Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

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Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Organic’s industry-leading blog Threeminds , which features forward thinking articles on digital marketing. Do You Need A Community Manager? Determining whether your brand needs a community manager comes down to efficiencies, trust and skill.

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It's A Small (And Strange) World After All, Brands

Twist Image

A place where anyone - in text, images, audio and video - can create content, applications and communities about anything and everything. This group of rag tags are more than 30 strong and were recently featured in an in-depth editorial piece by Vice called, The Punks Of Disneyland. So, whether you would like to build your own iPad kiosk or a laundry organizer from standard IKEA kitchen cabinets, the possibilities are now endless. brand community. community.

How to Create Visual Content for Social Media on the Fly

SocialFish

Pic Monkey is an amazing desktop app that lets you do everything from making photo and image collages to quickly designing Facebook cover photos, banners, featured posts, avatars and more. Pic Play Post (for iPhone and iPad) is one of those low-cost tools. My favorite free (or cheap!)

WordPress Feature Review: New Features You Missed in 2012, Part 1

ProBlogger

The platform is constantly evolving beyond its blogging roots, with more great features being added every year. Today I’d like to walk you through the new features which were introduced in 2012, in WordPress 3.4 New features in WordPress 3.4. New feature: Live preview.

iPad scam on Facebook

Laurel Papworth

Where ever people congregate together, yes even in social networks and online communities, there will be scammers and unethical marketers. Here’s one – join the Facebook Fanpage and be given an iPad to test. I’d join anything for an iPad.

Holy Cow! Apple iOS 5.0.1 Resolves Some Crashing Issues With The iPad

SocMed Sean

After updating my iPad to iOS 5, I converted my previously bulletproof tablet to a hunk of junk that crashed almost every time I loaded up Mail, Safari, StumbleUpon and EverNote. Basically, everything I loved about my iPad had crashed and burned…and my faith in Apple was shaken. In case you haven’t been following along, here are the links to the articles: iOS5 Cloud Services Causing Crashes On iPad 1 – Not Resolved Should I Upgrade My iPad To iOS 5?

Association Social Media: International Reading Association

SocialFish

The ability to shut my computer off at the end of the day is a welcomed culture shift, but I often catch myself checking my iPad on commercial breaks. 5) Is community management (group moderation) part of your responsibilities? Case Study Featured

Find Out How to Increase Traffic, Engagement, and Social Shares Today

Kikolani

For starters, I entered six more guest blogging contests and ultimately won in the neighborhood of $9,000 in prizes (mostly cash plus an iPad and some premium memberships). Blog Marketing Featured

New Year, New Trends Roundup For Ya!

SocialFish

Our mantra that all community is made of small groups has never been more true. Small groups and private communities will become more and more important, specifically to help create the filter I was just talking about in #2.

3 Proven Ways to Dramatically Improve Website Traffic

Pamorama

This feature facilitates potentially valuable interaction and engagement with your target audience. You have a community of interested people. Every brand wants more website traffic. After all, more traffic can improve sales and generate company growth.

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Enterprise 2.0 Success is About the Players, Not the Field

Social Media Strategery

You don’t have anyone talking about user adoption and community management on the team from the very start. You’re talking about giving away iPads and candy bars to get people to use it. You’re more concerned with the available features instead of making it fast, reliable, and accessible. e2conf community management conference E20 enterprise20 firewall santa clara social business social media user adoption

5 Reasons I Think Facebook Is On The Decline

Jason Yormark

While I have not experienced their mobile apps outside of Apple devices, their iPhone and iPad apps are horrendous. Sure you can create lists of folks, and have features available to you, but the execution just seems terribly over convoluted. Have you ever heard anyone ever say something positive about Facebook when it comes to customer service, feedback consideration or anything when it comes to community interaction? Crazy right?

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Fetching Friday – Resources, iPad Contest & Third Tribe Benefits

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, the last few days to join Third Tribe at a good rate, and an easy iPad contest. New privacy features – will it satisfy everyone and really be simpler or will they still leave ? Let’s Win an iPad Together! If you want an iPad as badly as I do (and that is pretty, desperately bad), then let’s help each other. Want to be featured in Fetching Friday posts?

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

And there’s another handy new feature called Highlights. This works much like the highlighting feature in Kindle…it acts more like a news curator than a compiler — and there are plenty of aggregator apps out there — but it’s a fast way to check out what others are reading, too.

The Truth About the iPad | Blogging and Content Creation | Social.

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Skip to content Skip to navigation Skip to footer Convince and Convert Blog: Social Media Strategy and Social Media Consulting Social Media Strategy Blog Social Media Consulting Blog Social Media Consulting Speaking Newsletter Free Social Media Tools Twitter Interviews About Lijit Search The Truth About the iPad April 8th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Are you old enough to remember when the TV remote control was invented? The iPad is not a computer.

Internet demographics are about the 3 P's

Engaging Brand

If I look at my family - my 82 year old mother is in the market for an iPad , I have an iPad and my nephew works soley with Apple products. The demographics that matter in a web based world are interest based, features based, community based. Identifying communities that share those passions - people. Create or join communities not to sell but to share those passions with each other - participate.

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Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

The following is an excerpt from Welcome to the Fifth Estate , Chapter 7: Sustaining Your Community Over Time. One thing long-term Internet citizens have seen over the past 30 years: Communities and social networks get large, even as dominant as Facebook now is, and then they fade.

