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As we lead up to Social Media Week February, we’ll be helping you get to know the organizations and people behind each of our host cities. We’ve touched base with Tokyo and Hamburg. Now this week, we’re catching up with the producers of Toronto’s third year hosting Social Media Week. Eli Singer– Producer of SMWTO…

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Guest Post By Don Tapscott, Curator Social Media Week. As Global Curator, Don Tapscott is leading a series of discussion on our global theme of Empowering Change Through Collaboration. Read previous discussions here. Humanity’s ability to transform raw materials into energy powered the rise of modern civilization and shaped the fortunes of nations throughout history….

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Found in the Twitter feed of Matthew Fraser, this article on Forbes Nearly One Year After The Start Of Arab Uprisings, Few Arab Leaders Understand The Power Of Social Media made me curious how governments are doing here “at home” in Europe. We are, after all, seeing a raising citizen engagement in many countries over…

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The last year has seen the rise of ‘social’ within search. The huge growth of social media, together with search engines now increasingly focussing on providing the best possible user experience, has resulted in a greater prominence being given to social platforms when search engines return results. Google, Yahoo and Bing now index social comments…

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Video game industry veterans Chris Archer and Dusty Welch recently joined forces to create new gaming studio U4iA Games. The goal of U4iA is to allow hardcore gamers and video game fans to interact on developing and existing social media platforms, from Facebook to mobile phones to various networking sites. The studio is located in…

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A month ago, we introduced you to our Global Curator, Don Tapscott. In addition to his role with us, he is an adjunct professor of management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, globalization and the economic and social impact…

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Chief Marketing Officers take pride in being the trendsetters around the corporate corral – the arbiters of hip, the sharpest dressers, the consummate gadgeteers. But when it comes to using data to support decision making, the CMO is likely not to be the smoothest operator. Each year the Marketing team works hard to distill consumer…

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When it comes to designing social experiences, one must take into account many factors – most importantly your consumer. Who are they? What are they doing? And, critical to this post, where are they? We have the opportunity to work with some of the largest brands in the world, and, as Uncle Ben almost said,…

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With the lightening quick speed at which technology is impacting various industries and the way we do business, it was only a matter of time before it began seriously impacting the workplace- and employees’ expectations. A recent Cisco study revealed that college students and young professionals expect to have workplace access to social media and…

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Today marks an important date for Social Media Week February, as we unveil our initial schedule for the week! We’ll officially open registration January 17th but as the weeks go by, you can get ideas from events that others have posted and add current events to your favorites to save time once registration opens. Signing…

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