Sponsors & Partners
Social Media Week creates opportunities for brands to engage with industry leading hyper-social influencers. For sponsorship information and to learn custom packages and installations, please contact us.
2013 Los Angeles Headline Sponsor
Social Media Week is proud to have Nokia as the Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles City Sponsors
OPEN Forum is an online community to exchange insights, get advice from experts, and build connections to help your small business succeed. It’s all part of America Express OPEN’s continuing commitment to help business do more business.
Founded in 2001, Allison+Partners is one of the fastest growing mid-size public relations agencies in the nation, with its headquarters in San Francisco and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Atlanta, Washington DC, Seattle, Dallas, Phoenix and London.
Practice areas include consumer marketing, technology, corporate communications, healthcare, public affairs and social impact. The company provides a team of employees with deep expertise in consumer PR and marketing, digital and social media, cause-marketing, technology, corporate communications and brand innovation.
Clients include some of today’s most leading technology companies and global brands like Samsung, Sony, Dropbox, Ning, Progressive, Sprint and many more. From the launch of MySpace to Google’s YouTube acquisition, managing Gowalla’s rapid-fire ascent, and positioning DreamWorks Animation in the technology innovation space, the Allison+Partners team has had a front row seat for the development of technologies that are defining a generation.
Collab, LLC is a Downtown Los Angeles based Video Creator Development studio providing production resources and consulting to grow the audience and earnings of talented YouTube, Instagram, and Vine creators. Collab currently represents over 200 YouTube channels and many of the most popular Viners collectively receiving around 200 million views per month and growing.
Founded by long time YouTube Partners the McFadden Bros, Collab aims to support the next generation of digital filmmakers while also creating innovative entertainment properties for distribution across multiple platforms.
Nokia Music features playlists that are curated by an expert team of global and regional musicologists, spanning a wide spectrum of genres from underground Detroit house tracks to New York Philharmonic favorites.
Completely advertisement-free, and requiring no registration or subscription, Nokia Music allows consumers to enjoy the songs of their favorite artists without any disruption. Nokia Music can also be enjoyed offline so consumers can listen to their favorite playlists anytime, anywhere.
ROC (Real Office Centers) provides its clients with a unique, open-source work environment where innovation drives growth and creativity. ROC has six locations in Southern California including the 50,000 foot flagship location in Santa Monica.
In addition to providing full service private offices, ROC has become a nerve center for the Los Angeles technology/entertainment expansion where investors, entrepreneurs, educators, and corporations collaborate to build the future.
2013 Los Angeles Hub Sponsors
Fanscape is the longest running social media marketing agency dedicated to fostering connections between brands and their target consumers.
When someone likes something, they talk about it, share it, and even identify themselves by it. We embrace the strength of positive word of mouth and use it to ignite powerful bonds between our clients and their customers.
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 171,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.
JukinVideo was launched in December of 2011 on the belief that video creators need a platform designed specifically to share and sell their content. The JukinVideo community is based on the idea that video creators should be rewarded for making compelling videos, and that entertainment industry professionals should have a simple process for selecting the videos that they want to use for their programming.
Essentially, JukinVideo brings video creators and entertainment platforms closer together.
Surf Air’s all-you-can-fly service is revolutionizing air travel—Forbes called us the “future of flying.” We bring back the ease and allure of flying that has been lost in endless lines, overburdened systems and heavy fees. Surf Air members fly the way everyone wishes they could—saving valuable time, eliminating hassle and always flying first-class.
As part of an exclusive community, Surf Air members book their flights online or on their smartphones in under 30 seconds, arrive at their local airport up to 15 minutes before takeoff, receive a warm greeting by name from our concierges and pilots as they board our 6-seat executive aircraft with its BMW-designed interior and settle into their leather seat with room to work or relax.
We currently fly in and out of convenient local airports on our first route: Los Angeles (Burbank), SF Bay Area (San Carlos) and Santa Barbara. Planned expansion destinations include Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Sonoma/Napa area, Monterey and regional markets nationwide. Watch the experience at youtube.com/isurftheskies and read more about us at www.surfair.com.
TubeStart is a crowdfunding platform dedicated exclusively to YouTube creators. We are focused on creating a platform and community where fans of online video can connect with the people who make them, to support the content they love, while enabling creators to get the financial backing to start new or enhance existing YouTube channels.
