Facebook Launches New Education Stream for Community Managers

Social Media Today

Facebook has launched a new, free education stream focused on effective community management

Social Community Management: Best Practices

Sociallyin Insider Blog

Whether you have an established online presence or are just beginning your journey into the realm of social media marketing, it’s vitally important to establish social community management best practices in your social media strategy.

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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. One thing that all of these have in common is the notion of community building. So how can you, as a communications professional, leverage the power of community building for your brand?

Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The agreement sees the two national organizations exchange ownership of 41 community and commuter newspapers and then shutter most of them, but it’s the fault of industry disruption according to the news release announcing the deal. This is a bad deal, not only for the almost 300 news media professionals who are out of a job, but because reporting local news is important to our communities. Communities want, and need, local news, not just a freesheet stuffed with ads.

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. While our roundup today isn’t (all) about SPD, it is about celebrating your community… which is one of the gifts of an event like SPD – that, even if just for a day, you feel part of a community. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community.

How to Build a Strong Instagram Community

Later

Creating an Instagram community for your business is one of the best ways to gain brand loyalty, boost engagement, and stay connected to your customers. In this blog post we’re sharing how and why you should build an Instagram community, as well as 6 tips to help you get started: Why Build an Instagram Community. Investing in an online community can be one of the most valuable moves any brand can make for long-term success. .

Knowing Your Social Community & Why It Matters

Ignite Social Media

Your brand is on multiple social media platforms and posting regularly, but when it comes to engaging your social community, are you giving your audience what they want ? When creating content for social, community managers should first ask themselves “why would they care?” May your social community doesn’t click through to read link posts, but they may engage in your poll.

Facebook Adds New, Free Courses in Effective Community Management

Social Media Today

Facebook has added a new Community Management education stream to its free Blueprint program

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Six Examples of Great Community Management

Ignite Social Media

There’s a lot that goes into community management. A community manager acts as the link between a brand and its customers- helping to build, grow, and manage their online communities. Community managers (CMs) are, in many cases, the voice of the brand. They are immersed in the community and they’re the people you communicate with when you reach out to a brand. We’ve compiled some examples of great community management to recognize some of their hard work!

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 Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. In this article, I will share three specific ways that livestreaming has helped me grow my community. How is your video content serving your community? The more I listen to my community, the more they are interested in coming to my show. However, I now have almost 11K followers and a very engaged community. Guest Post by Ai Addyson-Zhang.

What’s wrong with online community today?

Janet Fouts

If you know me, you know that community has always been the backbone of my work, and the foundation of my business. When we look at what we dream online communities could be, we wanted: For them to be for us, whoever we are and whatever we believe. We wanted online communities to be a reflection of our personalities and a place for personal expression. It makes me so sad that online communities have become a place for venting our frustration and using it as a weapon.

Facebook Outlines New, Machine Learning Process to Improve the Accuracy of Community Standards Enforcement

Social Media Today

Facebook has rolled out a new system to help better identify community standards violations, which should improve the accuracy of its enforcement efforts

4 Best Practices for Community Management

Social Media Today

Effective community management is key to maximizing your digital marketing performance - but it's also often overlooked. Check out these tips

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. So You Think You Want to be a Community Manager? Why: An inside view on what community management actually entails. Community Consultation – Offline & Online. Happy Monday!

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. But community is a funny thing; you’re either all in, or you’re out. So that kept me thinking about how one puts the “we” in any community forum, as well as how one sustains it.

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. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

How to Build a Strong Instagram Community

Later

Creating an Instagram community for your business is one of the best ways to gain brand loyalty, boost engagement, and stay connected to your customers. In this blog post we’re sharing how and why you should build an Instagram community, as well as 6 tips to help you get started: Why Build an Instagram Community. Investing in an online community can be one of the most valuable moves any brand can make for long-term success. .

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts. Leading by example, Boys to Men helps the whole San Diego community through its singular cause. “We Community, which we are going away from, is so important to our program.

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.

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. Blog brands community Social Media Social media is so much more than how many fans or followers you have. It’s about connecting with people, establishing relationships, and adding value to those relationships.

Community Insights Informing Product Decisions

Ignite Social Media

As a social media manager, you likely have access to great community insights that other members of your organization do not. Here are a few examples of how community insights have made an impact on famous brands, and how you might be able to replicate their success. If a huge company like Tesla can enact change like that from a single customer suggestion, imagine what improvements your brand might make after implementing regular community insight check-ins.

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.

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. Mindjumpers Network is a global network of local country community managers enabling international companies to execute and maintain brand communities in a structured, quality assured and cost effective way across markets with the aim of creating effect and value.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. The more discourse that takes place, the more others engage and the larger the community becomes. Communities co-create their own culture. Photo: Provided by ADQ Community.

