Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community. Five companies with a human social media presence.

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. Putting “we” in community.

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies. While companies were previously faceless, anonymous entities, suddenly they could have a face, and interact with the people who cared about them. Tweet.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

The Community Managers (CM). I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager. The corner stones of community management. Getting a community involved and engaged needs a lot of planning.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? When we asked “What does digital competitive advantage mean to your company? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor.

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How to Meet Your Consumers’ Social Media Expectations

Mindjumpers

The main difference between social media consumers previously versus today is in the nature of their expectations towards brands’ interaction and participation in communities on social networks. Nurturing a community. Acknowledge your community and engage!

Community platforms do not equal community

SocialFish

conference in New Orleans about “Building Your Tradeshow Community Online&#. The presentation applies to any event community. We talked about the ecosystem – what your open community online actually looks like. Building Your Tradeshow Community Online.

Are industry vendors deserting ASAE’s annual meeting?

SocialFish

It was a fantastic meeting with the different learning sessions and speakers, and buzz from the meeting was extremely positive. Anecdotally, I know of a whole bunch of companies who are leaving the association market altogether.)

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. When we asked “What does digital competitive advantage mean to your company? Align community with member retention programs.

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You Are The Company You Keep

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you keeping company with people who are successful and learning as much as you can? I have made some fantastic friends online, and have even had the privilege of meeting some of them in person. Misery loves company. What kind of company are you keeping?

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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Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders. Working for any publicly-traded is a unique experience.

4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. As new responsibilities take hold in their lives, parents are now on the lookout for brands and companies that meet their needs for their little ones.

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.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Like many other people at the time, I was interested in the humanizing effect that social media could have for companies. While companies were previously faceless, anonymous entities, suddenly they could have a face, and interact with the people who cared about them.

Danish CSR Initiative on Social Media Meets Criticism

Mindjumpers

5 Tips To Great Blogging » Danish CSR Initiative on Social Media Meets Criticism Posted by Jonas Klit Nielsen Aug 5th, 2010 Tweet The Danish CSR initiative called ‘ Lys i Afrika ‘ (Light in Africa) that was launched on Facebook 12 May has been met with heavy criticism.

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How to Meet Your Audience Where the Action Is

Convince & Convert

Their responsibilities range from social media marketing to customer service to running a software company. And yet these Social Pros all know that you must meet your audience where they live (digitally, not literally).

Saying Goodbye to Digital Marketing: Meet the New Me

Ari Herzog

I spent four wonderful years self-employed as a digital marketing trainer, consultant, and community manager. I managed online footprints for nonprofits and a Fortune Global 500 company. I am saying goodbye to the digital life and hello to community affairs. Footsteps by schick.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

This post is the second in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets

SocialFish

After going down that rabbit hole, I saw this headline from the Washington Post : “Large companies need to disrupt themselves or be disrupted.”. I pulled up an old file with random notes about online communities and started researching. Meet the cast of new community players.

Hospitality & Tourism Students Meet Social Media

Bare Feet Studios

i Kula Lavender , is determined to get social media best practices embedded in our Maui tourism community as early as possible! Companies: @HawaiianAir. This Friday I am speaking to about 150 Maui high school students who are in the hospitality and tourism track.

When a Taco Truck Meets Twitter

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking When a Taco Truck Meets Twitter Written on July 29, 2009 by Justin Levy in business , social media , twitter 14 Comments - Leave a comment!

The Case for Active Users as Social Media Community Managers

Akamai Marketing

The Case For Active Users as Social Media Community Managers. ” This prompted me to suggest during one of the social media certificate advisory meetings, that participants seeking a certificate MUST be willing to personally join the major social networks.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

Community, Lady Gaga & Bourbon: The David Spinks Interview

Firebelly

David Spinks – Community Man. To say that David Spinks loves community is an understatement. He’s all about community – and he’s got a track record that proves it. His other enterprises include BlogDash and The Community Manager where he still actively writes.

Think Open Community Doesn’t Really Exist? Read This.

SocialFish

I know there’s already been lots of talk about Open Community , but having just read it, I can’t help but share what I think is a spot-on example of open community as Maddie and Lindy talk about it in the book. Tags: From the Trenches Open Community

Amazon vs. Wal-Mart: How Online Strategy Can Meet In-Store Opportunity

Buzz Marketing for Technology

When Wal-Mart announced plans to use its retail locations to fulfill online orders last week, the media and business community broke into a collective game of word association. Prior to breaking the news, Wal-Mart was already one of the few companies that could compete with Amazon online.

