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  1. ProducerClaire Cardwell

    Claire Cardwell

    04/12/2016
    What I love about beBee
    What I love about beBeeI got introduced to beBee back in May by Phil Friedman & Jim Murray - intrigued I had a look and was hooked! I was becoming increasingly disillusioned by the publisher platform on LinkedIn and was looking for a change.The site is very well laid...
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    Fatima Williams
    04/12/2016 #10 Fatima Williams
    I love beBee and you pointed out everything perfectly along with all my favourite beBees. It's great to follow you on beBeeland. Keep buzzing sweet honey ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— #beBeesforever
    Dean Owen
    04/12/2016 #9 Dean Owen
    Totally @Claire Cardwell. I can always be assured of good reading material that is relevant on beBee. These days over on LinkedIn there seems to be a sponsored ad after every six posts on my feed. It would be OK I guess if the sponsored ad was relevant, but they are not. As for Producer, well I published on LinkedIn, Medium, Wordpress, watchprosite.com, travelblog.org, autosport.com and many others and in terms of format, in my opinion beBee blows them out of the water.
    Tony Rossi
    04/12/2016 #8 Tony Rossi
    It's so easy to connect with a variety of experts and evangelists in all sorts of arenas. Sustainable design isn't really part of my career, but of a deep personal curiosity, so I'm quite glad you're here to produce honey, @Claire Cardwell View more
    It's so easy to connect with a variety of experts and evangelists in all sorts of arenas. Sustainable design isn't really part of my career, but of a deep personal curiosity, so I'm quite glad you're here to produce honey, @Claire Cardwell! Close
    CityVP Manjit
    04/12/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit
    What I love about beBee is different about what I disliked about Facebook and LinkedIn. I hated Facebook from the start because I saw it as a huge marketing machine that showed a remarkably cavalier attitude against privacy - over time Facebook had to reel in its practices to create protections around privacy, all the while as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg found himself back in the center of the privacy debate with his "privacy is dead" meme spreading. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/34825225/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/t/privacy-dead-facebook-get-over-it/ - what Zuckerberg was trying to say is that privacy is no longer a social norm, which is really incredulous when it is new players Facebook who set these new social norms.

    LinkedIn however did improve and I quite like LinkedIn - what I love about LinkedIn is that there is still a lot of bright people who use that platform. When I look at what LinkedIn founders are engaging in areas of lecturing at places like Stanford University - so I am not saying that their lectures on blitzscaling were brilliant, I am saying that Reid Hoffman and his cohorts from Greylock Ventures lectures on technology are fucking brilliant - and I don't want to use the "f" word online unless I am emphasizing amazing rather than as attacking.

    Technology-Enabled Blitzscaling
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnsTB8Q5VgnVzh1S-VMCXiuwJglk5AV--

    It is only because of my college students use Facebook that I finally rolled back years of distrust and recently joined Facebook - and to my surprise there are certain features of it which have proven useful and it actually is far more than a marketing machine.

    What I love about beBee is that it offers me far greater living learning space. If you want to sell me, you cannot but learning, yes.
    Claire Cardwell
    04/12/2016 #6 Claire Cardwell
    #5 Thanks for your kind words Marmen!
    Mamen Delgado
    04/12/2016 #5 Mamen Delgado
    I love beBee too, and I love your Producers @Claire Cardwell, and all the buzzes you share. Affinity through architecture passion... Good luck with all your projects!!! ๐Ÿ˜
    Claire Cardwell
    04/12/2016 #4 Claire Cardwell
    #1 Thanks for the share Elizabeth! I love all the interaction, positivity, debate and great content.
    Javier beBee
    04/12/2016 #3 Javier beBee
    #1 @Elizabeth Bailey thanks for your words. You make me work harder!
    Javier beBee
    04/12/2016 #2 Javier beBee
    @Claire Cardwell thanks a lot ! We are working on a unbeatable beBee !! Coming soon !
    Elizabeth Bailey
    04/12/2016 #1 Elizabeth Bailey
    I have to agree with you @Claire Cardwell I am finding beBee totally addictive because of all the great interaction. I am hooked!
  2. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    30/11/2016
    Differentiation Thru Conversation: BeBee and the Quest for Market Share
    Differentiation Thru Conversation: BeBee and the Quest for Market ShareTHE LION'S SHARE OF ANY MARKET GOES TO THE FIRM THAT BEST DIFFERENTIATES ITSELF FROM THE COMPETITION...Preface:ย  This piece could have been titled "With Some More Help For My Friends", as it is, in many respects, a natural sequel to "With a Little...
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    Phil Friedman
    04/12/2016 #134 Phil Friedman
    #129 #128 #130 - Juan and Javier continue to demonstrate the power ownership and management engagement with their user base. And I for one, can visualize a PR and marketing campaign focused on that point of differentiation. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    04/12/2016 #133 Phil Friedman
    #132 Thank you, Mohammed, for reading and commenting. Your enthusiasm for beBee is very likely infectious, and hopefull will spread off-platform, as well. We supporters of beBee need to take care not to end up talking just to each other. Cheers!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/12/2016 #132 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Phil Friedman Pensive post, with vivid comparison between beBee and LinkedIn.

