Sponsors & Partners
Social Media Week creates opportunities for brands to engage with industry leading hyper-social influencers. For sponsorship information and to learn about custom packages and installations, please email Katya Libin.
2014 Global Headline Sponsor
Social Media Week is proud to have Nokia as the Global Headline Sponsor for 2014. 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.
City Supporting Sponsors
Spotify is now available in 55 countries: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, with more than 24 million active users, and over 6 million paying subscribers.
Since its launch in Sweden in 2008, Spotify has driven more than half a billion US dollars to rights holders, and aims to drive another half a billion US dollars to rights holders during 2013. Spotify is already the second biggest source of digital music revenue for labels in Europe, and the biggest and most successful music streaming service of its kind globally.
* Number of tracks licensed globally. Catalogue size varies per market.
In an innovative approach that encompasses review, management, and analysis of user content, LiveWorld provides 24/7 brand protection through “always on” moderation and engagement across social channels, applications, and sites. The LiveWorld solution offers a competitive advantage through management of user content in sheer volume, resulting in amplified brand presence, and proven to improve social media marketing and increase customer loyalty.
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.
Socialbakers.com is a user-friendly social media analytics platform, providing the only global solution that allows brands to measure, compare, and contrast the success of their social media campaigns with competitive intelligence. Since 2009 Socialbakers has continuously developed innovative tools for companies to measure and maximize the effectiveness of their social marketing campaigns across all major social networks. With more than 190 employees located in 10 offices worldwide, Socialbakers is one of the world’s fastest growing social media and digital analytics company. More than 20% of Fortune 500 companies use Socialbakers products and services, including LVMH, Pernod Ricard, Beiersdorf, Nokia.
Engagor helps companies effectively engage with their customers on social media. It is an online tool for medium-sized and large companies to monitor everything said about their brand, competitors and their industry in general. Engagor monitors millions of sources in over 180 languages. Sources range from social media and forums to blogs, news sites, review sites and more. Powerful analytics provide precise reports on your brand’s reputation, marketing campaigns, social profiles and much more. Finally, Engagor enables brands to efficiently manage their customer engagement. Real-time workflow capabilities, a built-in social CRM and team collaboration ensure smooth teamwork within your organization. Engagor works with leading brands worldwide, including among others Microsoft, Ikea, Alpro, T-Mobile, Volvo, Carlsberg and the European Parliament.
Founded in 2003 The 7th Chamber is an award winning social activation agency working with Fortune 500 brands, helping them drive greater user engagement for their social video campaigns. It has offices in New York, Chicago, LA, Amsterdam, London, Singapore, and Sydney.
Tailwind helps marketers understand what their customers want by aggregating massive amounts of information from Pinterest and distilling it into actionable insights. Tailwind is the leading Pinterest Marketing and Analytics platform, helping marketers optimize the content used in their campaigns, track campaign success, analyze the sources of ROI, engage their community and monitor social networks for content related to their business. Since most of the content on Pinterest is visual in nature, Tailwind employes a mixture of image and text-based analysis to understand the context surrounding each piece of content, bringing new levels of insight to users. 12,000 brands rely on Tailwind, including over 300 leading advertising and communications agencies.
Brandwatch is one of the world’s leading social media monitoring platforms. It harvests millions of online conversations every day and provides clients with the tools to analyze them, enabling brands and agencies to make smarter, data-driven business decisions. The company grew 101% year-on-year in 2013 and has won awards for its technology and renowned corporate culture, and regularly wins accolades for its impressive growth. The Brandwatch platform is used by over 900 brands and agencies, including organizations such as Dell, PepsiCo, Whirlpool, Kellogg’s and Digitas.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and accessories, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. Under Armour’s wholly owned subsidiary, MapMyFitness, powers one of the world’s largest Connected Fitness communities. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.com.
Campus WiFi Sponsor
A 700-capacity standing, 400-capacity fully seated live music venue and 7,000 square foot event space available for private rentals. The Ballroom boasts a state-of-the-art sound and light system and the venue’s pristine production quality allows for superstar stadium acts to play a more intimate show for their fans without compromising the level of sound or performance. Marquee artists from Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Carlos Santana to Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Amy Winehouse have all been swayed by the unique ambiance of the Highline Ballroom.
