How to Grow on Instagram with Brand x Brand Collaborations

Later

Brand collaborations on Instagram are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to grow your following and promote your brand online. Not to be confused with influencer partnerships, brand collaborations see two (or more!) We asked Jessica Ruhfus, Founder & CEO Collabosaurus , a matchmaking platform for brands looking to collaborate, to share her industry insights. But the new way to promote your brand online is with brand x brand collaborations.

Monday Roundup: Collaboration

Waxing UnLyrical

So this week’s roundup focuses on how collaboration can play a major role in successful campaigns and projects. Collaboration Tools for Social Media Teams: You Don’t Have to Do It All Alone. 10 Slack Hacks to Boost Team Collaboration. Why: Slack is just one of the tools I personally use for collaboration. In this post, Heather Whaling shares some of her “favorite ‘Slack hacks’ to boost collaboration.”

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Instagram Live Collaborations: Tips and Examples to Inspire You

agora pulse

Consider Instagram Live collaborations. Check out these how-to tips and examples of Instagram Live collaborations. . But is that the same for Instagram live video collaborations? There are many advantages to an Instagram live collaboration. A live collaboration can add something different to your usual marketing mix. Strengthen community. Forging brand partnerships can strengthen your position in the community. Check out their collaboration here.

Why Marketers Must Collaborate to Succeed

Convince & Convert

There are reasons that we should be collaborating with other like-minded people in our industry—namely, because it helps you both. In order to build relationships with people, and possibly collaborative projects in the future, always be useful in their business. Building a Collaboration Strategy. This is where collaboration is born. This business is all about collaboration and how two minds can get things done better than one.

Snapchat: An Emerging Platform for Teamwork and Collaboration

Waxing UnLyrical

While Snapchat has been used for brands and other public relations campaigns, it can be used for collaborative and teamwork efforts as well. In fact, I used Snapchat for the first time this semester to not only showcase what I am doing in my classes, but also to document, share, and collaborate with my students and fellow PR professors on projects and assignments. Here are some ideas to consider for how to use Snapchat for collaboration and teamwork feedback: 1.

On collaboration and learning organizations

SocialFish

Albeit with very different language, we talk about similar ideas throughout Open Community. Tags: Open Community Watch this interesting video by Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics and the new Macrowikinomics – which is on my desk – can’t wait to read it.

BigMarker.com: Social Network for Communities

Mindjumpers

BigMarker.com is a social network for communities. By offering unlimited web conferencing and key project management tools, it hopes to empower communities to make a difference. With this product BigMarker.com are looking to connect communities and according to them, communities are the best places to network and find people with common interest. A BigMarker.com Community equips anyone with the tools they need to make a difference.

General Mills Embraces Collaborative Storytelling with “Hello, Cereal Lovers” Social Media Community

Convince & Convert

Inspired by the passion and enthusiasm people have for cereal, there’s a new, “Hello Cereal Lovers” co-branded social media community from General Mills that is generating buzz for its creative and collaborative visual storytelling approach. Spanning Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, the “Hello, Cereal Lovers” communities focus on General Mills’ cereal varieties, but aren’t opposed to (gasp) occasionally mix in a competitor for the sake of a sweet recipe.

Collaboration supports successful campaigns

Akamai Marketing

My PR friends will strive to find ways to connect or create community and journalism friends are going to remind me about the need for great content and the digital design camp is going to say it won’t mean anything if it isn’t attractive to the eye. Collaboration is a sign of strength, not weakness and we can make each other and our clients even more successful. In fact, social media in itself IS collaboration. If your a social media pro, do you collaborate much?

The Social Media Pitfall of Assumptive Collaboration

Direct Marketing Observations

We were on the fence about creating a community but we (the developer and I figured we could roll it out a week or two later). I was collaborative but assumptive.

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. Know anyone in the travel space we should be collaborating with? Building a New Kind of Cruise Community.

Building Your Business With Internal Collaboration

Convince & Convert

right there, “ The Collaborative Organization ,” and also the CEO, Founder, and Grand Poobah of Chess Media Group. It’s the first really comprehensive strategy guide to collaboration in the work place. ” Benefits of Internal Collaboration. Jay: …why do people need to collaborate internally? of message that collaboration makes the world a better place. You can’t just go to them and say, “Hey, collaboration’s great.

