The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

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Coffee and Community: Foster Coffee Company on Growing Their Social Media Following and Business

Buffer Social

“We love coffee, but we love community and people more.” ” This Foster Coffee Company credo isn’t just a brand statement. People drive our community, not products. ” – Nicholas. A peek inside Foster Coffee Company’s social media analytics.

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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? When we asked “What does digital competitive advantage mean to your company? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

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.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

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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How to Name Your Private Online Community

SocialFish

The name of your association’s private online community may not seem that important in the grand scheme of your community strategy, but it can send a subtle but strong signal about your community and can really affect your community’s engagement.

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. Once you have a system set up, it doesn’t take much time.

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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Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization

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.

Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

What seemed like a pretty basic message about an upgrade message of their current email system which is rather archaic (you know, the one that makes you delete messages one by one!)

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A message to our community: an open letter from Black@Sprout

Sprout Social

One of our values as a company is championing diversity, equity and inclusion. This commitment means we work to build a diverse team, foster an inclusive culture and invest in equity—defined as system-level change—across our organization. The impact on our community.

How Companies Can (and Should) Approach Diversity & Inclusion: A Conversation with Essence Souffrant

Likeable

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen social media serve as a powerful platform for people and brands to take a stand against systemic racism in support of the Black community. . Understand what having a diverse company truly means. Hold your company and your employees accountable.

Helping Members and their Communities Succeed: the Future of What We Now Know as Membership

SocialFish

The community was shaped to her needs and facilitated the kind of interactions, learning and development paths she needed to practice successfully. Its value was not a list of “benefits” but the community itself: a facilitated joint journey of continuous discovery.

How Transparency Creates Engaged Communities

Convince & Convert

Topcoder is a community of designers, developers, and data scientists who specialize in design and technology. This community develops enterprise-level work for some of the biggest companies in the world. How to effectively build and nurture a community.

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.

Day In The Life of a Social Media Marketing Intern

Ignite Social Media

Company Culture Social Media Jobs community management Day in the Life ignite social media project management systems Social Media Agency social media internship Social Media Marketing Social Media Marketing Jobs the Intern“So you’re the new intern? Great!

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. CEOs are supposedly the prime change agents for their companies, but theyre often as resistant to change as anyone -- and as prone to backsliding. Energy Efficient Servers See how HP Energy Efficient Servers can help your company save energy.

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.

A Commenting System to Rule them All: Why Choosing the Right Comment System can Make or Break your Blog

ProBlogger

So read on for the lowdown on these top-notch commenting systems, so you can make the best decision for your publication. Most popular CMS platforms have their own commenting systems. So it makes sense to say that WordPress knows a thing or two about commenting systems.

Bayler Healthcare System Takes A Leap Into Pinterest: Interview with Ashley Howland (Part 1)

Diva Marketing Blog

I was very excited when Ashely Howland from Bayler Healthcare System agreed to tell us the back-story of Bayler's Pinterest strategy. About Ashley Howland is the social media manager for Baylor Health Care System. Any surprises on the reactions from your community?

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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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Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community , Social Media / Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down | Subcribe via RSS Vanns Community Manager Update: I Turned The Opportunity Down September 14th, 2009 Posted in Community , Social Media Tweet Share Because so many of my family, friends, friends of friends, etc. Vanns already has a community site up and running.

#SocialPR Spotlight: Amanda Roe

Waxing UnLyrical

Ladies & Gents, I give you the latest entrant into the Social PR Spotlight: Amanda Roe, Global Public Relations and Research Manager for Biamp Systems! I’m Amanda Roe, and I’m the Global Public Relations and Research Manager for Biamp Systems.

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Sony online communities hacked

Laurel Papworth

Playstation and other online communities have been hacked. You have abused the judicial system in an attempt to censor information about how your products work. If you are the community host YOU are responsible for protecting members online. Also, the consumer now has the same tools that big companies have – these guys are shutting down Sony, using community tools, as a response to the corporates shutting them down using corporate tools.

