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LavaCon 2017: Content Maintenance

In a previous blog, I spoke a little about continuity and content updates. I want to spend a bit more time on the topic of content maintenance. Maintaining your content is SUPER important if you manage a public community. Who/ When/ What/ Why These are the typical questions we get asked when it comes to Read more about LavaCon 2017: Content Maintenance[…]

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LavaCon 2017: 3rd Party Content Contributors

Another fantastic question that came up in the conference in Portland, was how to vet, manage and showcase 2nd and 3rd party content. Now you might wonder, should I even let them publish in my community? Truly, that is only something you can answer. What works for my community, might not work for yours. I Read more about LavaCon 2017: 3rd Party Content Contributors[…]

LavaCon 2017: Content Security Clearance

Disclaimer: This blog post is hyper focused on tech communities and may not be relevant to communities in other industries. Continuing the learnings from LavaCon, I wanted to write about another interesting question that came up during the workshop in Portland last year. Protecting trade secrets and your product’s “secret sauce” in ingredient level content? Read more about LavaCon 2017: Content Security Clearance[…]

LavaCon 2017: Content Turf Wars

  In November 2017 I attended LavaCon in Portland. If you are not familiar with LavaCon, check them out here. It is one of the best content marketing conferences in North America, with active and participating attendees. A highlight in the circus of conference speaking. In 2017 I gave a presentation about “Knowledge Freedom: Break Read more about LavaCon 2017: Content Turf Wars[…]

Breaking Through Content Silos: Your Questions Answered

In a recent webinar Laurel and I shared our proven tips and tricks for breaking through work and content silos. If you missed the webinar, fret not, here is a free on-demand recording. During this presentation we covered a lot of topics from conceptualizing a unified content strategy to finding the right teams and champions Read more about Breaking Through Content Silos: Your Questions Answered[…]

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Content Strategy for a Holistic Digital Ecosystem – Part II

  In my last article, I shared reflections on the content strategy we applied towards building a holistic digital ecosystem. About a year in, armed with lots of challenges and experiments, I set out to create a kind of check list. We can use for future projects when planning platforms, or content for a digital Read more about Content Strategy for a Holistic Digital Ecosystem – Part II[…]

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Content Strategy for a Holistic Digital Ecosystem – Part I

Conceptualizing the Digital Ecosystem About 11 months ago I joined my current employer to build and execute on a new community strategy and vision. It is a financial services company and as you can guess, having a community is a new concept in this industry. I was elated to be part of this new adventure Read more about Content Strategy for a Holistic Digital Ecosystem – Part I[…]

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Revolutionizing the Tech Industry through Communities

I left the tech industry in 2016 as a Community Manager, but I won’t ever stop being involved in the technology world. As a Community Manager I am watching day in and day out, as the tech industry is revolutionizing Community Management. Now I have seen a couple of examples of the reverse. I want Read more about Revolutionizing the Tech Industry through Communities[…]

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Social Media vs. Community Manager

The last 15 years have seen an amazing trend building where Social Media Marketing has become the de-facto marketing tool of our generation. Now we have a new kid on the block, called Community Manager. But wait, is it really new, and how does it impact my hiring strategy?   From the 90s to today Read more about Social Media vs. Community Manager[…]