Are You Craving Community for Your Customers? Here Are the Tools You’ll Need.

Are You Craving Community for Your Customers? Here Are the Tools You’ll Need.

So, when companies build a community-oriented customer base, members of that community are more likely to return to that business than continuously search for something new. If you are hoping to build a group of loyal customers or users for your business, here are some tools that could help you -- and your customers -- create the sense of community you crave. The system allows companies to customize personalized platforms for their communities, rather than make members adapt to generalized platforms. You can do the same at your company, by integrating social media sharing, allowing your "community" members to move between your platform and channels like Twitter, easily. Riffle by CrowdRiff Cultivating a community from scratch often requires a significant amount of one-on-one interaction. What kind of people are mentioning them online, and why? Buffer Like Hootsuite, Buffer lets you schedule your social media posts across channels. To help with this, you should pre-schedule content to post at the most effective times … You can do this manually using many of the social media networks, but it is a bit of a pain and very repetitive when using multiple networks.” Buffer offers businesses a solution, whereby they can provide the system with an abundance of content at once and ask the app to divide that mass of content into posts scheduled throughout the week. Conclusion When building a community, remember this advice from Sujan Patel on InfusionSoft: “Your community members need to feel safe sharing with others in your group," he wrote. They also need to be able to understand the group’s social norms and how to communicate like an insider.” Technological platforms, then, are excellent resources for bringing people together and fostering interest in your business, but regardless of the tools you decide to use, it’s ultimately the way you use them that will dictate whether your community ultimately engages with your brand.

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Are You Craving Community for Your Customers? Here Are the Tools You'll Need.

Consumers at many businesses aren’t content to be mere passersby or just the means to an end (profit) for those businesses. They want, instead, to feel a part of something significant, something that helps those of a similar mind connect and share their common interest.

So, when companies build a community-oriented customer base, members of that community are more likely to return to that business than continuously search for something new.

Cultivating a community, in short, is crucial to any company’s success. If you are hoping to build a group of loyal customers or users for your business, here are some tools that could help you — and your customers — create the sense of community you crave.

Hivebrite

Hivebrite is a website exclusively for community management. The system allows companies to customize personalized platforms for their communities, rather than make members adapt to generalized platforms. Hivebrite lets you decide how users sign up and log in (i.e., via email or other social media accounts, and via open accessor invitation-only status).

It helps you manage member databases, network with participants, oversee content and events and conduct online payments. Hivebrite is a practical first step for anyone hoping to optimize community engagement.

Ning

Ning is another system that can help you build a platform exclusive to your business. An example of a past client? Tennisopolis; the company created a platform that allows tennis lovers to message one another, share content and discuss the latest news in forums.

You can do the same at your company, by integrating social media sharing, allowing your “community” members to move between your platform and channels like Twitter, easily. This is especially useful for companies looking to build communities that have already established common interests.

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Kuba Rogalski, an employee at Brand24, says he uses his own product for a variety of tasks, such as tracking brand mentions and for all online conversations related…

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