    I think itโ€™s time to grab some insights and updates to keep buzzing in momentum. Yeaโ€ฆwhen every bee becomes passionate to bolster beBee, then thatโ€™ll trigger beBeeโ€™s popularity moreโ€ฆand definitely beBee is going global, with upcoming novel features and growth strategies, besides more ease and options.

    Proud to say that being part of expanding beBee platform, plus the cordial, spirited virtual environment along with the responsiveness of beBee founders comes as a great jubilation. And then, brand ambassadorship at beBee is a worthwhile brooch of role recognition. So, with dynamic attitude, letโ€™s all be on the move!
    Mohammed Sultan
    04/12/2016 #130 Mohammed Sultan
    #129 Dear @ Juan Imaz.Thanks a lot for your likes and your continuous support.
    Juan Imaz
    04/12/2016 #129 Juan Imaz
    #24 constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks @Phil Friedman!
    Juan Imaz
    04/12/2016 #128 Juan Imaz
    #2 yes, we have read and appreciate it. I also think it is a very valuable document.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/12/2016 #127 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #117 I agree, Phil and will add that beBee continue their improvements and welcoming attitude. The leadership and team interaction is a major draw, IMO. I think of beBee as a small town with a big city atmosphere, where the members are not just a number. I realize this probably won't last forever but hopefully the personal touch will remain to an extent. From my POV, this is what LinkedIn lacks and that is the personal touch.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #126 Gerald Hecht
    #123 @Phil Friedman wow --this is really so cool; the theory of the dynamic was very well thought out! The "two sided weighted coin"...that's why the UX stuff took a backseat during the initial phase! This is awesome!!! I feel like a puppy or an absolute beginner athlete/musician again --that's just learned a new "thingie"...
    ...it would actually be foolish to literally get rid of me because of the kind of student I am...time itself is now sufficient to turn me into a very valuable asset. But --yes it is probably time to turn my virtual volume way down --or just bring me out for special situations or something. Very Cool.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #125 Gerald Hecht
    #122 @Phil Friedman This is so cool!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #124 Gerald Hecht
    #121 @debasish majumder yes...they will have to eliminate me. That's okay --I understand why now!

    Someone like me would be the perfect "mark" (as they used to say on the Rockford Files) at the beginning of the "operation"; but at a certain point --(now equipped with an awesome first principle)..."Throwing me out of the Chopper" is essential if your competing with a LI or some similar behemoth.

    That could be one of the chapter titles in whoever writes the "How to Fly the Chopper" marketing book.

    This has been the most awesome course I've ever taken; a lab course...I feel like I got to see how to build a business thingie...all of that really was a complete mystery to me (no hyperbole--I really mean Mystical); I feel like I've been ringside at a "top secret mission" or something...
    Phil Friedman
    03/12/2016 #123 Phil Friedman
    #121 Debasish > "... but i won't be surprised when beBee will equally eliminate you, despite your sincere effort to make it an acceptable portal of social networking across the world ..."

