Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day 2015

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We had a short 20 minute minute recap, at the end of Community Manager Appreciation Day, but in the whirlwind of it all there was quite a bit we didn’t get a chance to share.

CMAD Panels

Our 132 panelists during the live broadcast represented 13 different countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • France
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

We can’t even begin to express our gratitude for every single panelist and organizer. We had volunteers for panel organizers, the awards committee, meetup outreach, editorial coordinators and media outreach. Every single one of you rocks.

Also, huge shout out and thanks to Attention Era Media who hosted us all day.

CMAD Conversations

Huge shout out to Zoomph for providing us with a social hub for the site and digital display which was at our broadcast HQ as well as available to meetup hosts around the world.

Reflections on Community Manager Appreciation Day 2015

Worldwide conversation via 792 geolocated posts tracked by Zoomph

According to Zoomph analytics, there were 20,639 posts shared across Twitter, Instagram and Google+ watching the tags #CMAD, #CMADSelfie, #CMADfi, #CMAD2015 with a social reach of 138,741,795.

Ignoring brand accounts and focusing on people, the top 20 influencers in those posts were:

  1. Jeremiah Owyang
  2. Pauliina Mäkelä
  3. Jarkko Kurvinen
  4. Tim McDonald
  5. Harto Pönkä
  6. Brian Fanzo
  7. Piritta Seppälä
  8. Jani Lilja
  9. Antonio V. Santos
  10. Delphine Foviaux
  11. Sherrie Rohde
  12. Larry Hryb
  13. Amber Osborne
  14. Debra Ruh
  15. Tim Hughes
  16. Jennifer Sable Lopez
  17. Miia Kosonen
  18. Johanna Janhonen
  19. Thomas Knoll
  20. Patrice Hillaire

We also partnered up with Sysomos for social media analytics on CMAD. Check out this detailed report they built:

CMAD Meetups

Community Manager Appreciation Day Events took place all over the world including:

  • Abidjan (Ivory Coast) #CMADAbidjan
  • Atlanta (United States)
  • Austin (United States) #CMADATX
  • Boston (United States)*
  • Chicago (United States)
  • Denver (United States)
  • Dubai (UAE) #SMCUAEMeetup
  • Dublin (Ireland)
  • Lahti (Finand) #CMADfi
  • Milwaukee (United States)
  • New York (United States)*
  • Paris (France)
  • San Francisco (United States)
  • Tokyo (Japan) #cmadjp
  • Tunis (Tunisia) #CMADTN
  • Washington D.C. (United States)

* Postponed due to #Snowpocalypse2015 (which apparently didn’t actually happen).


The Tokyo CMAD Meetup – C for Community – #cmadjp

CMAD Recaps Around the Web

If you’ve posted a recap of your meetup or just in general about the day, be sure to comment below so we can add you to the list.

Thank you so much for an awesome day—keep learning and growing!

Sherrie Rohde

Community Manager at Magento
As the Community Manager for Magento, Sherrie connects people with resources and with each other, and, since she’s just a bit passionate about the topic, she also co-produces a weekly broadcast for community professionals called #CMGRHangout. An ENFP, Sherrie is obsessed with innovation, terrified of status quo, and motivated by adventure. 
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