Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

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. How forums add value. Do you have a forum on your blog?

Open Community Case Study – Local Government Knowledge Network

SocialFish

Community: Local Government Knowledge Network. Our best stuff – magazines, reports, data, discussion forums and more – lived behind the member wall. Associations debate whether to tear down their walls and open their communities to non-members.

Welcoming New Members to your Online Community

Laurel Papworth

The early days when someone first joins are when habits, tone and value of the community culture, loyalty and stickiness are going to be set. And registrations are important for identity in online communities. Walled Garden vs Gated Community (1).

Blog Design for ROI Rule #3: Shower Attention and Appreciation On Your Community

ProBlogger

Today we’ll talk about integrating your community into your design. One of the great benefits is that an engaged community promotes your blog, providing word of mouth marketing. How do you show that you care about your community? How to shower attention on your community.

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Content strategy for associations is different

SocialFish

Member-only but free as a benefit – typically a magazine, or peer-to-peer discussion forums or member community. For sale, but free for members – typically a magazine, light research, or webinars. Because content is our business. We can’t give it all away. Have you read the feature article in the August 2011 edition of Associations Now?

Event: Australian Institute of Company Directors AICD social media

Laurel Papworth

I’m heading over to New Zealand from 12th to 15th May 2010 to participate in social media forum at the Australian Institute of Company Directors Annual Conference. 10.00am – 12.00pm FORUM B: The Commercial Benefits of Today’s Social Networking Platforms.

Content strategy for associations is different

SocialFish

Member-only but free as a benefit - typically a magazine, or peer-to-peer discussion forums or member community. For sale, but free for members – typically a magazine, light research, or webinars. In Ohio, we called these "elephant ears." " Is that weird?

Social Media Training: 3 Day Intensive Advanced Class

Laurel Papworth

Lecture : Laurel was named in 2012 by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media”. Laurel is the CEO of The Community Crew managing massive gaming and online communities including Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef. Students will develop strategies on how to monetize their customer communities.

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This Week’s Awesome Association PR and Communications Jobs – March 16

SocialFish

For more than 40 years, ULC has enriched communities by strengthening and promoting the value of libraries as essential public assets. vibrant, healthier, and involved communities. Our efforts have resulted in leveraging over $431 million in community investment.

Grow Your Wiki

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Community. online communities. International Forum on Enterprise 2.0: International Forum on Enterprise 2.0 Social Enterprise: Interview with 7thFloor Magazine. I’ll be in Europe next week to speak at two events: International Forum on Enterprise 2.0

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Cyberbullying and blogs – a case study Mumbrella

Laurel Papworth

If you move that into personal attacks – continually identifying e.g. pointing the finger and naming a person – you will find that you create a negative community with negative comments and a negative tone. The reasons why have to do with community practice… 1.

3 Scientific Studies With Real Insight Into Social Media

Convince & Convert

“Earned media” has become a bit of a buzzword in the internet marketing community lately, but it’s easy to forget that earned media existed long before the internet in the form of media coverage. Each community forum post earned them about 99 new sales and 48 repeat sales.

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8 Ways To Build Backlinks In Boring Niches

Kikolani

Even if there’s not much demand in your niche, there are always online magazines and blogs dedicated to it, and all of them are opportunities for your business. Share your posts on communities and social groups. A blog, directory, forum or a news magazine?

What makes an effective knowledge worker? (Gurteen Knowledge)

Buzz Marketing for Technology

At the Osney Media European Knowledge Management Thought Leaders Forum last week In London we broke into several "discussion pods" to discuss topics of interest. My Weblog Gurteen Knowledge Community. Knowledge Community. The Gurteen Knowledge Website.

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Shedding Light on Black PR

Waxing UnLyrical

Basically, the Yage gang started out by getting offending posts removed from, say, Baidu Tieba (essentially a humungous collection of online forums), simply by reporting them to whoever was in charge at BT. Terri Johnson tipped me off to a fascinating story yesterday.

The 2011 #Nifty50 Top Twitter Men Reprise

Webbiquity SMM

It takes a community to build a community. So much of building a community requires understanding people and engaging with them. Now you may wonder, “ How do we build a community? Senior Analyst at Forrester ( @TomGrantForr ) “You don’t build a community.

2010 Review: SocialFish clients and work

SocialFish

We helped them experiment with a private whitelabel community for their members. Omnipress/Engage365 –Omnipress came to us in 2009 with an idea for starting an online community for event professionals who want to talk social media. FORUM magazine. EXPO Magazine.

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Diva Marketing Talks Online Publications With Deanna Sutton, Angela Benton & Heidi Richards Mooney

Diva Marketing Blog

What makes a great magazine? Deanna Sutton publisher – Clutch Magazine , Angela Benton publisher – BlackWeb 2.0 and Heidi Richards Mooney , publisher- WE Magazine for Women join me to discuss how online publications are dealing with this new genre.

105 Types of Content to Fill Up Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

This is a classic for marketers, magazines, and sites like Buzzfeed. Content marketers like Noah Kagan have found courses to be an excellent way to grow your email list while building a community around your brand. It was a powerful and educational way to connect with the community.

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Social Media Intensive Course – August 2016 – Sydney Training

Laurel Papworth

Laurel is the CEO of The Community Crew managing massive gaming and online communities including Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef. Are you looking for an intensive social media course for advanced or professionals?

Association Social Media: National Business Officers Association (NBOA)

SocialFish

Our website also has a private social community, hosted by Higher Logic, called NBOA Connect. Most of the likes have been generated from Facebook ads targeted to members and others in the independent school community (see question #6 for more about our Facebook ads).

