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. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community.

#SocialPowWow: A meeting ground for Communicators & Marketers

Waxing UnLyrical

While most of my friends and family are on Facebook and “addicted” to this social network, I choose to meet and interact with new people on Twitter. And what’s better than e-meeting new people from across the globe and learning from their experiences? Social media has paved the way for us to meet like-minded people from all over the world. I enjoyed interacting with the community and learning more about the PR ecosystem and the importance of measurement in PR.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. The more discourse that takes place, the more others engage and the larger the community becomes. Communities co-create their own culture. Hey there, #WUL.

Are you strangling your community?


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.

Community platforms do not equal community


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. Building Your Tradeshow Community Online.

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader

The Realtime Report

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader. Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. The best social managers build constituencies with purpose and a strategy for growth. By Bruce Fikowski.

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.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community


———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. What Is an Online Community? Enterprise-Level Community Platform. Effective communities provide opportunities and prompts to move your audience up the engagement pyramid.

Teamwork Is a Contact Sport

Waxing UnLyrical

But it did for us and out of those sessions came some very cool activities that helped our organization meet its recruiting mission including “US Army Night at the Red Sox,” basketball clinics with Boston Celtics superstar Larry Byrd, and hockey clinics with Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr.

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Facebook: Improving Employee Communications?

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether you want to go for coffee, meet a friend or keep yourself posted on your friends’ birthdays, Facebook is where today’s generation updates each other by sharing the minutest details of their lives on the platform.

Extend the Life of Your Event with Post-Event Planning

Waxing UnLyrical

If you’re hosting a meet-up, ask attendees to answer questions on-camera, and edit the montage together for distribution. Business Client Relations Community Building Events Guest Posts Behind the Story cision Networking Post-Event Planning

Changing Trends in Social Media Can Influence Your Business Model (part II)


Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at And here with good public relationship building via personalized networking you can strengthen your business.

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Who’s on Your Cheering Squad?

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s because of those things that business owners need to build their own cheerleading squads , their own communities. Business owners who are interested in building a squad may do so locally. They build a two-pronged squad consisting of both offline and online cheerleaders.

Add A Chatting Feature To Your Site With VisitorsCafe


It’s sort of a ”Chatroulette meets eHarmony” that seeks to create meaningful interactions – it connects your users and people who don’t know each other, but who meet on your site based on interests. If you run a site, a community or blog you can try out VisitorsCafe yourself.

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.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II –


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.

Interview with ASAE’s Community Manager, Mandy Stahl


Community management is a new role at many associations, and it’s further complicated by being both a very public-facing job as well as one managing internal processes that often cut across more than one department inside an organization. Yes – Let’s meet!

Latest from the Open Community Virtual Book Tour


Here’s the schedule for our Open Community Virtual Book Tour for next week. 11/22/10 – Skyline Trade Show Tips – we’ll be talking about the open community around your tradeshows. 11/08/10 — John Haydon – Five Questions about Open Community.

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.

Top Five Takeaways from Open Community


This post originally appeared on Thanks For Playing as part of our Open Community virtual book tour; in it, we were asked by Elizabeth Engel to do a “Monday top five&# post. Here are Lindy’s top five takeaways from Open Community ( buy your copy today !). Failure is a big part of the process of community building. Your open community is a living, growing, dynamic online ecosystem. Building community online is about connecting with people.

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.

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. And more importantly, how do you build an engaged community in your Facebook Group? Now let’s look at how to build an engaged community.

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WIWT launches and networks of shared interest

The Way of the Web

Assuming you don’t spend ages checking out other people, following friends, and building up a list of clothes you really should buy. A huge empy city or community feels like something you want to get out of straight away.

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


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.

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Are you bumping into coworkers enough?

Jeff Esposito

So he’s shutting all but one of the entrances to the building and the skyway that links the parking garage to the office. The same holds true for the community, by interacting with others in the Vegas community, the CEO thinks innovation and rejuvenation can happen.

What’s your story?

Jeff Esposito

But knowing your story and why others should care is something that everyone participating in social media, blogging or managing a brand’s social presence or community should do. Why should they come back to your website or community? What’s your story?

Humbled and proud

Jeff Esposito

However, I am very humbled and proud to announce that I’ve been named one of three finalists for Community Manager of the year… Congrats to the CMY of the Year Finalists: @ vistaprint @ jeffespo , @ vocus @ sacevero , & @ sfballet @ teacupinthebay #cmy12. </glowingrant> Back to your regularly scheduled program… Community BuildingI don’t often gloat or get overly excited about personal awards on this blog.

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9 Benefits [and 3 Costs] Of Building Community On Your Blog


But first – today I’d like to talk about WHY community and interaction on a blog is so important. There is no one way to build a successful blog but in my experience a blog really comes alive when there is at least some level of community on… or around… the the blog.

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What Makes Us Influential?

Waxing UnLyrical

says “influence” is the “ability to build meaningful communities around us.” And it’s about your “connections” and “getting people to bond with one another” and “build trust in one another and in you.”. There was an awards ceremony for the best Community Action Projects.

Get the Book


Written for the complicated and quirky world of associations and membership organizations, Open Community is about how associations can—and why they should—build community online. (Not Not to be confused with building a successful private social network.

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Top 5 Up-and-Coming Travel and Food Influencers


Learn how these up-and-coming travel and food influencers built niche communities of followers who are passionate about experiences and see what marketers stand to learn from their success. . Her mission-driven message is one that helps brands connect with her passionate community.

Free Comic Book Day – May 3


Comic shops will pass out comics for free on May 3 rd , and also host community events such as costume contests, drawings by guest artists, creator signings, raffles, door prizes, photos with costumed characters, and other community building activities throughout the day.

Link Love Monthly: December


Here’s my monthly selection of links to some of the most interesting posts that I’ve read and shared over the last 30 days – about social media in general, of course, but also about associations, systems thinking, community building, good case studies, tool tips, social media in other industries, whatever. 14 Online eCommunity Options For Your Next Annual Meeting (MidCourse Corrections). What’s up with Community? (LAF).

The Social Cost of Unpaid Tweetup Teams

Bare Feet Studios

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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6 Things The Army Taught Me About PR

Waxing UnLyrical

My soldiers told me MySpace was a place to meet girls, so it didn’t seem to have a practical business application and I didn’t want another password to remember. To the Army, engagements often mean meeting with people in the community. An extended community.

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Don’t Go Overboard on Millennials


This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

Ultimate Guide to User-Generated Content


Building a loyal fan base and community around your brand. So if you’re looking to grow your business (especially within younger demographics) user-generated content can seriously help skyrocket your sales and build true brand loyalty. . Curate a Community Pinterest Board .

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Most webinars stink. What can we do about it?


I’m going to take this opportunity to let you know that we’ve joined forces with CommPartners to work on some really exciting projects incorporating social media and community building into educational events. Create a community of webinar participants.

The Marketer’s Toolbox: The 60 Marketing Tools We Use at Buffer

Buffer Social

Our team also covers a range of marketing disciplines from social media to community building, to press relations, to content marketing. As marketers, we write a lot — blog posts, social media posts, conversations with community members, press outreach emails, and more.

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