Social Media Week is remodelling the conference format and in-turn creating new opportunities for brands to engage with an incredibly broad and diverse audience consisting of hyper-social influencers. For sponsorship information and to learn how you can engage with Social Media Week London’s audience, please contact us about sponsorship
2013 London Headline Sponsor
Social Media Week is proud to have Nokia
as the Global Headline and London Headline Sponsor for 2013. Nokia brings best-in-class devices and solutions to the market together with leading enterprise technology partners. Together Nokia delivers a range of unbeatable end-to-end offerings to all individuals and businesses of all sizes. Nokia’s technology will be incorporated throughout the Social Media Week platform. Most notably, Nokia will be connecting Social Media Week attendees by powering the Official SMW Mobile App and the Realtime event feed. In addition, Nokia will be sharing mobile devices to select attendees.
2013 London Hub Hosts
is the leader in global business and financial information. We enable our customers to make smarter, faster, more informed business decisions. As a multinational media company with a premier site for business and financial market news, Bloomberg is the perfect place to explore disruptions in business and commerce. Bloomberg recognises the value of social media as a means for companies to share market-moving information as well the critical role this information plays in daily decision making for traders, investors and other financial professionals. As the first financial information service to integrate real-time Twitter feeds directly into its platform, Bloomberg is at the forefront of the debate around the role of social media in the financial services sector. Content will centre around topics of E-commerce & Mobile Payments, Enterprise & Startups, Trading & Investment, Regulation & Legal, Business Systems, Business Information Design, Customer Relationship Management and Human Resource Management.
is a leading international investment group and one of the world’s most recognised and respected brands. Conceived in 1970 by Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group has gone on to grow successful businesses in sectors ranging from mobile telephony, travel, financial services, leisure, music, holidays and health & wellness. Across its companies, Virgin employs approximately 50,000 people, in 34 countries and global branded revenues in 2011 were around £13bn ($21bn).
Social media now lies at the heart of the Virgin experience – led by Richard himself who was recently named as the world’s top social media CEO, following the release of the first ever global rankings by World of CEOs.
This is the first time Virgin has taken part in Social Media Week and we are looking forward to welcoming fellow participants in to our brand new London headquarters. We’re planning on sharing our own content and social strategies as well hosting panels with other industry leaders discussing a range of topics – from ‘brands as publishers’ to ‘business as a force for good’.
2013 London Supporting Sponsors
social marketing activation platform goes beyond the quest for likes and provides brands with the tools they need to create, leverage and publish valuable social advocacy. With all touch points optimised for both desktop and mobile, marketers can now use gamification and loyalty mechanics to identify, engage and reward their best and most loyal fans. Powered by community management, page design and a library of apps, exceptionally rich social media experiences can be launched across Facebook, Twitter and other popular social networks. In addition, Social Hub enables brands to socialize their websites by filtering, curating and publishing an array of advocacy content from across the social web. Finally, with deep segmentation and profiling capabilities, social media marketers can now build relationships with the fans that matter most, understand the lifetime value of these fans and deliver a goldmine of data to the wider marketing department. EngageSciences has a rapidly growing customer list that includes The Humane Society of the US, Microsoft, BBC Worldwide, Hawaiian Airlines, Sony, TONI&GUY, Spotify, HSN and Nokia. EngageSciences has regional HQ offices in New York City, London, Oxford and Sydney.
2013 London Hub Sponsors
was founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.
Our connection to more than one billion people around the world and our understanding of who they are and what they like enables us to help our advertisers reach the right people – at scale.
Marketers care about people. And Facebook can help you reach all the people that matter to you – in the place they discover the things that matter to them.
2013 London Session Sponsors
is one of the global leaders in successfully managing large-scale Facebook advertising campaigns. We have helped many advertisers achieve their goals from Facebook including companies like Coca-Cola, L’Oréal, Groupon, Secret Escapes, OMD, Mindshare, Ubisoft and SEGA. Our work has been recognised by Facebook and they have designated AdParlor as a Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer. AdParlor was awarded this title based on its shared values, strategic alignment, and growth potential with Facebook. Our leading technology, experienced, global team and obsession with client satisfaction makes us the perfect partner for Facebook advertising. What are you waiting for get in touch today! Call +44 (0) 207 212 9030 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it’s a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. We enable event creation, promotion and ticket sales. We help people discover events that match their passions. And we let everyone share the events they’re creating or joining, bringing more people together around the world.
is a social media management system for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audiences, and distribute targeted messages using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard. Streamline team workflow with scheduling and assignment tools and reach audiences with geo-targeting functionality. Invite multiple collaborators to manage social networks securely, plus provide custom reports using the comprehensive social analytics tools for measurement.
