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A little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. Written for the complicated and quirky world of associations and membership organizations, Open Community is about how associations can—and why they should—build community online. (Not

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Open Community Virtual Book Tour = Awesome.

SocialFish

As part of our Open Community book launch, we are doing a really exciting VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR. 11/01/10 – Noise to Signal | Social Signal (Blog home of Rob Cottingham, whose cartoons are featured in the book!). Tags: Open Community

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Buy the book: Open Community is out!!

SocialFish

Soooo…we might have been talking your ears off about a certain little book we want you to check out… It’s finally here. What is Open Community? Tags: Featured Open Community Buy it now! We want to hear what you think about our ideas. Talk to me, Goose! on Prezi.

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Book Review: Optimize

Webbiquity SMM

Divided into three sections— Planning (tactics, audience research, content), Implementation (persona development, keyword research, content optimization, measurement) and Scale —the book provides a comprehensive roadmap for using integrated digital marketing tactics to drive business results.

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Open Community Virtual Book Tour Schedule

SocialFish

Here’s the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. Don’t have the book yet? The intros are a little repetitive as we’re getting the word out about what the book is about (we’ll be mixing it up a lot more from now on!),

When Millennials Take Over [Book Review]

Waxing UnLyrical

By all accounts, Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter’s new book, When Millennials Take Over , launched to riotous success at SxSW last week. I’m going to now add my $0.02 (and yes, book reviews are back on WUL!) – it’s awesome. About a month ago, Maddie authored an extremely comprehensive overview of the book on Social Media Today. I tend to be a bit jaded when it comes to business books, but I came away from WMTO refreshed.

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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.

Book Review: The Crowdfunding Revolution

SocialFish

In this series of posts about social media books, I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences. . so I find this book incredibly interesting.

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Latest from the Open Community Virtual Book Tour

SocialFish

Don’t have the book yet? Here’s the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. 11/22/10 – Skyline Trade Show Tips – we’ll be talking about the open community around your tradeshows. Tags: Open Community

Awesome Community Management Playbook

SocialFish

I love this Community Management Playbook from Yammer. “Online communities have taken hold among businesses, to connect employees, customers and partners. However, community management as a profession is largely misunderstood and inadequately resourced.

Revving Up a Children’s Book with Integrated MarComm

Waxing UnLyrical

I thought, “A children’s book… seriously?” I envisioned the entire book in its complete glory – from every page spread and the cover to how I could use my skills in IMC to make this book a reality. Revving Up a Children’s Book with Integrated MarComm.

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Latest from the Open Community Virtual Book Tour

SocialFish

Don’t have the book yet? Since our last book tour update, we talked PR 2.0 Steve Drake wrote an awesome post digging into what his takeaways from the book were and how his AMC could take these ideas forward with their association clients. Buy it now.

Get the Book!

SocialFish

Open Community. A little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. The book is a collection of big ideas. The concepts in Open Community are actionable and applicable to any association, large or small. Tags: Open Community

Are you strangling your community?

SocialFish

Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts. BUY THE BOOK – FIERCE LOYALTY: UNLOCKING THE DNA OF WILDLY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES. We dictate the operations of the community.

Book Review: Social Media Marketing

Webbiquity SMM

As she notes in her introduction, Li’s book is organized around four main themes: Research: start by using search and social media monitoring tools to discover where your customers and prospects are congregating. Finally, as wonderful as the book is, its a tad long.

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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.

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&# ?

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!).

Book Review: Stand Out Social Marketing

SocialFish

This is the second in a series of posts about social media books, where I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences. .

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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!

