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.

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.

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Teamwork Is a Contact Sport

Waxing UnLyrical

I have yet to come across a “group tweeting” assignment! Business Building Career Development Public Relations building relationships community building Networking teamworkWe’ve all heard the old… very old…saying, “There is no ‘I’ in team.”

The Most Important Content Marketing Skill and How to Master It

Convince & Convert

Creating Community. The ability to create community is yet another parallel between teaching and content marketing. Orlando writes: A great teacher creates a sense of community and belonging in the classroom. Do you think about creating community on your blog?

12 Tips to Organize and Run a Tweetathon

Waxing UnLyrical

There are so many things I’ve learned during the course of this campaign – about blogger outreach, about measurement and analytics, about Facebook Groups, about community building – there are probably a ton of posts waiting to be written.

Five Observations Gained from Starting an Online Community

Waxing UnLyrical

In October of last year, I launched an online community called Agree, Disagree, or Qualify. Agree, Disagree, or Qualify ( ADQ ) is a closed group for open minds dedicated to rigorously testing claims in concert with the values of free expression, eager education, and utmost respect. Building an online community doesn’t happen overnight. Discussion builds communities. The last claim I ever posted there suggested that ADQ should have its own group.

15 Things Smart, Social Savvy Business Marketers Never do on Facebook

Pam Moore

Facebook presents tremendous opportunity to nurture relationships, establish and grow community, increase brand awareness and even your business bottom line. It will also help you build relationships and connect with influencer in your community and network who are helping you learn and grow.

To Happy Hour or Not to Happy Hour: That is the Question

Waxing UnLyrical

Matt LaCasse believes that finding the methods and channels customers and audiences use, and engaging with them in their comfort zone, is the key to effectively communicating with those groups on behalf of clients. Twitter rabbit holes can easily claim 20 minutes of my day.

General Mills Embraces Collaborative Storytelling with “Hello, Cereal Lovers” Social Media Community

Convince & Convert

Inspired by the passion and enthusiasm people have for cereal, there’s a new, “Hello Cereal Lovers” co-branded social media community from General Mills that is generating buzz for its creative and collaborative visual storytelling approach. Love cereal? You’re not alone.

Changing Trends in Social Media Can Influence Your Business Model (part II)

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. Facebook group applications can be used to invite like minded people to share their thoughts on a subject. Do not set yourself away from the group.

The Desert of Community Building

Geoff Livingston

This analogy struck me as inherently true, in large part because of the significant amount of time and care one has to invest in building an active community.

Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

Tweet Written by Nabanita Roy , who is a web enthusiast and blogger currently working as a Community Development Executive at forums.com. There are several community building tools for blog promotion. You can add a forum area to your blog community to know your readers mind.

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6 Common Mistakes in Online Community Development

Convince & Convert

Many of the myths surrounding online community development are proliferated by common sense conclusions. Creating an online community has a basis in science—but best practices that seem clear-cut on the surface become much more complicated when you dig deeper.

Five Takeaways from the 2012 State of Community Management Report

Jeff Esposito

One of the more interesting, but challenging, aspects of my job is community management. Effective managers do not view their community as tied to a specific technology or network, but rather as a group of users who share principles and interests.

Do you need to own your community?

Jeff Esposito

A little while back I was catching up with my friend Jim Storer of the Community Roundtable before we shared a panel about social customer support. In our prep, Jim and I continued our on-going disagreement on whether a company needs to own the platform that they are keeping a community on.

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Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

——— 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.

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.

Hot Association Membership and Marketing Jobs this week – January 26

SocialFish

Manager, Education & Member Services , LeadingAge Virginia – LeadingAge Virginia is a 501(c)(6) association focused on education, advocacy, community building, stewardship, not-for-profit leadership, and expanding the world of possibilities for aging in Virginia.

Social Pros 22 – Evan Hamilton, UserVoice

Convince & Convert

So, Evan is the Head of Community at UserVoice.com. Evan, why don’t you talk to us a bit about UserVoice and what it means to be the Head of Community at UserVoice. So we use UserVoice at Argyle for our customer feedback community.

Building A Real Twitter Community At #SXSW with Nestivity

Unspoken

We’ve heard it time and time again: Twitter is a great community-building tool. And I agree, in part – there is the potential for Twitter to be a fantastic place for deep, meaningful connections and powerful communities. Creating Community With Nestivity.

Do Social Referrals Affect Organic Traffic?

Convince & Convert

Add value > Engage with your audience > Build relationships > Grow your community > Nurture relationships > Gain brand ambassadors ( Tweet This ). With Heap, you can build the same type of segment as you would in Google Analytics. Community Building.

