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Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat.

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. The Performance of 100 Icon Brands on Facebook [report].

Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

Did you know that two of the top reasons most businesses fail when it comes to online marketing and social media is lack of planning and impatience. The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. The true power comes in the form of community.

Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

Did you know that two of the top reasons most businesses fail when it comes to online marketing and social media is lack of planning and impatience. The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. The true power comes in the form of community.

Your Logo is Not Your Brand – Why You Need a Brand Architecture and Strategy

Pam Moore

Many business and marketing leaders think a brand starts and ends with a logo, colors and design. However, experienced brand marketers know branding is far more than a logo or a simple social media image that gets a ton of likes on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

Do you have social media, digital marketing and branding problems? I am excited to announce that TODAY we officially open the public doors to our brand new Social Profit Factor training academy and member community! There is nothing like it on the market today!

Your Brand is NOT Your Logo – 5 Reasons You Need a Brand Strategy and Architecture

Pam Moore

When many entrepreneurs, small business owners and even experienced marketers in larger organizations think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos, Pinterest boards and traditional tv or radio advertisements.

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Marketing Nutz Launches Social Profit Factor: Social Media, Branding Training Academy for YOU!

Pam Moore

It is THE social media training academy for small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, CMOs, CEOs, directors, recruiters, sales professionals, real estate agents, speakers, authors, network marketers, artists, franchisees, franchisors and YOU!

Brand Storytelling in a Nutshell: 10 Foundations of Success

Pam Moore

It's these common foundations that weave the threads for relationships, trust and community. They say they want to build community. Brands can tap into the power of storytelling to inspire, connect with and serve their audiences. Brand storytelling requires both art and science.

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The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM). 2: Be one with your brand.

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. Happy Monday!

Online Communities: What Consumers Want, What Brands Don’t Deliver

Firebelly

Quickly, right now, think of a few social media brands that you follow through social media. There’s probably at least one brand above the fold in your news feed right now. What is that brand saying? Not every community and following is the same.

7 Top Personal Branding Goals To Develop Your Social Brand Strategy

Pam Moore

They aren’t thinking “should I do business with this person or brand.” ” Would you like to increase brand awareness, generate more leads? Long before Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and even blogs, people have been buying from people.

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Brand Storytelling 101: 6 Must Have Content Elements

Pam Moore

Do you have a brand story that you share with people who come in contact with your brand? A story that serves as the connective tissue and foundation representing the who, what and why your brand exists on this planet today? What is your brand story?

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Digital Marketing 2019: 5 Mindset Shifts Marketers Must Make

Pam Moore

Digital marketers are scrambling in 2019 to find their place above the noise. Getting lost in the crowded, noisy digital and social world of today is happening to even the most seasoned marketers if they don't accept the new reality. Need help taking your brand to the next level?

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. As new responsibilities take hold in their lives, parents are now on the lookout for brands and companies that meet their needs for their little ones. Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with.

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.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! My title is “online community & social media manager.&# Guest post by Maggie McGary.

Why Social Media Marketing Isn’t Synonymous with Community-Driven Marketing

Pixlee

Social media marketing is a powerhouse for brands, but to be successful it takes more than just sharing ads and branded content across social platforms. Brands need to take their marketing a step further by focusing on who matters most: their customers.

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Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

28 Qualities of Amazing Content Marketing

Pam Moore

Content marketing is the new yet not new buzzword. The truth is content marketing has been around for decades, since conversations and business has existed. Content marketing is not a new shiny object invented via social media. What is content marketing?

How to Create Facebook House Rules or Community Guidelines

Harp Interactive

A Facebook Page is an excellent venue for community building among brand advocates and customers (or potential customers) seeking more information, discounts, insight or customer assistance. Does your Facebook Page have Rules or is it a free-for-all?

Your Logo is NOT Your Brand – Marketing Brand Strategy in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

When many business leaders think of the term “brand” they think of pretty colors, expensive logos, fancy graphics, Facebook cover photos and traditional tv or radio advertisements. Smart marketers know branding is much more than a logo. It’s community.

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Who Are You? The What, Why and How to Develop Your Personal Brand

Pam Moore

Welcome to the digital age of marketing where you are the brand. You can run and hide but you can't escape the need to build your personal brand. We will within seconds know if they have a blog, if they have kids, where they went to school and the list goes on.

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Humanize Your Brand with Data and Social Insights using these 5 Strategies

Pam Moore

As marketing leaders we must remind ourselves that behind every click, share, like, view, listen and subscribe is a person, a human being. Marketers must use the data and social media insights to connect in a more human way. Need help taking your brand to the next level?

