Is it Shortsighted Not to Host Your Own Blog?
NOVEMBER 14, 2014
Why do people ask whether or not you should host your own blog? So when you have a bunch of “hosts” out there, all ushering you into the window seat, why bother with the hassle of creating your own? This is one of the primary reasons why we strongly suggested to a new client that they build their (new) self-hosted blog on WordPress, as opposed to Medium. are not.
Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?
OCTOBER 3, 2011
Apparently the new addition only covers WordPress.com hosted blogs and not self hosted blogs. Anyone that goes to the trouble of self hosting a blog typically is serious about their blogging. Most of the successful and lasting blogs you find online are self hosted. But to not include and factor self hosted blogs is a serious miss on Klout’s part.
How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities
MAY 25, 2016
What if there was a way to create sustained engagement in communities and collaborative experiences that harnessed genuine motivation and strove for positive outcomes for participants? Through my work as a Fellow with Life Reimagined, I have (with my team of Fellows) developed an approach that taps into the power of purpose to drive community engagement. Purpose-Driven Communities.
Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Kudos to the Boston Globe for recognizing that creating a community for its most engaged readers is a great tactic. But a Facebook Group as the home for that community? But online communities? Amen–my favorite topic!
The State of Community Management 2015
JUNE 18, 2015
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. Here’s an excellent webinar recording hosted by Higher Logic where Rachel Happe and Jim Storer shared the highlights of this year’s study. GET THE FULL REPORT HERE.
How Instagram Makes Communities Better
JULY 3, 2012
Jarvis writes: Please, the publisher beseeched him, how can my publication start a community like yours? We should own a community, shouldn’t we? You don’t start communities, he said. Communities already exist. Instagram is thriving because their service makes existing communities better. Community. Today’s guest post is written by Christopher Ryan. Email.
Twitter Announces Twitter Developer Communities
NOVEMBER 3, 2016
Twitter developers, come together: Twitter announced the launch of Twitter Developer Communities Wednesday. Senior advocacy marketing manager Kelly McMichael said in a blog post that the program is aimed at enabling developers to form their own communities worldwide and connect with each other locally, or with the @TwitterDev team. We’re ecstatic about the momentum of the communities and how this program will take connecting developers to the next level. Our mission is to meet, learn and champion developers who have built communities and applications with our products.
YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD
JANUARY 21, 2015
Next Monday, January 26 is Community Manager Appreciation Day! Community is what we all do, and we’re passionate about it. Definitely check out what’s going on for CMAD this year, including 24 hours of Google+ hangouts and Community Manager Appreciation Awards, on the official website. Humanize the Brand to Build Real Community. How awesome is that? 6pm – 8pm.
Why the Future of Social Community is Omni-Social
Convince & Convert
MAY 10, 2016
The online community pendulum is swinging back. It’s no longer enough to rely on social networks for community infrastructure. Smart companies are now combining owned and rented community functions into a 1+1=3 scenario I call Omni-Social. But this, of course, makes social community more expensive and less efficient as brands are forced to pay for Reliable Reach.
14 Steps to Hosting a Successful Webinar
Convince & Convert
MAY 7, 2013
Following is a step-by-step list of how to host a memorable, interesting, and useful webinar. Because we have a crazy, fun community at Spin Sucks , it is our most effective marketing tool for webinars. 14 Steps to Hosting a Successful Webinar is a post from: Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.
General Electric Hosts a Virtual Science Fair On Tumblr
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 15, 2013
To host this campaign, General Electric has introduced a new “#6SecondsScience Fair” Tumblr , which serves as a virtual home for the best submissions. General Electric also does a good job ceding new and previous Vine content to keep the community motivated. Themed around the challenge, “How much science can you fit into six seconds?,” Key Takeaways. The answer is no.
How’s your community manager doing?
MAY 1, 2012
Rachel Happe has a really important post at the Community Roundtable about the lack of support she’s seeing for community managers. Rachel spells it out perfectly: The same group of senior community leaders is increasingly frustrated, over-worked and emotionally deflated in their current roles. But there are things you can do to support your community manager.
Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation
MAY 18, 2015
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. The implications for your online community are significant. Contact me for details!
Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open
OCTOBER 10, 2016
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. They’re also keen to hear from scientific organizations interested in hosting a Fellow. APPLY HERE! photo credit ).
How to Build Stronger Bonds With Your Community
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 13, 2015
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? The last thing you want to come off as in your online community is intimidating. In your online community, you’re already halfway there.
The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems
MAY 6, 2015
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. We’re seeing some interesting things going on in the association industry at the intersection of online communities and learning management systems (LMS). live) Webinars or Webcasts.
The Future of Community Management
Ignite Social Media
MAY 27, 2016
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. Let’s Get Grounded: What’s Community Management, Really? And yes!
Open Community Case Study – Food Bank
FEBRUARY 22, 2011
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. Big Idea: Embracing the Ecosystem. See, it works!
How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool
MARCH 19, 2013
Another great resource or ally can come from working with a trusted research firm that can help you “uncover the hidden patterns of understanding that undermine citizen action,” as the Topos Partnership has done for a variety of communities in at least seven different sectors. Their new face now portrays a friendly, vibrant, community-focused advocate for the common good.
10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014
Convince & Convert
MAY 15, 2014
Well, with over 150,000 communities with more than 10 people, and tens of thousands will thousands of members, Google+ is really happening. Types of G+ Communities There are two types of communities: 1. Private: This content cannot be shared outside of that community and can only be viewed by members. Why Use Google+ Communities? Now you have the basics on communities, let’s look at the 10 reasons you will start using them, especially in relation to your content marketing: 1. Find and Build Your Tribe A community attracts people. Simple.
Burt’s Bees Turns To Social Media Community To Host Global Beeday Celebration
Convince & Convert
SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
To celebrate its 30th birthday, Burt’s Bees took to Facebook and Twitter on September 17th to host a Global Beeday celebration with its community. Featuring happy birthday wishes from the Burt’s Bees community read by company founder Burt “live and in the beard,” the Beeday event offers a good example of how to celebrate milestones with your social media community.
All You Need to Know About Instagram Takeovers: How to Host a Takeover in 6 Simple Steps
FEBRUARY 14, 2017
With a takeover, the host gets someone who can bring value to their followers while the guest gets to reach a new audience with their content. Engage the community – Number of interactions (likes, comments, views, or direct messages), number of live viewers, etc. Community members or customers. Engaging your community and building relationships. Instagram posts.
6 Tips for Hosting an Interview Series on Your Blog
MAY 1, 2014
This is a guest contribution from Kerry Jones of CopyPress Community. Six Tips for Hosting an Interview Series. Use social media to crowdsource questions or host a live Q & A session with the interviewee. Have you had success with hosting interviews on your blog? 6 Tips for Hosting an Interview Series on Your Blog. Choose the Right Format. Phone. Email.
#measurePR: Learning From the Community
NOVEMBER 16, 2011
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. How do you learn from your community? It’s a good chat.
Will Social Media Influence The Travel Channel Launch's of "Deep Fried America?" An interview with host Jay Ducote
Diva Marketing Blog
JUNE 19, 2016
What makes Jay especially relevant to the Diva Marketing community is his use of social media, aka Social TV, to promote his on-air opportunity on the Food Network and to leverage the social buzz to encourage Scripps Networks Interactive to pick up the Deep Fried America pilot. in addition to the awesome host of course? take a look at Diva Foodies !) Enjoy Jay's Story. Why or why not?
A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com
MARCH 3, 2011
This post is the second 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. Salesforce is actively running their communities with fervent involvement. This online community made it happen.
Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon
Social Media Citizens
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Emma Gannon is currently a global community manager of Dove Facebook. Emma has experience of community managing blogs, Twitter and Facebook pages for international brands. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? . G: What are you top resources for community management? E: Behind every good online community is a good community manager.
Meet Joseph Mwakima, the Ultimate Community Manager
JULY 27, 2015
In online circles we believe a community manager is someone who cultivates and activates a group or a brand following on a social network. As a Wildlife Works community relations officer , he regularly meets with people engaged in projects throughout the region. His community needs him, as does the overall Wildlife Works effort. Widespread Community Activation. Rangers.
