User Engagement by Fast Company.

If You Want a Culture of Collaboration, You Need to Accept the LOLCats Too

Social Media Strategery

Before wikis were used by the Intelligence Community to develop reports on IEDs , people were creating user badges to show off their favorite NFL teams. Before my own company's Intranet won any awards , we had people talking about how they enjoy skinny dipping on their profile.

How to Get Verified on Instagram in 3 Simple Steps

Hootsuite

An Instagram verified account gets a verified badge. After all, according to instagram itself, the verification badge is evidence that you’re “notable.”. You must adhere to the network’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. Don’t lose your badge once you get it.

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Gamification: Why Play?

Mindjumpers

Users can claim mayorships, unlock badges, receive special offers and rewards such as discounts to specific retailers while also competing against friends via a leaderboard. Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about how people spend their time online.

Gaming Mindfulness

Janet Fouts

It works particularly well with problem-solving where badges or scores indicate competency. Many corporations use gamification to encourage employee engagement , sharing of company information on social media, and meeting performance goals. Is community engagement gamification?

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Bridging the Social, the Human, and the Practical

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Carlos Restrepo, CAE, Managing Director at MemberFuse , which is the community platform provided by Avectra. That is the question I’m learning more about as I focused on how do you measure success and therefore deliver value for social communities.

Social Media: Web Developer and Agency Ripoffs

Laurel Papworth

I am always a bit shocked when I see the prices big companies pay for bespoke sites – hundreds of thousands of dollars usually. But that’s big companies with big Agencies. What about little companies using sole trader web developers?

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22 Twitter revenue streams – monetizing tweets

Laurel Papworth

Whenever I present or give classes on monetizing social networks and online communities people usually have two questions. Collectibles buy an account and get special badges like the Pro badge above. Or Foursquare style reward badges – most retweeted, most linked.

Social Pros 17 – Maria Ogneva, Yammer

Convince & Convert

Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft , Janrain , and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. They do an awful lot more today and they’re a bajillion dollar company.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations.

Monday Roundup: Renewing Your Business Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Why: “But cleaning house right now may not only be good for your abode—it could also prove beneficial to your career,” says Stephanie Taylor Christensen in this Fast Company post that offers some “tips for top career to-dos to tackle in the spring.”

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

ProBlogger

Today we’ll talk about integrating your community into your design. One of the great benefits is that an engaged community promotes your blog, providing word of mouth marketing. How do you show that you care about your community? Awards, badges, and recognition.

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Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

I did a website analysis and custom demonstration for a local IT recruiting company recently. This is a very successful company. They need a pipeline of companies that want to hire them to recruit on their behalf. By Peter Caputa.

Alternative: Facebook Groups App Gone – Sep 2017 – Australia

Laurel Papworth

In the good news, it’s not because Facebook aren’t interested in groups anymore – with Group analytics/insights/measurements, Group Admin badges and connecting Group communities to Facebook Business Pages, Groups aren’t going anywhere.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

It takes a community to build a community. So much of building a community requires understanding people and engaging with them. Now you may wonder, “ How do we build a community? Senior Analyst at Forrester ( @TomGrantForr ) “You don’t build a community.

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

Note to bloggers: if you point out fallacies in the way companies do marketing, PR and so forth, you can have pretty intense debates. People can also be bullied online by groups of people such as class groups or collective members of an online community. What is a cyberbully?

How to Get Verified on Twitter (If I can do it, you can too!)

Buffer Social

You can apply to be Twitter verified and receive a blue checkmark badge next to your name. It does provide a bit of an ego boost and celebrity moment to see the blue badge, but here’s the real kicker: There are significant business/brand advantages to being Twitter verified.

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I Will Not Write About Old Spice

Adam Cohen

a thousand cuts :: adam cohen's blog About Blogroll Contact a thousand cuts conversations about social media and interactive marketing by adam cohen 16 JUL I Will Not Write About Old Spice Posted by: adam / Tags: Advertising , Isaiah Mustafa , Old Spice , Social Media , Television , YouTube / Comments: View Comments I will resist the urge.

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The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags in 2019

Later

The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Hashtags in 2019 will help you understand everything you need to know about using Instagram hashtags to get more followers, improve your posts’ engagement rates and build a community around your business. . Community Hashtags.

8 Important Influencer Marketing Trends to Watch Right Now

Hootsuite

The capital-C treatment gives creators the option to choose the term for their profile badge. We're continuing to test private like counts in Feed for all users to ensure this change can benefit the community at large and we're excited to share more soon.? ?

