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.

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

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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.

Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

I recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide. I hope I’ve given you a good starting point and example.

Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight into Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

I recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide. I hope I’ve given you a good starting point and example.

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?

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

Waxing UnLyrical

If there’s one thing you take away from today’s post on content marketing, please let it be this: just because you build it, doesn’t mean they’ll come. Every time you reply to a tweet sharing a blog post link, for example, Livefyre counts it as a comment.

$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. Reactive community management. Proactive community building.

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How to Build Stronger Bonds With Your Community

Convince & Convert

It’s no small secret your online community and your loyal customers within are your company’s greatest asset. While a customer may be happy with their one-time experience with your brand, what’s going to make them a lifelong community member? Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. There are several community building tools for blog promotion. For example, one of them is the application called Forums that I work with.

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community

Convince & Convert

What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? They don’t realize the work that goes into building a following of more than 50,000 people and engagement on every post. And then there’s the approach built on helping others build and nurture relationships.

6 Common Mistakes in Online Community Development

Convince & Convert

Many of the myths surrounding online community development are proliferated by common sense conclusions. Creating an online community has a basis in science—but best practices that seem clear-cut on the surface become much more complicated when you dig deeper.

Are you strangling your community?

SocialFish

Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts. BUY THE BOOK – FIERCE LOYALTY: UNLOCKING THE DNA OF WILDLY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES. We dictate the operations of the community.

“Growth Hacking” – Ignore the Hype

Waxing UnLyrical

There is a dangerous idea being shared in marketing, community management, and start-up circles in San Francisco – “Growth Hacking.”. Believing that “growth hacking” is the way to build your user base, community, or marketing program is a very dangerous idea.

Five Signs the Future Belongs to User-Generated Content

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s a landslide: Community creates results. The Harlem Shake depended on community. User-generated content is far better at creating that community. Disclaimer: Pic-n-Post is a client of RedShift Writers. Hello, WUL readers! Remember me? I used to write here all the time.

Humor can build a community, but can it build a tribe?

Josh S Peters

In the book he has collected a great set of examples, but there was distinct lack of entertainment industries listed. Is this because you can’t build a tribe around something as intangible as laughter? Take a look at Humor Can Build A Community, But Can It Build A Tribe?

What PR Pros Can Learn From Social Good Campaigns

Waxing UnLyrical

Having been part of the WUL network for a couple years now, I can fully say that this community is no stranger to social good and giving back. As I’ve experienced, understanding the community that is built through social good and how it can be activated is essential for any communicator.

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Below are tips on how to build a network (and then maintain it!) Look for online communities of bloggers and contribute to their conversations to begin building contacts in your focus area. Build Your Brand and Expertise. Do you have a great community building strategy?

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. What Is an Online Community? See an Example with American Cancer Society. Enterprise-Level Community Platform. After your community launches, your job doesn’t end, it begins.

When Social Media Fills In The Blanks

Waxing UnLyrical

And doing things like this is what helps to grow your network and your community. I’ve given you a personal example, but it’s the same principle we need to incorporate in our work, especially if we work in social PR (as I like to call it).

Teamwork Is a Contact Sport

Waxing UnLyrical

Yet, time and again, we read about or see examples to the contrary in our workplace or even ( gasp! ) Business Building Career Development Public Relations building relationships community building Networking teamwork

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How Disney Reached 100 Million Page Likes on Facebook

Mindjumpers

Since August 2009, Disney started posting regularly on Facebook and their community grew wide. For example, the community for “Toy Story” is more interested in a new animated movie than the community for “Pirates of the Caribbean”.

Taking Your Blog Post Series on the Road

Waxing UnLyrical

There’s lots of great examples, but here are four: Combine: gas engine + battery power = hybrid car. The main value of both examples is that you are coaxed to connect with other bloggers. Guest post by Nick Kellet .

Launching a SMAC!Down: Sock Monkeys Against Cancer

Waxing UnLyrical

Mom and I want to build “SMAC! A good and successful example of combining a for-profit with a social mission is TOMS Shoes. Community Building Events Guest Posts Philanthropy jennifer windrum leslie lehrman lung cancer SMAC! Guest post by Jennifer Windrum.

