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
2013 Global Headline Sponsor
Social Media Week is proud to have Nokia
as the Global 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 through real-time conversation and also a location check-in experience. In addition, Nokia will be sharing mobile devices to select attendees.
2013 NYC Supporting Sponsor
Ford Motor Company
, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 172,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com
is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and social content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. BuzzFeed’s technology powers the social distribution of content, detects what is trending on the web, and connects people in real-time with the hottest content of the moment. BuzzFeed.com is growing rapidly and reaches more than 40 million monthly unique visitors. Jonah Peretti, founder & CEO of BuzzFeed, is an MIT Media Lab grad who previously co-founded the Huffington Post. Ben Smith is its Editor-in-chief, Google alum Jon Steinberg is President and COO, and Huffington Post co-founder Kenneth Lerer serves as Executive Chairman.
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
is the largest social media marketing communications network in the world. The practice leverages social media expertise across all Ogilvy & Mather disciplines, offering an extensive list of services within the foundational business solutions — Listening and Analytics; Social Business Solutions; Social Media Marketing and Communications; Social Shopping; Social CRM; Social Care; and Conversation Impact™.
Founded by David Karp in New York City in 2007, Tumblr
is a platform that allows individuals to post and share anything effortlessly, including text, photos, quotes, links, audio and video. A top 10 US network, Tumblr now hosts over 92 million blogs, 42 billion posts, and 170 million unique visitors, according to Quantcast, fulfilling its mission as the premier publishing and distribution platform for creative individuals.
2013 NYC Hub Sponsor
is a social marketing platform provider with a difference. Avoiding the rigid templates of the first generation of vendors, brands can deliver exceptionally rich social experiences to engage consumers. Using social data to build up a unique picture of how people are interacting with brands and how they are influencing their friends to engage, EngageSciences gives marketers the tools to run ongoing advocacy programs to increase the lifetime value of fans.
2013 NYC Event Sponsors
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 130 million Americans each month, including nearly 50 million monthly unique visitors online. Time Inc. has 23 million Twitter followers (with TIME, PEOPLE and INSTYLE having the three largest followings among publishers), 7 million Facebook fans, 1.6 million Pinterest followers and over 300 million brand video views on YouTube. Successful partnerships with social media networks like Foursquare and GetGlue have helped to establish Time Inc. as an industry leader in the social space.
is a super easy-to-use social marketing platform for Facebook and Twitter. Marketers across the globe use Offerpop to build active fan bases, optimize their social content, and unlock rich, actionable data that converts fans into customers. From small businesses to top brands like Amazon, Pepsi, and MTV, companies use Offerpop to drive success across their key marketing channels – engaging and converting fans like never before. Offerpop is a Facebook® Preferred Marketing Developer, qualified by the PMD program in Apps.
provides Social Customer Service Software. We help our customers, including Groupon, Tesco, Net-A-Porter and more, to deliver great service to their own customers on Facebook and Twitter. The Conversocial platform is used by social customer service teams to find and respond to real issues more effectively – decreasing negative sentiment and risk of social crises, while saving agent time and gaining greater customer insight.
, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines for people and animals. Our diversified global health care portfolio includes human and animal biologic and small molecule medicines and vaccines, and many of the world’s best-known consumer products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company, we also collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.
is a social marketing platform that drives consumer recommendations to build brands and increase sales. Our in-home parties — hosted by influential brand advocates and scaled through social media — generate unmatched engagement and advocacy, and double digit brand and sales lifts, for the world’s best-loved brands. Our clients, representing brands big and small, include Kraft, Kimberly Clark, Budweiser, Diageo, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, SodaStream and many more.To join the party, please visit about.HouseParty.com
. To participate in the consumer experience, please visit HouseParty.com and get the party started!
Imagination is a dynamic and evolving organisation that has changed as the needs of our clients have changed. Today our creative resources embrace the skills of architects, 3D and 2D designers, film makers, journalists, creative technologists, bloggers and social media experts, art directors and copy writers and creative strategists, all trying to imagine a more creative future for our clients and for ourselves.
2013 NYC Opening Party Supporting Sponsor
a user content management company, is a trusted partner to the world’s largest brands, including the number-one companies in retail, CPG, pharmaceutical, and financial/travel services. We revolutionize the management of user content through innovative proprietary technology, leading edge services, and deep integration with client marketing and customer support teams. Scaling human review of user content and human touch points, LiveWorld removes obstacles that brands face, allowing them to engage more deeply in social media.
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.
Branded Class Sponsor
is the easiest and most fun way to save, share and discover links from around the web. We call these links bitmarks, and you can use bitly to remember, curate and share them.
bitly is available via our website, browser extensions, mobile web, and numerous third-party tools integrated with our open public API. bitly also powers more than 10,000 custom short URLs and offers an enterprise analytics platform that helps web publishers and brands grow their social media traffic.
is an award-winning enterprise marketing technology company for activating social audiences and impacting consumer actions. Unified’s cloud-based Social Operating Platform generates and measures social amplification and ROI through paid and organic. Additionally, Unified’s patent-pending technology seamlessly measures all downstream earned value across paid and owned investments in one integrated, real-time dashboard.
