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Guest blog post By Jeff Biggar Mention social media in a conversation and ears perk up. Yet there still remain more questions than answers as to what makes messages stick. Critics of social media are quick to point out that there is a sizable gap between awareness and understanding. As part of Social Media Week…

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Hard to believe that it’s been a month since the awesome whirlwind that was Social Media Week ended! We did our best to share content as it came in, but just in case you missed it, here are some highlights: Hosts at the hot new shared space, the Foundery, blogged about the Red Cross event…

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A little confession: it’s the middle of the day, and I’m still in my PJs. I suspect I’m not the only one having a lazy day after a packed week of learning, sharing and networking. According to Sysomos, we’ve had 10,857 #SMWTO tweets so far – an incredible response from the social media community. This…

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Tonight Social Media Week participant @JoelReilly quipped: “#smwTO is the #TIFF for tech nerds” – and that’s an apt comparison in many ways. We’re three days into a stellar week of industry events, parties, and non-stop e-schmoozing. After a chilly walk home from @redcrosscanada‘s inspiring evening of case studies, I’m catching up on work, resting…

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Has it really only been one day? I’m sifting through hundreds of insightful and hilarious tweets from events across the city, and astounded that we still have four days to go. I’m going to need a lot more coffee I started my day at JWT’s offices, where a big crowd was packed in to hear…

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During last year’s Social Media Week, I attended an event hosted by Artez Interactive called How to raise #money if you’re not @BarackObama. Like many of the free #SMWTO events, I found it to be more focused and practical than most paid conferences and seminars I had previously attended. Three speakers from not-for-profit groups shared…

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Can’t make it to #SMWTO in the flesh? Check out these virtual and streaming events: Monday 10 a.m. The Evolving Role of Social Media in Retail (Ryerson) 1 p.m. Educa@te Me: Social Media and Higher Learning (Ryerson) Wednesday 9 p.m. NKPR presents – Truth, Dare, Double Dare, Promise to ReTweet Thursday 6:30 p.m. World Café:…

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Social Media Week kicks off tomorrow in 9 cities around the world. In Toronto, with over 50 unique events, 70 volunteers, and hundreds of attendees, our second year is going to be a real treat. Social Media Week is a “distributed conference,” with events hosted by different groups across the city. There are a few…

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Lots of our lovely friends and followers have been asking us how to get tickets for sold-out Social Media Week events. Tonight one of our curators @Jyotika Malhotra quipped: “If you are calling me to get into a sold out #smwto event, the only bribe that might work is a Tom Ford suit, delivered by…

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Earlier this week, the amazing Carolyn Van and Karim Kanji from thirdocean welcomed 70 volunteers to the #SMWTO team. These incredibly bright and enthusiastic folks are going to be greeting you at registration and helping us make Social Media Week run smoothly around the clock. We’re absolutely thrilled to have ‘em aboard, and we hope…

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By Jelena Djurkic Journalism student, Ryerson University Mention fur and you will likely stir up controversy. But in a country whose history is based on the fur trade, it’s a topic worth talking about. Over the next two weeks, the FuRRR Real project will follow three Ryerson University School of Fashion design students as they…

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Get em while you can, folks – these fantastic events will fill up fast. Drop us a line and let us know what events you’ll be checking out. And stay tuned via Twitter and Facebook. We’ve got some BIG news and insightful guest blog posts coming early next week

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Thanks to all of our supporters who have done such an amazing job of helping promote #SMWTO, Twitter is abuzz! The question on everyone’s fingertips: when will we release the remaining tickets? Of course, if you read the headline above, you now know that the remaining Social Media Week Toronto tickets will be available tomorrow…

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Due to the enthusiastic response to the unveiling of our #SMWTO schedule last week, some events are currently closed for registration. But don’t panic! We have only made 50 percent of tickets available so far, in order to make sure that as many people as possible have an opportunity to register. We’ll make the rest…

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The buzz around Social Media Week Toronto has been building quickly since we released the preliminary schedule of events just a few days ago. The first blocks of seats for some events are already “sold out” – but don’t fret! We’re releasing the other 50 percent of tickets closer to the big week, and we’re…

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By Jyotika Malhotra Originally posted on Exshoesme As some of you may remember from last year, I help organize and co-curate Social Media Week Toronto (SMWTO) as part of my other life. SMWTO is part of a global series of simultaneous, week-long events happening in New York, San Francisco, Rome, Paris, Toronto, São Paulo, London,…

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The @SMWTO Twitter feed this week has been less about “conversation” than “not-s0-gentle nudging” to post the official 2011 schedule. It’s a good sign, I think, that our followers are so excited Without any further ado: http://socialmediaweek.org/toronto/schedule/ Our team, including Eli Singer, Jyotika Malhotra, Justin Kozuch, and Chris Morales, have been working around the clock…

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As we ease not-so-gently back into the real world this week, lots of pundits are offering up insights on what the year ahead will hold. Social Media Week’s global partner and collaborator JWT has released the following “100 Things to Watch” in 2011: JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2011 View more presentations from JWTIntelligence….

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This time of year gets all of us thinking about our loved ones. For me, that includes a large number of folks online. The conversations I have via social media each day – the jokes, the commiserations, the insights – they sustain me and inspire me to be a little better. And sincerely appreciating that,…

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We are very pleased to announce that mobile communications giant NOKIA has signed on to serve as global headline sponsor of Social Media Week for all of 2011.  As part of its sponsorship, NOKIA will power a unique platform that will connect people in real-time across the twenty-plus cities that will participate in Social Media…

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We’ve all been there: fidgeting in our seats as yet another “guru” tells us that social media is about conversation. Thanks for the newsflash! So we know what you don’t want from a Social Media Week event. But what DO you want? What practical skill set would you like to build? What sectors do you…

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I’m on my way to a dinner date with the fab SMWTO team – and even before the first glass of wine, feeling giddy about all of the great events and partnerships that we are building. Eli Singer and Jyotika Malhorta are co-curating the week again this year. I was lucky enough to team up…

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I was late joining the party last year. With just a few weeks to go before Toronto’s inaugural Social Media Week, I took a break from my regular panda blogging duties and joined the multi-talented Eli Singer and Jyotika Malhotra as a helper monkey. It was a thrill to watch the volunteer-run, free week of…

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