Anna Ritchie : Community Maven
Anna Ritchie
Marketing & communications practitioner, and product manager for TMCnet. Focus on content marketing and social media with a specialty in Online Community-building for businesses. Follow @Connectincloud and @apritchie
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5 Reasons to be Thankful for Your Online Community

Thanksgiving – though a splendid time to stuff your face – also tends to bring out the best in people. It’s a time we remember and share things we’re thankful for, and spend quality time with family and friends. It’s...

Boo! How Not to Scare Your Customers Away from Your Online Community

Scouring the internet can be scary. At any turn you may be asked to download a document, submit a form, or enter any amount of personal information. And then, the dreaded Spam starts flowing into your precious inbox that you...

B2B vs. B2C Marketing: Where Passion and Practicality Collide?

In a recent webinar, Navigating the New World of Online Lead Generation and Advertising, experts Rich Tehrani (CEO, TMCnet) and Jon Miller (Co-Founder, Marketo) discussed some challenges companies currently face with promoting their brand and boosting sales online. In addition,...

Social May be the 'Silver Bullet' - But All Roads Lead to Your Company Website

The recent 2011 Demandbase National Marketing and Sales Study by the Focus Expert Network had some interesting findings that some social media strategists might not want to hear: That your company website is the top source of new sales leads, and...

It's Time For Your Community's 6-Month Check Up- Are You Prepared?

I had an interesting call with a client today who was in the process of reviewing their online community’s “health” 6 months after launch.  I thought this was an interesting concept: I’m a strong proponent for constant site evaluations,...

The Risky Business of Online Lead Generation and Advertising

According to a recent Infographic released form @Econsultancy, “76% of CMO's list high-quality lead generation as their greatest challenge.” In addition, according to reports from IDC, 44.7% stated their biggest challenge in implementing lead nurturing initiatives was lack of resources...

How to Maintain Brand Consistency Across Multiple Sites: Lessons from Dell

Online marketing has its challenges, regardless of your company size. Even large companies like Dell struggle with brand consistency, online reputation, and social media interactions. In a recent article by Christopher Hosford,   Dell shares some of the lesson they learned...

Why You Need a Twitter Button on Your Online Community

As any marketing practitioner knows, keeping track of all your online community, company website and social media activity, discussions and content can be daunting. I feel like I’m constantly slogging through comments and links and likes and tweets (before I’ve...

Coca-Cola's Sweet Lessons in Online Community-Building

Recently, I stumbled upon this article, which outlines how companies are changing their retail strategies to meet the changing needs of consumers who, though spending less due to the current economic conditions, are also still highly engaged in mobile, video,...

Is Your Online Community a Disaster?

Since the media focus in the past week has been all about hurricanes, I’d thought I’d take a few moments to discuss some common online community hazards, and how to avoid a complete marketing disaster. In a recent article, every...

Think Before You Tweet (and Other Manners for Online Community Managers)

Social media as a marketing tool can be invaluable for companies large and small who are looking to boost their online presence. But social media use on an online community requires some slightly different tactics from your corporate social accounts,...

Every Online Community Has a Dark Side

Online communities are great for businesses. In fact, I spend most of my day writing about, talking about, and reading about how successful and profitable these sites can be for online marketers. So when a recent SEO webinar participant asked...

What to Outsource on Your Online Community (and What to Keep For Yourself!)

Recently, I read a great blog post by Michele Linn via the Content Marketing institute that provided tips on what content marketing activities to outsource to an agency or consultancy  vs. keep in-house.  Among the top activities were content creation...

2 SEO Techniques the Experts Say Will "Make or Break" Your Online Community

In a recent “SEO and Online Communities” webinar, experts Jonathan Allen (Search Engine Watch) and Rich Tehrani (CEO, TMCnet) joined forces to give viewers the latest research and best practices on SEO and Search Marketing tactics companies should implement, and...

2 SEO Techniques the Experts Say Will "Make or Break" Your Online Community

In a recent “SEO and Online Communities” webinar, experts Jonathan Allen (Search Engine Watch) and Rich Tehrani (CEO, TMCnet) joined forces to give viewers the latest research and best practices on SEO and Search Marketing tactics companies should implement, and...

3 SEO Myths Dispelled

I’m in post-webinar bliss. Not only did a record number of people register for yesterday’s SEO-focused online event, but both the discussions from expert speakers and questions from attendees were extremely original and thought-provoking.  Jonathan Allen, Director of Search Engine...

Promotions and Multiple Pages: Social Media Disasters...or Opportunities?

In a recent article posted on the eMarketing group on LinkedIn they listed “5 Social Marketing Disasters”.  I found this list interesting, but didn’t necessarily agree with all of these being categorized as “disasters”. If you have a proper...

Search Marketing Spend Increase: Two Trends to Be Aware Of

A recent study by the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization recently found that search marketing spend will increase 16% this year. This isn't that surprising- it's clear that most people start their purchasing decisions online, and studies show that organic search...

Are You Creating Enough Online Content for Your Company?

By Anna RitchieIf you’re a marketer, you know how challenging (and sometimes frustrating) it can be trying to keep up with the content demands of your target audience. They're coming at you from Facebook, Twitter, your Online Community sites and...

An Online Community I Get a Kick Out Of

The recent launch of Foot Locker’s Sneakerpedia really intrigued me. As a shoe fanatic, I’d of course be the first to jump on the opportunity to talk about shoes, all shoes and nothing but shoes all day long. But, how...

The 3 Things That Can Guarantee Your Online Community's Success: One Customer's Story

There are many things that can contribute to your Online Community’s success; in fact there are so many that it can feel like an overwhelming, daunting task just to “check” them all off your never-ending to-do list (along with finally...

How to Spice Up Your Online Community Content

Real-Time Updates from Vegas During TMC’s interactive breakfast session in Las Vegas this week, we had the opportunity to share with, and learn from, participants across many industries as we discussed online marketing trends, best practices, social media insights and...

SEO-Friendly Rules to Write By

In a recent blog, we discussed how to implement “safe” SEO practices on your website to avoid being affected by ongoing search engine algorithm changes, highlighting the need to develop continuous, high-quality and credible content that’s written in an SEO-friendly...

To Video or to Podcast on an Online Community?

During our recent Webinar about building Online Communities for businesses, we got an interesting question from a participant about using videos versus podcasts in their marketing campaign. This particular participant was wondering about the differences between using these two types...

How Your SEO Firm Can Get You Banned From Google

Are you watching what your SEO firm or team is doing? SEO professionals sometimes use questionable techniques and if they are exposed, your company is the one who suffers the potentially detrimental effects which impact not only your search rank,...
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