The Diamond in the Rough System for Gaining Influence

ProBlogger

The Diamond in the Rough System of relationship-building. The Diamond in the Rough System is a way to get the influencers to want to approach you. The Diamond in the Rough System will teach you how to find the Queens behind the scenes and court them.

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.

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content?

8 ways to deal with negative comments in online communities

Laurel Papworth

How do you respond to a negative comment in an online community, on Facebook? Well, every company does it differently, but let’s look at corporate vs personal voice when dealing with negative comments. Law as bullying tactic rarely works, it just incenses the community.

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. But good communities are more than support channels. Take a look at some strong examples of community support.

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My thoughts on Facebook’s commenting system

The Way of the Web

There’s been a lot of debate around Facebook’s new commenting system, particularly due to the fact it is currently being tested on Techcrunch. On a more analytic level, there are a variety of reasons for not using a commenting system which currently rests on the shoulder of one company. All three allow link sharing, but the quality of discussion is better on Reddit and Hacker News in my opinion, because there’s more of a community on both.

Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?

ProBlogger

Similarly, the same approach should be taken when it comes to choosing the best open-source content management system (CMS). Whether youll be running a company blog or a site thats jam-packed with graphics and video, making the right choice depends on your content.

Stop Buying Followers; Why You Should Stop Paying to Grow Your Social Following

Ignite Social Media

In the next few months, the platforms are going to delete these fake accounts from the system and you’re going to see your numbers drop back down. You could do an entire year of community management, content creation, and boosting of that content and still have money left over.

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Taking the Next Step: Going From a Grassroots Enterprise 2.0 Community to an Official One

Social Media Strategery

As your grassroots community takes the next step to becoming an official one, what challenges will you face? Official communities that began with large budgets are struggling to maintain their success with diminished resources. Integration with existing systems!

How the Millennial Workforce is Changing Business

Convince & Convert

The companies we found with ridiculously strong cultures had built these capacities into the heart of their operations and philosophies, and the Millennials we spoke to could not understand why these capacities were not woven into every organization to begin with.

6 Parts of Your Company That Should be Listening to Social Conversations

Convince & Convert

“Once upon a time, customer contact was centralized around the switchboard, and the phone was the preferred method for communication between companies and customers. And every company wants to claim innovation, right? How many listeners do you have in your company?

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. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter.

#SproutChat Recap: How to Scale Marketing With a Growing Company

Sprout Social

Every marketer dreams of having an opportunity to work for a company that’s rapidly expanding. During our chat, Adam talked about his marketing experience and offered our community advice on scaling a social media marketing strategy and expanding into international markets. .

20 Ways to Generate ROI from a Corporate Blog

Webbiquity SMM

On ClickZ, Heidi Cohen reports that even at this stage, only one in three companies are even trying to measure social media ROI, because doing that is hard, though she also outlines five other social media metrics that matter. Integrate social media activities with your CRM system.

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5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Ace Social Listening in 2019

Waxing UnLyrical

Continuous customer feedback is the bedrock of innovation because companies that listen innovate. They include: Adobe Systems. Identify Relevant Groups, Communities. Groups and communities enhance the feeling of community , which is core to social media.

Building a 7-Figure a Year SEO Company…by Marketing to the Medical Field

Viper Chill

As a result of so much of my time being spent focused on building an SEO company and ranking websites, I’ve been fortunate to come across a number of people who are on a similar journey. Plus for marketing you could do local event sponsorships and do good in your community.

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Why Every Writer Needs an Online Community

ProBlogger

these people need supportive communities in order to develop their craft. That’s where online communities come in. Online writing communities, like Writers’ Café , Writers’ Beat , or my company’s Foboko , enable bloggers to get help throughout the process of creating an ebook, a short story, a report, or any other blog post. If you already do your writing online in a blog or personal website, you’ll especially feel the benefits of these systems.).