What is Social Media Week?
We are experiencing one of the biggest shifts in how we communicate in human history. Because of this, our aim is to provide the best information, ideas and inspiration to help people understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.
Social Media Week is a leading media platform and worldwide event with local presence and global reach across five continents, including Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.
How do we make it happen?
SMW has a distributed portfolio of media, news and event properties delivering content across multiple channels:
+ Events: In partnership with our Local City Organizers (LCO’s), we host 2,500+ events in 25+ cities internationally with some of the world’s foremost experts, iconic brands and leading thinkers sharing their ideas and inspiration with a global audience of hyper-connected influencers.
+ Research: Throughout the year we regularly publish original and third-party white-papers, research and reports on trends in emerging technology and social media.
+ News: With contributors all over the world, our news site covers emerging trends, opinion pieces and interviews with content published across our global and local sites.
+ Education: From workshops, masterclasses and online learning, our educational programming provides professionals with the latest in trends, best practices and industry case studies.
+ Branded Content: On behalf of some of the worlds greatest brands we provide creative, strategy and execution, video production, original content, product and brand integration, campaign launches, experiential design and community management.
What does our social footprint look like?
See our full infographics here
The Future of Now: Always On, Always Connected
Communication technology unites us, relays news equally with opinion, transports us to worldwide events, and shrinks distances between our relationships. We’re tuning into events that we’ve never before been able to access and witnessing other people’s experiences unfold in real-time.
Our communications paradigm has shifted, and with it, our interactions within our immediate environments have evolved.
In 2014, Social Media Week will peer deeper at this shift on a global level across all of our cities around the globe. This will provide a framework for the thousands of individuals and organizations around the world to address questions related to the impact and reach of social media and technology and draw inspiration from thought leaders who will their own ideas and inspire discussions.
Leading the framework for this discussion will be our global theme for 2014: The Future of Now: Always On, Always Connected. Learn more about our Global Theme for 2014 here.
“Social Media Week is more than an event; it’s a movement. Such an innovative event that taps into the human networks of people across the world and encourages sharing and best practice will move us forward faster and more effectively than traditional event silos.” – Craig Hepburn, Global Director of Social Media, Nokia
“Social Media Week does not disappoint. It is a real-world manifestation of some of the best that new technology has to offer – ideas, strategies and insights shared by the people who are shaping the future.” – Ellen McGirt, Senior Writer, Fast Company.
“Social Media Week is a truly global phenomenon—showcasing borderless brands and communications, via the power of social media. We are proud to have been an integral partner—with PepsiCo employees contributing to discussions and idea exchanges on three continents and there, demonstrating the depth and breadth to which digital media is permeating our company.”
– Bonin Bough, Global Director of Social and Digital Media for PepsiCo.
Social Media Week is owned and operated by Crowdcentric Media LLC.