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. A BigMarker.com Community equips anyone with the tools they need to make a difference.

Report: Social Marketing Is More Than Just Likes [Report]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Recently, ComScore , the global leader in measuring the digital world, published a report on social marketing and how it’s not just about getting likes! In the report, the fruity candy named Skittles is used as a case to show this development.

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Civic Crowdfunding vs Tax – Collaborative Government #Gov2

Laurel Papworth

Collaborative projects eg. No Gov – complete Big Society community activism. Education let’s us down… Warning: This version of social media and online community call to actions is so far to the Right that it becomes Left again.

Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open

SocialFish

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.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

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Robust Collaboration Tools to Empower the Modern Social Media Marketing Team

SocialFish

Regardless of the type of business you’re engaged in online, your trump card will, in many cases, be your team’s ability to respond to customers’ needs and communicate and give generously; none are tasks to be oversimplified, especially when serving a large client base or community.

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.

Report: How Social Marketing Works for Retail Brands [Report]

Mindjumpers

Tweet In late June, I wrote about ComScore’s second report called “The Power of Like 2 – How Social Marketing Works” and how it’s not just about getting likes, but rather about creating engagement and interacting with fans.

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

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Full Case Study Report from GiveToTheMax Day

SocialFish

Well the Case Foundation, one of the event partners, has just released a full report on the giving day: “Giving contests are becoming an increasingly common tool for cities and regions to increase donations to nonprofits. Download the full report here [PDF].

Working to build scientific communities? Please take the AAAS State of Scientific Community Management Survey

SocialFish

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.

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The State of Social Media Marketing – Summary of Annual Survey Report (Part 2)

Mindjumpers

In a previous blog post , Jonas made a summary of a report called “The State of Social Media Marketing” from January 2012 in which he outlined the key points and conclusions drawn from the report. 45% report 2+ accounts on Twitter, with 11% reporting over 5 profiles.

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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. Accept and embrace this fact now and your communities have a much better chance at succeeding.

Put Content Marketing at the Heart of Your Brand Strategy

Mindjumpers

In fact, 90% of marketers think content marketing will become more important over the next year, according to a report from Econsultancy & Outbrain, yet only 38 % have a content marketing strategy in place. The Performance of 100 Icon Brands on Facebook [report].

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)

SocialFish

Check out Part 1 of this series for an introduction to the new, for-profit, online communities like Doximity and ResearchGate that are changing the way their members work. Like traditional associations, these communities are a source of news, information and education.

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 – Local Government Knowledge Network

SocialFish

Community: Local Government Knowledge Network. Our best stuff – magazines, reports, data, discussion forums and more – lived behind the member wall. Associations debate whether to tear down their walls and open their communities to non-members.

Important Findings about Social Media around the World in 2012

Mindjumpers

InSitesConsulting recently released a report of the status of social media in 2012 with more than 2.000 facts & figures about social media in 19 countries. See the full SlideShare report here: Social Media around the World 2012 by InSites Consulting.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

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.

How Are Serious Games Reinventing Businesses?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Our collaborative games-based approach to making these choices leaves you and your entire team feeling energized because in the game you can explore both ROI and non-ROI factors to selecting your social media investments. Posted in Crowdsourcing Gaming Innovation.

Partnering With Brands Theme Week: Ways to Collaborate and Earn an Income on Your Blog

ProBlogger

So you’ve been blogging for a while and have built up a solid readership and community because you consistently deliver useful/inspirational/entertaining content? One blogger talent agency has been reported as charging out up to $750 per brand mention on an Instagram image.

3 Ways Wahl Professional Grew Its Instagram Community by 56%

Sprout Social

But in order to be successful building a strong community is essential. A dedication to social media engagement , integrating existing communities and using analytics tools are three ways that brands can ensure their Instagram presence remains robust.

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From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. Why are scientific collaborations so difficult to sustain?

Volunteers Make The World Go Round: Communicating Effectively for Impact

Waxing UnLyrical

This is the start of building a real community. Develop a sense of community. Of course, the real sense of community is built off-line. At the YMCA, we are strengthening our community — in mind, body and spirit — and it is our cause. Guest Post by Paula Newbaker.

10 Social Media Tools To Help With Your Crowdsourcing Efforts

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This is a great use because it allows doctors collaborate together and share their expertise, which can ultimately save a patient’s life and/or help find cures in the future. Evernote Create an area for your team can collaborate on notes, ideas, and information.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

Do your customers have a need for community, convenience, or collaboration?

