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Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. In terms of community metrics, I don’t track that info at this point.

How Glossier Built a Cult Following on Social Media

Unmetric

The sought-after and celebrated cosmetics company originally started off in 2010 as a beauty blog called IntotheGloss.com started by Emily Weiss, a former styling assistant for Vogue. Glossier posted 283 posts, a number which is low in comparison to their frequency of posting on Facebook.

10 Brands Killing It On Instagram in 2016

Talkwalker SM

With over 59 million followers in its community, the magazine has posted some of the most popular images on Instagram over the last year, with its average post generating over 500,000 likes and 1,000 comments.

7 Great User-Generated Content Campaigns

Pixlee

User-generated content enables a brand’s passionate customers to become advocates, in turn building engaged communities around products and services. A powerful campaign from women’s clothing company Aerie, entitled #AerieReal , taps into the impact of fashion magazines, social media, and the effect of Photoshop abuse from the marketing and advertising industry. Hashtag #AdobePerspective is used by the creative software company Adobe.

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A Look at Muck Rack's Twitter Press Release Service, 51 Releases Later

Adam Sherk

To see how Muck Rack stacks up against the competition I checked the volume of activity on some other Twitter press release services, but there aren’t a lot of apples-to-apples comparisons to be made. As Twitter is so popular with the journalism community it seems a natural choice.

The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

I realize these figures change quickly, but the snapshot is useful for comparison. What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964? Adam is part of the Define Search Strategies consulting team, which is owned by The New York Times Company.

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105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

This is a classic for marketers, magazines, and sites like Buzzfeed. These are their own words—a form of word of mouth—that you use to inspire interest in your company, products, or services. Comparisons and “Versus” Content. Company News. Company Goals.

57 Notable and Unique Content Marketing Ideas

Writtent Blog

Product Comparison Guides. Online Communities. The Home Depot is one of several brands with a highly-popular online community. Company Manifesto. LinkedIn and Google+ Communities. Collaborate with indie artists in your community to do the same.

The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Bruce – It seems like when a company doesn’t quite know how to describe their product/service, they go with “solution.&# The numbers are a little skewed on that one because there were releases from companies with “Synergy&# in their name.

7 Blogging Goals to Skyrocket Your Sales

Writtent Blog

It doesn’t matter whether you’re in fashion or inbound marketing, you’ll struggle to reach your company’s sales goals if you haven’t taken the time to set smart targets. Magazines. Every content creator has one thing in common: they need goals to succeed.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

40 Key Elements to Getting Started in Social Media (Louis Gray): Mike Fruchter writes an awesome blog post on Louis Gray’s blog about how to get involved in social media, from branding to blogging to Twitter to community. She has some great comparisons.

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Crowdsourcing, a term coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 issue of Wired magazine, is a model of labor that has been fully embraced on the Internet over the past couple of years. Weve written about a number of companies that employ crowdsourcing to produce their product or service here on ReadWriteWeb, but in this post well specifically look at companies that allow you to leverage the crowd to get something done. ReadWriteWeb. RWW Network. ReadWriteWeb. ReadWriteTalk. Last100.

107+ Blog Post Ideas for a Rocket Start

Writtent Blog

Prepare some questions (look through some big magazines for inspiration). Comparison Post. Books, magazines, web resources – if they’ve helped you in any way at all, your clients will probably find the information useful too. Share Your Company Story.

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The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I hearken back to the magazine rack on the street corner that had the sign if you read it you bought it. I had a former supervisor tell us on the first day of a sales job, “Yes, our company helps people and we do it very well.

9 LinkedIn Users Describe Themselves

Ari Herzog

Founder of the 12for12k Challenge, a community-driven social media charity initiative to connect globally and help locally. Worked with some of the biggest companies in tech and digital, including RIM, Microsoft Canada, IBM, British Telecom and LG Electronics. Spoken at TEDx and regularly quoted in publications and news media, including Marketing Magazine, Canadian Marketing Association and City News Toronto. Featured in Marketing Magazine. Community management.

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

Penn , the Director of Inbound Marketing for enterprise email company WhatCounts. Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch.

Why Content Marketing Matters To Me And Should To You

Convince & Convert

We have entered an era where every business needs to consider themselves a TV station and a magazine , and the quicker you figure out your strategic content marketing plan, the faster you can use content to drive meaningful business results. Is Your Company in the Content Marketing Industry? What formerly was the sole bastion of the media, is now also a company bailiwick. Consider a company like Kodak. Photography magazines.

