Building on the success of SMW NYC 2011, we are excited to announce the initial lineup of Content Hubs which will serve as the primary locations for official SMW programming throughout the week of February 13-17.
Building off the Global Theme of Empowering Change through Collaboration, each Content Hub, will host programming at iconic institutions throughout the city and reflect key areas of focus for conversations on the societal, economic and cultural impact of social media.
These areas include Advertising & Marketing; Social & Environmental Change; Health & Wellness; Art & Culture; Music, Media & Entertainment; Business Innovation; and Global Society.
Advertising & Marketing
JWT will serve as our host for guiding conversations on the impact of the world of marketing through social media. The Marketing & Advertising Hub will focus on broad themes including Monitoring & Analytics, PR & Communications, Location-based Marketing, Community Management, Creative & Brand Strategy, Media Buying & Planning, and Crowdsourcing & Co-creation.
“JWT is delighted to serve as the advertising and marketing hub at Social Media Week for a second year,” said Social Media Week Board Member David Eastman, who is North American CEO and Worldwide Digital Director at JWT. “All brands need to consider the role of social media in nearly every aspect of their businesses, and through hosting and participating in this series of events, we can help to lead the conversation about this increasingly important part of our industry.” — David Eastman, CEO, JWT
Art & Culture
Stimulating dialogue centered around the arts, fashion and cultural shifts, Hearst Corporation will serve as our Art & Culture Hub. Content will focus on Art, Fashion, Lifestyle & Beauty, Travel, Food, Theater, Luxury, and Comedy.
“We’re thrilled to be hosting the opening press conference and the Art & Culture hub for Social Media Week NY again this year. As a company, Hearst has embraced digital and social in a major way and we applaud SMW for creating a dynamic, global conversation about how it has become an integral part of all of our lives.” — David Carey, President, Hearst Magazines
Health & Wellness
Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness will lead the conversation around emerging changes and the future of wellness and healthcare as the host of our Health & Wellness Hub, with Luminary Labs lending their expertise to help curate events. Events will be centered around Innovations in Health & Wellness, Global & Future Wellness, Preventative Health & Medicine, Sports & Fitness, Emerging Tools, Healthcare & Health Plans, Nutrition, Sustainable Living, Mental Health/Enrichment, and Human Resource Management.
“Through social media, the world is becoming a smaller place and nowhere is this more apparent, or will it have a potentially bigger impact on people’s lives, than in wellness and healthcare. Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is honored to host a forum where thought leadership will shape and empower a revolution in communications and marketing—welcome Social Media Week.” — Ned Russell, Managing Director, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness
“Luminary Labs is honored to curate the Health and Wellness Hub during Social Media Week in New York. We look forward to fostering collaboration between science, technology, the arts, and design to deliver change for one of society’s greatest needs- our own health,” — Sara Holoubek, CEO, Luminary Labs
Social & Environmental Change
Our Social & Environmental Change Hub will examine the role of social, digital and mobile media in affecting change for the greater good. Hosted by Thomson Reuters, the Social & Environmental Change Hub will explore Education, Energy & Climate Change, Non-profits, Social Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, and Social Justice & Human Rights.
“I am excited to have our Reuters headquarters at 3 Times Square be a hub for this coming Social Media Week. I was lucky enough to moderate a Social Media Week panel on the role social media played in the Arab Spring earlier this year, on a historic day for Egypt. I’ve also been a captive audience member for many other great Social Media Week events over the years. Toby Daniel, Michelle Welsch and the rest of the Social Media Week organizers are a fantastic team we’re thrilled to be working with. We look forward to hosting some great events at our hub which we will be announcing soon.” — Anthony De Rosa, Social Media Editor, Reuters
The way in which consumers and businesses interact and how business is handled has been deeply impacted by social media and technology. The venue for the Business Innovation Hub will be announced soon but will guide these conversations and examine E-commerce & Mobile Payments, Enterprise & Startups, Trading & Investment, Regulation & Legal, Business Systems, Business Information Design, Customer Relationship Management and Human Resource Management.
Music, Media & Entertainment
The Music, Media & Entertainment Hub will guide dialogue on the way in which we entertain ourselves as a culture and how the social, mobile and digital field has revolutionized this area. The host for the Music, Media & Entertainment Hub will be announced soon, and events will explore broad areas including Music, Artists, Television, Journalism, Publishing, Film, Radio, and Telecommunications.
At Big Fuel, the Global Society Hub will be our central headquarters, providing attendees opportunities to interact with interactive installations, co-create with other participants, engage with other SMW international locations and presentations, and take in a fuller SMW experience.
“We are tremendously excited to host the Global Hub for Social Media Week New York in February 2012. The dialogues about social media that are taking place in this conference, all over the world, really excite us. We look forward to facilitating those conversations, across all the partner cities, and showcasing social media’s global impact.” — Jon Bond, CEO, Big Fuel
With these iconic institutions leading the way as platforms for content and conversation during Social Media Week, now is the time to submit your event ideas and help to shape and influence the experience for our attendees. Submitting your ideas is easy and we encourage you to do so as soon as possible as submissions close on January 20th and the earlier you submit the greater the chances of having your idea chosen.