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Over 18 years experience in designing and maintaining large web communities while building user growth and brand visibility for online organizations. Highly competitive, passionate, persuasive and articulate, able to achieve results. I am experienced in viral & social media marketing, writing, content creation, community relations, community management, partnership building, online competition systems, web production, digital marketing and web development.

  • Featured in the Wall Street Journal for Social Media

  • Written over 80 articles covering social media, community management, customer service, and gaming industry topics

  • Authored Guest posts and a featured contributor on, Gamasultra Blogs and Social Media Today

  • Ranked Top 100 Community Manager on Twitter by Little Bird Media 2014

  • Ranked Top 500 Community Manager on Twitter by Little Bird Media 2013

Demonstrated success record in:
Branding, managing and creating content, contests and events to build communities.
Building new sites with a consistent focus for branding.
Hosted, branded and facilitated large-scale contests/events for publishers to increase product sales, exposure, and retention.
Recruiting, managing & motivating staff to peak performance levels and setting standards.
Lead Generation -Use various forms of online marketing to generate leads and interaction to gain customers.
Social Media Engagement Professional by creating successful Twitter and Facebook pages of faux personalities in addition to my own for listening, broadcasting, and building relationships
Marketing Analytics – Using Google Analytics and other methods/metrics to determine measurements of successful campaigns and growth

My work in Social Media  has been on Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio and ESPN  Read the story

Blogger, owner and community manager for These industry popular articles have been seen on SocialMediaToday, and Covering topics from Community Management, Social Media, Game Industry, and Best Practices on Twitter.

Please contact me for hiring opportunities.  I am looking for employment.


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Member Blogs

Social Media Community Managers have a duty to provide content of all types to its community members. The True Art of Providing Content in Social Media Community Management is being able to provide all the content in a seamless non tiring manner while dru

Posted by Michael Hahn on Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:18:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Social/Online
I recently saw that DICE, the makers of Battlefield 3 is trying to stop cheating in their game It made me think of my days fighting cheaters. I did a fine job spotting, catching, and banning cheaters from Clan Ladder. This article discusses my experiences

Posted by Michael Hahn on Tue, 13 Dec 2011 01:42:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online
The entire awards show overreached and was filled with Nickelodeon style Double Dare skits, lame stereotypical jokes, and tacky dialogue scripts. I have never been so appalled and saddened by the disgrace of what their writers and directors produced.

Posted by Michael Hahn on Tue, 06 Dec 2011 11:51:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online
The World of Warcraft is a huge universe with many cult reference and icons. Love or hate the game, it has a lot of fans and subscribers who contribute to the success. Chuck Norris's influence on World of Warcraft rivals no one. Here are my top 3 picks.

Posted by Michael Hahn on Fri, 18 Nov 2011 08:47:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Social/Online
I donít know about you but I am getting excited as we get closer to Thanksgiving. Every year around this time, Steam shakes the internet with awesome specials on games from all different types of genres and publishers.

Posted by Michael Hahn on Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:36:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online
Over the past few years it is becoming common place for companies to offer their communities access to the beta test only by pre-order. I refuse to purchase any game early for that incentive.

Michael Hahn's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 10/02/2015 - 01:08]

Great article ...

Great article

Comment In: [Blog - 01/02/2014 - 08:48]

Great Post ...

Great Post

Comment In: [News - 10/21/2013 - 03:20]

community management 101 dont do ...

community management 101 dont do anything controversial make you look bad in the press - I didnt see the video but they were better off thanking him for the video and saying his feedback is appreciated r n r nThis happens a lot on other mediums.

Comment In: [Blog - 06/15/2013 - 03:24]

When I owned one of ...

When I owned one of the largest esports ladders and tournament sites, Cheating was always issue because the lack of repercussions if they got caught. Sure they would be branded a cheater but they can go else where, The value of the prize and klout of winning also played a ...

Comment In: [News - 04/08/2013 - 03:52]

i wonder what this means ...

i wonder what this means for other leagues, amateur and pro.

Comment In: [News - 04/03/2013 - 01:42]

Sad News, I remember my ...

Sad News, I remember my first internet multiplayer game. Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2. I did great things with that game, I created a tournament site, became popular and a fixture in the game industry. I learned how to build maps too for that game, I made over 50. r ...