Happy Community Manager Appreciation Day to every community management professional around the world! While Wikipedia defines CMAD as "Community Manager Appreciation Day takes place every 4th Monday of January as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and other tools to improve customer experiences" we want to broaden the scope.
We know community professionals are doing so much more than improving customer experiences. You are connecting employees, increasing innovation, making the workplace more equitable and effective for all kinds of workers. You're adding to the bottom line, decreasing costs, and directly contributing to revenue.
In short: you are amazing, and we see you.
While it would be impossible to thank every community professional individually, we wanted to share shoutouts to a few of the incredible community managers we know. If we missed you below, rest assured - we think you're amazing, too!