Posts Tagged ‘#CMAD’


January 29, 2014 Leave a comment

Monday the 27th Jan is a normal day for most people unless you work in the community management environment.

This year the 27th was a Monday and this meant it wasCommunity Manager Appreciation Day

It’s the 5th year this has run.  And each year it gets bigger and bigger.  Who would have thought that 5 years ago there would be a 24 hour Google Hangout talking about community management?

I have been doing small things over the last few years since I came across #cmad.  It started with just saying thank you to some of the great facilitators that I worked with and has slowly got bigger.

Last year I was able to run a small event that included great presentations from Alan Boulter and Richard Millington which I made a little storify for.

But this year I was able to link up with the Knowledge and Innovation Network to do something slightly bigger.  No not a 24 hour hangout.  But a blended event online and offline bringing a range of different people to talk about how they run communities in their organisation and the tactics they use.

So a big thank you from me for making it such a great event goes out to Erica Hurley, Phil Ridout (Phil’s Skype account) and Dimple Rathod for the organisation.  Sarah Jennings and Liz Copeland for tweeting and helping to capture the day.

A special thank you to all the presenters:

Not forgetting all the people that participated in the day, face to face, online or via the webinars.

Hopefully next year we can make it bigger and spread the word even further about the importance of great community management.

Here’s this year’s Storify


Show your ap-pre-ci-a-tion

January 22, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s that time again.  For that one Monday in January we all say thank you to the facilitators of our communities during Community Manager Appreciation Day

Please take a moment to say thank you to those who put all the hard work in behind the scene to keep the communities that you participate in going. It’s not often they get thanks.  And just one thank you makes such a big difference.

#cmad at #khub 28th Jan 2013

February 6, 2013 Leave a comment

This is only the image for storify, but you can click on it to take you to the real version

cmad at  khub 28th Jan 2013  with images  tweets  · mik0ton · Storify

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Five thank you cards to celebrate #CMAD

January 25, 2013 Leave a comment

Using the inspiration of User Voice’s Community Manager Appreciation Day Cards.

I put these together as a simple way for community members to quickly say thank you to the community facilitators that look after them so well on the Knowledge Hub.

So on Monday for Community Manager Appreciation Day.  I expect to see a few of these flying about

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What I’m doing for Community Manager Appreciation Day on the 28th Jan

January 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Just in case you have not heard of Community Manager Appreciation Day, here’s a little bit of background.

In 2010, Jeremiah Owyang declared every 4th Monday in January as “Community Manager Appreciation Day.”  This day is meant to recognise and celebrate efforts of community managers/facilitators around the world. Wikipedia.

It’s pretty awesome that community management/facilitation is now seen as an important role and that it gets its own special day.

Jeremiah explains the idea behind Community Manager Appreciation Day in this little Video

Big thanks to Tim McDonald at My Community Manager for putting it together

I have been supporting community facilitators for the last six years on the IDeA’s Communities of Practice Platform and now on the LGA’s Knowledge Hub its replacement

I heard about #CMAD a few years ago and since then every year I would personally thank some of those top facilitators with a quick call or if they worked in the same office they would get a little hello and a big thank you.

But I wanted to do something bigger and better.  Well it’s not going to be huge.  So I have arranged a little gathering of some of those facilitators in London and invited a few guest to come along and share their experiences of being a facilitator.  There will be cake to celebrate.  I do hope people like Cheesecake and a few prizes.

But alongside this I will be doing a big push to encourage members of the Knowledge Hub to show their appreciation to the community facilitators that look after them

I’m even suggesting ideas on how to do it.  It’s not often they get thanks.  And just one thank you could make all the difference.

P.S.  If anyone in the London area fancies joining forces for some sort event to celebrate #cmad next year please let me know.

Will your Chinese Zodiac Sign make you a better online facilitator?

January 23, 2012 Leave a comment

This is a bit of fun and a follow up to Blaise Grimes – Viort’s Zodiac Signs Survey where he conducted this survey with over 180 Community Managers across Spainish, German, British, French, American and other nations’ Community Managers.

With it being Chinese New Year on the 23rd Jan and Community Manager Appreciation Day I was wondering if the year of your birth would have any effect in you becoming an online facilitator.

It would be interesting to see if it does.

Rat 1924 1936 1948 1960 1972 1984 1996
Ox 1925 1937 1949 1961 1973 1985 1997
Tiger 1926 1938 1950 1962 1974 1986 1998
Rabbit 1927 1939 1951 1963 1975 1987 1999
Dragon 1928 1940 1952 1964 1976 1988 2000
Snake 1929 1941 1953 1965 1977 1989 2001
Horse 1930 1942 1954 1966 1978 1990 2002
Sheep 1931 1943 1955 1967 1979 1991 2003
Monkey 1932 1944 1956 1968 1980 1992 2004
Rooster 1933 1945 1957 1969 1981 1993 2005
Dog 1934 1946 1958 1970 1982 1994 2006
Boar 1935 1947 1959 1971 1983 1995 2007

And if you are interested I’m a Snake, read into that as you will.

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