Annual Social Media Budget Planning For Companies And Bloggers

SocMed Sean

Whether you work for a Fortune 100 company or a blogger who relies on revenue from your content to supplement your income, it’s important to think about what goes into your social media headcount. Social Media Community Managers need listening, publishing, and analysis tools.

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. So especially if that functionality is something you’re investigating for your company or client, it is really worth taking a look at.

6 Tips for Building a Successful LinkedIn Company Page

Oktopost

LinkedIn company pages are now used to define and drive branding. With all that in mind, it is imperative that companies understand and invest in building, polishing, and utilizing a successful LinkedIn company page. The Future of LinkedIn Company Pages.

“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! My title is “online community & social media manager.&# Guest post by Maggie McGary.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. A year ago we set out to build a travel company and cruise discovery engine, but along the way Cruiseable turned into a travel and cruise publication as well. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community.

Is Your Site Self-Service?

Small Business Mavericks

The observation is that today’s “digitally native customer” (those who are comfortable and competent with technology) prefers a site that is self-service to working with an agent. If I want an answer about a company’s service or product, I’d much rather go on the site and get the information immediately. How Can A Site Enable Competent Customers? If customer forums are a logical extension of your site, do them right.

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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.

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.

21 Top Social Media Sites to Consider for Your Brand

Buffer Social

Whether you are a seasoned social media marketer , a marketer looking to venture into social media marketing, or a business owner looking to leverage on social media, it’s helpful to know the most popular social media sites around. Is your target audience using that social media site?

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It’s Time to Own Your Social Community

Convince & Convert

The days of the leased social community are fading, and it’s time to re-embrace owned social. The Harley Owners Group – HOG – is one of better-known examples of an owned social community, dating back to 1983.

Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

Dave Fleet

A couple of weeks ago I received a worried call from a friend working in PR for a large company. Her opening question went something like: “What the heck are Community Pages on Facebook, and why is there one for my company?&#. Community Pages 101.

5 Great Social Media & Community Job Resources

Jason Yormark

Tweet It’s amazing to me how quickly social media and community management have exploded in the job market. There’s some great resources out there to target your job search when it comes to social media and community management jobs. Tags: Community Social Media

Social Recruiting Tips to Attract Top Talent to Your Company

Socialmedia.biz

Attracting top talent to your company is one of the most difficult tasks facing any owner, recruiter or business manager. You’ll need to understand each platform and its user demographics when creating content with which to promote your company.

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

agora pulse

So, if you’re still saying your brand doesn’t need YouTube community building, you might need to rethink. So, with that in mind, I’m going to tell you 13 YouTube community building hacks you never knew about. This is key for YouTube community building.

Private Community Management – #cmgrhangout

SocialFish

I was privileged to be invited to participate in a Community Manager Hangout this past Friday hosted by Tim McDonald, who runs My Community Manager , a great site chock full of resources for community managers for all kinds of companies.

Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study

The Marketing Blog

39 pm Indian Companies on Twitter – A Usage Study Jump to Comments We recently did a study to understand how the businesses in India are using twitter. For this study we profiled 66 companies from ’9′ verticals and analysed them on different quantitative & qualitative parameters like no. Iffort Consulting , a NCR based social media consulting firm has researched the Twitter usage by companies in India.

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How One Company Is Re-Imagining Corporate Website Design

Convince & Convert

The company has ditched its corporate website in favor of Tumblr, a change that’s reportedly the first of its kind for a global brand. A visit to Nescafé’s new Tumblr highlights why the company made the move. First, the site is highly visual, favoring images and videos over text.

Etsy.com: Online Community Revenue

Laurel Papworth

Etsy is a funky boutique of an online community, an independent online marketplace for handmade products and vintage goods where hand made jewellry, with tailor made skirts and vintage jackets live side by side with chocolates and photography. How to craft a billion dollar business.

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.

The truth in online health communities

Harp Interactive

Like any company with marketing-savvy, they put in place an aggressive, integrated SEO and social media marketing plan in order to saturate the search engines with “their&# side of the story.

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.

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.

Infographic: 5 Companies That Are Rocking Social Media

Social Media Marketing

We all know the usual names of companies that are doing well in social media. Unisys uses social media internally for effective collaboration and a boost to company productivity. Please feel free to share this post or embed the image on your own site.

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.

3 Companies Focused on Helping Not Selling

Convince & Convert

This article for me is part sharing what I know about digital marketing tools and part love letter to three companies that really deserve your business. Its no secret that my favorite web company right now is Wistia. Need video embeds that work for responsive web sites?

LiveBar – Add Community to your Site in Seconds!

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you ever dreamed of adding community to your website without having the hassle of a major integration effort involving your IT department then LiveWorld's newest product called LiveBar is for you. LiveBar adds contextually relevant community to your site by adding a single line of Java script to your header tag just to those pages which adds community to those pages in seconds. A live interview with the CEO, Peter Friedman, from LiveWorld at Web 2.0

WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?

Idaconcpts

Most websites these days have massive amounts of content that must be managed for the smooth functioning of the site. Even more interesting, Drupal is preferred by sites that have high traffic numbers. Plus, it has a very large and helpful developer community.

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How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. Today, despite the fractured social media landscape, their community still has one central home on the web: the VMware Community site.

Improving Online Credibility For Your Site

Idaconcpts

Web site development and online approaches are quickly becoming a central part of the way a company conducts business. On the other side, you have businesses and web developers trying to craft a professional site that’s also trying to generate sales.

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How 5 Top Companies Celebrated National Dog Day

Convince & Convert

Over ten years later, the occasion has become increasingly popular on social media, with companies sharing a range of adorable photos, contests, information about charitable partnerships, and dog-friendly offices. So, which companies put their best paw forward?

How (and Why) to Map Your Company’s Digital Landscape

Webbiquity SMM

With more than 90% of companies now using social media to find employees and 82% having a Facebook page , there’s no question that business use of social media has become commonplace.

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.

Quick post - Cool sites

The Marketing Blog

51 am Quick post – Cool sites (Wis.dm) Jump to Comments Got a question ? Do we need another site ? probably yes, as it does seem to provide value.&# , instantaneous reply as the site loaded. Subscribe to Blog Updates Feedburners Stats Email Subscription My Company About Hi, I am Daksh author of themarketingblog & co-founder of Iffort, a web-strategy & digital marketing consulting firm.

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Increasing The Interactivity Of Your Site Is A Profitable Idea

Idaconcpts

One of the very best things that a business owner can do to increase the productivity and profitability of their official company website is to ensure that their site is fully interactive.

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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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Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community / Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget | Subcribe via RSS Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget July 22nd, 2009 Posted in Community Tweet Share Having a thriving community where your users or customers frequently visit, interact, provide feedback and evangelize your products/services is an extremely valuable scenario.

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.

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."

7 steps to shutting down a social media site

Laurel Papworth

Remember, customers believe that social media sites belong to “them&# the customer and for a % of your online community your exit strategy is going to destroy their friendships and their content. For Radar : A warm look at history of the online community.

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How Tampon Company Kotex is Real Online

Ari Herzog

Periods may not be awesome but Kotex — the feminine care company that manufactures tampons, pads, and pantiliners — is doing awesome stuff online. Over on Twitter, the company is known as @Kotex and their page is ripe with similar questions as Facebook.