This post originally appeared on the Olliance Group blog and is reposted here.
I am excited to announce that our first Olliance webinar will be on the topic of Online Communities: The “Secret Sauce” for Today’s Competitive Businesses. On November 17th, I will be leading a discussion about defining your online community strategy, best practices for participation, and effective community content planning.
I am delighted to be joined by Bill Johnston, Chief Community Officer at Forum One, who will be sharing some research data and insights about effective online community metrics and reporting along with extending your community using social media strategies.
Attendance is limited, so please Register Now.
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Time: 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern
Learn how top organizations are incorporating community into their strategic and tactical plans. The adoption of social networks, user forums, and message boards has never been higher, and today’s top-performing enterprises are finding ways to leverage this. The webinar will introduce you to many essential concepts:
- defining your online community strategy
- the right and wrong way to engage and participate in online communities
- running an effective beta program with seeded content
- effective content planning
- identifying and implementing an effective metrics and reporting strategy
- extending your community into a social media presence
I wanted to let everyone know that as of today, I am joining Olliance Group as Senior Executive and Practice Manager of a new Online Community Practice. This practice will focus on helping companies realize business value from building and nourishing new communities, engaging with existing communities, and utilizing social media in comprehensive community strategies. This is essentially what I am doing now, but joining up with Olliance has some distinct advantages for me:
- assistance with sales and business development
- the ability to work on more large projects as part of the Olliance Group team
- a focus on open source and technology clients
- the challenge of growing their new online community practice.
Olliance Group is the leading open source business and strategy consulting firm, and they have been consulting with Fortune 500 enterprise clients for the past eight years with a focus on technology companies. I know several of the people at Olliance Group and have worked with them in the past, so I am excited to have the opportunity to work as part of their team. You can read more about our plans and more about the Olliance Group in the press release.
To avoid disruption to existing client engagements, I am going to continue working with existing clients under Fast Wonder LLC, so existing clients should not notice any changes in the work that we are doing together. I am very excited about this opportunity to join forces with a great team and am looking forward to working with some new and interesting clients.
Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. I’ll still be living and working from lovely Portland, OR and will continue to blog here on Fast Wonder. Please feel free to leave comments or contact me with any questions about this announcement.