Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat. Content.

Get Down with the OPC! How to Ignite Your Brand with Other People’s Content and Community

Pam Moore

The OPC = other people's content and other people's community. Communities create markets, but only after you make the first investment in the human beings within. 10 Golden Rules to Benefit from the OPC (other people's content & other people's community).

Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. In this article, I will share three specific ways that livestreaming has helped me grow my community. How is your video content serving your community?

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

If there’s one thing you take away from today’s post on content marketing, please let it be this: just because you build it, doesn’t mean they’ll come. Content Marketing: a scenario. But you’re probably not approaching content marketing the social PR way.

Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The agreement sees the two national organizations exchange ownership of 41 community and commuter newspapers and then shutter most of them, but it’s the fault of industry disruption according to the news release announcing the deal. Featured Headline Media community newspapers

Knowing Your Social Community & Why It Matters

Ignite Social Media

Your brand is on multiple social media platforms and posting regularly, but when it comes to engaging your social community, are you giving your audience what they want ? As marketers, we know how to tell a story, but oftentimes that falls short in our social content.

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Communities in particular were by their nature filled with people who already have an affinity or interest in your product, right? At the same time, the community-building interactions that drove many of us to this space have dwindled with a lot of companies. Tweet.

Monday Roundup: Building Your Business Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Having a strong community is one of the most important aspects of business. This week’s roundup includes seven posts that are good reads on both maintaining as well as building your business community. How To Be A Better Facebook Community Manager. Happy Monday!

28 Qualities of Amazing Content Marketing

Pam Moore

Content marketing is the new yet not new buzzword. The truth is content marketing has been around for decades, since conversations and business has existed. Content marketing is not a new shiny object invented via social media. Is everyone really a content expert?

The Future of Community Management

Ignite Social Media

So, when I was asked to share what the future of community management would be like, at first it felt like an impossible task. This is a pivotal time in the discipline of community management, and many brands are asking these very questions.

How to Create Content That’s Inspired by Your Community

Ignite Social Media

You can read all about it here , but the key takeaway is that as marketers, we really need to have a deep understanding of the people we’re trying to reach in order to create content that’s going to resonate with them—the stuff that makes them think, “Hey! people-first content.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

But what about the people responsible for incorporating EdgeRank’s newest changes on content, tweeting the best answers to your users or creating the sought after engagement within the right target group? The Community Managers (CM). The corner stones of community management.

Create Brand Value Through Local Community Management

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. These local Facebook pages have grown at twice the rate of global communities and register 50% higher engagement. Leverage content in real time.

Father’s Day Content Tips to Inspire Community Managers

Ignite Social Media

Father’s Day can be a tough one for community managers. Luckily, it’s easy to break free from campaigns as lackluster as a pair of golf socks and create eye-catching, engaging Father’s Day content. Why It Works: Sometimes, the best content is that which comes from the community.

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader

The Realtime Report

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader. Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. They administer a steady flow of content that’s timely, relevant and encourages feedback. They provide content to share.

Online Community Manager Job Description

SocialFish

Here’s the best job description we’ve come across so far, courtesy of our friend Ben Martin at Online Community Results. We’re doing lots of cool work with Ben, who’s our go-to for outsourced community management. JOB DESCRIPTION: ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGER.

4 Community Management Hacks for Instagram

Likeable

Anyone familiar with the role of a community manager knows that your day can go from calm to busy in a blink of an eye. The four Instagram updates below not only help streamline a community manager’s day but can also help build a better relationship between your brand and your followers.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

Using Content, Conversation, Value And Trust To Build Community

Firebelly

Without trust there is no “real” community. Community at work… Image Credit: STAN HONDA – AFP/Getty Images . Community is an over-used word these days. Perhaps, it’s more accurate to say that there is a community continuum.

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. Disclosures: both are friends (d’oh), and I have access to premium content on the Solo PR Pro site.

Tips to Managing Both Your Content and Community

Mindjumpers

Tweet Being a business running an online community as either a blog or a Facebook page, we need to think about two very important things – the content we send out and the community that we’re sending it out to. Making content available to our tribe is not enough.

Come for the content, stay for the community

SocialFish

Came across two slides decks on the same day that I thought were unexpectedly about the same thing – loyalty and community. Secrets of Great Communities And Community Managers from Leader Networks. Featured Open Community

The State of Community Management 2014

SocialFish

From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities. Those objective markers – developed in conjunction with members of TheCR Network – enable community teams to validate their approach and develop roadmaps.

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. Assumption 1: Create content. Our roots are in Silicon Valley, so we knew we didn’t want to just create or license expert content. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

Why Good Community Management Equals Great Business Development

Convince & Convert

Image via BigStockPhoto The last time I wrote for Jay was way back in 2012 when I was still a community manager for MBA@UNC, the online MBA program at UNC – Chapel Hill (Go Heels!). While there’s been no shortage of articles describing community managers as.

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. And I post great content, and often. Now, you can post content on Facebook and crosspost it to Twitter, so that people who click see you have a page and, hopefully, Like it.

Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

Facebook Adds New Video Tools to Foster Community Engagement

Social Media Today

Facebook's adding some new video tools to help boost engagement and build community around video content

Membership as Living Community

SocialFish

Once upon a time I was an aspiring academic, doing field work in rural Greece and the US and publishing about communities that formed around ritual mourning and celebrations. I think this is why virtual communities resonated with me, in spite of my non-technical background.

How to Build Stronger Bonds With Your Community

Convince & Convert

It’s no small secret your online community and your loyal customers within are your company’s greatest asset. While a customer may be happy with their one-time experience with your brand, what’s going to make them a lifelong community member? Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Do’s and Don’ts for Community Management [Infographic]

Mindjumpers

Tweet It is always important to draw up guidelines for how to manage your social media channels – both for the everyday community management and if your brand changes community manager. Also, don’t post just for the sake of posting – only post valuable content.

Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

Open Community is now on Audible! Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g.

What’s in Your Community Manager Job Description?

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. ————— Are you thinking of hiring a community manager?

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Communities in particular were by their nature filled with people who already have an affinity or interest in your product, right? At the same time, the community-building interactions that drove many of us to this space have dwindled with a lot of companies.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

Growthhacking, gamification, content snacks and personalization. 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.

Social media manager vs. community manager: What’s the difference?

Sprout Social

Does the person who post as your brand on Facebook also work to develop the community that the company is part of? Typically, most companies find they need at least a social media manager and a community manager. The Sims has both social media managers and community managers.

Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. The true power comes in the form of community. Communities are not just born overnight via a fast “pop-up” Facebook group with an intent to pursuade people to buy from you. Content Calendar Template.

Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. The true power comes in the form of community. Communities are not just born overnight via a fast “pop-up” Facebook group with an intent to pursuade people to buy from you. Content Calendar Template.

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? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

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4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. Having only scratched the surface of the latest emerging social communities, it is easy to see that there is much to be learned and studied in order to stay on top of the most current trends.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. The community builds upon itself by testing claims and commenting on those claims. The more discourse that takes place, the more others engage and the larger the community becomes. Communities co-create their own culture. Photo: Provided by ADQ Community.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. To drive participation and engagement around the contest, the community management team for Ikea Singapore responded to every comment with a funny meme starring the Shelf Help Guru.

Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. Unsure how to develop content to attract your ideal customer?