Earlier this year we invited the +HootSuite crew to share with us on Building An International Community Full Of Awsumness. Almost a year later, they've just celebrated five years of global growth with their #Thanksfor5
celebration! In these 5 years, HootSuite has localized in 15 different languages and has users in over 100 different countries. We are excited to have HootSuite Community Manager +Connor Meakin join us for a LIVE Google Hangout at 2pm EST NY-USA (find your local time here http://ht.ly/jjG3U
) on Friday, December 20th!+Connor Meakin
is HootSuite's Community Manager of North America. By day, he manages HootSuite’s community building efforts in North America through the brand ambassador program, events, and regularly sharing stories on the HootSuite Blog. By night and in the wee hours of the morning, you'll find him playing and following just about every sport, high fiving strangers while running, and drinking too much coffee.
Part of the discussion:
Q1) How do you research and determine which markets to expand into?
Q2) How do you maintain your brand's identity in a new market while customizing to their needs?
Q3) How do you ask for help with international projects like translation, localization, intelligence gathering, and events?
Q4) How do you motivate people into brand advocacy, all over the world?
Q5) How do you know when a new market has grown to need its own CM or office?
Join us this week as +Jonathan Brewer and +Sherrie Rohde will be hosting the Hangout with special guest +Connor Meakin. +Sarah Mordis and +Cedar Brown will be moderating the Twitter chat at #cmgrhangout
Don't forget to confirm you are attending and be on the lookout for a G+ notification about 1:55pm is you want to join the hangout (if we have room).
Want to participate on Twitter? Watch here or on YouTube and use #cmgrhangout
Let's discuss ways you can attend. Watch:
You do NOT need to join the hangout. Just stay on the Google+ Event and you'll see the video on YouTube (don't worry, it will be there and start playing as soon as the broadcast begins)Talk and Be Seen:
If you decide you want to talk, not just watch, click to join the hangout when we post the link here or when you see the notification. (we will only invite a few people for this event, so let us know why you would like to attend) Do NOT click the link to join the hangout if you are just here to watch.Chat:
You can watch here and/or follow the conversation on Twitter using #cmgrhangout
Why are we asking you to follow these instructions? Many think they need to join the hangout just to listen in. This takes up a seat from someone who wants to actually talk and be seen and participate in the hangout. So please be considerate to everyone and remember, just because you don't see the video yet, does not mean it won't be there. It will.
Any questions? Just let us know. Please don't wait until 2pm EST to ask questions. We're busy getting the hangout ready, inviting you to join and posting the YouTube video so everyone can participate the way the want to when we go live.
Look forward to having you join us in the capacity of your choice!
If you join us on the hangout, a wired internet connection is preferred and if you have a headset with mic or earbuds, that works best for the audio. You will also need a working webcam.