From Audiences to Subscribers: A Publisher’s Guide to Expert Communities
Community Marketing

From Audiences to Subscribers: A Publisher’s Guide to Expert Communities

B2B media organizations must adapt to a world where content is no longer king. Relationships between B2B organizations and their audiences have begun to reflect those of B2C brands, with a greater emphasis on a simplistic buying process and agility in the marketplace. Audiences today demand first-class experiences from their publishers and information providers, forcing these […]

Activating your community: how B2B SaaS marketers can streamline the buying process
Community Marketing

Activating your community: how B2B SaaS marketers can streamline the buying process

From top-down to bottom-up For years, the traditional buying model for B2B products was top-down. Decisions were made at the senior level of companies, with the end user having little say in the process. Software companies held all the power, with the role of the customer rarely extending beyond consuming the final product. The limited ability […]

Case study: Sova Assessment
Community Management

Case study: Sova Assessment

Download the case study here. Sova Assessment is a SaaS based talent assessment company. The organization has won awards for its science-based online assessment platform and provides solutions for global organisations helping them make better, fairer decisions about their talent. The problem Sova found that a relatively small percentage of leads were being converted into customers. […]

Engage, Retain & Grow: A SaaS Marketer’s Guide to Expert Communities
Community Marketing

Engage, Retain & Grow: A SaaS Marketer’s Guide to Expert Communities

B2B SaaS marketing is unlike any other. Complex products which need specialized knowledge to sell, let alone use. Products that are intangible, constantly evolving, in an increasingly saturated market. It is the marketer’s job to deliver this specialized knowledge to prospects, and customers. But existing channels are making it harder and more expensive to reach […]

The importance of networking in community development
Community Management

The importance of networking in community development

Zig Ziglar once said that “You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want”. In this, he showcased exactly why networking is powerful. It connects you to people that you can help and who can eventually help you. Indeed, 80 percent of professionals feel […]

6 best practices for building an online community
Community Management

6 best practices for building an online community

An increasing number of brands are turning to online communities in order to engage and delight their customers – and with so many benefits to the community approach, this is hardly a surprise. From activating meaningful participation from customers to their potential to boost ROI, online communities offer a competitive advantage in a saturated market. […]

Community Marketing: Great content creates strong trust
Community Marketing

Community Marketing: Great content creates strong trust

Originally published as part of the Community Marketing report by Zapnito and B2B Marketing. Download the full report here. With so many platforms and services competing for attention in the online marketplace, engaging customers can be a challenge. Attempting to connect with an audience across a fragmented set of social media channels is a struggle, leading […]

Four ROI myths on community marketing that need busting
Community Marketing

Four ROI myths on community marketing that need busting

Originally published as part of the Community Marketing report by Zapnito and B2B Marketing. Download the full report here. 1. It’s too difficult to monetize One of the biggest ROI challenges facing community- based marketing is striking the balance between creating a burgeoning, value-add community, while also pulling in the revenue to keep it going. Sway […]

How to build your online community
Community Management

How to build your online community

So you’ve got your online community mapped out. You’ve allocated staff to maintain it, established your KPIs and found a platform that suits the needs of your organization and customers. The next step is building it. This can be a difficult part of the process of forming an online community and requires some tough decisions […]

How to plan an online community
Community Management

How to plan an online community

Online communities are growing in number and in popularity – a trend which is set to continue over the next decade. But building an online community and attracting an audience is not something that happens overnight. To guarantee the best results for your community and ensure steady ROI, you need to build on solid foundations. Planning […]

Community Marketing – Your questions answered
Community Marketing

Community Marketing – Your questions answered

Last week we ran the Community Marketing Bootcamp webinar with our friends at Bright Innovation. Together, we covered the importance of connecting with customers in an age of extreme digital noise, and how online communities can play a key role in forming these connections. Many of you put your questions to the panel during the webinar, creating […]

Collective Intelligence eBook
Knowledge Communities

Collective Intelligence eBook

Click here to download the eBook for free. “When everybody is an expert, nobody is.” It’s been over fifty years since the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) created a packet-based system of online communication which became what we now know as the internet. A lot has changed over the course of five decades – […]