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Because of the way Social Media Week is set up this year, it can be tough to justify the expense of a campus pass if you are a recent post-grad with a laughable bank account balance. From one millennial to another, here are a few reasons why it’s worth it to shell out to come…

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Photo: Jesse, right, with panelists at his SoundCtrl panel in 2012. Advisor Jesse Kirshbaum is the CEO of Agency & Co-Founder of SoundCtrl. One of SMW’s earliest supporters, and a man on the frontline of both the music business and social media, we are thrilled he continues to provide us with his thoughtleadership: 1. What is…

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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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Deanna Zandt is a media technologist, the author of Share This! How You Will Change the World with Social Networking, the creator of a killer TEDxBerlin talk and an all-around bad ass. Chatting with her is always fun and informative — plus, we got hearing Samuel L. Jackson singing Taylor Swift out of it…  She’s emceeing…

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Day after day we’re blow away, not just by the insights of our Advisory Board Members, but the hilarious social media campaigns they bring to our attention. Advisor and Magnet Media GM, Outrigger Media Lead Advisor and the Chairman of Board of Directors at International Academy of Web Television, Paul Kontonis, didn’t disappoint: 1. What…

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With hundreds of events (over 200!!!), we aim to highlight the ones that catch our eye and share them with you. Here are a dozen that grabbed our attention this week, each from industry leaders — several of which were just named Fast Company’s most innovative companies of 2013 — aiming to bring you the…

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Social Media Week Advisor Steve Schlafman is a Principal at Lerer Ventures. He sat down with us to talk Vine, Louis CK and a love for SMW Founder Toby Daniels. 1. What is your or your organization’s greatest success with social media to date? We converted our static and boring homepage found at LererVentures.com into…

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Advisory Board Member Jared Hendler, EVP, Global Director Digital & Creative at MWW Group took a few minutes to chat about Social Media Week New York City: 1.  What is your or your organization’s greatest success with social media to date? Nikon. We have been able to execute some incredibly successful programs throughout the years…

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Sharon Chang, Founder of Yoxi and Advisor to SMW NYC, shares her thoughts on the maker movement, upcoming SMW events and the most successful employments of social media. See her #SMWNYC favorite events here, and learn more about this powerhouse below: 1. What is your or your organization’s greatest success with social media to date?…

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With only a few weeks until Social Media Week New York, we are daydreaming constantly about one thing: the opening party. Our partner LiveWorld, a user content management company and trusted partner to the world’s largest brands, is one of several sponsors making it happen. Along with Nokia, BuzzFeed and Whole Foods, LiveWorld is throwing…

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If you didn’t think Google+ alone could make you a household name, think again. Singer songwriter Daria Musk went from internet zero to rock star Shero in the span of a 6.5 hour online concert. To learn more about Daria’s remarkable story and the ways in which social media can double as a star making…

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Today is the day. Registration is open. Conversations are starting. Excitement is building! If this is your first Social Media Week, however, you probably have a few questions. No problem. We’re here to break it down for you: What is it? Social Media Week is a global event that explores how technology is shaping our…

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Today is the last day of 2012. It marks a number of triumphs for our team at SMW NYC, but it also marks the day before a New Year’s adventures begin. One of those adventures, our 5th annual Social Media Week New York City, occurs in less than two months. And as you may have…

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Stephanie Vatz is a student at Columbia’s School of Journalism. She is one of ten students providing on the ground coverage of SMWNYC- all from the student’s perspective. She is providing her report from Investors in the Hot Seat. You can follow Stephanie on Twitter at @stephvatz.   The Saatchi and Saatchi Health and Wellness Hub…

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Stephanie Vatz is a student at Columbia’s School of Journalism. She is one of ten students providing on the ground coverage of SMWNYC- all from the student’s perspective. She is providing her report from How We Did It: The Sanofi Open Innovation Challenge. You can follow Stephanie on Twitter at @stephvatz. Last year, French pharmaceutical…

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This is a guest post by our event partner, The Brooklyn Bureau. Mark Anthony Thomas is the Director of City Limits; a New York City based non-profit investigative journalism organization. The Brooklyn Bureau Launch is an official Social Media Week event.   Social media has changed the way we communicate with each other, and we’ve…

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This is a guest post by offMetro.com. offMetro.com is a new travel site that features car-free getaways near New York City and San Francisco.    We’ve shrunk the world to fit within a two-inch wide screen, and it seems that these days there isn’t anything a mobile app can’t allow us to do through our mighty little lightsabers, be it Facetime…

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Stephanie Vatz is a student at Columbia’s School of Journalism. She is one of ten students providing on the ground coverage of SMWNYC- all from the student’s perspective. She is providing her report from Frank Moss on The 2012 MIT Health and Wellness Innovation Hackathon. You can follow Stephanie on Twitter at @stephvatz. As head…

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Stephanie Vatz is a student at Columbia’s School of Journalism. She is one of ten students providing on the ground coverage of SMWNYC- all from the student’s perspective. She is providing her report from Carol McCall on Big Data & The Eye of the Beholder and Michael Graves on People First: Redesigning the Hospital Room….

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This post is a series of blogs contributed by SMW NYC media partner Differences Magazine. To learn more about Differences Magazine and to see the original post by Jessica Bender, please click here.  Our relationship with the concept of beauty is a complex one – one moment you feel like the most gorgeous person in the…

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