HootSuite Talks to Spanish Speaking Community
APRIL 21, 2011
Estamos trabajando con nuestros proveedores de hosting para resolver la situación cuanto antes. On April 21, 2011 there are several websites down. Among the affected are HootSuite, Reddit, Foursquare and Quora. The problems appear to be caused by an issue affecting the Amazon Web Services. The company claims that are working to resolve the problem. The HootSuite Case. Oh no! Simple.
Engaging community members through game thinking [#asaetech]
APRIL 12, 2011
I was invited by the ASAE’s Tech Council to host the first # asaetech Twitter chat last Friday. – how can you make it fun for people to engage in your community sites? They need different content to be satisfied. – are you thinking about your communities in terms of these different user stages? To figure out what they can do in your community site?
Interview with Community Manager: Jonas de los Reyes from Yahoo!
Social Media Citizens
MAY 12, 2011
Jonas de los Reyes is a lead community manager of Yahoo! G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: For me, it was a combination of things happening in my career that stirred my path to community management. There was a lot of customer interfacing that I had to do and this certainly prepared me in so many ways on how to handle a community.
Nike Celebrates Instagram Milestones by Thanking Its Community
Convince & Convert
MARCH 14, 2013
To commemorate both milestones, the company hosted a 24-hour long community celebration on its @Nike account. So, what can companies looking to celebrate their community on Instagram learn from Nike’s approach? Milestone’s aren’t about you – they’re about your community. It will give your community something to rally around. What’s your “first”?
Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website?
JANUARY 4, 2011
› Home › Column › Search › SEO Why Host a Blog on Your Corporate Website? Mark Jackson | August 18, 2010 | 0 comments ); //]]> Share Tweet My company has recommended blogging to many of our search engine optimization clients. Some folks jump right on the bandwagon, and still others are something less than enthusiastic about going down this path. White papers?
What community means to me: 17 teenage perspectives
OCTOBER 7, 2011
Community makes your who you are image credit duncan alney (c) 2011. Part 1 of 2: teenage perspectives on community and trust. While community can be experienced in countless ways, the meaning of community might be pretty universal. We had been chatting about conversations, the humanization of brands, community in online spaces and in the real world, and trust.
Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media
OCTOBER 22, 2011
As tomorrow is an historic day – The Australian and other news.com sites move behind the paywall – what WILL we pay for, what SHOULD we pay for and what OTHER revenues streams are being missed by News.com refusal to build online communities around their content? The Function of News in Community. And by community I don’t mean articles with comments. Fairfax?
2015: The Year of Redefining Your Basic Needs
JANUARY 7, 2015
After that we finally move to social needs—community, friendship, love, and affection. Community Drives Everything One prevalent argument is the third tier placement of social need and belongingness in Maslow’s hierarchy. During Thanksgiving I volunteered with Wayside Food Programs , a fantastic organization that provides community meals weekly across Portland. M.B.A. (a
Improve an Entire Community through Fundraising
APRIL 29, 2015
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
How a Tweeting Town Can Revive a Community
MAY 18, 2012
Our claim to fame was our hills of citrus groves, and our community was largely made up of small and family run businesses. Corporations whose branding we are bombarded with wherever we go, but who are not deeply rooted in our community, and who don’t really know us or have a personal connection with us. I grew up near a small town in Florida named Clermont. Set up Twitter Searches.
UK Teen Troll and Australian Radio Host – Social Media vs Traditional
SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
Compare these two situations: A UK Teen is arrested for making comments about an Olympian diver’s (Tom Daly) father’s death on Twitter and a lauded Australian Radio Host is lauded for making comments in front of Uni students about our Prime Minister’s father’s death. Where do our teenagers learn it is fine to trash someone mourning the death of their father? News ).
Invitation: IBM #SocialBizChat to Host @SocialEmployee w/ @kevinbrandall, @ckburgess, @mnburgess #socbiz #HR
Blue Focus Marketing
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
In addition to his many contributions to the business community at large and the Social Employee Revolution in particular, he also penned a fantastic afterword for The Social Employee —the perfect cherry on top to close out the book. Day/Time: Thursday, Feb. 12, 1 p.m. Our little social business book that could, The Social Employee , keeps rolling right along. Topic: The Social Employee.