Past Conference: February 23-27, 2015

2012 Sponsors & Partners

Social Media Week is remodeling 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 please email Katya Libin.

2012 NYC Headline Sponsor

Social Media Week is proud to have Nokia as the Global Headline Sponsor for 2012. 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 through real-time conversation and also a location check-in experience. In addition, Nokia will be sharing mobile devices to select attendees.

2012 NYC Hub Hosts

JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand. JWT is a true global network with 200-plus offices in over 90 countries. JWT New York is hosting the Advertising & Marketing content hub in New York.

Hearst Magazines Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, is one of the world’s largest publishers of monthly magazines, with 20 U.S. titles and more than 300 international editions. Hearst Magazines is hosting the Art & Culture content hub in New York.

Big Fuel is a pureplay social media agency designed for the needs of large brands. Big Fuel sits at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Hollywood; combining brand messaging and strategy with entertainment value and cultural relevance. We deliver guaranteed and measurable consumer engagement for some of the biggest brands in the world. Big Fuel is hosting the Global Society content hub in New York.

Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is a fully integrated wellness agency. It provides a full-range of marketing solutions including advertising, digital, direct, promotion and social marketing strategies. The agency was created to leverage the value of marketing wellness as a differentiator for healthcare, lifestyle, foods and other brands. Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is hosting the Health & Wellness content hub in New York.

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare, science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters is hosting the Social & Environmental Change content hub in New York.

2012 NYC Supporting Sponsors

About LinkedIn. Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 135 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices in 22 countries across the globe.

Buddy Media is the social enterprise software of choice for eight of the world’s top ten global advertisers, empowering them to build and maintain relationships with their consumers in a connections-based world.  The Buddy Media social marketing suite helps brands build powerful connections globally with its scalable, secure architecture and data-driven customer insights from initial point of contact through point of purchase. Buddy Media is the most award winning social enterprise software company, winning the prestigious TechCrunch “Crunchie” Award for Best Enterprise application, named to the Advertising Age 2011 “Digital A-list,” and CEO and Founder Michael Lazerow was selected as 2011 New York Entrepreneur of the Year® by Ernst and Young. For more information, visit

Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications networks in the world, with 450+ offices in 120 countries. The agency services Fortune Global 500 companies including American Express, BAT, BP, Cisco, Coke, DuPont, Ford, Gillette, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kodak, Kraft, Lenovo, Mattel, Motorola, Nestlé, SAP, Unilever, and Yahoo! The quality of our network is based on the strength of our international network, our local strength and depth across all communication disciplines, our culture of collaboration and our people.

Constant Contact is revolutionizing the success formula for small organizations through affordable, easy-to-use Engagement MarketingTM tools that help create and grow customer relationships. More than half a million small businesses, nonprofits, and associations worldwide rely on Constant Contact to drive ongoing customer dialogs through email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys. All Constant Contact products come with unrivaled KnowHow, education, and free coaching with a personal touch, including award-winning customer support. Constant Contact and the Constant Contact Logo are registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc. All Constant Contact product names and other brand names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Constant Contact, Inc.

Yahoo! is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. And Yahoo!’s unique combination of Science + Art + Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses.

Shoutlet is a leading enterprise social marketing software provider and Facebook Preferred Developer Consultant. Powerful yet easy to use, Shoutlet’s scalable, flexible, global, and secure do-it-yourself platform is redefining how brands publish, engage, and measure their social marketing. Some of the world’s biggest brands and agencies use Shoutlet to manage social engagement, campaigns, contests, and promotions in nearly 40 countries. For more information, please visit or stop by our lounge at the Global Society hub during Social Media Week.

Social Vibe is a digital advertising technology company that powers engagement advertising for some of the world’s top brands. The company’s rich media engagement ads guarantee active consumer attention to a brand’s message across premium sites. SocialVibe enables advertisers to engage with consumers at a time when they are most motivated to participate in brand experiences, such as while playing a social game, donating to charity or accessing premium content.

2012 NYC Event Sponsors

SapientNitro, part of Sapient®, is one of the world’s largest integrated marketing and technology services firms. We create and engineer highly relevant experiences that accelerate business growth and fuel brand advocacy for our clients. By combining multi-channel marketing, commerce, and the technology that binds them, we influence customer behavior across the spectrum of content, communication and commerce channels, resulting in deeper, more meaningful relationships between customers and brands. SapientNitro services global leaders such as Citi, The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Singapore Airlines, Target, and Vodafone through our operations in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

At Bing , we believe that as the Internet evolves, so should search. Bing takes the world’s information and services on the Web and makes them more useful by delivering an innovative and intuitive search experience, visually organizing results and bringing in social signals from your friends. The end result? A search engine that takes you from searching and finding to searching and doing. Try it for yourself at

Time Inc., a division of Time Warner, is one of the largest branded media companies in the world. Influential brands such as TIME, PEOPLE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, CNNMoney, INSTYLE and REAL SIMPLE reach more than 110 million Americans each month and attract nearly 50 million monthly unique visitors online. Time Inc. has more than 17 million followers on Twitter (with TIME, PEOPLE and INSTYLE having the three largest followings among publishers) and nearly 5 million Facebook fans. Successful partnerships with social media networks like Foursquare, GetGlue and Pinterest have helped to establish Time Inc. as an industry leader in the social space.