Pass Benefits Partners
YPlan is tonight’s going out app. Browse through a curated shortlist of the best events in town every night and book in just two taps. No need to print anything, we’re 100% mobile. From hot gigs like Global Citizen Festival, dazzling entertainment at the Barclays Center, an invitation-only event such as Sofar Sounds, or one of New-York’s best-kept secrets like Rebel Bingo, we’ve got it covered. Brought to you by a team of entertainment experts, we’re on a mission to make your nights out more spontaneous because, let’s be honest, the best ones always are. No plan for tonight? Download YPlan on the App Store and Google Play Store.
Nakedwines.com is a customer funded winery. They invest in independent winemakers from around the world to set them up in business and get delicious wines at wholesale prices for their customers.
Citi Bike is New York City’s bike share system, a fun, convenient new option for short trips around NYC. Citi Bike launched on Memorial Day, 2013. New Yorkers and visitors have already taken over 5 million trips on its 6,000 bikes. The bikes are located at 332 stations located every few blocks throughout Manhattan below 59th Street and in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and DUMBO. Download the official Citi Bike app to find one near you. To use Citi Bike, sign-up for an Annual Membership online or purchase a 24-Hour or 7-Day pass at any station.
Make something extraordinary tonight: Plated delivers fresh, ready-to-cook ingredients so that you can enjoy a delicious meal in just about 30 minutes. With 7 unique chef-designed recipes each week, these culinary masterpieces make home-cooking easy and, most of all, delicious. Simply choose your menu then relax while Plated carefully selects all of the pre-portioned ingredients and creates your step-by-step recipes.
Everyone’s Private Driver. Request a swanky ride in a black car with just the tap of an app! Uber is changing the way people are getting around by offering a convenient, cashless, and stylish on demand car request service from your mobile phone.
Yoga Shanti is a premier yoga studio established in NYC by world-renowned teachers, Colleen Saidman Yee & Rodney Yee. Together, they develop their method for teaching, which honors the traditions of yoga as well as the needs of modern, western bodies and minds. Recognized as one of the most welcoming, uplifting and safest styles of yoga to practice there truly is a class for anyone willing step onto a yoga mat.
SoulCycle® is the country’s premiere full-body indoor cycling workout. Co-founded by Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, SoulCycle opened its first location in the heart of New York City Upper in April 2006 and has taken the country by storm with 25 locations nationwide. SoulCycle introduced the innovative model of boutique cardio fitness to the marketplace and reinvented indoor studio cycling. Riders flock to SoulCycle to release stress, burn fat, tone muscle, improve aerobic endurance and change their bodies, fast. SoulCycle combines a mental component of inspirational coaching, with great music and a full-body workout on the bike. Not only do Riders burn calories, get an intense 45-minute cardio workout, but using the SoulCycle® Method, they simultaneously tone their upper bodies using hand weights and do core exercises.
SoulCycle has established itself as the leading branded studio cycling operator and attracts everyone from editors, celebrities, young professionals, captains of industry and socialites to outdoor cyclists and fitness enthusiasts. Brooke Shields, Kelly Ripa, Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Anderson Cooper, and Katie Holmes are just a few of the familiar faces in the studio.
In addition to the workout, SoulCycle is also home to the popular SoulCycle Boutique, a collection of apparel—both private label and SoulCycle’s own clothing line, are available for purchase online and in-studios.
Topi is the only mobile solution that connects all participants and optimize engagement before, during and after any event – from a small corporate gathering to a large conference or tradeshow. Built with mobile in mind, organizers are fully in control and can quickly set up Topi on their own through our self-serve dashboard. Digital content, dynamic agenda, real-time broadcasts, attendee profiles, interest-based group chats, private conversations, audience questions and feedback, sponsoring, full social network integration, and many other unique features increase participants’ experience at events. Organizers get access to real-time event analytics during the event and to customized post-event report. More information at topi.com.
Prezi is the zooming presentation software with a mission to make sharing ideas more fun and engaging. Prezi’s virtual canvas helps you explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead people down a path of discovery. The company was founded in Budapest, Hungary in 2009, and is headquartered in the USA in San Francisco. Prezi.com
Sociaby is a New York based startup that offers retailers the ability to intelligently offer incentives to their most effective evangelists. By providing integration tools and proprietary scoring, Sociaby enables retailers to instantly give discounts to customers who share their purchases, preventing shopping cart abandonment and coupon-code hunting from the checkout page. Sociaby provides retailers with detailed reporting and analytics to help them identify and engage their top social advocates.
