Today is the third annual worldwide Community Manager Appreciation Day (background here). It’s a chance for peers, customers and suppliers to publicly acknowledge the work that in-house social media and community managers are doing to put a human face on their sometimes monolithic-looking corporations, using the power of digital and social media.
To celebrate, we’re taking it one step further. We strongly believe that building competitive advantage through social media has to happen in-house, with the right systems, processes and – most importantly – people. So, as well as publicly applauding your favourite community manager using the #cmad hashtag, we’d like you to nominate the smartest UK-based in-house social media and community managers you’ve come across in the last year for our Community Manager of 2011 award.
But hurry, you need to make your nominations by midnight GMT on Friday 27 January 2012, using the form below. You can nominate as many different people as you like, but they must work in the UK.
Community managers: no nominating yourself please, but feel free to ask members of your customer community to nominate you.
On Monday 30 January, we’ll publish a shortlist of the most deserving nominations as judged by us and a few independent experts. You’ll then have a week to vote for your favourite and the winner will crowned Community Manager of 2011 at our Social Media Week seminar on Thursday 16 February, where they’ll also get a nice prize.