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This Day is For You, Community Managers

Community champions, intranet managers, knowledge owners, communications specialists, heads of people’s happiness. We may not have the same title, but we all have the same goal: keeping people happy and informed, day after day.

It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. And if that someone is you, you’re in luck. You get to take a break to celebrate and bask in your own glory on January 25th 2016.

It’s Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD), a special occasion to celebrate the ones who work tirelessly writing stories, connecting people, and finding creative ways to share information.

A Day to Brag

It’s a day for us to brag (finally) to the rest of the world about how we’re making a difference – on the people, culture, and even the bottom lines of our organizations. Community managers who are in charge of their corporate intranet sites are on the front lines of business communications – not only making sure information is delivered, but in a relatable and compelling way to employees.

Besides, with all the information we receive on a daily basis and our sometimes wavering attention spans, we really only absorb what stands out as interesting or entertaining. And that can be tough to find at work.

Igloo Software, a modern intranet company, didn’t want to let January 25th pass without recognizing their most valuable partners in communication.

They launched a special CMAD microsite with lots of goodies for community managers, including a manifesto desktop wallpaper, a fortune teller activity, and a blog series featuring customers who manage Igloo communities. Sign up to receive blog articles as they go live, and find out how you can get in touch with Igloo to see if a modern intranet can help you transform your internal communications.

To community managers everywhere, keep doing what you do. Even if it’s a lot. At least you have one day a year to sit back, accept a few compliments and gifts, and really feel appreciated.

This post is sponsored by Igloo Software, an intranet you’ll actually like. Find more how Igloo Software can help you build a strong community at IglooSoftware.com.

Mike is the founder and editor of CMS Critic. He consults with vendors and the public to help them find the right products for their websites and businesses. When he's not working here, he's off mixing cocktails for his wife's website, The Kitchen Magpie. You can check out some of his great cocktail shots over on Instagram.