February is a tough time to be in NYC. It’s too cold; the holidays are over; spring is still far off; everything seems mundane, except for the arrival of one of the best networking events of the year: Social Media Week (SMW). I got involved with SMW in Feb 2011, pitching my first event partner…

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It really does take a village to make SMW a success. Our global team of 7, (yes, we’re a small group) work with local organizations and businesses in each of our host cities to run SMW twice a year (yes, we have 2 global conferences with each city hosting only once a year). The local…

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This was an emotional, yet inspiring year. Occupy Wall Street regained momentum with the Rolling Jubilee. The Euro crisis calmed. Egypt and Libya struggled to stand on their own feet again. The Queen’s Jubliee gave way to a very social London Olympics. A turbulent American election cycle hoisted Barack Obama back to the helm. New…

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This is a guest post from She’s the First volunteer Andrea Bartz.  Last February, the non-profit She’s the First (STF) had the opportunity to host an event for Social Media Week New York, in the official Social Good hub. STF, a social media-loving organization that funds girls’ educations in the developing world, started with all of…

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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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Hosted in 13 cities simultaneously, September’s SMW12 edition, powered by Nokia, almost doubled in size over the previous year, with 30,000 people in attendance at close to one thousand events over 5 days.

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Björn Köcher flew from Hamburg to LA. Caroline Drucker introduced us to Ebba Åkerman and her homeless football world championship challenges. JuntoBox Films taught us how we can get ahead in the entertainment industry using a (better) pitch. Buzzfeed sent their team to Chicago and LA to create some game nights. Jeremy Singer got to try on…

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Powered by our global partner Nokia, last week’s SMW12 was one of our best to date. With nearly 1,000 events in 13 cities around the globe, 30,000 of you came out to join us last week and over 300,000 connected online. Joining us to explore the social, cultural and economic impact of social media, were…

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When it comes to the current power of social media there is a lot of discussion of metrics and measurement and engagement. What do those numbers mean for a traditional medium like television? Metrics like Nielsen ratings is how the TV industry gets paid, but how much of a role can social play in driving…

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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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