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.

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.

[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. Causeway : If your organization’s volunteers are highly collaborative, this could be the right platform for you.

Industry Buzz: 4 reasons why rasa.io is the up and coming community platform

SocialFish

Startups and tech vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms – SocialFish readers love to read about new tools and apps! This flattens the traditional community structure and lowers barriers to interaction among members.

More Community Management Resources

SocialFish

Just a quick follow-up to Maggie’s post on Community Management 101. Rachel Happe of the Community Roundtable pointed us to her slide deck on “Community Management Fundamentals&# in the comments; I wanted to make sure everyone sees it.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Online Reviews Can Either Make or Break Your Business

SocialFish

By the way since were on the topic – Are you using an association management system or online community platform? Tip o’ the hat to Megan Arevalo for this good one !

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The Intersection of Online Communities and Learning Management Systems

SocialFish

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. Community platforms are already being used for learning objectives.

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Social CRM Use Case 2: Socializing educational content for member retention

SocialFish

In ALL cases, you should be building your community on social media sites before you even think about ROI. USE CASE: A trade association had been hosting 45 webinars per year using a well-known webinar platform that is not integrated with any other systems.

Did you know? Higher Logic integrates with Informz

SocialFish

Announced recently in November, Higher Logic and Informz have a new integration between the community platform and email marketing software. Have you connected your community to your email marketing? If not, you should consider it, no matter what platforms you use.

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Social Media Software + Silos=Trouble

SocialFish

Whether it’s social media monitoring, social media management, social CRM, community platforms, social media measurement, the bottom line is that every company seemingly wants a piece of the social media pie. Avectra acquired NFi Studios , a white label online community platform.

Community Management 101

SocialFish

The association I work for is making the leap many associations have already made: launching a members-only community platform. It’s exciting and something I, as the association’s online community & social media manager, will obviously be intimately involved with.

Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community

SocialFish

Startups are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their platforms. ———— Cool Social Tools: Small World Labs Community. What Is an Online Community? Enterprise-Level Community Platform.

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The skinny on the Small World Labs – Personify merger

SocialFish

Ben at Online Community Results (our partner in crime for awesome community strategy projects) expressed what many of you may have been thinking, having seen the carnage (imho) that was the Avectra/Memberfuse acquisition a few years ago.

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Social Media Tools and Resources for Social Learning

SocialFish

Here’s a link to the list, which includes articles on social learning and the difference between social media and social learning, then a list of social media tools and platforms that I think go hand-in-hand with social learning. Social Media Platforms and Tools for Social Learning.

Calling all online community software vendors

SocialFish

Is your community software company serious about the association market? Well, here’s the perfect opportunity to raise awareness about your community platform among association executives.

Online Community Manager Job Description

SocialFish

Here’s the best job description we’ve come across so far, courtesy of our friend Ben Martin at Online Community Results. We’re doing lots of cool work with Ben, who’s our go-to for outsourced community management. JOB DESCRIPTION: ONLINE COMMUNITY MANAGER.

What’s in Your Community Manager Job Description?

SocialFish

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. ————— Are you thinking of hiring a community manager?

Social CRM Use Case 3: Optimize and socialize your member services

SocialFish

In ALL cases, you should be building your community on social media sites before you even think about ROI. The Social CRM team turns to the new community platform to create a member question center.

Interview with Community Manager: Emma Gannon

Social Media Citizens

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 platforms are you most active on? .

#measurePR Recap: Measuring the Millennial Workplace

Waxing UnLyrical

Maddie is a culture change consultant and digital strategist who is recognized for her authority on productive workplaces and communities, and co-author of the new book, When Millennials Take Over.

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How To Use Customer Insight To Power Your Business

The Realtime Report

Research is conducted using community platforms or on a one-to-one basis. How To Use Customer Insight To Power Your Business. Capturing and using customer feedback effectively is essential for growing businesses.

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How Are Associations Using Learning Technologies?

SocialFish

It can include more traditional tools like learning management systems and Webinar platforms, but also social and mobile tools, community platforms, etc.” HELP TAGORAS OUT! How are YOU using learning technologies in your organization? .

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Interview with Community Manager: Morgan Clark from Mondo Management

Social Media Citizens

Morgan is Community Manager at Mondo Management who represent talents like David Gray, Orbital and Damien Rice. Previously, he was communities & social media producer at Channel 4 and Assistant Communities Editor at Associated Northcliffe Digital.

