Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

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” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. Image: North Charleston via Flickr, CC 2.0. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community.

5 Community Management Tips on Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

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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.

Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising

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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.

Monday Roundup: Caring Through Community

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How do we meaningfully build and celebrate communities? An energized community can give your cause (or campaign) just the right amount fuel to make a difference, no matter how large or small it is. But when done right, community building efforts don’t just pay off for your community, but for your organization as well. So: how can you harness the power of community to do good as well as make good this quarter? How do you bring your community together?

“Community Manager” Confusion

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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.&# via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Open Community Case Study – Food Bank

SocialFish

Community: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. She’s done a great job using social media to create a very supportive community of donors and fans, so I immediately thought of them when planning the first case study for Open Community. Flickr.

How To Grow Your Facebook Community

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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.

How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community

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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. How to Grow Your B2B Facebook Community is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

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Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

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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. Image: orangebrompton via Flickr, CC 2.0. Image: Gilberto Viciedo via Flickr, CC 2.0.

On Youth, Age, and Community Service

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people will be participating in community service in Dr. King’s memory. 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

MeasurePR: The Community Edition

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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.

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

Open Community Case Study – American Library Association

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Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation.

Open Community Case Study – Empowering the Periphery

SocialFish

Community: American Library Association. Your community is not your database. Community unlocks more useful data. Using its online community ALA Connect and social media, ALA has reached out to members and nonmembers, actively soliciting their feedback, ideas and participation.

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. Fanpage vs community vs brand vs groups. The new Fan page is Community page.

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. 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).

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

15 Reasons Your PR Pitches Suck

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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

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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.

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.&# They’re doing such a good job of it, that they’re getting their customers and community to tell their stories for them.

What You Can Learn About Social Media Marketing from TLC

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

I posted to Flickr and tried my best to bring it to their attention. First, their default landing tab featured an inactive promotion (which has since been pulled after I wrote yet another tweet that pointed to a Flickr screenshot of the ended promotion ).

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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.

Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

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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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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?

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. Photo by arimoore on Flickr (CC Licence).

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).

WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

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Image: Shivz Photography via Flickr, Creative Commons Or, in a slightly lengthier version, “Through understanding we have better, more creative ideas, which help foster relationships between brands and people.&#

12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

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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.

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. Share images on Flickr. How can you protect your children from social media? One might say, “Do we really need to&# ?

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. Consider a Dedicated Community Area.

Creating a Virtual Community to Build a Better Blog

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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? Creating a Virtual Community to Build a Better Blog.

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.

Making The Most Of A Twitter Chat

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Image: Maria Johnson via Flickr, CC 2.0 Image: Philippa Willitts via Flickr, CC 2.0

Automation in Public Relations Measurement: Yea/Nay?

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Image: Tinkerbots via Flickr , Creative Commons Tools are beginning to do a solid job with the most mind-numbing parts of research (i.e.,

Weekly Roundup: Rethinking Color

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Sharon Pruitt via Flickr, CC 2.0

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8 Basic Yet Necessary Tools or Plugins for your Site

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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.

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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. Photo credit: María Magnética from Flickr.

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.

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

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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: Project Happiness

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Image: Jordan Pérez Ordenez via Flickr, CC 2.0

Weekly Roundup: Unleash Your Lady Gaga

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Image: Lori Tingey via Flickr, CC 2.0

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The Value Of A Fire Drill

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Image: Stephen Korecky via Flickr , Creative Commons I was finger painting in kindergarten and having a good ole time.

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?