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Content Marketing in a Nutshell for Business

Pam Moore

Many self proclaimed social media and marketing experts may want you to think content marketing was invented via the era of social media and social networks. Without driving action, content marketing is all for nothing. Definition of content marketing. Content.

23 Tips to Build a Brand that is a Sweet Orange in a World of Bitter Apples

Pam Moore

How do you build a brand that is a sweet orange in an online social world of bitter apples? How do the brands that leave lasting imprints in your head do it? Why do you consistently buy one brand over another? There is a reason that the brands, jingles are stuck in your head.

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Personal Branding: Authenticity vs Transparency – Do You Know the Difference?

Pam Moore

As many brands are challenged to become human, engage with their community of customers, prospects, stakeholders, and competition a few of the questions we hear most are: What do I talk about? Who is in your community? Becoming a human brand isn't going to happen overnight.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?

SocialFish

Maggie McGary posits the question on her blog [my bold]: How many associations pay not only ASAE dues, but also registration and travel for multiple staff to attend one or more ASAE conferences a year–easily more than $1,500 a year per person? Featured From the Trenches Open Community

Why, What and How of an Audience First Marketing Strategy and Segmentation

Pam Moore

Today's marketer has no guarantee of reaching their audience on any medium. Organic reach is dwindling to zero for brands and marketers who don't have a solid marketing strategy that encompasses social, digital, content, and measurement all centered around their target audience.

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

Convince & Convert

Jessica Malnik is a PR/marketing coordinator, social media specialist, videographer and an avid blogger. Visit her blog for social media, technology, public relations and marketing ramblings. What are the defining characteristics of a community?

Is Personal Branding Required for Business? How to Ignite the YOU Factor – Free Webinar

Pam Moore

Do you need to worry about your personal brand as a working professional? Or is a personal brand only for those “online gurus” trying to get rich and famous? The truth is this… You have a brand regardless if you plan it or not. Your brand is made of perceptions.

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Don’t Sell Your Brand’s Soul to the Facebook News Feed Algorithm and Vanity Metrics

Pam Moore

There is no doubt 2018 is going to be a year of massive fear, shock, change and wasted time for even the smartest business and marketing leaders. By now we should know that when it comes to social media and digital marketing, the only guarantee we have is change. What is your brand?

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Can Facebook Communities Replace Company Websites?

Firebelly

Users log online to interact and keep up with friends, blogs, brands, celebrities, and others. Many brands now opt to put “Find us on Facebook” next to or even in place of their own web address as they hope to build a community around their brand.

Ready, Set, Action! How to Activate Your Social Media Audience and Communities

Pam Moore

Unfortunately too many marketers are lazy. They invest in social media platforms but don’t do much more than slap some fancy marketing branding lipstick on a Facebook business page, LinkedIn profile or Instagram account. How to tap into the power of email marketing.

Top tips for bloggers and brands

Sherrilynne Starkie

This could be said of the blogging trend, because pronouncements of the death of blogging have been floating around for a few years now. However, blogging is growing more popular than ever before. Write only about brands that you care about and believe in.

20 Ways to Bust through the Digital Noise with a More Human, Relevant Brand

Pam Moore

Building a brand that is relevant, memorable and valuable online requires a lot more than fancy visuals, fast moving video or knowing how to play the last social network newsfeed algorithm. Don’t pretend you are someone or a brand you are not. Think about the brands you love.

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

agora pulse

So, if you’re still saying your brand doesn’t need YouTube community building, you might need to rethink. My team at Contentworks has created video scripts for some of the biggest finance brands and managed their YouTube channels. Brand Your Channel.

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. Community managers?

4 Brand Opportunities for Instagram Stories

Ignite Social Media

Instagram Stories is only a few weeks old but brands have already leaped at this new opportunity to engage with their fans. In this blog, we’ll be highlighting some of the opportunities that brands have identified and which brands are successfully achieving results.

3 Ways People-Powered Marketing Can Make Your Brand Stronger

Convince & Convert

And while thought leadership certainly has its place in that side of the house, it also can work really well as a marketing tool. In marketing, we focus much of our time around gaining exposure, attracting new customers, and providing resources to existing customers.

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Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager.

Power of Emotion: 8 Foundations to a More Human Brand

Pam Moore

Did you know that brands that inspire a higher emotional intensity receive 3x as much word-of-mouth as less emotionally-connected brands? Branding strategies, brand storytelling and even emotional branding is not new. Foundations of emotional branding.

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