Social Pros 9 – Christopher S. Penn, WhatCounts

Convince & Convert

Penn , the Director of Inbound Marketing for enterprise email company WhatCounts. Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch. Explain to the folks at home why your company is called Argyle Social. We should get a social media software company named after these! I was a customer of this company for a while.

Social Pros 21 – Joe Stupp, Chipotle

Convince & Convert

Read on for insights from Joe and our Social Media Stat of the Week ( this week : only 33% of people on social networking sites follow a company or a brand on social media sites). Thanks of course to Jill’s company Argyle Social for being the presenting sponsor of Social Pros.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

You have to create content, be part of many communities, and proceed incrementally. Especially in comparison to many other communication programs like traditional PR, TV advertising, outdoor advertising and others, social media actually offers pretty solid metrics. Your company needs to be part of that conversation. It’s about having a strategy for making your company or organization more like a person and less like a machine. going so our COMMUNITY INFLUENCERS

Why Influence Mining is the Next Gold Rush | social crm | Social.

Convince & Convert

Influence mining makes the old school, direct marketing notions of sorting consumers by purchase history seem dinosaurian by comparison. JB : How are companies incorporating influence metrics into their marketing? JB : In addition to influencer outreach, how can companies engage in influence mining for customer service? Should companies treat customers differently? TA : Each of our companies is a “smart agent&# in some way.

How to Become a Niche Rockstar: The Guide

Viper Chill

Even though there are thousands upon thousands of micro-niches and active communities discussing the most peculiar topics, there’s still only room for a handful of ‘rockstars’ to emerge from each of them. Heck, even your local water company are probably paying someone.

Is Twitter for Business Even Worth the Trouble | social crm.

Convince & Convert

Nobody forced companies to get involved with their customers in this way. By way of comparison, that’s approximately the same size as the Asian American population, and you certainly don’t see the media coverage, software development, conferences, and general hullabaloo about marketing to Asians. But yet so many companies are using Twitter as a post-modern headline news service. The company can’t ignore me then!&#

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

link] [link] Jason Never underestimate how far showing a little humanity instead of towing the company line can go towards setting things right. I think the banks/financial institutions should be included in your comparison. From a PR standpoint, I see companies and people time and again fail to embrace the cardinal rule of admitting mistakes to the highest degree possible. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow Really, Jay?

The Truth About the iPad | Blogging and Content Creation | Social.

Convince & Convert

I have found this to be a poor comparison. It’s an almost magical device that can show incredibly crisp HD video, all the audio you can handle, Web pages, books, online magazines ( Zinio is great on the iPad), newspapers, tweets, Facebook, Linkedin, and just about anything else you’d want to digest. But, iPad HD screen, color, and zoom make it better for magazines – and I can absolutely see education ( and mobile medicine) potential.

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Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

But what makes Randy exemplary is a simple lesson that every company should reconsider – he relishes the description. We have a new biscotti, terrific with coffee or Bailey’s and coffee, from a company ironically owned by Interbev, the European brewers that purchased Anheuser-Busch, which is based here in St. The domestic beer is Budweiser or Bud Light, and although the company is now owned by Europeans, it is still brewed in St.

Techlearning > > 21st Century Skills: Will Our Students Be Prepared? > October 15, 2003

Buzz Marketing for Technology

T&L magazine. 21st Century Tools: Recognizing that "technology is, and will continue to be, a driving force in workplaces, communities, and personal lives in the 21st century," Learning for the 21st Century emphasizes the importance of incorporating information and communication technologies into education from the elementary grades up. My students just had a film festival last week that over 500 community folks attended.

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Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007 » Techipedia | Tamar.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Facebook The Facebook Marketing Bible: 24 Ways to Market Your Brand, Company, Product, or Service Inside Facebook (Inside Facebook): Justin Smith shows how Facebook includes a variety of channels that spread the word in a very in-depth blog post. The Social Networking Guide for Newbies (Fast Company): Social networking is much like networking in the real world. For more 404 pages, check out the Smashing Magazine collections.

How to Build a Superblog: Insights from the Technorati Top 10

Viper Chill

With almost 200 posts per day, it’s hard to still think of the Huffington Post as a blog rather than an online newspaper or magazine. I own an absolutely tiny blog in comparison to these heavyweights. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche

Viper Chill

To find out where your audience is hiding, I recommend searching: Google : Try keyphrases such as “top blogs on [niche],&# “[niche] forum,&# “[niche] community&# Facebook : Search using the form on the top right of the site for keywords relating to your market.