CEO Breakfast: Growth during the recession
Community Management

CEO Breakfast: Growth during the recession

A recession appears inevitable in many parts of the world, but history shows that your business doesn’t have to suffer. During the recessions of 1980, 1990, and 2000, there were stark differences between the 17% of companies that performed badly and the 9% that thrived. What did the strong performers do differently? They doubled down on […]
How can businesses thrive during a recession?
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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 […]
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 […]
From Audiences to Subscribers: A Publisher’s Guide to Expert Communities
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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
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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 […]
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 – […]
Top 6 community marketing strategies for businesses
Community Marketing

Top 6 community marketing strategies for businesses

Fundamentally, business is all about the relationships that you create with others. No matter your industry, or if you market to consumers or other businesses, you need to forge genuine connections with your customers for your business to stand the test of time. That’s why community marketing is a powerful way to grow your customer […]
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