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. Image: North Charleston via Flickr, CC 2.0. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community.

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.

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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?

“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.&# via Flickr, CC 2.0.

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Image via niallkennedy on Flickr, CC 2.0. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. Wildfire is one of the many companies that offer third party apps. How To Grow Your Facebook Community is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

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? Image: Picture Perfect Pose via Flickr, CC 2.0. You Are The Company You Keep. Guest post by Nancy Davis.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders. Working for any publicly-traded is a unique experience.

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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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: goiabarea via Flickr, CC 2.0. But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. As a B2B company, your customers know the angles, and they know the game.

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Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study

The Marketing Blog

39 pm Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study Jump to Comments We recently did a study to understand how the businesses in India are using twitter. For this study we profiled 66 companies from ’9′ verticals and analysed them on different quantitative & qualitative parameters like no. Iffort Consulting , a NCR based social media consulting firm has researched the Twitter usage by companies in India.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace. Other social activity and presence (Flickr, SlideShare, Wikipedia, etc.).

Making the Leap: Why Companies Struggle with Social Media

Adam Cohen

How many people at your company are trained, equipped and empowered to talk to customers? How many customers does your company have? No doubt the numbers stack up in a heavy ratio against people inside the company that are trained to engage them.

Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

If you want a really obvious example – even if Twitter shuts down, Facebook removes my account, and Foursquare/Flickr/YouTube and so on disown me, people can still find me on this blog. Fanpage vs community vs brand vs groups. The new Fan page is Community page.

Cool Web Hosting company

The Marketing Blog

After some brain-storming I discovered a kool webhosting company called Velnetweb which seems to be one stop shop for all web hosting needs. Subscribe to Blog Updates Feedburners Stats Email Subscription My Company About Hi, I am Daksh author of themarketingblog & co-founder of Iffort, a web-strategy & digital marketing consulting firm. Home About In the Media People, Pages and Fun – Cool Jimdo Discussion forums still alive. July 30, 2007.5:45

Social Media for Training Departments in Companies

Laurel Papworth

The diagrams I used are on Flickr. The key points I covered: we can use social media internally to distribute (broadcast) our own training material, or we can use community tools to create the material right through to peer to peer training. Training for Corporates is changing… Corporate Education Event Online Communities social media social networks Australia corporate training Course Facebook online Training Twitter workshop

Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

It's not too long ago (okay, in social media terms, it was eons ago) that Flickr was one of the major social networks. A Timeline of Events With Marissa Mayer at the helm, it was clear that she was making Flickr a strategic priority (along with mobile and a a renewed focus on products).

How to Fight For More Social Media Resources In Your Company

Convince & Convert

Flickr Photo by Doc_Brown. Even adorned with the latest and greatest social media management software and automation and workflow and APIs and the entire chorus line of digital marketing shiny objects, actual human beings in your company need to be at those controls.

A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The New Community Rules talks about the important role social media has begun playing in our lives. It’s incredibly easy for someone to put up a web page and show how much they like or dislike a company. You’ll get exposure to case studies of companies that do this well and review cases of companies where listening severe impacted the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Fortunately, we have social media communities to inspire us.

15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Andy Field (Hubmedia) via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: marissaorton via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Tyler Durdan via Flickr, CC 2.0

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Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

First, you… Image: Kate Sumbler via Flickr , Creative Commons Hold on! Bland Image: jason carlin via Flickr , Creative Commons I mean, chicken-soup-with-no-celery-or-pepper bland.

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Talking The Social Media Walk

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Lars Plougmann via Flickr, Creative Commons Really, if you just read through the comments, there’s your follow-up blog post… but since I promised you one, you’re getting one. Why is anyone – a person, a company – embarking on social media?

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). And its an honour for me, as a Portuguese, to see that a portuguese company is mentioned worldwide!

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Shivz Photography via Flickr, Creative Commons Or, in a slightly lengthier version, “Through understanding we have better, more creative ideas, which help foster relationships between brands and people.&#

What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There was a hostage situation at the parent company, Discovery Communications, on the first of the month. I posted to Flickr and tried my best to bring it to their attention. However, many of those companies are still gripping onto the traditional roles of an earlier era.