Key social network integrations include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and new Google+ Pages, plus a suite of social content apps for YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and more.
is the enterprise cloud computing leader. It provides social and mobile cloud technologies that help companies connect with customers, partners, and employees in entirely new ways.
The Salesforce.com Foundation leverages salesforce.com’s people, technology and resources to build collective knowledge and enable action to improve communities throughout the world. Salesforce.com calls its integrated philanthropic approach the 1/1/1 model.
, is the only digital marketing technology provider that unifies marketing automation, email, mobile, and social. Our customers achieve superior Return on Relationship, by uniquely engaging each individual based on their behaviours. By utilizing Silverpop’s complete digital marketing platform, easily achieve success—enabling you to automate personalised experiences, increase revenue, improve ROI, and deepen brand loyalty.
Trusted by more than 5,000 brands around the globe, we offer a world-class services team, 24/7 customer support, and a network of partners. With Silverpop, every client gets the right mix of solutions for their specific digital marketing needs.
, part of Sapient® (NASDAQ: SAPE), is a new breed of agency redefining storytelling for an always-on world. We’re changing the way our clients engage today’s connected consumers by uniquely creating integrated, immersive stories across brand communications, digital engagement and omni-channel commerce. We call it StoryScaping, where art and imagination meet the power and scale of systems thinking. SapientNitro’s unique combination of creative, brand and technology expertise results in one global team collaborating across disciplines, perspectives and continents to create game-changing success for our Global 1000 clients, such as Chrysler, Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Lufthansa, Target and Vodafone, in 31 cities across The Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
, Inc. wrote the book on Engagement Marketing™ — the new marketing success formula that helps small organizations create and grow customer relationships in today’s socially connected world. Through its unique combination of online marketing tools and free personalized coaching, Constant Contact helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect and engage with their next great customer, client, or member. Launched in 1998, Constant Contact has long championed the needs of small organizations, providing them with an easy and affordable way to create and build successful, lasting customer relationships.
Constant Contact’s leading email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, local deals, digital storefronts, and online surveys — supported by free KnowHow, personalized coaching, and award-winning product support — help all types of small businesses and organizations find new customers, drive repeat business, and generate referrals. Today, more than half a million customers worldwide trust Constant Contact to help them drive success. The company further supports small organizations through its extensive network of consultants/resellers, technology providers, franchises, and national associations.
, a division of Google, is one of the world’s largest social media marketing software providers, with over 21,000 paying customers worldwide, including 30 of the world’s 50 most valuable brands. Wildfire’s Social Marketing Suite combines best-of-breed social promotion and advertising software, robust mobile and desktop page management, messaging and sophisticated real-time analytics in one complete platform.
The combination of Wildfire’s technology with Google’s advertising solutions will help provide a more holistic way for brands to manage and optimize their marketing efforts and spend across all digital channels, including search, display, video, mobile, and social.
Way to Blue
are an international communications agency delivering insight-led strategy and creativity for global and local brands. We bring innovation and intelligence to every campaign we deliver, anywhere in the world. We hire the best people and we partner with our clients to deliver outstanding work and results.
2013 London Masterclass Sponsors
is a leading, global media and digital communications specialist whose vision is to Reinvent the Way Brands are Built. Through its global network brands of Carat, Vizeum, Isobar, iProspect, Posterscope, and specialist agencies including Data2Decisions and Equal, Aegis Media helps clients reach their consumers and achieve their goals through communications services that include digital creative execution, media planning and buying, brand tracking, social media activation and marketing analytics. Aegis Media is owned by Dentsu Inc. and its operations worldwide are overseen by Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., a governance body headquartered in London.
– Imagine you have the opportunity to change the world for the better. Imagine things you’re working on have a real impact on how quickly people are able to find ways to cure major diseases or develop new technologies. That’s Mendeley’s vision, and we are transforming the world of academic research. Mendeley is a dynamic global research collaboration platform that is helping academics improve their workflow and accelerate the pace of scientific discovery. We’ve been named as tech start-up “Most likely to change the world for the better”. And even though it won’t be easy to achieve this goal, we think that’s the fun part!
; a Shoreditch-based agency specialising in social brand communications. We work with clients in the UK, New York, Berlin, Stockholm and Singapore. We work across a range of industries including: Fashion, Beauty, Retail, Food & Beverage, FMCG and Hospitality.
