People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: June 18th, 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:

  • Luke Armour joins Fleishman-Hillard’s digital practice in Cleveland as a Senior Acct Executive, part of his duties will be focused on social media, in addition to other programs related to digital marketing, congrats!
  • Scott Monty, formerly of Crayon social media agency joins Ford Motors to head up their social media practice.
  • John Cass joins me at Forrester Research at our Boston HQ as our Online Community Manager, great guy, I’m super pleased to have him, we’re already engaging and having a good dialog.
  • Doug Haslam joined SHIFT Communications who is on my radar for delivering social media services in Boston as an account director.
  • Dave Fleet goes to Thornley Fallis Communications Inc as a Senior Consultant, working out of their Toronto office.
  • Former Techcrunch writer Duncan Riley spins off his own publication called the Inquisitr, apparently he left on good terms with Arrington but the content sometimes looks similar. Duncan is a great writer, and has a built in following, good luck on your own!
  • On a similiar vein, former PC World top dog Harry McCracken launches his own site Technologizer to cover the industry and joins the Federated Media family. Another example of mainstream headed into the social world.

  • 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 (Post a job there and be seen by these blog readers)
  • 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
  • Social media jobs
  • 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!

    7 Replies to “People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: June 18th, 2008”

    1. Yeah, what Doug said. I couldn’t have asked to be in a better group of colleagues. I think 2008 is really turning out to be a significant year as more companies – large and small – are creating new opportunities for digital communications / social media types.

    2. Announcement —
      Last April, Jeremiah recommended us:

      “If you™re a small company or individual blogger, or run a niche product, I encourage you to try out UserVoice, test to see how it scales, and come back and leave comments on your experience on this post. If you™re from a large company that has thousands or millions of customers, start with SalesForce and also trial UserVoice. Anyone that wants a fully custom user experience should start with SalesForce.”

      Today I am happy to say that several enterprise companies have taken your recommendation, as they are now looking to UserVoice as their alternative. Now is the time for us to scale up our development — we’re going to need funding to get there.

      Anyone have tips, advice or interest for funding UserVoice?

    3. Congratulations to everyone on this week’s list. I love being a part of the social media space for this reason. Thanks for the nod, Jeremiah, and I look forward to seeing all of you in the mediasphere.

    4. Hi Jeremiah! Great series! Thought I would throw my hat into the ring.

      I’m the Community Manager at a grocery review community that just made Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites in 2008 list.

      I’ve been in Social Media for about 3 years… 2 1/2 years as Marketing Analyst – Social Media & Advertising at an eCommerce company called Smart Destinations in Boston. But now I’m going on 6 months as Community Manager over at in Kendall!

      Thanks for linking the Facebook Community Manager group!

    5. Congratulations to everyone on this week's list. I love being a part of the social media space for this reason. Thanks for the nod, Jeremiah, and I look forward to seeing all of you in the mediasphere.

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