This kudos is for you

Igloo is celebrating Community Manager Appreciation Day. It’s a day to recognize the creators, facilitators, and all-around big shots who run great communities. This day is all about you, so soak it up. And while you’re basking in all your glory, why not try out some of these fun activities we made for you?

What type of community manager are you?

Take the quiz to find out what type of community manager you are. Then share your badge for everyone to see using the hashtag #CMAD.

Question #1

How do you spend most of your work day?

Question #2

What’s your preferred method of communication?

Question #3

What does your work space look like?

Question #4

What do you think is the most colossal waste of your time?

Question #5

What popular song lyric best describes your style of community management? (You’re welcome for your new #CMAD playlist)

You are an Architect

Mark Zuckerberg built an empire on a foundation of persistence, big and sometimes unpopular ideas, patience, failures, and wins. Like you, he sees opportunity where others see walls. When others turn back, you and Mark look at the data, draw a new map, and keep moving forward.

You eat, sleep, and breathe plans. Data drives your decisions. Continuous improvement is agenda item number one. Always. You’re a strategist, a data addict, and a planner. You’re never idle. You build and plan for constant evolution.

Doesn’t sound like you? Perhaps you’re more of a Challenger, Campaigner or Entrepreneur

You are a Challenger

Sir Richard Branson is a phenom. He challenges everything we know about traditional business. He jumps in head and heart first and asks questions later. He isn’t afraid of bold moves; and neither are you.

You think comfort zones are so 2007 and “status quo” is a curse word. You work on the edge, try new things, and motivate the masses to adopt change. You prefer face-to-face conversations to impersonal text exchanges, and real-time test-drives to conceptual guesswork. You’re a brand-first connector who walks the talk.

Doesn’t sound like you? Perhaps you’re more of an Architect, Campaigner or Entrepreneur

You are a Campaigner

Emma Watson makes herself known – credibly and without ego. Sure, she’s one of the world’s most highly acclaimed actresses but Emma, like you, is so much more – notably a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador who raises awareness for important social issues on a world stage. Yah, you two are leaders at large.

You’re the enthusiastic face of change. You rally the troops, drive the bandwagon, and personally oversee employee morale. Doing what you say you’re going to do matters to you – fiercely. So does taking all of the opinions to heart before making big decisions. You’re a person of the people.

Doesn’t sound like you? Perhaps you’re more of an Architect, Challenger or Entrepreneur

You are an Entrepreneur

Arianna Huffington does not stop. She launched the #1-ranked political blog (In. The. World.) and won a Pulitzer Prize while she was at it. She’s kind of a big deal (who never considers herself a big deal.) Like you, she never toes the line – she moves it.

Nothing stops you. If it hasn’t been done before, you do it. If there’s a wall, you climb it. You lead and teach with passionate energy. You make smart calls based on keen observations. You voice your ideas and your concerns, and you never shut down an idea from the crowd. On your watch, nothing is impossible.

Doesn’t sound like you? Perhaps you’re more of an Architect, Challenger or Campaigner

Wise guy, eh?

You chose all the funny answers, and all you got was this lousy… output.

Give it another spin for a real assessment.

Free resources

Today is your day, so kick back and relax. And while you're at it, enjoy some of these things we made for you.

Igloo Manifesto Poster

We are community managers

Join the movement. Download the Community Manager Manifesto, then thrust your fists with pride. Stick it on your wall: print the poster, or set is as your desktop wallpaper: 2560x1440 | 1920x1200 | 1920x1080

Igloo Fortune Teller

CMAD fortune teller

The future is in your hands. No pressure. But really, it’s just a fun activty. Download the Fortune Teller for some quick tips (and hopefully some chuckles).

Igloo CommsGuide

Calling all champions

Managing a community is way more fun with friends. They’re there to lift you up, help you out, and appreciate everything you do. This 32-page guide will help you find (and celebrate) your champions.

Start your journey

Create a digital destination where employees can access the information, tools, and expertise they need to do their best work, from wherever they are.

“An intranet is nothing without someone standing guard. Someone to watch it, nurture it, and make sure it’s tackling the problems it was meant to solve. And, it takes someone whose love for communication and collaboration is so contagious that others naturally want to follow along.”

– Dan Latendre, CEO and founder of Igloo Software