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!

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Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? .

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Interview with Community Manager: Ben Martin

Social Media Citizens

Ben Martin is Global Community Manager at AVG. Previously, Ben was a Communities Executive for an Online PR and Social agency called Content & Motion. You can follow Ben on Twitter , Linkedin or his blog. G: How did you build your experience as community manager?

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Interview with Community Manager: Shruti Shah Goradia

Social Media Citizens

Shruti Shah Goradia is Social Media Marketing Manager: Content and Community at Kodak. Also, she contributes to Kodak blog and her own blog Design Dreamz. G: Where is the best place to build the community? We had our 1000words and PluggedIn blogs.

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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.

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

Pam Moore

The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. Social networks, blogs, video channels, and podcasts are about people. The true power comes in the form of community. The most powerful communities are nurtured and grown over time, not coerced or bribed.

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

Pam Moore

The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. Social networks, blogs, video channels, and podcasts are about people. The true power comes in the form of community. The most powerful communities are nurtured and grown over time, not coerced or bribed.

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“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.

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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). The corner stones of community management.

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Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. There are several community building tools for blog promotion. You can add a forum area to your blog community to know your readers mind.

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Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

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Niche Communities Where PR Pros Gather

Meltwater

Whichever area you specialize in—investor relations, community relations, media… Read More. PR can be a tough business.

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What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community

Waxing UnLyrical

The reason we went away was the reason most blogs go away , either temporarily or permanently. Other things take priority over the time one spends blogging, tweaking, editing, linking… and when there is a team of bloggers to manage, that is a lot of time, even if one has help.

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Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! Jonas also blogs at his personal site. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management.

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Forecasting Resources Includes Community

Meltwater

Forecasting ResourcesThough the discoveries can be vast, when you think about it, there are only… Read More.

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Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

You spent the first few months creating great blog content (in your opinion, and let’s assume, for the sake of argument, your opinion is spot on). Every time you reply to a tweet sharing a blog post link, for example, Livefyre counts it as a comment.

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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. These local Facebook pages have grown at twice the rate of global communities and register 50% higher engagement.

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Interview with Community Manager: Philip Wride at Zmags

Social Media Citizens

Philip is Community Manager at Zmags. Previously, he was community manager of FIFA UK at Electronic Arts and Digital Producer at The Walt Disney Company. You can Follow Phil on Twitter and his blog. G: How did you build your experience as community manager/strategist?

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

Pam Moore

We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. Build community to create a movement.

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Interview with Community Manager: Monika Katkute from LBi

Social Media Citizens

Monikas Katkute is Community Manager at LBi , one of the largest digital agencies in Europe. Also, Monika is developing two ventures: Bit greener – sustainable business directory & community and Craft Fields – marketplace & cultural space of Lithuanian artisans.

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Interview with Community Manager: Will Long

Social Media Citizens

Will Long currently works as a Freelance Community Manager across a range of clients. You can follow Will on his blog , Twitter and LinkedIn. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? I’d always had an eye on Social Media, managing communities at uni and for other project I was involved in. The opportunity cam up to become a Community Manager and I took it, now I’ve just turned Freelance. G: Where is the best place to build the community?

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Interview with Community Manager: Zack King from RPM

Social Media Citizens

Zack King is a Community Manager at RPM , working across a number of brands such as Captain Morgan, J&B and Clover. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? G: What are your top resources for community management? G: How do you reward your community stars?

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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?

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Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. A Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. G: How did you build your experience as community manager?

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Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open

SocialFish

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched the application process for the new Community Engagement Fellows Program, which will provide professional development for engagement experts in the scientific community.

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Interview with Community Manager: Joel Windels from Brandwatch

Social Media Citizens

Joel is Community Manager at Brandwatch , Europe’s leading social media monitoring tool. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: I think much of the learning of community management comes from skills gained outside the job itself.

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Setting Facebook Community Expectations

Firebelly

Setting expectations is the corner stone of any successful Facebook community. Have you set expectations in your community? According to a report by Jeremiah Owyang of Altimeter Group , only 8 out of 30 brands surveyed had expectations set.

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4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. Having only scratched the surface of the latest emerging social communities, it is easy to see that there is much to be learned and studied in order to stay on top of the most current trends.

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What community means to me: 17 teenage perspectives

Firebelly

Community makes your who you are image credit duncan alney (c) 2011. Part 1 of 2: teenage perspectives on community and trust. While community can be experienced in countless ways, the meaning of community might be pretty universal. “Community is based off trust.

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Interview with Community Manager: Robyn Tippins from ReadWriteWeb

Social Media Citizens

Robyn Tippins is a community manager at ReadWriteWeb with 15 years online marketing experience. Robyn has blogged for blog networks and corporations, podcasted for small and large businesses, advised social networking sites, and worked with Fortune 500 companies, including Yahoo!,

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Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

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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. Probably.

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Bringing Open Community To Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Because if there’s one thing I believe takes public relations from good to great, it’s when your audiences start becoming your community through the relationships you develop with them. Why did you write Open Community ? So, what is “Open 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. Community managers?

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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. So, with that in mind, I’m going to tell you 13 YouTube community building hacks you never knew about. This is key for YouTube community building.

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Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

Open Community is now on Audible! Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g.

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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.

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Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. Hint: If you optimize your blog posts by properly filling out the excerpt , then this will work even better.

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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.

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Seth Godin, Tribes and Brand Communities

Social Media Citizens

Even though neo-tribes and brand communities are two different concepts they share very similar features and often are very related to each other. Mairinger (2008) suggests that: The brand community is not just formed around a brand; it creates the brand.

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How to start and manage your community

Social Media Citizens

A few lessons to learn for the community managers: You have to make it easy for people to follow you You have to become “equal” with people who follow you and know how to transfer the sentiment. As a community manager I always put purpose first, people follow and product is in last place.

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Interview with Community Manager: Ida Vega Santana from Sony Iberia

Social Media Citizens

Ida Vega Santana is a community manager at Sony Iberia. For the last 5 years she have been exploring online communication world and developing her community management skills at companies like Heineken , BBDO and the likes. She also blogs at her own blog IdaVega.com. G: How did you build your experience as a community manager? Behind the communities to maintain and invigorate them, never forget that we must have a plan for initial communication.

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Interview with Community Manager: Lizzie Gold from The Social Practice

Social Media Citizens

Lizzie Gold currently works for The Social Practice as their Community Manager for a range of clients. Later, she went on to be the in-house CM for Global Radio before moving to Yelp UK , as their Community Manager for London. You can follow Lizzie on her blog , Twitter and Linkedin. G: What are your top resources for community management? L: The community itself should never be underestimated as a resource. G: Where is the best place to build the community?

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