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This piece is from Fastcompany it's from The World Vision Activism Network. (October 2012) I selected it because there are some great takeaways whether you have a community or are starting one from scratch.
When you build a brand, one of the most important measures of success is the actual engagement and connection of your loyal customers, followers, supporters, partners, fans and friends--your community.
The digital age and 24/7 connectivity, social platforms are forcing companies to find new and compelling ways to keep up with daily communication and connection with the people who matter the most
Here are a few highlights:
**You must understand your audience's interessts
**Use the most popular form of communication
**You have to be available and ready to interact to keep them actively engaged.
. Listen to people
**Pay attention to where and how your key people want to communicate, what they want to talk about and what they actualy do.
**Build the community they demand - use posters, art, videos and whatever connects with your audience on a digital platform that is eaily accessed & shred through a space where your audience is already spending time
Create it & Continually Influence Your Audience
**You must be an active participant on a regular basis
**By continually sharing, creating, leading and converse with the people you want to influence to establish a long-lasting relationship.
**By staying actively engaged, you will become easy to relate to and your audience will learn more about you, creating a closer relationship
Selected by Jan Gordon covering, "Curation, Social Business & Beyond"
Read article here: [http://bit.ly/TEKl4n]
This piece and infographic was posted by Jason Miller for Marketto. The infographic helps you to examine the elements of a successful B2B social marketing campaign. If you're new to social media or need a refresher, this will be very useful.
Understanding each social network and what your business can gain from each one is essential.
It’s a business-eat-business universe and B2B marketers today must utilize social media channels if they want a chance at surviving alone in the deep recesses of space.
**Businesses that understand the importance of adding social elements to their marketing campaigns empower customers and prospects to share with their networks.
**This peer-to-peer word of mouth messaging is highly trusted and very effective in amplifying the impact of your campaigns.
In the following infographic, we examine the elements of a successful B2B social marketing campaign to help you learn how to make your business move at the speed of light.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
See infographic here: [http://bit.ly/Q0L15N]
Jan Gordon: My commentary
This is one of the suggestions that was mentioned in tis article but I can't stress this enough, it should be #1
After you've discovered who the right influencers are, always look for ways you can sincerely contribute to them that is meaningful, then find ways to leverage the relationship and make it a win/win for both of you.
"if you want to grow your business, you need to know who the influencers are in your field, learn from their expertise and build a productive professional relationship with them".
Why leverage influencers?:
"Influencers are hubs of information, they have many followers who respect their recommendations and opionions and being featured by them sends a powerful amount of targeted traffic your way - It's good old fashioned word of mouth recommendations on steriods"
Here are a few ways to discover influencers that I personally do myself:
**Twitter Lists - Twitter is a great untapped resource for finding influencers and keep track of what they are posting
**Groups and Forums - These are valuable sources of information.
**Podcasts and webinars - This is a great way to find key influencers - whether it's through interviews, presentations, information products of their own or curated information by others
Here are a few ways to build relationships that I've found very effective in finding influencers in my industry:
**Connect through the social media platforms they use
**Share the posts that are of value to your audience, retweet & quote their content, share, comment and like their Facebook posts
**Help promote what they are involved with, including charity causes, seminars, conferences, publiations and promotions
Selected by Jan Gordon covering, "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
See full articles here: [bit.ly/Nw9xqY]
This video and article and download full report is from Deloitte Consulting. It is timely and relevant!, If you're wondering what social business is all about and how it relates to your business, you'll find lots of insights to help you understand and act on this information for your business today.
Here is an excerpt from a response by Sandy Petland from MIT Labs that gives you just a glimpse into what you'll find in this material:.
"Social business is built on top of social networks, which most organizations already have in place.
For years I've been studying connection science” – studying how relationships and personal interactions shape society and business.
**Social business is a manifestation of that thinking, with companies transforming how they organize and operate based on
individual roles, social networks and the power of connections.
**Social business can have huge potential inside and outside the enterprise, across employees, customers, prospects and business partners.
Here is a takeaway that caught my attention:
Start at the beginning -
**Map the individuals in your potential social networks
**know what behaviors you are trying to affect and how you might meaningfully engage these into persistent communities
**Use this information to guide the development of tools, roadmaps and roll-out plans – not the other way around.
**Focus on results that can be measurable and attributable
Selected by Jan Gordon coveriing "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
See article, video and read more about social business here: [http://bit.ly/MZUSmK]
used in this document social data revolution - January 2012 http://blogs.hbr.org/now-new-next/2009/05/the-social-data-revolution.html
I chose this infographic and article from Blackbaud because it helps you go from social media to social business. It was written for non-profits but it definitely applies to any business as well.