    Well, Debasish, others have tried to "eliminate" me before this... and I'm still here. Although I ain't sayin' where "here" is ... just in case you mean "eliminate" literally. @Gerald Hecht, keep those recordings safe, and remember, only release them if you don't hear from me in any 48 hour period. NYT first, then London Times, then the others on the list.
    Phil Friedman
    03/12/2016 #122 Phil Friedman
    #120 You are correct, Gerald. Soon there will be all manner of "10 tips on marketing to new users"... or some such. Daniel Roth, the intrepid Executive Editor of LinkedIn, called it "riffing" when he recommended that would-be writers watch for the developing trends in publishing on social media, then rip off the trending ideas as rapidly as possible. Before social media, we used to call that plagiarism. But Roth never shrinks from recommending the shallow and trite, when it pushes up the activity numbers. Cheers!
    debasish majumder
    03/12/2016 #121 debasish majumder
    I wish that, beBee may obviously adopt a path, utterly different from any other social networking portals. but i won't be surprised when beBee will equally eliminate you, despite your sincere effort to make it an acceptable portal of social networking across the world. this is business and we must not forget the revenue being generated by beBee, owing to our sincere effort to make it a popular platform of social networking across the world. i have mighty faith on beBee and i do believe that beBee will prove that they are utterly different from the majority. i wish, beBee will alone reign the social media.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #120 Gerald Hecht
    #119 @Phil Friedman This is the best Christmas present I could imagine! When I think about all this stuff I've read...10 vital whatchamacallits, 5 essential techniques for blah blah...it's endless!

    It's all been about "reaching new potential users"...wow. Unbelievable.

    It seems to me that as a first principle, one could also run it in reverse...or any number of things...

    ...it's like flying a helicopter.

    I think that's actually the funniest thing of all --I've never seen a post with that title/theme; "Optimal Tuning of Marketing Needs; How to Fly the Chopper".

    I bet that one shows up within 48 hours (and it will probably go viral for whoever does it); incredible!
    Phil Friedman
    03/12/2016 #119 Phil Friedman
    #118 Mt pleasure, Gerald. Being simple-minded, I've tended most of my adult life to boil things down to elemental statements -- which I can remember. Aristotle called them "first principles". Cheers!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #118 Gerald Hecht
    #109 @Phil Friedman Finally: After two years...I actually received the definition: "marketing is all about, namely, reaching new potential users"...did people think I was joking when I kept asking that question?

    That thingie in quotation marks up there is the only thing I was searching for!

    Endless posts about how to "it"...blah blah...all contradicting each other --it's still mostly all of the kinds of posts there are.

    Now I know what the "it" is...
    ...and I've been doing it all along!

    Thank you!
    Phil Friedman
    03/12/2016 #117 Phil Friedman
    #115 I agree, Franci, but the question is how do you best do that? I personally believe that the best way is to assure that 1) the level of engagement overall on the platform remains high, and 2) a relatively high percentage of the content remains interesting and of substance. Admittedly, those are both somewhat subjective and imprecise concepts. However, not being able to define precisely what they are, does not mean we can't recognize clear examples each side of the line. We know pseudo-positive fluff when we see it in comments, and we know uncivil trollish turmoil and other forms of pure BS when we see that as well. In the circumstances, "policing" is not an option, but setting a good example is. I thank you and @Aurorasa Sima for joining the conversation here. Cheers!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/12/2016 #116 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #113 Ditto, @Jim Murray. I recommended Phil quite some time ago.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    03/12/2016 #115 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #107 Thank you, Aurorasa. I commented before that it's very important to keep our memberbees happy.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #114 Gerald Hecht
    #113 @Jim Murray I think so too --I'm going to alert my team...(they are working undercover at the consulate) --room service ๐Ÿ•ถ
  3. ProducerFranci Eugenia Hoffman
    beBee Women
    beBee WomenSocial Media is whatever we decide it will be and the people we meet are its most precious commodity. The key to enjoying social media is to find those that vibrate with your frequency. If our thoughts and energy happen to be on the same page, then...
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    Ashley Marie Taylor
    30/11/2016 #77 Ashley Marie Taylor
    I've never considered myself a feminist, but I definitely believe in empowering those where it's due. It's crazy to think the right for women to vote only came about 100 years ago in the US so today I would like to celebrate that with this lovely post by Franci
    Sarah Elkins
    28/11/2016 #76 Sarah Elkins
    #60 Thank you, @David B. Grinberg, for alerting me to @Franci Eugenia Hoffman's lovely tribute to these inspiring women, and for the mention. I know I'm in the right place when women know bringing each other up is the best way to raise us all to higher levels!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    28/11/2016 #75 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #74 It's my pleasureโ˜บ
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    28/11/2016 #74 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #71 #72 Thank you for your comments and you're most welcome to add more lovely ladies to the list.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    28/11/2016 #73 Elizabeth Bailey
    #55 My thoughts exactly!
    Elizabeth Bailey
    28/11/2016 #72 Elizabeth Bailey
    #63 That is a beautiful post @Franci Eugenia Hoffman some more lovely ladies to follow.

