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My friend Jason Keath over at Social Fresh has done some tasty research on Community Managers, including this cool infographic!


Average Salary

  • $61,800.00

Most Popular Community Manager Cities In Order

  1. NYC
  2. San Fransico
  3. Boston
  4. Denver
  5. Austin

Gender Breakdown of Community Managers

  • Female 68%
  • Male 32%

Job Type

  • Full Time 89%
  • Freelance/Contract 6%
  • Part Time 5%

Additional Data

  • Total Community Managers surveyed 143
  • Average Marketing Experience 5 years
  • Average Age  30 years

Community Managers by Region

  1. Northeast 37%
  2. West  21%
  3. Southeast 16%
  4. Southwest 14%
  5. Midwest 12%

A Case of the Mondays

August 30, 2010 — Leave a comment

-My wife recently reminded me that while we can’t wait for weekend and church on Sunday…the devil lives for Mondays.

-I’m for taking back Mondays.  What about you?

-Verse for Monday: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” Psalm 46:1

5 Posts to Read Today

August 25, 2010 — Leave a comment

Top 5 reads from my Google Reader this morning.

1. 9 Ways to Sell Social Media to the Boss

2. Google Voice Phone Booths to Start Popping Up in Airports, Universities.

3. Viralheat Makes More Social Media Monitoring Free

4. Going From Personal Projects to Collaboration With Chris Brogan

5. How to Comment Without Selling

[photo via ziktay ]

What is the #1 thing that you want people to do when they arrive on your blog? This question was asked over at Pro Blogger.

There’s clearly  no wrong or right answer to the question – every blog will have a different approach  – but it’s a great question to ask yourself from time to time.

The answer you give could reveal the following:

How you design your blog – your call to the conversion you’re after should be prominent, above the fold and eye catching
What you blog about – your blog posts should, at the very least, relate to your conversion goals and, at best, should lead people to wanting to take the action you’re after.
Your promotional activities – knowing what you want people to do when they arrive on your blog can inform your decisions on where and how to promote your blog.

So what is the number 1 thing that you want people to DO when they arrive on your blog?

My answer…I want you to connect with different communities, ideas, perspectives.  I don’t necessarily want everyone to leave a comment.

Some of my favorite people are Jeff Shinabarger and Gisele Nelson from Plywood People.

Here is a short video that introduces you to what they do