Facebook Groups for Business in a Nutshell

Pam Moore

Facebook Groups provide a unique opportunity for brands of all sizes to build community, increase brand awareness, generate leads and even increase sales of products or services. You may be a member of a neighborhood or personal Facebook Group. When to use a Facebook Group.

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How to Use Facebook Groups for Your Brand

Ignite Social Media

As a business, you’re trying to build a community of people who share a similar passion for your brand or the products/services you provide. Group Opportunities. Are you currently part of any groups on Facebook? Currently, I am part of nine groups (I just doublechecked).

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Join Us for Our “Facebook Groups for Brands” Webinar

Ignite Social Media

There are new opportunities within Facebook Groups for brands; however, Groups aren’t a fit for every brand. The post Join Us for Our “Facebook Groups for Brands” Webinar appeared first on Ignite Social Media Agency.

Change: Pages Can Join Facebook Groups

Jon Loomer

In a change that could have a signficant impact, Pages can now join Facebook groups. If you are a group moderator, you should think about whether you want this to be the new normal. Note that Pages have been able to create and link groups for a while now. Did you miss it?

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Steal These Facebook Group Community Management Tips: Expert Roundup

agora pulse

Managing a bustling Facebook group isn’t always easy. Whether you are struggling to keep your Facebook group alive or to keep people engaged, managing your Facebook community takes a very particular set of skills. Let the group have fun with it!

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Steal These Facebook Group Community Management Tips: Expert Roundup

agora pulse

Managing a bustling Facebook group isn’t always easy. Whether you are struggling to keep your Facebook group alive or to keep people engaged, managing your Facebook community takes a very particular set of skills. Let the group have fun with it!

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How to Strategically Post to Facebook Groups with Agorapulse

agora pulse

You can now post to Facebook Groups with Agorapulse. This is a big deal for any Facebook group manager who wants to be more strategic and effective in the way that they use their group. As the manager of several Facebook groups, this feature helps me further streamline my work.

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The New Facebook Groups Explained

Mindjumpers

New changes are constantly being made, so I’m going to try and sort out the confusion a bit by explaining how to use the new groups. First of all, the new groups differ a lot from the groups that we have known so far. Groups as a collaboration tool.

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Facebook Adds New Groups Features, Including Expansion of Mentorships

Social Media Today

As part of its latest Communities Summit, Facebook has unveiled a new list of updates for groups

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Facebook Tests 'Suggested Moderators' to Help with Group Administration

Social Media Today

Facebook is testing out another option to increase group usage, suggesting moderators to help manage your communities

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Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight to Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

I recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide. This group is about networking but it is also rooted in appreciation.

How To Make The Best Use of LinkedIn Groups

Mindjumpers

One of the most efficient and subtle ways of marketing your brand on LinkedIn is to work with LinkedIn Groups. LinkedIn has two types of groups, which can be classified as External and Owned Groups. Starting a Group on LinkedIn is one of the best ways to do that.

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Using Livestreaming to Grow Your Brand, Community, & Influence

Waxing UnLyrical

Over the past two years, I have significantly grown my online community through the power of livestreaming and video content. In this article, I will share three specific ways that livestreaming has helped me grow my community. How is your video content serving your community?

The Complete Guide to Facebook Groups: How to Create a Group, Build a Community and Increase Your Organic Reach

Buffer Social

Facebook has recently launched Groups for Pages, enabling the 70 million+ Pages on Facebook to create their own unique communities and feeds. More than 1 billion people around the world use Groups. So how do you create a Facebook Group? Facebook Groups vs Facebook Pages.

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Podcasts and Facebook Groups Are the New Community Levers

Convince & Convert

One of the ways Social Fresh connects its members is through Facebook Groups surrounding the conference. Jason chose Facebook because while LinkedIn Groups are great and accomplish similar goals, Social Fresh doesn’t have the bandwidth to run both.

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Guerilla Community-Building Group Provides Insight into Modernizing Your Organization

SocialFish

I recently discovered an emerging New York City community/organization called The Office Hero League that seems to be providing the same value to the members of their community that an association would provide. This group is about networking but it is also rooted in appreciation.

Facebook Group Updates: Insights, Scheduled Posts and More

Jon Loomer

Facebook is rolling out new features for Group admins that will aid in the management of members and content. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect, and how you might take advantage of these updates… Group Insights. Group to Group Linking.

