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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.

Public Relations becomes Community Relations – Social Media

Laurel Papworth

If you have the relationship with the community, and they like and respect you, it’s tough to turf you out and go with a competitor agency. Build and manage the community and you automatically take on a “public relations manager&# role. Well, what if you manage PR for a cosmetic company? Today you do your best to get them articles in women’s magazines, hand out free samples and so on. As a community manager you ARE the public relations manager.

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 Science of Collaboratories (SOC) project conducted a broad five-year review to take stock of the diverse ecosystem of projects that fit our definition of a collaboratory and to distill lessons learned in the process. Identification of types aided this process.) Community Data Systems. JCMC Home.

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

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Process. Process Improvement. 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.

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.

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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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.

Slimy Sales And Marketing Tactics

Twist Image

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media.

Convince & Convert

A recent study by Econsultancy called “ The Value of Social Media &# shows that companies are overwhelmingly using the “Big 4″ of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Linkedin for their social media efforts. And while I don’t have any issues with those sites (in fact I wrote about Facebook marketing in-depth here), but is treating social media like a checklist really the best possible solution for your company?

It's Time for Real-Time

Convince & Convert

Amber is Director of Community for Radian6 , co-proprietor of the influential Brass Tack Thinking blog (formerly Altitude Branding), a cool mom, a motivating force, and a hell of a flautist). We reconfigured our companies to accommodate phone. Not just the big companies, but the every companies. DJ Waldow Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory @djwaldow [link] DJ Waldow As I wrote on Brass Tack Thinking, I have the chills.

Big data: seeing the forest and the trees

Sherrilynne Starkie

Big data matters to you as humans and a community and as a marketer,” Young told the audience of senior marketing strategists. Big data is a collection of data sets so large and complex that they difficult to process with commonly used software tools.

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Day One: Mirum

Twist Image

As someone who has both published magazines and worked as a freelance journalist, there was something (deep inside of me) that wanted to use technology to share both the process of what we were going through as a business and how we - as an agency - felt about technology, brands and building a semblance of community. Agencies did not share their thinking or their process. Walter Thompson Company as a founding partner of a new global company. community.

Are You Ready If Wikileaks Targets You?

Dave Fleet

Is your company ready to handle the crisis if an organization like Wikileaks decides to focus its attention on you? Every marketing initiative should, at a minimum, incorporate escalation processes into their plans.

How to Grow Your Fitness Blog to 100,000 Monthly Visitors in Less than a Year

ProBlogger

I will explain the process I followed and share my experiences so that you can replicate my steps and do the same. On the other hand, it’s the companies that make millions per year by selling meal plans, diets, supplements and sometimes just hope to help those people achieve their goals.

Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.

Convince & Convert

August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. Starbucks could use their SDN to reinvent themselves as a key member of any local community, and not as a coffeehouse, but as the best-possible advertising platform available in every city and town in the country.

Successful Startup Story: Fresh and Fluffy Natural Dry Dog Shampoo

Waxing UnLyrical

Their placement on this outlet is in keeping with WUL’s tradition of sharing causes for good and businesses doing good through community engagement, locally and around the world. Pete: My kids were so supportive and helpful throughout the process.

Shifting Focus From The Traditional Marketing Funnel To Personalized Messaging Using Social Media

SocMed Sean

More and more companies are waking up to the fact that they can connect with their consumers via digital channels with more impact and for significantly less budget than traditional television, radio and print approaches.

Hot Association and Nonprofit Social Media Jobs This Week – April 5

SocialFish

Position requires daily communication and coordination with other members of the magazine team, particularly the editor-in-chief and editorial director. Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board !

Seven Tips For Jumpstarting Your Visual Storytelling Strategy

Convince & Convert

Similar to how people grow relationships with each other, visual storytelling offers companies meaningful opportunities to deliver positive experiences that build brand awareness, trust, loyalty and engaged communities.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity SMM

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year.

10 Content Promotion Opportunities You Might Be Missing

Convince & Convert

There are a number of ways to do this, but getting the word out to keep them engaged is paramount—and needs to be a consistently evolving process. Many companies don’t understand the influence of 1:1 email, or that 112 billion 1:1 business emails are sent every day!

33 (of the) Best Social Media Guides, Tips and Resoures of 2012 So Far

Webbiquity SMM

Given the widespread adoption of social media marketing practices, the “if” and “when” questions seemed to have now been resolved by most midsized and larger companies (and a lot of small companies as well). Companies Struggle To Manage Social Media by MediaPost.

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Why The Term “Social CRM” Is Just STUPID!

SocMed Sean

Does adding Twitter to your CRM process make it more social? Yes…companies have been watching everything you do and everything you buy to formulate their marketing strategies. There are a LOT of idiotic corporate terms out there.

10 Top Influencers to Guide You through the Social-Media Jungle in 2016

Socialmedia.biz

According to Entrepreneur Magazine, Neil created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. Fast Company called her “A veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Companies that want to be on the leading edge would do well to integrate Facebook Live video into their marketing strategies. Sujan is a key partner in software companies Mailshake , Narrow , Quuu and ContentMarketer.io.

This Week’s Awesome Association PR and Communications Jobs – March 16

SocialFish

ETA members make commerce possible by processing more than $5 trillion in purchases in the U.S. For more than 40 years, ULC has enriched communities by strengthening and promoting the value of libraries as essential public assets. vibrant, healthier, and involved communities.

Story And Conversation: Pin It To Build A Brand

Firebelly

It’s the digital equivalent of ripping something from a magazine and posting it on your bedroom wall or bulletin board. It engages users with a behind-the-scenes look into the process behind a company or person.

Shedding Light on Black PR

Waxing UnLyrical

There are also numerous companies that offer to “scrub” your reputation for you (for varying amounts of money), or teach you how to do it yourself; though at least in the U.S., In fact, companies like BrandYourself tell you point blank what they won’t do.

8 Key Steps for a Successful Instagram Takeover

agora pulse

Build community. You wouldn’t pay for an ad in a magazine no one reads right? Let your partner/influencer be a part of the process. Setting clear expectations and tasks with your Instagram takeover partner will help the process run as smoothly as possible.

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. Connie is the Community Strategist for the Alterian (formerly Techrigy) SM2 social media monitoring platform.

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

Rapidly growing companies? Furthermore–75% of social media users “object to major companies and platforms using their personal information for commercial purposes.” 54% of consumers say that “smaller communities have greater influence on a topic than larger ones.”

How to Take an Audience-Centric Approach to Content Marketing

Convince & Convert

Briefly, Affinio is a Marketing Intelligence Platform that leverages the social graph (how people are connected) to understand the communities that exist within a defined audience through their interests, affinities, and the content they consume.

How Do You Socialize an Already Social Brand?

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

There’s more to be done, such as listening to your community and actually speaking amongst them (and not just at them). Building these strong relationships gives users a renewed faith in your company and causes them to help be your vocal advocates.