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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.

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. trillion a year in the United States alone, or 15% of gross domestic product. CEOs are supposedly the prime change agents for their companies, but theyre often as resistant to change as anyone -- and as prone to backsliding. Magazine.

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.

Are You a Productive Reader? - Stepcase Lifehack

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PRODUCTIVITY. Enter your email address: May 23rd, 2008 in Productivity. Are You a Productive Reader? But are you productively literate? Here are a few more tips about reading productively: Use an index card as your bookmark. 7 iPhone Apps to Boost Your Productivity.

The Audacity of Free: The Products and Services Edition

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Lisa Barone made a really good point last month when she said that her productivity went up as a result of respecting her time. I set aside a couple of hours/products/resources/etc each month to be donated as needed to people that come along.

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. New products have been launched and advertised through Facebook and Twitter with outstanding results.

37 of My Favourite Blogs, Books and Products

Viper Chill

Often, I’m already aware of many of the suggested reading material and products, which may be the case for you here. However, if I just discover one great book, product, or resource from them, then reading the article is invaluable. 7 Products.

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. This article describes one of the main products of that review, a seven-category taxonomy of collaboratory types. " Compared to other peer groups, scientific communities are often surprisingly egalitarian and broadly international. Community Data Systems. Open Community Contribution System.

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

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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.

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 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. There was nothing unique about the business model, it felt like a "me too" product that would have to compete (aggressively) for Google clicks and repeat business. Going further back in time, I was still in my teens and I wanted to publish my own music magazine. Today, Shopify is a public company with a $5.1 community.

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.

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.

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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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.

7 Powerful Reasons Why Companies Will Pay for You to Blog

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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.

17 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You a Better Writer

Hootsuite

Someone should do blog post on why writers shouldn't use *should* instead of *if* to start a conditional sentence, e.g., "Should you need to contact the company, send it an e-mail." Lit Reactor is an online writing community. She spends most of her time writing magazine articles. Productivity Resources Social“A better writer?”. Yes, better at…. Knowing what you want to say. Know how to say it. Saying it in a few, not a lot of words.

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.

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.

How to Strategize Your Annual Content Calendar Without Going Crazy

Convince & Convert

Remember that time when you wrote content to promote a new product the day before it launched? Write down the best topics—no matter how many—and rank them according to importance for your readers, coupled with a ranking factor of some kind for your product or service.

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.

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.

Why Social Media Inactives Have No Impact on Social Business Value

Akamai Marketing

But no one tracks how many subscribers never actually open a magazine. Social media platforms aren’t ripping off their investors or advertisers anymore than any other media company who places its value on subscribers. To know your people truly, not just in the way the media company wants you to see them. . Just as other media companies did and will continue to do (albeit in a new and evolved way). Community Opinion social media Vent

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.

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.

How Glossier Built a Cult Following on Social Media

Unmetric

The sought-after and celebrated cosmetics company originally started off in 2010 as a beauty blog called IntotheGloss.com started by Emily Weiss, a former styling assistant for Vogue. Everything from their product to packaging is a result of crowd-sourced feedback and listening.

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? Ads on NBC says you're a mainstream product.

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.

Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth

If you are a company, government department or organisation interested in social media training for your staff, this three day class held privately at your premises (or we can organise premises for you) suits those looking for a more indepth course. Lecture : Laurel was named in 2012 by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media”.

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The Continuing Evolution of the Indian PR Landscape

Waxing UnLyrical

Just this past month, #GoogleHouse was a fascinating press event where updates about Google’s new product/features were unveiled. many brands have started interacting with their audience through such chats, helping them form a community of evangelists over time.

Freemium Revenues: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

We look at Freemium revenue in social networks and online communities including asking that: if freemium is the business model of giving it all (or most) of the services away for free , how can you then charge for it? And 9,000 buy the magazine at newsagencies.

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. He then collaborated with a magazine to create a data map of his life. “In A good example is Jana, a company that makes users a partner in their own data.

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

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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. In the middle, we have giant websites (newspapers, online magazines, etc.) Build a community around your blog.

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. One product contained Talc. Natural Pawz immediately took to the product.

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

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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. Our efforts have resulted in leveraging over $431 million in community investment.

Day One: Mirum

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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. It''s the place where ideas can meet with new kinds of products and services. Walter Thompson Company as a founding partner of a new global company.

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. Does this change where you might go to get your next cup of coffee and how you come to discover music and other consumer products? Carefully crafting and leading the consumer experience in-store and virtually, has earned the company trust and admirable loyalty.