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Your Questions Answered on The 2015 State of Community Management Report

Written by Caitlin Struhs | on June 18, 2015 at 9:02 AM | 8 minute read


Want to stay on top of the latest community trends and best practices? Guest bloggers Rachel Happe and Jim Storer, co-founders of The Community Roundtable, offered up their community management insights and resources during Higher Logic’s recent webinar, “The 2015 State of Community Management.” This latest report covered the top trends and best-in-class community methods from the past year. 

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Topics: Online Community Management, Volunteer Management, Online Community Software, Customer Advocacy, Online Community

Online Community Marketing Plan: 5 Examples of Retargeting Campaigns that Boost Activity

Written by Joshua Paul | on June 17, 2015 at 7:00 AM | 5 minute read

You've built an attractive online community, people are logging in but something is missing. A way to maintain that engagement and continually highlight the value of your online community.

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Topics: Communications, Online Community Management, Engagement, Online Community

Take Advantage of Summertime Community Engagement

Written by Sarah Robinson | on June 16, 2015 at 9:32 AM | 2 minute read

Let us know what you think of our first video blog from guest blogger Sarah Robinson. A full transcript of her video chat also is included below - enjoy!

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Topics: Online Community Management, Engagement, Online Community

The Nine Most Awesome Ideas from CMX Summit East

Written by Lindsay Starke | on June 5, 2015 at 9:27 AM | 4 minute read


Recently a few of us from Higher Logic HQ headed up to Brooklyn in order to attend CMX Summit East. CMX is an organization-cum-event series that has sprung up in order to fill the deep-seated craving among community managers for our own community of practice. Though the hipster quotient was high (it was in Williamsburg, after all), the education was anything but. Community management is coming into its own, as an art and as a science. 

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Topics: Online Community Management, Online Community

Have You Seen The 2015 State of Community Management Report?

Written by Caitlin Struhs | on June 4, 2015 at 5:27 PM | 2 minute read


The Community Roundtable has issued its annual compilation of research, and it’s filled to the brim with even more data and recommendations for online community professionals than any previous year. It’s a collaborative effort that Higher Logic was excited to be part of, joining members of TheCR Network and TheCR research team. 

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Topics: Online Community Management, Customer Advocacy, Online Community

Crafting Email Campaigns for Community Adoption and Engagement

Written by Caitlin Struhs | on May 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM | 3 minute read

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Our guest author is Peter Nelson, Director of Product Management at Informz.

I feel very fortunate that the timing of my working life corresponds with the “PC revolution.” The computer completely transformed not just the business world – previously the primary domain for computing technology – but the world in general. Just about any organization could harness that new found computing power to further its interests.

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Topics: Communications, Online Community Management, Engagement, Marketing, Marketing Automation, Online Community

If 70% of Online Communities Fail, What Does That Mean for You?

Written by Joshua Paul | on May 21, 2015 at 8:50 AM | 6 minute read

If there's one thing the Internet is chock full of, it's statistics. With a cursory amount of Googling, you can find a stat for just about anything.

Naturally, due to the ability to track so many metrics, there is a lot of data about what works and what doesn't in digital marketing and social networking.

Here's one of the most commonly referenced stats about online communities:

70% of online communities fail.

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Topics: Online Community Management, Online Community

Great Newsletter Tactics for Communicating with Your Community

Written by Sarah Robinson | on May 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM | 3 minute read


One of the biggest frustrations I hear from community managers centers around how to communicate with members in an effective way (i.e. the information actually gets read!). I belong to a lot of communities, so I’m on the receiving end of these types of communications every day. My inbox is flooded with it, in fact. To be honest, I delete most of it before I even open it. But what doesn’t get deleted? What really grabs my attention and keeps me coming back? I’d like to share three real-life examples.


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Topics: Communications, Online Community Management, Engagement, Marketing Automation, Online Community

How to Optimize Your Customer Experience by Surveying Your Online Community Members

Written by Katie Oakes on May 13, 2015 at 7:30 AM | 7 minute read

In the field of online community management, we talk a lot about data-driven decisions and reading online community metrics. Since online community platforms are one of the hottest business technologies of this decade, the analytics tools that track community members’ behavior get the lion’s share of the attention.

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Topics: Online Community Management, Customer Experience, Online Community

How to Increase Online Community Participation Using Retargeting

Written by Katie Oakes on May 7, 2015 at 8:30 AM | 4 minute read

The most frequently asked questions in community management: How can I increase participation in my online community? Community managers are constantly thinking up new ways to get people to come back to the community and convert on various calls-to-action

Regardless of whether the goal is to encourage community members to consume more content, participate in more discussions, complete a survey, or register for a new event, the goal is always the same: engagement. That's why community managers work hard to turn participation into long-term engagement.

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Topics: Communications, Online Community Management, Engagement, Online Community

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