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

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.

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. I share 10 golden rules to ensure you achieve the greatest results possible when engaging and participating in communities.

How to Get Engagement From Your Community

SocialFish

But bear with me – watch this great (and short) TED Talk and tell me it’s not a great metaphor for how to get engagement from your online community. Featured Humanize Open Community I know, I know.

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?

Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community. As you read this, you might be gearing up to celebrate St.

Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open

SocialFish

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched the application process for the new Community Engagement Fellows Program, which will provide professional development for engagement experts in the scientific community.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM). The corner stones of community management.

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. The Sharing Economy.

Engagement Is The New Real-Time

Mindjumpers

However this coveted marketing phenomenon now has a new competitor that is ready to steal the ‘audience engagement thunder’ in 2014. We’ve taken a closer look at the new darling of social marketing – here are our insights on real-time engagement.

Use Instagram to Create Visual Engagement

Mindjumpers

Today, we see an increasing number of brands jumping on board to create visual engagement with their fans by showcasing their products, services and events through mobile photo sharing on Instagram. How Threadless Engages its Community on Instagram.

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 ? When creating content for social, community managers should first ask themselves “why would they care?”

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!

Nike’s Secret to Success on Instagram: Building an Engaged Community

Buffer Social

Next up, Wes Warfield from Nike shares how it handles engagement on Instagram. . As you might imagine, that’s a lot of engagement. As one of the world’s largest brands, you might be surprised to find that Nike takes a personalized approach to engaging with their audience. “We

Marketing, community, support or all of the above?

Dave Fleet

This early focus on relationships, reputation and engagement led social media to naturally lean towards driving loyalty and affinity with brands over time. Communities in particular were by their nature filled with people who already have an affinity or interest in your product, right?

Engaging community members through game thinking [#asaetech]

SocialFish

In this presentation, she walks through seven core concepts for engaging people in your game (or site) through game thinking. – how can you make it fun for people to engage in your community sites? To figure out what they can do in your community site?

How to Create Engagement Through Facebook Timeline

Mindjumpers

This post will focus on how you as a brand can engage your audience by using the setup of Facebook Timeline. This means that Facebook pages for brands are much more about community management and engaging your audience on an on-going basis. Tweet.

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.

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

Waxing UnLyrical

Community fundraising goes beyond raising funds for a specific cause. It provides an opportunity to improve an entire community through the efforts of the fundraiser. Here’s one example of an organization that’s clearly been successful through their community fundraising efforts.

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. Yet, with the demand for new communities and the never-ending desire to increase engagement, such best practices for moderation become overlooked.

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.

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. Build community to create a movement.

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.

YouTube Community and Reels Features Provide More Fan Engagement

Devumi

YouTube is the latest one to follow the trend with its new Reels feature, which is part of their larger YouTube Community plan. The post YouTube Community and Reels Features Provide More Fan Engagement appeared first on Devumi.

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. Engagements will still matter!

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.

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.

Do’s and Don’ts for Reactive Social Media Engagement

Ignite Social Media

Your channels are the meeting ground of your community, where they can voice both their love for your brand, and rant about what they wish was different. It’s your job to engage with these individuals and build 1:1 relationships with them. Do’s of Engaging on Social: • Do be personable.

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.

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. Tasked with driving engagement while ensuring fans have a good experience with your company, they see it all—the good, the bad, the ugly.

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.

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.

#measurePR Recap (November 2016): Measuring Engagement

Waxing UnLyrical

The November edition of #measurePR focused on measuring engagement. Here’s some of what we talked about: On defining engagement: 1/3 Engagement is anything that provokes an action. A2: They key for engagement is knowing your audience. Know what drives them to engage.

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.

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.

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.

How Giving Back to Your Community Inspires More Engagement

Convince & Convert

Michael believes in research, knowing your message, giving back to community, more research, and keeping your own inspiration alive by inspiring others. How to utilize video content to increase engagement. Are You Helping? Think it’s all about you? Not so.

How Good Is Your Community Management?

SocialFish

For eight years, the Community Roundtable has dug deeply into the strategies, operations and tactics behind the most successful communities in our annual State of Community Management reports. Research places your community in context. Understanding community is one thing.

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.

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.

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. So our small marketing team is now working to grow our user base and nurture our new community. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. Guest Post by J.D.

Building Community: It’s More than Engagement

SocialFish

Nice little deck from Jason Falls of CafePress. See what you think of this, from the online retailer perspective. I think the lessons are spot on. Etail East – Jason Falls presentation – 2013 from Jason Falls. ————— ( photo credit ).

9 Ways to Increase Instagram Engagement in 2019

Later

Wondering how to increase Instagram engagement in 2019? With an ultra-smart algorithm and tons of creative brands competing for people’s attention, it’s harder than ever to increase Instagram engagement. In 2019, it’s time to reframe how you think about Instagram engagement.