Posts Tagged ‘community’

What Makes a Great Pin on Pinterest?

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

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While different kinds of images appeal to different people on Pinterest, there are some things that will make one photo much more ‘pinnable’ than another, thereby allowing it to be shared more than other posts.

The most interesting posts on Pinterest are those that meet certain characteristics or criteria. So with that said, here are some things you can take note of before uploading your next image on Pinterest—the more of these qualities apply to your posts, the better their chances of being re-pinned by others.


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Letting Your Brand Make the Most Out of Instagram’s New Tagging Feature

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Just the other day, Instagram added a new feature called “Photos of You“, which lets you tag people in the photos you share via their app. Similar to what Facebook’s tagging feature does, this update from Instagram now allows users and brands to further engage their followers.


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Taking Advantage of Social Media for Your Next Business Event

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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Social media is a good way to maximize publicity and improve the overall experience of clients and business associates, especially if your company holds events, lectures, product launchings, and gatherings attended by large groups of people.
Here are some ways you can use the full potential of social media at your next business event:


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An Introduction to Pinterest Analytics and What It Means for Marketers

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

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With Facebook recently revising its cover image rules and Twitter introducing its own video app, it isn’t a surprise that Pinterest is also presenting something new to the social media table. Besides having a sleek new look and making the pinning experience smoother, the content sharing service has now added a new tool for businesses: Pinterest Analytics.


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Weekly Link Round Up – 03-29-13

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The 5 Stages of Building a Culture of Community on a Blog [Case Study] (

Building a following is one thing, but what about a community? While this can be simple to achieve on a platform built for communication among different members, this can be tricky on a blog. Fortunately, with the right mindset, it’s possible to get the ball rolling on creating a culture of intercommunication.

Encouraging Existing Members of Your Community to Participate Without Nagging Them to Death (

Participation is the key to a vibrant community, but what happens when it seems to be in a sleepy state? While it’s possible to encourage members to go out and participate, doing it too much may lower their perception of your brand. Furthermore, it helps to take extra steps to ensure that the reminder feels more personal than cold and automated.

2 Exercises To Strengthen and Grow Your Social Networks (

Content can only do so much when it comes to building a social network. To further strengthen and grow what you already have, consider focusing on the people you’ve already connected with and get them connected with others. This in turn would add to your value as a connection.

Kickstarter: How Crowd Funding Is Changing Business (

Crowd funding takes community and business to an entirely different level by taking ideas and encouraging people from all over the internet to fund it. Making the most of it involves not just having the right connections, but also rallying a community through great incentives and engaging updates.

Email and Newsletter Design Best Practices [Infographic] (

Although the limelight constantly shines on Facebook, Twitter, and emerging stars in social media, email and newsletters shouldn’t be overlooked. With smart design, they can serve as essential tools to help manage your brand community and keep followers engaged.

Handling Social Media on a Global Scale

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Approximately 80% of Facebook’s and around 70% of Twitter’s users are found outside the United States and Canada. With a carefully orchestrated social media strategy, a company can reach out to a global market and increase the visibility of its brand.


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Adjusting to the Environment when a Community’s Population Grows

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

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Depending on your social media marketing strategy, you might have begun with a forum to create a focus group built on fans and supporters of your brand. But if you’ve decided to expand your reach into other social media channels and welcome new followers into the same forum, it can come as a shock for current members to suddenly see an influx of new people and with them, a new culture.


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