People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: August 15, 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:

  • Ben Ling, former Googler joined Facebook as Platform Evangelist, and now leaves Facebook going back to Google with a focus on YouTube monetization.
  • Zachariah N. Hofer-Shall (and I thought my name was a mouthful) joins Forrester as a Researcher in the same team as I am. I was really impressed with Zach during our interviews, and signaled an immediate thumbs up to management.
  • Mark Wallace becomes Vice President of Social Media, where he will oversee the continued expansion of Environmental Data Resources online community.
  • Growing social network Hi5 Makes some considerable changes to it’s leadership team: Jeff Stephens joined hi5 as chief financial officer, David Kim has joined as vice president, Business Development & Strategy, Ram Gudavalli, was promoted to the role of vice president, Engineering, Michael Trigg joins hi5 as vice president, Marketing, see the executive roster. When you see a group of changes like this occur, you can tell their getting ready for changes, more on that soon.
  • The list of full time social media professionals at large companies continues to grow, I add a handful of new folks every week

  • How to connect with others (or get a job):
    Several people have been hired because of this blog post series, here’s how:

    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, fees pay for my hosting)
  • 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
  • Jobs in social media
  • 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!

    5 Replies to “People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: August 15, 2008”

    1. Thanks for the shoutout and likely sending more traffic than my blog can handle…

      Your work at Forrester and on this blog were large influencers in my overall interest in the company. I am very excited to have joined such a strong and impressive team and look forward to contributing everything I can in the future.

      And congrats to the others on this week’s list!

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