A few years ago one would never have thought that it would be able to make a profession of social media. None of us did quite frankly, but the reality is that social media has revolutionized the way we do business, and as a result, has been responsible for the creation of hundreds of new jobs and opportunities.
The new landscape of opportunity
If one just looks at the number of jobs created by social media, it’s astounding to see not only the number of job titles that exist, but the variety of them that continue evolving. Yeah, studying law for seven years might seem a bit of a waste now, ey?
The infographic below, produced by OnwardSearch, is a snapshot of current social media jobs and how much dough the average social-medialite can expect to take home each year, but come back tomorrow to be safe, it might have changed by then.
Taking global communication to a new level
It’s become such a significant industry that February 13-17, 2012 has been dubbed Social Media Week
Social Media Week is essentially a global multi-city conference which explores how local and regional societies, cultures, and economies have become more integrated & empowered through the ever evolving global network of communication.
By evaluating the global impact of social media and its role as a catalyst in driving cultural, political, economic and social change, Social Media Week’s theme this year will focus on Empowering Change through Collaboration.
As one of the world’s most unique global platforms, Social Media Week offers people around the world a platform to engage in a series of interconnected activities and conversations on emerging trends in social and mobile media across all major industries.
In just under three years, SMW has expanded to 21 cities, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Vancouver, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Istanbul, London, Paris, Rome, Milan, Glasgow, Berlin, Moscow, Beirut and Hong Kong. Starting in 2012, #SMW is adding Tokyo, Singapore, DC and Miami.
In past years, #SMW attracts more than 60,000 attendees across thousands of individually organized events, with half a million connecting to the conference online and through mobile platforms.
So don’t get left behind, make sure you catch all the action in real time @socialmediaweek on twitter or the live stream on socialmediaweek.org
And if that’s too much to schedule in-between your regular old-school-type day job, drop me a line and I’ll see whether the DigitLab Team and I can help put things into new age, social perspective.
In the meantime, have a look at this. Scary, but in years to come will be all too true!