Become the Pied Piper of Community Building

Waxing UnLyrical

Communities have been around for centuries, however online communities have only been around for a few decades. According to Computerworld the first “online community” came about in 1973 when Talkomatic for the PLATO time-sharing system released a text-based group chat.

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

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 Evolution of the Tasty Video

Ignite Social Media

Within the last year, you may have noticed an explosion of recipe videos appearing on your Facebook News Feed. The short, simple videos that we drool over on a daily basis started with Tasty , a production of BuzzFeed Video. Are you a fan of the Tasty video phenomenon?

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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.

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.

Big Announcement! THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Pam Moore

We have been working the past year on a game changing online social media training academy and member community to help solve your biggest problems and challenges related to social media marketing, digital marketing, and branding. Step 1: Check out the information page and video here.

How to Bring Humor to Community Management

Convince & Convert

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Community managers have a challenging job. Following a hilarious video on improving your private life, in which the company introduces guru Fille Güte, Ikea Singapore took to Facebook to launch the Shelf Help Guru Contest.

Short Facebook Videos: An Experiment

Jon Loomer

If you’ve been following my Facebook page or content lately, you know that I’ve been experimenting with something very different for me: Short Facebook videos. Let’s take a closer look at what I’ve been doing, why, and my developing strategy using short Facebook videos.

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Video Marketing For Your Business

yMarketingMatters

This year has been called “The Year of Video Marketing” as businesses find new ways to reach customers. Videos stand out on social media, giving customers a quick overview of a product without overwhelming them with text. Why the explosion of video content? Statistics for Videos.

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Ultimate Guide to Instagram Video: Stories, IGTV, Live, Posts, & More!

Later

Instagram video is one of the best tools in a marketers toolbox. Video marketing is no longer just for companies with big budgets, with an estimated 81% of businesses using video as a marketing tool in 2018. . And video on Instagram is no exception! Instagram Live Videos.

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4 Emerging Social Media Communities

Ignite Social Media

Today, let’s examine four recently emerging social media communities. Having only scratched the surface of the latest emerging social communities, it is easy to see that there is much to be learned and studied in order to stay on top of the most current trends.

10 Ways Small Business Can Use Facebook Live Video Streaming

Pam Moore

Facebook Live video streaming enables brands and businesses of all sizes to tap into the power of video marketing and social media. It enables even the smallest of businesses to increase brand awareness, build community, nurture relationships.

Viral video: Jim Carrey’s take on gun control

Sherrilynne Starkie

Canadian comedic actor Jim Carrey has taken aim at America’s gun laws and the late Charleton Heston , former National Rifle Association (NRA) president with a satirical Internet video, “ Cold Dead Hands’. With this video Carrey follows the traditions of Shakespeare, Dickens and Swift.

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How to Win with Video (Even If You’re Terrified)

The Realtime Report

How to Win with Video (Even If You’re Terrified). Video has proven to be, hands down, the best way to catch the eyes of audiences and even increase sales. A few years ago video was “coming.” Now we know: video is here, and it is here to stay.

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Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. Social networks, blogs, video channels, and podcasts are about people. The true power comes in the form of community. The most powerful communities are nurtured and grown over time, not coerced or bribed.

Communities Create Markets: 13 Strategies To Build a Loyal Tribe of Brand Evangelists

Pam Moore

The heart of digital and social marketing success is community. Social networks, blogs, video channels, and podcasts are about people. The true power comes in the form of community. The most powerful communities are nurtured and grown over time, not coerced or bribed.

13 YouTube Community Building Hacks You Never Knew About

agora pulse

Only 51% of teens in the United States still use Facebook while 85% say that they use the video-sharing platform. So, if you’re still saying your brand doesn’t need YouTube community building, you might need to rethink. Here’s a great video which will explain how you do it.

5 Video Best Practice Notes from Facebook

Social Media Today

Facebook has outlined a range of video best practices in a new guide, including notes on community-building and monetization

7 Tips to Engage Your Audience Using Live Video [Infographic]

Social Media Today

Live-streaming can be great for building brand awareness and community - here are some tips to help you make better use of live video for marketing

Who will win the video app wars?

Janet Fouts

We all know video is wildly popular across the board and people love the experience of sharing their life experiences with others in real time.When Meerkat launched in March it got a huge bump from social media marketers who created live video in real time from the South by Southwest conference.

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The BBC Experiments With Video News Coverage on Instagram

Convince & Convert

Inspired by the rise of mobile and tablet viewership, the BBC is experimenting with a new initiative on Instagram called Instafax, where news clips are featured in 15-second video formats.

