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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. Some of our members love that site, many hate it.

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.

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. Hear how organisations are adapting to the new environment and using the social networking sites to their advantage.

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. This site rocks. One site that has really evolved since I first landed on it was DailyBur n.

Blogging: Social Media is Not Only About Social Media Sites

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Well, for one, social media users — that is, users on social news sites such as Digg, Mixx, Reddit — are not particularly enthusiastic about the proliferation of marketers in their community. But there’s a lot more to media than just these social networking sites.

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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.

The Pride And Prejudice Of Shopify

Twist Image

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.

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 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.

An Early Look at Facebook Open Graph Protocol Integration on News.

Adam Sherk

News and content sites are a natural fit for participation and Facebook is encouraging news site adoption by showcasing sites that are already experimenting with it. So I thought I’d take a look at some early examples of Facebook Open Graph integration on news sites.

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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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The Power of a Note

Justin Levy

While technologies such as blogs, video and photo sharing sites, and phones that can capture and post all of that content, have helped to create a 24/7, always-on communications and news cycle, it has only enhanced how powerful a simple pen and piece of paper can be.

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. also gathering intelligence via their rankings on top social sites and by stumbling upon new items in my feed reader. Community Management/Engagement.

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.

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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Monetization: Social Network Advertising

Laurel Papworth

Social Media Monetization is becoming THE hot issue in online community chatter. Probably because companies are getting past the “why should we care?&# for every 1,000 views; social sites dragged down the average online CPM by as much as 18% over the last year.

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?

Best Internet Marketing Blog Posts of 2007 » Techipedia | Tamar.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Sites: General The Big Boys of Social Bookmarking: The Top 20 Sites (10e20): Chris Winfield ranks the top 20 social bookmarking sites by their Alexa rankings and gives a short description of what each does — in case you haven’t ventured beyond Digg. 24 Do-Follow Social Bookmarking Sites that Actually Work (Caroline Middlebrook): Get some powerful links on some of these lesser-known social sites.

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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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.

Conquering Big Industries: My Bulletproof SEO Strategy

Viper Chill

I like to focus on building search engine traffic to my sites because once you have rankings you can usually sustain them with little effort and the traffic they send is very targeted. Other success is from sites I built towards the end of 2009 which are now doing very well.

Social Media Visitors More Loyal But Still a Very Small Percentage.

Adam Sherk

Chitika defined “loyal” visitors as those who came to a site four or more times in the same week: Facebook leading the pack isn’t much of a surprise since a high percentage of search engine referral traffic is “one and done” – searchers find what they were looking for and then move on.

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

ProBlogger

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.

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. Free access to premium news sites such as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, free iTunes downloads, and for the kids free access to Nick Jr. Carefully crafting and leading the consumer experience in-store and virtually, has earned the company trust and admirable loyalty.

Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

Would you support a cyberbully by advertising on his site? Note to bloggers: if you point out fallacies in the way companies do marketing, PR and so forth, you can have pretty intense debates. The reasons why have to do with community practice… 1. What is a cyberbully?

Are You Ready If Wikileaks Targets You?

Dave Fleet

Tweet Wikileaks creator Julian Assange has announced that his site is now going to begin to focus on businesses. Is your company ready to handle the crisis if an organization like Wikileaks decides to focus its attention on you?

NBC Targets Local Markets on the New Digg

Adam Sherk

In my post on news sites on the new Digg I noted that NBC has created a series of city-specific profiles to target local markets. Q: Is all content from the sites being automatically submitted or just select stories? What Horrible Things Did Time Magazine Do in 1964?

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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.”

What You Can Learn From H&M's Use Of Social Media | Mindjumpers

Mindjumpers

Here is what you can learn from the company to achieve a more engaging and growing community. You want your community to grow bigger and you want people to recommend it to their friends. It’s in peoples’ nature to be part of communities – so let them be a part.

Blogging Upstream

Waxing UnLyrical

Those things are all great, certainly appealing to me as a woman and a parent, and I follow some of these sites. So Tootzypop purposely delivers one short post a day (and of course all posts are archived on the site). Does my audience want entertainment, or community, or both?

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

A hybrid curation app and social network—grab any content from the web and save it to your own Flipboard magazine. Discover, review and curate content from blogs, news sites, Google Plus, Facebook, Amazon, Ebay, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, Wikipedia, or any RSS feed.

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.

Coca-Cola’s New Corporate Website Aims to Refresh the World Through Storytelling

Convince & Convert

Inspired by the power of storytelling has to cultivate engagement, the company has re-launched their corporate website, “ Coca-Cola Journey ,” as a highly visual, sharable digital magazine. Yes, even with less branded lifestyle content alongside company news.

Why Reddit Continues to be Relevant

Idaconcpts

The site was down for most of the day, leaving people unable to either search it or use it, and very few of the site’s visitors enjoyed the interface and feature changes which came along with the update. Traffic to the site took a huge hit and has been trying to rebound ever since.

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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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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.