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The Boston Marathon is one of the best known sporting events of the year. However, almost exactly one year ago, two homemade bombs, planted close to the finish line of the race, killed three people and wounded 260 others. This year we pay tribute to the victims and remember the shocking events that unfolded during…

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From the whole team at Crowdcentric, our global partner Nokia, supporting global sponsors Spotify and Prodigy Network, and on behalf of each of our Local City Organizers, we wanted to say thank you for yet another successful Social Media Week. Over 800 events took place in eight cities, with more than 25,000 people attending events…

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Friday was the final day of what has been an absolutely incredible Social Media Week. Huge thanks to everyone for helping to make it happen and for their support and participation. This week has also been important for us for another reason. Following over 6 months of work, we’re excited to announce the launch of…

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It takes a village to raise a child but a global community to make Social Media Week happen each year. At times I feel I receive significantly more credit than I deserve for what we have achieved over the past five years, and so today, the last day of the February edition of SMW14, I…

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I started watching Gary V’s Wine Library podcast back in 2007, after moving to the States earlier that year. His infectiousness and on-screen personality was perfect for the medium, and I remember thinking at the time that he had a gift for being creating a special kind of intimacy with his audience and fans. Fast…

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Next week, I have the honor of attending SMW London as both an observer and speaker. While I help oversee SMW on a global level, nothing quite matches being able to see it on the ground in various cities each SMW. These are the events I’m most looking forward to next week — I’m hoping…

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Three months ago my colleagues Giorgia Lucciola and Nicky Yates came to me with an idea to launch a campaign to address the gender balance disparities that exist across all Social Media Week events globally. We realized that, despite our best intentions, we were falling short of our diversity targets. So, in May we decided…

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In five years of Social Media Week, we’ve grown tremendously, hosting SMW in 30+ cities, hosted more than 150k attendees across 5,000 events, and seen millions engage via our online, mobile and social channels. And we’re excited to expand this even more over the next 12 months. Our Goal In 2014, we want to take…

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In the words of Lean In‘s Sheryl Sandberg: “Women are held back by many things: bias, lack of opportunity and lack of flexibility. We also hold ourselves back. We don’t sit at the table; we don’t raise our hands; we don’t raise our voice. I believe our world would be a better place if half…

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We’re exactly seven days away from our next worldwide Social Media Week event and I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to thank you for your support. You are among a worldwide community of 100,000 industry leaders and practitioners who have worked so hard to make SMW a reality over these past few…

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