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  • Richard Millington is the founder of FeverBee, a community consultancy and Professional Community Management course. Richard's clients have included the United Nations, The Global Fund, Novartis, Oracle, OECD, BAE Systems, AMD and several youth & entertainment brands. Richard is also the the author of the Online Community Manifesto.

    e-mail: richard@feverbee.com T :+44 (0)20 7792 2469

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subsidie

Great post, I agree that interaction is great and a sure way to get people more involved in a new community but still its hard getting the first people to your site, there is so much competition these days.

b0sH

Really good article dude, loved it.

Laurie Wakefield

Good article - nice that you set expectations for timing, number and quality of members.

Debba Haupert

Great info - thanks for sharing! I've used some (but wish I knew all!) of these techniques in growing my online community for women. Again - THANKS!

Debba / http://girlfriendology.com

Rex Williams

It all makes perfect sense to me.

I like your point of constant individual connection. I think that is the key. Most people try to talk to everybody and they end up talking to nobody.

But if I make one on one contact I'm making a real connection, something valuable.

Thanks for the clarity, Richard.

Dolo Osende

Great Post ¡¡
Thanks for sharing. Building an Online Community from 0 members, is hard.

Derek

Excellent advice - thanks for sharing it with us!

I especially like your point about planning things/writing joint statements together as a way to really engage members.

Cheers-

Go4thBSocial

Just curious on your thoughts re: Facebook being risky. I know you are at the mercy of Facebook as they tweak the platform but on the other hand it is so much easier to reach people if that's where they are spending their time online.

Scott Asai

Really like the idea of organic growth. A model we can all learn from.

Juliap

Kind of relates to this post about creating less of marketing campaign and more of online movement by creating that online fan community -
http://smartblogs.com/socialmedia/2010/06/03/andys-answers-how-fiskars-created-their-amazing-fan-community/

Great advice!

David

Thanks Richard. This was very informative.

Jerry Crockford

Right on. I would rather have a meaningful GENUINE connection with 100 people than a listing of 1000 "members ” who aren't serious.

Great article.

Jordan Spizike

Wow. I would never have the smarts to look stuff like this up.

But..I do like the Twilight series and..as a parent...I can't say that the abstinence until marraige message is unwelcomed! (If that was even the reason for the books...somehow with the interviews I've seen and read I'm not thinking that was fully on her mind when Stephanie Meyer wrote the series).

Very cool info, though!

Nike Shox Clearance

You might have it if it belongs to you,whereas you don't kvetch for it if it doesn't look within your life.

Retro Jordan

Great business and marketing model! Thanks for sharing.It's nice to hear of people taking the initiative, being creative, and winning success.and if you think everyone will be sucessful,pls see my website and insist me something,thanks.

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