Though our friends in Lagos got Social Media Week started with an epic beach party Sunday night, Monday was the official first day of SMW around the world. Each city hosted events to help start things on the right foot and help connect attendees to one another offline.   Bangalore opened with opening remarks from…

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This post was written by Claire Meyer Chipotle graced the Social Media Week stages, sharing free gift cards and the keys to their unbranded content marketing strategy to highlight the recent premiere of their new show on, “Farmed and Dangerous.” Chipotle CMO Mark Crumpacker explained that a lot of Chipotle’s success as a brand and…

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Recently the popular social networking site, Facebook, just celebrated it’s 10th birthday. With over 500 million active users, it is easy to see that most people use social media to stay connected with others, share photos with their friends, and create their own digital story via cyberspace. Social media has completely changed the way we interact…

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It’s not ALL about ROI and the bottom line. In fact, this SMW we’re looking at all aspects of tech and humanity. Which means that you’ll have more opportunities than ever before to bring your passions to the discussion. From music to film to fashion, these are some of our favorite events focused on your…

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Crowdfunding has made it easier than ever for people to pursue their own creative ideas and is an incredibly relevant part of our global lineup at SMW.  Learn how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign and the ways that crowdfunding is disrupting new markets. Bangalore: Crowd Fund Your Idea One of the beauties of crowdfunding…

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Forbes contributor Erik Kain said, “There’s something about getting fans and creative people to collaborate with one another that can really add not just quality, but a level of enthusiasm to a project that I find really inspiring.” We agree. Crowdsourced film is on the rise and we’re excited about it’s future. Which is why…

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As Social Media Week continues to expand, we are striving to highlight the global nature and opportunities available to our community. As part of that, this summer we opened up our Travel Award Program with our partners Nokia. We asked you, our community, to share with us how you would bring your city and inspiration…

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The 2012 Communicating the Museum Conference is starting in 3 days (28 June), but some of the speakers are already around (can’t blame them – NYC is gorgeous). I managed to talk with one of them, Jackson Pellow, from the Australian National Maritime Museum. We talked about how to conquer the international museum audiences with quirky videos. Find out…

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