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5 Tips for Turning Your Social Media Following Into a Paid Membership Community

Buffer Social

When I was building a social media audience for an e-commerce company I ran a few years ago, the go-to options for monetizing that audience never appealed to me.   That’s just one of the reasons I fell into the world of paid membership communities as a way to build a sustainable business around a social media audience.

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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. The slides are below. More on that in a minute.


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4 Emerging Social Media Trends to Watch in 2020

Social Media Strategies Summit

We don’t have to tell you that social media is an industry that changes almost daily. At any given moment, there are new tools, platform updates, improved tracking, and several 2020 social media trends are emerging now that point to our industry being one of constant movement.

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Is a Discord community right for your brand?

Sprout Social

Discord is the future of online communities. Traditionally associated with gamers, the platform has gone mainstream. Gen Z, in particular, is opting to spend time in smaller, private online communities. Discord is not a traditional social media platform. Instead, it is a community platform.

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Community Management 101


The association I work for is making the leap many associations have already made: launching a members-only community platform. It’s exciting and something I, as the association’s online community & social media manager, will obviously be intimately involved with.

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The Future of Community Management

Ignite Social Media

If there’s one thing we’ve learned being the original social media marketing agency, it’s that nothing in our world stays the same for long. So, when I was asked to share what the future of community management would be like, at first it felt like an impossible task. Let’s Get Grounded: What’s Community Management, Really?

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Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

While community is a hot buzz word these days, it’s still quite a ways before most businesses truly embrace the idea. Companies like Starbucks , Dell , even my previous employer Microsoft Advertising , all do community incredibly well and it has paid off for all of them many times over.