    Thak you @David B. Grinberg for bringing the post to my attention and for the shoutout too. Bebee has been the most social social network I have been on.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    28/11/2016 #71 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #63 Thank you @David B. Grinberg for the mention, appreciate it & express my gratitude! :)
    Also @Donna-Luisa Eversley loved your Comment #64.
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/11/2016 #70 Aurorasa Sima
    #69 His passion and positivity are contagious ...
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    28/11/2016 #69 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #66 @Aurorasa Sima...haha, see how much of an pact our darling @Milos Djukic has on me...๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒนโ˜•โ˜•โ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/11/2016 #68 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #64 #65 @Donna-Luisa Eversley, you are a delightful friend and will always be a very special bee.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/11/2016 #67 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #62 Thank you so much, Alexa.
    Aurorasa Sima
    27/11/2016 #66 Aurorasa Sima
    #64 @Milos Djukic I think youยดll love Donnaยดs comment. (:
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    27/11/2016 #65 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Franci Eugenia Hoffman thank you my friend. I'm in awe of your words, and humbled by the companionship and camaraderie of bebee...
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    27/11/2016 #64 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    I'm never sure what words I will find,
    But it seems we are of similar mind.
    Self- similar,a fractal, a mirror allowing minds to meet,
    A venue of hope on Bebee Street.
    I'm never sure with you what I will find,
    Franci , you sure make me feel to Rhyme.
    I appreciate your words and all the women listed within
    In my online world we are the best of Kin ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ๐Ÿโ˜•โ˜•
    David B. Grinberg
    27/11/2016 #63 David B. Grinberg
    I would also like to recognize @Sushmita Thakare Jain @Elizabeth Bailey @Bonnie Weissman and all the amazing women in team beBee's Madrid HQ.
    The wise man knows he can learn a lot from women, and thus acts accordingly.
    Alexa Steele
    27/11/2016 #62 Alexa Steele
    Lovely post, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Thank you for the shout out, @David B. Grinberg #60.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/11/2016 #61 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #60 Yes! Thank you, David.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/11/2016 #60 David B. Grinberg
    In the spirit of appreciation, gratitude and recognition, I want to also recognize the following amazing women here: @Teresa Gezze @Netta Virtanen @Virag Gulyas @Ashley Marie Taylor @Michaela Alexis @Sarah Elkins @Sarah (Sally) McCabe @Alexa Steele
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/11/2016 #58 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #55 ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    27/11/2016 #57 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #56 Thank you, Jan. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
  4. ProducerStephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    My relationship with beBee
    My relationship with beBeeHolding a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, I have worked as Head of Sponsoring & Events in a large Swiss bank and a leading watch manufacturer. I have worked for a famous music festival and an event production agency. Recently, I...
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    Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    28/11/2016 #28 Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    #27 Thank you @Antoine Prager for inviting me to join beBee and for insisting.
    I am trying hard to attract hoteliers on OUR affinity network.
    Antoine Prager
    28/11/2016 #27 Antoine Prager
    Bravo @Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ! I am very happy you gave a chance to bebee, and you surely deserve you ambassadors seat, you generate great value, and you are really appreciated value generator, I enjoy reading your ๐Ÿฏ . I am convinced that bebee can bring great value to our sector Hospitality, looking forward to the new release of bebee!!!
    Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    28/11/2016 #26 Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    @all bees
    Interesting enough - after 4 days
    beBee: article seen around 4k times, with 75 interactions, shared 8 times, 5 new followers
    LinkedIn: article seen ? times, with 2 interactions, 0 shares, 0 new followers
    Facebook: article seen ? times, with 3 likes, 0 share, 0 new followers
    Twitter: article seen 688 times, with 5 likes, 5 retweets, 4 new followers (questionnable quality)

