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Welcome to Futureforth

We teach companies how to reach their people.

We are a social media strategy, digital marketing consultancy, and communications company based in Nashville. Our goal is to teach you inbound marketing, social media best practices, and everything you need to succeed with content marketing including your blog, email newsletter, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other favorite social networking platforms.

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The Futureforth Blog

Helpful tips and articles about social media strategy, content marketing, and business networking. 

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Recruiting Tech Talent in Nashville? Read This!

Dave Delaney

Nashville Technology Map I previously wrote a post showing how LinkedIn's Economic Graph revealed the top skills in Nashville professionals.

In August 2014, LinkedIn shared the top ten cities attracting LinkedIn members with technology talent. The results are:

  1. Bangalore, India
  2. Pune, India
  3. Hyderabad, India
  4. Chennai, India
  5. San Francisco Bay Area, United States
  6. Seattle, United States
  7. Austin, United States
  8. Melbourne, Australia
  9. Sydney, Australia
  10. Gurgaon, India

LinkedIn also found the top ten cities that attracted the smallest percentage of tech talent. Unfortunately, Nashville made the list as the third least popular city to attract technology talent. The full list is as follows:

  1. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, United States
  2. Paris, France
  3. Nashville, United States
  4. Cleveland/Akron, United States
  5. Las Vegas, United States
  6. New Delhi, India
  7. Madrid, Spain
  8. St. Louis, United States
  9. Washington D.C. Metro, United States
  10. Mumbai, India

The good news is organizations like the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Nashville Technology Council and Nashville Entrepreneur Center are all doing excellent work promoting the great people and companies in Music City.

Remember, LinkedIn's findings were from August 2014. I would bet we are in much better shape this year. How do you think we are doing recruiting talent to Nashville? Please leave a comment with your thoughts.

How does your city shape up? 

The Top 8 LinkedIn Skills in Nashville

Dave Delaney

At Futureforth our job is to make sure you are using LinkedIn effectively for your company. This is why we stay abreast of all of the latest tools LinkedIn has to offer, like the LinkedIn Economic Graph for example. I studied the graph and drilled down to find Nashville's top professional skills. Here are the eight most popular business categories of Nashville based professionals. Not surprisingly music and healthcare take the lead.

  1. Music Production
  2. Healthcare Management
  3. Theology
  4. Sales
  5. Marketing Event Management
  6. Insurance
  7. Social Media Marketing
  8. Microsoft Windows Systems

What are the top skills of your city?

How does your city compare? Use the map below to find out. Leave a comment with your city name and the most popular category.