Sponsored by Nokia, Social Media Week 2011 begins next Monday, February 7th through the 11th. The event is being hosted in New York, San Francisco, Rome, Paris, Toronto, São Paulo, London, Hong Kong and Istanbul. Social Media Week (SMW) is described on their website as, “a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media.”
The aim of SMW, connecting hundreds of thousands of social media experts, is to advance and improve understanding of the role that social media plays in our society. The event will broadcast the internationally hosted conferences through several mediums, including social and mobile media. The opening ceremony kicked off the fourth official SMW today with a global press conference at Hearst Magazines. Founder Toby Daniels gave opening remarks and videos were sent in by Social Media Week teams in Istanbul, Rome, Paris, Hong Kong and São Paulo. Overall, the ceremony was a great preview of the week to come. SMW offers a unique conference format wherein participants receive “a much more rich and beneficial set of experiences for everyone who participates.” Click here to learn more about how you can get your city involved in the February conference.
This event has been running since February of 2009 and has been yet another great resource for online marketing professionals. Broadcasting the conferences on the internet and through social media outlets like Facebook allows anyone to gain valuable insights and glean the latest information on effective social media marketing. To watch Social Media Week videos, visit their YouTube Channel.