People on the Move in the Social Media Industry: Dec 30th, 2007


I’m starting this series of posts tagged On The Move (click to see archives) to recognize and congratulate folks who get promoted, move, or accept new exciting positions. We should congratulate the following folks:

  • Sheila Scarborough is joining Connie Reece and Mike Chapman at Reece and Company as a social media writer and consultant. Her other passions includes writing about travel and NHRA drag racing.(Twitter handle)
  • Steven Mandzik formerly of American Intelligence Community is now moving to a different group, one that will allow him to be a community leader, in an entrepreneurial shop at the CIA. He left a comment in my previous post.
  • Jeff Glasson joined PerkettPR .
  • Dan Schawbel is EMC’s first Social Media Specialist
  • Tris Hussey, a friend of mine joined B5 as a Training Manager, and is blogging on Maple Leaf 2.0, news here.
  • Mitchell Ashley is now blogging for Network World and will be starting another podcast (for Network World this time.) as well as maintaining his company Converging Networks LLC.
  • Will Pate, formerly of Flock is now at ConceptShare
  • Scott Parent at MediaTrust was appointed VP of MediaTrust’s Search and Social Media Optimization Division

  • How to Connect with others:

    Submit an annoucement
    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.

    Seeking Social Media Professionals?
    If you’re seeking to connect with community advocates and community managers there are few resources

  • Also see my Web Strategy Jobs powered by Job o Matic
  • Also see my 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
  • 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.

    • Andrew Cafourek

      And if anyone is looking for someone to move into their company (or maybe even for someone to move into your position as they are on your way out!), I just graduated from the University of Missouri and am looking for a job!

      (Please excuse the shameless plug, but I’m never one to pass on an opportunity! Plus, if @marinamartin can get a boyfriend via twitter, then I am convinced that social media can do anything…even get me a job from a blog comment!)

    • jeremiah_owyang

      Andrew, and everyone else, Consider this thread “on the move” as a place for you to network with others. As well as the Facebook group.

      Plug away, I’m glad to see our industry grow.

    • Mitchell Ashley

      Thanks for the mention, Jeremiah.

    • Dan Schawbel

      My move wasn’t even intentional. I enjoyed social media so much outside of work and because I was visible and the company was moving in this direction, they hired me internally to help them.

    • Tris Hussey

      Thanks Jeremiah! Here’s to a great 08!

    • Jeff Glasson

      Thanks for the mention! – Stay tuned for launching later this month as well as many improvements to the PerkettPR blog at

    • Nathan Ketsdever

      I just joined AwayFind and SET Consulting as a productivity evangelist in the social media space.

      Thanks Jeremiah!

    • Steve Mandzik

      Should be an exciting year!!

      I hope everyone follows jeremiah on twitter!

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    • Karl Long

      Good for you Andrew C, what a great success story!

    • http://www.OUTDOORRESEARCH.ORG Outdoor Research

      Very nice! I wish you luck

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    • Peter@Managed Hosting

      I would like to congratulate all those media who got promoted or moved to a better position. Good luck everyone!