Stop What You're Doing and Show Your Support: Vote for 4 SXSW Community Panels from CMX Insiders

Carrie Melissa Jones
August 26, 2014
February 8, 2024

Want to support your fellow CMX members? Now is your chance to cast your vote for their SXSW Interactive Panels.

Why is it so important that you vote for these speakers? Their talks will give visibility to our profession and the importance of what community builders bring to the table. Giving community a seat at the SXSW table means that community management in general will gain more visibility and credibility and it also means that we can share with others the true power of what we do.

Check out their talks below, register for a PanelPicker account, and vote away!

Two Community Management-Focused Talks


Community Management from Startup to Grownup

Meghan Murphy has been building community at Twilio as Sr. Manager of Community Programs since 2011. She most recently built Twilio's for-purpose branch,, from the ground up. Previously, she worked at a consulting agency called Stage Two, helping startups with their go-to-market strategy. This talk will help clarify and quantify the purpose of community as organizations scale. She's an experienced speaker, having given talks at Heavybit and the Online Community Tribe group as well as hosting talks for her very own Tenacious Thread event series promoting San Francisco fashion designers and SFCMGR.

You can watch Meghan's most recent talk at Heavybit Industries here.

Vote Here!


Staying Relevant as a Community Manager

Ros Hodgekiss is the Design Community Manager for Campaign Monitor, where she has worked since 2009. She has previously worked at CBS Interactive and CNET. She has spoken at SXSW V2V, the SF Email Marketing Meetup, the Email Design Conference, and many more. Ros will lead a talk about what it means to be the "Swiss Army Knife" for your company and work between marketing, support, and business development. She will also talk about how to effectively communicate with your team and how to increase awareness of your skills and talents within your organization.

You can watch Ros's talk from Future Insights Live here.

Vote Here!

Two Non-Community Focused Talks from Our Members

Lauren Perkins takes the stage at CMX Summit NYC

Agile Marketing: Market Speed & Customer Relevance

Lauren Perkins founded Perks Consulting 5 years ago after working as an experiential marketer and, previously, as a journalist. Perks Consulting has since worked with clients such as 85Broads, Crunch Fitness, Pfizer, and St Ives. You may also remember her from her talk at CMX Summit NYC. For this two and a half hour-workshop, Lauren will guide attendees through agile marketing. She'll discuss how to get customers involved in your marketing and how to try out new ideas without taking huge financial risks.

You can watch Lauren's talk from CMX Summit here at the end of the post.

Vote Here!


The Greatest Geek Moment in History

This panel includes one of our members, Rusty Blazenhoff, of Blazenfluff. In the weeks leading up to SXSW, CNET will ask readers to vote on their favorite geek moments from history " in an NCAA basketball tournament-style bracket system to narrow the submissions down." During the talk, Rusty, along with Daniel Terdiman from CNET and Chris Taylor from Mashable will discuss what makes a great geek moment and then they will crown The Greatest Geek Moment in History. Check out one of their sample geek moments on YouTube.

Vote Here!

---Image via CleftClips

Carrie Melissa Jones
August 26, 2014
February 8, 2024

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