Today marks a new day for my career with Vanilla Forums and I can’t wait to share the news with all of you. I’ve just had the distinct pleasure of being promoted to Head of Community and Evangelism!
It's certainly an exciting chapter in my life, but what does it mean to you? Well, for starters, it means I now shake off my marketing cloak and devote 100% of my energy to you, the community.
Which community, you ask? The community of those who read the blog; who love, use or are even just thinking about using Vanilla Forums. I am here for you all, completely free to talk with you about your own online community: your objectives, strategies and how Vanilla can be part of the solution.
How can I help you? By offering my expertise to you - I bring many years of marketing and online community experience to the table. My love of communities started way back in the days of running bulletin boards on Compuserve and it’s been going strong ever since. Eventually, I ran the community of a billion dollar B2B company and then a large open source project with over 3 million downloads. Even today, I run a couple successful enthusiast communities, because in the end, building, creating and launching communities is in my DNA.
So what can you expect from me here? By lending out my expertise. I will share advice, tips and more on this very blog you are reading, but I’ll also be out there in the wider world. So while I’ve had the pleasure to meet some of you, and for those I haven’t, let’s not wait too long. I’m attending both the GDC in March and CMX Summit in the Fall and look forward to seeing you there
Anything else? How about if we get started now? Surely, you must have at least one pressing question, that’s been on your mind, so how about you share them in the comments. I'll work on answering all of your questions in a future blog post.
Or you can connect with me on Twitter @adrianspeyer, so we can become friends!
Happy community building!