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Whoever said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” clearly had never heard of Freebie. Freebie is a mobile app that rewards its users with products, services and experiences from local businesses and brands for free. The company was started in Chicago (gotta rep my hometown), by Ben Rosenfield in September of 2012, and…

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This post is co-authored by Jeff Dobrinsky and Jackie Davalos. Language, food, sports and customs are all attributes that distinguish a city from others. In today’s connected generation however, there is a new framework that differentiates a city’s character: social media. Who uses social media; what networks are used and when they log on are…

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Sometimes you can’t fully capture it all with words. Our cities and partners around the world have put it in video. From Nokia’s perspective creating amazing interactions to our team in Barcelona to our European tour with Italian band Garden of Alibis and Shira Lazar’s Social 25, see our favorites and relive SMW12! See our…

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Kicking off on September 21st, in partnership with Eat St, we launched the Food Truck Challenge in Chicago, London, LA, and Vancouver. We concluded Friday with the close of SMW12. With the power of Twitter, we invited you to partake in a points-based tweeting competition. Points were awarded for tweeting including the food truck’s Twitter…

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People in Chicago Wednesday might have happened upon one of the funniest things they had ever seen or one awesomest things they had ever participated in. Sponsored by Tostitos, #SMWSilentHouse was a “silent” dance party of sorts. Across the Atlantic a DJ was spinning house music in Berlin which was being broadcast to headphones of…

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Like any fashion conscience woman, Alyssa McHugh posts images of Audrey Hepburn and the fashion icon- Paris. But her native Chicago has left an imprint. When we saw Alyssa was representing one of our host cities in our Concrete Jungle competition, we wanted to talk more with her. Get to know her with us, then…

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A second year Social Media Week city, Chicago is building on their incredible record from last September. In fact, last year to help launch SMW, Chicago became the first major city to get its own Foursquare badge and featured a keynote from Twitter’s Adam Bain. With over 40 events already on the schedule, Chicago will…

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We are continually impressed with not just the number but with the amazing quality of submissions we are seeing pour in for Instagram Your City. With just over 3 weeks left to add your images and perspective of our host cities to the mix, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of our…

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In less than 3 weeks on May 2, you’ll know the the full line up of cities for September’s Social Media Week, but for now, we want to welcome back some cities are returning and let you know about one very exciting change. September’s Returning Cities Berlin, hosted by DeskWanted Bogota, hosted by Zemoga Chicago,…

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Social Media Week is finally here and we wanted to shed some spotlight on the activities of our global communications partner, MWW Group. MWW Group provides Social Media Week with strategic communications counsel and support and raises and expands awareness of Social Media Week, with special support in traditional media relations, media tours, leadership exposure,…

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