The Future of Community Management

Ignite Social Media

So, when I was asked to share what the future of community management would be like, at first it felt like an impossible task. Perhaps you are feeling the strife of defining “community management”, or trying to figure out where a discipline that touches so many areas of your business fits on your org chart. This is a pivotal time in the discipline of community management, and many brands are asking these very questions.

In the Collaborative Economy, Are Local Classifieds in Trouble?

Stay N' Alive

I''m a big fan of my friend Jeremiah Owyang''s principle of " The Collaborative Economy." The Collaborative Economy is a new phase of this principle, where instead of only sharing online, close friends, family, and some times strangers are now using online tools to find ways to share in real life. On the real estate front, you''re seeing more and more people embrace the collaborative economy in favor of renting through services such as AirBNB.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Big Idea: Collaborating with a purpose and a strategy. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content.

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader

The Realtime Report

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader. Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. Yet, with the demand for new communities and the never-ending desire to increase engagement, such best practices for moderation become overlooked. Here is how to become an effective online community leader. Rather than force involvement, thriving communities “build benches” for those on the sidelines.

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.

8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups

Kikolani

If you own a blog that has multiple authors, regular contributors, or regular guest bloggers , here are seven ways a private blog group can be utilized for helping strengthen the blog and its community as a whole. Twitter: RT @kikolani Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups [link] #blogging. Members can share their own blog posts for social promotion from the group *if* it includes a link to a post on the collaborative blog. Your Thoughts on Collaborative Blog Groups.

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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&# ?

Collaborating and Investing in Green Innovations | Justin Levy

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Collaborating and Investing in Green Innovations Written on April 20, 2010 by Justin Levy in environmental , innovation 11 Comments - Leave a comment!

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

$100 Off First-Ever Master Class on Community Management Best Practices

Ignite Social Media

For the first time ever, Ignite Social Media is offering a detailed, 3-hour Master Class on Community Management Best Practices for 2016. As the job of community manager evolves (yet again), keeping up is increasingly challenging. We’ll cover: The evolution of the Community Manager. Methods for collaborating with your larger team. Reactive community management. Proactive community building.

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Effective collaboration with wikis | DavePress

Buzz Marketing for Technology

‹ links for 2008-07-07 • links for 2008-07-08 › Effective collaboration with wikis. own blog ) for some advice how how wikis can be used to throw some rough notes up and invite people to collaborate and share knowledge and experience to develop them into more coherent documents. Much of this stuff is standard across any kind of online community, and I don’t claim to be very original in any of this. About. Projects. Resources. Services. Contact Me.

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Relationship Advice: Your Nonprofit Organization and Building Community Organization Partnerships

Waxing UnLyrical

To encourage social responsibility, create a culture of giving back to the larger community. This puts the efforts directly in your employees’ hands by having them organizing the larger group, suggesting collaborative efforts and keeping everyone organized and upholding the mission of your company. Encourage human resources to create policy for volunteering that will not harm employees’ performance reviews when they take time off to give back to the community.

The value of collaboration

SocialFish

John Stepper has an awesome series of posts about the value of collaboration, which I wanted to point you to if you haven’t seen it. The Value of Collaboration #1: Reducing internal service costs. The solution has 4 parts: Use the collaboration platform to store answers you already have. The Value of Collaboration #2: Reducing how much your firm prints. Now, at work, I can store all those docs on the firm’s collaboration platform and access them via an iPad.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. Below I’ll highlight a couple of simple and effective methods that’ll help grow a B2B Facebook community through engaging content curation. These should be “thought leaders” or other people with large Facebook communities that appeal to your company personality and image.

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The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

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. The corner stones of community management. Yesterday, we talked about the importance of Local Community Managers, when a global brand wants to establish a social media presence on local country markets. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning.

What does YOUR Open Community look like?

SocialFish

Forgive us for what’s sure to be a big promo push to spread the word about our little book, Open Community , which is about to come out in less than two weeks. The book covers social media concepts that can make or break your community. Open Community is a conversation starter.

An Influencer’s Guide to Working with Brands

Later

How to Pitch for Paid Collaborations. Just fill out the form to download the template: How to Work With Brands Part #2: How to Pitch for Paid Collaborations . Once you’ve landed a brand partnership, you should always clearly disclose your collaboration.

