Want to be a Better Community Manager? Read on.

Are you a community manager?

If you said yes, then you’re a leader. You may not think of yourself that way, but it’s true.

Okay, so maybe you’re not charging into battle or spearheading some big world-changing reform. But as a community manager, your job is to metaphorically stand in front of a crowd of people and shepherd their interest in a particular direction. You need to work hard to develop the skills that develop exceptional leaders. So how’s it done? Continue reading

5 Steps to Creating a Valuable Question & Answers Community

“How to unclog a kitchen sink”…

“How to clean a gutter”…

“How to do a Windsor knot”…

Each and every one of us has a problem in our lives we need a solution for, and what better place to turn to than Google? Search engines provide us with instant fixes in the privacy of our own homes. It’s no wonder then, that the most popular search queries begin with those two magical words: “how to”. Continue reading

[Gaming] Turning Negative Feedback into Positive Tactics For Game Devs

As you already know, feedback is vital to the early development of your game. While Steam and other marketplaces have commenting systems, few players take the time to express mild disappointment or confusion; you only see those with strong opinions whether positive or negative.

So how do you get authentic (and potentially neutral) feedback? Playtesting, playtesting, playtesting! Continue reading

[Gaming] How to promote your indie game like the big boys

In the advertising world, it’s said that cash is king. Pay for the biggest billboard, and your game is sure to become a conversation piece. Drop a wad of cash on the top agencies, and they’ll deliver something unforgettable that people will talk about for months. Even mobile games are shelling out for Superbowl ads! Continue reading