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You Are Not Building a Community

Digital B2B Marketing

The day it becomes its own community. Yes, it’s absurd, but this is how you go about building community sites. You see your site as the community when in reality, it is an initially inconsequential newcomer to an existing community. Strategy community

5 Things Every Good Community Manager Does

Tomorrow People

Social media professional Sookie Shuen makes the case for community managers everywhere. So why do so few companies employ a social media community manager? At Tomorrow People , we've been developing our community management team and processes to real effect over the past 16 months.

The 32 Best Twitter Marketing Tools

Webbiquity

While Facebook is far and away the largest social network, when it comes to driving B2B website traffic and brand visibility, Twitter and LinkedIn are tops. Twitter’s key strength is in driving traffic to informative online content including news and blogs. (It’s

Are anonymous communities most authentic?

Biznology

And all will be well in the communitys garden. I am a proponent of “real name” communities. I am also a proponent of safe communities — and real name accountability tends to civilize people’s behavior online in a big way.

How to Ignore Annoying Strangers and Build an Online Community Your Way

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By Rosemary O’Neill, {grow} Community Member There are 20 months between the birthdates of my first child and my set of twins. When it comes to online community, there are strongly held opinions on all sides. Online community is a long game, not a quick hit.

Do I need two Twitter accounts?

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Do I need to have two Twitter accounts?” What is the proper balance between personal and professional outreach on Twitter? By trying to force-fit old “broadcast” media thinking into this new platform they are sub-optimizing Twitter at best and hurting their brand at worst.

From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This week I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of From Community to Commerce: Making the ROI Connection. You can also scan the highlights of this webinar on Twitter by reading the Storify below.

B2B Marketing: Top 100 Twitter Influencers

Onalytica B2B

We match the proportional usage of nouns in your content against an aggregate of what an influencer has posted on Twitter over the past 12 months to return the most relevant influencers. Top 100 B2B Marketing Twitter Influencers. Twitter Handle.

Sometimes you don’t need community. Sometimes you just need a hamburger

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I don’t need a community and I don’t want to be part of something bigger. I don’t need human connection through Twitter. A Twitter chat? I would rather get a good deal than be part of the car wash Facebook community. A Twitter chat?

The Mum Community: Top 100 Influencers

Onalytica B2B

Mums are fast becoming a powerful economic force in the economy, and a very influential community. MAPPING THE MUM COMMUNITY. The Mum Community: Top 100 Influencers Click To Tweet. It was interesting to note how important the topics of food and recipes was to this community.

7 Reasons to Start Your Own Twitter Chat TODAY!

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By Aaron Lee, {grow} Community Member. What is a Twitter Chat ? To me, I like to think a Twitter Chat is like having a discussion over coffee, only online. On Twitter, however, it WORKS ! Twitter Chat is just too powerful to ignore! Create A Loyal Community.

The essential guide to building your business through Twitter search

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. Many business professionals believe the Twitter search function is the most powerful tool for marketing insight ever created. But if you search Twitter, the results are real-time conversations. This is your ideal Twitter community, right? I use the Twitter advanced.

Case study: Finnair puts social media community to work

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By {grow} Community Member Ana Silva O’Reilly . The birth of a community. Even though we had not won the prize, the team behind the Twitter account was determined to keep all of us connected to the project by tweeting the adventures of those lucky seven winners.

10 Ways to Say “Thank You” on Twitter

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by Jorge Gonzalez del Arco, {grow} Community Member. A few weeks ago I was surprised to find that one of the most influential bloggers on the social web replied to me on Twitter to say “thank you” after I had shared one of his posts. 10 ways to say “Thank You” on Twitter.

Bring Your Community into Your Marketing

Hubspot

Instead of aiming to reach potential members or donors through expensive advertising, why not aim to partner with them and build an online community instead? Create a community worth joining. Not sure where to get started in terms of building your community and generating engagement?

On Twitter’s birthday: How Twitter changed my life

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Twitter was nearly an afterthought in those early days, an outcropping from a video service Dorsey had a hand in starting. It is no overstatement or social media hyperbole to say that Twitter has changed my life. Twitter chatter. Twitter chats were created by the people.

Online community management is surrogacy

Biznology

Maybe it’s as simple as stating, in the Twitter bio, “from the office of…” instead of suggesting that all the words hereby tweeted are his or her own. Honestly, all of the best community managers love what they do.

Best Twitter Tips, Tools and Tactics of 2011

Webbiquity

Twitter’s 200 million users collectively tap out a billion tweets per week. Nearly 3/4 of active Twitter users are bloggers. Twitter users are twice as likely to purchase from companies they follow than are Facebook users. How can Twitter to used to support SEO efforts?

