Branding an Online Community

October 14, 20130 Comments

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Hello, I’m Jim Glover, That Branding Guy, forOnce a Day Marketing™. Today is Strategic Tuesday and we are talking with about branding an online business.

On our radio show Ask Those Branding Guys, we spoke with Linda Marshall-Smith, founder and CEO of Los Angeles based, an online community for everything related to your favorite daytime soap opera. Linda has an MBA in marketing and realized early on the power of the internet as a business platform. She founded Soapdom.comin 2002 as both a social and news portal.

Glover asked Linda what differentiates; she replied that first and foremost is the name. Soapdom is a term that was widely used in the industry and being able to obtain that domain name was a fabulous boon.

As television networks are cancelling the soap operas, is experiencing a reduction in fan base. Only four of the eleven soap operas that were aired when was founded now remain. In response to this, Marshall-Smith is working to distribute new content with an LA company who has purchased the rights to continue production and deliver some soap operas online.

Marshall-Smith leaves us with some tips around creating a successful online community. She shared that you should have a concept people will be interested in. Once you are distributing content, ensure that you are disseminating it via social media channels such as twitter, facebook and pinterest. You have to be proactive and push out your content rather than wait for your audience to come to you.

Enjoy the podcast.

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