Socialnomics Book Review | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Book Reviews , Social Media / Socialnomics Book Review | Subcribe via RSS Socialnomics Book Review August 30th, 2009 Posted in Book Reviews , Social Media Tweet Share I debated whether to post a book review as I experienced flashes of high school busy work, but Socialnomics is certainly relevant to my world, and I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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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 ragtag army of cruise bloggers, travel writers, technologists and travel professionals teamed together to reverse-engineer the cruise discovery, planning and booking experience. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

Bring Your Own Meme to the #LiftOff Book Giveaway

Waxing UnLyrical

Via a quick (and FUN) exercise, I’m giving you another opportunity to participate in the book giveaway I announced last week. What books, you ask? Why, these books, my Social PR-lovin’ friend, which I call The Social PR Trifecta Giveaway: “ Known ” by Mark W.

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10 Ways Jay Baer’s New Book, Youtility, Will Change Your Life

Waxing UnLyrical

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I rarely do book reviews. This is because there are a lot of books out there, way more than I have the time to read. ” And that’s just in the author’s note at the end of the book!

Book Review: Stand Out Social Marketing

SocialFish

This is the second in a series of posts about social media books, where I invite the author to share something about themselves and why they wrote the book, and what in the book might be of particular interest to association or nonprofit audiences. . But the key strategic point of this book is that you stand out NOT by shouting louder than everyone else. Here, I tackle 5 questions about standing out to provide some details on the book.

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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. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

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?

Reactions to Open Community

SocialFish

We’re amazed at the fantastic reception we’re getting every day for Open Community. This particular review is so great, I’m reposting it here so you can see first hand what people are getting out of the book. Don’t have the book yet?

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? Open Communit

Social Media Book Package Giveaway!

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media , Software / Social Media Book Package Giveaway! Subcribe via RSS Social Media Book Package Giveaway! by Gary Vaynerchuk These are all books I have read and enjoyed and think you will too.

Twitterville Video Book Review

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Twitterville Video Book Review Written on September 9, 2009 by Justin Levy in books , reviews , twitter , video 15 Comments - Leave a comment!

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Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

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If you have a case study to share, from the angle of any of the “big ideas&# in our little book, please contact us. Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. I think it’s made a tremendous difference in raising awareness about hunger in our communities.”.

HELP NEEDED: community managers for CiviliNation Survey

SocialFish

We’re very interested in the work that they are doing, specifically with regards to developing education and training for community managers in facilitation and mediation , which happen to be two of the new skills we identify in our book Open Community.

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Social Media App Carry A Book Looks To Unite The Literary Minded

Forbes Social Media

The Carry A Book platform is an online networking community providing an opportunity for book lovers to meet each other virtually during social distancing or out in the world, where allowed.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

If you have a case study to share, from the angle of any of the “big ideas&# in our little book, please contact us. Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Check them out: GoPlow Community.

Velma Hart Talks Open Community

SocialFish

This is the second in a series of interviews we are conducting with CEO’s and senior executives about their take on the concepts in Open Community. We started our conversation with this one question: How do you think the concepts in Open Community will shape associations in the future?

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?

Susan Sarfati Talks Open Community

SocialFish

This post kicks off a series of executive interviews we’re doing about the concepts in our book, Open Community. Susan is someone we greatly admire, and we were thrilled to get the chance to bring you some of her thoughts on Open Community. Open community is changing this.

It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. The Harley Owners Group – HOG – is one of better-known examples of an owned social community, dating back to 1983.

3 Major Trends in Community Management

Likeable

Community management is essential to brands in so many ways: it helps create and showcase your brand’s identity and personality, it helps build trust with your audience, and it gives an added value that can clearly separate you from your competitors. Involving the Community.

Here's Why Book-Loving Communities Will Succeed Online In 2019

Forbes Social Media

In 2019, the closed social media community will succeed, thanks to its focus on slowing down, staying private, and going deep. Book lovers are a great example of the type of niche that's already thriving in more intentional communities, and they'll see even more success in the new year

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Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

SocialFish

If you have a case study to share, from the angle of any of the “big ideas” in our little book, please contact us. Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Open Community

Two Key Questions for Every Community Manager

SocialFish

Online Community Management is a profession that has seen a huge boom and evolved over these last couple of years. For Community Managers, this has happened fast; we’re still trying to develop key concepts that will help current and future Community Managers do the job.