National Geographic’s #SMWNYC Event on How They Engage 350 Million Fans on Social

National Geographic aims to inspire, enlighten and activate audiences around the world, encouraging them to go further and test the limits of what is possible, and at #SMWNYC, they are sharing this expertise with the Social Media Week audience.

At #SMWNYC, Rachel Webber (EVP of Digital Products, National Geographic) will share insights and perspectives on how they are leveraging the new tools and platforms to maintain their position as one of the most relevant and inspiring brands in social media. The session is titled Masters of Storytelling: How NatGeo Engages 350 Million Fans on Social

National Geographic celebrates the explorer inside all of us; those go, do and push themselves further. Our stories are told by the world’s best scientist, explorers, photographers and filmmakers. We offer true 360 experiences across an unparalleled portfolio of media assets – television channels, magazines, kids, travel, books, video, events and some of the most followed digital and social platforms in the world.

As a trusted global super brand, National Geographic touches over 760 million consumers of every age, in every part of the world, every single month and maintains a social footprint of over 350 million faithful followers.

With an unwavering commitment to the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world, National Geographic is a forward thinking multi-media company, with purpose at its core. We return 27% of our proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic Society, creating a virtuous cycle of storytelling and philanthropy committed to research, science, conservation and exploration.

National Geographic’s event from November’s Social Media Week in Chicago

National Geographic strives to check off three boxes with its content: 1) Relevant, 2) Relatable, and 3) Timely. Content that achieves these pillars allow NatGeo to reach consumers across all social media channels, and learn from each posts in order to adapt their content and strategy. They also realize that it’s important to stay realistic, even with big, new ideas.

Here are some highlights from that session featuring Claudia Malley (Chief Marketing and Brand Officer, NatGeo):

The organizational values that push National Geographic’s brand forward:

NatGeo’s strategy for Facebook Live and live video content:

NatGeo’s strategy for Snapchat and vertical video

Social Media Week returns to New York this February 28 to March 3. HQ passes are sold out, but you can still watch the official sessions LIVE and on-demand through our video platform, SMW Insider.