People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: July 13, 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:

  • Wishing Dawn Foster who is striking it out on her own and leaves Jive Software to start a consulting practice. I’ve met her before, and she’s a very strong performer on my panels, her consulting bio is on her site
  • Shannon B starts as the Community Manager at a grocery review community that just made Time Magazine’s Top 50 Websites in 2008 list.
  • Connie Bensen, a key fiture in the Community Manager space has now made a job move to Network Solutions, and writes the following thank you. Shel has more of the story.
  • Damon Billian goes to TokBox as a Community Manager, having been with Damon, as many of you know is a long time community manager at several companies, and is a personal friend of mine. Congrats yet again.
  • Shawn Morton has accepted a position with Nationwide Auto Insurance in Columbus, OH. He’ll be the Senior Consultant for Social Media and starts on July 21, 2008.

  • 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!

    4 Replies to “People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: July 13, 2008”

    1. Awesome idea. Your fine creative matched by your fine delivery. I hope you have some help organizing the data. Back to Half Moon Bay….next weekend for a break!

    2. The good news for someone: Mint is in need of a Community Manager now, and it is quite likely that it will be different from what I have been doing.

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