Jeremiah Owyang initiated this international event in 2010. People are encouraged to send sincere Thank You notes to their online community managers. People using Twitter include the #CMAD and #CMGR hashtag in their tweets about this event. Many online community managers and vendors in the social media marketplace post blogs in appreciation of their community managers. Cities with large concentrations of Social Media focused businesses, such as Boston, Austin, and San Francisco hold in-person meetup events to celebrate and honor those who represent and support their online communities.
- HootSuite: Social Intelligence for Community Managers ~ Celebrate #CMAD in Style
- HootSuite: Community Manager Appreciation Day LIVE Hangout ~ #CMAD
- MyCMGR: Community Manager Appreciation Day 12 Hour #cmgrhangout #CMAD
- MyCMGR: Community Manager Appreciation Day 2013 (YouTube)
- Jeremiah Owyang: 4th Annual Community Manager Appreciation Day: Jan 28, 2013
In 2014, we expanded to 24 hours of hangouts partnering with BTC Revolutions, COWORK|RS, Get Satisfaction, Hootsuite, Meshfire, Nimble, Ning, Scoop.it, Sprout Social and VisionsLive. We had 147 panelists representing community management in 17 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Nigeria, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States. (More 2014 CMAD Stats.)
In 2015, we repeated our 24 hours of hangouts and hosted the broadcasts from Attention Era Studios. We were super lucky to also partner with teams from Algol, BTC Revolutions, CloudPeeps, CMX, Community Collective, The Community Roundtable, DNN, Emoderation, eToro, Falconscove, FCB Toronto, FeverBee, Flockler, The Gathering App, Higher Logic, Hootsuite, ICUC, Key West Educational Foundation, ManagingCommunities.com, Meshfire, Moz, Online Community Results, Perfect Circle, Ripple Effect Group, SocialMedia.org, Sprout Social, Swarm Conference, iSchool at Syracuse University, Sysomos, Visionary Marketing, WOMMA and Zoomph. Our 132 panelists during the live broadcast represented 13 different countries: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States! (More 2015 CMAD Stats.)
Join us on January 25, 2016 beginning at 00:00 EST (05:00 GMT) for a 24 Hour Community Manager Appreciation Day Hangout! Jonathan Brewer, Sherrie Rohde, Dom Garrett and Aaron Biebert will once again be hosting the broadcast from our 2016 Milwaukee HQ at Biebert’s Attention Era Studios. We can’t wait to have you!