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. I am using my show to build a virtual classroom in which we are all teachers and students at the same time; we come together to co-create content as well as to learn from each other. How is your video content serving your community?

What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community

Waxing UnLyrical

She was simultaneously started on a fairly new melanoma vaccine therapy, the idea being that the surgery takes care of the local cancer, and the vaccine builds up her immune system to fight off any microscopic cancer cells that may show up elsewhere. 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. We are a community.

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How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool

Waxing UnLyrical

Another great resource or ally can come from working with a trusted research firm that can help you “uncover the hidden patterns of understanding that undermine citizen action,” as the Topos Partnership has done for a variety of communities in at least seven different sectors. Their new face now portrays a friendly, vibrant, community-focused advocate for the common good. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool.

#measurePR: Learning From the Community

Waxing UnLyrical

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. What an opportunity to teach, and learn from, a student, and introduce her to the community. Because it reminded me of how, every day, I really do learn from my community. How do you learn from your community? measurePR: Learning From the Community.

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? The same thing that’s connecting you and your childhood friends: building strong and worthwhile bonds. The last thing you want to come off as in your online community is intimidating. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content that Owns the News Feed Like a BOSS

Pam Moore

If you have been building your business on rented land, have you honestly been expecting a massive ROI for your business for free? I'm hosting a free Facebook webinar with 10 Power Tips to Create Facebook Content to Own the News Feed like a BOSS ! Why you must stop building your online business on rented land. Our agency, Marketing Nutz can help you build, launch and optimize an influencer marketing program that will help you achieve your goals.

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General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr

Convince & Convert

To host this campaign, General Electric has introduced a new “#6SecondsScience Fair” Tumblr , which serves as a virtual home for the best submissions. General Electric also does a good job ceding new and previous Vine content to keep the community motivated. Jessica Gioglio is a Social Media Strategist based out of Boston, Massachusetts who specializes in social media content, community engagement and crisis management.

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. Their push and call for community is starting out as a digital campaign, and then bringing people together in person in order to strengthen the community.

Nike Celebrates Instagram Milestones by Thanking Its Community

Convince & Convert

To commemorate both milestones, the company hosted a 24-hour long community celebration on its @Nike account. So, what can companies looking to celebrate their community on Instagram learn from Nike’s approach? Milestone’s aren’t about you – they’re about your community. In lieu of crowdsourcing images, an effective way to validate your community is to produce content and hashtags aligned with how your company or brand plays a role in their lives.

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. Their push and call for community is starting out as a digital campaign, and then bringing people together in person in order to strengthen the community.

Could Buyer Personas be Your Secret Weapon for More Leads and Sales with Social Media?

Pam Moore

I'm hosting a live training this Friday, August 17th at 2pm with brand new content that has NEVER been shared in a public forum. Our agency, Marketing Nutz can help you build, launch and optimize your digital and social brand presence to achieve your goals.

Facebook 2018 News Feed Changes 101: What You Need to Know For Your Business

Pam Moore

Yesterday I saw a Facebook ad from a large social media industry event host with an image and big words reading “Facebook Apocalypse.” The reality is many brands, publishers, bloggers, course creators, podcasters, and event hosts will lie to you so that you can join their pity party and complain of how Facebook is so bad. I also recently hosted a Facebook in 2018 webinar that goes even deeper. Ready to STOP building your business on rented Facebook land?

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#SocialPowWow: A meeting ground for Communicators & Marketers

Waxing UnLyrical

Before I tell you more about it, I’d like to give a BIG shout out to the hosts of chats and the respective communities who helped me learn and increase knowledge over the years and yes, I have built strong relationships with them over time! I enjoyed interacting with the community and learning more about the PR ecosystem and the importance of measurement in PR. Regularly interacting with these communities helped me gain immense knowledge.

What You Need to Know About Influencer Marketing in 2018: FREE Webinar Nov 30th

Pam Moore

I am hosting a training webinar to help you learn the influencer marketing trends for 2018 and understand how you can integrate influencer marketing into your business and marketing strategies and plans for 2018. Our agency, Marketing Nutz builds and executes influencer marketing programs and social media strategies for brands of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 10 brands that implement the technology at events as large as the Super Bowl.

Is Personal Branding Required for Business? How to Ignite the YOU Factor – Free Webinar

Pam Moore

Find out the answer to these questions and more in the free webinar I am hosting on Thursday, September 28th at 2pm et! 7 Foundations to build a personal brand that attracts your ideal customer . How to build your personal brand along side or as a face to your business brand . How to quickly build trust and authority with content and branding essentials . Do you need to worry about your personal brand as a working professional?

