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!

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? .

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?

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.

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.

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!).

“Community Manager” Confusion

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Forecasting Resources Includes Community

Meltwater

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

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

SocialFish

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? Featured From the Trenches Open Community Potluck

Open Community: Talkers Toolkit

SocialFish

Spread the Word about Open Community. Do you believe in the concepts in our book, Open Community , as passionately as we do? Do you have an example of Open Community in action? Are you curious to see where the conversations around building community online go next?

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?

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

This post by the super smart Bill Johnston originally appeared on his structure3c blog and is reposted here with permission. Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes. Shared Purpose of Community . Federated Communities.

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?

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?

Open Community on Facebook!

SocialFish

We would love it if you would check out our Facebook page for Open Community … and we would love it even more if you would post a photo of the book when it arrives on your doorstep – thanks to Steve Briggs, Dave Sabol and Garry Polmateer for posting your photos already!

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. Most importantly, when it comes to online communities, from a young age Millennials have learned to leverage their social networks.

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?

Community Management 101

SocialFish

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Private Communities Fail

SocialFish

Socious’ Online Community Blog has a fantastic series listing a whole ton of reasons why private communities fail. My favorite: Private online communities are not about enabling members to connect and friend each other. Private online communities are about providing the content, resources, and discussions to help members or customers become more successful in their jobs and lives. Why Private Social Communities Fail & How to Avoid It?

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

Calling all online community software vendors

SocialFish

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.

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!,

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.

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.

Bringing Open Community To Public Relations

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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&# ?

How to Name Your Private Online Community

SocialFish

This post is by Ben Martin and originally appeared on the Avectra blog. There are basically two schools of thought on naming a private online community. One is more common in the corporate/organizational space, and the other is more common among all other communities.