10 Reasons We All Need Community in Business and Life

Pam Moore

As your knowledge deepened, community expanded and influence rose you somehow forgot those little things you once celebrated. It reminds us just how important community is to us both personally and professionally. Community Doesn't Happen Overnight. Community isn't something that happens once just to help build you up from zero to one hundred or five thousand followers. A real community is there for the long term. 10 Reasons We All Need 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! But there seems to be a lot of cofusion both on the part of employers and job candidates, and a lot of jobs that actually entail managing a company’s social media marketing efforts are being billed as community management positions. The whole concept of online community is evolving.

Get Down with the OPC! How to Ignite Your Brand with Other People’s Content and Community

Pam Moore

The OPC = other people's content and other people's community. Communities create markets, but only after you make the first investment in the human beings within. People who learn to do this in an authentic way can zoom straight past their competition with powerful relationships, extended reach, and multiple communities and people sitting on the edge of their seats to learn from the content they provide. Tapping into the power of other people's communities.

The Value of Community Management and Customer Interception

Ignite Social Media

Quantifying customer care and the value of community management can be a bit more… avant-garde; however, we have a measurement solution that might help you justify allocating resources to customer care on social media. Building the Value of Community Management Model. The post The Value of Community Management and Customer Interception appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency. Depending on your business objectives, social media marketing can wear multiple hats.

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. The truth is, to grow a Facebook community you must bring people from outside Facebook into your Page. But once you start growing your community, you will find many benefits to your business, especially now that social media allows your customers to participate in your business directly on a personal level. How To Grow Your Facebook Community is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

Fostering Community and Hope One Story at a Time

Waxing UnLyrical

Sometimes community presentations don’t sound as exciting as SnapChat or micro-targeting on Facebook. The post Fostering Community and Hope One Story at a Time appeared first on Shonali Burke Consulting. Community Christy Silverthone community Safe Families for ChildrenGuest Post by Christy Silverthone.

What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community

Waxing UnLyrical

I tell you all this not to make excuses for being away, but because part of being in a community means we share what’s going on. It’s an acknowledgement of the ties social networks help us build, if we show our humanity and use them for what they truly are – ways to bridge the gaps between us… to really build, and be a part of, a community. We are a community. What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

TikTok Launches New Ad Campaign to Highlight Community Benefit and Positivity

Social Media Today

Amid ongoing discussion around its future, TikTok has launched a new ad campaign to underline the benefits of its app

4 Community Management Hacks for Instagram

Likeable

Anyone familiar with the role of a community manager knows that your day can go from calm to busy in a blink of an eye. The four Instagram updates below not only help streamline a community manager’s day but can also help build a better relationship between your brand and your followers. A community manager’s day can be quite hectic, and it can become time-consuming to ensure your Instagram content is posted at the exact right time.

TikTok Adds New Features for Pride, Announces New Initiatives to Support the LGBTQ+ Community

Social Media Today

TikTok is looking to show its support for the LGBTQ+ community with a range of announcements for Pride Month

FACE: 4 Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Social Media Community Manager

SocMed Sean

Having worked in online community management for the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of putting together some amazing teams. The roles on a digital community team varied, ranging from digital strategists, to graphic designers…and everything in-between. Two roles, however, that are critically important are the social media community manager and the social media strategist. Community management is not easy. Sourcing The Right Community Manager.

What is a brand community and how to build a successful one

Sprout Social

If you’re looking for ways to strengthen your brand and have better conversations with your customers, you need to build a brand community. Brand communities rally your most loyal customers in one place, which is a massive win for any brand. What is a brand community?

Facebook Provides Community-Building Tips for Brands in New Report

Social Media Today

Facebook says that brands need to work on developing their community contribution capacity in order to align with modern connective trends

#measurePR Recap (Feb 2016): Measuring Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Seeing as how February, as a month, is all about love, I wanted to focus this month’s #measurePR chat on the folks who give us the most love in our businesses: our community. On how online community impacts PR and vice versa: A3: An engaged community can be a fantastic PR resource, esp in times of disaster. Online communities are formulating networks, convos, and opinions in real time around the world. It fuels community fire and gives lift to PR efforts.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Communities in particular were by their nature filled with people who already have an affinity or interest in your product, right? At the same time, the community-building interactions that drove many of us to this space have dwindled with a lot of companies. Marketing, community or both? So, the problem comes when organizations decide to ONLY focus on content , and to avoid investing in/committing to community management. Tweet.

Forecasting Resources Includes Community

Meltwater

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

16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me

Waxing UnLyrical

area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me. Community community building random factsI don’t think you really know a person until you know what kind of random facts they know. So I decided to find out. The other day, I asked this on Facebook: Boy, do my peeps know a lot of random facts!

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

Waxing UnLyrical

You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Pushing out content is all very well, but unless you build a community, there will be limited-to-no engagement with your content. Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.