Media brands are hustling to build “community” and that trend will continue in 2021. Since executives can’t belong to them all, which one is best and by what measure? Based on attending and covering the 2nd annual summit late last month, we might suggest giving the CNBC Technology Executive Council a close look.
Rolling Stone magazine this week will launch the Rolling Stone Culture Council, an invitation-only community that will let members publish contributed posts on the RS web site. The new RS community is being built in partnership with The Community Company, a virtual professional services firm that manages councils for Forbes and Bizjournals.
After 19 years at Fortune, Adam Lashinsky left this month to become EIC of the most powerful business community few ever heard of. For that alone, perhaps it’s time to learn about World 50 and its newly merged partner organization, G100.
It's been covered by TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Gigaom and Pando. Bloomberg is an investor. Still, Quibb remains curiously undiscovered. Founded in 2012 by Canadian entrepreneur Sandi MacPherson, Quibb is an online community exclusively for tech industry professionals. It's part LinkedIn, part Quora and part Reddit.
What once was "social media" now has become "community," and that has come to mean a lot of things. It can mean listening to the web at large or to employees only. It can mean publishing one's own content or co-publishing with partners. It always means being prepared for the unexpected.