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.

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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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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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Meeting Gary Vaynerchuk

Koka Sexton

A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to meet Gary Vaynerchuk the author of the upcoming book Jab-Jab-Jab Right Hook and the CEO of Vaynermedia. I jumped at the chance to meet Gary and appreciate the offer by Mitch to bring LinkedIn into the discussion. This post is overdue.

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.

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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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.)

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?

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.

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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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.

Interview with Community Manager: Philip Wride at Zmags

Social Media Citizens

Philip is Community Manager at Zmags. Previously, he was community manager of FIFA UK at Electronic Arts and Digital Producer at The Walt Disney Company. G: How did you build your experience as community manager/strategist? G: How do you attract new community members?

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Interview with Community Manager: Ida Vega Santana from Sony Iberia

Social Media Citizens

Ida Vega Santana is a community manager at Sony Iberia. For the last 5 years she have been exploring online communication world and developing her community management skills at companies like Heineken , BBDO and the likes. G: How did you build your experience as a community manager? Behind the communities to maintain and invigorate them, never forget that we must have a plan for initial communication. G: Where is the best place to build the community?

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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 ).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Interview with Community Manager: Helen Lynch from Yell.com

Social Media Citizens

Helen Lynch is a community manager at Yell.com, UK’s leading local search engine. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? Over the past 8 years I’ve moved from moderation and moderator management through customer support and community management and then into social media, content and community management within the marketing industry. G: What are you top resources for community management? G: How do you reward your community stars?