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Community Manager Appreciation Day

Celebrated on the fourth Monday in January, Community Manager Appreciation Day is dedicated to the profession of community management and those who practice it. Community Managers build bridges between brands and the communities they serve.

It was launched by Technology Industry Analyst Jeremiah Owyang in 2010 to highlight the work of community managers across the globe. It's an important job since the position fosters customer advocacy, feedback on products or services, and innovation.


How to Be an Effective Community Manager

To create engaged communities, you have to be able to show empathy as a community manager. You need to have great listening skills and show that you're hearing and understanding customers, who are like a fan base as they went to the trouble to post in the community.

Effective community managers also have the ability to react and adapt to new situations quickly. The behavior of community managers can make community engagement rise or fall, which makes the job a tough position to be in.


Visualize Your Appreciation for the Efforts of Community Managers

Successful community leaders foster community engagement. Such an integral part of a business should be celebrated annually. Show that you see the hard work a colleague puts in and thank them in a visual way with Design Wizard.

Here's how in three simple steps:

Step 1: Browse our library of Community Manager Appreciation Day templates. Select from a variety of cards, posters, social media posts, and lots more formats and sizes. 

Step 2: Experiment with adjusting colors and fonts, or changing the background. Be creative in how you show your appreciation and try different font styles or add some sparkle with icons from our library.

Step 3: Save and download your final design and share it with your colleagues via email, social media, or print your wonderful appreciation card. Being told that your work is valuable is one of the greatest sources of motivation you can give to someone. Sometimes a beautifully designed card is all it takes to cheer someone up or inspire them.


Community Management Tips for Beginners

If you're only starting out and to create that enthusiastic community, look to your favorite community managers and take note of what they're doing that you find so engaging. Which digital tools are they using? Are they promoting an event with blogs? 

See if you can find any tricks you can learn from the masters. Hone your analytical and problem-solving skills, as you'll have to fact-check everything to ensure no misinformation in your community. Like in any other job, being organized helps you to stay on top of things.