Early bird discount for #SMWF Europe ends this Friday!

With just 2 months until the 5th #SMWF Europe, don’t miss your chance to take full advantage of the early bird discount ending this week! Register before Friday (18th Jan) at 1800 GMT and save up to £300 on your pass. This year’s show, taking place at The Brewery, London

Top six social marketing lessons from #SMWF N.America

With two jam-packed days of content, frequent networking opportunities and the best of the industry at your fingertips, it’s easy to miss some of the messages being spread at #SMWF N. America. Merlin Ward, account strategist at Renegade, has six lessons from some of social media’s brightest brains at last

Not quite networking in the sun, but at least it didn’t rain! Big thank you to all of those that made it down to the #SMWF Summer BBQ!

We’re all BBQ’d out after a lovely (and surprisingly dry) evening at Vibe Bar, Brick Lane! The night was filled with Mama’s tasty Jerk Chicken, social media chatter and pub quiz banter as teams went head to head on the #SMWF Pub Quiz! Big congratulations to the team at @gravytrainLtd

Join us at the #SMWF Summer BBQ!

The arrival of our British summer time has got us in the BBQ mood! We wanted to invite you to come along to our first ever SMWF Summer BBQ taking place at Vibe Bar on 17th July. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with your social media peers as

Enjoyed a full day at #SMWF? Don’t forget the Social Soiree tonight!

We hope you’ve enjoyed the action packed agenda today, now it’s time to sip some drinks and catch up with everyone at the show at tonight’s Social Soiree! We’ll be at JuJu in Chelsea from 7.30pm tonight for some serious social media networking, with a DJ, dance floor and a

Why social media conversations can no longer be regarded as folly? By @text100uk

By Dan Baxter, Managing Director, Text 100  Text 100 is sponsoring Social Media World Forum in London next week. We’re doing this not just because we fundamentally believe in the power of social but also because we feel we are at a crucial point in its maturity. Social media has

Socially Attuned – interview with Polydor #SMWF speaker taken from The Drum

The advent of social media has changed the music industry for good. With fans able to source and share music using Spotify, Facebook and YouTube, it’s never been more important for record labels to become digitally aware. But what challenges does this bring for the music industry? The Drum caught

Get Connected at #SMWF: Tweet Wall returns in association with @text100uk!

A feature that is hard to miss and central to the SMWF networking hub within the expo area is the Tweet Wall, an innovation by our partners ultraknowledge. The SMWF Tweet Wall will be back and this year we have teamed up with Text 100, an award winning public relations consultancy,

Get your party shoes on! The #SMWF Social Soirée returns!

Taking place on the evening of 27th March, day one of SMWF, the official Social Soirée is set to descend on the The JuJu, Chelsea Kicking off from 7:30pm, this is going to be the social media networking knees-up of the year; including a complimentary bar, DJ, dance floor and

Introducing #SMWF Connect Live!

The SMWF Connect Live networking sessions will be taking place at SMWF on both days of the event for paid delegates, speakers, sponsors & exhibitors. SMWF Connect Live will take the format of speed networking providing a structured, yet informal environment, to meet and connect with fellow SMWF folk. There

Introducing #SMWF Connect!

We are pleased to announce the launch of SMWF Connect our brand new networking service for 2012! SMWF Connect provides the opportunity for all workshop delegates, speakers, exhibitor & sponsors to connect pre-event, share knowledge, engage in discussions & pre plan meetings with key folk they are looking to connect with

Using customer insight to build social loyalty through community and fan engagement – interview with LEGO ahead of #SMWF

Retailers and brands are discovering new ways to gain valuable customer insight through their use of social media. By creating online social communities, retailers are not only able to build brand loyalty but receive feedback on their products and gain insight for future projects. A recent report found that 85%

Doing a Ratner: When Social Media Goes Bad – spotlight on The Drum @ #SMWF

Twenty years ago Gerald Ratner described the jewellery his stores sold as ‘crap’ at the Institute of Directors annual conference. Days later his organisation had seen £500m wiped off its value. It’s reputation unsalvageable. Had Gerald made the same faus pas today his company reputation would have been destroyed in

