Community

  • Street Culture: Metrics for a Global Community

    …, that culture and purpose are nice to have, but the primary focus needs to be on the business model and the market and ultimately driving profit and shareholder value. And what I would say to that is that the world is changing. It’s changing quickly, and any business leader that is ignoring the broader role of the corporation or the organization in the wider world, A. they have their head in the sand, and B. they’re missing a massive, massive opportunity.” April Nowicki is a contributor at Street Fight. …

    Street Fight- 19 readers -
  • 3 Ways You Can Get to Know Your Brand Audience Behind the Scenes

    … As one of my favorite authors, Chuck Palahniuk, once stated, “the audience only wants a limited amount of honesty.” Most of your blog readers do not care where your information came from or if you double checked your sources. The audience doesn’t really stop trusting your personal brand if you have sponsored content placed on your channels…

    Growmap- 17 readers -
  • .music and .gay CPE probe could end this month

    … An ICANN-commissioned investigation into the fairness of its Community Priority Evaluation process for new gTLDs could wind up before the end of June. In an update Friday, ICANN also finally revealed who is actually conducting the probe, which has been slammed by affected applicants for being secretive. A tentative timeline sketched out…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • .gay, .music and others in limbo as ICANN probes itself

    … into how its own staff handled Community Priority Evaluations. The now broad-ranging investigation seems have been going on for over six months but does not appear to have a set deadline for completion. Applicants affected by the delays don’t know who is conducting the probe, and say they have not been contacted by anyone for their input. At issue…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • Community: The Key to Happiness?

    …: Joining Welsh ICE, a coworking space in Caerphilly (on the outskirts of Cardiff) In each of these instances I was in a fun environment and working on things that I love, but there was another key ingredient: a sense of community. When I worked at the live music bar, I became friends with my fellow bar staff, the pub managers/owners, the regulars…

    SEOno- 18 readers -
  • Experts Discuss the Social Trends to Watch in 2017

    … as a business tool and also creating relationships with customers that may not have been possible before. With over 300 branches as well as the company’s main branded channels, how did NFU Mutual manage the social transition? Vince told us that being a very traditional company, they’ve always aimed to be a pillar of the community, forming strong…

    Hootsuitein Social- 23 readers -
  • Habits to Transform Your Business & Life – IMP#37

    … more like them and they are available for every platform you can think of. Commitment Devices Make use of communities such as online forums where you can announce goals publicly and connect with other people who are pursuing the same goals. A sense of community can be a big help in staying motivated. A step up from that is to use commitment devices…

    IM Impact- 29 readers -
  • Of Moz and the State of Industry

    … SAAS are doing the same, albeit with some variation. The first case that comes to mind is the one of SEMRush, which since a few years is investing a huge effort in time, people and quite surely money in creating a strong community of SEOs around it own brand thanks to its social media actions, its blog and presence as sponsors at industry events…

    Gianluca Fiorelli/ State of Digital- 33 readers -
  • Spurned applicant crowd-funding to fight ICANN for .gay gTLD

    … The community-driven applicant for .gay is attempting to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars via crowd-funding to challenge a series of adverse decisions that look set to lock it out of running the gTLD. Alongside the fundraising, dotgay LLC has launched an extraordinary broadside at its frustrators, accusing ICANN of “discrimination…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 31 readers -
  • Afilias set to get .hotel despite hacking claims

    … Krischenowski accessed competing applicants’ confidential documents via an ICANN web site. Because HTLD had won a Community Priority Evaluation, it should now proceed to contracting, barring any further action from the other six applicants. ICANN’s board said in its August 9 decision: ICANN has not uncovered any evidence that: (i) the information Mr…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Centuries-old companies both fail community gTLD test

    … Two companies called Merck have separately failed ICANN Community Priority Evaluations, meaning the new gTLD .merck could be the first dot-brand to head to ICANN auction. Merck KGaA applied for .merck for the Merck Group, a German chemicals company founded — staggeringly — in 1668, the same year Newton built the world’s first reflecting…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
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