Glad you got something out of the presentation. Tapping into the communities digital leaders and influencers that have a foundational understanding of the broad range of opportunities in the online world would be a great way to showcase your successes.
As this article (and many of the comments have suggested) I'm not recommending you ignore the harsh economic realities you face, instead I'm suggesting that if you're going to market your community you have to focus on the assets you do have to improve the problems you face today.
Face it, a company that sells products of any kind faces a lot of issues in the marketplace - including things like a bad economy, but when they market their products they don't start with "hey the economy sucks... but..." Or, "Hey, we had to lay off some of our employees... but we still make great Cars..."
Many of the community members I've talked to publicly talk about the community in this way... and it does nothing but discourage investment in your community.
Thanks again for a productive conversation.
Have a great day!
It's so nice to see such a vibrant discussion going on here all in an effort to better the community.
I'd be happy to participate in a discussion with the wider community if I didn't see comments that dismiss my efforts to assist as the musings of a 'high-priced jackass.'
I actually agree with most of the substantive posts here.
Thanks so much for inviting me to your wonderful community. You have a tremendous wealth of resources to share with the world, I only hoped to provide some advice that might have inspired a new way of thinking.
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Jan 12, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 2
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