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Quantify value, not vanity: The State of Community Management 2017 is out!

By Ted McEnroe, Director of Research and Training Eight years ago, when Jim Storer and Rachel Happe founded The Community Roundtable, it was the beginning of understanding that the “art” of community management had a lot of science in it - repeatable best practices that can separate the best …

TheCR Connect Awards Community Management

Do you have an award-worthy community program?

By Hillary Boucher, The Community Roundtable Seeing the work of hundreds of innovative and creative community professionals is one of the biggest perks of my job here at TheCR. Not a day goes by when I don't say, "Wow - that's awesome!" in response to something a member tells me. Last year we …

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Why Attend TheCR Connect? Attendees Share Their Stories.

By Shannon Abram, The Community Roundtable It's easy for me to tell you how special TheCR Connect is, but you already know I'm biased, right? So, don't take it from me, or Rachel or Hillary. Take it from past attendees from the event. I'm excited …

Quantify value, not vanity: The State of Community Management 2017 is out!

By Ted McEnroe, Director of Research and Training Eight years ago, when Jim Storer and Rachel Happe founded The Community Roundtable, it was the beginning of understanding that the “art” of community management had a lot of science in it - rep…

Community Perspective: Chip Rodgers

By Shannon Abram, The Community Roundtable One of the benefits of membership in TheCR Network is access to experts from every stage of the community journey. We’ve invited Chip Rodgers, former community executive at SAP, Ciena, and MicroStrat…

Conversation Research - Jason Falls

What is Conversation Research?

By Shannon Abram, The Community Roundtable Recently, Jason Falls, the Co-Founder of the Conversation Research Institute (CRI) joined members of TheCR Network for an exploration of conversation research. With years of experience in social technol…

Jive Acquisition: The End of the Beginning

Jive Acquisition: The End of the Beginning

When I started IDC’s social software research practice in 2007, the entire market was about $50 million and Jive was one of 10 or more vendors. Needless to say, the market has come a long way in the last ten years, along with lots of twists and tur…

Best practices for getting a community management job

Community Jobs Round-Up 4/28/17

Every week we share a list of new community management and social media jobs – usually everything from community coordinators all the way up to director level positions (depends on what we can find each week). I also wanted to share some of my f…

TheCR Connect Awards Community Management

Do you have an award-worthy community program?

By Hillary Boucher, The Community Roundtable Seeing the work of hundreds of innovative and creative community professionals is one of the biggest perks of my job here at TheCR. Not a day goes by when I don't say, "Wow - that's awesome!" in respons…

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Tips from H&R Block: How to Write a Winning Lithy

By Jillian Bejtlich, Community Strategist at TheCR For a long time Lithium user and community professional, there are few things as sweet as winning a Lithy. It feels like just yesterday I was standing shoulder to shoulder in an exuberant and well…

Community Jobs Round-up – 04/14/17

Every week we share a list of new community management and social media jobs – usually everything from community coordinators all the way up to director level positions (depends on what we can find each week). This week as a special bonus postin…

Why Build an Editorial Calendar for your Community?

Why Build an Editorial Calendar for your Community?

By Shannon Abram, The Community Roundtable One of the most common questions we get from members is,  "How do I increase the value and the volume of member engagement?" This challenge persists across all community types, sizes and use cases. One …

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