Industry certification a must for social media career success

Sherrilynne Starkie

The more desirable candidates will also have a PR or marketing diploma, or a certificate from a community college. Industry programs fit the bill, too. The post Industry certification a must for social media career success appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie.

[infographic] Industrialized vs Humanized Companies

Convince & Convert

These “Best Practices” were developed as we industrialized America and overlaid the same assembly line thinking to how we treat employees, customers and the community. “Life finds a way.”

Best Linkedin Company Pages

SocialFish

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

Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Canadian newspaper industry has, so far, been unsuccessful in securing a Federal government bailout as both readers and advertisers flock to social media for news and entertainment. Communities want, and need, local news, not just a freesheet stuffed with ads.

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

For many associations, engagement happens exclusively online, and getting an online community to an effective place is a long-term, detailed task. Here at SocialFish, we’re strong advocates of the Open Garden concept and online communities, so we’re always eager to test out new platforms.

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.

How To Translate Your Company Purpose Into Slick Visual Branding

Waxing UnLyrical

That’s why I strongly recommend starting your visual branding journey with some in-depth industry research. 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.

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.

How to Create Exciting Social and Digital Content for Unsexy, Boring and Regulated Industries

Pam Moore

It's even more challenging if your business is in a highly regulated industry such as healthcare, financial, insurance or government. ” Just because your industry is boring and unsexy, it doesn't mean you also have to be boring! . Marketers working in any regulated industry.

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. Implementation Industry Insider

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.

Positive Signs the M&E Industry Can Handle + Deliver Equality

The Realtime Report

Positive Signs the M&E Industry Can Handle + Deliver Equality. Have you ever wondered how the M&E industry, a business that had such a basic premise (entertain folks, give them a few minutes/hours of escape) has evolved into the point guard for change around the world?

[Industry News] Avectra acquired by Abila (aka Sage)

SocialFish

Abila’s acquisition of Avectra supports this vision, and the combined company’s strengths will expedite the delivery of innovative software and services. Over time, the Avectra company logo and any references to Avectra as a company will be replaced by “Abila” and the Abila logo.

The Most Engaging Industries on Facebook and What to Learn from Them

Mindjumpers

Tweet As consumers in social media, we rarely go look for information on company websites. Rather, we go to a brand’s Facebook page, since it’s much easier for us to communicate with companies where we are already spending so much of our time online.

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.

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 Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

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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.

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.

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. It is a new business with no name recognition apart from the founders… and that too, just in their industry. The founders are industry heavyweights, with incredible backgrounds.

Content Marketing for Regulated, Boring and Unsexy Industries

Pam Moore

It's even more challenging if your business is in a highly regulated industry such as healthcare, financial, insurance or government. ” Just because your industry is boring and unsexy, it doesn't mean you also have to be boring! . Marketers working in any regulated industry.

Is the Financial Services Industry Poised for Market Disruption?

SocialFish

If the financial services industry is to keep up, it needs to: embrace and acquiesce to the new customer mindset. Technology is enabling a greater awareness of how companies are servicing customer demands. Digital is Turning the Industry on its Head.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities With Deep Pockets (Part 2)

SocialFish

Check out Part 1 of this series for an introduction to the new, for-profit, online communities like Doximity and ResearchGate that are changing the way their members work. Like traditional associations, these communities are a source of news, information and education.

How to Influence People in Online Communities

SocialFish

Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column. I would argue, and many others have too, that Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is a great primer for social communities and, more importantly, for defining your Code of Conduct.

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.

Ugly Drinks’ Four Secrets to Disrupting a $392 Billion Industry

Buffer Social

And now, Ugly Drinks is creating a new, healthier future for the $392 billion soft drinks industry, challenging giants like The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Red Bull head on. Telling ‘every truth’ means that Ugly has to take a stand on topics outside of the drinks industry too.

Humanize in Action: great social media is possible even in a regulated industry

SocialFish

Wendy says it’s a non-moderated, open network with 6,5000 communities formed. And it allows easy access to experts across the company. Wendy says for example, even a single advisor working in a remote branch has access to the best experts anywhere in the company.

How Brands in the Pharmaceutical Industry Stack Up

Unmetric

However, for some industries like Pharma, the number of regulations around publishing content makes maintaining a solid social media presence complex. We’ve tracked the trends in the pharma industry and best practices for social content publishers.

Are industry vendors deserting ASAE’s annual meeting?

SocialFish

I’m very proud of the association community because they not only took part in learning, but they also donated time and money that will make a lasting impact in the Dallas community.”. Does that seem like a lot less industry people (non-association execs) to you this year?

Is Your Online Community Changing with the Times?

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.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. SIMA is the trade association for the snow and ice management and removal industry. They partnered with a media company that owns another site in their niche, PlowSite.com.

The complete guide to social media and the beauty industry

Sprout Social

Social media and the beauty industry go hand in hand. That’s why we’ve broken down the in’s and out’s of social media and the beauty industry for brands looking to stake their claim. Content ideas for social media and the beauty industry.

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. As a B2B company, your customers know the angles, and they know the game. Here’s a bonus tip: Mention your company’s offline activities.

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How TravelMedia Save Time and Rock Community Management

agora pulse

is one of Europe’s leading travel media companies. with expertise in social media, public relations, marketing, events, communication within the travel industry (for both trade and consumer,) the list goes on. The community management is amazing. Founded in 2006, TravelMedia.ie

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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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. So, with that in mind, I’m going to tell you 13 YouTube community building hacks you never knew about. This is key for YouTube community building.

5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)

SocialFish

One way to easily find great content to share with your company’s followers is to follow your own employees, partners, and volunteers on social media. respond to your community members, and to engage with other organizations and industry influencers.

Importance of Social Media Training in Healthcare Industry

Social Media Marketing

Social Media today has an undeniable power of spreading information, growing the business and developing community. It is also a vital communication tool in various industries including healthcare. In fact, social media today is a necessity for the healthcare industry.

Humanizing The Social Media Industry

Taylor Marek

Social media has the ability to permeate into every avenue of a consumer’s life providing companies with an abundance of opportunities for brand advertising. Since Facebook has no delineation between people’s pages and company pages, it’s becoming smarter to expose your company on a personal level. Many companies are giving their customers the opportunity for daily interaction with their brands, by engaging directly with them.

Social Recruiting Tips to Attract Top Talent to Your Company

Socialmedia.biz

Attracting top talent to your company is one of the most difficult tasks facing any owner, recruiter or business manager. Here are three tips you need to put into practice to recruit some of the best people in your industry using social media. Try out your company website for yourself.