The implications for PR if Twitter goes away

Biznology

The reports of Twitter’s death have been greatly exaggerated — but what if they’re not? Personally, I feel like PR people might be happy when Twitter finally gives up its ghost or falls into disuse. The truth is, everyone does advertising better than Twitter.

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How to Use Twitter’s New Video Response Function [Video]

Vertical Response

Twitter is one of the “OG” members of the social media landscape. These video responses could also pay huge dividends to businesses, large and small, that take the time to start integrating them into their Twitter interactions.

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5 Great ideas to unleash business benefits from Twitter Lists

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One of the most important and powerful social media network building tools is the humble Twitter list. In fact, for many people this is the first place to go to find awesome new people for your community. Why not build a community that also aligns with your business needs?

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Everything you wanted to know about Twitter Chats

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I’ve been very active on Twitter for about four years now and I would say the aspect that has changed the most in that time is the explosive popularity of Twitter Chats. Twitter Chats have become an important networking and sales tool.

A broken heart for the social media community

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Trey was one of my first mentors on the social web and I tell part of our story in my book The Tao Of Twitter … I also use his story of generous networking support as a best-practice case study in many of my college classes.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. As with this year, we will be asking our community to nominate their favorite leaders in this field. She also hosts the talent chat (#TChat) on Twitter Wednesdays from 7-8pm eastern time.

30 Gifs To Inspire Any Social Media Community Manager

B2B Marketing Insider

You’ve learned how to deal with community members who drank some Haterade. You know that Murphy’s Law absolutely applies to Instagram/Twitter going down when you need to post. By NewsCred Contributor, Lauren B. Mangiaforte.

5 Key Characteristics Every Social Media Community Manager Should Have

Hubspot

Social media is an effective tool to engage your target audience, drive website traffic and, ultimately, boost sales; so why do so few companies employ a social media community manager? First, what are the benefits of having a community manager? What does the community manager not do?

How do you REALLY build a blog community? A love story.

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I’m sorry that I don’t have anything particularly profound to say to commemorate this milestone, but I thought I would address a question I hear constantly — “How did you build such an awesome blog community?&# But the big community driver is … content.

What is a Community Manager and Does Your B2B Company Need One?

Marketri

In the marketing field, the term “community manager” has become increasingly popular. A community manager is the online face (and voice!) Twitter is particularly good for this, but community managers may also leverage Facebook and LinkedIn to stay in touch.

20 More of the Best Twitter Tips, Tactics and Tools of 2012

Webbiquity

As the fourth-largest social network, and the fastest growing in 2012 , Twitter has emerged as a serious platform for business professionals to share breaking news, promote thought-leadership content, and engage with customers, prospects, peers and industry influencers. ” Twitter Tools.

Finding the balance between personal and professional on Twitter

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Here was a particularly interesting one: What is the proper balance between personal and professional outreach on Twitter? At its heart, Twitter is a business networking tool … which is what many companies and individuals don’t understand. Twitter can work exactly the same way.

Are Community Forums Good for Manufacturers and Industrial Companies?

Industrial Marketing Today

Blogging and mainstream social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube get all the attention these days. What about good ol’ community forums? Community forums have been around a lot longer than the newer social media channels.

To Have and To Hold…3 Ways Building an Online Community Is Like Planning A Wedding

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Crystal Vaughan If building a customer community for an organization were like planning a wedding and inviting guests, customer communities often are the second cousin who’s invited only when slots open up on the attendee list. The Importance of Building a Customer Community.

Building a blog community? Don’t overlook “digital babies”

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Instead of focusing on the A-Listers, look at emerging talent as a way to grow a loyal blog community. Follow him on Twitter at @skooloflife. Blogging best practices Communty-building blogging best practices building a blog community

The Nifty 50 Top Women of Twitter for 2011

Webbiquity

Cheryl and I thought it would be a great idea to collaborate on this special social media project—and so the process began for creating the 2011 #Nifty50 List of Top Twitter Women. One source of inspiration was Twitter’s Top 75 Badass Women by Diana Adams ( @adamsconsulting ) and Amy D.

How to Build Your Twitter Community from Scratch

Vertical Response

Twitter is the perfect social media network for keeping track of what’s happening in your industry and the areas you care about while also keeping your followers up-to-date with your business. Twitter allows me to change it, but none of my followers would recognize me.

Google+ Now Lets Users Create and Join 'Communities'

Hubspot

Earlier this week, Google+ rolled out its latest new feature thingy -- Google+ Communities. I'll explain what they are and how to set them up in detail in this blog post, but the long and the short of it is they're little online communities on Google+. What Are Google+ Communities?

An Example of Twitter’s Real-Life ROI

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By Gregory Pouy, {grow} Community Member When I was asked to write the piece about Twitter, I wondered what personal insight I could share about my love for this social media platform. The game was in full swing, and Mark took to Twitter to ask if any of his followers were Steeler fans.