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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. While our roundup today isn’t (all) about SPD, it is about celebrating your community… which is one of the gifts of an event like SPD – that, even if just for a day, you feel part of a community. Image: North Charleston via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

We’re very excited to be kicking off a regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book. Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Flickr.

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5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

Waxing UnLyrical

In addition to being Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD for all you hashtag fiends), today is also the day: Henry VIII died (1547, and women all over England breathed a sigh of relief). Image: geektasticlondon via Flickr, CC 2.0. Marketwire and TheCommunityManager.com asked community managers about what they do, how they do it, and where they see the future of community management going… and then put all the answers together in an eBook.

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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. Leading by example, Boys to Men helps the whole San Diego community through its singular cause. “We Community, which we are going away from, is so important to our program.

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“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! But there seems to be a lot of cofusion both on the part of employers and job candidates, and a lot of jobs that actually entail managing a company’s social media marketing efforts are being billed as community management positions. The whole concept of online community is evolving.

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How To Grow Your Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Image via niallkennedy on Flickr, CC 2.0. One that could have a vibrant Facebook community, if they could just get to that point. The truth is, to grow a Facebook community you must bring people from outside Facebook into your Page. But once you start growing your community, you will find many benefits to your business, especially now that social media allows your customers to participate in your business directly on a personal level.

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#measurePR: Learning From the Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Last week, Spin Sucks ran a guest post I authored on how Twitter chats can be a doorway to your community. With no agenda and no guest, we ended up having what I called a “fireside” or community chat. What an opportunity to teach, and learn from, a student, and introduce her to the community. Because it reminded me of how, every day, I really do learn from my community. How do you learn from your community? Image: Jamison Wieser via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

SocialFish

This post is part of our regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book. Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Open Community

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How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: goiabarea via Flickr, CC 2.0. But like any other marketing strategy, growing your B2B Facebook community simply requires an investment of time and genuine engagement. Below I’ll highlight a couple of simple and effective methods that’ll help grow a B2B Facebook community through engaging content curation. These should be “thought leaders” or other people with large Facebook communities that appeal to your company personality and image.

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On Youth, Age, and Community Service

Waxing UnLyrical

people will be participating in community service in Dr. King’s memory. And while it’s not an obvious way to do so, ensuring that we in the public relations profession are as accepting of “old” as of “young” is the greatest service we can do to our own community. Image: mikebaird via Flickr, CC 2.0. On Youth, Age, and Community Service. Career Personal Public Relations Shonali Burke age community service martin luther king youth

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MeasurePR: The Community Edition

Waxing UnLyrical

On May 24, the #MeasurePR chat was a community chat, discussing the reporting side of measurement—how PRs plan for a tool throwing bad numbers, reporting numbers that contradict, and whether Share of Voice (SOV) is a useful or useless PR metric. Image: arellis49 via Flickr, CC 2.0. Guest post by Jen Zingsheim. [Ed: Ed: Since I was at BlogWorld all last week and then took a much-needed couple of days for R&R, Jen Zingsheim was kind enough to guest-moderate #measurePR for me.

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Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery

SocialFish

This post is part of our regular series of Open Community case studies, in which intrepid association blogger and freelance writer Deirdre Reid will be digging into associations (and other kinds of organizations when relevant) who are living and breathing their open communities in the ways we describe in the book. Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Open Community

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Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. And not just participate as in talk a lot, but share interesting pieces of information, so that your community knows you’re not just in this for you; you’re in this for them as well. Image: orangebrompton via Flickr, CC 2.0. Image: Gilberto Viciedo via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Marketing , Social Media > 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook 10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don’t Involve Twitter and Facebook by Tamar Weinberg on March 17, 2010 Share This is a guest post by Itamar Kestenbaum. Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. A community participates.

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7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

The post 7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Recently on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. Today I want to dig deeper into some specific things to DO to build community on your blog.

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Facebook Removal of Fanpages. Community Pages.

