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Grow Community, Deepen Relationships, Manage Your Social Business

April 30, 2012 — by Tim McDonald6

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Grow Community, Deepen Relationships, Manage Your Social Business

April 30, 2012 — by Tim McDonald6

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What if you could see all of your relationships in common with someone, see all of your communications with them and get reminded how you need to follow up with them every morning? How much more productive would you be? How many more people’s lives could you touch? It’s the holy grail of social relationship management – and Jon Ferrara and his staff at Nimble are working around the clock to deliver it to you. While they get us there, they want to offer our community access to their already-awesome new social business tool for free for an entire year, in exchange for our feedback and support in making Nimble as community-building as possible.

Jon gets community managers, because despite having the title of founder and CEO of Nimble, he is, by nature, one of us. I spoke with Jon this weekend, and most of the gospel we community managers preach was the same motivation for him to build Nimble: business is based on relationships, customers need to be listened to, understood and delighted and the internet needs to make our connections more – not less – human. On its launch page for this promotion, Jon acknowledges the importance of your role: “community managers are the first point of social contact at most companies and the ones that the sales people go to for social selling advice.” Not only that, but we are natural explainers of the importance of social business, which Nimble advocates wholeheartedly. The tool itself is made to encourage social business, letting you create profiles for all of the contacts from your different social platforms and manage all of those relationships in one place. (It does not yet have API access that would allow multiple social profiles for each account, but like I said, they’re doing their best.)

Joining is simple — register for a free 30 day trial of Nimble business edition here and then email them URLs for the community profiles you manage to community@nimble.com to get your coupon code, which will convert your 30 day free trial to a whole year (a value of $180). You’ll have to input a credit card number just to unlock the coupon, but it’s never charged, only used to validate your identity.

Go check it out, share the link with your community manager friends and let us know what you think on Friday, May 4 at 2 pm ET when we will be chatting with Jon Ferrara about “The Importance of Social CRM to Community Managers.” An archival video will be posted immediately following the chat. Join My Community Manager circle at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/100339881497512945462/ to join us live, or be sure to visit http://mycmgr.com and watch it afterward.

Tim McDonald

None of us are alone. That is Tim’s mission in life. To let everyone know they are not alone. It’s why helping others doing social good is his purpose.

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  • mlaffs

    Is Nimble offering trials to professionals in other areas of social business?

    •  @mlaffs I believe they offer a 1 month trial to everyone else. But I’m sure nimble could answer you. 

    • ilovegarick

       @mlaffs Hi Maura, thanks for all of your tweets! Nimble is actually free for the individual user (up to 3000 contacts) and we do actually offer a free 30day trial of our business version at any time. At the moment, we’re offering this deal of a full year free to community managers and I do believe we have other programs in the works.

      • SusanneVandePas

         @ilovegarick I just signed up for a 30 day trial and am interested in the offer of a year free trial :-). We started our business in march this year we would love to grow our business and engage with our audience. Can you tell me how to apply for this offer? Thank you in advance. Warm regards, Suus

  • ilovegarick

    We are rolling out all manner of different deals and partnerships over the coming year, this is the first. We would love to know what area of social business you are in and hear more about how you would use Nimble – please follow up with me!Garick Chan   
    Community Manager | Nimble – Social Relationships, Made Easy.@iloveGarick

  • Myles

    Hey there Garick!  I emailed y’all about our using  Nimble for an NGO fighting for internet freedom.   Hoping it landed.  Can you confirm?  Thnx!