15 Minutes of Game – Episode 18

15 Minutes of Game LogoFollowing up on our last episode, we talk about what to do after you’ve been invited to a community summit. We share with you some of the stories we’ve collected about what not to do at a summit, and give you some advice about tailoring your coverage to ensure that you get invited back every time.

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15 Minutes of Game – Episode 17

15 Minutes of Game LogoSo you’ve heard all about these awesome community summits where community sites are invited to studios to look at games early, but you can’t seem to get yourself invitd to one. Well, we’ve hosted several of these events between the two of us, and in this episode, we’re going to talk a bit about how to get yourself invited to future events.

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15 Minutes of Game – Episode 16

15 Minutes of Game LogoIn this episode, we talk about re-inventing the wheel. It’s a subject we’ve danced around in previous episodes, but I definitely felt it was worth touching on directly. How do you guage the next big moves for your website? Are you re-inventing the wheel, or are you creating something that brings new value to the community at large? 

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15 Minutes of Game – Episode 15

15 Minutes of Game LogoToday’s show topic comes from an email that I recieved recently asking how best to go about extending your presence beyond your own community site. Jon and I discuss some of the best ways to do this both from the internal company perspective, and from the external fan site perspective.

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15 Minutes of Game – Episode 12

15 Minutes of Game LogoIn this day and age, do you really even need a forum to build a community? That’s the question that Jon and I tackle this week, straight from a twitter request. We each take a different side of the question, and hopefully give you something to think about with your own community building.

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Give it a listen and let us know if you think forums are essential to building a community.

Please RT.

Yesterday, a small bit of dust was kicked up about whether or not it was okay to ask for followers or to ask for retweets. The implication of an original post was that it was a “faux-pas” to do either of these things. While I’ll definitely back up that it’s generally a faux-pas to ask for followers (hey, I’ve done it once or twice when I’m very close to cresting a milestone number), I couldn’t disagree more about the retweets.

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15 Minutes of Game – Episode 5

15 Minutes of Game LogoIn this episode, we run a little bit long, but it’s for a good cause. We ramble on about a fewmiscellaneous topics as we get things warmed up, but then we get into the meat and potatoes – Why do you run a community site? It’s an annual discussion that seems to crop up after convention season every year, and we were discussing it over IM. Naturally, that means we brought it to the show. We also went  a little over with some “after hours” discussion about a topic Jon brought up on Twitter today.

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Six Things You Should Read

books

On a couple of recent occasions, I’ve been asked to give advice to folks who were looking to get a Community Management job. One of the topics that tends to come up is reading material. There’s a ton of stuff out there about a varying range of social media marketing, community building and management, and so on. I wanted to share some of the reading material that I recommend to folks.

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15 Minutes of Game – Episode 3

15 Minutes of Game LogoOur beefiest episode yet! This time around, it’s all about one thing – advice for becoming a Community Manager. It’s a question that both Jon and I get frequently, so we wanted to take a few minutes to answer the call.

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Get Scrappy

As a community site competing for attention against major gaming press sites, you’ve got a lot less resources to work with. Instead of lamenting your miserable lot in life, you should be concentrating on being scrappy. What’s that mean? It means worry less about pomp and circumstance, and more about getting the job done effeciently and creatively.

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