A brand community is a space where customers and people interested in your brand can interact. These people are brought together by a collective interest in your company, its products, and your values.
Why do people join brand communities?
People join brand communities for many reasons. Often it’s to discuss your product and how to get the most out of using it. Other times they join to access support from your team and other users.
Sometimes a brand community will have a purpose beyond the company it is built around. For example, a sportswear brand could create a community around training for a specific sport, rather than their products.
Why is a brand community important?
Brand communities are great ways to interact with your customers. Building one will help you build relationships that can improve loyalty and advocacy.
They can also have more practical uses. For example, they can be powerful ways to offer low-cost support to your customers.
What are examples of a brand community?
You can see plenty of brand community examples on our customer showcase page.
Highlights include Pipedrive’s community, a social hub for sales and marketing people and a powerful self-service support hub, and the Love Wellness community, which empowers women to take full control of their health.
A brand advocate is someone passionate about your company who proactively shares your brand with their network. This could be on social networks, in communities, on blogs, or even in offline relationships
Community engagement is how active people are in your community. This is important because an active community builds more value and helps members create stronger relationships.