What is a brand community and how to build a successful one

Sprout Social

If you’re looking for ways to strengthen your brand and have better conversations with your customers, you need to build a brand community. Brand communities rally your most loyal customers in one place, which is a massive win for any brand. What is a brand community?

Top SocialFish posts of 2010

SocialFish

We have some great stuff in the works, including a new Open Community case study series by Deirdre Reid , and an interview series where we’ll be talking to several top association CEO’s about the ideas in our little book. Community Management Resources. Mobile apps are a waste of time for associations. Community platforms do not equal community.

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50 Ways Marketers use Social Media to Improve Their Marketing

Harp Interactive

Build community platforms around real communities of shared interest. Start a community group on Facebook or Ning or MySpace or LinkedIn around the space where your customer does business. Consider the value of hiring a community manager. Turn your blog into a mobile blog site with Mofuse. Learn what other free tools might work for community building, like MyBlogLog. And try more than one hosting platform to test out features.

Link Love Monthly: Best of March 2011

SocialFish

bitly’s Got a Brand New Mobile Site! 8 Signs You Have Outgrown Your Online Community Platform (Socious Member Engagement Blog). The Social Website: Integrating Social Media Into Your Website (Community Organizer 2.0). Here’s a monthly selection of links to some of the most interesting posts that we’ve read and shared over the last 30 days.

Epic News Alerts On Twitter

Koka Sexton

One of the first news tracking profiles I followed and set up mobile notifications of was called sfquake. link] – This Contra Costa Times is my local newspaper and though they have a pretty low level community platform on their website someone thought far enough ahead to set up a Twitter profile.

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Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

One of the first news tracking profiles I followed and set up mobile notifications of was called sfquake. link] – This Contra Costa Times is my local newspaper and though they have a pretty low level community platform on their website someone thought far enough ahead to set up a Twitter profile.