People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Dec 18, 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:

  • Dave “500 Hats” McClure will now be joining the Founders Fund as an angel investor. Given his experience with startups, developers, and the tech space, he’ll be well suited to sniff our what’s next.
  • Andrew Nystrom, formerly the Senior Producer of Travel at LA Timse will now be promoted Senior Producer LA Times of Social Media.
  • George Moser joins Ripple6 in the new position of SVP of Field Operations coming from Vettro Inc. where he was SVP of Worldwide Sales. Ripple6 is seeking several qualified sales people for it’s white label social media platform check their careers page.
  • CEO of LinkedIn Dan Nye moves on from his position, it’s unclear who the permanent CEO will be, but apparently Reid Hoffman, investor will guide the strategy, and with interim CEO Jeff Wiener
  • David Lapter Appointed as CFO and Tom Gaffney to Lead Customer Success Division at KickApps, a Community Platform company.
  • Jesse Pickard promoted to Social Media Specialist at Razorfish at our New York office, Also, he co-wrote the Portable Social Graphs – Imagining their Potential deck with Shiv.
  • Bunchball, the creator of the consumer engagement and interaction platform “Nitro,” has announced the appointment of former Yahoo! Chief of Insights, Peter Daboll as CEO.
  • Visible Technologies hires Geoff Farris as senior vice president of sales. The Seattle-based company said Farris will lead its direct and indirect sales.
  • Natalie Lent is now the Director of Emerging Platforms at ID, and will helps ID’s clients with projects and programs using social and digital media.

  • 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.

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  • 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!

    13 Replies to “People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Dec 18, 2008”

    1. There’s layoffs across many companies, but these moves tend to be promotions and new hires –not layoffs.

      Also, I’ve not done this post in some time, the last was Nov 24th, so they’ve just kinda built up.

    2. Lots of action is sometimes a good thing. Personally I’ve got an amazing feeling about 2009 and not only because my sister will be working on my sales while I address her social media needs. Not only because we will be looking at redefining the youthwork model by blowing the walls off the conception of poverty and not only because we will be exposing what a high paying job working with “the poor” has become but because all the efforts I’ve been putting in are showing their first fruits.

      I was only going to say that I was looking at partnership ideas and wondered if the lower earning bracket and the currently between jobs created some sort of co-operative project (blogging or similar) in the social media world we could possibly come up with (a) something very special and (b) an income stream.

      Drop by my bizzare personal web log or @lordmatt me if you want to chat.

    3. Earlier this week, we launched to help ex-Yahoos find jobs. It’s open to anyone (not just yahoos) and is free to post jobs. Our goal is to try to get recently laid off tech workers and the companies looking to hire them in the same place. We’ve got over 60 jobs posted so far this week. Good luck everyone.

    4. Hey Jeremiah-

      I just accepted a position as General Manager of New Marketing Labs with Chris Brogan. Here is the announcement that he posted: Also, here is my announcement:

      Looking forward to hopefully meeting you at an event some time during ’09.

      Also, if you’re looking for any new social media case studies, let me know as I have 2 of them that may be of interest to you.

      Happy Holiday!

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