#CMGRHangout presents: Choosing a Community Platform


If community management isn’t keeping you busy enough, choosing a community platform can be a very overwhelming task. How do you know where to start and what to look for? Whether you have experience to share or questions to ask, we’d love to have you join us for this week’s #CMGRHangout panel on Friday, July 18th at 2pm EST to trade tips on how to choose a community platform that’s a good fit for your community.

+Jonathan Brewer and +Sherrie Rohde will be hosting the Hangout with +David DeWald, +Ben Martin and +Jordan Reeves as panelists. +Carrie Keenan and +Sarah Nagel will be moderating the Twitter chat using #CMGRHangout.

Discussion Questions

Q1. How do you document and prioritize requirements for a community platform?
Q2. What features do you look for in a community platform? How do you assess them?
Q3. What are the pros/cons between enterprise solutions, hosed solutions and open source?
Q4. What questions should you ask when talking to a platform provider?
Q5. How can social media and community platforms work in tandem?

RSVP & Watch the Hangout

RSVP here to let us know you’re going to watch. This will add the event to your calendar and remind you to attend! If you want to be on air, please let us know in advance by commenting here.

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 .

Any questions? Just let us know in advance. Please don’t wait until 2pm EST to ask questions. 

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.

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