How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

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Image: Greig Christie via Flickr, Creative Commons Since Google Instant’s launch just over a month ago, digital marketers have been scrambling to figure out how search engine marketing strategies might need to change.

How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

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Also… Image: Thom Watson via Flickr, Creative Commons OK, I’ll stop now, I can see you rolling your eyes, going, “Come on, act your age.&#

Talking The Social Media Walk

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Image: Lars Plougmann via Flickr, Creative Commons Really, if you just read through the comments, there’s your follow-up blog post… but since I promised you one, you’re getting one. To try to connect with those who might become part of a community?

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

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Image: Martin LaBar via Flickr, Creative Commons And even many non-Christians will be relaxing, perhaps joining in the revelry (as many of my friends did when I was growing up in India). What do they have in common?

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

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There’s one area within today’s creative industry that is not only comparatively new (when compared to more traditional disciplines), but is taking a growing foothold via a clear aptitude for maximizing effective use of the ever-expanding world of social technology.

Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations

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Image: twchoi11 via Flickr , Creative Commons Though I wouldn’t consider myself as devoted as some fan clubs. Image: Gitgat via Flickr , Creative Commons Instead, speak up and join the conversation.

Simply The Best

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Image: sahmeepee via Flickr , Creative Commons The Best means that you are indubitably, unequivocally, indisputably the best in who you are, what you do, and what you stand for, no matter who – or what – else you are compared with, or what others might be exposed to.

So What Will You Have For Lunch?

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Image: Ranjit Bhatnagar via Flickr , Creative Commons And thanks to myfirsttweet.com , I can share it with you. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali So What Will You Have For Lunch?

Conch and Drum

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Image: Arindam Bhattacharjee via Flickr, Creative Commons If I were back in Kolkata, I’d be hearing conchs and drums from dusk till dawn.

Weekly Roundup: The Holly And The Ivy

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Image: Cornelia Kopp via Flickr, Creative Commons My husband is… well, I’m not quite sure what he’s doing, but he’s probably puttering around happily (that’s what married couples do, we putter companionably).

Weekly Roundup: Paloozas And Palominos

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Image: Derrick Coetzee via Flickr , Creative Commons Seems to me both are somewhat extraordinary, perhaps exaggerated and possibly exciting.

10 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. Your community manager is an outsider. Have a community of Hybrid car owners?

9 Problems Keeping Your Online Community from Being Great

SocialFish

The problem: The initial inclination when building an online community is volume. And then after you reach an acceptable, beefy threshold – that’s when you start to sculpt your community. Your community manager is an outsider. Have a community of Hybrid car owners?

The difference between an audience and a community in new media

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Creative Commons Photo by Daehyun Park. Two of those words are “audience&# and “community.&# The maestro directs, he coaxes, he makes the orchestra the best it can be, that’s what a good community manager’s job as well. Communities are personal.

Social Media Community Manager's Management

Social Media Network Marketing

Sections To Read Home Main Page Community - Social Media Network Online Who will benefit from this blog? Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Social Media Community Managers Management Monitoring Social Media can be overwhelming. Hi Folks, do you work as an Online Community Manager?

Moderating Comments and Managing Online Communities

Akamai Marketing

Tweet Much has been writing over the years about how to manage comments in a blog or online community. Let’s be clear: there are ALL kinds of people on the interweb so its easy to create a moderation policy built for the lowest common denominator. And as someone who has a community, I can tell you from personal experience that its deeply troubling to stare down the lowest common denominator. But in my view there are several approaches to community moderation.

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?

How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

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Well, this is exactly what Milaap lets you do, all through the power of online community and collective goodwill. It’s that critical element of community that drives them to lend, and we hear wonderful stories as a result.

5 Simple Ways Small Businesses Can Ace Social Listening in 2019

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Identify Relevant Groups, Communities. Groups and communities enhance the feeling of community , which is core to social media. People form social media groups and communities to discuss matters they care about. These and more you can find in the right groups/communities.

Is Our PR Community Part of the New Pittsburgh or the Old One?

Social Media Strategery

Creative Commons image from Flickr user Slackley. The most creative work comes out of the big agencies because they can afford the talent,” they say. Where’s the PR, advertising, and marketing community in all of that?

A Case Study: Orchestrating a Harmonious Message

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Since 2009, the Harmony Project has connected thousands of people in Columbus, Ohio across social divides through the arts, education and volunteer community service. diminishing its broad reach and the value provided to the community. Image by stevepb via Pixabay, Creative Commons CC0.

