Ever wish you could find someone working on social media or Enterprise 2.0 efforts at other companies, same as you? Wish you could pick their brain about how the heck they justified the implementation cost? Found that elusive ROI? Tricks to get employees to use it? Best way to communicate your new online community to your brand fanbase?
Ever wish you could do this without all of we pesky software vendors trying to market to you the whole time?
Well, now you can.
There's already quite a bit of activity in Clearstep. It's segmented into two areas:
Build, manage, and measure your community successfully
Social media folks focused on external-facing communities will be most interested in these discussions, tips and tricks. Current hot topics include (requires registration):
Discover best practices in leveraging enterprise social software
Enterprise 2.0 advocates focused on internal social networking and collaboration will be most interested in this area. Current hot topics include:
Want to know the best part about this community? It is completely vendor-agnostic. That's right. There are folks discussing solutions from Microsoft, Jive (obviously), IBM, Atlassian, etc. The community managers are absolutely committed to keeping this place vendor-agnostic and marketing-free so that the truly valuable conversations can be had.
And last I checked, the majority of participants work at very recognizable Fortune 500 companies.
Makes you wonder if the old customer reference requests are a thing of the past. You can now just participate in Clearstep, and ask your peers yourself.