People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: June 10th, 2008


I’m starting this post series (see archives) to recognize and congratulate folks who get promoted, move, or accept new exciting positions. Please help me congratulate the following folks:

  • Mike Street has joined Zezza Network as the Director of Social Media Marketing. Working on adding social media interactions across all accounts and mainly working on Jim Beam’s, “The Stuff Inside” campaign.
  • Jason Falls has recently assisted with the hiring of a new social media expert, interesting story.
  • Tom Raftery to join RedMonk to focus on Green issues as an analyst, congrats!
  • Dave Fleet has accepted a position with Thornley Fallis Communications (social media and PR) as a Senior Consultant, working out of their Toronto office.

  • How to Connect with others:

    Submit an announcement
    If you know folks that are moving up in the social media industry, leave a comment below, or if you’re feeling shy (it’s cool to self-nominate) send me an email.

    Seeking Social Media Professionals?
    If you’re seeking to connect with community advocates and community managers there are few resources

  • See Web Strategy Jobs powered by Job o Matic (There are three new jobs posted this month of May)
  • Connect with others in the community manager group in Facebook
  • Check out Jake McKee’s community portal for jobs
  • See Chris Heuer’s Social Media Jobs
  • SimplyHired aggregates job listings, as does Indeed
  • ForumOne Jobs for Social Media and Community
  • Teresa has a few jobs, some around community
  • New Media hire has an extensive job database
  • Social Media Headhunter
  • Hiring? Leave a comment
    If you’re seeking candidates in the social media industry, many of them are within arms reach, feel free to leave a link to a job description (but not the whole job description, or I’ll delete it.

    I’m seeking folks that are related to full time hands on social media strategy and community managers, to be on this list, so let me know if you see these folks, and please submit them. Also, I probably will not include executive management changes on this list at social media companies, as the list would go on and on, but you can feel free to express yourself in the comments!

    15 Replies to “People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: June 10th, 2008”

    1. These are awesome resources, thanks! I’m not posting who I am, sorry my current company monitors blogs ;). But thanks man!!!

    2. Thanks for the link, Jeremiah. I would encourage people to read through that interview with Jason Falls, and if they are hiring or have recently been hired themselves, I’d be happy to talk about the process. I think that the more we know about what it takes to get hired as a social media specialist, the better off we’ll all be as an industry.

    3. This will be a self-nomination..
      I was laid off 1 month ago after 12 years working at HP as a software marketing manager (nothing to do with new media). I was depressed, angry, scared, felt rejected.. all the feelings you can imagine. Then I realized that this is a door opening for me. I have wanted to start on my own business for 3 years now and the fact that HP has made the decision for me by letting me go, I only have one way to go and do! So I did. Instead of working into wee hours after my day job exploring new media, I am now doing it as my day job$ I started to network like crazy, and now I have 2 clients lined up, I’ve partnered up with as their marketing strategist, and just got an offer from Booz Allen and Hamilton for a 3 months contract. Life is good. For the first time in a long time, I am finally doing what I love and the best of all, I stopped complaining about my job. So, don’t be a hater, be a do’er!

    4. Congratulations everyone! It’s great to see the world of social media growing.

      I happen to be looking for an opportunity in new and social media, if anyone is in need of an award-winning (Aug ’07) graduate.

    5. I’m working on a green community We will launch the beta version end of June.
      I will work as the community manager, but will need some help (community moderator & blogger etc.), mainly because English is not my native language and because we will also have a wiki and other time-consuming features.

      Do you happen to know if in praxis people are also willing to work as volunteers?


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