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Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: twchoi11 via Flickr , Creative Commons Though I wouldn’t consider myself as devoted as some fan clubs. During May of this year, rumors surfaced about Proctor & Gamble’s Pampers causing diaper rash after the company introduced its new Dry Max product line.

Social Media for Non-Profits: How One Small Charity Makes it Work

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > Social Media for Non-Profits: How One Small Charity Makes it Work Social Media for Non-Profits: How One Small Charity Makes it Work by Tamar Weinberg on August 14, 2009 Share In the spirit of featuring case studies like the ones in Chapter 4 of The New Community Rules , I am going to highlight other companies that have excelled in their social media achievements.

Protecting Children from Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

This graphic by Forrester Research, refers to the types of people that hang out in communities and what they do in those communities. Share images on Flickr. How can you protect your children from social media? One might say, “Do we really need to&# ?

The Value Of A Fire Drill

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Stephen Korecky via Flickr , Creative Commons I was finger painting in kindergarten and having a good ole time. Although not quite as simple as school’s fire drill, having a crisis plan serves the same purpose: to keep everyone in the company (including its reputation) safe.

10 Reasons Market Research is Critical to Social Media

Adam Cohen

It happens in all industries, but lately I’ve seen retail companies keep their “Consumer Insight&# group focused on traditional insight like mall traffic patterns and planograms. Do your customers have a need for community, convenience, or collaboration?

Blogging for Grasshoppers: The Most Numerous Steps To Do The.

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: jim crossley via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: BES Photos via Flickr, CC 2.0 This cultivates a thinking community where information is evaluated, and then adapted and built upon. Image: Stuart Caie via Flickr, CC 2.0

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7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Consider a Dedicated Community Area.

Weekly Roundup: Paloozas And Palominos

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Derrick Coetzee via Flickr , Creative Commons Seems to me both are somewhat extraordinary, perhaps exaggerated and possibly exciting. How B2B companies use real-time blog posts to get trade media exposure , from David Meerman Scott ‘s Web Ink Now.

Five Signs the Future Belongs to User-Generated Content

Waxing UnLyrical

via Flickr, CC 2.0. It’s a landslide: Community creates results. The Harlem Shake depended on community. User-generated content is far better at creating that community. Retail companies the world over are taking to holistic commerce and everything it brings to the table.

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Monday Roundup: With Love, the Social Media Spotlight

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: photommo via Flickr, CC 2.0. His new company, Jacobs Executive Coaching , focuses on teaching agency executives and leaders how to lead (sounds easy, but it isn’t).

Enterprise 2.0 Conversations

The Marketing Blog

Conversations Jump to Comments Image by cambodia4kidsorg via Flickr Over the course of December, I have been closely following Jacob Morgan ‘s blog-posts on Social Media , emerging Enterprise 2.0 trends and the variety of issues companies face during adoption. Subscribe to Blog Updates Feedburners Stats Email Subscription My Company About Hi, I am Daksh author of themarketingblog & co-founder of Iffort, a web-strategy & digital marketing consulting firm.

Preventing Social Media Spam

The Marketing Blog

53 pm Preventing Social Media Spam Jump to Comments Image by Josh Russell via Flickr Sometimes it feels really sorry to see the tactics of a select group of folks in the name of using Social media as a Conversation Medium ! Subscribe to Blog Updates Feedburners Stats Email Subscription My Company About Hi, I am Daksh author of themarketingblog & co-founder of Iffort, a web-strategy & digital marketing consulting firm. Home About In the Media Enterprise 2.0

What's Going to be Your Social Media Legacy?

Social Media Strategery

Mon, Nov 10, 2008 Social Media Image courtesy of Flickr user Douglas Staas As I sat down the other night to write another blog posting for my company’s internal social media platform, I thought to myself what would happen if I were to stop.

5 Strategies to Build a Network of Bloggers and Journalists

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: SalFalko via Flickr, CC 2.0. Depending on your client or company, you’ll want to look for gatekeepers who have a similar focus or interest so that their readers will find an interest in your content as well. Do you have a great community building strategy?

3 Golden Business Rules for Social Media Engagement

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Many companies partake in this “shiny toy syndrome&# and do it all without a plan or strategy in place. Just do it while giving back to the community as well. A lot of big companies I try to engage with don’t want to talk back. Have you read The New Community Rules ?