Your Ultimate Guide to SMW14: How To Follow & Share



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It’s time! Social Media Week is arriving!

Kicking off in less than a week in eight cities around the world and with over 800 events taking place, this SMW14 is creating unique opportunities globally for you to experience something amazing. We’re really looking at how humanity and technology are meeting, covering everything from wearable tech to sex to deep sea exploration. And that’s just our programming. We’re bringing Vine artists to show you first-hand how to create better short-form content. We’re sending a social charity traveler from Hamburg to Copenhagen. And we’re bringing three lucky winners to New York to be our SMW Reporters.

There’s a lot to keep track of, and we don’t want you to miss a beat- we’re breaking down how you can keep up with it all, even if you’re not able to join us in person. We also want to make it easy to share what’s happening with everyone else. So, we present you with our comprehensive guide to all things SMW (and set the mood with this playlist from our new Official Spotify SMW account).

Follow SMW14

Social Media Week Official Networking App

If you want to keep up, you need the right tools — and our mobile app is the best place to start! Powered by Nokia, our improved app lets you stream events live, sync your Favorites, connect with other attendees, and keep up with the schedule. All from the convenience of your phone. Download it now — it’s seriously your best friend for keeping up with all things Social Media Week.

Social Media Week Live

You can’t be everywhere at once; and we know it. So, whether you’re in one of our September host cities, just not able to attend the sessions you wanted, or a supporter in another country, SMW Live keeps you involved in the conversation. SMW Live, powered by our friends at Nokia, features a comprehensive listing of streamed events by category and city. Keeping with our focus on making it easier for you to share what’s happening, you can post your photos and comments in a new feed format on each streaming event.

In Real Time


We’ve partnered with Tagboard to ensure you see all things social at SMW14. You can see the realtime action through their visualizations, showcasing all the conversations across all the social channels.

Twitter & Hashtags

While we have some pretty amazing tools that we’ve collaborated with Nokia to bring you a great experience. But that doesn’t mean you don’t need to know the basics. We’ll be using these global hashtags and handles — all of which you can also view using Tagboard:

Global: @SocialMediaWeek, #SMW14
Bangalore: @SMWBangalore & #SMWBangalore
Barcelona: @SMWBarcelona & #SMWBCN
Copenhagen: @SMWCPH & #SMWCPH
Hamburg: @SMWHamburg & #SMWHH
Lagos: @SMWLagos & #SMWLagos
Milan: @SMWMln & #SMWMilan
Tokyo: @SMWTok & #SMWTok

If you want to follow our conversations on our global theme, you’ll want to use #FutureOfNow.
To keep up with our SMW Reporters from Nokia, track #SMWReporter


We also have a strong presence on Facebook, where you can see images and short updates from SMW14. Follow us here:

New York

Share SMW14

In Images

We want to see SMW14 through your eyes. Share your Instagram (or whatever mobile photo app is your preference!) photos with us and the world. We’ll be keeping track of them by looking for #SMW14, and sharing our favorites. You can also see the latest shared on our special SMW14 in Images Page.

Twitter & Facebook

Give us your thoughts on your favorite events, what speakers are saying, and what you learned. Share it all. But make sure to use the hashtags from above and tag us on Facebook. We’ll be displaying your tweets on Tagboard and picking, highlighting top stories on Facebook, and then featuring our favorite stories from the week from both platforms!

We look forward to hearing from you this SMW14.
Watch. Attend. Participate. Shape and share Social Media Week this year.

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