50 Shortcuts to Create Visual Content for Social Media

Socially Sorted

I learned how to use the “Blur” feature below to make the text or icons stand out on a post: Stuck? It features a lot of cool typography styles, some great effects and fonts and the ability to crop or resize your image to a number of different sizes. Time.

7 Awesome eCommerce Platforms For Small Businesses

Kikolani

Whatever you sell, if you are running on a well-equipped eCommerce platform odds are there will be other businesses having the same needs, so new features and tools will be developed and available to you in a reasonable amount of time. Magento Community Edition.

#NoTwoDays: A Day in the Life of Pete Haas of PCMag

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Apple just announced a new iPad and some town in China is using facial recognition to catch toilet paper thieves. Our featured product is the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II, a new mirrorless camera. “Well, no two days are alike.”

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Why I Want a Dumb Phone

Ari Herzog

The phone features Bluetooth connectivity, an FM radio, a 2-megapixel camera, and it has 3G for faster texting and picture messaging. Besides, I have an iPad for that. AriHerzog is a digital marketing and government professional seeking a position in community affairs.

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17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

One is Hootsuite for iPad. The truth is that there are no shortcuts to community building , it requires sustained time, effort and dedication: at least to create a community that is truly activated and interested.

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How to Curate Content: The Secret Sauce to Getting Noticed, Becoming an Influencer, and Having Fun Online

Buffer Social

Curate from curators – newsletters, communities, etc. Curate from curators – newsletters, communities, etc. They browse communities where stories are gathered and upvoted — crowdsourced curation, more or less. Curated’s featured publications.

A Modern-Day Marketer’s Guide to Creating Epic Video Marketing Content for Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, and More

Buffer Social

Brands and marketers are jumping on the new feature, testing it out , and looking for ways to stay at the top of user’s minds. What we do know is that the introduction of this new feature has opened up tons of new video marketing opportunities on Instagram.

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The World’s First Instagram Hotel Gets Rave Reviews

Convince & Convert

While photogenic features are a good start, the hotel lives up to its branding by streaming Instagram photos with the #1888Hotel hashtag on two flat screens in the lobby. On the other hand, in-room iPads seem to be a hit!

Using Social Media to Win Hearts in Financial Services

Convince & Convert

” Navy Federal has an almost built-in community – the military community – so Michael’s team’s main goal is to just engage with that community in the online sphere. That way members are always connected to the community as a whole.

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44 Powerful Marketing Tools for Facebook Ads, Websites, CRM and More

Jon Loomer

Not only is Power Editor better for bulk editing and ad creation, but there continue to be some features that are only available in Power Editor, and not Ads Manager. One of my favorite features is the realtime stats to watch what people are doing on the site at this very moment.

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5 Tips for Great Content Curation

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World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: Pinterest Apple Facebook. That means you should consider posting short bursts on Tumblr , images on Pinterest , video on YouTube , and community conversations on Facebook. features. iPad App.

The Most Overused Buzzwords and Marketing Speak in Press Releases

Adam Sherk

Carol June 30, 2010 at 2:27 pm “Feature rich&# is probably my favorite, especially when used in a sentence along with “robust&# (which did make the list).

20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity

Waxing UnLyrical

However, I’m not ruling out a change in the future (vCita especially, since it has some pretty neat features). I use it to track time for pretty much everything I do (ok, everything that is business related), and I love its invoicing and other features as well.

The Productive Online Business Toolbox: My Must-Have Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I know desktop notifications now exist, but I guess the developers of that new feature didn’t realize a better tool that isn’t confined to Chrome has been around for 5 years now. In fact, I use Jabber for internal communications as Community Manager of Namecheap.

Should You Outsource Your Social Media Efforts?

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At the same time, we want to make sure that we’re building a thriving community, engaging customers and broadening awareness of our products,&# says Trisha Layton, marketing coordinator at PROBAR.

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Making Data Relevant: The New Metrics for Social Marketing

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aggregate sentiment, conversation heatmaps), Metrics to spot influencers in a community (e.g. Crowd Behavior Businesses have tried to artificially stimulate a conversation by meddling in their own communities or creating artificial hype.

Social Media Updates: July

yMarketingMatters

Check out this demo of the new store locator feature for local awareness ads. It’s the perfect tool to help you schedule Tweets, get right to the Tweets that matter, and engage more with your customers and community. Many new updates were announced in the world of social media in July!

Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION]

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World Featured in US & World Videos Featured: iPad YouTube Facebook. Apple’s New iPad: 9 Features That Matter. Download our free apps for Android , Mac , iPhone and iPad. iPad 3. Apple Unveils New iPad. features. iPad App.

6,595 Words on a Traffic Generation Tactic You’re Not Using (But Should Be)

Viper Chill

Launch This Year : A 20,000+ strong community of people launching an online community this year. If I ask anyone who uses DuckDuckGo why they chose that search engine over Google, it’s unlikely their innovative search features are the first answer that comes to mind.

Facebook Live: How to Stream a Webinar

Jon Loomer

They provide the ability to stream the host’s desktop, typically featuring a series of slides. Finally, I conduct weekly webinars for my Power Hitters Club – Elite membership community. Understand that Wirecast and other tools are loaded with features.

What to Consider When Building an In-House Social Media Team

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The Social Media Marketing Series is supported by Webtrends Apps , which lets you quickly create and publish Facebook, iPhone, iPad and Android apps. Even our own community manager at Mashable Mashable , Vadim Lavrusik , advocates hiring evangelists. Stats are crucial in not only measuring performance or ROI, but also in understanding your community and what they respond to, what works for them,&# says Lavrusik. Justin Bieber Movie Parody Featuring.

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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

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