Introducing Users to the Concept of Meeting Workspaces in MOSS 2007 | NetworkWorld.com Community

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Collaboration. Collaboration. Special Reports. She is co-author of Essential SharePoint 2007: Delivering High-Impact Collaboration. Friday, June 27, 2008. Research Centers. Security. Anti-Virus / Spyware / Spam. Compliance & Regulation. Firewalls / VPN / Intrusion.

Why Every Writer Needs an Online Community

ProBlogger

these people need supportive communities in order to develop their craft. That’s where online communities come in. Online writing communities, like Writers’ Café , Writers’ Beat , or my company’s Foboko , enable bloggers to get help throughout the process of creating an ebook, a short story, a report, or any other blog post. Collaborations are instantaneous, and you can always refer back when you have questions or doubts. (If

Awesome Nonprofit Social Media Decks from #14NTC

SocialFish

Also, there’s an amazing collaborative notes spreadsheet with notes on every single session, should you want to browse all the content we got over these three days. NonprofitOrgs to Report Live from #14NTC. Content Strategy From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit Open Community

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

Buzz Marketing for Technology

I’ve done a number of workshops the past few months with clients designed to do two primary things: Land a common understanding across the teams involved around what social media, communities and influencer programs really are and more importantly why it matters to a business. The answer is NOT always social media/community - that would be another warning sign if it was. 4) None of the following are community platforms: Wikis, Blogs or Forums. Best Engaging Communities.

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13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration

SocialFish

They give you a way of searching for topics, conversations and people, or to keep up on news as it is being reported. SocialGood – Social of Summer Good and Mashable collaborated to create this hashtag, which has become an official keyword for social change and positive community efforts.

3 Hidden Resources for Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

SocialFish

But we also know first-hand the power of the nonprofit community , and it’s easy to see that collaboration and partnership are at the very heart of the #GivingTuesday movement. Your Community. It may seem obvious, but it’s true: your best asset is your nonprofit’s own community.

3 Ways Social Media can Boost Sales Success

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Blogging Business Intelligence Communities Content Marketing Conversational Marketing Enterprise 2.0 But a new RAIN Group report proves otherwise and shows that sales people that truly “connect” with buyers in this “always on” environment we live in to win more often.

How to Convert Facebook Fans into ‘Superfans’

Mindjumpers

For marketers to build a community and reach the Superfans, quality content is imperative. Create catchy, subtle and exclusive content that is dedicated to the fans of your community. Collaborate and co-create. The Performance of 100 Icon Brands on Facebook [report].

NEW! Artomatic Diaries, A Living Social Media Case Study

SocialFish

Artomatic’s mission: Artomatic works to strengthen the artist community; build an audience for that community and helps focus attention on the use of temporary space for its events and the community of artists.

Why Komen Was Destined to Clash with Social Media

SocialFish

million to a more than $400 million fundraising machine , with about $98 million in community grants given last year. In 2010, there were reports that Komen went after over 100 smaller nonprofits with the “Cure” in their name.

Latest Association-Nonprofit Social Media Jobs

SocialFish

Create, develop, and nurture diverse online communities.&#. Uncategorized community manager social media managerHoly moly there are a LOT of social media positions out there! Didn’t we tell you the trend is UP for social media hiring?

The State of Social Business 2013

SocialFish

As we close out the year, here’s a good report on the current state of social business maturity. As the report says, we’re slowly but surely “shifting out of first gear” We can help you do that.

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Social Media Trends, Prospects, and Challenges in India

Mindjumpers

The service is run by Internet.org in collaboration with a number of telecom players. Our ever-growing global network of Local Social Media Managers around the world helps us ensure contextually relevant content through social listening, content production and response management.

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Build a Social Media Strategy at SMCHI

Bare Feet Studios

It is very easy to get sucked into the stream of activity and distractions, playing a few rounds of copy cat, and then being stuck having to write an annual report that basically says, “Well, we were really busy this year but don’t have a clue what we actually accomplished!&#.

Why Can’t We Define Public Relations?

SocialFish

Just like you can hold or view an ad, you can hold or view a story a reporter has written or produced. Public relations is the management function of researching, communicating and collaborating with publics to build mutually beneficial relationships. [LONG POST ALERT!].

7 Levels of Social Media Engagement

Laurel Papworth

LinkedIn is blocked because someone mentioned someone once found a job on this online community. There are plans to set up an internal blog, wiki, collaborative knowledge management system, Yammer. The role of the community is to forward on the material, but ssshhh!