Monday Roundup: Celebrating Your Community

Waxing UnLyrical

” Talk about a religious celebration that’s gone mainstream… and one that engenders a feeling of community among those who celebrate the day. How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community. As you read this, you might be gearing up to celebrate St.

6 Rules of Thumb for Successful Brand Publishing

Waxing UnLyrical

The Internet has made brand publishing ubiquitous. In the words of Mark Ragan , CEO of Ragan Communications, “If we tell our stories the right way, we have the ability to become legitimate publishers in our own right.”. And in today’s hyper connected world, everyone’s a publisher.

The future of publishing?

SocialFish

What could these ideas mean for association publishing? I know some associations (including ASAE) are actively thinking about how to publish content for tablets. Ask “How do we expand our community?&# Tags: Uncategorized creativity design thinking publishing

Who will blink first in Canadian community newspaper staredown?

Sherrilynne Starkie

But the backroom deal between competing newspaper publishing companies Postmedia and TorStar must surely up the ante. This is a bad deal, not only for the almost 300 news media professionals who are out of a job, but because reporting local news is important to our communities.

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.

Branded Content: 6 Things To Remember before Publishing

Mindjumpers

Whenever you publish content it should be relevant for both your audience and your own business perspectives. Always ask yourself if this specific piece of content is relevant enough to publish. You are hopefully already publishing a lot of content in different formats.

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.

The Characteristics of A Community Manager

Mindjumpers

The Community Managers (CM). I’ll try to give you an introduction to the benefits of having a CM – and what you should look for in a Community Manager. The corner stones of community management. 1: Organise and publish.

7 Great Reasons to Get Really Excited About Bulk Publishing

agora pulse

You might have an unwarranted fear of bulk publishing on social media. But for social media managers who aren’t yet on board with bulk publishing, it’s easy to dream up worst-case scenarios. Once you have the hang of bulk publishing, you can queue up to 100 tweets in a single upload.

Membership as Living Community

SocialFish

Once upon a time I was an aspiring academic, doing field work in rural Greece and the US and publishing about communities that formed around ritual mourning and celebrations. I think this is why virtual communities resonated with me, in spite of my non-technical background.

Monday Roundup: Caring Through Community

Waxing UnLyrical

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?

4 Community Management Hacks for Instagram

Likeable

Anyone familiar with the role of a community manager knows that your day can go from calm to busy in a blink of an eye. The four Instagram updates below not only help streamline a community manager’s day but can also help build a better relationship between your brand and your followers.

What do you think about your community platform?

SocialFish

But where do community managers go when they’re getting ready to spend $10,000 or more per year for on-domain community software? Why isn’t there a Yelp specifically for community software? Let’s flex our community manager muscles to solve this problem.

Tips on Measuring Community [April #measurePR Recap]

Waxing UnLyrical

At the heart of social PR lies community. So that’s what we focused on for the April #measurePR Twitter chat; how to measure community, how to tell when community-building initiatives are working (and when they’re not), and how community-focused metrics might change over time. Experts in measuring community. A1: Building a community around a product or service is just part of our jobs in #PR today (which is great, because it’s fun!).

What A Dog’s Cancer Taught Me About Community

Waxing UnLyrical

I tell you all this not to make excuses for being away, but because part of being in a community means we share what’s going on. We are a community. We haven’t been very active recently – here at WUL – and that is because I, as “chief community manager” haven’t been around much.

16 Random Facts My Community Taught Me

Waxing UnLyrical

Founder and publisher of Waxing UnLyrical, Shonali Burke is President & CEO of Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc. area, she loves helping for- and non-profit clients, both small and large, turn corporate codswallop into community cool™. Community community building random facts

#measurePR Recap (Feb 2016): Measuring Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Seeing as how February, as a month, is all about love, I wanted to focus this month’s #measurePR chat on the folks who give us the most love in our businesses: our community. Online communities are formulating networks, convos, and opinions in real time around the world.

Content Marketing: Without Community, It’s Only Half the Equation

Waxing UnLyrical

You may have created great content, and you may have a good distribution plan, but shares and engagement are unlikely to come unless you have also focused on community building. Commenting on blogs published by the kinds of people you hope will come over and comment on your blog.

Would you join a Community Manager Association?

SocialFish

So money isn’t the issue; it’s the value that associations place on the discipline of community management…which, at present, stands at about…not much. Or, to take it a step further, what about an association for association community managers? Featured From the Trenches Open Communit

FACE: 4 Traits To Look For When Hiring Your Social Media Community Manager

SocMed Sean

Having worked in online community management for the last 15 years, I have had the privilege of putting together some amazing teams. The roles on a digital community team varied, ranging from digital strategists, to graphic designers…and everything in-between.

Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

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. HootSuite Publisher. A lot of people look down on any level of automated publishing.