A Truly Social Soirée for Social Media Week, with SMWF and Vitrue

We’re soriee’d out after a lovely night at the hospital club with Vitrue and friends of SMWF!  It was great to see everyone last night at the ‘Social Soiree’. The night at the Hospital Club was a facebook gaming, live art creating, ipad dj’ing &  social media chattering  networking night,

How to tackle the risks of social media

By Lance Concannon, UK social media lead at Text 100 Speak to any senior corporate comms exec about the barriers that prevent them from using social media more in their organisation, and I guarantee that the issue of ‘risk’ will usually come close to the top of the list. This

Why 2012 is the year for location based marketing.

Following a landmark year for location based services, mobile marketers are looking towards 2012 as the year when location based technology will pervade many of the services available on users’ handsets. Last year Foursquare reported that over 15 million users and 600,000 businesses had joined the platform, resulting in over

Marketwire’s top #socialmedia tips – part 2 #SMWF

Companies in the social media space are constantly looking for advice and new ways that they can make sure their efforts in the space are working. While there are no definitive answers, as every company’s goals will require different methods of showing success, there are a few tips that can

6 Simple Steps to Building Your Social Business with Meltwater Buzz

According to a study by SAS and the Harvard Business Review, by 2012, 88% of companies will use social media worldwide. Well, 2012 is just around the corner, and if you haven’t taken the steps to make your business socially active and aware, now is a great time to start!

Win a free pass to #SMWF N. America!

This November the Social Media World Forum will be landing in New York and we are giving you the chance to win an access all areas workshop pass as well as an invitation to the evening networking party. What can you expect from #SMWF N. America? SMWF North America will

Top ten reasons to attend #SMWF and #AppsWorld N.America

1. Two days of action packed engaging content within 30+ sessions, across three tracks covering all aspects of the social media & apps ecosystem. 2. 100+ speakers from top names in the industry including Twitter, AT+T, Radian6, Google TV, Yahoo and Bing. 3. Unique opportunity to network with 2500+ attendees

The top 5 tips for securing a job in Social Media – in partnership with e2i

If you’re looking for a job, your online profile is more important to you now than ever before, even more so if you are looking for a job within social media! Social media now plays a role in finding, positioning and promoting yourself to your potential future employer. With strong

Staying over for Social Media World Forum, Asia ?

SMWF have teamed up with the Ritz Carlton, Singapore to offer all SMWF Asia visitors a discount rates for the duration of the show. Please note: Rates are only available until the 15th Aug, so if you would like to stay at the hotel we recommend booking asap before allocation

#SMWF Asia to provide social media marketing advice, analysis and insight

SMWF Asia comes to Singapore on 1-2 September, offering social media marketing advice and in-depth insight into how brands and businesses across Asia are using channels like Facebook and Twitter to connect with their customers, build communities, monitor brand reputation, advertise and even sell their products directly. Some of the

#SMWF and #AppsWorld Africa 2011 – Thank you Cape Town

That’s Social Media World Forum and Apps World Africa done for 2011, a fascinating peak into the African social media marketing and apps industry space, made vibrant and given serious buzz by the enthusiasm of the people that attended. Thanks to the 1000+ African and international programmers, marketers, experts and

Social Commerce Tips from Demand Media

Guest blog from Demand Media, silver sponsor of SMWF Europe and in the comScore Top 30 Global Network of Premium Online Brands . Thank you for attending the Social Media World Forum and for joining our discussion panel “Examining the Social Shopper” where you met our VP of European Sales

Social media for crisis management – no holds BAR’d

LEWIS PR COO Paul Charles will be chairing the SMWF “Social Media for crisis management” panel at 16:50, on day one of the event on 29 March. The session will cover some of the recent catastrophes to have hit the news, and will involve some of the people who were,

Staying over for the Social Media World Forum? we have partnered with the Hilton hotel to offer a discount