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Top 9 LinkedIn Social Media Marketing Groups

Firebelly

Here is a list of my nine favorite LinkedIn social media marketing groups that I think you’ll enjoy too. Description: This is the largest and most active social media marketing group on LinkedIn and it includes 20 subgroups for special interests. Group size: 999,929 members.

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Calling all online community managers!

SocialFish

Guest post by Ted McEnroe, The Community Roundtable. ———— A few months ago, I made a switch moving from the nonprofit sector to The Community Roundtable , a leading provider of community research and support for business, association and nonprofit communities.

Are you a community manager?

SocialFish

Are you an association/nonprofit community manager (or association exec with community management newly thrust upon you?). develop the skills to nurture (or troubleshoot) any online community. Here’s the program outline: WEEK 1: Planning for your community.

How Facebook Groups Can Benefit Your Social Strategy

Ignite Social Media

One billion monthly users are now using Facebook Groups for many different reasons. Below are a few key strategies and quick steps you can implement to take advantage of Facebook Groups that will ultimately strengthen your social media marketing strategy.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

Every week, we blog about how to optimize your brand’s social media presence, which tools to use and what the newest updates on the major social networks mean to your brand’s way of engaging with your target group. The Community Managers (CM). The corner stones of community management.

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. Putting “we” in community.

Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open

SocialFish

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has launched the application process for the new Community Engagement Fellows Program, which will provide professional development for engagement experts in the scientific community.

The State of Community Management 2014

SocialFish

From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities. Those objective markers – developed in conjunction with members of TheCR Network – enable community teams to validate their approach and develop roadmaps.

LinkedIn Groups: What you Need to Know Now

SocialFish

But with regard to LinkedIn–specifically, LinkedIn groups–I’ve been chronicling them being stripped of features and utility for years now and it seems like their eventual demise that I and others have been predicting may actually be about to happen.

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Community design showcase: NTEN keeps it simple

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. SocialFish and OCR partner on many online community strategy and implementation projects – contact us if you need help with yours. Let’s look at a few key parts of the community.

Facebook Groups: Privacy Bait and Switch?

Almost Savvy

Some friends and I took the new Facebook Groups for a test-drive to find out. New Groups. After I had finished writing several hundred words about the pros and cons of the new group functionality and interface, I sat back and realized there was one big con staring at me.

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.

The State of Community Management 2015

SocialFish

The 2015 State of Community Management Report is out!! You know I look forward to this research every year and I’m excited to see communities definitely maturing this year. Strategy: Community-minded organizations must invest in people and systems, not just platforms.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they link the community to competitive advantage? Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Align community with member retention programs.

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How To Leverage Facebook Groups To Grow Your Business

The Social Media Hat

Wouldn't it be nice to have a community of fans that loved your brand and engaged with you on Facebook? Bella Vasta tells us how to do it using Facebook Groups

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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.

Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention

SocialFish

And of course I was excited to get a chance to talk about my favorite subject, online community, with my friend Josh Paul , in the session we presented yesterday, Using Online Community to Increase Member Retention. Two of these three can be addressed/alleviated with online community.

Community platforms do not equal community

SocialFish

conference in New Orleans about “Building Your Tradeshow Community Online&#. The presentation applies to any event community. We talked about the ecosystem – what your open community online actually looks like. Building Your Tradeshow Community Online.

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.

Get Open Community on Audible

SocialFish

Open Community is now on Audible! Just answer any of these questions: How has the growth of online community changed the way you work today? Is community management part of your job? How has community management changed other business processes at your org (e.g.

LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?

SocialFish

A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature. When a member requests to join a Standard Group, their connections in the group can approve the request. All Groups Are Now Members-Only Groups.

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How Do I Keep My Facebook Group Alive?

agora pulse

An active Facebook group will help you build a band of advocates who will talk about you not just in the group but elsewhere, both online and offline. We’ll look at the three top stages of creating an active group. Setting up a group. Setting up your Facebook group.

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Create Brand Value Through Local Community Management

Mindjumpers

The following post is part of the Mindjumpers Network series and written by our Community Manager, Sara Hansson. These local Facebook pages have grown at twice the rate of global communities and register 50% higher engagement.