Interview with Community Manager: Shruti Shah Goradia

Social Media Citizens

Shruti Shah Goradia is Social Media Marketing Manager: Content and Community at Kodak. G: Where is the best place to build the community? What we did not have was a platform where our customers could share their ideas and engage with one another.

Interview with Community Manager: Ida Vega Santana from Sony Iberia

Social Media Citizens

Ida Vega Santana is a community manager at Sony Iberia. For the last 5 years she have been exploring online communication world and developing her community management skills at companies like Heineken , BBDO and the likes. G: How did you build your experience as a community manager? Behind the communities to maintain and invigorate them, never forget that we must have a plan for initial communication. G: What are your favourite community management case studies?

Interview with Community Manager: Joel Windels from Brandwatch

Social Media Citizens

Joel is Community Manager at Brandwatch , Europe’s leading social media monitoring tool. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? J: I think much of the learning of community management comes from skills gained outside the job itself.

How to fix the highest barriers to engagement

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Online Community Results. I work with clients using all types of community platforms, and I can point to five engagement-busters that affect all organizations, no matter what platform they’re using.

LinkedIn Groups: What you Need to Know Now

SocialFish

We remain committed to being a platform where members from around the world can come together to discuss and share their perspectives and insights, and engage in a professional community that matters to them.

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Interview with Community Manager: Lizzie Gold from The Social Practice

Social Media Citizens

Lizzie Gold currently works for The Social Practice as their Community Manager for a range of clients. Later, she went on to be the in-house CM for Global Radio before moving to Yelp UK , as their Community Manager for London. G: What are your top resources for community management? L: The community itself should never be underestimated as a resource. G: Who are your favourite community managers or community management case studies?

Interview with Community Manager: Zack King from RPM

Social Media Citizens

Zack King is a Community Manager at RPM , working across a number of brands such as Captain Morgan, J&B and Clover. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? G: What are your top resources for community management? G: How do you reward your community stars?

Preparing Your Online Community for the Digital Generation

SocialFish

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.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Bateman from Square Enix

Social Media Citizens

Ben Bateman is community manager from Square Enix. A Currently Community Manager for Codemasters, supporting all boxed titles including DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint Red River, F1 2011, and Bodycount. G: How did you build your experience as community manager?

Why Associations Should Be Planning Their LinkedIn Exit Strategy

SocialFish

I figure it’s only a matter of time until the announcements feature disappears entirely, making LinkedIn groups just a cumbersome platform to manage with no gain. Is the current allocation of staff resources still in line with the benefits of each platform?

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

Interview with Community Manager: Robyn Tippins from ReadWriteWeb

Social Media Citizens

Robyn Tippins is a community manager at ReadWriteWeb with 15 years online marketing experience. Also she is an Author of Community 101 book. G: How did you build your experience as community strategist? G: What are your top resources for community management?

Interview: EMC Does Social Media From The Inside Out

Adam Cohen

To that end, the first major step in our journey was the launch of EMC|ONE – An internal community platform for our global employees. We’re proud to share that the EMC|ONE community consists of over 30k active members while our overall employee population is around 48k.

Bridging the Social, the Human, and the Practical

SocialFish

This is a guest post by Carlos Restrepo, CAE, Managing Director at MemberFuse , which is the community platform provided by Avectra. That is the question I’m learning more about as I focused on how do you measure success and therefore deliver value for social communities.

Interview with Community Manager: Ben Martin

Social Media Citizens

Ben Martin is Global Community Manager at AVG. Previously, Ben was a Communities Executive for an Online PR and Social agency called Content & Motion. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? G: What are your top resources for community management?

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.

Interview with Community Manager: Will Long

Social Media Citizens

Will Long currently works as a Freelance Community Manager across a range of clients. G: How did you build your experience as community manager? I’d always had an eye on Social Media, managing communities at uni and for other project I was involved in. The opportunity cam up to become a Community Manager and I took it, now I’ve just turned Freelance. G: What are your top resources for community management ? G: Where is the best place to build the community?

The Future of Community Management

Ignite Social Media

So, when I was asked to share what the future of community management would be like, at first it felt like an impossible task. This is a pivotal time in the discipline of community management, and many brands are asking these very questions.

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 could be tricky because you login via another social platform–either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+. Private Social Networking Platform.

Responsibility for Social Goes Beyond Content Teams

Convince & Convert

Brands are revisiting social media as a community-building tool, rather than a marketing platform. Your content team shouldn’t the only ones managing your company’s social media accounts. Takeaways.

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