How to Build a Community that Thrives
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
We talked a lot about engagement and networking and building community. In the early days of social media, everyone talked about community. Build a community. Talk to your community. Community is the bee’s knees. Everyone should have a community. What is Community? But let’s back up and talk, first, about what it means to build a community.
Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23
JANUARY 10, 2017
Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know? Behold: There will be an eight hour, live webathon from 9am to 5pm EST featuring some outstanding speakers and community manager panels, headlined by Jeremiah Owyang, the founder of Community Manager Appreciation Day.
Are Bloggers Community Managers?
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Are all bloggers also community managers? Jayme Soulati , in suggesting this topic , wondered if ignorance regarding community management might explain some blog failures. Because this post began as a comments-section Q&A, we’ll continue it in the same vein: What Is Community Management? Are Bloggers Community Managers? Your blog has spawned “memes.”
How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities
MAY 25, 2016
This post by the super smart Bill Johnston originally appeared on his structure3c blog and is reposted here with permission. What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Shared Purpose of Community .
The Secret Sauce of Online Community Building
AUGUST 24, 2011
Everyone always wants to know what is the secret sauce to building a community. Mitch Joel , for instance, thinks blog comments are nice , but the real juice is in the content. Three years ago I began blogging for the sheer purpose of figuring it out so we could counsel clients on the pros, cons, and how to make a blog effective. I built a community. Seriously.
Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities
JUNE 21, 2015
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. So what does this mean for online communities? Contact me for details! ” Right?
Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?
JANUARY 4, 2016
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. We need our online communities to morph and shift with the changing landscape.
Would you join a Community Manager Association?
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
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? Or, to take it a step further, what about an association for association community managers? Featured From the Trenches Open Community
“Community Manager” Confusion
JUNE 3, 2011
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! Likewise, a lot of job seekers who want to “do social media for a company are thinking that they want to go into community management. The whole concept of online community is evolving.
Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community
JUNE 3, 2013
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. So You Think You Want to be a Community Manager? Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails.
Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas
AUGUST 4, 2015
Increase Blog Traffic. Following is a list of 12 things to increase blog traffic and beat the summer doldrums. The post Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas appeared first on Spin Sucks. by emmahardy This is a smart blog. Related Stories Fear of Feedback Needs a New Perspective Why Spin Sucks is the Best Blog for Guest Posts Gin and Topics: Tom Cruise is Still Hot.
The Characteristics of A Community Manager
NOVEMBER 22, 2012
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). I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager.
Starting an Association Online Community? Five Tips for Building a Strong Foundation
JUNE 1, 2016
This post originally appeared on the Online Community Results blog. ———– Recently, Ernie Smith wrote a good piece about starting online communities in Associations Now. In the article, he referred back to the Reddit volunteer moderator revolt I wrote about last August , and offered some tips for organizations just beginning to build online communities.
Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]
APRIL 24, 2015
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. Now, especially if you work in the PR field, you may be familiar with #soloPR (and the excellent Twitter chats); you may not be as familiar with Hoop.la , but it’s a really excellent online community software platform. measurepr.
Ten steps to building a community blog that rocks!
DECEMBER 9, 2011
It was a simple case study, using associationTECH to look at why we created the blog, what considerations were involved in setting up moderation policies etc, how we connected it to the wider tech blogosphere, and how we measured success. Ten steps to creating a community blog that rocks! It was a great discussion; thank you so much to those who attended.
Community management and content creation
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
” 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. How does that relate to community managers and whether or not they should be creating content? Really?? Right.
5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community
Convince & Convert
DECEMBER 7, 2015
What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? And today, I’m going to show you some of my favorite strategies for creating an engaged and growing community on Instagram using some advanced tricks of the trade. I know: You’ve read 100 blog posts about the power of emotion in content marketing. It’s not exactly an easy question to answer. Brilliant right?!
How Instagram Makes Communities Better
JULY 3, 2012
Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. Community. Today’s guest post is written by Christopher Ryan. Email.
Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
Twitter developers, come together: Twitter announced the launch of Twitter Developer Communities Wednesday. Senior advocacy marketing manager Kelly McMichael said in a blog post that the program is aimed at enabling developers to form their own communities worldwide and connect with each other locally, or with the @TwitterDev team. We’re ecstatic about the momentum of the communities and how this program will take connecting developers to the next level. The platform is as strong as the community contributing to it.
How to Create Facebook House Rules or Community Guidelines
APRIL 30, 2012
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. Blog Facebook How To Policy Social Media Marketing Facebook community guidelines Facebook house rules how to set up Facebook Community Guidelines How to set up Facebook House Rules
Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention
MARCH 24, 2014
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. Suppose you’re not obsessed with online communities like I am–you might wonder how online community can help increase member retention.
