How to Livestream your Event #smwldn

Is your event now live on Social Media Week?

If the answer is yes, then give yourself a big pat on the back and follow the four simple steps below to make your event as available as possible. 

This year we have teamed up with Livestream so you can make the most of your event by having it streamed on the official London Social Media Week channel for all to enjoy. It's also free. 

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Twittamentary Screening

media140 are excited to present a special screening of Twittamentary as part of London Social Media Week 2012 on the 17th February.

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Date: 17 February 2012
Location: The Innovation Warehouse, UK

SMWLDN 2012 Brainstorm Round 2 Announced 7th Dec: Food, Fashion, Sport, Music, Gaming, Family

Brain Embroidery by Spectacles

After last week's successful Social Media Week London brainstorm - we're delighted to announce a SMWLDN Brainstorm Round 2 in preparation for next February's SMWLDN on Wed 7th Dec from 6pm - 8pm in Shoreditch or TechCity, if you're startup-minded (RSVP).

This time, the aim is to focus on how social media is affecting and impacting our day-to-day lives from the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the music we listen to, the games we play, the sport (some of us, ehem) do and our families.

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Your Guide to Hosting an Event for Social Media Week 2012

Plans for Social Media Week 2012 have well and truly started and some very exciting ideas have been flying around. Some events are already live in London and across the other 13 cities involved. Check out whats already planned for the week here:

Planning an event for Social Media Week can be slightly daunting. Where do you start? Do you have a panel session or a workshop? How do you invite people? Is there a hashtag for every event? Do you need to supply catering?

So many questions, so to help you plan and execute your event, along with hopefully answering all the questions you have, we've pulled together some guidelines to 'Hosting an event for SMW 2012'.

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Social Media Week London Brainstorm: Ideas & Inspiration for 2012

BRAIN HUE Collection by Emilio Garcia

Two heads are better than one. So, 35 must be exponentially better, right?

At Chinwag, we're big fans of building things collaboratively, so we thought we'd really push the boat out for the initial planning of Social Media Week London 2012 (SMWLDN), 13-17th Feb, in case you're wondering.

On Tuesday evening, after an open invite, 35 people gathered at Ketchum PR's offices in Shoreditch to ruminate, dream and scheme on the themes for next year's SMWLDN. Analysing last year's event and taking informal soundings, the group started to explore five starting points:

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SMW London Round-up: The Future of Social Search

Social Media Week 2011 #SMWLDN - Microsoft Advertising & iSpy

Social Media Week London generated so much coverage that it's taken us a little while to pull together all the information. Our first review brings together the video, slides, pictures and coverage from The Future of Social Search hosted by i-Spy Marketing.

The event investigated how Search and Social fit together, influence one another and how Facebook Advertising will be the next big thing.

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Skype Announces Week-Long Free Wifi for London

Skype Access

There's lots of rather fantastic things happening during Social Media Week in London, and the latest addition is from the lovely folks at Skype.

SkypeTo celebrate Social Media Week, they're giving away free WiFi through Skype Access, the single-click Internet access feature, in New York, San Francisco, Rome, Paris, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong, Istanbul and most importantly London for the duration of the festival.

From 0001 GMT on the 7th February 2011 to to 2359 GMT on the 12th February 2011, Skype Access will be free to use for up to 60 minutes, so you can surf the web, send email and make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls at Skype Access-enabled WiFi hotspots in cafés, hotels and airports in New York, San Francisco, London, Rome, Paris, Toronto, São Paulo, Hong Kong and Istanbul.

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Tech Gathering hosted by Viadeo & TechHub

Viadeo and TechHub are hosting this evening which will bring together tech start-ups, tech companies, VCs and Angels for an evening of networking and sharing stories. The format will be informal, with a drinks reception and guest speaker, followed by networking.

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Date: 11 February 2011
Location: TechHub, UK

Public Sector Social Media Innovation Huddle hosted by Dell & Viadeo

How is the public sector transforming communication using social media with a broad range of audiences and what's next? This half-day unconference brings together Transport for London, The COI, Shirley Ayres Consulting, Dell, Department of Health, Reputation Online / New Media Age, Redcatco, Viadeo and you can join in, too.

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Date: 8 February 2011
Location: EHS 4D Group, UK

Social Media: Where Behavioural Science meets Measurement hosted by techMAP

2010 saw the launch of a platter of Social Media Monitoring tools and a shift in Social Media marketing that saw the industry grow up somewhat. A shift that moved the focus of Social Media from the fun of collecting followers to the focus of ROI and understanding consumers’ behavior online.

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Date: 10 February 2011
Location: Ketchum Pleon, UK

Mapping the process from Client pain through to its ROI hosted by techMAP

What happened to clients bringing us their problems, not their best guess orders? Join us for a chance to influence and shape the process from Client pain through to its ROI. This will be a roll-up-your-sleeves, colored markers, whiteboard discussion that will yield a tangible outcome.

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Date: 10 February 2011
Location: Theodore Bullfrog, UK

What Next for Content?

iCrossing's social media & content consultants, along with clients and collaborators, share lessons from their work and thoughts about what is coming next for content strategy. Panel chaired by Antony Mayfield, Senior Social Media Consultant.

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Date: 10 February 2011
Location: Wahaca, UK

Down on the Farm with Brass Agency and Ribena

Brass Agency will be sharing experiences of developing multi-platform on-and-offline social media activity for Ribena, and discussing the challenges of communicating as an iconic and well-loved British brand.

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Date: 11 February 2011
Location: 01zero-one, UK

Social Media Week London - Updated Event List (With Spaces)

So close...just three more sleeps and it's Social Media Week London, there's now almost 100 events listed on the website, which can make it a little tricky to figure out what's on, and more important where tickets are available.

We've put together this handy list of all the events, sessions, gatherings and networking events that still have capacity. This is by no means the whole list, which you can see on the Social Media Week London schedule.

So without further a-do, for your delectation:

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All The World's a Game

game night at duende by danja vasiliev

My morning routine involves a diet of strange and wonderful podcasts including the thought-provoking TEDtalk series.

Today, I watched the Seth Priebatsch from scvngr talking about how the social web is pretty much built, next up is the building of the game layer on top.

Certainly an interesting perspective especially with <clench>gamification</clench> being liberally used in lots of recent discussions around the industry, including a recent paper from Wired UK's David Rowan.

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