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.

The Value of Community Management and Customer Interception

Ignite Social Media

Quantifying the value behind social content that drives awareness, consideration, and, especially, direct sales/conversions is, for the most part, straightforward. Building the Value of Community Management Model.

How To Translate Your Company Purpose Into Slick Visual Branding

Waxing UnLyrical

Look at other companies in your field that you aspire to rival, and think carefully about how they describe themselves, then relate that to the imagery they use. Ideally, your visual branding should be broadly familiar, but just different enough to give you an edge over those other companies.

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 ).

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.

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.

How to Manage Your LinkedIn Community Without Feeling Completely Overwhelmed

agora pulse

People are forming real relationships on this platform—but managing all those relationships within a community of peers, employees, potential job applicants, and potential clients can be tricky and overwhelming. Personal and Professional Profiles: Why Both Make Up Your LinkedIn Community.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

But what about the people responsible for incorporating EdgeRank’s newest changes on content, tweeting the best answers to your users or creating the sought after engagement within the right target group? The Community Managers (CM). The corner stones of community management.

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. Leverage content in real time.

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.

Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

I hope the updates help this growing group of solo-preneurs who recognize the value of creating and monetizing content. 5) Organic Content Analysis Tools like SEMRush, Moz, Ahrefs, or Screaming Frog. Social Media Community Managers need listening, publishing, and analysis tools.

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.

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.

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. Part of our strategy with growing was just producing really good content. People drive our community, not products. ” – Nicholas.

Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go Now, I don’t 100% disagree with him that not all community managers are suited to create content. To tell great stories you have to stop having your community managers produce your content.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Growthhacking, gamification, content snacks and personalization. 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.

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. Assumption 1: Create content. 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. Guest Post by J.D.

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. And I post great content, and often. Now, you can post content on Facebook and crosspost it to Twitter, so that people who click see you have a page and, hopefully, Like it.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Growthhacking, gamification, content snacks and personalization. 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.

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. As new responsibilities take hold in their lives, parents are now on the lookout for brands and companies that meet their needs for their little ones. Social media is a constantly changing force to be reckoned with.

For Social Success: Think As A Media Company

Mindjumpers

Relevance is thus key to break through the increasing consumption of content. Brands need to “think as a media company” and improve their editorial skills in order to create shareworthy stories that are valuable for the community members. 3 Ways To Great Social Content.

6 Tips for Building a Successful LinkedIn Company Page

Oktopost

LinkedIn company pages are now used to define and drive branding. With all that in mind, it is imperative that companies understand and invest in building, polishing, and utilizing a successful LinkedIn company page. The Future of LinkedIn Company Pages.

#SproutChat Recap: Company Culture Content

Sprout Social

More and more brands are incorporating company culture into their social strategies. This week at #SproutChat , we discussed incorporating company culture in a business’ social content strategy. Your people shouldn't be isolated from your online community.

How to Build Stronger Bonds With Your Community

Convince & Convert

It’s no small secret your online community and your loyal customers within are your company’s greatest asset. While a customer may be happy with their one-time experience with your brand, what’s going to make them a lifelong community member? Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

2018 Content Marketing Trends, Predictions + Editorial Calendar Template

Pam Moore

Content marketing in 2018 is going to hit a new dimension of importance, organization and integration. A perfect way to begin adding more organization, prioritization and results for your content marketing is by utilizing a content marketing editorial calendar to plan your content.

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. Consider this a mini focus group to power a broader campaign or piece of content.

Content Marketing in a Nutshell for Business

Pam Moore

Content. Conversations, LinkedIn company page posts, LinkedIn video, YouTube videos, Instagram Stories, Instagram Posts, podcasts, live video streams, Facebook posts, Facebook messenger bots, Tweets, Instagram images, Snachat snaps, Facebook live video, iTunes podcasts, and the list goes on.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. It’s much easier to potentially get new Likes if people simply enjoy your content. Here’s a bonus tip: Mention your company’s offline activities.

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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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Hashtag Best Practices by Social Media Channel

Ignite Social Media

If you are going to use them, it’s best to only use them to categorize content, such as posts that are part of a content series or a campaign name, or for a well-known hashtag like #ThrowbackThursday.

How to Name Your Private Online Community

SocialFish

The name of your association’s private online community may not seem that important in the grand scheme of your community strategy, but it can send a subtle but strong signal about your community and can really affect your community’s engagement.

The Best Way to Build Community and Content

Convince & Convert

Content Pros is coming to you this week live from the SpiceWorld User Conference in Austin, TX. Spiceworks provides IT professionals with a community as well as tools to do their job, making it the world’s most trusted IT marketplace. Now, the community is giving back.

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. They cross-post content to LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Content Marketing for Regulated, Boring and Unsexy Industries

Pam Moore

Creating content that inspires, connects and converts is not an easy task. Also, it could simply be your content is just not sexy and what some would call “boring.” YOU can create amazing content! 2018 content marketing myths busted and how to stomp your competition.

How To Create Relevant Content

Mindjumpers

One of the most crucial things when creating content is to make it relevant to your users. Relevant content adds value to the individual and makes him or her more prone to engage with it. Here are a few tips to help you make more relevant content.

It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. The Harley Owners Group – HOG – is one of better-known examples of an owned social community, dating back to 1983.

Community Manager: To Be Or Not To Be!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Community Managers are the voice of the brand, but their role varies across companies. There are no set list of rules or guidelines which can a make a successful community, but all successful communities have a common ingredient – a good Community Manager.

2017 Content Marketing Editorial Calendar Template and Tutorial

Pam Moore

If you are responsible for content marketing in your organization you know the importance of proper planning, organization, work flows and structure of content. The days of throwing social spaghetti content at the wall and hoping it sticks are over and done.

Reasons Why You Can’t Do Without a Company Blog

Mindjumpers

Tweet At the moment, we are beginning to see more and businesses running a company blog after having established a presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. However, I think that a lot of marketers still might wonder whether it’s actually effective to run a company blog.