How Social Referrals Impact Your Organic Traffic

Convince & Convert

Add value > Engage with your audience > Build relationships > Grow your community > Nurture relationships > Gain brand ambassadors (highlight to tweet). With Heap, you can build the same type of segment as you would in Google Analytics.

Connecting 2 the World: Lessons Learned in Working with International Virtual Groups

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Lessons Learned in Working with International Virtual Groups. Each day, as she worked in cross-cultural groups, she gave her insights into working with an international group in a virtual environment. Build in sufficient time into the schedule. If one system or process does not work, groups should be flexible enough to change it so it does work. problems with the group (dynamics)? and community building. Group communication and the wiki.

5 LinkedIn Best Practices for Marketing Professionals

Sprout Social

This space is ideal for those wanting to cultivate audiences, build communities and push content that directly correlates to those in your industry. But we are going to tell you this is the best place for businesses to build their professional community.

The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community

SocialFish

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Sarah advises her international clients on how to build a thriving, successful community, how to increase social media effectiveness, and how to develop a remarkable online and offline business presence. Open Community Potluck

How to Hire Your Social Media Marketing Partner

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Engagement and community building is the time-consuming task of connecting with relevant social media participants. It’s about finding the right Twitter followers, managing a Facebook ad campaign, and attracting blog subscribers and members of LinkedIn Groups.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

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

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9 Social Media Goals You Can Set for Your Business (and How to Track Them)

Buffer Social

In 2010, a group of researchers in Canada studied the effect of goal-setting on the academic performance of 85 students. After four months, they found that the group that went through an intensive goal-setting program achieved significantly better results and than the control group.

How We Set and Measure Ambitious Social Media Goals at Buffer [2017 Version]

Buffer Social

In fact, this is our vision for Q1: Establish Buffer as the premier social media tool for businesses and teams via a focus on branding, content, and community. Build Buffer’s community. Build Buffer’s community. What is community building?

Ultimate Guide to Social Media Marketing

Sprout Social

Use that as a starting point to build your own strategy. When you’re building your initial following, being active gives people a chance to build familiarity with you. You can get mentions by building relationships and networking, as well as guest blogging on other sites.

17 Digital Marketing Experts Share Their Top Tips, Tricks, and Tools

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Advertising the campaign and making it seem popular already can help build that success. The truth is that there are no shortcuts to community building , it requires sustained time, effort and dedication: at least to create a community that is truly activated and interested.

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How To Succeed On Social Media (7 Quick Action Steps)

Rebekah Radice

Will social media help you build trust and rapport? The consistent use, topic focus and community building keeps his audience engaged. Since social media’s early days, it’s been evident that we (as a community) need to reign ourselves in.

How Much Do You Know About Your Consumers’ Cultural Communities?

Convince & Convert

Social media engagement and community building is such an important piece of growing consumer advocacy. There are many different cultural communities who use Periscope’s live streaming service. As you can see above, there are myriad cultural communities who use #Periscope.

How to Cut Costs with Your Own Support Community

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Maintaining traditional channels like phone, email and live chat support are a must—but a solid support community can cut that burden drastically, saving you time and money. You have the opportunity to build a library of content populated largely by your own customers.

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The importance of experiencing your community

The Way of the Web

Google Me – quick thoughts for and against… → The importance of experiencing your community June 28th, 2010 · View Comments When talking about community-building or social media, it’s easy to suggest you should be part of it.

The Five Reasons Why Most Facebook Brand Pages Aren’t True Communities

Convince & Convert

What are the defining characteristics of a community? To get to this point, it becomes necessary to define what a community is. According to dictionary.com, a community is. As community managers, it’s our job to manage a brand’s online (and offline) presence.

How to Build an All-Star Social Media Team in 5 Steps

Buffer Social

So how do you go about building an awesome social media team? We’d love to help you answer all those questions (and more) to make you feel confident about building your rockstar social media team! How to build an all-star social media team in 5 steps. Community Manager.

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11 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Using Buffer – Minisode [SSM043]

Buffer Social

But sometimes it can be a challenge to find the time or the right tools to build a successful social media program that works both short and long-term. Using Buffer to share HD Instagram community photos. Post directly to Facebook Groups.

3 Day Social Media Intensive – Hands on! Sydney 2014

Laurel Papworth

A very practical course with small group (about 10 people) – bring your laptop to set up tools for improving Facebook, Twitter, blogs, social media press releases, measurement, strategy, campaigns and so on. This 3 Day Social Media course is a mix of lecture, group challenges and computer based exercises (bring your own laptop or use ours ). Computer Based Session: Build a blog and social media press room with socmed press releases, blog and social objects.

A Tale of Two Communities Part II – Salesforce.com

SocialFish

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.