People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: July 16, 2010

It’s only been a week but there’s been quite a few changes, so I wanted to post this before the list became too long. Some big moves, esp Frank at Comcast joining Citi and Dell winning community expert Bill Johnston. I’ve been tracking new hires in this space since 2007, see the archives.


People on the Move in the Social Business Industry

  • Comcast’s famed community advocate Frank Eliason moves on from Comcast and joins Citi.  Frank has really given a human face and shown good work at Comcast, increasing the trust in the community and truly being a brand ambassador.  I want to congratulate him on his next move, I’ll be looking forward to his continued success.  You can now track Frank at his new twitter handle.
  • Long time community expert Bill Johnston takes a key role at Dell managing many of their community efforts.  He’s an excellent hire, he’s professional, kind towards others, and extremely knowledgeable.   Yes, Dell is getting a Bill.
  • Jevon MacDonald, leaves Dachis Group and starts a new role as Entrepreneur in Residence at Innovacorp today.
  • Ken Brady moves on and tweets that he’s “I’m now at W+K (@WiedenKennedy) in Portland. Digital Strategy, Community Management, Various Geekery.”
  • Michael Fraietta, one of the Fltrbox team which was acquired by Jive Software has decided to move on and tells his story from his blog, see video.
  • Ignace Blanco  joins We Are Social France as Account Director Help with the development of We Are Social in France
  • Valerie Elston joins Porter Novelli as Digital Strategist where she will evangelize digital strategy throughout the agency and client work, as well as help plan our client’s communication programs and infuse smart, creative, and measurable digital components
  • Amber Porter-Cox joins GolinHarris as VP of Interactive Media.  Amber will lead digital strategy and execution for GolinHarris’ Chicago clients and manage the local GH Dialogue team.
  • Doug Regner joins Wildfire as Interactive Sales Manager of new business development with the world’s largest ad agencies and Fortune 1000 marketing departments
  • Nick Ayres joins IHG as Social Marketing Manager Manage social media programs for international hotel family.
  • Tyler Welch joins Ant’s Eye View as Senior Social Business Consultant. Tyler will work alongside Ant’s Eye View’s practitioner team to guide organizations through the process of transforming customer experience and brand engagement by activating and embedding customer voice in key aspects of their business.
  • Ann Johnson joins Cobalt Group as Sr Manager, PR and Social Media Driving Corporate PR and Social Media Programs for The Cobalt Group.
  • John Nugent joins Syncapse Corp as Managing Director, EMEA. In this new role, John is responsible for corporate development, new business development and client services at Syncapse EMEA. He also has a mandate to expand Syncapse’s team of high performance social technology experts at the company’s London office
  • Congrats to Ben Kiker, Jive’s  CMO who’s moved on, he did a fantastic job, we worked together in a vendor/analyst role since his start. Well done Ben, I look forward to hearing about your next adventure.

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  5. Social Media Job Network by James Durbin
  6. 25 places to find social media jobs by Deb Ng

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  • Hi,

    Having the abbility to move between jobs, especially with high unemployment rates, is not something accessible to most of us.
    One needs to have some good credentials and work hard.
    Employees start to be seen as a sheer way of making profit and not treated as people.


  • you will enjoy it.zf

  • you will enjoy it.zf

  • Huge congrats to Frank for the move. Look forward to seeing what you can do there. Congrats to everyone else. Happy to hear about so many great moves. 🙂

  • Kathleen Garolsky

    This article is so helpful to many.Looking forward to see more of your articles.Thanks..

  • I also want to congratulate you for the move.