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

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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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

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.

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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 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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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

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

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.

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.

Facebook Launches New Education Stream for Community Managers

Social Media Today

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

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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How Government Agencies Can Best Engage Their Communities on Facebook

Social Media Strategies Summit

Your ability to build an online community and share updates with your constituents on Facebook has never been stronger. Pinning important posts to the top of your Facebook Page for ease of viewing helps proactively inform and educate your community.

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.

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.

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.

TikTok Shares New Insights into 'Community Commerce' and How Social Platforms Influence Purchase Decisions

Social Media Today

TikTok's latest report shares valuable insight into the rise of social platforms as a product discovery tool

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!).

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!

10 Community management tools to engage with your audience

Sprout Social

Community management is just one piece of the puzzle. And, just like with every piece of social media management , your community managers need the proper tools to see success. What is community management? Tweetdeck is a community management platform specifically for Twitter.

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.

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.

Twitter's Developing New 'Community' Tools to Share Tweets with Selected Audiences

Social Media Today

Twitter's working on a new option that would enable users to create sub-communities, and share their tweets within those selected groups only

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.

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.

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!

How Seventh & Oak Cultivated a Dedicated Community

Later

Annabel shares the inspiration behind the brand, why she’s passionate about sustainability, and how she’s built an engaged digital community — all during a global pandemic. The post How Seventh & Oak Cultivated a Dedicated Community appeared first on Later Blog.

How to Create Facebook House Rules or Community Guidelines

Harp Interactive

A Facebook Page is an excellent venue for community building among brand advocates and customers (or potential customers) seeking more information, discounts, insight or customer assistance. Blog Facebook How To Policy Social Media Marketing Facebook community guidelines Facebook house rules how to set up Facebook Community Guidelines How to set up Facebook House RulesDoes your Facebook Page have Rules or is it a free-for-all?

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.

Twitter Launches Initial Test of 'Communities' Topic-Based Groups Within the App

Social Media Today

The option could spark a major shift in Twitter usage and engagement

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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.

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.