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Influencer Engagement: Finding a Fit

Waxing UnLyrical

With a YouTube video, Instagram post and tweet, the total engagement reached more than 216,000 people, and had nearly 2,000 engagements and more than 61,000 impressions. Your community, your influencers and your customers define your brand. Guest post by Lauren Lawson-Zilai.

Three Things Twitter’s Marketing Team Needs to Do

Webbiquity SMM

Marketers use Twitter to build interest and attendance before the event; to share the experience in real time and increase engagement during the event; and to connect attendees with related content (e.g.,

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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 Transparency Creates Engaged Communities

Convince & Convert

Topcoder is a community of designers, developers, and data scientists who specialize in design and technology. This community develops enterprise-level work for some of the biggest companies in the world. How to effectively build and nurture a community.

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

If your or your organization is actively engaging in the social media space, you need to analyze your current budget allocation and either confirm or increase that commitment to social media in your budget planning activities.

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.

Responsibility for Social Goes Beyond Content Teams

Convince & Convert

Your content team shouldn’t the only ones managing your company’s social media accounts. Brands are revisiting social media as a community-building tool, rather than a marketing platform. Takeaways.

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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. Our team’s goal is to help bring social, mobile and digital to the cruise world – a huge, sprawling, largely analog $38 billion market. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

The Fine Line Between Engagement & Manipulation. Your feed is overflowing with tricks, hacks and best practices to “drive engagement”. Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes. Shared Purpose of Community .

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.

How to Create Your B2B Dream Team

Convince & Convert

If you’re a B2B company, then you know just how important your people are to your company’s success. But in some cases for some B2B companies, especially those in the Services realm, your people are your product. Why not use this high powered channel to attract your dream team?

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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.

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.

Actionable Listening Promotes Real-Time Engagement

Mindjumpers

Most of us know by now that a social media presence is all about creating a dialogue through relevant content that will engage your target audience. Every brand has it’s own super fan, someone who engages frequently and contributes in creating a positive buzz around your product or company.

The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Popular NBA Teams on Twitter and Facebook by Adam Sherk on January 12, 2010 NBA players, like many professional athletes, have taken social media by storm, but what about their teams?

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Responsibility for Social Goes Beyond Content Teams

Convince & Convert

Your content team shouldn’t be the only ones managing your company’s social media accounts. Brands are revisiting social media as a community-building tool, rather than a marketing platform.

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How Team Sprout Uses Its LinkedIn Company Pages Report

Sprout Social

As a SaaS B2B company, LinkedIn has become an increasingly important part of our social strategy. That’s why Sprout’s LinkedIn Company Pages Report is so important for our team.

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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? Strengthen support and engagement.

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Social media manager vs. community manager: What’s the difference?

Sprout Social

Does the person who post as your brand on Facebook also work to develop the community that the company is part of? As the social media industry has evolved, each role in the marketing team has developed along with it. Social media in a mid-sized company is no longer one person.

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. Community managers?

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. ———————— I know you may be thinking “Why do I need to read about the case for building a community?

Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

How to Build a More Engaged Audience by Using a Social Media CRM

agora pulse

If you want to track engaged followers, identify brand ambassadors, and monitor your brand’s DMs, you need a tool that goes beyond native platform features. So, how can you optimize your customer relationship management (CRM) strategy and cultivate a community around your brand?

How TravelMedia Save Time and Rock Community Management

agora pulse

is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies. The team means business when it comes to being able to deliver measurable results to their clients and exceed all expectations. The social management team used SproutSocial for a while, but as new clients came on, it prompted a review.

How 5 Top Companies Celebrated National Dog Day

Convince & Convert

Over ten years later, the occasion has become increasingly popular on social media, with companies sharing a range of adorable photos, contests, information about charitable partnerships, and dog-friendly offices. So, which companies put their best paw forward?

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

agora pulse

So, if you’re still saying your brand doesn’t need YouTube community building, you might need to rethink. My team at Contentworks has created video scripts for some of the biggest finance brands and managed their YouTube channels. This is key for YouTube community building.

Engage With Your LinkedIn Company Page Network From the Smart Inbox

Sprout Social

With more than 450 million members , LinkedIn® has swiftly solidified itself as a global community of professionals. Over the years, the network has evolved into a robust publishing platform for businesses to engage and target their content to a more professional audience.

How to Use Brand Storylines to Spark Social Media Engagement

Convince & Convert

The companies follow the routine. As a result, these brands do not cultivate vibrant, engaged, and growing social media groups. But when a company takes a stance and sparks engagement, its brand stands out like an orange tree in an evergreen forest. Image via EladeManu.

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.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

I know it’s been a few weeks since I posted last, but that’s what happens when your full-time job is leading a social media team. Company monitors conversations to determine whether the messaging is resounding with the prospect or the 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?

10 Book Recommendations From Team Sprout

Sprout Social

As 2016 draws to a close we asked members of Team Sprout to share the best things they’ve read this year. About the Author: Jon Gertner is an editor and technology writer at Fast Company magazine. Extreme Programming Explained” is a thorough but quick introduction to the XP management philosophy and walkthrough of how to involve the whole team to get buy in on said philosophy. This post 10 Book Recommendations From Team Sprout originally appeared on Sprout Social.

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How to Build an All-Star Social Media Team in 5 Steps

Buffer Social

We often talk about the importance of social media managers and the amazing people who handle social media as a team of one. But often, for agencies, larger enterprises, and even some small businesses, social media is handled by teams of people covering a broad range of skills.

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How TravelMedia.ie Save Time and Rock Community Management

agora pulse

is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies. The team means business when it comes to being able to deliver measurable results to their clients and exceed all expectations. The social management team used SproutSocial for a while, but as new clients came on, it prompted a review.

How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. Today, despite the fractured social media landscape, their community still has one central home on the web: the VMware Community site.

Measure & Increase Instagram Engagement

Sprout Social

Instagram continues to evolve as one of the most predominant social media apps for customer interactions and engagement. The demand for Instagram engagement is at an all-time high, but many brands still struggle to increase conversations and keep users coming back. Be human and engage.

The Secret to Instagram Success: Square’s Community Curation Strategy

Buffer Social

Next up, Nick Dimichino shares exactly how Square’s been able to grow an engaged following on Instagram. . Yet for some reason, many brands overlook or fail to tap into the vast resource that is their community. Up next: How Bustle creates engaging Instagram Stories.

Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership

SocialFish

The community was shaped to her needs and facilitated the kind of interactions, learning and development paths she needed to practice successfully. Its value was not a list of “benefits” but the community itself: a facilitated joint journey of continuous discovery.

Creating Engagement in B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

s Social Media in Business study found that 60 percent of consumers believe they are already interacting with companies on the social Web. Nearly all participants — 93 percent — believe all companies should have a presence in social media. Creating Engagement. A recent Cone Inc.’s

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The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. The Internal Community Manager wears many hats.

The Secret to Instagram Success: Square’s Community Curation Strategy

Buffer Social

Next up, Nick Dimichino shares exactly how Square’s been able to grow an engaged following on Instagram. . Yet for some reason, many brands overlook or fail to tap into the vast resource that is their community. Up next: How Bustle creates engaging Instagram Stories.

Tips for Engaging with Social Movements as a Brand

Ignite Social Media

Because of how it’s grown, brands should be extremely careful about what they choose to engage with. To help determine this, here are some tips for engaging with social movements as a brand: Listen Before You Act.