Pursuing the Web Strategy mission as a Forrester Analyst

For those that read this blog, you’ll know that I’m passionate about the web, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be furthering the Web Strategy mission by accepting a new role at an amazing company.

Forrester Research, a perfect fit
I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be joining Forrester Research as a Senior Analyst focused on Social Computing for the Interactive Marketer. Forrester is the leading industry analyst firm focused on this emerging industry, and thanks to luminaries like Charlene Li and team, they’ve produced tremendous thought leadership in the space. They’ve produced a large growing library of resources, and as an analyst, I will also be conducting research, publishing reports, and advising Forrester’s clients. I really believe this to be a perfect fit and am excited to start on October 1st, 2007.

Thank you PodTech Network
Since Sept 2006, as the Director of Corporate Media Strategy, I’ve had the most amazing experience living in the epicenter of social media, and I’m thankful. I’ve met so many amazing people, worked with thought and practice leaders, and been part of amazing events like BlogHaus, PodTech is a training ground for talent. Having informed my colleagues of my change, I’ve received nothing from congratulations and support from James the CEO on down. I’m grateful to John Furrier for launching the company and hiring me on the team. On mutually good terms, I end my time at PodTech on Sept 14th, CEO James McCormick wishes me the best.

Pursuing the Web Strategy Mission
Why an analyst? This is native to me. If you check out my posts tagged Web Strategy, or the various industry lists that I’ve been collecting you’ll find that it’s not too different from what an Industry Analyst does. I enjoy writing, and have published 1,327 posts in the last 15 months (about 3 a day, including weekends). Like my role at PodTech, I’ll also be guiding corporations, helping them navigate the uncharted social computing sphere. I’ll continue to write publications, consult, and speak. Social computing is native to me, before PodTech I deployed the social media program at Hitachi Data Systems, Shel has the story.

Stepping down from Board of Advisors
As an Analyst, Ill be unbiased in my analysis and reports, sadly, I’m stepping down from the Board of Advisors for WaterCooler (a successful Facebook applications company) and UStream.tv (live interactive video streaming).

What will happen with the Web Strategy Mission? It will continue to evolve, and now I’ll be working with the top analytical minds in the industry. For corporations, the journey is just starting, so stay close to me: subscribe to this blog, follow me on Twitter (where I first announced this), friend me at Facebook or find peers by joining the Web Strategy Community.

It’s going to be exciting, I’ll be able to serve the web industry as an analyst at Forrester Research!

I’m going to take a few days off from blogging, see you in Facebook!

  • A perfect fit, Jeremiah. Well done. You must be thrilled! I’m thrilled for you!

  • Congrats and good luck!

  • Congrats! This is a great job for you and a role you will relish and gorw in–Charlene IS a rockstar! Best of luck..look forward to reading your work in this context.

  • Chris Courtright

    Well done Jeremiah! Congratulations on your success and I’m confident that Forrester will benefit from your skills and thoughts.

    All the best to you!

  • Congrats. This is indeed a great fit and I think Forrester has really struck one out of the ballpark by hiring you.

    Best of luck,

    TNL

  • Chris Courtright, my fellow colleague at World Savings? Either way thanks

    Josh Bernoff, I’m looking forward to working with you at Forrester, (oh, and I guess you didn’t see valleywag, some funny comments there, yes, you can borrow me hair gel).

    I really goes both ways, with everyone telling me it’s a “perfect fit” I’m also glad I’m joining the right outfit!

    Maybe this is just the start of “hiring 2.0” where the community suggests, interviews, places, and approves your next job.

  • Outstanding news, Jeremiah. With luck, we’ll still be able to get together at the occasional SF Podcaster meetup!

  • Congratulations and good luck. Forrester should be a great fit.

  • Congratulations Jeremiah! I believe you have a perfect fit for this role. Good for you and good for Forrester. I wish you all the best!

    Jonghee Jo

  • BTW, it was Charlene Li and Peter Kim who suggested this would be a good fit, the thanks goes to them.

  • That’s awesome. Now I’ll see your name pop out more often when I’m doing research 🙂

  • Congrats Jeremiah. I greatly enjoy reading your blog and look forward to reading your work with Forrester.

