Category: Online Community Report

  • Announcing the Online Community Unconference 2013 – We’re Back!

    File under: blog posts I never thought I would be writing – but excited that I am. It’s been an interesting journey to get here (and I’m certain it will continue to be), but I’m very pleased to announce that we will hosting the Online Community Unconference in Mountain View, CA on May 21ist. > You […]

  • Supporting Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

    First established in January of 2010, Community Manager Appreciation Day (#CMAD) is held on the 4th Monday of January to celebrate the role of Community Manager. The celebrations range from small acts of gratitude, like thanking a staff community manager with a note, to major events and meetups all over the world. Jeremiah Owyang, the event’s […]

  • Using Unconference in the Enterprise – Manifesting Social Business

    My theory on Unconferences (and other participant-driven events) is pretty simple: put smart and passionate people in a room to talk about a common cause with some light facilitation and good things generally happen. Along with all the great knowledge-sharing and network-building that typically happens, an Unconference can be one of the key catalysts for the […]

  • Online Community Roundtable – now Online Community Tribe

    Howdy Folks – you may have noticed a name change to the Online Community Roundtable group. What’s up with that? The primary motivation was to give a home to all the great activity that has sprung up with community managers and strategists around the #octribe tag. The tag sprung out of a conversation that Randy […]

  • Announcing Community Manager Appreciation Day #CMAD

    Last Friday, Jeremiah Owyang had a simple question: Is there a national day recognizing the work of Community Managers? The question spawned a conversation, which spawned a proposal for the day of recognition: That day is today. Happy Community Manager Appreciation Day! Every fourth Monday in January will be Community Manager Appreciation Day. Community Managers have a […]

  • Online Community Summit 2009

    We’re just about 2 weeks away from our 8th annual Online Community Summit in Sonoma, CA, on October 8-9. We have a fantastic speaker and session line-up that I’ve detailed out below. If you’d like to attend the Summit and you’re a senior online community or social media practitioner, please go here to request an […]

  • My SxSWi 2010 Panels – Please Vote (Because My Mom Can’t)

    It is that time of year again… SxSW Panel Picking!!! I have two proposals this year, and I would appreciate your support for either or both. Panel #1: What community and social media metrics are organizations tracking? Bill Johnston, Chief Community Officer for Forum One (that’s me), will present and then lead a discussion about […]

  • #OCTRibe Topic: Valuing Participation in Online Communities

    Note: This is cross-posted from the Online Community Report. I’m pleased to be kicking off the 2nd topic in the #octribe discussion, following the kickoff topic of “Influencers” by Gail Williams two weeks ago. How OCTribe works Write something tomorrow (Tuesday, July 28), tag it #octribe or tweet it as #octribe, and your post will […]

  • Next Online Community Roundtable: July 8th – Washington DC

    Are you a community manager or social media strategist or are you in charge of online community & social media at your organization? Are you in the Washington DC Area? If so, you might find the Online Community Roundtable of interest. This is a small networking group / event that meets regularly to discuss issues, […]

  • Online Community Unconference 2009 Wiki Open & Session Highlights

    Cross-posted from the Online Community Report. One of the most exciting things about the Unconference format is the fact that there are so many sessions running simultaneously. This can also be on of the most frustrating, as it is impossible to be everywhere at once. Thankfully, participants generally try to take thorought notes of their […]