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Audience Marketing 101: Your #1 Competitive Weapon for 2018 – FREE Webinar

Pam Moore

While your competition is arguing about which social network is going to win… Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, I'm going to help you build an audience first marketing strategy and plan to zoom right past the competition. I am hosting a live training event Thursday, November 6th at 2pm et to help you understand Audience Marketing! Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, I'm going to help you build an audience first marketing strategy and plan that will help you stomp the competition.

Four Ways Content Writers Can Change the World

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s not abnormal for a good writer to be a good all-around communicator (though it’s far from granted as fact… the same way Johnny Carson was an excellent talk show host, but not so good as a backstage conversationalist). Communication Community Building Daniel Cohen Guest Posts Writing Content Writers Houston Writeathon I have long been a proponent of the power of language.

Getting to the Heart of What Makes a Conference Amazing with #MDMC2019 Founders

Pam Moore

I’ll also be hosting a 2.5 Bottom line, I’m thrilled to be returning and love being part of the community. It takes a lot of smart work, late nights, collaboration, and devoted hearts to build something that we can all be part of together that is bigger than any of us can do on our own. How to Activate Your Social Media Audience and Communities Facebook for Small Business: How to Reduce Overwhelm and Increase Results.

How to Create Content that Inspires, Connects and CONVERTS Lookers to Buyers: FREE Webinar

Pam Moore

” I am hosting a FREE Live Training Webinar on Thursday, September 21st at 2pm et. Another day of amazing content creation. You create yet another epic piece of content. You publish yet another epic piece of content. Your epic piece of content is shared all over the social and digital web, once again. However, as usual your content is not converting. It is not driving business. It is not driving real traffic to your blog or website. It is not helping grow your email list.

Extend the Life of Your Event with Post-Event Planning

Waxing UnLyrical

Hosting an event is just the beginning of its life-cycle. Tip: If you’re hosting a speaker, film their session and edit it down to quick, digestible takeaways post-event. If you’re hosting a meet-up, ask attendees to answer questions on-camera, and edit the montage together for distribution. Guest Bloggers: If you hosted a speaker at your event or built a relationship with someone in the industry, offer to guest post on their site, and invite them to yours.

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.

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

Waxing UnLyrical

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. It encourages people from all around the world to lend individually and collaboratively, via social fundraisers hosted on its platform, to micro businesses started by India’s working poor, for causes as diverse as water, energy, sanitation and education.

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Taking Your Blog Post Series on the Road

Waxing UnLyrical

You can extend the list at any time, so you don’t need to worry about getting agreement from different blogs to host all of your content before you begin. 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 .

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

Waxing UnLyrical

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. By now, most people with an Internet connection have at least heard of Kickstarter , the crowd-sourced fundraising site that began in 2008 (and is now joined by a host of other competitor platforms). Community Building Guest Posts Marketing Social Media christopher wallace crowdfunding kickstarter online fundraising

Could Buyer Personas be Your Secret Weapon for More Leads and Sales with Social Media?

Pam Moore

I recently hosted a training webinar with brand new content that has NEVER been shared in a public forum. Our agency, Marketing Nutz can help you build, launch and optimize your digital and social brand presence to achieve your goals.

Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community / Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget | Subcribe via RSS Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget July 22nd, 2009 Posted in Community Tweet Share Having a thriving community where your users or customers frequently visit, interact, provide feedback and evangelize your products/services is an extremely valuable scenario.

Do you need to own your community?

Jeff Esposito

A little while back I was catching up with my friend Jim Storer of the Community Roundtable before we shared a panel about social customer support. In our prep, Jim and I continued our on-going disagreement on whether a company needs to own the platform that they are keeping a community on. He is of the mindset that owned is the way to go with community. Companies like Constant Contact and Aetn a do a great job with their own “owned “communities.

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#Milaap4Hope: A Global Conversation on Sustainable Giving

Waxing UnLyrical

And that is why Milaap is hosting a global, round-the-clock digital conversation on sustainable giving today. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Community Building Events Shonali Burke Women''s Issues #HopeProject #milaap4hope milaap sustainable giving I know you’re expecting your Monday roundup today. Sorry!

Five Takeaways from the 2012 State of Community Management Report

Jeff Esposito

One of the more interesting, but challenging, aspects of my job is community management. Effective managers do not view their community as tied to a specific technology or network, but rather as a group of users who share principles and interests. In order to build an engaged community, managers must be on top of all the latest trends and best practices in the space. Over each of the past three years, the CR has produced the State of Community Management Report.

Being Loud About 3M’s Quiet but Powerful Innovations

Convince & Convert

“I am not a community manager.” Jay is the founder of [link] and host of the Social Pros podcast. Social Pros Podcast brand communities community building content marketing engagement social media Social Media Marketing social media staffing social media strategy Social Pros Greg Gerik, 3M @ggerik.

