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Ello: Social Networking Without Ads

If you are like me, you are waiting for someone you know to send you an Ello invitation. Why? Ello, for lack of a more eloquent description, is an ad-free Facebook. No ads at its launch – or ever. [...]

 

Community Gamification: Underutilized

Within the past few weeks my colleagues Pam and Colleen started a ComBlu blog series that looks at the four primary areas of community vibrancy best practices: engagement, content experience, [...]

 

Community Engagement: Mixed Reviews

This is third blog post in ComBlu's series on Community Vibrancy. Our research on how communities are measuring up is based on studying the four primary areas of vibrancy best practices: engagement, [...]

 

Community Content: Primed for Improvement

As you may have read last week in my colleague Brenda Todd’s post: Community Vibrancy – What Does it Take?, our team has been spending a lot of time studying communities – again! Our research [...]

 

Online Community Vibrancy – What Does it Take?

Online branded communities have become mainstream with companies of all kinds leveraging them to help support their overall business and growth objectives. The majority of branded communities are [...]

 

Community by any other definition……

Lately, I have been having a lot of conversations with people about “community”. Like many words or concepts in today’s social marketing environment, community means different things to [...]

 

Effective Community Managers – Do You Have What It Takes?

While reading through my Facebook newsfeed recently, a post from WOMMA caught my eye. It said: “FILL IN THE BLANK: A skill or trait that all Community Managers should have is [...]

 

The Telecomm Industry: On Top in ComBlu’s 2012 Study

Earlier this month, all of us at ComBlu were all buzzing with excitement as we released our annual research report on the State of Online Branded Communities. Currently in the fourth year, ComBlu’s [...]

 

Five Worst Practices in Online Branded Communities

  Each fall, ComBlu releases its annual “State of Online Branded Communities” report. Every summer, our researchers join about 250 communities and score them using a best practices [...]

 

Coming Soon…ComBlu’s 2012 Online Branded Communities Study

At ComBlu, the dog days of summer means that we are hard at work on our annual research on the State of Online Branded Communities. We are in year four of our study that closely examines the [...]