Top Magazines on Google+ Have Larger Fan Base But Less Engagement Than On Facebook

The Realtime Report

The Digital IQ Index®: Magazines report released in June by think tank L2 is a study that ranks magazine brands in 11 categories according to their “competence” in adapting to “the increasingly digital landscape.” Community Size: Impressive.

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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.

5 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following and Build Community

Convince & Convert

What’s the secret to building a thriving community on Instagram? And today, I’m going to show you some of my favorite strategies for creating an engaged and growing community on Instagram using some advanced tricks of the trade.

Fast Company Pulls a Fast One

Janet Fouts

Fast Company has been a darling of the geek set since it first launched. The magazine is full of the coolest gadgets, the hippest companies and really good information and the website is a vibrant community. Like Fast Company’s reputation.

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Fast Company. Connect with Fast Company. The companys top executives had invited the most farsighted thinkers they knew from around the world to come together in New York and propose solutions to some really big problems. CEOs are supposedly the prime change agents for their companies, but theyre often as resistant to change as anyone -- and as prone to backsliding. Energy Efficient Servers See how HP Energy Efficient Servers can help your company save energy.

Event: Australian Institute of Company Directors AICD social media

Laurel Papworth

I’m heading over to New Zealand from 12th to 15th May 2010 to participate in social media forum at the Australian Institute of Company Directors Annual Conference. Speakers: Laurel Papworth, Online Community Strategist, World Communities.

How to Leverage a Community of Passionate Fans

Convince & Convert

Many casual users of Garmin may only know them as a GPS company, but the truth is that Garmin has been around much longer than the portable GPS has been available, working on equipment for aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, and fitness industries. Jake Jacobson, Garmin @jakesjournal.

264: How One Blogger Builds Engagement and Makes a Difference with Online Community Events

ProBlogger

The post 264: How One Blogger Builds Engagement and Makes a Difference with Online Community Events appeared first on ProBlogger. She contacted anyone and everyone for help – bloggers, friends, influencers and magazines. Uppercase Magazine.

Journalism Is Not Content Marketing

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Real journalist (and, yes, I knew many back then) were doing the work of the community. They were spending hours at the public courthouse or at local community meetings, and asking the very smart, tough and better-informed questions that the rest of society wasn't bothered with.

103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

How does social media use differ in B2B vs. B2C companies? As many companies have learned the hard way, unanswered complaints on social networks can go viral, causing real damage to a company’s brand. More than one-third of Fortune 500 companies have active Google+ accounts.

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

One of my clients, a very large sports drink company, has indirectly nudged me into taking a look at the state of what I drink, and ea, on a daily basis. Fitfiend has a nice interface and seems to be a nice little community with a tag line stating, “fit, active, connected&#.

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

ProBlogger

Today we’ll talk about integrating your community into your design. One of the great benefits is that an engaged community promotes your blog, providing word of mouth marketing. How do you show that you care about your community? The company now employs 40 of these people.”

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The Pride And Prejudice Of Shopify

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Many, many years ago a dear friend, mentor and local community leader asked if I would be interested in meeting someone he liked and knew for years. Going further back in time, I was still in my teens and I wanted to publish my own music magazine. It wanted help so bad, that I went to a local magazine store and scoured the mastheads of magazines for hours just looking for someone's name and phone number. Today, Shopify is a public company with a $5.1 community.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

It takes a community to build a community. So much of building a community requires understanding people and engaging with them. Now you may wonder, “ How do we build a community? Senior Analyst at Forrester ( @TomGrantForr ) “You don’t build a community.

From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories

Buzz Marketing for Technology

From shared databases to communities of practice: A taxonomy of collaboratories. From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: A Taxonomy of Collaboratories. The types are: Distributed Research Centers, Shared Instruments, Community Data Systems, Open Community Contribution Systems, Virtual Communities of Practice, Virtual Learning Communities, and Community Infrastructure Projects. Community Data Systems. Virtual Community of Practice.

How To Create A Know-It-All Company - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Are you involved in setting the direction for your companys IT budget or strategy? Apply today for a FREE subscription to CIO Magazine! How To Create A Know-It-All Company. Heres how some companies convinced individuals to share best practices. To drive KM at Russell Reynolds, the company circulates a document every afternoon throughout its 32 offices worldwide that shows all outstanding proposals and projects. How To Create A Know-It-All Company.

7 Powerful Reasons Why Companies Will Pay for You to Blog

ProBlogger

Bloggers worldwide are proving to be fierce competition for mainstream media, as companies decide how to get the best return on investment for their marketing buck. If you have the following seven things, then your blog and social media networks will be highly valuable digital assets, sought after by major companies. If companies are already paying big bucks to advertise to your audience on TV, radio, magazines and newspapers, then you’re in a profitable niche.

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process. Did you calculate the ROI of the telephone or the company car before you invested in them? Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage.

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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To say that this is nothing new, is to acknowledge just how slow companies can be to adapt, and how adverse to change many people can be. I could not believe that if my words resonated, I would be able to find my own audience and build my own community. magazine.