The difference between an audience and a community in new media

Akamai Marketing

Two of those words are “audience&# and “community.&# The maestro directs, he coaxes, he makes the orchestra the best it can be, that’s what a good community manager’s job as well. Why should you care if you have community vs. audiences? Communities are the people who stand up for you when there is flamer on your Facebook page (Compare Dell Hell with the Community’s response to Dell’s Flaming Notebook ).

Social Pros 29 – Lauren Vargas, Aetna

Convince & Convert

We use Argyle Social for our social engagement; we use Infusionsoft for our email; Janrain is our crackerjack social integration company, and Jim is our guest host for the podcast (and a smart guy). I am Jay Baer joined as always by my esteem-able co-host, the CEO of data driven social media management company Argyle Social , Mr. Eric Boggs. He’s actually going to be hosting the show with Eric on the 27th of August, as I will be on an airplane.

Social Pros 22 – Evan Hamilton, UserVoice

Convince & Convert

We use Argyle Social for our social engagement; we use Infusionsoft for our email; Janrain is our crackerjack social integration company, and Jim is our guest host for the podcast (and a smart guy). Jim : Yes, it really does, I mean, we had somebody out from Yammer on one of the shows I hosted. So, Evan is the Head of Community at UserVoice.com. Evan, why don’t you talk to us a bit about UserVoice and what it means to be the Head of Community at UserVoice.

The State of Community Management 2015

SocialFish

The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!! You know I look forward to this research every year and I’m excited to see communities definitely maturing this year. Here’s an excellent webinar recording hosted by Higher Logic where Rachel Happe and Jim Storer shared the highlights of this year’s study. Strategy: Community-minded organizations must invest in people and systems, not just platforms.

How The World’s Top Fitness Brands Are Building Social Community To Grow Their Business

Pixlee

Intensely passionate communities have formed around types of exercise and activities, and members share details of every training session and achievement across all forms of social media. Community is a competitive advantage because members encourage, motivate, and help one another. I spoke to executives from several top fitness brands to get an understanding of how they are maximizing the potential of social community. Community Needs To Be Part Of The Company’s DNA.

The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

Buffer Social

Facebook has recently launched Groups for Pages, enabling the 70 million+ Pages on Facebook to create their own unique communities and feeds. Facebook Groups are the place to connect with other like-minded people and are becoming increasingly important for brands and businesses aiming to cultivate a community. And more importantly, how do you build an engaged community in your Facebook Group? How to build an engaged community in your Facebook group.

Facebook Messenger 101: Get Started Guide for Business [download now]

Pam Moore

Also, check out this recent Facebook Messenger 101 Webinar I recently hosted. Best practices for brand building using Messenger advertising and more. Are you ready to gain an unfair competitive advantage on Facebook? Would you like to stomp status quo and serve your customers quickly, personally and in a more human way by leveraging automation and a platform that more than 1.2 billion people are currently using?

How to Be a Good Guest Post Host

ProBlogger

Do you have what it takes to be a good guest post host? It builds relationships, strengthens support, and generates publicity for the host while giving exposure to the writer. Here are eight things you can do to be a better guest post host. The process of submitting a guest post is one where the poster submits an idea or article, and then it goes into a kind of freeze until the host blog accepts it or rejects it. How to Be a Good Guest Post Host.

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How to Use Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business

Later

Facebook Groups are an effective way to create a community, drive engagement, and improve customer relations for your brand or business. Ready to build a successful Facebook Group for your business? If Facebook Pages are the business equivalent of a “Facebook Profile”, Facebook Groups are the best place to encourage conversations and interactions from your community. Control who is part of your community and create a safe space.

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

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Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic. But a Facebook Group as the home for that community? When it comes to community building, there’s actually plenty not to like about Facebook–or any free, third-party social networking site.

All You Need to Know About Instagram Takeovers: How to Host a Takeover in 6 Simple Steps

Buffer Social

With a takeover, the host gets someone who can bring value to their followers while the guest gets to reach a new audience with their content. Engage the community – Number of interactions (likes, comments, views, or direct messages), number of live viewers, etc. Community members or customers. Engaging your community and building relationships. Building your brand image. Community members or customers. Instagram is always about community.

How to Build Community for Niche Site Success

ProBlogger

But then again, I never expected the little website I created to keep friends and family informed about Jerry’s progress to become the largest online community for canine amputees and their people either. We considered a number of different ventures during our three years on the road, but that thing turned out to be right under our noses, and the Tripawds Blogs community was born. The network creates community. Hint: shared hosting won’t cut it!