A block long and a block wide and just a short walk from the Hudson River in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest food halls in the world, with more than thirty-five vendor purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. Attracting 6 million national and international visitors annually, it is one of the most trafficked, and written-about, destinations of any kind in New York City. Chelsea Market is a neighborhood market with a global perspective.
The Brooklyn Brewery brews flavorful beers that enrich the life, tradition and culture of the communities it serves. For information about Tasting Room hours, tours, and special events at The Brewery and other locations, visit BrooklynBrewery.com.
New Wines of Greece: The cultural roots of Greek wine go beyond any in the world. With our unique indigenous varieties and dramatically diverse landscape, it’s why we can produce so many distinct wines. Our crisp whites and elegant reds have caught the attention of American’s best chef’s and sommeliers.Now, its time for them to catch yours!
Wines from Santorini: Best known for its sapphire blue waters, breathtaking sunsets and distinct red, black and white sand beaches, Santorini is an island of incredible wonder. Behind the aesthetic pleasure the island’s terrain provides, there is a rich tradition of winemaking that dates back to ancient times. Discover our beautiful dry mineral white wines produced from the Assyrtiko grape on the most viticulturally unique landscape in the world.
Pere Ventura’s wine producing vocation is rooted in a family tradition dating back to the 19th century. When he decided to found his namesake winery in 1992, he did so in honor of his ancestors. Pere’s family heritage with Cava dates back to 1872, when his great grandfather, Manuel Montserrat Font, helped produce the first bottles of Cava at Codorniu.
Today, the family tradition lives on at the Pere Ventura wine estate, with the ultimate goal of producing Cava of the highest quality and elegance. With over 150 acres of estate vineyards and another 300 acres under long term contract and fully controlled by their technical team, Pere Ventura believes that quality starts in the vineyards.
Terra Andina wines are inspired by the vibrancy of South America. At its core, Terra Andina is free-spirited by nature, exuding the best qualities of South America: relentlessly energetic, inherently open-minded, and undeniably social. Terra Andina wines are meant to be enjoyed, and above all shared with friends, enriching any occasion.
Terra Andina’s Chief Winemaker, Eduardo Alemparte, has traveled throughout South America, experiencing first-hand how each region’s wine style is interwoven with the fabric of its culture. He has drawn inspiration from the diversity of valleys, varieties and people in the aim to create the best wines that fully reflect the South American vibe. From the bold Andes to the fresh Pacific, the dramatic landscapes of Chile, Argentina and Brazil have served as muse for Terra Andina wines.
Founded in 1997, Bert “Tito” Beveridge, now a 50-something geophysicist, obtained the first legal permit to distill in Texas and created Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tito distills his corn-based, gluten-free vodka 6 times in old-fashioned pot stills, the first of which he built himself. Tito’s Handmade Vodka has gone on to win the prestigious Double Gold Unanimous Judge’s Choice at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and continues to receive critical acclaim for its impeccably pure taste, affordability, and brand growth.
Dobel is the first ever multi-aged tequila, distilled from 100% blue agave in Jalisco, Tequila. An unprecedented mix of reposado, añejo, and extra-añejo. Maestro Dobel possesses the purity of a silver tequila, with the added complexity derived from aged tequilas. It is the rock star’s choice tequila, with the knowledge that rock stars don’t just exist in the music industry..
2014 NYC PRODUCERS
Crowdcentric is a New York-based strategy firm that helps the world’s greatest people and organizations become more connected through collaboration and sharing. Crowdcentric owns and operates Social Media Week and The School of Emerging Media & Technology.
MKG creates experiential programs that connect trendsetting consumers, influencers and the media to your brand. We exist to engage, entertain and brighten people’s lives through the experiences we create. Here, you’ll find innately curious people who are hyper aware of culture, art and today’s possibilities for connecting individuals and brands. This is what we were born to do. And this is where we were meant to be—smack dab in the creative nexuses of SoHo and LA where we’ve set up shop.