Facebook Adds New Video Tools to Foster Community Engagement

Social Media Today

Facebook's adding some new video tools to help boost engagement and build community around video content

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. It was our pleasure to team up with SocialFish for the 2014 Online Community Software Selection Guide — there were more than 3,000 downloads! Due diligence. It’s a real thing.

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Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have useful tools they’d like you to know about. ———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. What Is an Online Community? Enterprise-Level Community Platform.

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Social Media Management Tools Compared

Ignite Social Media

One last question before you do: will you post and monitor your comments natively, or will you use a social media management tool? We certainly recommend using a social media management tool for many brands, but not necessarily the same one for every brand.

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015

SocialFish

Guest post by Teri Carden and Ben Martin of Online Community Results. And associations need to do if it they’re shopping around for an online community platform. HigherLogic : This online community vendor is the market-share leader in the association and nonprofit space.

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. Yes, there are various tools you can use to cross-post your updates, for example, or to automate your updates.

The 21 Best Content Curation Tools

Webbiquity SMM

The 20+ tools showcased here enable you to automatically find, source, search, store, organize, annotate, and/or share content from a wide range of publishers and social sources. Sample review: “One of the most important tools in a marketer’s tool belt is knowledge.

25 Free Digital Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Waxing UnLyrical

This list is of free digital marketing tools for non-profits is a great place to start. Solutions: These tools will help you easily connect, plan and organize team members and supporters anywhere. Solutions: Free tools to the rescue. Community Building and Social Media Hacks.

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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.

Community Management Fundamentals

SocialFish

…from the always awesome Community Roundtable. Do you have advanced community management tips to share? Community Management Fundamentals from The Community Roundtable. Featured Implementation Open Community And by the way, this deck is three years old.

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

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? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Standard web analytics tools provide only a very narrow view of social media activity: clicks through to your brand website. The analytics tools built into social networks provide a bit more detail, though only within their own platforms. These tools can help you find out.

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22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools

Webbiquity SMM

No one has time to put every one of those tools through its paces. In the posts highlighted below, 20 (or so) social media marketing pros review more than 200 tools, ranging from popular, widely used tools like Buffer, Hootsuite and Feedly to intriguing but lesser-known apps.

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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.

Tool Tuesday: Twitter curation tools

Akamai Marketing

Generally speaking though, they lend themselves to community building and time saving features. Unlike a Twitter stream, these curation tools offer a way to collect a lot of information in a single place. Storify is another Twitter curation tool and a story-teller’s dream.

BigMarker.com: Social Network for Communities

Mindjumpers

BigMarker.com is a social network for communities. By offering unlimited web conferencing and key project management tools, it hopes to empower communities to make a difference. A BigMarker.com Community equips anyone with the tools they need to make a difference.

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!).

Cool Social Tools: PwrdBy

SocialFish

This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. PwrdBy has developed a mobile application platform built specifically for the nonprofit community. Cool Social Tools Mobile Nimble Nonprofit

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“Community Manager” Confusion

Waxing UnLyrical

about what the difference is between “community manager&# and “social media manager?&# I know I am – and I am both a community manager and a social media manager! My title is “online community & social media manager.&# Guest post by Maggie McGary.

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.

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. Invest more in analytical tools.

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Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. We wanted to give cruisers the tools to tell their own stories and share their experiences through text and media. Assumption 3: Give people the right decision tools. What tools are we missing?

5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success

Webbiquity SMM

A big reason for this is a lack of organizational tools. And then, one day, a host of tools were released that made it SO MUCH EASIER. 5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success. With these five tools in place, you’ll have all your bases covered. Guest post by Austin Duck.

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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? To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. Communities are organizational orchestras, and marketing is the conductor. Invest more in analytical tools.

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The 11 Best Social Media Campaign Builders and Ad Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

While social media marketing is optimized through the use of social media monitoring and management tools, social campaigns are most effectively built and managed through the types of tools in this post. Optimizely is a neat tool for this.” — RazorSocial. Ad Monitoring Tools.

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.

4 Real-Time Monitoring Tools that Save Your Brand Time

Ignite Social Media

How does one brand monitor and listen to the thousands, if not millions of members in its community? Many people have dedicated their lives to developing tools to help brands monitor and listen to their communities in real-time.

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Cool Social Tools: BigMarker

SocialFish

This series of posts is for software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. BigMarker gives you all the tools to plan, conduct, record, store, and share your community’s web conferences. Engage everyone in the community for feedback.

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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.

Snap Launches 'Lens Explorer' to Showcase Community Created AR Tools

Social Media Today

Snapchat's looking to showcase its user-created Lens tools as part of a new effort to maximize usage of its tools

#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. A2: I think they are one metric and tool, but not the only one you should look at.

Facebook Launching Community Actions Feature To News Feed

Socialmedia.biz

Facebook is all set to launch Community Actions, an interactive News Feed petition feature, that will allow users to support political and social causes that matter to them. Through these and other tools, we have seen people marshal support for and get results on issues that matter to them.

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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. Automation and tools. Content Marketing Public Relations automation community building content marketing

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

SocialFish

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? Purpose-Driven Communities. Tactical goals in the context of a community experience, yes.

How Socially Responsible Communications Maintain Your Community Cool

Waxing UnLyrical

I recently received a notification from another influencer marketing tool seeking to engage me by flattering my ego, which will inevitably re-stir the frenzy of excited tweets, criticism , and everything in between.

YOU’RE INVITED: Community Manager Appreciation Day, Washington DC #CMAD

SocialFish

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.

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.

The Six Best Google+ Marketing Tools

Webbiquity SMM

As with Facebook , Twitter, and other popular networks, Google+ has also inspired its own ecosystem of tools. Sample review: The Google+ tool “I find really useful is CircleCount. This was the seventh post in the Best Online Business Tools series. #1:

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Monday Roundup: The Right Business Tools

Waxing UnLyrical

On to this week’s roundup; and this week, we’re focusing on business tools. As we all know, the right business tools can save us time, money, and increase efficiency. So below are five posts that include helpful tools from around the web. Happy Monday!

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Why Private Communities Fail

SocialFish

Socious’ Online Community Blog has a fantastic series listing a whole ton of reasons why private communities fail. My favorite: Private online communities are not about enabling members to connect and friend each other. Customers and members already have tools to follow and keep in touch with people. Private online communities are about providing the content, resources, and discussions to help members or customers become more successful in their jobs and lives.