Eric T. Tung is a social media manager, strategy consultant, advocate, speaker and blogger. As a social media manager at BMC Software, he is responsible for social media communities across two hundred-million dollar lines of business, training and education. BMC is the 10th largest independent software company in the world, and is a component of the NASDAQ-100 and S&P-500.
Eric’s experience includes communications, marketing and sales for Apple, Dell, Applied Materials, Newell Rubbermaid, The Home Depot, and the world’s largest power producer, GDF SUEZ. He has also worked for another dozen companies on a consulting or project basis and has experience listening, measuring and engaging with tools such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud/Radian6.
Eric has been recognized as a top influencer in Social Media by Forbes, and was recognized as being an “instrumental contribution” to winning the J.D. Power & Associates Customer Service Award for Excellence. He has been featured by The New York Times, National Public Radio and American Public Media, local Fox affiliate KRIV, VentureBeat, PRWeb, and is a contributing blogger for Radian6, Synthesio and a co-founder of Social Media Ledger. Eric has over 40,000 personal connections in his networks, is one of the 27 most followed people on Twitter in Houston, and was one of the early adopters on Facebook, Twitter and Google +.
A graduate from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing, Eric is an active member of the online marketing community in Houston, participating in American Marketing Association, Houston Interactive Marketing Association, and Social Media Houston events. He has also served as an organizer for the annual Texas Children’s Hospital Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon, raising over $3M in funds for children’s cancer research. He is an active fundraiser for the MS-150 ride to cure Multiple Sclerosis and The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, to help cure kids’ cancer.