3 MUST READ roundups about digital and community strategy

SocialFish

Whether you are a digital publisher or a brand extending its content strategy, below is my take on how to turn readers and viewers into true audience that you can then further monetize—events, products, e-commerce etc. 2017 Wrap-up: Communities in Transition. Community Roundtable).

HELP NEEDED: community managers for CiviliNation Survey

SocialFish

We’re very interested in the work that they are doing, specifically with regards to developing education and training for community managers in facilitation and mediation , which happen to be two of the new skills we identify in our book Open Community.

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6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

published it. In fact, publishing your article is just the first step. I have shared some of the most essential steps to take right after you publish an article which include: Email those who helped you write it (If you were using any expert quotes).

Social Media for Authors: Get Social To Get Published

Devumi

Trying to get your first story published is going to be a struggle as you go from one publisher to the next. The post Social Media for Authors: Get Social To Get Published appeared first on Devumi. The life of a beginning author is difficult.

Working to build scientific communities? Please take the AAAS State of Scientific Community Management Survey

SocialFish

The folks over at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are currently running a survey to determine what community management within science looks like.

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12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared

Kikolani

In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. The following are the social media tools for scheduling and publishing updates that I chose to research.

Open Community Case Study – GoPlow

SocialFish

Community: GoPlow. GoPlow is the Snow & Ice Management Association ‘s (SIMA) online community. Brian believed they couldn’t do that until they had a open community website generating solid content. In terms of community metrics, I don’t track that info at this point.

8 Social Media Questions Publishers Should Be Asking Themselves

Adam Sherk

For most publishers social media has earned itself a prominent seat at the audience development table. Here are eight social media questions that publishers should be asking themselves: 1. The big thing for publishers now is figuring out their level of comfort with frictionless sharing.

6 Content Marketing Takeaways from 30 Days of LinkedIn Publishing

Convince & Convert

Assuming that writing is “leadership at scale,” a writer’s greatest ally is re-publishing — previously written words can often find a whole new audience. I put LinkedIn’s new publishing platform to the test. 35 published articles From 0 ?

B2B Marketing: Trust + Community = ROI

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you can combine the element of Trust across a wide range of fans, followers and advocates then you have a community. The word community is often overused now that Social Media has come along.

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Two Key Questions for Every Community Manager

SocialFish

Online Community Management is a profession that has seen a huge boom and evolved over these last couple of years. For Community Managers, this has happened fast; we’re still trying to develop key concepts that will help current and future Community Managers do the job.

Bringing Open Community To Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Because if there’s one thing I believe takes public relations from good to great, it’s when your audiences start becoming your community through the relationships you develop with them. Why did you write Open Community ? So, what is “Open Community&# ?

“Flipping your publishing model” in action

SocialFish

Remember this post about how to flip your publishing model ? Most importantly, publishing more and more diverse content on the blog gives us a sense of what the NTEN community is most interested in. And the case study we looked at through the Virginia Associations of Realtors’ example ? I just came across this great post from NTEN about how they did just that.

Is Using Facebook Comments Good for Publishers?

Adam Sherk

So is the system good for publishers? There are certainly downsides like the lack of backup, ceding control and giving Facebook access to valuable data for free, weakening your own on-site community, etc. 10 Practical Twitter Tips for Publishers.

Community Un-Managing: Cheat Sheet for Community Managers and Tips for Companies

SocialFish

I recently left my position managing social media and online community for a large professional association. This is one that an individual community manager probably has little control over, as access is likely controlled by the company.

Tips to Managing Both Your Content and Community

Mindjumpers

Tweet Being a business running an online community as either a blog or a Facebook page, we need to think about two very important things – the content we send out and the community that we’re sending it out to. As publishers, we need to make an effort to include and engage people.

10 Reasons Businesses Will Start Using Google+ Communities in 2014

Convince & Convert

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? Here is a really big thing: Google indexes the community and its content when ‘public’.

Gatwick Airport To Publish New Children’s Stories Via SoundCloud

The Realtime Report

According to Gatwick spokesperson Zoë Baker, the new initiative is designed to “embrace social communities and enhance a passenger’s journey as they pass through the airport.”

Steal These Facebook Group Community Management Tips: Expert Roundup

agora pulse

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. Using hashtags to generate community engagement is nothing new. And that’s what creates a great community.

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Steal These Facebook Group Community Management Tips: Expert Roundup

agora pulse

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. Using hashtags to generate community engagement is nothing new. And that’s what creates a great community.

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The truth in online health communities

Harp Interactive

Create and publish electronic press releases to announce social contests & results: Results of polls, winners of contests etc., Publish a press release through PRweb or PR Newswire to gain more real-estate on search engines.

The New Competition: For-Profit Communities with Deep Pockets

SocialFish

I pulled up an old file with random notes about online communities and started researching. Something big is happening in the world of professional communities – the world that associations are used to dominating – and I can’t ignore it. Meet the cast of new community players.