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Outsourcing Community Management: Is It Out or In?

post by: Jenna Woodul

It’s interesting to read Arik Hanson’s take on the Social Fresh Community Manager Report. He identifies 5 trends, based on the Social Fresh data, noting that “more brands are understanding they shouldn’t outsource community management.” Here’s another point of view: It’s critical that community managers have a deep understanding of the business they represent, are able to interpret […]

Age Doesn’t Matter, Social Media Experience and Smarts Do

This past week a recent graduate of the University of Iowa student, Cathryn Sloan, ignited quite a firestorm of criticism when she posted a blog “Why Every Social Media Manager Should be Under 25” on NextGenJournal First I want to commend Cathryn on her social media smarts and skills. Unlike the many posts decrying your qualifications, I […]

Audio: Mark Williams on CLS '09 and managing developer communities

Written by former LiveWorld employee, @BryanPerson. The main drawback of working remotely is that I can’t connect face-to-face on a more regular basis with my co-workers, like Mark Williams (at right in the above screenshot). Mark is a senior community manager at LiveWorld who’s been in the business of managing online communities for a decade. Listen […]