Our platform offers YouTube creators different types of crowdfunding for their projects. Options are tailored around the specific requirements of YouTube creators, like “Subscription based crowdfunding”
We are the first international crowdfunding platform specifically designed for YouTube creators to raise capital from both, traditional fixed and flexible crowdfunding campaigns and through subscription crowdfunding campaigns – a unique new way to raise monthly recurring capital from the crowd in an ongoing way.
TubeStart is available to all YouTube creators in 32 countries (US / Canada, all EU countries & Switzerland) and to anyone who loves online video. We welcome YouTubers regardless of view count, subscribers or experience, and let the crowd decide the rest.
Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 35 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.
2013 Los Angeles Event Sponsors
BBC.com is one of the most respected brands on the internet and the global news content on the site offers up-to-the minute international news and in-depth analysis for PCs, tablets and mobile devices to more than 58 million unique users each month.
Blip is a digital media network that develops, produces and distributes curated, quality original web series. At Blip.com, across the web and on mobile apps, viewers discover, watch and enjoy original web series, content-specific channels and branded entertainment. Blip attracts highly engaged audiences passionate about their favorite shows, from comedy and drama to lifestyle and pets.
Since launching in 2005, Blip has evolved into the largest independently owned and operated digital video platform in the world and attracts hundreds of millions of views per month. Discover your Blip.
Channel Factory is the smartest way to reach, attract, and engage an audience on YouTube. We enhance TrueView campaigns (PlacementIQ), scale video views (ViewIQ), and power leading channels (ChannelIQ). Our platform maximizes earned media, increases audience engagement, and provides unparalleled analytics. We have analyzed millions of videos to empower over 200 top brands to unlock the power of YouTube. Founded in 2010, Channel Factory is based in LA with offices in Irvine and NYC.
We’ve worked with more than 200 Fortune 500 brands and 85 major agencies and delivered 500M+ YouTube views across 500+ videos. Our campaigns average 1.5 earned views for every paid view and 95% of them trend on YouTube’s Charts.
CHNL App is an HTML 5 application that allows you to easily explore and share the best videos, music, photos and articles from all your networks in one place. Collaborate and create interest-based channels with fellow aficionados. Take CHNL anywhere you go, enjoy it on your phones, tablets & desktops.
Crowdfunder is a leading online crowdfunding platform for connecting investors with entrepreneurs to fund promising companies and social enterprises. It provides select companies tools for raising capital with its active accredited investor network.
Crowdfunder’s fast-growing network of investors and entrepreneurs is fueled by CROWDFUNDx, a proprietary framework which empowers local or niche communities to conduct entrepreneurial contests and educational events. These both support the vetting and identification of quality companies, and accelerate crowdfund investing via Crowdfunder in the US and globally.
em Michelle Phan is the first makeup line co-created by a community of beauty lovers and beauty expert, Michelle Phan. em helps create the right look for all of life’s moments — from a day on the beach to lunch with the boss or drinks with the girls.
The makeup line is digitally based and currently sold exclusively on emcosmetics.com.
Fanatical is an audience-focused platform for organizing and deploying targeted social media campaigns more effectively.
Fanatical enables clients to create custom audience segments based on everything from demographics to what they are talking about on social media. Fanatical organizes, delivers and tracks personalized, authentic messaging campaigns to those targets in an authentic, but scalable way. Designed to create relationships with key customers, Fanatical is the ideal tool for finding and attracting custom influencers, coordinating word of mouth messaging campaigns and targeted direct marketing.
Clients include AwesomenessTV, Ovation, Kennedy Space Center, DJ Paul Oakenfold, Eddie Bauer, Yosemite, Tech for Obama, and more.
General Assembly is a global network of campuses that offers courses in technology, business and design.
Grandpoint Bank’s Startup Banking division caters to the unique needs of early-stage, high-growth companies and their investors by offering incubator business checking accounts and credit products.
Grandpoint is headquartered in downtown Los Angeles and its startup banking office is in Santa Monica. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JuntoBox Films is a collaborative film studio and social community for filmmakers and fans to connect, create and ultimately, make films. Co-chaired by Forest Whitaker, JuntoBox merges the collaborative energy of a social platform with the more traditional in-house film development process including greenlighting, financing, marketing and distribution.
