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The Worst Advice for Online Community Managers

Posted by Christina Green on Mon, Sep 19, 2016 @ 08:32 AM

Have you ever noticed that everyone and their brother has some advice for you?

Oh, you got a new job? Get there early, make sure you reply to emails right away and ask lots of questions so they know you’re interested. And wear your gray slacks, they’re very professional.

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Tags: Member Engagement, Online Community Management, Social Media for Associations

6 Tips Guaranteed to Make Your Association’s LinkedIn Page More Effective

Posted by Julie Dietz on Fri, Aug 12, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

It’s amazing how much time people spend on Facebook. And Twitter. And Snapchat. But what about LinkedIn? LinkedIn clearly has a different audience, catering to professionals instead of the casual user, but it’s also been wildly successful in its market. How successful? 450 million users in over 200 countries successful.

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Tags: LinkedIn, Social Media for Associations, Public Social Networks

3 Facebook Live Ideas for Associations

Posted by Christina Green on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Do you rely on Facebook for news about your friends? Engagement announcements? New jobs? Travel plans? Individuals have been relying on Facebook for this kind of news for years now, and it didn’t take organizations long to follow suit. Both businesses and associations jumped on the Facebook bandwagon to share their news, and promote their products, educational courses, and benefits.

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Tags: Social Strategy, Membership Marketing, Social Media for Associations

Social Media Manager vs. Online Community Manager: Which is Better for Your Association?

Posted by Christina Green on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

Associations, and most businesses for that matter, don’t have bottomless wallets. Hiring for one position, particularly if it’s new, must be weighed over hiring for another. If you’re considering hiring someone that specializes in engaging with members and potential members, you may be wondering just what type of position you need to source.

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Tags: Member Engagement, Online Community Management, Online Community Jobs, Social Media for Associations

The Ultimate Guide to Public Social Networks vs. Private Online Communities

Posted by Joshua Paul on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 @ 02:38 PM

Social networks, social business, social media, social strategy, and social communities. After a while these terms become blended within an organization, especially for those people who don’t focus on these tools and strategies every day.

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Tags: Association Management, Social Business, Online Community, Social Strategy, Social Media for Associations

5 Hard Questions to Ask Before Ditching Your Private Online Community

Posted by Paul Schneider on Thu, Apr 12, 2012 @ 03:01 PM

According to a multitude of reports, social business growth is only ramping up in 2012 and will continue to increase over the next several years. However, some organizations are debating whether or not to scrap their private online community. This trend is especially prevalent in the association industry where resource-strapped membership organizations set up basic private social networks expecting them to organically sprout into thriving online communities.

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Tags: Association Management, Social Business, Online Community, Social Media for Associations

No Clear Social Media Trends From Association Consultants

Posted by Joshua Paul on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 @ 09:40 AM

To hear many association “social media experts” speak or pick up a copy of ASAE's Associations Now magazine, you’d think that there is a consensus as to how associations should use social media to grow, generate revenue, hold successful events, and keep members engaged.

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Tags: Association Management, Association Trends, Social Media for Associations

Social Media for Associations: The 3 Most Important Concepts [Audio]

Posted by Joshua Paul on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 @ 01:13 PM


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Tags: Association Management, Member Engagement, Social Media for Associations, Social Media Tips

Social Media Poll: Are Associations Giving Away Too Much Online?

Posted by Joshua Paul on Sun, May 15, 2011 @ 03:50 PM

Putting aside the recent buzz about innovative new business models and serving entire industry communities vs. only your paying members, there is a more immediate questions that association membership and marketing professionals need to consider.

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Tags: Association Management, Social Media for Associations, Content Strategy

This Week's Top Member Engagement Posts - Apr. 15, 2011

Posted by Joshua Paul on Fri, Apr 15, 2011 @ 01:24 PM

To help leaders at large and mid-sized associations, nonprofits, and software user groups stay on top of best practices and fresh ideas, we've compiled the week's five four most useful member engagement articles from around the web.

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Tags: Association Management, Member Engagement, Social Media for Associations

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