Generate Leads and Become a Brand Partner During #SMWNYC

SMW New York is just five weeks away, have you made final plans yet on how you and your company will be involved? We wanted to share a few ways for your brand to establish a presence including:

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor, or would like to know more about the opportunities still available, we would very much like to hear from you. As an official partner you’ll be joining brands and agencies like Microsoft, Ogilvy, Brandwatch, Spotify, Accenture, Ford, Edelman, Google, YouTube, Capital One, American Express, Sysomos and dozens more who have all been integral to the growth and success of Social Media Week over the past 7 years.

Up Next: Announcing The Launch Of SMW New York’s Initial Program Of Events For 2016

“The evolving social landscape will impact how people discover, consume and share music; and we are thrilled to work with Social Media Week to host a dialogue around this globally.” – Josh Karpf (Global VP, Social Media Marketing at Spotify)

To get more info about partnership packages, or our group pass discounts, please email

Video: The Future of Real-time Publishing (Part 1)

On February 10, 2011, over 120+ journalists, bloggers and media makers joined us for discussion on “The Future of Real-time Publishing“. This event was hosted by and produced in conjunction with The New York Times (@nytimes). Brian Stelter moderated a panel which included Ann Curry, Andy Carvin, David Clinch and Josh Harris. See below for part one of this two part video.

The Future of Real-time Publishing (Part 1) produced by Future Local on WellcomeMat

Hub Spotlight: Business, Media & Communications, hosted by JWT New York

Following previous posts regarding the People & Society and Science & Technology Hubs, today we would like to share details about the Business, Media & Communications Hub, which is hosted by Social Media Week’s global sponsor JWT at their headquarters here in New York.

JWT is one of the world’s best-known marketing communications brands. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals.

JWT consistently ranks among the top agency networks in the world and continues its dominant presence in the industry by staying on the leading edge—from producing the first-ever TV commercial in 1939 to developing award-winning branded content for brands such as Bloomberg, Ford and HSBC.

Social Media Week is proud to be working with JWT and excited to also partner with their London, Toronto & São Paulo offices.


The Business, Media & Communications Hub will focus on everything advertising, marketing, publishing and enterprise related and will bring together some of the leading individuals and companies who are helping to shape the future of communications. Confirmed speakers include:  John Winsor, CEO of Victor & Spoils, David Eastman, CEO North America, Worldwide Digital Director, JWT, Benjamin Palmer, CEO/CCO of the Barbarian Group, Faris Yakob, Chief Innovation Officer, MDC/kbs+p.

Themes & topics covered will include:

  • Social production & mass collaboration
  • The future agency
  • Engaging the audience in publishing
  • Social commerce
  • Brands as storytellers
  • Branded entertainment
  • Humanizing brands
  • Data, analytics, and insight
  • Utilizing the social graph

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it provides a flavor of some of areas we will be covering.  The agenda will be released in January, however if you would like to suggest themes and topics that we should be covering, please let us know.

If you or your organization is interested in curating a session and helping to shape the programming at the Business, Media & Communications Hub we would love to hear from you.  Sessions are typically two hours in length and can include a series of talks, a panel, a workshop or seminar.  We encourage our guest curators to think creatively about their sessions and consider designing an experience that moves beyond traditional conference formats.

To submit a session idea, please visit the event registration page and reference which Hub you are interested in, in your application.

If you are interested in sponsorship or media partnership opportunities, we have some really exciting ways for brands to participate  in the experience and contribute to the programming. For more information please contact:

The Business, Media & Communications Hub is brought to you by Social Media Week organizers Crowdcentric & host sponsor JWT.

About the Hubs

Social Media Week Hubs include: Science and Technology Hub, hosted by Google; Business, Media, and Communications Hub, hosted by global advertising agency JWT; People & Society Hub, hosted by The Paley Center for Media; and Music, Gaming & Sports, hosted by Red Bull Space. As we mentioned in our announcement, we are also launching a fifth Hub which will cover Arts & Culture, the location of which we will share in the coming week or so.

Thanks from the organizers of Social Media Week

I would like to thank everyone who played such an incredibly important role in helping to make Social Media Week such a huge success.  Particular thanks to our volunteers, staff, advisory board members, city organizers, event partners, sponsors, media partners and of course our wonderful attendees.

In total, more than 7,000 people attended across the six cities and over 150 individual organizations were directly involved in helping to produce the conference.

In addition to significantly increasing in size from 2009, the scope of our program also grew with more than 200 events hosted, covering such topics as social media’s impact on healthcare, technology, non-profits, corporate social responsibility, higher education, politics, open design, crowdsourcing, social graph optimization, PR and brand communications.

Here in New York, we hosted 80 individual events, partnering with organizations such as Wired, JWT, The New York Times, Porter Novelli, The Paley Center for Media, Razorfish, MoMA, Sony, Converseon, Morris+King and many many more.

Thanks to our production partners Colaboratorie Mutopo, our global headline sponsor Meebo for all their support and also to our supporting sponsors Pepsi Refresh and PepsiCo.

Thanks also to New York sponsors MotoBLUR, Thrillist, Wholefoods & Diageo and to our media and communication partners PSFK, The New York Times, Mashable, Fast Company, Porter Novelli, 360i, SmartBrief, Mediaite, Mediabistro, PR Newswire, PressLift, SoundCtrl, Gary’s Guide and CSR Wire, and to our streaming partner Livestream.

If you missed some of the events here in New York you can check out the video archive here: and for press coverage of the events visit:

Finally, we welcome all feedback, both good and bad and would love to hear specific thoughts on how we can improve every aspect of the conference in future years. If you have a couple of minutes, please complete this short survey:

Thank you again!

Toby Daniels & the Social Media Week Team

Videos from 2009

The first Social Media Week Conference launched earlier this year in New York.  Over the week, the organizer together with the local business community hosted over thirty five events in locations like the New York Times, Razorfish, Wired and Nielsen.

One the events was entitled Innovation in Politics, Policy, and Social Change through Social Media and was hosted at the New York Times.  Check out the full video from the event below.

Title: Innovation in Politics, Policy, and Social Change through Social Media

Description: A reflection on the Obama campaign and a look ahead at the future of harnessing social media for change.

Speakers: Panelists: Chris Hughes: Co-founder of Facebook and President Obama’s Director of Online Organizing during the campaign. Andrew Rasiej: Founder of Personal Democracy Forum, an annual conference and website covering the intersection of politics and technology, Jamie Daves: Venture capitalist and entrepreneur with over ten years of experience in the public sector who has helped found a number of successful nonprofit and political organizations. Moderator: Brian Stelter of the NY Times.

Hosted by: The New York Times


Part 2

Part 3

Social Media Week NY: Innovation in Politics, Policy, and Social Change through Social Media Pt. 3 from Panman Productions on Vimeo.

Hello New York!

On Feb 1st 2010, along with five other cities we will be hosting a week long conference here in New York City. The overall theme of the conference looks at the way social media is shaping business communications, culture and society at large.  With such a broad scope, our goal is to produce a series of events that reflects this theme and that represents the depth and diversity of New York City.With our event partners The New York Times, Time Inc, Razorfish, Mutopo, IDEO and Wired, we’re planning events that cover an incredible range of topics including news, healthcare, politics, sports, entertainment, music and the arts.

Of course, Social Media Week wouldn’t be possible without the incredible support of its volunteers, advisory board and the wider New York community.  While we are producing a number of events ourselves we are also looking for you to support our efforts by registering and/or hosting your own events.

For more information on how to participate, please visit the Getting Involved section of the main website.

Thanks for supporting Social Media Week New York.  We cant wait to meet you!