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Why Your Community Management Kinda Sucks

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in Bad Branding, Branding, Community, Consumer, content, Corporate, Featured, Jive From The Hive, Solution

Why Your Community Management Kinda Sucks

So those who know me know I have taken time off to write and plan my next big business endeavors and expose some small accomplishments in the next couple weeks. I’ve tended to working with elite group of clients and taking on a few pre-selected clients. Regaining a solid platform and setting sights on some new goals. With several new community and content sites launching in the Fall and Yup! I’m excited! Taking time this summer has been gratifying to step back...

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Content Curator Verses the The Community Manager

Posted by on Nov 6, 2010 in Building Relationships, Community, content, Hidden Value, Jive From The Hive

Content Curator Verses the The Community Manager

Finding balance of content and happy audience members within your community is an exceptional feat to achieve. Unique to every online situation and determined by a variety of existing factors the need for fresh information can be overwhelming and at an extensive end of the spectrum actually abrasive to the communities visitors. The evolving issue is simple. As we build online and the amount of information that accumulates it tends to accumulate at a much faster pace then in...

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My Online Doorbell. How To Turn Your Brand Evangelists Into Anti-Evangelists

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in Bad Branding, Branding, Building Relationships, Communicate, Community, Featured

This one in a series of posts that make up “The Community Manager’s Toolbox”.   When does company contact reaches the point of becoming an annoyance? When do you start to feel resentful that your own time management is being challenged? Incessantly ringing my door bell multiple times does not make me want to buy your product more. It is becomes and annoyance. An annoyance is also the one element of company communication that will always produce the...

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Who Do You Want To Meet At South By South West ? SXSW 2010

Posted by on Mar 11, 2010 in Business, Communicate, Community, Conferences, Events, networking, Social, Tech

It is the night before I fly out to Austin for SXSW Interactive Festival and I am so excited. SXSW 2010 is sure to be a blast and I’m eager to meet those I have not met before. I totally encourage you to come say “Hello” if you see me. I have more than a handful of appointments, brain storming sessions lined up which always turns in impromptu meetings in the hallway! I also own Blue Blazing Media and we are growing digital marketing group. I definitely...

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Influential Women of the Web in 2010

Posted by on Dec 17, 2009 in Business, Communicate, Community, Influential Women, Twitter

(Disclaimer: No one on this list willingly grows social media facial hair.) It’s January and I despise the “2010 lists” as they all end up being popularity lists with no value. This list crosses many verticals but all use online technologies to benefit their particular brand. This list is unique as it is a collection of women who are in technology or are using an array of  tech tools online including social media. They are implementing their ideas and...

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Series: Finding Hidden Values In Your Community’s Content In 2010

Posted by on Dec 13, 2009 in Communicate, Community

Your community is diversified as your readers or viewers likes and dislikes differ. Everyone visits your site for different reasons with different expectations. A great community manager tests your content that works and content that does not. In conjunction with site traffic results it is easy to determine your community’s content strengths and weaknesses. Another service that I am a fan of is CrazyEgg and ClickTale. Crazy Egg show heat maps over your site, Cick tale...

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Series: Finding Hidden Value – New Ebook – Creating Captivating Content Online

Posted by on Dec 1, 2009 in Communicate, Community, content, Conversational, Ebook, Events, Series, socialmedia, Solution

Community building and management  is one of those areas in which I excel at. The enjoyment that I get by creating a “buzz” around a brand online to me is just well the cat’s meow. It is that raw talent that has inspired two other communities Women of Web 3.0 and RetailSherpa.org. Recently, I attended the Social Fresh #SoCruise with a select group of distinguish group on individuals who are considered elite in their particular area of focus. It was a...

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Blogging: You Are Doing It Wrong. Nine Steps To Improve Your Site

Posted by on Nov 28, 2009 in Blogging, Business, Community, content, Newsletter

Anniversaries catch up quickly. Yesterday was my my birthday but not just my own birthday it’s my blog’s birthday as well. I escaped the normal flow of things and disconnected to gain a little insight. A year ago i started my community building blog with the intent to share my knowledge, discoveries and experiences with other like minded individuals. A year has past and its time for some house cleaning and a bit of refreshing. 1. Find your foundation. My blog is...

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