Memejacking: How to Get Started Marketing with Memes

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They have a history of using memes not only correctly but thoughtfully, showcasing their humane animal trapping products in action or just appealing to their community of animal lovers. Community Building Guest Posts Marketing Social Media marketing with memes meme memejacking

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12 Tips to Organize and Run a Tweetathon

Waxing UnLyrical

There are so many things I’ve learned during the course of this campaign – about blogger outreach, about measurement and analytics, about Facebook Groups, about community building – there are probably a ton of posts waiting to be written.

Facebook for Small Business: How to Reduce Overwhelm and Increase Results

Pam Moore

Facebook enables businesses to build a brand presence that is intertwined with the rest of their online platform such as websites, blogs, video channels, and other social networks such as Instagram and more. Examples of brands doing it right with ideas you can start leveraging today.

4 Tactics to Influence Brand Loyalty through Social Media

Ignite Social Media

You’re not just creating a stream of single isolated posts, but instead, you want to create a community, a culture, and a cohesive environment in which your audience can become immersed. Lead by Example. A dog is known, not only as man’s best friend, but for its enduring loyalty.

The Most Important Content Marketing Skill and How to Master It

Convince & Convert

Content Marketing Institute’s Joe Pulizzi hit the concept squarely with his post “Why Education is a Powerful Content Marketing Strategy: 17 Examples.” Creating Community. The ability to create community is yet another parallel between teaching and content marketing.

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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.

Ready, Set, Action! How to Activate Your Social Media Audience and Communities

Pam Moore

I provide you some solid examples, recommendations and supporting free tools for how you can activate your audience with content, value and community building. How to activate your audience to nurture relationships and build community.

15 Things Smart, Social Savvy Business Marketers Never do on Facebook

Pam Moore

Facebook presents tremendous opportunity to nurture relationships, establish and grow community, increase brand awareness and even your business bottom line. For example, Facebook posts do not usually perform well and are not highly appreciated on Twitter, which has 140 character limit.

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How Much Do You Know About Your Consumers’ Cultural Communities?

Convince & Convert

Social media engagement and community building is such an important piece of growing consumer advocacy. For an example of how context can vary (even with a popular hashtag), let’s put ourselves in Periscope’s shoes. Image via Unsplash.

Social media marketing: successful ways to create user and community involvement

Social Email Marketing

The people of social media marketing agency Mindjumpers, who are at the basis of the Social Marketing Forum, we launched, share some tips, links and examples of how to create (more) user involvement. Communication today is all about creating engagement and involvement and to create experiences for.

Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community , Social Media / Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media Effectively | Subcribe via RSS Making Dough(nuts): A Real World Example of Using Social Media Effectively August 13th, 2009 Posted in Community , Social Media Tweet Share There aren’t many folks who will argue that social networking isn’t a valuable tool for business.

The Role of Community in Modern Branding

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The idea of community has become a major focus of brands in many verticals. traditional methods of marketing still have their place, community-building is now a. This element is all about building an identity. The change makes it essential for brands to build trust by creating a. community. How are brands leveraging community? often to build community and develop lasting, meaningful relationships with customers.

Nike’s Secret to Success on Instagram: Building an Engaged Community

Buffer Social

We sat down with Wes to understand just how Nike approaches customer care on Instagram and how they’re leveraged adding value to help grow a massive online community of athletes, influencers, and everyone in-between. Why community is an important tool for Nike.

General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr

Convince & Convert

Previously covered on Convince & Convert as a clever approach to content, General Electric is once again leading by example by encouraging its fans to experiment with and share their own six second science lessons. The examples of Vines submitted are incredibly diverse, but interesting.

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The importance of experiencing your community

The Way of the Web

Google Me – quick thoughts for and against… → The importance of experiencing your community June 28th, 2010 · View Comments When talking about community-building or social media, it’s easy to suggest you should be part of it.

Nike’s Secret to Success on Instagram: Building an Engaged Community

Buffer Social

We sat down with Wes to understand just how Nike approaches customer care on Instagram and how they’re leveraged adding value to help grow a massive online community of athletes, influencers, and everyone in-between. Why community is an important tool for Nike.

Social Pros 29 – Lauren Vargas, Aetna

Convince & Convert

Lauren is one sharp cookie; she used to do social media/community management for Radian6 among others, and is also noteworthy because she has something like 5,000 pairs of eyeglasses, which is pretty awesome. I’ve built three community teams, and I’ve hired and fired quite a few.