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Bill T

A great post but a drop in the ocean against the sea of VP's of marketing and CEO's that see community as a branch of marketing and sales.

Jason Peck

Don't forget- you don't necessarily need top influencers to help you launch a successful community. Companies with solid opt-in email lists have built-in communities and can convert subscribers to the community, while also seeing increase in sales and loyalty in community members vs. non members. There are definitely companies that are benefiting from branded online communities. Maybe not washing machine companies, but you never know.

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