Top 43 Social Media Career Moves of 2013


Big Social Media Career MovesThings moves pretty fast with social media. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss all the career moves your colleagues made in the past year.

A lot of smart and capable folks made big career moves this year in the social media industry.

More and more seem to be founding their own awesome ventures after years of running Corporate America’s social campaigns. 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.

So are the days of our lives.

This is our fouth 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 2013 accomplishments.

In alphabetical order…

1. John Andrews Joins Ignite Social Media

as CMO, formerly at Collective Bias.

2. Ali Ardalan Joins Sprinklr

as Director of Strategy, formerly at Intel.

3. Paula Berg Joins HP

formerly at Linhart PR.

4. David Berkowitz Joins MRY

David Berkowitz

as CMO, formerly at 360i.

5. Jessica Berlin Joins Yahoo!

as Social Media Strategist, formerly at American Eagle.

6. Eric Boggs Founds RevBoss

as President, formerly at Argyle.

7. Michael Brito Joins WCG

as Group Director, formerly at Edelman.

8. Shauna Causey Joins UP Global (Startup Weekend, Startup Digest)

Shauna Causey

as VP of Marketing.

9. C.C. Chapman Joins YSN

as CMO.

10. Chance Chapman Promoted At Saatchi & Saatchi X

Chance Chapman

to Director of Digital Strategy.

11. Joe Chernov Joins HubSpot

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as VP of Content, formerly at Kinvey.

12. Adam Cohen Joins WCG

as Managing Director, formerly at FleishmanHillard.

13. Nicole D’Alonzo Founds TASTEdaily

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formerly at L’Oreal, creator of 19 Minute Yoga, the original audio-first yoga app.

14. Katrina Dietz Joins MSLGroup

Katrina Dietz

as Senior Account Executive – Digital, formerly at Innovasource.

15. Jeremy Goldman Founds Firebrand Group

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formerly at Iluminage.

16. Chris Hershberger Joins Edelman

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as VP of Digital, formerly at Michaels.

17. Justin Isaf Co-Founds Comunnl

Justin Isaf

formerly at Huffington Post.

18. Spike Jones Joins Edelman Digital

as SVP, Managing Director SW Region, formerly at WCG.

19. Josh Karpf Joins Spotify

as Global Director of Social Media, formerly at PepsiCo.

20. Rachael King Joins Sidecar

Rachael King

as National Social Media Manager, formerly at Adobe.

21. Matthew Knell Joins

as Vice President, Social Media and Community Strategy, formerly at AOL.

22. Natalie Marsan Joins MRY

Natalie Marsan

as Director of Community Management, formerly at VaynerMedia.

23. Tim McDonald Promoted At Huffington Post

Tim McDonald

to Director of Community.

24. Jason Miller Joins LinkedIn

as Senior Manager of Content Marketing & Social, formerly at Marketo.

25. Chris Moody Joins Compendium

as VP of Marketing, formerly at Red Hat.

26. Scott Moore Co-Founds Communl

Scott Moore

formerly at

27. Andy Newbom Joins Fandom Marketing

Andy Newbom

as Director, Social Business Solutions & Partnerships.

28. Gary J. Nix Joins R/GA

Gary J. Nix

as Senior Social Media Strategist, formerly at Blue Fountain Media.

29. Andrew Nystrom Joins Nike

as Digital Brand: Global Community Lead, Football (Soccer), formerly at Red Bull.

30. Jeremiah Owyang Joins Crowd Companies

as Cheif Catalyst & Founder, formerly at Altimeter.

31. Adrian Parker Joins Patrón

as VP, Digital Marketing, formerly at Intuit.

32. Jason Peck Joins Canvas

as Director of Marketing, formerly at LivingSocial.

33. Liz Phillips Joins Qualcomm

as Senior Marketing Manager, formerly at TaylorMade.

34. Karen Schoellkopf Joined Justworks

Karen Schoellkopf

as Head of Community, formerly at Harvest.

35. Rosie Siman Co-Founds Genius Steals

Rosie Siman

formerly at 360i.

36. Dan Slagen Joins Nanigans

as SVP of Marketing, formerly at HubSpot.

37. Shiv Singh Joins Visa

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as SVP Global Brand & Marketing Transformation, formerly at PepsiCo.

38. Jon Steiert Joins Pet360

as Social Media Manager & PR Specialist.

39. Storm Tussey Joins Logitech

as Global Brand Manager, formerly at Otterbox.

40. DJ Waldow Joins Marketo

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as Digital Marketing Evangelist.

41. Ekaterina Walter Joins Branderati

as Partner & CMO, formerly at Intel.

42. Tamsen Snyder Webster Joins Social Media Explorer

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as VP of Strategy, formerly at Alan + Garritsen.

43. Faris Yakob Co-Founds Genius Steals

Faris Yakob

formerly at MDC Partners.


Apologizes in advance for any oversights. Please help us complete the list by adding yourself or your colleagues in the comments!


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