ORC International is a leading global research firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. Offering Social Buzz, the latest framework in social listening and analytics, ORC International combines traditional and forward thinking methodologies, technology, industry expertise, and skilled research professionals to provide the most comprehensive review and hands-on analysis of your selected brands and topics. With unlimited searches, in-depth reports, and industry experts that compare/contrast sentiment from both social and traditional research mediums, clients get the valuable 360 degrees of insight they need to support initiatives including customer strategies, product development, branding, campaign measurement and competitive intelligence.  In addition to the social listening suite of services, ORC International offers an array of business and industry research expertise, and has partnered with CNN since 2006 on the CNN|ORC International poll, and is founding member of the Council of American Survey Research Organizations (CASRO). For more social media information, please visit our blog: or the company website

SarkissianMason helps leading brands engage across the customer journey. We specialize in innovation, experience design and new technology. We tell stories. We create engagement. Our approach is results-driven and fueled by a desire to significantly drive business performance and to change the world. Mostly digital. Always human. is a social sketchpad for self-expression, creativity and inspiration. It’s a fast, fun and free way to share hand-drawn pictures, sketches, doodles, notes, and scribbles with friends across social networks. Simply choose from a variety of writing instruments, draw a doodle, and instantly publish it to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest. Based in NYC, is startup, and its founders are creative professionals who saw a need for a social drawing tool. For more information, please email or reach out to us on Twitter, @doodleyowl.

2012 NYC Media Partners

Econsultancy is a community where the world’s digital marketing and ecommerce professionals meet to sharpen their strategy, source suppliers, get quick answers, compare notes, help each other out and discover how to do everything better online. Founded in 1999, Econsultancy has grown to become the leading source of independent advice and insight on digital marketing and ecommerce. Our reports, events, online resources and training programs help our 110,000+ members make better decisions, build business cases, find the best suppliers, look smart in meetings and accelerate their careers.

Differences Magazine, based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is an engaging online magazine catering to teens and young adults from ages 14 to 22. Differences Magazine is committed to become an informative, yet fun media outlet for today’s teen to discuss nearly all areas of their day-to-day lives. Our magazine will be a resource for teens and young adults to learn, grow, develop, and interact. We will not only focus on current fashion trends and celebrity entertainment news, but also discuss real life issues that transcend everyday topics. Differences will provide teen-friendly resources and information on higher education, finances, healthy living, global awareness and more.

2012 NYC Food & Beverage Sponsors







2012 NYC Technology Partner

Skanz is a social networking platform that uses QR codes to link together mobile technology, social media and fashion. Skanz lets you create a personal, secure, free, mobile “Skanzsite” with everything you want to share, conveniently stored in your own unique QR code – your Socialprint™. Skanzsites are the digital home to all of your social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.), contact details (phone numbers, email addresses), favorite photos, videos, music and more. Using a smartphone and a QR Reader app, your friends, colleagues and family can skan your QR-coded Socialprint and instantly your Skanzsite appears on their phone. With a line of QR-coded fashion accessories – including silicone bands and phone cases – Skanz invites you to wear the web and share your world.

2012 NYC Transportation Partner

Groundlink. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in New York, New York, GroundLink is an established aggregator and solutions provider to the ground travel industry. Using proprietary technologies and applications, the Company aggregates, manages and executes ground travel services under its own brand worldwide. GroundLink acts as the merchant of record for transactions and is responsible for execution and transaction settlement with all its affiliates.

2012 NYC Photography Partner

Insider Images was founded in 2010 by veteran news photographers Diane Bondareff, Gary He and Stuart Ramson. The agency specializes in corporate, public relations and event photography, and has an extensive list of Fortune 500 companies as clients. Insider Images also makes hi-res versions of the public archival photos available for editorial use, generating millions of impressions for clients and their brands. You can frequently see the company’s work in the world’s top newspapers, magazines and online publications. For more information, visit

2012 NYC Community Partner

Behance- For too long, creative professionals have suffered from inefficiency, disorganization, and careers at the mercy of bureaucracy. Behance aims to put control into the hands of creative professionals, so the best ideas can see the light of day. Our core product is the Behance Network, the leading online platform to showcase and discover creative work. Creative professionals, from across industries, use Behance to create multi-media portfolios that showcase their work within the Network, as well as dozens of other partner sites and industry-specific, curated online galleries. Millions of visitors — including top creative companies, recruiters, editors, and more — come to the Network to see the incredible work and find talent to hire.

2012 NYC Lounge Partner

Nurture by Steelcase brings insight-led design to those important healthcare moments where people, technology and space come together. We observe real-life connections between clinicians and patients to anticipate their needs within physical environments. Nurture is a company dedicated to developing research-driven, evidence-based solutions for the healthcare industry. Steelcase Inc., the global leader in the office furniture industry, delivers a better work experience to its customers by providing products, services and insights into the ways people work. Its portfolio includes architecture, furniture and technology products.