This year we are proud to be the official UK agency partnered with Digital Fashion Week in Singapore- the first shop-able, live streamed Fashion Week. We will be co-hosting a lively, interactive panel discussion with Digital Fashion Week: The Future of the Fashion Show #SMWDFW.
is an easy to use and incredibly powerful social media monitoring and analytics tool. It delivers high value insights in a user-friendly dashboard recommended by agencies and brands worldwide. With a focus on big data crawling the Talkwalker search index is one of the largest, covering over 150 million sources in 187 languages and 247 countries. The dashboard is extremely user friendly and features intuitive filters and reporting functionalities. Talkwalker is developed by Trendiction, a privately held and rapidly growing company founded in 2009 and based in the European capital city of Luxembourg.
Talkwalker was rated one of the top 5 best social media monitoring tools and online reputation management tools globally in 2013. The free Talkwalker Alerts launched in March are a preferred replacement of Google Alerts to receive free notifications by e-mail or RSS feed.
2013 London Installation Sponsors
is one of the world’s leading social media monitoring providers. We all know that people are talking about brands online, right now. However, it often seems impossible to cut through the noise to the conversation that matters. Brandwatch is designed to change this. Our comprehensive and powerful platform is focused on finding and organising the social media conversation that matters to you, turning it into truly actionable insights faster than any other platform.
2013 Official Production Partners
delivers AV & technical production solutions. Based in London and born in 2008, EP quickly became established as experts in the field of large-scale digital projection and video display technologies. They have a thirst for all things video and their innovative and professional team ensures that every event is executed to the highest standards.
Their range of services is ever expanding and moves forward with technology. They create inspirational product launches, innovative events, unforgettable commercials and successful awards ceremonies. With many fantastic clients and projects in their portfolio they are a trusted brand with an excellent reputation.
provide RFID and NFC social sharing and access control solutions that turn event attendees into social media advocates. Using their cloud-based content platform UpD8r, Excelerated Apps create real-world “Like”, “Tweet” and “Share” buttons, turing your physical venue space into a social platform. All it takes to be activated is a simple “tap”. Users can share updates, check-ins, links and even photos from inside an experience without ever having to take a mobile device from their pocket. As a ready-made solution for Agencies and Brands, Excelerated Apps help you to easily create lasting digital memories for attendees, and ensure the reach of any experience is extended far beyond those in the room. Used by some of the world’s leading brands to amplify their experiences, Excelerated Apps is headquartered in London with regional Offices in New York.
, established before The Beatles released their first record, showcases an exclusive collection of beautifully made and designed Scandinavian and Northern European furniture. Our cutting edge breakout office furniture from Finland offer new ways of working. Superbly adaptable, gorgeously creative, immensely practical – it is furniture that improves productivity as well as being a joy to spend time with. Wharfside features superb breakout furniture and hot design in our luxury furniture showroom in Shoreditch, London N1.
See more at: www.wharfside.co.uk
2013 Official Livestreaming Partner
is a group of digital media professionals who have a reputation for ‘Making Stuff Work’.
We’re hard working, passionate about live webcasting & online video, and have decades of combined experience.
We maintain a diverse client list and currently work on projects for Astra Zeneca, DCMS, Haymarket Media Group, Thomson Reuters, Arts Council England – and lots more. Check out our blog for recent news and insight on webcasting and streaming.
Our video delivery partner is Edgecast – an award winning, world-class content distribution network that enables your media to be delivered securely, instantaneously, everywhere and anywhere in the world. For transcoding and application hosting we use Amazon AWS.
Any non-video content is delivered using the Rackspace Cloud which also leverages Akamai for lightning fast delivery.
Combined, these networks provide the most reliable and robust delivery available – we wouldn’t settle for anything less.
2013 Official Design Partner
is a creative business. We’re interested in coming up with ideas and making things that will help your business to do what it does, but better.
We work primarily, but not exclusively, in the business to business, charity and education sectors, creating websites, videos, printed collateral and integrated campaigns that help our clients to communicate and promote their businesses, organisations and ideas.
Our campaign work is media neutral, which means that we can put together integrated campaigns across multiple channels. We use a mixture of new and old media, running campaigns across traditional print advertising and DM, through websites, email and social media. This means our solutions are the right ones for you: we won’t try to get you to buy into a channel that won’t work for you just because it’s the only thing we know how to do.