By understanding how to evaluate people by their degree of influence and their ability to help change behavior in others can be invaluable to you and your organization.
**It's also important to use this information to understand how you and your organization fit into this mix. They say knowledge is power, once you have a clearer picture, you can shift what you're doing and take your business or cause to the next level for greater results.
"Understanding the Value of Your Social Media Influencers: How to Identify and Empower Those Who Can Engage an Entire Community!
(Download the White Paper Today!)"
Here are some highlights:
**Learn how to use the information your consitiuents are sharing to attract more people to your mission, campaign.
**Learn how to analyze your database and assign social scores to engagers that represents their ability to interact with and influence others across their online networks
**Based on the social score you assign to these individuals, you can then segment them into one of four categories, each of which plays a diferent role on social networks, relevant to your business
Here are the categories:
Key Influencers - They have a powerful impact not only the people they know but also others they don't know. Their posts are widely spread and shared by more people than many other people
Engagers - These people have well-established social networks and are strong influencers of people they know personally
Multichannel Consumers - They enjoy keeping up with social media conent and occasionally participate. Their influence is not a dominent part of their persona
Standard Consumers These engagers read and watc updates more than they create new content or make comments. They are more influenced by family and friends.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/N4a2Km]
I selected this piece by Steve Olenski for Forbes because it's good for B2C marketers to see the results of their social media campaigns.
This article is specifically aimed at B2C marketers where their consumers want instant gratification - promotions, giveaways, etc. Having said that, part of the purchasing cycle can include content in some cases depending on what you're selling and who your audience is.
Here are findings of a survey recently conducted by Market Force - a worldwide leader in customer intelligence solutions.
12,000 consumers in the US and UK were asked how they engaged with varying industries via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Google+
Here's what caught my attention:
**81% of US respondents indicated posts from their friends directly influenced their purchase decision
**80% of respondents “tried new things based on friends’ suggestions.”
**78% of respondents said the posts by companies they follow on social media impact their purchases.
**consumers are not all that interested in content but rather want something i.e. a promotion, giveaway, etc. when it comes to social media and their favorite brands.
Are Brands finally "getting it" when it comes to social media?
**They are getting more and more cognizant of the fact that what they post, share and so on can and will impact what the end user does – in this case, make a purchase decision.
**out of the 12,000 who participated 75% were women. This is incredibly significant given the fact that women account for 85% of all consumer purchases
Selected by Jan Gordon covering, "Content Curation. Social Business and Beyond"
See full article here: [http://onforb.es/KQTqAR]
Personal Branding With Social Media Infographic via Chris Voss
Why having the right social media tools matter:
"Social media tools have the tremendous power to put you in contact with thousands of people in order to build your online brand you need to know all of the possibilities, as well as how all of your activities are working together.
It's important to be consistent so that each part of your social media network is contributing positively to the brand you are trying to build.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Busines and Beyond"
See full infographic here: [http://bit.ly/JMXlS0]
I selected this article from conversationagent today not only does it have some great tips for creating compelling content but it gives you examples of people who are doing a good job with each suggestion.
These ideas can be used for content curators as well - to create buzz and build an audience, providing "context" is what sets you apart from others - these tips are ways to accomplish that.
"Connecting ideas and people -- how talk can change our lives".
Here are a few things that caught my attention:
**. Make digestible bits of advice in micro-interactions gain big impact. Kellye Crane built a community for #soloPR practitioners off a Twitter chat filled with useful advice.
** Create a new list. People like to see where things stack against each other. By far, the most popular list is still the one Todd And created and AdAge took over.
** Give away secrets and tips to help others become more effective. Adam Singer is very generous in that regard.
** Teach something new or from a new perspective. Kathy Sierra has been able to do that on a topic that for many was considered not quite appealing
** Inspire people to take action and change the world. Entrepreneur Chris Guilleabeau is a good example of that.
** Be opinionated about future trends. That's a trait that is best exemplified by Robert Scoble.
** Track and review future trends from behind the scenes. A good guide is Louis Gray.
**Create a conversation around a social object. That's what Hugh MacLeod does.
** Become the expert hub on a subject matter. The consistent "go to" person for branding is the team at Branding Strategy Insider.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://www.conversationagent.com/]