MiTu is a next generation media brand and the fastest growing Latin lifestyle network on YouTube. With a critical mass of over 2.5 billion network views and more than 140 million monthly views, MiTu has quickly become the go-to digital destination for fans and providers of English, Spanish and Portuguese language Latin lifestyle videos, featuring both culturally relevant user generated content as well as professionally produced MiTu Original series.
NATPE is the global content marketplace for a multiplatform world.
NATPE is the bridge between content creation and monetization connecting the on-going conversations between Hollywood, International, Digital and Brand/Ad Agency communities. As a trusted facilitator we bring scale and efficiency to the content marketplace by catalyzing the discovery, creation and monetization of the world’s most compelling content.
Evolving to meet the needs of a changing media landscape, NATPE through its many activities including exclusive videos, live streaming events and vibrant annual market is at the nexus of the multiplatform content world. Now held in Miami, a major international destination, NATPE 2014, January 27-29 is the only U.S.-based global digital video content marketplace where creativity meets connectivity and commerce. Now held at the Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach, NATPE 2014 provides a first look at fresh content and gives industry leaders a jump-start on monetizing projects.
Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 205,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting.
Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company, is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and is included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Rackspace was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.” Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio with offices and data centers around the world.
Thismoment offers the leading solution for creating and distributing content-rich, multi-channel social brand experiences.
The world’s most recognizable brands use Thismoment’s cloud-based system to deliver superior audience engagement across brand sites, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, rich media ad units, and other connected channels including digital outdoor. Thismoment’s system optimizes digital experiences for mobile devices including smartphones and tablets and supports global distribution in 60 languages.
Founded in 2008, Thismoment has more than 140 employees worldwide. Thismoment is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and London.
Since 1989, Writers Boot Camp has launched major writing careers at the highest levels of the film and television business through intensive screenwriting classes, coursework, membership benefits and support to writers. Our alumni have hundreds of major writing credits and thousands of hours of produced television and web series, including A-List writers, filmmakers, actors, executives, and Emmy, Tony, WGA, Webby and Academy Award winners.
Yello is an LA-based startup with a new app available at the App Store.
It’s is for events and places. It’s for moments that enrich our lives. It’s for following the people you care about, and using their experiences to discover new ones for yourself. Yello was founded on the power of personal recommendation: why read reviews from people you’ve never met or rely on an entire virtual world of strangers for suggestions about where to go or what to do? It’s crazy.
We want your discovery of places and things to do to feel more efficient, personal, and connected. Welcome to Yello.
2013 Los Angeles Communications Partners
131 Consulting is a marketing firm specializing in building brand awareness and integration through social media. We specialize in two types of contracts: A three-month program designed to develop a client’s Social Media platform and give them the skills to run it themselves, as well as long-term program for those looking to outsource their Social Media and grow their grassroots following.
Magenta is a social strategy agency that launches and optimizes social channels for beauty, fashion, and lifestyle brands. Magenta also teaches customized social strategy workshops.
Magenta is comprised of a talented team of individuals with expertise in all areas of social:
• Creating a social strategy to meet your goals and reach your target customers.
• Optimizing your social presence by leveraging the unique features and best practices for each channel.
• Building brand awareness through social posts and promotions.
• Launching ad campaigns to drive traffic, app downloads, and sales.
• Measuring progress and success through native and third-party analytics tools.
2013 Los Angeles Live Streaming Partners
4WT Media is a next generation creative agency, working with top brands to develop and produce content for both online and TV. The company works with some of the world’s most exciting brands including Google, AT&T, Microsoft, Fullscreen and many others.
Influxis is a premier innovative streaming company that specializes in supporting creative and interactive streaming projects, involving social media integration, interactive videos, Web-connected robotics, UGC, real-time creative collaboration and other cutting edge custom solutions.
With its industry-leading customer support, 10+ years of experience and worldwide low-latency server networks, Influxis has worked with many top brands, such as Google, Domino’s Pizza, Yamaha, Sony, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Warner Bros and Paramount Pictures. “Influxis starts where other streaming platforms stop.”