Sydney Social Media Course – 3 Days with Laptop

Laurel Papworth

Laurel manages massive gaming and online communities including Facebook and forums for reality TV shows such as Junior Masterchef. Since 2005, Laurel has been teaching online community management at the University of Sydney and she has been managing virtual communities since 1989.

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103 Compelling Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2013 (and 2014)

Webbiquity SMM

More than 80% of B2B decision makers say they visit vendor-independent communities or forums, vendor-sponsored communities or forums, and LinkedIn at least monthly for business purposes. Mobile apps (14%), digital magazines (11%) and podcasts (8%).

Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity SMM

The city ranked fourth on Men’s Health magazine’s just-released list of the ‘ most socially networked cities.’ Facebook (71%) and Twitter (67%) are close behind…Other channels used by B2B marketers include YouTube (48%), blogging (44%) and online communities (22%).”

105 Ideas to Add to Your Editorial Calendar

Convince & Convert

This is a classic for marketers, magazines, and sites like Buzzfeed. Content marketers like Noah Kagan have found courses to be an excellent way to grow your email list while building a community around your brand. It was a powerful and educational way to connect with the community.

Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants

SocialFish

upcoming webinars and related blogs (we have our webinar instructors blog to promote upcoming webinar topics). - digital magazine releases (then we make a few of the articles into blogs). 5) Is community management (group moderation) part of your responsibilities?

Social Media Course – $176 – 13 June 2012 Sydney with @InforumGroup

Laurel Papworth

If you attended our Social Media Forum in Sydney, you will remember Laurel was one of our panelists. She was named in 2012 by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media.”

101 Vital Social Media and Digital Marketing Statistics for (the Rest of) 2013

Webbiquity SMM

54% of consumers say that “smaller communities have greater influence on a topic than larger ones.” Blogs are the fifth-most trustworthy source overall for online information (ahead of Google+, forums, online magazines, brand sites, Twitter and Pinterest).

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

40 Examples Of Creatively Designed Twitter Backgrounds by Tripwire Magazine. Community manager Jen Lopez explains how SEOmoz increased its total Twitter followers by 250% to over 27,000 people. Hint: it helps to have a community manager.

The importance of content moderation in Social Media

Lucy Hall

A look at the importance of content moderation in Social Media Social media, blogs, forums and the like are outlets for people to express themselves, to share experiences bad and good with their connections or with people of similar interests. You see, when people need to vent about a business the first place they take to now is the internet, a forum, a group or a social network. A version of this article was published in SME Magazine.

Social Network Identity: Anonymity, Pseudonymity and Accountability -Media140

Laurel Papworth

She stays on message – online communities are good, broadcasting spammy advertising is bad. We’ve used them since day dot (well, since I’ve been in online communities, anyway, around the end of the 1980′s).

50 of the Most Dependable Web Resources for University Students | Educhoices.org

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Encyclopedia.com - This free online library hosts reference works, such as Oxford Dictionaries and the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, as well as millions of newspaper and magazine articles. Other site features include a blog and a community forum.

3 Day Social Media Intensive – Hands on! Sydney 2014

Laurel Papworth

Workshop Facilitator: Laurel was named by Forbes magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, and Marketing Magazine named her “Head of Industry, Social Media” Author of Social Media Revenue, Laurel has consulted globally including with Singapore Government and Middle East Broadcasting, and in Australia, with Westpac, Sony, local, State and Federal Government. Shares Hiya, I’m running my last 3 Day social media intensive for this year, in December.

38+ Cool Social Media and Web Tools and Reviews

Webbiquity SMM

Synthesio is a powerful, professional social media monitoring system that combines technology with human assistance for global brand reputation monitoring, topic monitoring, influencer rating and social community mapping.

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7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Social media marketing, SEO, and forum marketing are the great ways to expand your market coverage. But to me, a blog is similar to a magazine and most popular magazines have pictures. Tamar is also the author of The New Community Rules (July 2009).

Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

In you guessed it–another guest post–Wayne Howard describes his method for quickly building the following for a new blog, using tactics such as Facebook postings, the BloggerLuv community, Twitter, LinkedIn and contests.

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Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2009

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

40 Key Elements to Getting Started in Social Media (Louis Gray): Mike Fruchter writes an awesome blog post on Louis Gray’s blog about how to get involved in social media, from branding to blogging to Twitter to community.

11 Essential Tools to Win With Social Media

Absolute PA

Magazines live by editorial calendars – there’s good reason why we, as businesses, should be doing the same. Apologise in an open forum, offer an alternative means of contact by email and deal with it. Mindset. If you think: It won’t work for your business.

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Are You an Irregular Blogger?

Janet Fouts

This just encourages community discussion and give a wider point of view on the subject at hand. Do what I did, and ask your network on Twitter, Facebook, forums, whatever networks you belong too. Books, magazines, trade journals, media. Every successful blogger or blogging coach will tell you it’s important to blog regularly to maintain the interest of your readers.

How to Strategize Your Annual Content Calendar Without Going Crazy

Convince & Convert

Magazines are arguably one of the first publications to rock content calendars. Their content calendars do this traditionally to help their customers (marketers) know how to connect their advertisements into the big picture of each magazine issue.

Your Guide to the Crowdsourced Workforce - ReadWriteWeb

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Crowdsourcing, a term coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 issue of Wired magazine, is a model of labor that has been fully embraced on the Internet over the past couple of years. From its humble beginnings as an area on the web development discussion forums at SitePoint , to being spun off from the SitePoint Marketplace a few months ago, 99designs has experienced astonishing growth to become a leader in its market. ReadWriteWeb. RWW Network. ReadWriteWeb. ReadWriteTalk. Last100.

11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

By putting effort into the writing process, you reap the benefits of a community that supports you because you lift them through your words. Smashing Magazine ), among other things. And his passion for his community is amazing – highly recommended!