2013 VIP Pass Partners
In 1987 the Old Compton Café opened in the heart of Soho and went on to become one of the success stories of the nineties. 26 years after opening, this landmark venue – now known as Balans Café – not only survives but thrives. Since those early days, and using the same winning formula of all-day dining in a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere, the company has expanded to include 11 Balans restaurants – seven in the UK and five in Miami. A contemporary brasserie concept that functions as a morning café, a lunchtime eatery and an evening restaurant, all the menus at Balans put an emphasis on fresh, seasonal comfort foods with an exotic twist that take in global influences from Asia to Italy.
was Founded by three London cabbies and three tech entrepreneurs, Hailo is a mobile app and black cab driver community that enables Londoners to hail licensed taxis with ‘just two taps’ from practically anywhere. No more flailing arms in the cold and rain, trying their luck with cab roulette. Customers can use cash, cards or account and pay just the meter, with no hidden or extra fees. Hailo cabs arrive (and even wait for 5 minutes) before turning on the meter. For London’s 23,000 black cabbies, the Hailo app is a real driver’s companion – offering jobs, credit card processing, driver-generated traffic and demand alerts, private stats and social features. The Hailo app is free to download for both passengers and drivers and is now available in Dublin with launches also planned for New York, Toronto, Chicago and Boston.
is an award-winning printer with a difference. We make Business
CardsPostcards, Stickers and more – and we use premium quality
paper as standard.
How is MOO different? Good question! We invented Printfinity, a unique
technology that allows you to have a different image on every single card in a
pack. It’s a great way for creatives like photographers or designers to
show off their work – you can always carry your portfolio in your pocket. Or,
choose from our exclusive range of MOO designs.
the UK’s fastest growing online wine retailer and we sponsor and support some of the world’s most talented winemakers – with the help of our customers. Since we launched in December 2008, we’ve funded 38 independent winemakers, who make us delicious, exclusive wines in return – and we’ve recruited over 100,000 customers (called Naked Angels) who help us invest.
designs and markets essential items for daily life that are beautifully functional, highly reusable and promote a more sustainable lifestyle.
SKYODD reusable stainless steel bottles are easy to refill and carry. The goal is to encourage people to become aware of unnessary throw-away consumption and to stay hydrated by filling their own bottles and glasses with good tap water. This simple healthy action will save money, resources and lessen the load of plastic and pollution on our beautiful planet.
Bottles are designed in bold juicy colors based on the belief that if change is going to happen, making it fun is better!
Tracy “Arden” Chapman is founder and a partner of SKYODD. Her inspiration for SKYODD has come from travelling and living in many places. She believes people are actually healthier and enjoy themselves more when they live a cool sustainable lifestyle.
is a membership-based carsharing company providing automobile reservations to its members, billable by the hour or day. Zipcar was founded in 2000 by Cambridge, Massachusetts residents Antje Danielson and Robin Chase.
2013 SMWLDN Official Office Partner
is a marketplace for brands to license the most disruptive technologies. We bake together the knottiest brand problems with the best global tech companies to accelerate tech to market. We do this in just 8 weeks. We’re completing our first program where BMW, Panasonic, AB InBev, Ideal Standard and Heinz are getting better customer experiences to market like: Never having to queue at bars for drinks. Having a virtual assistant in store for when you can’t find a salesman. Turning billions of annoying ‘are you human’ captchas into a joyful brand experiences.Were launching our next accelerator program in the autumn. We’d love you to come to 25 City Road to say hello. Oh, and we have a workspace too if you’re looking for space.
was formed just over three years ago through the merger of an analytics company and a creative digital agency based in London and San Francisco.
Our founding ethos is that in today’s digital environment, the analysis of data and the insights that come from it are key to forming and executing successful digital programs. We believe that through the creative application of technology we can make an impact on people’s lives.
Beyond is focused purely on digital communications. Through our focus, we have acquired a variety of core clients – such as YouTube, Google, Facebook and Apple – companies that are driving the future web. Our technology partnerships and technical and creative engagements with these firms are enabling us to deliver a deeper level of creative and technical insight to our work – and everything we do for our clients is infused with this insider know how.
Collectively we enjoy an amazing amount of access to the people and platforms that matter and, as a result, we pride ourselves on the fact that our teams know the worlds of mobile, social, search and content inside out and work out of our London, San Francisco, New York and Brighton offices.