Social Media Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Her community outreach on behalf of Electronic Arts was amazing and her engagement with customers gives all of us lessons to live by. What’s a typical day like for you as the EA SPORTS Active Community Manager?

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Why Most Companies Can’t Yet Handle Great Marketing Technology

Convince & Convert

And the wizards aren’t ready to meet the challenge. Come find us at Booth #761 in the Community Pavilion to talk #DigitalInnovation https://t.co/qQgklKVVPK. Image via Unsplash. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. The Internal Community Manager wears many hats.

Insider Trading, meet Outsider Traders, #SocialMedia style #Tesla

Laurel Papworth

So should companies around the world. The example below is from Tesla community but I betcha we could crowdsource Outsider Trading information on any product or brand or company… (Note: Australian Companies MUST report social media discussions that impact stock ).

Introducing Users to the Concept of Meeting Workspaces in MOSS 2007 | NetworkWorld.com Community

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Introducing Users to the Concept of Meeting Workspaces in MOSS 2007. Using Meeting Workspaces to organize all the information need to support recurring (and one time) meetings is one of my favorite features of SharePoint. directory of meeting workspaces.Â

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

); document.write( ); FastCompany.com | Where ideas and people meet. 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. Fast Company Features.

Activation, Comfort, and Other Secrets of Online Community Management

Convince & Convert

It is Jay Baer joined today by a very special guest, my friend who is the Director of Community and all things fabulous at BlogWorld and also the author of Online Community Management For Dummies , Ms. They weren’t sure people would want to buy a book about community management.

Why Social Media Marketing Isn’t Synonymous with Community-Driven Marketing

Pixlee

Building relationships with current and potential customers is a cornerstone for social media marketing in the digital age, and creating thriving communities has to be the center of your marketing strategy. But what is community-driven marketing and how can brands use it successfully?

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The Best Way to Build Community and Content

Convince & Convert

Spiceworks provides IT professionals with a community as well as tools to do their job, making it the world’s most trusted IT marketplace. The company grew out of a casual meeting among tech marketers in 2010, when they spontaneously invited along some IT pros as well.

Start Your Community With Role Models, Not Influencers

Social Media Strategery

I just finished reading this article in last month's Fast Company where the CEO of Pinterest , Ben Silbermann, discusses how Pinterest got started, where it's at today, and what its future may hold. They were role models who would care for the community as if it were their own. "In Until recently, Pinterest’s welcome email advised users to "pin carefully" because "your pins set the tone for the community."

Using Social Media for Good: Meet the Entreprenuer Changing the World One Story at a Time – Branden Harvey [SSM040]

Buffer Social

That’s why he’s on a mission to tell stories of good on social media for some of the world’s most impactful companies and brands. Meet the Instagrammer Who’s On a Mission to Change the World – Mashable. Negativity. It’s human nature.

Book Review Wednesday: Wikibrands: Reinventing your company in.

Akamai Marketing

By encouraging businesses to start out with their focus and strategy and then move through to the other elements, the authors Dover and Moffit support what so many marketers know, but what so many companies ignore in their rush to create a program.

Twitter Rules vs. Community Values

Socialized

Some of these are legislated, and some of them simply come from community values. Twitter, like all social networks, has a Terms of Service (TOS) that reflects the company’s intent of creating a safe environment in which people can communicate without harm to themselves or others; protections to shield the company from lawsuits and other legal liability; and the desire of the company to preserve its intellectual property and ability to make money.

Online Community Activism with GetUp and Prosper

Laurel Papworth

Regulatory affairs will become redundant, unless they learn how to work with online communities. Online Communities social media social networks activism Australia Buyers Strike getup online community Prosper regulatory affairs social activism social networkDon’t Buy Now!

NamesCon 2014: Meet the New TLDs –.uno,luxury,bar,rest,ski,xyz,college

Bill Hartzer

They are trying to give people from emerging markets to register a domain that meets their needs.luxury is a different business model. CEO of.Luxury: Companies and brands are going to have multiple domains. They are trying to build a community with.xyz.