The Evolution of Togetherness: Quantifying Social Media’s Impact on Society

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Hosted by Grey

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel: Stage 1 811 7th Avenue New York NY 10019




In a 5,700-word status update in early 2017, Mark Zuckerberg announced that a change in Facebook’s purpose: once peddling a social network connecting friends, the new vision is to create a one-stop global community. Keenly aware that many are quick to condemn social media as intrinsically anti-social, social media leaders are working to improve tech’s ability to forge togetherness, bringing about the next phase of digitized community-building. Luckily, tech leaders aren’t the only ones adept at tackling this challenge; the advertising industry has always been a force for building community and bringing people together, aware of the potential that technology brings to that goal.

In this session, Suresh Nair, Global Chief Strategy Officer at Grey, presents the agency’s Famously Effective Business of Togetherness research, speaking to new, modern definitions of togetherness—and social media’s role in bringing us together and/or dividing our culture.

Attend this session and learn:

  • How the concept of togetherness is changing, and how social technologies are responding in kind
  • How to create work that generates the feelings of togetherness that people claim they need
  • When should brands step up, and when should they step aside

Venue & Location

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel: Stage 1

811 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019





Social Media Week

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

The Evolution of Togetherness: Quantifying Social Media’s Impact on Society

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  • Suresh Nair

    Suresh Nair

    Global Chief Strategy Officer

    Grey