CMX Connect TPA is back and ready to kickoff the new year on a high note! January 23, 2023 is Community Manager Appreciation Day, a celebration held on the fourth Monday in January every year. This day is dedicated to online community managers, who are responsible for building, developing, and managing online communities, often around a brand or goal. Join us for an evening of food, drinks and networking as we celebrate the art and craft of building community and explore what we can do to create opportunities for learning and building more professional connections in Tampa Bay.
CMX Connect events are about harnessing the incredible power of community and fulfilling the need for professionals to come together, network, learn and grow. To learn more about CMX Connect events, check out this CMX Blog Post!
Thanks to our venue host, Thrive DTSP! Thrive is a local, purposefully built business community that, like an artist’s palette, mixes creative space design, a-many amenities, and smart, talented people to support the needs of thriving businesses.
Special thanks to our sponsor, Discourse, for providing food and drinks! Discourse is modern forum software for your community. Use it as a mailing list, discussion forum, long-form chat room, and more!
Jeffrey Roe is the Senior Community Manager at DecisionLink. At the forefront of Customer Value Management, DecisionLink enables value-based engagements at scale with our first-of-its-kind, enterprise-level platform, ValueCloud. He also serves as a host for the Tampa Bay, FL chapter of CMX Connect You can find him on LinkedIn and on Twitter @chaffrey.
Tim McDonald guides individuals and organizations on their journey to becoming 21st century leaders. He helps them understand and internalize their role as community builders to deliver their product and/or service through trusted relationships that ignite movements with a customer focus. His experience working with organizations like No Kid Hungry, Cinnabon, Carvel Ice Cream among others, included leading the overall marketing vision, strategy and execution of social media campaigns, including blogger programs and influencer relationships.
Working directly on the No Kid Hungry campaign, GivingTuesday fundraising increased from $56,000 to over $249,000 in 2015, which translated into 2.49MM meals for kids in the US. Prior to that, Tim was the Director of Community for The Huffington Post, where he set strategy and oversaw a team of moderators, support and standards for the leading online news site with over 300 million comments and 70,000 bloggers. He also built and managed a community for Huffington Post's live streaming network, HuffPost Live, resulting in over 9,600 guests from more than 85 countries have joining live on-air and over 1.3 million comments on the platform.
Tim is passionate in his pursuit of purposefully connecting people. He instigates engagement and conversation, turning students into teachers and teachers into students. A skillful conversationalist, Tim encourages new ideas and navigating solid relationships through giving and receiving
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