Veni, Vidi, Voce (I have Joined Voce Communications)

Today, I am very happy to announce that I have joined Voce Communications- specifically, I am with the Voce Connect business group, working on social media programs for a number of their big-ticket clients.

Friends who have followed my job search know that I was looking for something that more explicitly draws on the social media experience I have acquired over the last five years or so, and Voce provides me the opportunity to put that knowledge to use and help our clients do the same.

Also important to me is that I won’t feel like the smartest person in the room (i.e. I won’t be a sole “social media expert,” whatever that means). I already feel lucky to be joining some folks who are among those who have led me into the social media space: Mike Manuel, Josh Hallett, and Chris Thilk, and a larger team that I am eager to get to know.

Plus, I am not completely divorcing myself from “traditional” (again, whatever that is) public relations, the industry I have called home for a dozen years. While I am now full-time with social media, Voce has a thriving PR practice that frequently works in concert with the Connect team.

In addition to my continued musings on social media on this blog, I will also contribute posts to Voce Nation, so please watch for me there. In the meantime; as I get settled, some (certain) sources of amusement that I shall surely document on this blog:

  • I have become a Mac: friends know I have been a PC user and occasionally like to tweak the Mac folks purely because the devotion to Apple products incites passion. We shall see if I turn into one of those passionistas as I join my colleagues and return to the Mac OS (I was a devoted Mac user in my radio days), or if I continue to resemble John Hodgman while my brain is being rewired.
  • I have set up a home office to be the base of much of my operations, as I re-establish Voce’s beachhead in Boston. Being married with a 12-year old son and a cat provides an endless source of material. I shall do my best to keep it original and entertaining.

Finally, thanks to all– and I do mean everybody– who helped me, in ways both small (not as small as you think) and huge as I worked toward this new phase in my career.

(By the way– Voce Nation’s official blog post is here)

49 Comments

  1. Congrats! (Ack, though, you aren’t leaving Boston, are you? Strout, Person, Monty…we cannot handle any more of this exodus…)

    Best wishes–for everything!

    Jen

  2. Congratulations Doug!!

    I am very happy for you and @Vocenation is very lucky to have you on board.

    Oh, and I thought I was the smartest person in the room? Guess I was sorely mistaken ;)

    Can’t wait to celebrate in person.

  3. Doug – not surprised to see you land a new gig so quickly. You’re a valuable asset and it sounds like you’ll be doing stuff that’s right up your alley over at Voce. I look forward to hearing more!

    Best,
    Aaron

  4. Wow, the folks at Voce must be very smart indeed to snap you up. Happy to hear you feel you’ve found a good fit for your talents, and we’ll look forward to hearing more about what comes next. Congrats!

  5. Keri Singer

    Congrats Doug on the new opportunity and that next stop along the road to success. Best of luck to you!

  6. I am overwhelmed by the response. I haven’t thanked you personally yet, I’m gonna try and it’s gonna take time.

    Everyone- just know that I am grateful for the support each and everyone has shown and continues to show me.

    Doug

  7. How did I miss this? Congratulations, Doug! Very glad you found a firm worthy of your brain and time. Doubly glad that you get to write some @hyku and Remember the Thilk. :-)

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