We'd like to invite all those interested in community management to attend our March event - focusing on "what makes a community manger?" The #cmLDN meetups are a chance to explore new ideas around managing online communities and meet others working in the field.
Steve Ward (@CloudNineRec) from Sociagility Talent will be joining us to tell us about Sociagility's work in community management and what he thinks makes a community manager - including how Sociagility selected its recently named Community Manager of the Year.
Steve is a specialist social media recruiter as owner of CloudNine (http://cloudnine-media.co.uk). He is also head of talent for Sociagility Talent (http://www.sociagility.com/talent/), a consultancy that provides business with social media business capability. As part of that remit, Sociagility Talent identifies the best expertise for these business, including in community management.
Having worked within this field for the past three years, Steve has seen the dramatic changes in the personality of the community manager role, and how different industries, sectors and circumstances produce different perspectives on the skill set required to make an effective community specialist.
Georgie Thomas from Crayon London will then lead a workshop exploring the role of the community manager and together we will collaboratively build a picture of the current and ideal community manager.
This will be followed by two-minute pitch sessions and a 'day in the life of a community manager' story from one of the group. Then there's time for community chat no doubt held in the local boozer like last time.
This time the event will be hosted at Parker Tower thanks to Charlie Duff and the people at BraveNewTalent. There's a promise of drinks too! If you have any suggestions or want to get involved in the pitch sessions, please email communityLDN@gmail.com If you need directions for getting to Parker Tower - here's the Google map link: http://g.co/maps/bj8ym The closest tube is Holborn.
Don't forget to follow news and ideas on the hashtag #cmLDN and we also now have a Facebook page for you to post any links, thoughts and messages while we put together a meetup page which will have more bells and whistles and room for discussion. http://www.facebook.com/communityLDN
Look forward to seeing you there!