Can Facebook Communities Replace Company Websites?

Firebelly

Many brands now opt to put “Find us on Facebook” next to or even in place of their own web address as they hope to build a community around their brand. For one, effort should be taken to make the Facebook page effective as a community tool. Probably.

Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

But the backroom deal between competing newspaper publishing companies Postmedia and TorStar must surely up the ante. This is a bad deal, not only for the almost 300 news media professionals who are out of a job, but because reporting local news is important to our communities.

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. Five companies with a human social media presence.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. Companies need to have procedures for terminating employees who manage company social media accounts. . I managed the org’s Linkedin group and company page.

Best Linkedin Company Pages

SocialFish

Lots of good tips here for amping up your company page. Best LinkedIn Company Pages 2013 from LinkedIn. ————– ( photo credit ).

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

Calling all online community managers!

SocialFish

Guest post by Ted McEnroe, The Community Roundtable. ———— A few months ago, I made a switch moving from the nonprofit sector to The Community Roundtable , a leading provider of community research and support for business, association and nonprofit communities.

Coffee and Community: Foster Coffee Company on Growing Their Social Media Following and Business

Buffer Social

“We love coffee, but we love community and people more.” ” This Foster Coffee Company credo isn’t just a brand statement. People drive our community, not products. ” – Nicholas. A peek inside Foster Coffee Company’s social media analytics.

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts.

In a Huge Company, Community Managers Become the Heroes

Convince & Convert

» Social Pros Podcast brand communities community management content marketing facebook integrated marketing social media Social Media Marketing social media strategy social media tools Social Pros Amrita Sahasrabudha, ARAMARK.

Monday Roundup: Caring Through Community

Waxing UnLyrical

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? How do you bring your community together?

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies. While companies were previously faceless, anonymous entities, suddenly they could have a face, and interact with the people who cared about them. Tweet.

Awesome Community Management Playbook

SocialFish

I love this Community Management Playbook from Yammer. “Online communities have taken hold among businesses, to connect employees, customers and partners. However, community management as a profession is largely misunderstood and inadequately resourced.

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. So especially if that functionality is something you’re investigating for your company or client, it is really worth taking a look at.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! My title is “online community & social media manager.&# Guest post by Maggie McGary.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

The Community Managers (CM). I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager. The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? When we asked “What does digital competitive advantage mean to your company? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor.

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. When we asked “What does digital competitive advantage mean to your company? Align community with member retention programs.

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How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. With eight franchises in two states and many people working at the company, I am not sure if they asked their employees, friends and family of employees to “like” the page.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. A year ago we set out to build a travel company and cruise discovery engine, but along the way Cruiseable turned into a travel and cruise publication as well. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community.

How Companies Are Using Social Media to Show Appreciation

Socialmedia.biz

Social media is a great avenue for companies that want to improve their customer service. The company’s customer support Twitter account is there to help customers know when they have updates to their products and to answer questions.

Community platforms do not equal community

SocialFish

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.

FACE: 4 Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Social Media Community Manager

SocMed Sean

Having worked in online community management for the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of putting together some amazing teams. The roles on a digital community team varied, ranging from digital strategists, to graphic designers…and everything in-between.

Create Brand Value Through Local Community Management

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. For international brands and companies, it can be a challenge to control and maintain product perception worldwide.

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? . Company website/Facebook/Twitter and etc).

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

The Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum

Janet Fouts

I spent a few days last week at the new 1440 Multiversity , attending the Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum. Created by Conscious Company Media , the event showcased a variety of businesses, including organizations like; Oxfam , Combat Flip Flops , L.A

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Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

Whether you work for a Fortune 100 company or a blogger who relies on revenue from your content to supplement your income, it’s important to think about what goes into your social media headcount. Social Media Community Managers need listening, publishing, and analysis tools.

You Are The Company You Keep

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you keeping company with people who are successful and learning as much as you can? Misery loves company. What kind of company are you keeping? You Are The Company You Keep. Communication Guest Posts Social Media engaging in social media nancy davis Online Communitie

Relationship Advice: Your Nonprofit Organization and Building Community Organization Partnerships

Waxing UnLyrical

Fink, founder and chief executive of the investment firm BlackRock, states in a New York Times article , “Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose. To encourage social responsibility, create a culture of giving back to the larger community.

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.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Martin

Social Media Citizens

Ben Martin is Global Community Manager at AVG. Previously, Ben was a Communities Executive for an Online PR and Social agency called Content & Motion. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? G: What are your top resources for community management?

Interview with Community Manager: Shruti Shah Goradia

Social Media Citizens

Shruti Shah Goradia is Social Media Marketing Manager: Content and Community at Kodak. G: Where is the best place to build the community? Thus was born the Tips & Projects Exchange – Kodak’s branded online community. G: How do you attract new community members?

How Social Media Strengthens Companies [infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet Socialcast has compiled this nice infographic that explains how social media strengthen the relationships inside the company to engage employees and consumers when creating customer relations. When building a community, you built trust and as a result the value of a brand is enhanced.

Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Recently I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social.

Calling all online community software vendors

SocialFish

Is your community software company serious about the association market? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about your community platform among association executives.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. They’re on the front lines of your social media and digital channels each and every day as the voice of the company.

Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!

Social Media Citizens

Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. G: Where is the best place to build the community?

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Private Community Management – #cmgrhangout

SocialFish

I was privileged to be invited to participate in a Community Manager Hangout this past Friday hosted by Tim McDonald, who runs My Community Manager , a great site chock full of resources for community managers for all kinds of companies. What is a private community?

The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community

SocialFish

She is a seasoned business coach, strategist, advisor and speaker who helps business owners set their companies apart from the pack. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah advises her international clients on how to build a thriving, successful community, how to increase social media effectiveness, and how to develop a remarkable online and offline business presence. I know you may be thinking “Why do I need to read about the case for building a community?