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Hug a Community Manager - They deserve it

Lithium Alumni (Retired) Lithium Alumni (Retired)
Lithium Alumni (Retired)

PaulGillihamProfilePaul Gilliham is Lithium's Director of Customer Marketing,  responsible for customer engagement marketing, social media and Lithium's own community, the Lithosphere.

 

He is a regular blogger for Lithium and in the Lithosphere you'll see him as PaulGi. You can follow him on Twitter at @lithosphere or @bladefrog

 

 


 

hugaCMa.pngThe fourth Monday of every January is OFFICIALLY Community Manager Appreciation Day - and so it should be, these guys are on the front line of your company's interactions with customers. And it's not an easy job.

 

This year, take a couple of minutes on Monday 24th Jan to say thanks to your CM.

 

Buy them a donut, a coffee, tweet them using #cmad, thank them for the amazing things they are doing, or just say hi.

 

Personally I think we should name it Hug a Community Manager Day, but some depts in corporate may have an issue with that 😉

 

It's not all thanks though - there are some actual events for all us Community Professionals around the US. If you're close, drop in and have a drink. We'll be at the Silicon Valley party at the Steelhead Brewery in Burlingame on Monday, come join us!

 

For other meet ups - check out Bill Johnson's latest post

About the Author
Paul is the Director of Community and Digital Strategy at Lithium Technologies, responsible for Lithium's own community, the Lithosphere and Lithium.com plus associated properties.
3 Comments
Frequent Commentator
Frequent Commentator

The HP consumer support team will be celebrating (and hugging our global community manager) at a dinner party in the Sierra Foothills.  Sorry we can't join you at the Brewery.  We REALLY appreciate our community managers, so thanks for the reminder.  Has Hallmark caught on to this yet?

Lithium Alumni (Retired) Lithium Alumni (Retired)
Lithium Alumni (Retired)

Thanks for the comment Lois! Delighted that you'll be recognizing your CMs, sorry you can't join us but knowing you all, you'll all be having a blast!! Maybe we should suggest a special card for Hallmark, wonder if they have an ideation community!! 😉

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Hope you and all the community managers who visit the Lithosphere had a great day today!