Twitter Finally Brings Communities to its Android App

Social Media Today

Will Communities become a bigger part of the tweet experience, or are they set to go the way of Fleets

Facebook Announces 2021 Communities Summit, Launches New, $350k Community Awards Program

Social Media Today

The summit will give community leaders a chance to learn more from Facebook about how to build their groups

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5 Tactics to Grow Your Twitter Community

Audiense

But growing your community on Twitter is easier said than done, sometimes taking years just to gain a few thousand followers.

Twitter Acquires Chat App Sphere to Boost its Communities Push

Social Media Today

The acquisition will help Twitter build its new Communities tools with more compelling, engaging chat options

Tips and Best Practices for Enhancing Your Social Media Community

Ignite Social Media

2020 has created many challenges for the average person, but it may have created even more challenges for social media community managers across the nation. The Importance of Community Management. 5 Tips for Enhancing Your Social Community.

Facebook Announces 2021 Community Accelerator Grant Program to Assist Facebook Community Leaders

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced the 2021 iteration of its Community Accelerator Program, which is designed to help group admins maximize their communities

Transforming audiences into communities: Creating meaningful conversation

Audiense

When it comes to transforming digital audiences into communities, many brands struggle to find that secret formula. What are the perfect platforms? What are your audiences interested in? How can you get them to engage

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.

YouTube Expands Access to its Community Posting Tab Within Creator Channels

Social Media Today

The Community tab provides another way to help build community connection within the app

Facebook Expands Access to its Community Manager Certification Courses

Social Media Today

Facebook is making its Facebook Community Manager Certification course available in more languages

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Facebook Announces New Groups Tools at its 2021 Communities Summit

Social Media Today

New engagement tools, paid subgroups, merchandise shops - Facebook's adding a range of new groups tools

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Nextdoor Advertising: Connecting With the Community

Ignite Social Media

Nextdoor works to connect neighbors, businesses, and public services together within their communities. It’s a great way to mix up your media buying investment and reach new audiences in the community.

8 best practices to grow your Twitter community

Audiense

In the first part of our “Tactics to Grow Your Twitter Following” guide, we shared five essential tips to help you grow your Twitter community. Consistent tweeting, regular engagement, and optimised Twitter profiles play a central role in gaining a footing.

Transforming audiences into communities: Understanding the right channels

Audiense

This is also true of building communities, just because you found your audience in one place, doesn’t mean it’s the best place to build an active community.

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.

New Report Looks at the Rising Influence of Online Communities

Social Media Today

Facebook has worked with researchers from The Governance Lab at NYU to provide new insights into the importance of online communities

Facebook Tests New 'Community Awards' to Encourage Engagement in Groups

Social Media Today

Facebook's looking to encourage more positive group interactions, while also modeling ideal engagement behavior

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10+1 More Tips to Grow Your Twitter Community

Audiense

But sometimes, you need a little more than organic tactics to grow your community. In the first two parts of our “Tactics to Grow Your Twitter Following” series, we shared valuable tips and best practices that you can follow even without spending money.

Transforming audiences into communities: Understanding the right platforms

Audiense

This is also true of building communities, just because you found your audience in one place, doesn’t mean it’s the best place to build an active community.

Facebook Launches New Education Stream for Community Managers

Social Media Today

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

Instagram Launches New Global Branding Campaign, Highlighting the Benefits of Community Connection in the App

Social Media Today

The campaign aims to highlight the community benefits of Instagram, in connecting people around interests and trends

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

Waxing UnLyrical

In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Marketwire and TheCommunityManager.com asked community managers about what they do, how they do it, and where they see the future of community management going… and then put all the answers together in an eBook.

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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Social Media Manager vs. Community Manager: Who Does What?

Quintly

While many are familiar with the term social media manager, not the same can be said about community manager. In this article, we’ve set out to clarify the social media manager vs. community manager debate and reveal the similarities and differences between these two roles.

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.

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!).

13 Steps to Building and Monetizing an Online Community

Audiense

Creating an online community and building it to the point where it offers that value is work. For anyone putting that work into a community, you need to figure out how to translate that value into actual dollars.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Facebook Launches New Push to Boost COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging Within Vulnerable Communities

Social Media Today

Facebook is working to help improve COVID-19 vaccine messaging in vulnerable communities

YouTube community management: How to engage your audience effectively

Sprout Social

Are you actively managing your YouTube community? Doing so means having a game plan for YouTube community management. What is YouTube community management, anyway? Why community management on YouTube matters so much. More community engagement = more views and subscribers.

Community platforms do not equal community

SocialFish

conference in New Orleans about “Building Your Tradeshow Community Online&#. The presentation applies to any event community. We talked about the ecosystem – what your open community online actually looks like. We discussed skill sets for community building, the importance of finding small groups, and the role of champions in scaling your efforts. Building Your Tradeshow Community Online.

Transforming audiences into communities: Harnessing the power of personal connection

Audiense

At some point in their lifecycle, every business has been faced with the dilemma of turning their anonymous social media audiences into engaged online communities. Modern day digital marketing is all about quality over quantity.

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.

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

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.