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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. Identify those members who are not contributing and begin to have discussions around whether they are “lurkers” or disengaged.

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78 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Tips, Guides, Tools and Strategies of 2010 (So Far)

Webbiquity SMM

Noting that “Smart and savvy companies have positioned themselves as authoritative experts and trusted sources of information by creating their own content,&# Gordon Plutsky outlines a six-step process for consistently connecting with prospects through relevant, compelling content. A Cheat Sheet to Help You Conquer Social Media by Fast Company. Five Rules for Responsible Social Marketing by Fast Company. You need help from the power users in that community.

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Diva Marketing Talks Boomers Step Into Social Media With Des Walsh, Barbara Rozgonyi & Carlos Hernandez

Diva Marketing Blog

He draws on that experience to help companies handle the cultural challenge in changing from a traditional command and control approach to marketing and communications, to the more open, transparent world of social media. He is an Associate of China-based company CultureFish Media, which assists companies promoting their business online in China. It is okay to go slow and learn about the various social media communities.