With just over two months to go before SMWF Europe kicks off on the 29th March, we recommend booking your hotel room to avoid disappointment. We have partnered with the Hilton London, Olympia Hotel to offer all SMWF visitors a discounted room rate for the 28th, 29th & 30th March

Arrange Meetups @ Social Media World Forum Europe – 29/30th March

With networking being at the heart of Social Media, what better way to embrace this element than to arrange your own Meetup? We are inviting sponsors, exhibitors and visitors to maximum the opportunities SMWF presents with key industry figures all in town. Whether you are thinking about hosting a drinks

Happy New Year SMWF folks!

SMWF are very excited about hosting the 3rd annual event for the Social Media World Forum and with a new year comes a new look, increased interactively and networking opportunities plus an action packed workshop agenda. New for SMWF Europe 2011 ……….

Why are some brands still reluctant to put spend into Social Media Marketing?

Below Huzu asked brands and agencies from the Social Media World Forum March just gone ‘Why Are some brands still reluctant to put spend into Social Media Marketing?’ The Brands’ Perspective Huzu is a social media technology company. Licensing its white-label social media platform to brands and agencies. Allowing them

SMWF Asia is back!

Social Media World Forum Asia is back for 2010!  The event  will be taking place at the larger venue – The Suntec Conference Centre on the 22nd & 23rd of September 2010, before the F1 Singapore night race, allowing people to stay over the weekend and visit the race, and

How important is it to measure social media?

A large brand said to us recently that it wasn’t considering a social media strategy, because if you “get the product right, the rest will take of itself”. It was taking a ‘trust to luck’ approach, relying on spontaneous word of mouth recommendations to drive users of its product. In

Event Photos

Over a week ago since the event and the team are starting to catch their breath! All delegates will have now received an email containing login details to access all the event presentations. Courtesy of our exhibitor John Cassidy Photography, we have a selection of event photos ready to view

Social Media World Forum, London 2010 Round-up!

The Six Degrees team have just about recovered from the Social Media World Forum #SMWF last week. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along, tweeted, networked and blogged. Social Media World Forum 2010 video – can you spot yourself? During the two days

The Social Shindig ‘Official Networking Party’

The Social Shindig party, the official networking party of Social Media World Forum will be taking place on the middle evening of the event.All conference pass delegates are invited to head over to the Archangel venue situated opposite the Kensington Royal Garden Hotel.  The venue is a10 min walk from

Official Event Hotel

Hilton London Olympia – 380 Kensington High Street London W14 8NL, United Kingdom We are pleased to have partnered with The Hilton London Olympia Hotel to offer all Social Media World Forum visitors a discounted room rate for the 14th, 15th & 16th March 2010. We only have a limited

New VIP Bloggers Passes

New for 2010, we have introduced a Bloggers Pass for the event.   Bloggers Passes are available for New Media/Social Media bloggers looking to cover the show and become a Blogger Supporter for the event. All bloggers passes will include the below: Access to all five conference streams over the two

Penny Power, Author, Speaker & Entrepreneur talks about the role of social networks for modern professionals

Penny Power, Author, International Speaker, Entrepreneur and founder of Ecademy talks about the role of social networks for modern professionals. Penny Power is a published author, a highly engaging speaker and one of the UK’s most inspirational and successful female entrepreneurs. Penny founded Ecademy, the UK’s first social network for

Win a conference pass to the Social Media World Forum #SMWF via Re-Tweet Comp!

To be in for a chance to attend the “Must attend” Social Media event of the year FREE, simply take part in our Re-Tweet competition! It’s Really Easy to Enter All you need to do is put your Social Media skills to the test and re-tweet our competition tweet on

Facebook, Bebo, Netlog, Viadeo, Tweetmeme speakers at Social Media World Forum

The Social Media World Forum Conference and Exhibition, taking place on 15-16 March 2009 at Olympia in London announced new line up of social networks speaking at the show. The event has also announced a 25% discount for early bird registration until 22nd December.