Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

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” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. Image: North Charleston via Flickr, CC 2.0. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community.

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

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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). Image: geektasticlondon via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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How To Grow Your Facebook Community

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Image via niallkennedy on Flickr, CC 2.0. 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.

#measurePR: Learning From the Community

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Last week, Spin Sucks ran a guest post I authored on how Twitter chats can be a doorway to your community. With no agenda and no guest, we ended up having what I called a “fireside” or community chat. How do you learn from your community?

Monday Roundup: Building Business Relationships

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And from gathering the right data to connecting with potential clients, creating and building business relationships is a daily task. This week’s roundup features seven posts that focus on building business relationships. Image: buddawiggi via Flickr, CC 2.0. Happy Monday!

Monday Roundup: Caring Through Community

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How do we meaningfully build and celebrate communities? An energized community can give your cause (or campaign) just the right amount fuel to make a difference, no matter how large or small it is. But when done right, community building efforts don’t just pay off for your community, but for your organization as well. So: how can you harness the power of community to do good as well as make good this quarter?

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

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Image: SalFalko via Flickr, CC 2.0. 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.

Teamwork Is a Contact Sport

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Image: 드림포유 via Flickr, CC 2.0. Business Building Career Development Public Relations building relationships community building Networking teamworkWe’ve all heard the old… very old…saying, “There is no ‘I’ in team.”

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How Milaap’s #HopeProject Gives New Life to Former Devadasis

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There are a lot of pros and cons about being an independent business owner, but one of the pros is that, if you try to build your business right, you (mostly) get to pick your clients. Image: via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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Taking Your Blog Post Series on the Road

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Image Credit: Nicholas_T via Flickr, CC 2.0. Nick Kellet is co-founder of the social curation platform Listly , that combines crowdsourcing, content curation and embedable lists to drive high-level community engagement, live inside your blog posts. Guest post by Nick Kellet .

Memejacking: How to Get Started Marketing with Memes

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Image: Retis via Flickr, CC 2.0. 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. Guest Post by Adrienne Erin .

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Managing Negative Comments in Social Media

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If you work as a social media manager or online community manager you see these all the time … negative comments. If the comment is from a turd, your community will see them for what they are, and they will lose their credibility. Image: aaipodpics via Flickr, CC 2.0.

The 5 Commandments of How to Raise $1Million on Kickstarter

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You’ve got a great idea to build a watch with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to control and access your phone or tablet from your wrist. Image by Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung (Flickr: Kick-Tipp) [ CC-BY-SA-2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons. Guest post by Christopher Wallace.

Uncovering The Remarkable In Your Social Networks

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We talk often – myself included – about using it to build relationships , about getting to know one’s community, about deepening human interaction. Image: digitalbob8 via Flickr, CC 2.0. Image: Shreyans Bhansali via Flickr, CC 2.0.

12 Ways to Make a Twitter Chat More Enjoyable and Efficient

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If your chat focuses on a specific topic, try to get questions in from the community ahead of time. Image: Grand Velas Riviera Maya via Flickr, CC 2.0. How To Resources Shonali Burke Social Media Twitter community building resources tips Twitter chat

To Happy Hour or Not to Happy Hour: That is the Question

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Image: Tjeerd Wiersma via Flickr CC 2.0. Business Career Communication Guest Posts Matt LaCasse Networking community building customer service influenceTwitter rabbit holes can easily claim 20 minutes of my day.

[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy


For DC, the event dates are determined by the site that is found to host the festival, usually a large corporate space either newly built (with developers looking for exposure to fill the building with new tenants) or slated for demolition.

Monday Roundup: Renewing Your Business Strategy

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Image: Jamie McCaffrey via Flickr, CC 2.0. If that’s not a fresh take on community building, what is? area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Spring has officially sprung.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

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Building a visually appealing and engaging website, writing regular blogs, e-mail marketing, use of multi-media (videos/photos/ Info graphics) and using social networks to target the audience are various ways to share a brand story. Image: < DigitalRalph > via Flickr, CC 4.0.

