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The ultimate guide to community management
Community Management

The ultimate guide to community management

Humans are social beings. We need to meet like-minded people, we grow by learning from experts, we are challenged by those with different experiences and viewpoints. That’s why leading brands are increasingly using online communities to build stronger connections with their customers and employees. Planning and building an online community are major parts of the […]
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. […]
Online community software comparison 2022
Community Management

Online community software comparison 2022

We make over 35,000 decisions every day. Most of these are minor. But others have long-term ramifications. You want to get them right the first time.  Choosing a branded community platform falls into the latter group, yet many people don’t know how to choose a platform that best suits their needs. To help, we’ve created […]
What Is a Community Manager?
Community Management

What Is a Community Manager?

A well-known African proverb states that, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Yet, if you want to know where to go, you need a leader who knows the direction of travel. That’s exactly the role of a community manager and in this piece, you’re going […]
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 […]
It’s time to trade cookies for community
Community Marketing

It’s time to trade cookies for community

In January 2020, Google announced plans to phase out third-party cookies on their Chrome browser by 2022. Though this date has since been moved back to 2023, Chrome’s 69.28% share of all web browser traffic meant the announcement served as a death knell for the cookie – as well as a stark warning to the publishers who rely […]
The essential guide to SaaS marketing in 2022
Community Marketing

The essential guide to SaaS marketing in 2022

The swinging sixties wasn’t just the decade of rock and roll, it’s also when the earliest versions of software as a service (SaaS) were developed. In the early 1960s, computing technology and software development progressed rapidly and, as a result of the escalating costs of running mainframe computers, the MIT Computation Center developed the first […]
Why you need to move on from Slack for your community
Community Management

Why you need to move on from Slack for your community

Originally billed as the ‘email killer’ when it first launched in 2013, Slack had an impact like no workplace instant messenger before it; well not since Email. First introduced as a way to reduce internal email, early adopters of the platform claimed to have eradicated them from their companies entirely. By mid-2014, Slack had over […]
How to build an online community platform
Community Management

How to build an online community platform

“No business does business alone. We win together as a community.”  Those are the words of SAP CEO Christian Klein at an event in 2021. He went on to say that some of the greatest challenges of our time – the pandemic, climate change, and navigating disruption – would be better solved by connecting with […]
Retention is the foundation for growth
Community Marketing

Retention is the foundation for growth

If you work in the subscription economy, you already know that churn is the single biggest threat to your company’s growth. The cost of customer acquisition has risen by 50% since 2015, while a brand that sees only 2.5% churn will be 50% bigger than one with 5% churn after 5 years. This gives brands a clear […]
How to integrate social media and brand community marketing
Community Marketing

How to integrate social media and brand community marketing

In the battle for people’s attention, brands don’t face an either/or decision when sharing news and content through social media and brand communities. Both channels can work effectively together, drawing on the strengths of the different platforms, to build greater engagement and loyalty among audiences. How to integrate social media and brand community marketing – […]
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. […]