Vote for the Community Manager of the Year

Voting has now closed. The winner will be announced at our Social Media Week event, Social Media Survival: How to make it in-house on Thursday 16 February 2012 (some spaces still available).

Following our call for nominations on Community Manager Appreciation Day last week, we’ve sifted through your nominations and now give you our final list for public voting.*

Your votes will decide the winner, to be announced on Thursday 16 February 2012 at our Social Media Week event, Social Media Survival – How to make it in-house (sign up to attend here). We can also reveal that, as well as the coveted title of Sociagility Community Manager of the Year, the winner will receive an iPad 2!

Voting closes at midnight GMT on Sunday 5 February 2012. So get voting! (NB. voting will be monitored and any suspicious activity may result in votes being taken away. You have been warned!)

The voting form can be found at the end of this post. Before you vote, please read a bit more about the nominees.

James Ainsworth (@alterianjames), Alterian
Twitter bio: Hi I’m James Ainsworth. I am Community Manager for Alterian’s Email & Database, Web Content & Social Media solutions. Can I help you? Let’s talk. Do disturb.

Dan Barret (@dangerawesome), Guinness World Records
Twitter bio: Community Manager/Social Media @ Guinness World Records. Columnist for Love reading, writing, Magic: the Gathering, and metal. Views my own.

Vincent Boon (@vincentboon), giffgaff
Twitter bio: Head of Community at Please be aware that tweets from this account are personal.

Ally Branley (@allylondon), Channel 4
Twitter bio: Community and Social Media Manager at Channel 4. Gardener, foodie, musician, occasional film-maker. My views only etc.

Sarah Drinkwater (@sarahdrinkwater), Google
Twitter bio: Community Manager for @googlelondon, writer, blogger, gin drinker, bedroom DJ and dress addict.

Andrew French (@gloryhorn), Betfair
Twitter bio: Journalist. Football PR. Marketing. Now Community Manager @betfair. Curry eater. Watford fan. Generally cheerful. All views are my own (who’d want them anyway).

Alexandra Goldstein (@mokuska), Dogs Trust
Twitter bio: Blogger, community manager, mum, digital marketer @dogstrust. My words here only. Disney fan (NDW #25). @BitchBuzz @thefworduk contributor.

Katie McQuin-Roberts (@mcquinny), Aardman Digital
Twitter bio: Community Manager in @aardmandigital. You’ll mostly find me Tweeting about animation, cute animals, food and films.

Nick Petrie (@petren), The Telegraph
Twitter bio: Community Manager @Telegraph. Co-founder @Wannabehacks. Interested in communities, conversations, storytelling.

Hannah Waldram (@hrwaldram), The Guardian
Twitter bio: Community coordinator, news, @Guardian. Tweeting about media, data, hyperlocal news, & dance. Personal views here only.

Owain Wood (@owainwood), Red Commerce
Twitter bio: #Recruitment #Marketing guy with penchant for Social Media, #websites, #technology & innovation, Part-time #geek, #music lover, Blogger & #NFFC fan.

* Not all those nominated made it onto the final list, either because they weren’t based in the UK, didn’t work in-house for the brand they represent, or weren’t in a primarily social media/community management role.

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