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:
David Cushman to be Director of Social Media at Brando Digital in UK, leaving behind Bauer Media. Gigya names David Yovanno as new CEO, hailing from Valueclick, congrats. Andrew Cafourek joins Ripple6, a social web platform vendor as an account manager. Patrick Moran announced as CMO of Mzinga, and leaves his previous role Senior Director of Marketing for the Collaboration Software Group at Cisco. Kellie Parker steps into Sega (sega.com) as the Community Manager, and was formerly the Online Community Manager for PC World & Macworld. David Rheins elected as Chief Marketing Officer at Family Builder leaving his own DMR Consulting, a media and entertainment marketing shop. Lawrence Liu joins Telligent as Director of Platform Strategy, moves on from Sharepoint team at Microsoft.
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.
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!