The Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum

Janet Fouts

I spent a few days last week at the new 1440 Multiversity , attending the Conscious Company Global Leaders Forum. They also offered child care, low-income housing, supportive services, childcare, after-school programs, tenant services and community gardens. Our willingness to take bold risks, community connection and distinct designs communicate, “Business, Not Bullets”–flipping the view on how wars are won. Provides healthy meals to the community at large.

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10 Inspiring Examples of Amazing Brand Communities

Social Media Strategies Summit

Building a brand community isn’t about improving vanity metrics like engagement and follower count. According to a survey from Vanilla Forums , 58% of brands say their communities improve customer loyalty. So how has the company managed to build an engaged brand community ?

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Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. How does a blogger generally relate to a forum? There are several community building tools for blog promotion. For example, one of them is the application called Forums that I work with. You can also post your blog URL on a particular forum that deals with blogging directly. Quote solutions suggested by your community members.

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. Before the rise of MySpace and Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr, the “original” social media was created in the unglamorous yet impactful world of discussion boards and forums. Other discussion boards and forums were built and managed by brands, as a special place for enthusiasts to gather and interact. That’s not a customer community, it’s catching content lightning in a bottle.

Putting the “We” in Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In the social space, there’s a lot of talk about “community.” ” We hear it all the time and, rightly so; because community is just that important. Like Rome, however, a community can’t be built in a day. But community is a funny thing; you’re either all in, or you’re out. So that kept me thinking about how one puts the “we” in any community forum, as well as how one sustains it.

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. Perhaps you are feeling the strife of defining “community management”, or trying to figure out where a discipline that touches so many areas of your business fits on your org chart. This is a pivotal time in the discipline of community management, and many brands are asking these very questions.

10 Community management tools to engage with your audience

Sprout Social

Community management is just one piece of the puzzle. And, just like with every piece of social media management , your community managers need the proper tools to see success. What is community management? Tweetdeck is a community management platform specifically for Twitter.

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. Here is how to become an effective online community leader. Rather than force involvement, thriving communities “build benches” for those on the sidelines.

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? Here, we’ve composed a list of tips and tricks to strengthen your bonds within your online community and, hence, invest in the future of your business. The last thing you want to come off as in your online community is intimidating.

Join Me at This Year's newcomm Forum 2009

Social Media Strategery

Development Social Media Join Me at This Year’s NewComm Forum 2009 Thu, Apr 16, 2009 Prof. Development I haven’t done as much as I should to publicize this event, but PLEASE look into attending the 5th Annual New Communications Forum in San Francisco later this month on April 27th – 29th. bwe08 101 bah best practices blog boozallen booz allen buy-in change management communications community conference DC DHS E20 education enterprise 2.0

How to Create a Brand Community: A Step-by-Step Process

Social Media Strategies Summit

Build a strong brand and you will get yourself a strong community of loyal customers and brand advocates. Some might argue that a strong community is what makes a brand stronger and loyal customers are the best way to promote a brand. What is a Brand Community? Online Forum.

What is a brand community and how to build a successful one

Sprout Social

If you’re looking for ways to strengthen your brand and have better conversations with your customers, you need to build a brand community. Brand communities rally your most loyal customers in one place, which is a massive win for any brand. What is a brand community?

EVENT: Social Media World Forum in Singapore

Laurel Papworth

You can book at social media world forum. EVENT: Social Media World Forum in Singapore is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Tags: Event Online Communities social media social networks Argha Sen Blake Chandlee brian solis cyworld Damien Cummings Derek Yeo Fotini Paraskakis Kyle young Eul Kim Lars Voedisch Lito S German Nicki Kenyon Pooja Arora Reynold D'Silva Robbie Hills Shalabh Pandey Singapore Thomas Crampton Winston Goh

Use Forums to Boost Your Blog’s Value

ProBlogger

I’ll answer that question with another one: do you think of your blog as a publishing platform with occasional interaction, or a full-blown community? Consider the potential of integrating forums into your website. Working with an online community development expert, Heather integrated a Q&A forum into her website. How forums add value. Yet with forums, you gain a source of new content that won’t require much day-to-day commitment on your end.

Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

Dave Fleet

Her opening question went something like: “What the heck are Community Pages on Facebook, and why is there one for my company?&#. Community Pages 101. Facebook’s Community Pages are an initiative from Facebook to create “the best collection of shared knowledge&# on a wide variety topics. The intent, according to All Facebook , was to take generic topics that aren’t necessarily brand-focused and to create Community Pages for them.

How to Build a Brand Community for your B2B Business

Oktopost

It turns out that creating a brand community for your B2B company can give you that type of mouthwatering ROI. . B2B businesses need to foster a strong spirit of community to serve their clients and customers better. What is a Brand Community? Salesforce Community Cloud.

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6 Common Mistakes in Online Community Development

Convince & Convert

Many of the myths surrounding online community development are proliferated by common sense conclusions. Creating an online community has a basis in science—but best practices that seem clear-cut on the surface become much more complicated when you dig deeper. Communities on the web function much like real-life communities; they unite around a specific focus and often pursue common goals. Only then can you define the business goals of your community.

Community management and content creation

Janet Fouts

Community Management Isn’t Content Creation. (go Now, I don’t 100% disagree with him that not all community managers are suited to create content. To tell great stories you have to stop having your community managers produce your content. How does that relate to community managers and whether or not they should be creating content? I work with a talented team of community managers and I know many more through speaking, conferences and social media.

Websites, Emails, Chats, Forums, Social Media, Clouds, QR Codes

Social Media Network Marketing

Simultaneously the Forum Platforms were getting strong. There were Forums for practically everything. The websites that had people logging in and having an Online Community is also a part of Social scenario. Forums are also a part of this. Twenty years back having your Business and Brand in the virtual world was not a very digestible thought. Being on Social Media was not even thought of. People had started with the dot com [.com].

Get Paid Forums

Social Media Network Marketing

One of the most buzzed methods of earning from the net is via the forums. There are certain forums that pay to post a comment. Forums are great places to meet new persons with a valid set of conversation. Yes image is what you can develop over a period of time amongst your forum members. mylot.com is a forum site. It has a huge community that discusses anything.

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.

Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community.

Jason Yormark

jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Community / Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget | Subcribe via RSS Community Bootstrapping: Tools & Strategies To Build A Community On A Budget July 22nd, 2009 Posted in Community Tweet Share Having a thriving community where your users or customers frequently visit, interact, provide feedback and evangelize your products/services is an extremely valuable scenario.

A Tale of Two Communities Part 1 – Volkswagen

SocialFish

This post is the first in a two-part series where guest blogger Garry Polmateer , former association executive currently working at NimbleUser helping organizations with Salesforce, looks at two online brands through the lens of the concepts in our book, Open Community. We loved Garry’s idea for this two-parter and we welcome any guest post ideas from any of our readers who are interested in digging into Open Community from whatever angle you choose. Open Community

How to Create Content That’s Inspired by Your Community

Ignite Social Media

Get eyes and ears in the community! Our community managers are in our clients’ social channels daily, keeping a pulse on what’s going on, interacting with community members, understanding how fans respond to our content, and best of all, noticing any trends that can help us create content that’s going to speak directly to them. . The post How to Create Content That’s Inspired by Your Community appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.

How to Create a Thriving B2B Advocacy Community

Convince & Convert

jtroyer Tweet This Giving Back to Your Top Influencers Back in 2003, VMware ‘s online community was centered around a forum. Today, despite the fractured social media landscape, their community still has one central home on the web: the VMware Community site. This one page aggregates all of the data from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, the community forums, and any other place online where VMware chatter might be going on.

Social media marketing: successful ways to create user and community involvement

Social Email Marketing

The people of social media marketing agency Mindjumpers, who are at the basis of the Social Marketing Forum, we launched, share some tips, links and examples of how to create (more) user involvement. Communication today is all about creating engagement and involvement and to create experiences for.

31DBBB Challenge: Join a Forum or a Social Media Group and Start Participating

ProBlogger

One of those places could possibly be a forum or social media group (like a Facebook or LinkedIn Group), and you’re missing out on a wealth of untapped readers if you’re not in there being part of the community too. It also features the challenge of the day to find a forum or group and get started. Further Reading: Finding Readers Week: Corinne Talks Commenting, Engagement, and Are Forums Right for Your Blog?

