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Social Media Week Chicago is excited to celebrate a week of panels, events and keynote sessions by partnering with three artists on a series of #SMWChicago stickers. Check out each artist’s story below, and be on the lookout for the stickers at select sessions, from the artists themselves or around Chicago. Also be on the…

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Mastering The Social Media Universe              Since the age of Social Media, brands have been empowered to not only communicate to consumers, but to also hold meaningful conversation with them as well. Over time, brands’ approach to social media has become more quantitative, rather than qualitative. Companies are more focused on communicating more content, rather…

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Chicago Cultural Center

This year, Social Media Week Chicago’s Politics & Government and Health & Wellness content will be hosted at the Chicago Cultural Center,  presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). The Cultural Center is located at 77 E. Randolph St., across from Millennium Park. The Cultural Center, a Chicago landmark and…

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Chicago Architecture

 Chicago Architecture Foundation’s famous Santa Fe building, located at 224 S. Michigan Avenue, will be the Lifestyle & Culture Hub for Social Media Week Chicago this Sept. 23-26. Events will include: + Using Twitter to Land a Dream Job + Helping students and young adults become responsible digital citizens: It’s about their future + Curating…

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What better way to kick off Social Media Week Chicago than with a party? For the third consecutive year, Rockit Bar & Grill will host the Social Media Week Chicago Official Opening Night Party Sept. 23. The event will start at 8 p.m. at 22 W. Hubbard St. Come meet your Social Media Week Chicago…

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Andrew Barber, Monica Dimperio, Jaime Black and Steve Green at Rockit

Who? The Insider Pass is open to the public for purchase of $99 before Labor Day (September 2, 2013) and available for $149 after Labor Day. What?  Social Media Week Chicago events are free and open to the public, but preregistering for each event individually via the event schedule system is required. For faster entry…

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Tribune Tower

Tribune Tower will act as Social Media Week Chicago’s headquarters September 23-26, an event presented and hosted by the team at 435 Digital, a Tribune Company. Along with serving as the event’s official HQ, the iconic neo-gothic building, located at 435 North Michigan Avenue, will be the hub of Media & Publishing, Lifestyle & Culture,…

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The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, located just south of Museum Campus at 2233 South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, is offering special rates to out-of-town Social Media Week Chicago attendees this September. Guest options include discounted Standard, City View, and Business Plan rooms for nights between Sept. 17 and Oct.1. The hotel offers a…

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This week’s Chicago Tribune ‘So Social’ column is an overview of how to use Pinterest, including best uses and best-practices for both individuals and brands using the site. The topic is timed with the already-popular Pinterest moving from an invite-only to open-invite site. Read: “Pinterest freedom, Now what?” by Amy Guth, Chicago Tribune. For archives…

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Photo: i_yudai via Flickr

In this week’s Chicago Tribune So Social column, I discussed a simple, but often overlooked concept: the rule of thirds in social media.  The idea in a nutshell is this: one third of your time on social media, share your own news and links. Another third of the time, be social by answering and asking…

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