The Minneapolis and St Paul area has one of the strongest marketing, public relations and social media communities in the country. What sets the Twin Cities apart from most cities is the open collaboration we see from firms and individuals and the ongoing learning that takes place with the areas many organizations and events.
Arik Hanson (@arikhanson) who writes the Communications Conversations blog took nominations to find a list of social media innovators and came up with this list Top 20 Minnesota Social Media Innovators.
I am very humbled that I was included in the list.
My friend Meg Canada was one of my nominators and the best part is that what she said about me had nothing to do with me being a recruiter:
“Who supports his community teaching people how to use social media for job searching during the economic downturn.”
That means a lot to me. Yeah, the day job matters but being recognized for my volunteer work is very special.
I strongly urge you to take a look at Arik’s first blog post announcing his effort and the comments/nominations that were placed Top 20 Twin Cities social media innovators. Many people were nominated and this is a highly talented group.
David Erickson (@derickson) who writes the e-Strategy Internet Marketing Blog created his list with My List Of The Top Minnesota Social Media Innovators
I was included on this list as well, this time for my professional work:
“He’s leading the way in the recruiting industry.”
Be sure to follow the folks on the lists through Twitter, blogs etc. Reach out and introduce yourself to them, they are good people doing good things.
Too bad there is not a competition of some sort as I would love to put up our Minneapolis/St. Paul community versus any other in the country.