How to Use #PRStack to Create a Community of Action
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
PRStack began life as a blog post railing against the t he lack of mature workflow for public relations. Here I lay out five significant steps #PRStack took that blog post rant into a positive community of action that is helping to change the modern workflow for the public relations industry. Define Your Community. So, you’re thinking about forming a community.
Community Management 101
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
The association I work for is making the leap many associations have already made: launching a members-only community platform. It’s exciting and something I, as the association’s online community & social media manager, will obviously be intimately involved with. Again, a great place to start and find lots of other blogs and resources from. From the Trenches
Working to build scientific communities? Please take the AAAS State of Scientific Community Management Survey
JULY 15, 2016
The folks over at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are currently running a survey to determine what community management within science looks like. If you’re working to build communities within a professional association or other scientific setting, please do take a look. photo credit ). Featured From the Trenches Implementation
Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization
AUGUST 3, 2015
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. Then, perhaps they log in to your online community – and what happens?
Building Community with MarketMeSuite
OCTOBER 19, 2011
I spent some time getting to know some of the features and experimenting with it for Spin Sucks Pro as a tool to help build community. If we break it down in terms of building community, it would look something like this: Listen. From my perspective, what really differentiates MarketMeSuite, is their community. You may have seen Tammy here on Spin Sucks guest blogging for us.
Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation
MAY 18, 2015
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. The implications for your online community are significant. Contact me for details!
Five Tips to Grow Your Facebook Community
MAY 11, 2011
Someone recently told me they are the admin for their company’s Facebook page but didn’t know what to post about in order to help grow their community. We get this question all the time, “H ow can I grow my Facebook community ?” If your boss finds a YouTube video hilarious, post a link for the community to laugh along. Community news. The answer? Post engaging stuff.
Community Management Lessons in a Rock Climbing Gym
MAY 4, 2015
I was in need of work, and, at the same time, I had started a new blog to act on my passion for helping people build better bodies and minds for stronger business. When I saw Life Time Climb (a brand new venture) was hiring, I smelled an opportunity to reflect on my career direction and combine my passion for community management and fitness. That’s when I knew I had to go for it.
Community Discussion: Traffic Growing Tips
NOVEMBER 13, 2016
I even wrote a post a few years ago about how I doubled (and went on to triple) the the unique visitors on my blog. The post Community Discussion: Traffic Growing Tips appeared first on ProBlogger. Community DiscussionOver the years here at ProBlogger we’ve discussed traffic and how to get it over and over again. We wanted to know what works for you?
Online Communities: What Consumers Want, What Brands Don’t Deliver
OCTOBER 28, 2011
The fun facts, random questions, and product advertisements all keep the consumers coming back to the brand and builds the community, but if and only if you sprinkle in some of what they actually want. Build your community using relevance and use something you can have through an email newsletter: conversation. Not every community and following is the same.
Building A Real Twitter Community At #SXSW with Nestivity
MARCH 8, 2013
We’ve heard it time and time again: Twitter is a great community-building tool. And I agree, in part – there is the potential for Twitter to be a fantastic place for deep, meaningful connections and powerful communities. Creating Community With Nestivity. Nestivity is the first and only community engagement software for Twitter. Blog Influence Social Media
Community Managers Need To Be Community Focused
OCTOBER 11, 2013
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. Blog brands community Social Media Social media is so much more than how many fans or followers you have.
Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon
Social Media Citizens
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
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. Emma has a strong interest in writing, whether it be for her personal blog , reviews for online magazines, or contributing articles about social media to the Edelman digital blog.
Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!
DECEMBER 28, 2011
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. With a boom in social media presence of brands, the role of a Community Manager is growing.
Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open
OCTOBER 10, 2016
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. They’ve published a series of blog posts about the survey results and will be releasing a complete report soon. APPLY HERE!
Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. Small World Labs Community provides extensive collaboration, communication, and sharing capabilities to create an environment and experience that is tailored to your non-profit’s target audience, whether they be volunteers, members, donors, beneficiaries, or other key stakeholders. Blogs. Events.
Calling all online community software vendors
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Is your community software company serious about the association market? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about your community platform among association executives. Online Community Results is currently accepting sponsors for the 2016 Online Community Software Selection Guide. Download the 2015 guide to get a sense for what it’s all about.
Open Community Case Study – Food Bank
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
We’re very excited to be kicking off a regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book. Big Idea: Embracing the Ecosystem. See, it works!
Eight Common Blogging Mistakes
AUGUST 9, 2012
We created an editorial calendar and everyone was responsible for blogging, from the interns on up through me. Our goal was to blog about the silly things people do to hurt the perception of the PR industry and perpetuate the “spin doctor” image. So I’ve created a list of eight things to consider while you’re blogging. Disaster. And figure it out we did!