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Private Community Management – #cmgrhangout

SocialFish

I was privileged to be invited to participate in a Community Manager Hangout this past Friday hosted by Tim McDonald, who runs My Community Manager , a great site chock full of resources for community managers for all kinds of companies. What is a private community?

3 MUST READ roundups about digital and community strategy

SocialFish

It’s not enough to have a mobile-first site with strong traffic, SEO friendly content, a way to deliver video pre-roll and a good native offering. 2017 Wrap-up: Communities in Transition. Community Roundtable). 2017 was a year of change in the community space.

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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NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM). We designed this course for community managers (full or part-time) and the executives who oversee community management.

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7 Traits of Highly Effective Viral Videos

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As someone who once didn’t like online video, it’s now part of my daily life. In the past few years, videos have gotten much better and widespread that I’d find it hard to be stubborn in my old ways by ignoring all incoming multimedia streams. Ad clicks on videos?

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Everything You Need to Know About IGTV, Instagram’s Long-Form Video Platform

Ignite Social Media

Instagram hit the social media community with some major news this week. At an event in San Francisco, the photo and video-sharing app announced the launch of its newest innovation – IGTV. Primarily, its content is meant to satisfy mobile-first video.

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4 Video Contest Ideas to Boost Your Social Engagement

Convince & Convert

Video content has been proven to increase engagement, conversion, and reach significantly and is consuming the social media universe. But what promotional strategies should marketers be considering when they think about video? Video for the sake of video isn’t enough.

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Preview of the New Myspace.com [Video]

Idaconcpts

So whether you’re a musician, photographer, filmmaker, designer or just a dedicated fan, we’d love for you to be a part of our brand new community. The new Myspace from Myspace on Vimeo. From New.Myspace.com (as of 09/25/12): We’re hard at work building the new Myspace, entirely from scratch.

The Secret to Instagram Success: Square’s Community Curation Strategy

Buffer Social

Yet for some reason, many brands overlook or fail to tap into the vast resource that is their community. For financial technology company Square their community of entrepreneurs and business owners is at the very core of their social media strategy, most prominently on Instagram.

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’.

5 Helpful Tips for Planning Your Next Facebook Live

Ignite Social Media

Like all social media tools and mediums, Facebook Live has several best practices which, if adhered to, will enhance the potential for your live video to reach a larger audience. The key to a successful Facebook Live video is finding the right balance between “prepared” and “spontaneous”.

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Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. What Is an Online Community? Enterprise-Level Community Platform. Files, Photos, Videos. Effective communities provide opportunities and prompts to move your audience up the engagement pyramid.

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How to Share IGTV Videos to the Instagram Feed: 4 Important Things to Know!

Later

Instagram recently announced that users will start to see 1 minute previews of IGTV videos in their main Instagram feed, which you can then continue watching over on IGTV. . It was a lot of work, and it didn’t seem like people really wanted to leave their Instagram feed to watch a video.

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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.

YouTube Community and Reels Features Provide More Fan Engagement

Devumi

YouTube is the latest one to follow the trend with its new Reels feature, which is part of their larger YouTube Community plan. The post YouTube Community and Reels Features Provide More Fan Engagement appeared first on Devumi.

How to Build Creativity and Self-Expression with Your Community

Convince & Convert

This sentiment is brought to life in a video, where Converse tells the story of how Chuck Taylors are an extension of its customers and what makes them unique, noting, “Every scuff, stain and doodle all help shape their story.”. Leverage Your Community to Tell Your Story.

Open Community interview at #11NTC

SocialFish

Bonus: you may have heard about Holly Ross’s amazing little video in response to the internet issues at the conference… we have a little behind the scenes info about it in the video and we put it in at the end for your viewing pleasure. ). Open Community

10 Community Manager Responsibilities that Don't Involve Twitter.

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Every time I tell someone I’m a Community Manager , I get a varied response. Really, many people trying to describe Online Community Managers, end up sounding like this: Others may know what Community Manager is, but don’t know exactly how much it entails.

Father’s Day Content Tips to Inspire Community Managers

Ignite Social Media

Father’s Day can be a tough one for community managers. The video prompted viewers to visit hhgreg.com/dad, where they could then Tweet out pre-selected dad jokes from their own Twitter handles. Why It Works: Sometimes, the best content is that which comes from the community.

How to Actively Use Facebook Post Insights to Improve Your Community Management

Mindjumpers

Facebook Insights is a treasure box of information for community managers who want to see the effect of their brands’ wall posts, and optimize on future content. In this blog post I will look into the post level data that community managers can export to Excel sheets via Facebook Insights.