6 Things The Army Taught Me About PR

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Image: familymwr via Flickr, CC 2.0. To the Army, engagements often mean meeting with people in the community. If we engage the community, build trust, and demonstrate they have a vested interest in the outcome, we might tip the scale of favor. An extended community.

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The Social Cost of Unpaid Tweetup Teams

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Brands hope to use influencers to build their own influence and market their products and services. Influencers get freebies and possibly a chance to build their own influence, by association. Here in Hawaii community, is not just a buzz word, it is a really big deal.

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New Study Finds You Suck

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Image: Abdulmajeed Al.mutawee via Flickr, CC 2.0. Its goals are entrenched in reputation and community-building.

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What’s the ROI of Training Rides?

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Most busy entrepreneurs are prone to asking, “Are my community building efforts on Facebook driving sales?” They might also ask slightly less obvious questions like, “Have I met new suppliers who reduce my costs, via this Facebook community I am building?”.

50 Ways Marketers use Social Media to Improve Their Marketing

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Build blogs and teach conversational marketing and business relationship building techniques. Build community platforms around real communities of shared interest. Help companies participate in existing social networks, and build relationships on their turf.

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Social media gives businesses large and small an unprecedented opportunity to build community around their business. Photo Credit: Laurel Papworth and Gary Hayes on Flickr. #1 Your voice should reflect your mission and your SMM philosophy, and build rapport with your audience.

The MetricsMan Comes To #measurePR

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It simply means the primary objectives of most social business efforts are centered on concepts like community-building, engagement, listening, and participating in conversations. Image: Kemp Edmonds via Flickr, CC 2.0

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The Blogger and Marketer's Cheat Sheet to Getting High Profile.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

You actually need to involve yourself in the blog’s community, commenting and showing that at the minimum, you have a long term invested interest in the blog’s success, and not only when it’s beneficial for you. Tamar is also the author of The New Community Rules (July 2009).

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If users are creating profiles, sharing pictures and uploading videos, brands are building their Fan pages to attract and engage with their target audience. If you are still evaluating the platform and are trying to estimate the possible returns, here are a few tips which you would want to consider: It doesn’t work for all – Business & Stakeholder Introspection Creating a campaign on Facebook & nurturing an online community requires a lot of time and effort.

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How a Small New York City Hotel Put Itself on the Map through.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Twitter, he says, “became my way of talking with a community of people.&# Part of this, for him, revolves around being approachable and building up relationships privately via direct messages or on the Twitter stream. It is an open community of creative and passionate people.

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Twitter versus Plurk: Not Even in the Same League

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

After using both Plurk and Twitter pretty heavily, I’ve come to the conclusion that Plurk is best at its features for community-building, whereas Twitter succeeds more with its interface that bolsters information-sharing. I immediately noticed the difference in community at plurk.

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

To succeed, they need to do the following well: Data analysis Provides holistic strategies to clients Training, presenting, and research Relationship-building and networking Outreach to online users and bloggers A social media marketer’s job never ends.

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Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

How to Get New Web Sites to Rank Quickly : Aaron Wall discusses some strategies to get high rankings with a brand new site — and we know those are sites that often need to take time to build trust. Jill Whalen has been active on forums and online communities for 10 years now.

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Stop the Posturing About Government 2.0 and Do It Already

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Image courtesy of Flickr user Paul Likes Pics 101 , getting started , government 2.0 , social media This post was written by: sradick - who has written 82 posts on Social Media Strategery. Becoming part of the community and collaborating is a huge piece of successful social media.

SXSW: Mark Zuckerberg Keynote (the edited liveblogged version)

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here we go with the highly-talked-about keynote presentation at South by Southwest… Just like an Apple keynote, they tried to build up some serious momentum for this event. For individuals, Facebook helps to build more trusting and empathetic relationships and builds upon their lives.

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