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In preparation for The Third Metric’s upcoming event Thrive in New York, D.C. and Los Angeles, industry leaders attended a special session at NYC Social Media Week. A diverse selection of startups, including GitaSutra, BRB, Casper, Greatest, Headspace, DonorsChoose.org, and Fueled, discussed the opportunities and challenges that exist for emerging technologies to improve individual growth. Juice…

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If you’re reading this on a mobile device or while sitting at your desk, I’ve got bad news: “The moment the spine collapses the brain collapses” (B. K. S. Iyengar). We sit 9 1/2 hours each day. And though our minds accomplish feats of strength in front of the computer, our bodies and our brains…

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Keeping up with the frenetic pace of New York City can be exhausting. It was 5:45AM and my mind immediately started to race in preparation for my twelve-hour day. How much snow is on the ground? Will the A train be running on time? Don’t forget bring the snow boots AND the shoes for indoors! As I…

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This is a guest post by Julia Wu of Luminary Labs Aman Bhandari is U.S. Director, Health IT & Data Strategy at Merck, and previously served as a Senior Advisor to the White House. He moderated the Health: Big Innovation Playbook panel as part of the Future of Now: Health Innovation Track, Presented by Merck….

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Technology and social innovations are revolutionizing the healthcare industry. While start-ups and consumer facing brands have been able to more quickly adapt to these changes in business, healthcare is just beginning to scrape the surface of bottom-up innovation. As these new ideas take hold, what’s exciting is the massive potential that exists to drive social…

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For the past 18 years, LiveWorld has been helping corporations improve relationship marketing, customer support, and market learning through engagement, moderation, and insight. They provide a customizable platform with a range of social networking features, having worked with the world’s leading brands, like Pfizer, Wells Fargo, Johnson & Johnson, Louis Vuitton, and Kimberly Clark, as…

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Sara Holoubek is the CEO and founder of Luminary Labs, a consultancy focused on operationalizing innovation. We are pleased to have her as a member of this year’s Advisory Board and to hear her thoughts on this year’s SMW! 1. What is your or your organization’s greatest success with social media to date? In late…

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Photo: LiveWorld CEO, Peter Friedman Our NYC Opening Party Supporting Sponsor and Event Host, we sat down with LiveWorld to talk all things social media. A user content management company, LiveWorld is a trusted partner to the world’s largest brands, including the number-one companies in retail, CPG, pharmaceutical, and financial/travel services. 1. What is LiveWorld’s…

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(A Guest Blog by our friends at Breathe Repeat) We aren’t the most tech savvy women, but that didn’t hold us back from building BreatheRepeat.com. Handstands are a breeze compared to the challenges we faced starting this business. Terms like “coding” and “transferring to the live server” and “staging sites”… I mean, could you give…

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(A guest blog by our friends at Breathe Repeat) You’ve been working your ass off, and now you’re heading into Social Media Week. It doesn’t look like you’ll be getting R and R anytime soon. Instead of heading out to Jack’s for your fourth latte of the day, why not try a little yoga instead?…

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It’s the small things that sometimes help move something from ordinary into amazing. Someone giving you their seat on the train. Free movies on a flight. Power charging stations at events. Snacks and beverages at Social Media Week. You’ve seen them around. You’ve taken some of the fruit- admit it. So, today we thank Whole…

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In 2012, Social Media Week New York introduces the first Health & Wellness Hub to serve as a platform to empower change in health through collaboration. Hosted by Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness and curated by Luminary Labs, the Health & Wellness Hub will take place at Saatchi & Saatchi’s ground floor auditorium, and offers seating…

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