Top Social Media Career Moves of 2014

by Jason Yarby on Jan 29, 2015
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top-social-moves-2014It’s a very fast paced industry we live in with this social media thing. So much so, that if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss all the career moves your colleagues made in 2014.

A lot of smart and capable folks made big career moves this year in the social media industry, and we are here to catch you up.

Tech and media companies continue to commit to social media teams. Big social media software vendors made some big hires.

Plenty of folks got promoted, made moves to new companies, and made the all to common switches from agency to brand to vendor to brand to agency.

This is our 5th year highlighting the top social media career moves. Also check out lists from previous years:

Take a second and congratulate these awesome folks for their big 2014 accomplishments.

In alphabetical order…

1. Natalie Andrews joins Wall Street Journal

Natalie Andrews

as Social Media Editor at WSJ, formerly Social Media Director KSL TV

2. Jessica Berlin joins StyleSpotter

Jess Berlin

as Marketing Director at StyleSpotter, formerly Yahoo

3. Ashley Brown joins Spredfast

Ashley Brown

as Vice President of Social Strategy at Spredfast, formerly Coca Cola

4. Christine Cassis joins Pinterest 

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as Social Media Manager at Pinterest, formerly Gigaom

5. C.C. Chapman Founded Never Enough Days

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as Founder Never Enough Days, formerly YSN

6. Nick Cicero founds Delmondo

Nick Cicero

previously at Expion

7. Gavin Donovan joins Trend Micro

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as Senior Social Media Program Manager at Trend Micro, formerly Regus

8. Heather Dopson joins Social Media Examiner

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as CMO Social Media Explorer, formerly Infusionsoft

9. Shawn Douglass joins Unified

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as President Big Data and Analytics / CTO at Unified, formerly ServiceMesh

10. Brian Fanzo joins Broadsuite

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as Chief Digital Strategist at Broadsuite, formerly iSocialFanz

11. Jessica Gioglio joins Sprinklr

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as Head of Creative Lab at Sprinklr, formerly Dunkin’ Brands

12. Josh Groth joins Practice Fusion

Josh Groth

as Sr Manager Social Media + Content Marketing Practice Fusion, formerly Apollo Group

13. Stephanie Haberman joins Sports Illustrated

Stephanie Haberman

as Head of Social Media & Audience Engagement, formerly NBC News

14. Chuck Hemann joins Intel Corporation

Chuck Hemann

as Manager, Analytics, formerly Golin

15. Rachael King joins DogVacay 

Rachael King

as Head of Communications at DogVacay, formerly at Sidecar

16. Kyle Lacy joins Open View

Kyle Lacy

as Head of Marketing Strategy, formerly Salesforce

17. Joanna Lord joins Porch

Joanna Lord

as VP of Marketing, Porch, formerly Big Door Inc.

18. Christi McNeill joins The Patron Spirits Company

Christi McNeill

as Social and Digital Strategy at The Patron Spirits Company, formerly Southwest Airlines

19. Scott Monty joins SHIFT Communications

Scott Monty

as Executive Vice President of Strategy at SHIFT Communications, formerly Ford Motor Company

20. Chris Moody promoted at Oracle

Chris Moody

promoted to Director of Content and Social Strategy at Oracle

21. Katie Morse joins Nielsen

Katie Morse

as VP, Social Media at Nielsen, formerly Billboard

22. Jeanniey Mullen joins Barnes and Noble

Jeanniey Mullen

as VP Marketing NOOK by Barnes and Noble, formerly YellowBean LLC

23. Amber Naslund joins Sysomos

Amber Naslund

as SVP of Marketing, formerly Sideraworks

24. Lara Nicotra joins 16 Handles

Lara Nicotra

as Social Media and Digital Marketing 16 Handles, formerly Liberty Travel

25. Ariel Norwood joins Viyet

Ariel Norwood

as Social Media Manager at Viyet, formerly Whole Foods

26. Anthony Quintano joins Re/code

Anthony Quintano

as Community Manager Re/code, formerly Freelance

27. Lara Ruth joins Weber Shandwick

Lara Ruth

as VP, Digital and Social Marketing Weber Shandwick, formerly Citi

28. Marji Sherman joins T3

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as Senior Connections Strategist, Social at T3, formerly Kohler Co.

29. Karianne Stinson joins Priceline

Karianne

as Social Media Manager at Priceline, formerly Media Brands Publishing

30. Lauren Teague joins Convince and Convert

Lauren Teague

as Strategist at Convince and Convert, formerly PGA Tour

31. Brooks Thomas joins Southwest Airlines

Brooks Thomas

as Communications Advisor at Southwest Airlines, formerly AT&T

32. Aaron Lee Wei-Ren joins Post Planner

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as Grand Master of Customer Delight at Post Planner, formerly Blinkd

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If we missed anyone, please add them in the comments so we can all give them a proper congratulations. 

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