2013 NYC Hub Hosts
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.
, 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.
is the leader in global business and financial information, enabling customers to make smarter, faster, more informed business decisions. As a multinational mass media corporation with a premier site for business and financial market news, Bloomberg remains the perfect place to explore disruptions in business and commerce. Content will center around topics of E-commerce & Mobile Payments, Enterprise & Startups, Trading & Investment, Regulation & Legal, Business Systems, Business Information Design, Customer Relationship Management and Human Resource Management.
92nd Street Y
is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y’s New York City venues annually, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives.
2013 NYC Media Partners
offers viewers new ways to engage before, during and after programs, through a groundbreaking social video platform. Community members can join the live conversation alongside expert hosts. HuffPost Live was co-created by HuffPost’s founding editor Roy Sekoff, who serves as President of HuffPost Live. HuffPost Live streams 12 hours of original live programming, five days a week, available online, on mobile and on-demand. HuffPost Live’s studios are in NYC and LA with a Washington DC bureau. Watch HuffPost Live at Live.HuffingtonPost.com
The Huffington Post
is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The Huffington Post has 50 million monthly unique visitors (comScore November, 2012) posting more than 8 million comments each month. The site has more than 40,000 bloggers — from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts — who contribute in real-time on the subjects they are most passionate about. The Huffington Post has editions inthe UK, Canada, France, Spain, and Italy with more scheduled to launch in the coming months.
The Guardian US
is a New York-based digital newsroom that covers American news for an online, international audience. Guardiannews.com merges the innovation and energy of a start-up with groundbreaking journalism and backing of the Guardian brand.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB)
is comprised of more than 500 leading media and technology companies that are responsible for selling 86% of online advertising in the United States. On behalf of its members, the IAB is dedicated to the growth of the interactive advertising marketplace, of interactive’s share of total marketing spend, and of its members’ share of total marketing spend. The IAB educates marketers, agencies, media companies and the wider business community about the value of interactive advertising. Working with its member companies, the IAB evaluates and recommends standards and practices and fields critical research on interactive advertising. Founded in 1996, the IAB is headquartered in New York City with a Public Policy office in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.iab.net
is the world’s leading progressive business-media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership, and design. Written for, by, and about the most progressive business leaders. Editor Robert Safian was named AdWeek’s Editor of the Year in 2009. Under the leadership of publisher Christine Osekoski, Fast Company made AdWeek’s Hot List for three consecutive years, and FastCompany.com executive editor Noah Robischon has tripled traffic and revenue year over year. Fast Company is owned by Joe Mansueto, founder, chairman, and CEO of Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research..
is a blog and community aimed at creating an open dialogue and exchange of music and technology culture and is NYC’s premiere event platform for the convergence of music and digital media. We aim to identify and influence the emerging trends in the creation, discovery, and consumption of music.
SoundCtrl’s core pillar is our annual FlashFWD Award Ceremony – a music & technology award ceremony now in its fourth year, honoring individuals and organizations developing innovative technology in the music space. Look for more information coming soon on FlashFWD 2013, a night of performances, spectacles and celebrities from the musical and digital worlds.
At Social Media Week NY, SoundCtrl is partnering with elektro daily to present “I know the DJ: How Social Media Foreshadows and Influences Trends in EDM Culture” taking place at the SoHo House on Friday February 22nd. For more information, visit the official Social Media Week calendar. .
On February 20-21, join 500+ of the most influential music and digital media leaders as they gather in Downtown New York to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new technologies and services at DMW Music. This two-day event features a music-tech crawl at Pandora, Spotify, YouTube/Google, and iHeartRadio; classroom style presentations; interactive pit sessions, a music awards dinner; and executives from companies such as Sony, YouTube, Warner Music Group, Shazam, VEVO,Universal Music Group, Pandora, and more. Visit www.dmw-music.com for more information..
2013 NYC FOOD VENDOR
is New York’s favorite Aussie savory pie shop with three Manhattan locations including one in Chelsea Market and two in the East Village. Founded in 2005 Tuck Shop has been serving the best handmade gourmet meat pies and sausage rolls in the World. Everything is made from scratch using only the best ingredients and baked fresh..
2013 NYC Coffee & Dessert Vendor
is a national gourmet, mobile dessert company known for its handmade, customizable ice cream sandwiches. Its unique sweet and savory flavors include classics like Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream and range from the adventurous Brown Butter Candied Bacon ice cream to Pineapple Cilantro & Serrano Chili sorbet. As of February 2013, the growing company operates five trucks and one store in Los Angeles, two trucks and one cart in New York City, two trucks in Austin, and one truck in Dallas. COOLHAUS also has pre-packaged ice cream sandwiches that retail in over 500 gourmet and all-natural markets (including Whole Foods) in 20+ states and counting..
