Social Intelligence for Community Managers ~ Celebrate #CMAD in Style

By Connor Meakin • 1 year ago • 14 Comments

Community Manager Appreciation Day ~ Social Intelligence for Community Managers
Meet your noble HootSuite Community team prepping for Community Manager Appreciation Day

“So… what exactly is it that you do here?” You operate under a strange, infamous mystique around your vocation. You are rarely understood and often typecasted as doing for work what teens do in their spare time (all the time). You are a community manager.

This year we’re getting a few friends together to spruce things up. Please enjoy some special gifts as a token of HootSuite’s appreciation for community managers all over the world. Read on for a special free content announcement, a cordial invitation to the official Community Manager Appreciation Day G+ Hangout and a top secret community advisory council program. 

Top secret: Community Manager Advisory Council

Here at HootSuite, we’re constantly trying to provide the absolute best tool for managing your social media. Feedback from friendly users is very important to us and given that community managers are clearly HootSuite power users, we have an exclusive opportunity for you.

Picture a special pilot program specifically for community managers. Here’s what we’re thinking:

  • You give us specific feedback on HootSuite
  • We give you a custom HootSuite account to demo, loaded with extra features and analytics
  • You become a member of our special advisory council
  • We give you demos and training resources

The Community Manager demo program launches on Community Manager Appreciation Day, but you can get early access for this exclusive opportunity by filling out this trusty form.

We’re only accepting ten submissions, so get your application in early!

What is Community Manager Appreciation Day you say?

Community Manager Appreciation Day is an initiative started by Jeremiah Owyang in 2010 aimed at celebrating community managers around the world. How does this crew celebrate such an illustrious day?  Meetups, Tweetups, G+ hangouts, the usual…  all the rowdiness you would expect!

Take a moment on Jan 28 and congratulate your companies community manager – perhaps take them for coffee, beverage or at the very least, offer some social capital… Tweets, +1s, likes, hurray!

#CMAD Hangout with community managers

Join acclaimed community managers from around the world for a 12 hour #CMAD Google+ Hangout! Featuring industry movers and shakers, expect to learn a few tips and tricks on all aspects of community building.

Along with the fine folks at My Community Manager, your noble HootSuite Community Wranglers are hosting, all you have to do is drop by and celebrate the collective awesomeness of community.

Come say a quick ‘hello’ with your morning Joe or afternoon tea. Keeners can hangout and rub elbows all day.

#CMAD is about you. Celebrate your day, share some stories and make some new friends!

New free content: Community Nuggets Video Series

Community Nuggets is a series of articles on high-level community building and management strategy. We see an opportunity to share insight from HootSuite’s unique perspective of building community.

Community Nuggets explores how HootSuite initially built its brand using grassroots community tactics as well as how HootSuite continues to build flourishing international communities.

Articles explore how to effectively crowdsource projects, use events to build your brand, build international communities on a budget, deal with PR conundrums, among others.

The first article, ‘Easily Crowdsource Projects from your Community’, releases Wednesday Jan 16 on The Community Manager. Trust me. You won’t want to miss it!

What is your plan for #CMAD? Share any events or initiatives in the comments and we’ll spread the love.

Author: Connor Meakin

Connor Meakin has written 76 posts for the HootSource blog..

Connor is HootSuite's North American Community Manager. He weaves tales about community endeavours, language releases, and international stories.

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12 comments
@vishmili
@vishmili

Really looking forward to #CMAD! It's so fitting - a day for community managers to partake in..well, community! Thanks, Hootsuite!

Jordan
Jordan

Looking forward to this! Found it following @jowyang!

Jack
Jack

Really looking forward to #CMAD this year! I'm working the folks from The Community Roundtable to plan a CMGR event for the Boston Area folks! Drop me a line on Twitter if you're interested in participating (@GenuineJack) and a BIG thanks to HootSuite for supporting #CMAD 2012!!

Tim McDonald
Tim McDonald

Looking forward to our 12 hangout with you on #CMAD!

james hammond
james hammond

I am excited for this...Great Initiative

Connor Meakin
Connor Meakin

Thanks James! We're all excited here at the Nest as well. Any interest in the top-secret Council?

Autumn M.
Autumn M.

Definitely joining the G+ Hangout at some point on #CMAD and hoping to learn more about this "Top Secret" Council!

Connor Meakin
Connor Meakin

See you there as well Autumn :) More info on the Council coming later today!

Tim McDonald
Tim McDonald

See you on the hangout Autumn! :)

Autumn M.
Autumn M.

Tim - Is there a schedule/sign-up, or can I pop in any time? Looking forward to it!

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