27 Jan The Life of a Community Manager in .gifs
Today, January 27, 2014, marks a holiday that we at Ignite Social Media take very seriously: Community Manager Appreciation Day. To commemorate this great day, we asked the people in the trenches to describe their job using .gifs. The result is nothing short of awesome:
The Everyday Struggles of a Community Manager
When people tell you that you must have the easiest job in the world because you get to play on Facebook all day:
There’s that look your older relatives give you when you try to explain to them what your job entails:
Or when all of your college friends claim they’re getting “too old” for Facebook:
And then there’s Facebook:
But for all the struggles, there are plenty of victories.
Community Manager #Winning
When your social program slays a competitor’s:
When your client picks your concept over that of a “partner agency”:
When another brand CM interacts with you in a very sassy way on Twitter:
When your work shows up on Buzzfeed:
When your content calendar is accepted without changes!
When your Facebook post gets a record-high engagement rate for your brand:
When a celebrity mentions your brand (in a good way):
When you put down the ban-hammer.
When your content gets stellar engagement:
When you see someone #hashtagging #every #word:
When you see another brand being super original and asking fans to “Like This” or “Retweet If”:
But then, there’s these:
Frustrations of a Community Manager
When people start trolling on a post for no reason:
When Fans harass your brand page assuming they’re speaking directly to the head decision maker of the company:
When you’re live tweeting an event and a friend texts or calls you:
When someone asks you if they can buy a specific product in a specific store that’s in a specific town:
Trying to secure the Vine URL for your brand:
When Facebook informs you that some targeting features are only available to paid posts:
When your whole day is filled with consumer complaints and you have a calendar to finish.
So don’t let those internet trolls get you down
Because you have one of the coolest jobs out there:
Because let’s be real, everyone kind of wants to be a community manager.