  • Jeremiah — congrats. I’m a huge fan of Forrester (Charlene and Josh in particular) but they could use more firepower in the social computing space. You’ll do great things I’m sure! BTW, Peter Kim and I are former Fidelity colleagues. Tell him I said “hello!”

  • Hey…good luck Jeremiah, and get those Forresters to blog more…

  • Congrats on the new position at Forrester, this sounds like a good fit.

    I have learned a lot from our conversations, and I look forward to seeing what you have to blog about moving forward.

  • I’ll throw out the 116th congrats here! Unless someone pushes submit first…JKO, this is an amazing move for you. Well done sir, well done.

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  • Jeremiah … a great move, congratulations. This makes your Executing Social Media (Atlanta Nov 14-16) appearance even more interesting. Cheers, John

  • Michael Kure

    You’re moving up at warp speed. Don’t stop. Congrats and best wishes!

  • Congratulations! As everyone has already stated, “its a perfect fit.”

  • JKO
    Congratulations. I really like Josh’s work, so I am pleased you are joining a good team. We are a client of Forrester so I’ll look forward to getting some good feedback from you.

    BTW when is that book from Forrester on social media due (or is it out already). You should also connect with JP Garbani at Forrester, he’s a great guy.

  • I’ve only met Josh once, during the interview process, he clearly gets it from a strategic standpoint, and I can’t wait to check out his upcoming book.

    I’ll connect with JP, thanks!

  • Congratulations Jeremiah, I’m sure you’ll be doing a fantastic work at Forester. My only regret is that you will stop doing your great interviews. But on the other hand we will get great analysis 😉

    All the best!

    René

  • Jeremiah — Thanks for joining Forrester — I really look forward to working with you!

    Cheers,

    George

  • George,

    Wow, great to see you here, I hope to meet you in person in Cambridge.

    For those that don’t know, George’s middle initial stands for Forrester. I have him to thank.

    His distinguished profile:

    http://www.forrester.com/ER/Research/List/Analyst/Personal/0,,663,00.html

  • Congrats Jeremiah! I am a mere Twitter follower of yours, but as a social media geek and PR flack am a fan of both you and Forrester– looks like a great fit, and looking forward to hearing about your work there.

  • Congrats. When will you start doing analyst meetings with companies in the space? We’d love to talk.

  • Gratz, Jeremiah, you’ll be great and I look forward to continued great analysis here and on Forrester.

  • JO: I will miss you! PodTech is sorry you are leaving but happy to have you join such a wonderful company like Forrester! Go get ’em.

  • Lisa Luscap

    JO: I know that keep missing each other on email. Congrats. I am sure we’ll be talking via Forrester Inquiries now.

  • Congrats!

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  • Jeremiah, all the best! See you at DEMOfall?

    cheers,
    Graeme

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  • Congratulations!

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  • Jeffrey Leong

    Congratulations Jeremiah! Can’t wait to see the great things you’ll be doing with Forrester.

  • Rick Sauter

    Best of luck in your new role! No doubt you will be successful there as well. Love to catch up with you about some news on my end.

    -Rick

  • *crawls out from hole in the ground*

    congrats!

  • Just catching up on me feeds…congratulations on the new gig!

  • Thanks for taking the time, late or not, to leave a comment.

  • Hi Jeremiah

    Late to the party….thats my norm, “fashionably late” though :-). As one of your regular readers, wanted to say THANKS! Your insight, strategic framework and commitment to the cause is valued. Good luck at Forrester.

  • Very nice. Sounds like a great opportunity for you. Forrester is clearly getting someone who knows the space.

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  • Jeremiah,

    I have followed your blog for quite some time now. I admire your accomplishments and take heed to your suggestions.

    When you have a moment, would you mind answering a few questions for me.

    I also, want to gear towards becoming a web strategist, I have a great passion for the web and I have worked in all aspects of development for the web.

    I look forward to hearing from you!

    Thanks,
    Mary

  • Mary, I’ll be happy to help you, I’ll send you an email.

  • Congrats on the new position. Sounds like its a doozey. Best of luck!

  • Wilder

    Congrats on the new gig.. You deserve it.

  • Forrester has just gained a wonderful resource. Have fun, and best wishes on this new adventure!

    Jen