    I won't make any conclusion, but I know where the visibility is higher...
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/11/2016 #24 Lisa Gallagher
    #22 I agree, Hilton is good to their customers! I actually use Marriott hotels more, my points go further and seem to accumulate faster. I wondered the same, if action was taken against this manager? She was highly unprofessional.
    Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    28/11/2016 #23 Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    #21 Thank you Andrew. This is definitely the right place to rapidly grow your network. The founders' and management team's attitude and philosophy encourage it!
    Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    28/11/2016 #22 Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    #20 Hi Lisa, thank you for the update. It is a shame the hotel management never went back to you. Hopefully, headquarters will take action against such an unprofessional manager. I am glad you were treated properly by Hilton. It seems the do care about customers. Cheers
    Andrew Goldman
    27/11/2016 #21 Andrew Goldman
    beBee is a family club. I'm glad to be a part of it. Thanks for a great post @Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ It is awesome to know you and other great people here at beBee!
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #20 Lisa Gallagher
    I'm glad we met on beBee @Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ. You have offered valuable advice to me about the Hospitality Industry. Which, I'd love to share with you- The hotel management never followed through with me. I contacted someone higher up at Hilton Headquarters and they not only awarded all of my points back, they also gave me 3500K extra points and sent me a free night certificate to any Hampton Inn within the US. Nice buzz! Sharing!
    Fatima Williams
    25/11/2016 #19 Fatima Williams
    Thanks for sharing this Stephane. beBee is the place to bee and you have explained that very well. Great to meet you. #StaybeBeeforever
    Renรฉe Cormier
    25/11/2016 #18 Renรฉe Cormier
    @Ari Sytner @John Sliz @Gillian Pearl @Tina Yeung Here's some great advice for maximizing the benefit of bebee!
    Tony Rossi
    25/11/2016 #17 Tony Rossi
    A fine example of what all of this is all about, @Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ!
    Michele Williams
    25/11/2016 #15 Michele Williams
    Thanks for sharing this, Stephane: "Set your interest priorities." I find the combination of joining hives and following a diverse group of bees that I meet there very rewarding. Buzz on....
    Jared Wiese ๐Ÿ
    25/11/2016 #14 Jared Wiese ๐Ÿ
    #8 Deb, I think you summed it up perfectly.

    A very good background story, Stephane. One to which I see many similarities.

    I also agree with your point on hives. I got too ambitious also and had to leave many. Yet, I seem drawn to rotate through some of them :) You know, to spice up the affinity a little more at times. I find that the people you follow also helps you find good content.
    Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    25/11/2016 #13 Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    #12 thank you for sharing
    Camille Mari
    24/11/2016 #12 Camille Mari
    Very interesting reading.
    David B. Grinberg
    24/11/2016 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz Stephane!
    Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    23/11/2016 #10 Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    You are right @Deb Helfrich: a "priceless aspect".
    And it is so rewarding to feel we can contribute at our level to the development of this adventure.
    Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    23/11/2016 #9 Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ
    #7 I don't doubt a second and I'm very much looking forward to it, @Javier beBee
    Deb Helfrich
    23/11/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich
    You've really highlighted the journey from wondering about beBee to being a passionate promoter. The site delivers engagement, even so early in its lifecycle.

    Without beBee, I wouldn't have a chance to follow your work, @Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ View more
    You've really highlighted the journey from wondering about beBee to being a passionate promoter. The site delivers engagement, even so early in its lifecycle.

    Without beBee, I wouldn't have a chance to follow your work, @Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ, and that is the most priceless aspect to me - a chance to meet and engage with people all over the world doing truly interesting things. Close
    Javier beBee
    23/11/2016 #7 Javier beBee
    thanks @Stephane Fenner ๐Ÿ. beBee will go on working to be the social network that allows you to access all the content of your interest ! Don't worry, beBee's next release will be impressive ! :-)