Introducing b.stage Boards: a Better Way to Boost Engagement and Build Community
Whether it’s Facebook groups, subreddits or Discord servers, online communities are everywhere these days.
Such communities have become powerful tools for building fandom, and it’s easy to see why more brands and creators are investing in them. After all, offering a place for fans to connect with each other over their shared interest can help build loyalty to your brand or IP and encourage word-of-mouth growth.
When you toss in support for things like memberships, subscriptions and e-commerce, you can make fans’ experience in your community even more special while making your business’s foundation more solid and sustainable.
bemyfriends’ bespoke platform builder, b.stage, combines all these features and more to set brands and creators up for lasting success. Now, b.stage’s new Community feature and built-in Boards are taking fan engagement a step further. Here’s everything you need to know about building more active and engaged communities with Boards.
What are Boards?
Introduced in b.stage’s latest update, Boards are the foundation of the platform builder’s new Community feature. They’re feeds that allow users of b.stage-powered platforms to communicate directly with each other or with the platform’s owners or administrators.
But Boards are more than simply a communication tool. When you combine them with features that help creators turn fans into superfans and open up new ways for creators and fans to show their appreciation for one another, Boards offer yet another powerful tool for keeping people engaged. They help brands and creators activate their community by creating a place for fans to freely discuss anything and everything related to their common interest: your brand.
How do they work?
The beauty of Boards is that they can be added to any b.stage-powered platform and can be customized to suit your specific needs. You can integrate up to 20 Boards into your platform and label them in ways that are consistent with your brand. You also have the choice to make them open to everyone or exclusive to certain membership tiers.
Boards are optimized to support the functions you need to drive conversation in your community. You can pin up to five posts at the top of a Board, and those who comment on or reply to posts will be notified of any additional activity.
How do Boards drive engagement?
Say you’re a TikTok creator who just launched your own platform to offer fans access to exclusive content. With b.stage, each aspect of your platform is finely tuned to offer you and your fans a more rewarding experience. That includes Boards, too.
Creating a place for fans to freely engage with each other can help strengthen their connection to your brand, building loyalty. Tying Boards to certain memberships or subscriptions adds another layer of exclusivity to fans’ experience. Once you lay the foundation for your community to interact, you may find that it takes on a life of its own – growing organically as more users connect with one another and share their enthusiasm for your brand.
Community is key
Ultimately, building community is a great way to add an extra layer of value to your brand. Your fandom is an asset, and fostering more engagement among fans can help you tap into its power.
By combining community support with features that make it easy to monetize your work and carry out global e-commerce, b.stage offers creators the tools they need to make their business more sustainable and experience a whole new level of creative ownership.
Visit bstage.in to learn more about how to build the perfect platform for your brand.