Laurel Papworth

If you want a really obvious example – even if Twitter shuts down, Facebook removes my account, and Foursquare/Flickr/YouTube and so on disown me, people can still find me on this blog. But they are bloody good for distribution… This is not to be confused with inappropriate deletions due to community behavioural guidelines e.g. slurs on minority groups – Gay author has Band Fags page removed. Fanpage vs community vs brand vs groups. Community Pages.

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7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

The post 7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Recently on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. Today I want to dig deeper into some specific things to DO to build community on your blog.

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A Brief Introduction to The New Community Rules: Marketing on the.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The New Community Rules talks about the important role social media has begun playing in our lives. Fortunately, we have social media communities to inspire us. Access to these social media communities is free. How can I market effectively with Flickr ? 12484 SUBSCRIBERS FOLLOWERS Lijit Search Read more about The New Community Rules Get Techipedia on your iPhone or iPod touch! Digg Diigo Disqus Dopplr Facebook Fetch Flickr FriendFeed gdgt Google Reader Identi.ca

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Instagram Does the Two Step - And Steps In It

Social Media Marketing

It's not too long ago (okay, in social media terms, it was eons ago) that Flickr was one of the major social networks. But the rise of Instagram as a deft and light app that allowed seamless integration into sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more made some wonder if there was a future for Flickr. A Timeline of Events With Marissa Mayer at the helm, it was clear that she was making Flickr a strategic priority (along with mobile and a a renewed focus on products).

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

Social Media Strategery

Creative Commons image from Flickr user Slackley. Where’s the PR, advertising, and marketing community in all of that? And I think there’s a whole lot people here in the Pittsburgh PR community who feel the same way. This post originally appeared on PRSA Pittsburgh’s blog. . In this month’s Pittsburgh Magazine, there’s a story highlighting how millennials are literally and figuratively transforming my hometown.

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15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: JKönig via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Andy Field (Hubmedia) via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: marissaorton via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Leo Reynolds via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Tyler Durdan via Flickr, CC 2.0 Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali 15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck January 27th, 2011 Tweet In the genes?

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How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

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How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

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.&# They’re doing such a good job of it, that they’re getting their customers and community to tell their stories for them. It is really about using the channels so well, building such good relationships with one’s community, that they are energized to tell your story for you.

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Why size isn’t everything – at least for communities…

The Way of the Web

If you’re a social network or community owner, then the application of the value theory makes sense, and from an overall perspective, then the rise tide lifts all your individual ships up. But from the perspective of an individual member of that community, the value you get isn’t just tied to the economic levels of the overall group, or the overall utility of the network as laid out in Reed’s Law. Photo by arimoore on Flickr (CC Licence).

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Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

Waxing UnLyrical

First, you… Image: Kate Sumbler via Flickr , Creative Commons Hold on! Bland Image: jason carlin via Flickr , Creative Commons I mean, chicken-soup-with-no-celery-or-pepper bland.

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WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: betsyjean79 via Flickr , Creative Commons Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Design, Digital, TV, Radio, Podcasts, Blogging, Social Networks, Newsfeeds, Affiliate Marketing, Web TV, SEO… Creative industries have evolved just as the environments, mediums, consumers and needs of our clients have evolved over time.

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Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

Waxing UnLyrical

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 we can learn: the more we are able to energize our communities, the better our chances of converting them to evangelizers.

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Talking The Social Media Walk

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Image: Aftab Uzzaman via Flickr, Creative Commons It’s why I wrote about networking with a twist a while back. To try to connect with those who might become part of a community?

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Protecting Children from Social Media

Direct Marketing Observations

This graphic by Forrester Research, refers to the types of people that hang out in communities and what they do in those communities. Your children hang out in communities, both online and offline, and all of those communities have their own sets of things to do, their own sub cultures and their own cliques; and within those groups there is as well, unwritten rules and what not. Share images on Flickr. How can you protect your children from social media?

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12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: tamra hays via Flickr, CC 2.0 Initially I was trying to find something that worked with Flickr, but then I stumbled upon Cincopa.

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Creating a Virtual Community to Build a Better Blog

ProBlogger

Image via Flickr user Steve.Garner32. There are many online communities available for your readers to reach out to, on all manner of topics – so how can you fill a need that isn’t already being taken care of out there? I found it built a wonderful community on my blog, and provided a place where readers could come together to cheer each other on and support each other. Creating a Virtual Community to Build a Better Blog.