2013 NYC Official Beer Sponsor
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.
2013 NYC Official Liquor Sponsor for the Closing Party
is a modern wine that references the innovative past of California winemaking. Before AVAs were defined, a winemaker’s only goal was to craft excellent wines from the best sources they could find. Ghost Pines is defined by the same philosophy—that quality should not be constrained by geographic or political boundaries. Our winemakers have the freedom to source from the finest appellations in California to achieve Ghost Pines’ signature consistent quality and flavor profile. Visit us at www.ghostpines.com
or Like us on Facebook.
Before New York was New York, it was New Amsterdam. Now, the essence of the city has been distilled into the classic New York spirit – smooth enough to enjoy straight, distinctive enough to hold its own in any cocktail. Smoother by design, New Amsterdam spirits
break from tradition with spirits that are modern, intriguing and smooth. Welcome to New Amsterdam. So smooth you can drink it straight.
Visit us at http://www.newamsterdamspirits.com/
or Like us on Facebook.
2013 NYC Food & Beverage Sponsors
(r) are thin, crunchy, flat-baked pretzel crackers available in a variety of flavors. With only 110 calories per serving, Pretzel Crisps taste great alone or paired with your favorite meats, dips or cheeses. You can find Pretzel Crisps in the deli section of your local grocery store. Happy snacking!
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.
is a premium bottled-water company that donates 100% of its profits to fund water sanitation projects around the world in an effort to end poverty. NIKA is also the most eco-responsbile bottled water on the market and is certified as carbon-neutral through the use of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic, a reforestation project that plants one tree for every 98 bottles sold, and a one-for-one recycling program that recycles one bottle out of the environment for every bottle sold.
2013 NYC Premium Pass Partner
is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it’s a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. We enable event creation, promotion and ticket sales. We help people discover events that match their passions. And we let everyone share the events they’re creating or joining, bringing more people together around the world.
2013 NYC Wellness Partner
Named “Best of New York” and “Best of Westchester”, Oasis Day Spa
is New York’s favorite relaxation destination. Expertly trained and NYS-licensed therapists provide a myriad of services including massage, skincare, waxing, hydrotherapy & much more. Get unparalleled luxury and exquisite style at the Maximus Clark Salon by celebrity stylist Cody Hepworth.
Oasis Gift Cards are the perfect gift for any occasion, available in all denominations. Host a spa party at Oasis, or let Oasis come to you – we are the largest Pop-Up Spa company in the nation.
Visit us on the web at OasisDaySpaNYC.com
, and follow us on Facebook
for our latest deals.
2013 NYC Accommodation Partner
Morgans Hotel Group
is the global leader and innovator of the lifestyle hospitality sector. With hotel brands such as Delano, Mondrian and Hudson, MHG creates a vibe that encourages guests to live every moment more intensely. Morgans Hotel Group is immersive, transformative and deeply engaging; embracing irony and style, elegance and luxury, with strong and daring vision. Bringing together the creative power of many – designers, artists, musicians – it bends the rules and constantly pushes the boundaries of what a hotel can be. Valuing the importance of its developing online community, Morgans Hotel Group is a proud sponsor of New York Social Media Week and is constantly looking for innovative ways to translate its unique hotel experience into a memorable online journey.
were the first to introduce the luxury lifestyle hotel experience to downtown Manhattan. Since their debut they have been supporting and promoting fashion, film, art, music, and design through their iconic neighborhood properties and throughout the world via their international lifestyle brand. Operating the celebrated Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand, they have emerged as modern classics, offering a refined clientele impeccable service, luxurious accommodations, stunning decor and a vibrant, local take on dining, nightlife and entertainment.
2013 NYC Data Partner
is a leader in data-driven social marketing solutions, providing software and services to global brands to scale their social programs. Utilizing a proprietary big data analytics platform, Dachis Group helps major brands optimize their social marketing and engage@scale, including Disney, Estée Lauder, US Cellular, Hewlett Packard, Kodak, Nestlé, and Nokia. Every day, Dachis Group’s big data social analytics platform monitors the social conversations between 30,000 brands and 100 million social accounts, processing more than 10 billion social behaviors and 50 million+ social signals in real-time..
2013 Special Offer Partner
is a customer funded winery. We fund independent winemakers to set them up in business, and in return our customers get wholesale prices, 40-60% off retail. A $50 bottle of wine really only has $7 of wine in it, and because customer-funded winemakers don’t waste money on marketing, we can sell the wine for $15 instead of $50. So our customers get a great deal, and our winemakers get to do what they love – make great wines – without spending time and money on stuff you can’t taste. With over 1MM ratings from other customers, you can make sure you’re getting the best bang for your buck; and if you ever get a bottle you don’t like, we’ll give you your money back, plain and simple.
2013 NYC PRODUCERS
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.
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.