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.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

If there’s one thing you take away from today’s post on content marketing, please let it be this: just because you build it, doesn’t mean they’ll come. Content Marketing: a scenario. But you’re probably not approaching content marketing the social PR way.

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!

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.

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!

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. There is a wish to convey a global communication across markets and at the same time have the possibility to do marketing initiatives on a local level.

How to Manage Your LinkedIn Community Without Feeling Completely Overwhelmed

agora pulse

People are forming real relationships on this platform—but managing all those relationships within a community of peers, employees, potential job applicants, and potential clients can be tricky and overwhelming. Personal and Professional Profiles: Why Both Make Up Your LinkedIn 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.

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.

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!).

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.

Search Engine Optimization THEN Blogging THEN Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

These are usually the same people who say something like, “We don’t sell anything online” when I ask them about their internet marketing strategy. ” Leave a comment (or subscribe) to a blog about IT recruiting. Blogging Supports Social Media Marketing.

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.

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. Our team’s goal is to help bring social, mobile and digital to the cruise world – a huge, sprawling, largely analog $38 billion market. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

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?

Alex & Sonja Overhiser’s Impact On The Indianapolis Food Community

Firebelly

Alex and Sonja Overhiser share how they’re making a difference in the Indianapolis food community in the latest episode of #GotTheFire. What started as a way to bring friends together around a dinner table and a passion for farmers markets turned into a blog, “A Couple Cooks,” and cookbook, “Pretty Simple Cooking,” that have made […].

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

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.

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.

Facebook Group marketing: how to build your community

Sprout Social

Facebook Group marketing is going to grow in 2020 and beyond. And recent data from the Sprout Social Index highlights that 40% of marketers view private communities as a top social trend to prioritize in 2020. Why Facebook Group marketing matters so much.

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. Social Media Marketing

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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.

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.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. Deliver expert opinions via blogs.

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.

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.

Is Jeremy Epstein The Yoda Of Community Marketing?

Firebelly

What Henry Ford, Espresso, And Community Have In Common. Now I read his blog more often than any other marketing blog. He’s a former Microsoft executive who use to help partner companies improve their marketing engines and operations.

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!

Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization

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.

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&# ?

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.

10 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. Your community manager is an outsider. Have a community of Hybrid car owners?

Entrepreneurs: How I Launched a Membership Community

Jon Loomer

In particular, I struggle with launching a product for my entrepreneur community because it’s brand new for me. Well, I finally launched a product for my entrepreneur community early this morning. Do I have enough interest to launch a community for entrepreneurs?

9 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. Your community manager is an outsider. Have a community of Hybrid car owners?

LOOKK: Community That Connects Designers With Consumers

Mindjumpers

We all know that London Fashion Week showcased how to use social media to its full potential with competitions, updates and photos on Facebook, Twitter and blogs. But here is a really cool community called LOOKK that connects young designers with consumers through an open social network.

6 Common Mistakes in Online Community Development

Convince & Convert

Many of the myths surrounding online community development are proliferated by common sense conclusions. Creating an online community has a basis in science—but best practices that seem clear-cut on the surface become much more complicated when you dig deeper.

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?

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

Firebelly

With that, I know that The Vogue has successfully completed the biggest struggle of social media marketing: understanding what your followers want. Build your community using relevance and use something you can have through an email newsletter: conversation.

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community

Convince & Convert

What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? Do they know something about Instagram marketing that you don’t? But first, if you’re new to Instagram, this deck might be helpful: The Ultimate Guide To Instagram Marketing from Ross Simmonds.