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7 Strategies for Growing Community on Your Blog

ProBlogger

This week on ProBlogger we’ve been looking at the topic of building community on a blog. We started by identifying 9 benefits and 3 costs of community on a blog and then looked at 5 stages of building community on a blog. Today I want to dig deeper into some specific things to DO to build community on your blog. In doing this readers see where they fit in to the diverse membership of your community and you remind them that they participated.

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Kpop Lessons: Handling Defamation Through Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: twchoi11 via Flickr , Creative Commons Though I wouldn’t consider myself as devoted as some fan clubs. The rumors about Tablo’s supposed forgery were spread by two online communities: “We Urge Tablo to Tell the Truth,&# or TaJinYo , and “A World Where Common Sense is the Truth,&# or SangJinSe. Image: Gitgat via Flickr , Creative Commons Instead, speak up and join the conversation.

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Weekly Roundup: Rethinking Color

Waxing UnLyrical

Sharon Pruitt via Flickr, CC 2.0 Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: Rethinking Color October 24th, 2010 Tweet Hit in the face by pink I don’t know about other countries, but here in the U.S., you can barely take a step in October without being hit in the face by pink. Image: D.

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8 Basic Yet Necessary Tools or Plugins for your Site

Idaconcpts

Business should remember that community outreach can be a great way to increase visibility. Flickr Lightbox : Adding pictures to a website is made much easier for anyone who uses Flickr and downloads the Lightbox widget. Blog marketing facebook like flickr lightbox google adsense google maps google video homeaway paypal donations website plugins website tools wufoo form youtube widget

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Automation in Public Relations Measurement: Yea/Nay?

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Tinkerbots via Flickr , Creative Commons Tools are beginning to do a solid job with the most mind-numbing parts of research (i.e., Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Automation in Public Relations Measurement: Yea/Nay?

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8 Steps to Building Your Blog Into a Community

ProBlogger

All successful blogs are communities and if you want to turn your blog into something special, something that will grant you financial freedom, and something that will help countless people then you must create a community out of your blog. There are a lot of great blog posts about creating communities , but this one is different. Photo credit: María Magnética from Flickr. Build your community on a single powerful idea.

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Making The Most Of A Twitter Chat

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Maria Johnson via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Philippa Willitts via Flickr, CC 2.0 Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Making The Most Of A Twitter Chat September 2nd, 2010 Tweet Huddle, huddle, roil and muddle I remember the first Twitter chat I attended. It was #journchat , one of the first, if not the first, Twitter chats created. It drove me nuts.

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Simply The Best

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

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When Was the Last Time Your Intranet Empowered Anyone?

Social Media Strategery

Community Blog. When was the last time: Image courtesy of Flickr user Search Engine People Blog Someone spent their own money to purchase promotional items to help build awareness and get more people to participate? communities have failed to build a critical mass of users, they can quickly become echo chambers, they don’t have full leadership support, and they often fail to make it “ into the flow.&# Home About Me Speaking Legal-ese My Team Gov 2.0

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Blogging for Grasshoppers: The Most Numerous Steps To Do The.

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: jim crossley via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: BES Photos via Flickr, CC 2.0 This cultivates a thinking community where information is evaluated, and then adapted and built upon. Image: Stuart Caie via Flickr, CC 2.0

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Weekly Roundup: Unleash Your Lady Gaga

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: Lori Tingey via Flickr, CC 2.0 Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: Unleash Your Lady Gaga October 3rd, 2010 Tweet Whatever you think about Lady Gaga , you have to admit she does one thing extremely well: she commands attention. That’s pretty important when you’re on stage, even if you’re not a professional performer.

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Monday Roundup: Building Business Relationships

Waxing UnLyrical

Image: buddawiggi via Flickr, CC 2.0. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Business Client Relations Community Building Networking Resources Shonali Burke Weekly Roundup building business relationships community building Happy Monday! Are you ready for the week ahead? Well then, let’s get right to this week’s round-up! Relationships are the foundation of any business.