If You Want a Culture of Collaboration, You Need to Accept the LOLCats Too

Social Media Strategery

Before wikis were used by the Intelligence Community to develop reports on IEDs , people were creating user badges to show off their favorite NFL teams. If you want to create a vibrant culture of collaboration, you need to be OK with pictures of LOLCats, posts about the NFL playoffs, arguments about Apple and Android, and criticism of company policies. Accept and embrace this fact now and your communities have a much better chance at succeeding.

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.

How I Got My Job As Director Of Social Media – Step 1: Build Experience Then Blog, Tweet, Collaborate!

SocMed Sean

First Establish Your Area Of Expertise In Communities Contrary to the popular belief of some, social media isn’t really about tweeting, posting, or marketing. My collaboration with these team members expanded my areas of expertise and helped me expand my understanding of how to bring people together using technology as easily as possible.

A Community of Practice Is More Than a Website

Social Media Strategery

A community of practice (CoP) is, according to cognitive anthropologists Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger , a group of people who share an interest, a craft, and/or a profession. Over the last year or so, the term communities of practice has entered the social media buzzword lexicon along with virtual collaboration, engagement, platforms, and Enterprise 2.0. Sounds like we might already be members of dozens of communities of practice – at work, at church, at school, etc.

7 Skill Sets for Nurturing Open Community

Convince & Convert

Tweet Guest post as part of the virtual book tour by Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer to explore concepts from their new book Open Community : a little book of big ideas for associations navigating the social web. You Don’t Have to Own A Community to Build Community.

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237: How Collaborations Can Accelerate Your Blog’s Growth

ProBlogger

How to Use Collaborations to Grow Your Blog. So today I want to share a principle that has helped me keep a lot of balls in the air, and scale my business beyond what I ever thought I could manage– collaborations. And this podcast is all about how you can make your blogging a more collaborative experience. Links and Resources for How to Accelerate the Growth of Your Blog with Collaborations: Further Listening. Examples of Collaborative Content.

Social Media Case Study: Collaborate with Traditional Media

Bare Feet Studios

Let me introduce you to my client, HCAP – Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. The post Social Media Case Study: Collaborate with Traditional Media appeared first on Bare Feet Studios. They are among the top 10 largest nonprofits in Hawaii, with a wide range of services being provided across O?ahu. I have been working with them for the past few months as a Social Media Artist-in-Residence. Somewhat surprisingly for an organization of its size, it had managed to.

A Tale of Two Communities Part 1 – Volkswagen

SocialFish

This post is the first in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community. Open Community

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. The Internal Community Manager wears many hats.

Community Managers in Scientific Communities

SocialFish

I was privileged to teach a module about Aligning Community Management and Workplace Culture to the new class of Community Engagement Fellows at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). If you are a scientist community manager (like the folks who run research collaborations), a science communicator, or a community manager working for a scientific organization of any kind, you may find lots of interesting tidbits in the Storify.

Small Staff Organizations and Open Community

SocialFish

This is a repost of an Open Community Virtual Book Tour post I recently wrote for Splash! And there’s no quick fix – no consultant or agency can nurture your community for you, though they can help you build your infrastructure and they can help you with specific campaigns.

Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool

SocialFish

The goal of the social media team is to find ways to keep the company’s message meaningful and relevant for the community- making them want to stick around. It transforms how organizations create, collaborate, and publish social media content at the national and local levels. Teem’d stitches together national and local contributors into a community that organizes and localizes the social media effort. The post Teem’d: The New Collaboration Tool appeared first on SocialFish.

The 1-9-90 rule won't work for Internal Collaboration

Buzz Marketing for Technology

You sweat the long nights and the hard work that it takes to get your new platform stood up within your organization so that everyone can begin to collaborate. The cycle of this theory has to be broken when it comes to internal collaboration sites.

How Transparency Creates Engaged Communities

Convince & Convert

Topcoder is a community of designers, developers, and data scientists who specialize in design and technology. This community develops enterprise-level work for some of the biggest companies in the world. As such, Clinton’s job is to serve two masters: the community of designers and developers as well as the clients signing up to tap this community. How to effectively build and nurture a community. “Topcoder was always community first.