FIR Interview: Jeremiah Owyang, Partner, Altimeter Group

altimeterlogo Jeremiah Owyang stunned the social media world recently when he announced he would be leaving his job as a senior analyst at Forrester Research.

For Immediate Release is pleased to offer this interview with Jeremiah in which he announces his new position as a full partner at Altimeter Group.

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Jeremiah Owyang has just taken on the role as a partner in Alitmeter Group, started by former Forrester Vice President Charlene Li. Jeremiah is responsible for the customer dimension of Altimeter’s offerings.

Before joining Altimeter, Jeremiah served as the Interactive Marketing professional for Forrester Research, with a focus on social media marketing. His primary coverage within Social Computing focused on online communities, social networks, blogging, and micromedia. He focused secondarily on how companies organize for Social Computing, including roles, processes, and organizational structure.

Before joining Forrester, Jeremiah had a one-year stint at Podtech, before which he led the social media marketing program on the client side at Hitachi Data Systems from 2005-2007 as the online community marketing manager. According to Technorati, he is one of the top 1% of bloggers and is very active with his 50,000-plus Twitter community.

Jeremiah has a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University, with a focus on marketing.

  • Jeremiah was previously interviewed on FIR on May 1, 2009 about his Forrester report, "The Future of the Social Web."

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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