The Case for Nonprofit Storytelling

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Most successful stories are moral—they teach us how to live, whether explicitly or implicitly, and bind us together around common values. Nonprofit Storytelling: Community-Building. A shared understanding and an empathy that is foundational in building a community.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Game of Tech Thrones

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Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Oh.Em.Gee. This one is awesome. Can’t stop laughing. by vasundhara.

13 Fantastic Places to Find Background Music for Your Video Content

Buffer Social

Licensing: Free (public domain) & Creative Commons. Price range: Public domain & Creative Commons. Envato Market has more than 3 million digital products created by a global community of contributors. Licensing: Public domain & Creative Commons.

Resources for Small Staff Associations

SocialFish

CC Search lets you search images with Creative Commons licenses across a number of different sites. Driving Participation Podcast –Great podcast by Beth Brodovsky of Isis Creative. Cool Social Tools Featured From the Trenches Implementation Nimble Nonprofit Open Community

24+ Sites to Find Free Images You Would Actually Use for Your Marketing

Buffer Social

But you can find a public domain photo, use a Creative Commons image that might need attribution, or even create your own image from scratch. What is Creative Commons? Here at Buffer, we think a lot about visual content.

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[Artomatic Diaries] Getting started with Twitter branding and follow strategy

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Artomatic’s mission: Artomatic works to strengthen the artist community; build an audience for that community and helps focus attention on the use of temporary space for its events and the community of artists. All it takes is showing you care about your community.

Box.org Announces Nonprofit Program

SocialFish

…meaning the cloud storage company is giving away 10 starter licenses for free to all eligible nonprofits (so if you’re very small staff in particular, this means you).

50+ Social Media Comics And Cartoons For Use Your Presentations

SocMed Sean

” You can find the specifics of my Creative Commons usage license in the right sidebar on any page on my blog, and as long as you make that attribution, I permit anyone to use the comics, even for commercial purposes.

[Cool Infographic Friday] FIFA World Cup – the only infographic that matters

SocialFish

Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Thumper’s Rule – Knowing When And How To Avoid An Online Argument

SocMed Sean

As the site owner/community manager, I even had someone threaten to come to my house in person so he could discuss the fact that I edited one of his posts for racist comments. 2) Don’t argue just to argue – Community managers can spot them a mile away.

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Rules of Engagement

SocialFish

As your association’s community and/or social media manager you spend a lot of time online bouncing between the association’s sites and its third party websites. For example, rarely will an attorney even mention Creative Commons when discussing copyright issues.

Creative Storytelling: Picture This: It’s Not Just the Words – It’s What You Do with Them

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The great Brian Solis, who I had the pleasure of seeing live in 2013 as keynote speaker at the PRSA’s International Conference, recently published this article on LinkedIn about creative storytelling. Lots of resources are out there to guide us on our creative journeys.

The 4-1-1 on the (Not So) New Marketing Trend: Influencer Marketing

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So many other factors need to be considered as well, such as message tracks, metrics and who has control of the content (typically the influencer maintains creative control.). Image by ElisaRiva via Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons. Guest Post by Dawn Buzynski.

SalesForce Marketing Cloud – The Next Step In Social Media Engagement?

SocMed Sean

Company monitors conversations to determine whether the messaging is resounding with the prospect or the community. –Sean Photo Credit: Social Media Tools via Gloria Bell at Flickr.com under Creative Commons license. No…I haven’t gone off the radar.

25 Social Media Pet Peeves – How Many Are You Doing?

SocMed Sean

Only posting promotional posts/tweets/articles and never engaging in a 2-way dialog with your community. Social channels who keep changing things, even though their community likes them the way they are (hint, hint Facebook!)

The Psychology of Sharing

SocialFish

Hipster sharers, for example, are known to have a trademark as being young, popular and creative. They are a type of sharer that is less likely to use email to share with their online community. This Connector sharer is connecting with her online community! .

The Social Media Train – is it too late to catch it?

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Studies show that even big businesses aren’t taking full advantage of the opportunities in social media – this gives the rest of the business community a real opportunity. The community has spoken, it may be time for a renaissance of small and medium businesses.

Career Development Tips for the 2018 Professional

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With the help of technology you can build an online community to help build your business or network with people in the industry. Image: Alexis Brown via Unsplash, Creative Commons CC0. Guest Post by Makeda Waterman.

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Creative Communications: Lessons from Health and Wellness Brands

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These messages are tired and far from creative. Instead of following the herd to captivate and activate your audience you must flex your creative muscles. The online community encourages patients and caregivers to share their experiences and become Mayo Clinic Champions.

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