2013 Los Angeles Food & Beverage Partners
Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Fifty years on, our values haven’t changed. “Find Your Flavor” isn’t just a slogan; it’s a commitment to our customers and the foundation upon which we operate. Our handcrafted beverages are made to order and customized to the guest’s preference. Our Team Members know to listen and respond to each guest with a personalized beverage. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offers one of the most extensive selections of coffee and tea from around the world.
When our winemakers think about how to make a great wine, they start in the vineyard. And that vineyard has no boundaries. It may begin in northern Napa and end on the hillsides of Sonoma. It might stretch across mountains and valleys to Lodi in San Joaquin or meander down the Pacific Coast to Monterey.
When the barriers of traditional appellations are lifted, a progressive group of winemakers sees no limit to the kind of wine they can make. Those winemakers, led by Ghost Pines Vintner Michael Eddy, are turning out remarkable wines that blend the best of California’s diverse appellations.
Hansen’s Beverage Company has been around since 1935. Hansen’s Natural Soda is made with all natural ingredients including real sugarcane. Hansen’s soda also has no preservatives and is caffeine free.
KIND is a brand of delicious, all natural foods made from ingredients you can see & pronounce®, and it’s also a movement that gives new purpose to snacking.
Beyond crafting award winning foods, we aim to make the world a little kinder through the KIND Movement, which has inspired hundreds of thousands of unexpected acts of kindness around the world. We believe life is full of #kindawesome moments (both big and small) that leave a mark and make the world a little kinder. Share your #kindawesome moments on Instagram and Twitter and your experiences will become part of a living library on our new Do the KIND Thing® web page.
Although the exact origins of sangria are unknown, one thing is for certain – Madria Sangria makes this fruity concoction delicious. Thought to be of Spanish origin, sangria has become one of the most popular refreshments throughout the world.
Madria Sangria is available in two styles: our award-winning Tradicional and our new White Moscato. Both styles combine the sweet and refreshing characteristics of sangria with an added flair that’s unique to Madria Sangria.
No matter how you slice it, the versatility of Madria Sangria recipes are a welcome addition at any gathering, from cocktail nights to backyard barbecues. And the best part about Madria Sangria? It comes ready to enjoy in a festive bottle, so all you have to do is just add fruit!
ONE Coconut Water is an all-natural refreshing beverage experience that contains more potassium than a banana. Welcome to Nature’s Hydrator! We are a beverage company with commitment to the Earth and its people. Our products are responsibly sourced and harvested, filtered naturally and packaged in environmentally conscious Tetra Paks.
ONE Coconut Water is actively helping educate people about issues of hydration and the prevention of childhood obesity. At ONE Coconut Water, we believe that the success of our company can, and will, be in harmony with environmental sustainability and good corporate citizenship.
The Healthier Alternative to Soda. A natural fruit flavored sparkling beverage with only 30 calories, 7 grams of sugar and just the right amount of POP.
POPwater was started by a group of strange but endearing individuals from the POP culture community who wanted a healthier beverage that tasted great and wasn’t filled with artificial ingredients. So that’s exactly what they did.
Team POPwater, which includes Troy Carter ( Lady Gaga’s manager), Terry Richardson (World Famous fashion / music photographer), Atom Factory artists, mad scientists…. just to name a few… is ready to shake up the beverage industry with a genuinely good product and a nontraditional approach to branding.
We are the strong. The ones taking aim. And like our namesake, Richard “Strongbow” de Clare, who was legendary for his skill with the bow and arrow, we’re setting our sights and making our mark. Our cider’s crisp, refreshing taste sets the tone for the rest of the night. We’re the go-getters. The makers and doers. To us, every hour is golden.
We toast to the present and celebrate the future, and we do it responsibly.
Enjoy Strongbow ® Responsibly. Produced by H.P. Bulmer LTD. Imported by Bulmers Cider Company, White Plains, NY.
2013 Los Angeles Production Partners
The ParkMe mission is simple – to make parking easier. Parking has become a $30 billion industry, according to the International Parking Institute. Historically, no one company has devised a way to bring together drivers, lot/garage owners and city parking administrations to share information. That’s where ParkMe comes in.
Launched in 2008, ParkMe is the leading provider of real-time parking information to navigation companies and consumers. The Company has built the world’s most comprehensive parking database with live data for both on-street and off-street parking, which includes more than 28,000 parking locations across 1,823 cities in 32 countries on seven continents.