Tag: Community Management

  • The Future of Crowdsourcing: An Interview With Bastian Unterberg of Jovoto

    Bastian Unterberg is the founder and CEO of Jovoto, a Berlin-based platform that enables global brands and enterprise businesses to solve design and innovation challenges – ranging from new product design to sustainable architecture – with a community of over 60,000 creative professionals. In 2013, Wiley published Bastian’s book, “Crowdstorm – The Future of Innovation, Ideas and Problem […]

  • Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities

    Purpose “…people’s identification of, and intention to pursue, particular highly valued, overarching life goals.” (Steger & Dik, 2010). a.k.a. “Your reason for getting up in the morning.” Bryan Dik PhD – Professor of Psychology at Colorado State & Cofounder of Jobzology The Fine Line Between Engagement & Manipulation Growthhacking, gamification, content snacks and personalization. Your feed […]

  • A New Kind of Community Management #CMAD 2015

    A New Kind of Community Management #CMAD 2015

    Community Manager Appreciation Day, for me, is an opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been as a practice and as a formative industry, and where we are going. There are vibrant & global conversations happening today and that makes me very happy. As someone who has invested most of their career building online (and offline) communities, it […]

  • Attributes of Thriving Online Communities

    I got my start building online communities in 1999 with the launch of TechRepublic.com. We grew from a cold start of 0 to 2 Million members in less than 2 years before being acquired by Gartner – it was an insane ride. I was first asked the question of (more or less) “What makes a […]

  • Announcing “Community Secret Sauce”: a Panel Discussion Feb 1st in SF

    Join me next Wednesday, February 1st, in San Francisco for the “Community Secret Sauce” panel discussion. The event is part of the #OCTribe  meetup series that Susan Tenby hosts, and these events are always a fun and informative time. Joining me will be Thor Muller from Get Satisfaction, Rachel Luxemburg from Adobe and Gail Ann […]

  • Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

    Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day

    Today was the third annual Community Manager’s Appreciation Day, or #CMAD. The intention of #CMAD is to raise awareness about the role of the Community Manager, and to recognize the hard working women and men who support this role for their organizations. Jeremiah Owyang originally proposed the idea for #CMAD, and has been very active in evangelizing and supporting […]

  • Webinar – Online Communities: Surviving & Thriving in the Economic Downturn

    Online Communities: Thriving in the Economic Downturn Webinar A FREE webinar sponsored by Forum One Networks May 7, 2009 @ 11:00 am PDT Register here: http://thrivesurvive-rpm.eventbrite.com The economy is in a state of flux, but interest in and use of online communities and social media has never been higher. Hear from a panel of experienced […]

  • Online Communities: Establishing an Online Community’s Culture

    This is cross-posted from the Online Community Report blog. We initiated the Online Community Culture study in October of 2008, as part of the ongoing research agenda of the Online Community Research Network. The intention of the study was to get a broad look at the factors that influence online community culture, and the steps […]

  • Who Owns Community? – Webinar this Wednesday

     I’m doing a webinar with Matthew Lees from the Patricia Seybold Group this Wednesday about how the community team functions and is funded in the corporate environment. Please join us if you can. Who Owns Community? – Webinar Aligning Business Sponsorship and Responsibility with Community Goals Wednesday, October 24, 2007 11:00 AM Pacific / 2:00 […]