Quote of the Week: Jim Collins on Managing a Networked Ecosystem

SocialFish

Magazine. Instead of managing a company, you’re managing an ecosystem that is networked and connected over the world. Humanize Open Community Potluck

The Long Tales - The Best In Business Innovation Content - Issue #5

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A leader of the free world is stripping down one of the biggest companies via Twitter (slicing billions from their market cap). Beverage Company Califia Farms Publishes Branded Magazine 'Pour Over' - MediaPost. It's a magazine with a focus on coffee culture and plant-based lifestyle. All of this, brought to you by the nut-beverage and coffee company Califia Farms. Which company? magazine. online community. pour over magazine.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. If you are officially representing your company, you’d want to create an Official Page.

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Slimy Sales And Marketing Tactics

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Recently, a major media company reached out to me to discuss what they called, "a new business opportunity," for Twist Image. The body text of the email went on to describe to the Vice-President of the company (I was dealing with a person at the management level) that our call was scheduled for them to present their credentials to us. Now, not only will we never work with this company, but their image is tarnished forever. I don't want to cold call companies.

Qantas Airways on Twitter and the Black Face criticism

Laurel Papworth

Do online communities overreact? Staff should be backed on social media and the Community is NOT always right! I am NOT an advocate of “the community is always right&# approach to social media management, you end up making a rod for your own back.

A Basic PR Blunder That Most PR Professionals Make. Constantly

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PR professionals are making a big mistake in assuming that every person who is published in a newspaper or magazine (print or online) is a professional journalist with a regular and consistent beat. Here's why: if I just published an article on crowdfunding, do you really think an editor (or my audience) is going to want another article on that exact same topic only about your company now? magazine. Public Relation professionals do the darndest things.

Why Twitter is Not Your Bae

Convince & Convert

Today’s Sprout Social Shoutout is for is for my company, Convince & Convert. More Jay Today Videos From This Week: Jay Today TV bae community management digiday facebook jay today social media social media operations twitter Video Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Occupy Wall Street – The Revolution is Twittervised

Laurel Papworth

In this article, I’m looking at process vs product journalism, representational democracy falling over, the demise of capitalism, authoritarian aspects of traditional media AND online community hosts e.g. Twitter and the newly found power of Crowd Activism.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations.

Is Your Social Strategy Proactive or Reactive | Social Media.

Convince & Convert

there’s a schism coming in social media between companies using it for marketing, and companies using it for customer service and CRM. Brand communities, contests, most social listening, and non-promotional tweeting fits into this category. Match Your Social Media Tactics to Your Social Media Goal The problem we’re faced with today is that very few companies seem to be thinking about their efforts in this way.

Facebook Business Page Management

Laurel Papworth

We grow your community (circulation and reach) as well as give you a report on engagement, clickthroughs and hot topics. The Community Crew is an outsourced online community management and social media admin service. This is good for your company and good for you.

Do You Know When to Create and When to Curate?

Convince & Convert

Paul Haskell , Social Media and Content Marketer at Omaha Steaks , joins the Social Pros Podcast this week to discuss curation versus creation on different platforms, success in visually focused social media platforms, and the culture at a family-owned company. via Boston Magazine.

How to Write Facebook Sponsored Posts And Dodge the Haters

Laurel Papworth

So hey, let’s inflict it on the customer community anyway by paying to get their attention, by yelling at them using traditional ads. The community starts yelling back. In case you haven’t noticed, most companies do Sponsored Posts really really badly.

List of 8 Social Media Anti Advertising Ads

Laurel Papworth

Now that the customer has access to most of the same channels as companies, what happens when they decide to create anti-ads? Everyone from time to time has made a teensy little negative tweet on Twitter or status update on Facebook or some other online community against a company.

A digital media framework for smart marketing communications

Sherrilynne Starkie

Magazine reading time down 77.5 Before 2005 this would have included customer magazines, flyers or newsletters. Today Owned Media includes digital content, and the central hub is usually the company website. Company employees as ambassadors for example.

Cooks Source: How to Avoid an Unnecessary Crisis

Dave Fleet

Tweet Situation: When food writer Monica Gaudio discovered that Cooks Source magazine had lifted an article she’d written and printed it in the magazine, she emailed the magazine to inquire about how it had come about.

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Facebook Intensive Class – Computer Class, 1 Day

Laurel Papworth

Overview of customers and companies on Facebook, plenty of case studies. All your questions will be answered as your facilitator has been managing Facebook Pages with 1 million plus fans for several years and growing online communities in general for 20 years.

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Put Yourself on the Social Map: From Vagueness to Greatness

Convince & Convert

Nissan is one of the few multi-national car companies with a dedicated Hispanic presence. That means money is being sent to TV, newspapers, magazines, outdoor, and even radio advertising before it’s getting spent on Internet advertising. Erich Marx, Nissan @emarxe.

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process. Did you calculate the ROI of the telephone or the company car before you invested in them? Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage.

Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

Using digital platforms successfully to build community, relationships, and trust is an iterative process. Did you calculate the ROI of the telephone or the company car before you invested in them? Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage.

Influencer Engagement: Finding a Fit

Waxing UnLyrical

Your community, your influencers and your customers define your brand. manual social media searching, local news, niche publications, community events, etc., Guest post by Lauren Lawson-Zilai.