People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Oct 22, 2008


Despite there being many layoffs in the startup space. I’ve started 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:

  • Aaron Strout leaves Mzinga and joins Powered to be head of marketing of this social commerce platform. Looking at their website, it sounds like I’ll be in constant contact with him as they have prominantly featured Jupiter and Forrester reports on their homepage.
  • Todd Vanhoosear has moved from the PR world to take a job as senior analyst and director of client services at SocialSphere Networks.
  • Dave Knox has officially started a new role at P&G as the Digital Brand Strategist is what I use externally, this is a pretty big move as I’m hearing that P&G is starting to do more and more with social media. Also, Dave has the coveted first place slot in our fantasy football league –but I’m just a few yards behind him.
  • Congrats to Samantha Skey who has joined passenger as senior vice president of business development and general manager of Passenger’s eastern region.
  • I C.K. Sample III is now the Social Media Evangelist for Crowd Fusion.
  • Lauren Fisch took the Community Manager position at Slide and is focused on growing SuperPoke!
  • Although there have been some additional submissions, I’m seeking people that indicate in their blog posts they are working in the social media space –you need to clearly articulate that in comments or emails.

  • 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)
  • Read Write Web also has job announcements in Jobwire, although at a broader scope than my announcements
  • 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 –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!

    11 Replies to “People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Oct 22, 2008”

    1. Hey Jeremiah – I sent you a couple notes when I made the move from EA to Microsoft Game Studios, but on your big list you’ve still got me listed at being at Electronic Arts. Just wanted to give you a heads up!

    2. Mediaphyter seems to be rocketing to the forefront of the social media world. Zdnet blogger and followed by 1,741 people on Twitter, mostly from the PR and blogging space.

    3. Thanks for the shout out. I would welcome “constant contact” with you and the rest of the Forrester team once I get started at Powered. Your opinion/recommendations will be invaluable to us (as the currently are at Mzinga).

      Aaron | @astrout

    4. Tony Thomas

      I need more information about the hire, what’s the role that Benjamin is doing? There’s no announcement on his own blog and his bio indicates he’s still at Host.

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