The science of building a STM community
Knowledge Communities

The science of building a STM community

When you look at a successful STM community, it can seem as though it has sprung up by magic. The audience is engaged and interacting, conversations are happening, users are networking…it’s all there: a thriving, exciting community. If you’re looking to those communities – like Springer Nature’s – and wondering why your own has yet to reach […]
How can businesses thrive during a recession?
Community Marketing

How can businesses thrive during a recession?

During the recessions of 1980, 1990, and 2000, there were stark differences between the 17% of public companies that performed badly and the 9% of companies that flourished. On average, they outperformed competitors by at least 10% in sales and profit growth. What sets them apart? According to Walter Frick, writing in HBR, adopting the […]
Webinar Series | Knowledge Unleashed: The Power of Online Communities
Knowledge Communities

Webinar Series | Knowledge Unleashed: The Power of Online Communities

Too many knowledge-driven organizations are unaware of the power of expert communities. In today’s always-on, digital culture, you’re missing out on opportunities to engage audiences at scale and set your brand apart. Organizations with expert communities are uncovering new ways to retain, convert, and connect with audiences — achieving enviable ROI in the process. This 3-part […]
10 retention tactics publishers need to know about
Knowledge Communities

10 retention tactics publishers need to know about

Great content isn’t enough to keep audiences interested anymore. Every minute there are over 156 million emails being sent, 16 million text messages, 456,000 Tweets, and over 4.1 million YouTube videos being watched.  That’s a lot for publishers to compete with. But publishers must cut through the noise. They play a critical role for their […]
Authority and Loyalty: The ROI of Expert Communities
Community Management

Authority and Loyalty: The ROI of Expert Communities

Brands no longer have passive customers. Today’s buyers are active participants in choosing who they support with their business and they discuss their favourite brands online with their peers. They want a meaningful relationship with the brands they align with. With organic social reach for brand content predicted to fall to zero, brands are building […]
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 […]
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 manage an online community
Community Management

How to manage an online community

Communities are fast becoming an essential marketing tool for many organizations. But those who aren’t familiar with the marketing channel might be wondering how to manage an online community effectively. We’ve created this guide to online community management best practices that will get your community off to the strongest start.  What is online community management? […]
5 biggest advantages of online communities
Community Management

5 biggest advantages of online communities

Online communities are growing in popularity. From brand communities to customer support, increasingly we are moving away from broad, social networks, and seeking smaller, niche spaces to connect. In 2019, 76% of internet users visited an online community of some kind – a number which is increasing year after year. Yet there is still a […]
Everything you need to know about online communities
Community Management

Everything you need to know about online communities

For decades, community has been the heart and soul of the internet. Trends come and go, but one constant is our desire to connect with others around the world. Today, as our trust in traditional sources of online community continues to be eroded by misinformation and abuse, internet users are abandoning social media in droves […]
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 […]
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