2013 Trade Association Partners
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations
(CIPR) Founded in 1948, is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With 10,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training. The CIPR develops its social and digital policy with the help of its social media panel founded in April 2010. The group is made up of some of the foremost social media thought leaders and contributors and since its inception has delivered events including the annual Social Media Conference and Social Summer; and publications including the best-selling book Share This: The social Media Handbook for PR Professionals and its follow up Share This Too widely available from 30 August 2013.
The Direct Marketing Association
(DMA) been leading the way in direct marketing and helping the industry do better business since 1992. At the heart of what we do are our members. There are more than 1,000 of them across the UK, including agencies, list brokers and mailing houses, as well as blue-chip corporations such as BT, Sainsbury’s and Lloyds TSB. Policy and practice are driven by our 12 Councils, which specialise in areas such as training and development, lobbying and business services. They are supported by our 45-strong Central London administration plus teams in Edinburgh, Bristol and Manchester. We’re also a member of the International Federation of Direct Marketing Associations (FDMA) and the Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing (FEDMA).
a leading resource for advertising, design, media, marketing, digital, social media, – News, Info & Jobs.
PPA’s business magazine of the year 2013.
International Advertising Association
(IAA) Since its origins in 1938 – this year is our 75th anniversary – the IAA has been a recognised force in the marketing and communications industry. Its aims are to:
Advocate freedom of commercial speech and defend a responsible communications industry against unwarranted advertising bans and restrictions. Use our global network as a leading platform for sharing knowledge on industry issues, best practices and insights in a rapidly changing business environment.
Provide and develop education and professional initiatives that serve the industry, and contribute to recruiting and training talent.
The IAA UK Chapter is one of the largest and most successful chapters of this global business association, which is headquartered in New York. The UK Chapter produces an annual schedule of business lunches featuring prominent advertising practitioners, thought leadership events, professional development seminars, and prominent social and charity events for the advertising industry. For details of our next event please click here
The Internet Advertising Bureau
(IAB) is the UK trade association for digital advertising. With over 850 members, most of the UK’s leading brands, media owners and agencies take part in the IAB. Given the rapidly evolving nature of the digital landscape, the IAB works to ensure that marketers can maximise the potential of digital media, helping members engage their customers and build great brands. By disseminating knowledge and fostering dialogue through research, policy guidance, training and events, the IAB aims to be every marketer’s authoritative and objective source for best practices in internet advertising. Comprised of expert practitioners from leading agencies, brands, non-profits, platforms and solutions providers, the IAB’s Social Media Council provides thought leadership on social media. To access the IAB’s current research, events schedule and more, please visit www.iabuk.net
is the professional body for advertising, media and marketing communications agencies in the United Kingdom. We act as a spokesman for the industry and offer advice, information and training to more than 300 member agencies. Our events calendar is jam-packed full of interesting speakers. We run awards, too. The IPA Effectiveness Awards are the industry’s most rigorous, showcasing campaigns that have created a strong return on investment for clients. We help young people to get on the first rung of the career ladder with our website www.theadmission.co.uk
, summer placement programme Ad School and the Creative Pioneers scheme – a nationwide search for creative interns and apprentices. Everything we do is guided by our committees and groups, which are populated by our members and represent a range of disciplines, communities and topics.
The Marketing Agencies Association
(MAA) is the trade body for forward-looking marketing communications agencies in Britain. As well as bringing together a co-operative of the best in British marketing agencies, we exist to support, promote and defend the interests of member agencies through comprehensive core services and platforms.
was founded in 1969, the PRCA is the professional body that represents UK PR consultancies, in-house communications teams, PR freelancers and individuals. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and internal communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations. The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.
the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, as well as the second fastest growing media company on the Inc. 500 list, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. In addition to its global and local newsletter editions and 24/7 original editorial content, Refinery29 connects over 10 million visitors every month and over 1.25 million subscribers with content, commerce, and community, giving them all the tips, tricks, and tools they need to live a more beautiful life – and share it with the world. www.Refinery29.com
2013 Official SMWLDN Organiser
mission is to connect digital business and their people. Founded in 1996, the company launched one of the UK’s first digital marketing forums, recruitment site, Chinwag Jobs
, supporting the digital industry since its inception. As well as running SMWLDN for the 4th year running. The organisation produces numerous events from networking gatherings, to panel sessions and conferences including the UK’s first covering Facebook Marketing and Psychology of Online Influence (Chinwag Psych
). Chinwag supports international collaboration through the Digital Mission
series, helping UK firms to understand the opportunities and challenges of overseas markets, whilst supporting startups looking to establish themselves in the UK.