Social Media Community Management: An Interview with Kathryn Peck of EA SPORTS

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Her community outreach on behalf of Electronic Arts was amazing and her engagement with customers gives all of us lessons to live by. I knew that as a community manager myself, I had to ask her about her own experiences with social media within a company that seemed to have been an early adopter of sorts in the social media community management realm. What’s a typical day like for you as the EA SPORTS Active Community Manager?

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Community, Lady Gaga & Bourbon: The David Spinks Interview

Firebelly

David Spinks – Community Man. To say that David Spinks loves community is an understatement. He’s all about community – and he’s got a track record that proves it. His other enterprises include BlogDash and The Community Manager where he still actively writes. In this day of the word “community” being over used, what does community mean to David Spinks? Can every company grow and maintain community?

9 Benefits [and 3 Costs] Of Building Community On Your Blog

ProBlogger

The post 9 Benefits [and 3 Costs] Of Building Community On Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. But first – today I’d like to talk about WHY community and interaction on a blog is so important. Why Build Community on Your Blog? Community Builds Social Proof.

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The Many Roles of an Internal Community Manager

Social Media Strategery

When someone in the communications industry refers to a “ community manager ,&# they are usually referring to someone that can manage the online relationships for a particular brand, using tools like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. However, over the last few years, a new Community Manager role has emerged – the internal Community Manager, responsible for increasing and maintaining user adoption for social media tools behind the organizational firewall.

When a Con Artist Comes Calling: Online Community

Laurel Papworth

Recently, in an online community I am involved in, the members decided to get together in real life (IRL). So the group booked a venue interstate, a dinner, hotels etc and submitted a deposit to the moderator (community volunteer admin) who agreed to organise it all. The moderator had been a mod for around a year, and was someone the administrator had selected from the community. What would you do in this situation, as a community manager?

22 Twitter Pearls from Day 1 of #SMWF

Harp Interactive

The Social Media World Forum is underway today and will go on through tomorrow in New York. If you can’t make it to the event follow the hashtag #SMWF to view tweets with the latest on brand engagement, monitoring, ROI, advertising and community management and much more. Blog Social Media & SEO Social Media Marketing Uncategorized #SMWF social media highlights social media tips social media world forum

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The 5 Stages of Building a Culture of Community on a Blog

ProBlogger

The post The 5 Stages of Building a Culture of Community on a Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Build a CULTURE of Community – Not Just Engagement. Let me start by repeating the advice I gave last week that building community and reader interaction on a blog takes time.

7 Ways to Build a Community Around Your Blog

ProBlogger

The post 7 Ways to Build a Community Around Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Last week I talked about building a community around your blog , and how it can benefit you as much as it can your readers. Okay, now let’s get into what you can do to start building your community.

[GET] How I Stopped Blackhat Forums & File Sharers Distributing My Products

Viper Chill

Even IM forums share fitness products, courses on productivity, WordPress themes and video courses from independent creators. You improve your ‘standing’ on a Blackhat community and build up your rep points. The forums pass it off to their users in their terms of conditions before you register. The forum user passes the blame off to the file sharing site because he doesn’t actually host it. That’s a slight lie.

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.

Activation, Comfort, and Other Secrets of Online Community Management

Convince & Convert

It is Jay Baer joined today by a very special guest, my friend who is the Director of Community and all things fabulous at BlogWorld and also the author of Online Community Management For Dummies , Ms. It really is a treasure trove of advice and best practices around community management. They weren’t sure people would want to buy a book about community management. ” It’s not just theory of community management.

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. But good communities are more than support channels. Customers who participate, create content and connect with other community members become loyal brand advocates. Support communitiesforum sites, wikis or any venues that include user-generated content—are surprisingly self-sufficient.

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Finding Readers Week: Corinne Talks Commenting, Engagement, and Are Forums Right For Your Blog?

ProBlogger

Corinne runs the successful blog skinnedcartree.com, and consistently gets genuine engagement from her readers and community across the board. Corinne introduced forums at the beginning of the year and has seen that engagement increase sharply. It’s fabulous for page views, but does naff all for building a community within your blog – and as I can babble for England, a community is what I wanted. Point of difference: Adding forums for your readers.