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.

Will private conversations change Twitter?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Social network Twitter has introduced a new feature: Private Conversations and it just might be a game changer. The group function lets users start conversations with their followers and all participants are not required to be following one another to take part.

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?

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.

Monday Roundup: Conversations

Waxing UnLyrical

Conversation.” Conversations, when initiated and managed well, can drive reputation, expand reach, and build brand loyalty. This week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on conversations. Exercises for Writing Conversationally.

Six Examples of Great Community Management

Ignite Social Media

There’s a lot that goes into community management. A community manager acts as the link between a brand and its customers- helping to build, grow, and manage their online communities. Community managers (CMs) are, in many cases, the voice of the brand.

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.

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

Emma Gannon is currently a global community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? .

Content for the Customer Journey – Phase III: Conversion

Ignite Social Media

At this point in our customer journey, you have a grasp on awareness, we’ve covered consideration, and now we’re here at the moment of truth: conversion. Let’s dive a little deeper into what we learned about conversion content for the customer journey with client Discover Boating.

Importance of Brand Voice in Online Conversations & Communities

Firebelly

When it comes to brands leading and participating in conversations in social spaces, a clearly defined voice can be an important differentiator. This begs the question: why would you make a long-term investment in other areas of community building, but take a chance on the voice aspect?

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Martin

Social Media Citizens

Ben Martin is Global Community Manager at AVG. Previously, Ben was a Communities Executive for an Online PR and Social agency called Content & Motion. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? G: What are your top resources for community management?

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

Something has been gnawing at me for a while, and after a great conversation over brunch with Ferg Devins today I’m feeling inspired to throw this out there. Communities in particular were by their nature filled with people who already have an affinity or interest in your product, right?

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.

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader

The Realtime Report

Become a Fearless Online Community Leader. What’s the difference between productive online conversations and angry online snipping matches? Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. By Bruce Fikowski.

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.

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.

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.

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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Community Managers Need To Be Community Focused

Firebelly

As a community manager you have to think about how you can support them, find the answers they are looking for, and add value for the brand you represent. Personally my belief is community managers should focus on interactions and not the number of fans.

Social media for start-ups: Connect, converse and grow!

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. They want to converse, collaborate, engage and finally shape the idea. Every time you will find new markets, new conversion rates and so on.

Ready, Set, Action! How to Activate Your Social Media Audience and Communities

Pam Moore

I provide you some solid examples, recommendations and supporting free tools for how you can activate your audience with content, value and community building. Why you must plan your conversion funnel, hope is not a strategy.

Are you strangling your community?

SocialFish

Her new book is out and I asked her to share some thoughts about community building, a topic dear to our hearts. BUY THE BOOK – FIERCE LOYALTY: UNLOCKING THE DNA OF WILDLY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITIES. We dictate the operations of the community.

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

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.

Conversations: Schools going Skype

Firebelly

It’s definitely not the same as the person actually being there, but it offers more options for speakers, as an hour-log web conversation is a lot easier to work into a busy schedule than a 3-day trip across the country. community skype

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

SocialFish

And of course I was excited to get a chance to talk about my favorite subject, online community, with my friend Josh Paul , in the session we presented yesterday, Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention. Two of these three can be addressed/alleviated with online community.

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.

From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection. Conversion Conversion Optimization Optimization ROI B2B Marketing iRobot Pizza Hut Social Media Wayin

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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?

#Milaap4Hope: A Global Conversation on Sustainable Giving

Waxing UnLyrical

And that is why Milaap is hosting a global, round-the-clock digital conversation on sustainable giving today. Milaap4Hope: A Global Conversation on Sustainable Giving is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. I know you’re expecting your Monday roundup today. Sorry!

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.

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

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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.

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: Where is the best place to build the community?

A Little Bit of Conversation. A Lot More Insights.

Waxing UnLyrical

It’s simple – call a few people and have some in-depth, one-on-one conversations. LinkedIn posts go beyond job openings, to highlighting employees on the job and in the community. Your goal is to have a conversation, not an interrogation. A Little Bit of Conversation.

Interview with Community Manager: Monika Katkute from LBi

Social Media Citizens

Monikas Katkute is Community Manager at LBi , one of the largest digital agencies in Europe. Also, Monika is developing two ventures: Bit greener – sustainable business directory & community and Craft Fields – marketplace & cultural space of Lithuanian artisans.

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

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.

Should your online community be open or closed?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. We partner with OCR on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Open spaces have the power to attract users and draw them deeper into the community.

Interview with Community Manager: Will Long

Social Media Citizens

Will Long currently works as a Freelance Community Manager across a range of clients. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? I’d always had an eye on Social Media, managing communities at uni and for other project I was involved in. The opportunity cam up to become a Community Manager and I took it, now I’ve just turned Freelance. G: What are your top resources for community management ? G: Where is the best place to build the community?

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

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.

Interview with Community Manager: Zack King from RPM

Social Media Citizens

Zack King is a Community Manager at RPM , working across a number of brands such as Captain Morgan, J&B and Clover. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? G: What are your top resources for community management? G: How do you reward your community stars?

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers

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. 1) Managing a community takes more time than you think.

Interview with Community Manager: Morgan Clark from Mondo Management

Social Media Citizens

Morgan is Community Manager at Mondo Management who represent talents like David Gray, Orbital and Damien Rice. Previously, he was communities & social media producer at Channel 4 and Assistant Communities Editor at Associated Northcliffe Digital.

“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.