18 Community Leaders Chime in on The Future of Online Community for 2019

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December 4, 2018

18 Community Leaders Chime in on The Future of Online Community for 2019

Alongside the continued controversy with social media giants Facebook with their Cambridge Analytica scandal, they saw two consecutive quarters of declining numbers of Monthly Active Users within the EU and flat growth within North America. In addition, Google+ announced it was completely discontinuing its offering after massive data exposure.

Brands are stuck between a rock and a hard place with ongoing carelessness from “free” social media platforms. Brands want to be where their customers are, but they risk having their reputations sullied by data and privacy scandals by staying on these platforms. Even more troubling is the conflict of interest where their own customer’s data is being traded for advertising dollars. On these channels, they expose their customers to competitors from within their own customer community.

This dilemma has led to many companies rethink their strategy of being everywhere, to instead focus on being strategic in their platform choices. We expect more brands pushing themselves away from social networks and converging onto their own branded communities where they have more control on data privacy, consumer choice and overall brand experience.

From the 18 strong community leaders that shared their thoughts on what their key learnings were for 2018 and what the new year will shape up to be, the ebook covers major themes including :

  • Why executive buy-in to the community project is vital to your online community’s success and how to get that buy-in.
  • How and why it’s important to shift your community’s focus from being solely support driven to be purpose driven.
  • The changing face of Trust and the need to build authentic communities.
  • Why the health of your community should be directly tied to the health of your organization.
  • And much much more.

We are proud of counting on the participation of these community leaders and thanthem profusely for advancing the importance of Community Management as a practice.

Don’t delay, get a copy of the 2019 Community Predictions now! 

Community Predictions 2019



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