Community Manager Appreciation Day is celebrated annually on Jan. 23 and was created by Jeremiah Owyang in 2010 as a way to recognize the efforts of community managers globally. The life of a community manager is a hectic one— endless monitoring, conversation after conversation, and nonstop content creation. There’s a saying: “Social media never sleeps, and neither do community managers”. That’s why on this day, we celebrate community managers and vendors in the social media marketplace post blogs in appreciation of their hard work and dedication.
Community Manager Appreciation Day Activities
1. Give your community manager a raise
There are lots of ways to say thank you to your company’s community manager – giving them a raise is a surefire way to keep them motivated.
2. Buy your favorite community manager a beer
Or bake him or her some cupcakes, take the team out to lunch or buy a round after work.
3. Send them your thanks
Send a tweet expressing how much you value your community manager, you can also send him or her a nice thank-you note.
Why We Love Community Manager Appreciation Day
A. They are always connected
The same thing can happen with any other activity, but with fishing – once you’re in the motion of things, you start acting in the present and usually start to talk about the things that matter most with the people that matter the most.
B. They’re content wizards
They have it all – and are skilled in writing blog posts, articles, newsletters, communications materials, and material for social media channels.
C. They’re super outgoing and friendly
Community managers are genuinely fun people to be around, as they are required to walk into networking events and be comfortable introducing themselves to strangers.