We could all use some digital detox. Hear how some brands are staying active while offering consumers a respite from ad overload.
The skills that community managers build in their roles engaging their audiences are paramount to a business development role. From brevity and versatility to audience awareness, business developers can learn a lot from community management.
The Social Pros Podcast brings together great minds in social media every week to learn about their successes and struggles. July brought us guests from research IT company Forrester; Expion, the content marketing experts and Social Pros sponsors; the Beancast marketing podcast; and financial services company Discover.
In June, Social Pros was all about keeping things local. Whether it’s hiring a “city planner” to drive hyper-local content in a particular area, making sure that listening is in place to manage social customer service efficiently, or translating passion for a brand into local marketing, June’s Social Pros are tuned into the impact that local social media can have on their marketing plans.
Love cereal? You’re not alone. 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. Spanning Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, the “Hello, Cereal Lovers” communities focus on General Mills’ […]
Recently, I was lucky enough to give a talk at Syracuse University during their #140cuse conference on building cause-passionate armies. The talk was well received and mainly focused on how we can utilize the communication tools we have today to inspire change and social good around the world. Since that talk though, I’ve started thinking […]
Guest post from Matt Simpson, interactive marketing director for Bulbstorm. Bulbstorm executes campaigns for brands seeking to create passionate bonds with consumers. Not long ago, the ultimate measure of a successful Facebook promotion was fan growth. That was sooooo 2010. Fan growth is simply not enough. Disagree? Throw out a sweepstakes app, dangle a free […]
Guest post from Jessica Carlson, a social media manager at Off Madison Ave who specializes in building social communities that create brand loyalists and garner key insights. “Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself.” -Potter Stewart Facebook recently released a Moderation Blocklist, a functionality that allows Page administrators to set parameters around certain keywords, […]
Sure it has 600 million members and is significantly more compelling than any film made by Nicholas Cage in the past five years, but even with those inherent advantages, Facebook for business is hard. It’s not just that Facebook has a distinctly Favre-like approach to features and decision-making. Or, that Facebook is very clearly in […]
Is the golden goose poisoned before it’s even an adult? The current relationship between companies and consumers via social media and email is unsustainable. The backlash has begun, and abuse of any one channel has a spillover effect on consumer attitudes toward other channels. That’s one of my main takeaways from fascinating new research from […]
Threadless – everyone’s favorite T-shirt purveyor and example of crowdsourcing and customer community success – recently published a terrific 10th anniversary book that combines company history with dozens of its best designs. It makes for very interesting reading, and the production values and design elements make it a suitable coffee table book, and an excellent […]
Sure, the gadgets and gizmos and the apps and androids of social media make it more convenient for us to interact with one another, and with brands. But it’s not really about the bits and bytes and data and Dick Costolo, is it? It envelopes us, but technology is only the third most important “ly” […]