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Devin Trim

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[Community] More Ways to Create Engagement in Your Forum

Posted by Devin Trim on May 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

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As a Community Manager, one of the more challenging tasks is to create engagement within a new community. Of course, in a new community, you should have already planned for the new launch through a private beta and a soft launch with key members.

However, if you’re noticing a drop in engagement levels, below are four more of our favorite ways to drive engagement to your online forums and communities. Any one of these techniques is a powerful addition to your arsenal. But for maximum impact, consider employing each one at different points throughout the year. People love variety, and this certainly holds true online.  

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Topics: Marketing, Community

[Community] 3 Ways to Keep Member Turnover at Bay

Posted by Devin Trim on May 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

4 minute read

Member turnover is one of the biggest and most recurring problems of running a forum in any niche, market or subject matter.

It’s the very nature of the internet: even if you think you’ve secured another member, there are a million and one other things calling their name out on the wide, wide web.  Turnover is a fact of life, so just respect the reality and learn to cope: you’re dealing with constant competition for the time and attention of your users.  But there are methods you can use to keep it at bay.  

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Topics: Community, Marketing

[Community] 3 Tips to Keep Sexism Out of Your Forum

Posted by Devin Trim on May 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

4 minute read

Sexism is one of the most significant and far-reaching social issues on the map today. It routinely rears its ugly head in areas as diverse as politics, religion, education and sports. Not only has it been a problem across industries, but across centuries. It’s still a  hot-button issue today, and this is unlikely to change anytime soon.

It’s not much of a surprise that sexism also plays a major role on online forums of all kinds. Aided by digital anonymity (though genders are often discernible through avatars or usernames), some forum members are emboldened to make attacks on others they’d probably never make in person. Online, the odds of being held accountable for their actions are low. They know this and take advantage of it.

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Topics: Community

[Finance] Need to Boost Membership on your Fintech Forum? Here’s How.

Posted by Devin Trim on Apr 27, 2018 11:47:45 AM

3 minute read

 

If you’re struggling to obtain (and maintain) higher numbers of forum members for your company’s website, you’re not alone. Financial services and the costs associated with it (both time and financial) are known as “grudge purchases”. A grudge purchase is a purchase made out of some form of obligation, rather than a pursuit of pleasure or self-gratification.  

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Topics: Fintech

[Community] Gamification Tactics that Increase Engagement in Your Forum

Posted by Devin Trim on Apr 4, 2018 12:17:05 PM

4 minute read

Humans are competitive. And since the beginning of recorded time, our passion for creating and playing games has only grown.  In fact, humanity’s inclination for games goes so far back that we’ve even evolved circuitry in our brains devoted specifically to playing them.  

But here’s the thing with games: while everybody loves playing them, only a select few can intelligently create and implement them.

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Topics: Community

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