The first step to building a successful brand community is to recruit members. This is a crucial strategy to activate contributions and user-generated content quickly. The sooner you have members interacting, the sooner your community will start fostering trust, brand attachment and incremental revenue!
It's an understatement to say the world looked very different when I made last year's list.
If I was expecting an overall acceleration of community projects, I thought historical brands would likely have delayed adoption. Then, the pandemic struck and the industry turned upside down. Brands lost direct access to customers and we started shopping online more than ever before.
The result? A rush to community as advocacy and loyalty became a priority to many.
After an unpredictable year, here’s what I think 2021 holds for us: