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July 15, 2016

Building Community Through Relationships with Tim McDonald

Building Community Through Relationships with Tim McDonald

#AskTheExpert featuring livestreaming pioneer Tim McDonald. Hosted by Ross Brand of Livestream Universe.

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Tim McDonald is a “human with a heart,” an expert in community building, relationships, social good campaigns, online broadcaster and Co-creator of CreatingIs LLC and LIFEworking.

Tim has experience working with major clients including No Kid Hungry, Cinnabon, Carvel Ice Cream among others, where he led the overall marketing vision, strategy and execution of social media activations, including blogger programs and influencer relationships. In the two years working directly on the No Kid Hungry campaign, Giving Tuesday fundraising increased from $56,000 to over $249,000 in 2015.

Previously he was the Director of Community for The Huffington Post, where he set strategy and oversaw a team of moderators, support and standards for the leading online news site with over 300 million comments and 70,000 bloggers. Prior to this position, Tim built and managed a community for Huffington Post’s live streaming network, HuffPost Live, resulting in over 9,600 guests from more than 85 countries have joining live on-air and over 1.3 million comments on the platform.

Tim founded My Community Manager, a resource for community managers and a community of community managers; Lake County Social Networking; and is the former Director of Communications for Social Media Club Chicago.

You can find Tim on Twitter: @tamcdonald. His username on Instagram and Snapchat is @timamcdonald.

Show Topics

  • How Tim started using live video
  • Tim’s approach to building community
  • How Tim defines community management and the founding of My Community Manager
  • How Huffington Post used Google Plus Hangouts and video production for Huffington Post Live
  • Mistakes people make when approaching online relationships differently from offline relationships
  • How livestreamers and podcasters can build community
  • Why No Kid Hungry has been effective in community building in support of its mission


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Tim McDonald

Creating Is LLC

Tim McDonald is the host of The Business of Speaking, a Stage 4 Colon Cancer Survivor and former Director of Community at Huffington Post. He’s the Purveyor of Purpose at Creating Is LLC.