People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Sept 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:

  • Chris Kieff got his job using social media tools and tells all in this interview (audio). He’s now the Director of Marketing with Ripple6, congrats Chris, great story.
  • Dave Delaney (who has an interesting blog) is now a Social Media Coordinator, for Griffin Technology.
  • Susan Koutalakis, is now Mzinga’s Public Relations Manager, she emailed me about this change, and I called her up within a few minutes to introduce myself and offer her congrats, I know many of her colleagues, she’s in good company.
  • Clinton Schaff leaves M80 and now ships off to Houston to take on the role as Senior Director, Marketing & Communications, Mouth Watering Media LLC
  • Congrats to Nicole Vanderbilt to the newly-created position of Head of International Expansion at popular social network Bebo, where she will be responsible for driving Bebo’s business and membership in key international markets, focusing on France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. She previously worked as Google’s Head of Industry Marketing in Europe and India, responsible for building the b-to-b marketing and industry sales strategies.

  • 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. Please include a link to your announcement, and ensure you’re really living and breathing in the social media world –this is not a small aspect of your role.

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

    List of Enterprise Social Media Professionals
    This list, which started with just 8 names continues to grow as folks submit to it. List of Social Computing Strategists and Community Managers for Enterprise Corporations 2008 Social Media Professionals.

    This week, I’ve run across a few jobs that would be related to this audience such as a technical community manager, or even a VP of client services for a social media company.

  • 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
  • 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 –try to include links to announcements on blogs or on the wire. 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!

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

    1. Jeremiah,

      Thanks for the kind mention and top billing. It’s due to you and people like you that have helped to build promote and teach us how to use the social net that allowed me to get the job I have now.

      Thanks and keep up the great work.

    2. Jeremiah,

      Thanks for the mention – I can only imagine how many calls I’m going to get! : ) In all seriousness, nice to meet you on the phone the other day, I look forward to the one day we meet in person.

      Thanks again,
      Susan | @SusanK

    3. Thanks for the inclusion, I appreciate it. I’m very excited to be working for Griffin, a very cool company.

      Interesting blog, eh? Cheers for that too.


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