#CMGRHangout presents: Niche Communities (Preview)

March 3, 2016 — by Sherrie Rohde0



#CMGRHangout presents: Niche Communities (Preview)

March 3, 2016 — by Sherrie Rohde0

Join us for this week’s #CMGRHangout panel on Friday, March 4th at 2pm EST/11am PST to talk niche communities!

Jonathan Brewer and Sherrie Rohde will be hosting the hangout with Adam Music on panel. Christin Kardos and Carrie Keenan will be moderating the Twitter chat using #CMGRHangout.


Adam MusicAdam Music
Web Editor at American Bar Association Law Student Division

Adam Music is the web editor for, the website of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. He has worked in online media and community management since 1995, including creating content for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Sun-Times, and

Connect with Adam on Twitter at @musicadamt or on Google+.

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some examples of niche communities?
  2. Does diversity still exist in a niche community? How?
  3. What types of practical limitations can exist in niche communities (e.g. law)?
  4. Are trolls still prevalent in niche communities? Why or why not?
  5. What does personal branding look like in niche communities? Does it still apply?
  6. How are engagement levels different in niche communities?
  7. How do you grow a niche community?
  8. How do you learn about your community members and their needs?
  9. How do you identify experts in your niche community?
  10. What other tips do you have for someone working in a niche community?

RSVP & Watch the Hangout

Want to RSVP for the Hangout? Visit #CMGRHangout presents: Niche Communities and 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 on the event page. 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, please let us know in advance. (We will only invite a few people for this event, so let us know why you would like to attend.)
  • Chat: You can chat 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.

Not sure what time this is for your location? Use

Sherrie Rohde

Community Manager at Magento
As the Community Manager for Magento, Sherrie connects people with resources and with each other, and, since she’s just a bit passionate about the topic, she also co-produces a monthly broadcast for community professionals called #CMGRHangout. An ENFP, Sherrie is obsessed with innovation, terrified of status quo, and motivated by adventure. Reach out on Twitter at @sherrierohde. 