The 12 Startups I’ve Invested In and Why

Convince & Convert

I mentioned that I am an investor in that company, and Chris said, “You are? Breather.com Buffer – Social Scheduling and Content Recommendations Probably the best known of the companies in which I’ve invested, due to their very large customer base and colossally popular blog.

Social Media Chat Tuesday, July 21st

Adam Cohen

I’m honored to be included among company like this, and from participating in prior sessions I’m looking forward to hearing from some passionate folks.

Gamification: Much Less Scary Than What’s Under the Bed

SocialFish

Once you understand your “ideal” member experience and activities, you can make sure you encourage new members in your online community to check out those activities. When the term “gamification” is used, many envision a highly technical system of levels and badges and that can be done. Companies like Badgeville can help you with that. Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column.

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Facebook Fan Page vs. Profile: Know the Difference

Sprout Social

A Facebook Fan Page is a business account that represents a company or organization. Companies, Organizations or Institutions. Causes or Communities. If you’re trying to build a large community, Profiles are limiting.

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Why Do Customers Tattoo Themselves with the Brands They Love?

Bill Hartzer

Why do these raving fans, or Brand Lovers, scorch their bodies with a company’s mark? There are many psychological reasons customers brand themselves with tattoos of the companies they love: 1. Brand tattoos send a message that they belong to a unique, personally meaningful community.

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7 Effective Ways to Market Your Business Blog

Writtent Blog

Content is an incredibly effective way to drive ROI for your company’s marketing budget, but you won’t see great results if you simply publish articles without a distribution or promotion plan in mind. It’s a hallmark of quality content and community.

Bloggers Are Not Journalists – But They Are Abducted, Imprisoned Tortured and Assassinated the Same #HowManyMore

Laurel Papworth

Bloggers speak for their community, Facebook updates herald shifts in opinions, twitter tweets represent the Will of the People. Would that have happened – not the attack, but Police standing by – to a journalist with a Press badge and the protection of a Heritage media masthead? In Mexico an administrative assistant for a media company used Twitter and her blog to investigate drug cartels.

Social Media Is CRM

Social Media Network Marketing

Those organizations willing to invest the time and resources required to develop and support a strong virtual presence are gaining practically unlimited access to consumers' steady outpouring of raves and rants, toward favorite and disliked companies and products. Tying this invaluable data into a CRM solution generates sales leads, ideas for product direction and strengthens a company's image and brand. Social Media lends itself to Customer Relation Management.

The Psychology of Marketing: 18 Ways to Use Social Proof to Boost Your Results

Buffer Social

We’d ask the guest (and the community) a series of questions to get her insights on the topic. Example: Daniel Wellington, a Swedish watch company that is known for their elegance and minimalistic watches, often sponsors micro-influencers on Instagram to promote their watches.

Become a Digital Marketing Certified Associate (DMCA) with Simplilearn

Kikolani

But there are a lot of them that are simply out there to collect your money and give you a badge, which may or may not mean much to the world at large. So you’re not just getting prepared for one company’s certification program.

How to Leverage the Potential of Blogger Outreach

Kikolani

Blogger outreach is reaching out to the blogger community to create a relationship that involves you having regular, constructive and mutually beneficial contact with them. X is a company that has seen its ranking de-value because of the recent Penguin update.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Like last year, if your article is highlighted in this comprehensive post, there’s a badge for you to proudly celebrate this achievement on your site. The Jordan Rules): This is a great chart and article on the best social media channels for both B2B and B2C companies.

8 of the Biggest Social Media Moments in 2019

Hootsuite

Soon after, the company expanded the trial to six additional markets. Many have interpreted Instagram’s algorithm changes and removal of like counts as strikes against its influencer community. Meanwhile YouTube plans to roll out a separate music-note badge for artists next year. The move would have helped the company distance itself from its problematic creators. In July, four other e-cigarette companies that have paid influencers were issued a warning from the U.S.

Here are 10 Utah Entrepreneurs You Need to Know

Stay N' Alive

Allan is now in his own startup, I believe as co-founder, this time starting a new, up-and-coming social commerce company called Piick. I admit I don't know Tyler personally, but I certainly know his company. They make beautiful iOS and mobile apps, and Tyler deserves a lot of credit for what his company has done in this area. This company deserves much more attention. Brad's not just a marketer or typical community guy though.

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How to Use Social Proof to Boost Conversions

Sprout Social

Imagine if brick and mortar companies displayed the average review of every product they sold in stores. For others like software companies, aim for positive feedback on sites like G2 Crowd. If your company has an established customer base, use your numbers as social proof.