Social Media Week Quotes

 This year’s Social Media Week was a truly global phenomenon—showcasing borderless brands and communications, via the power of social media. We are proud to have been an integral partner—with PepsiCo employees contributing to discussions and idea exchanges on three continents.” Bonin Bough, Global Director of Social and Digital Media for PepsiCo

"Social Media Week is more than an event, its a movement. Such an innovative event that taps into the human networks of people across the world and encourages sharing and best practice will move us forward faster and more effectively than traditional event silos. Nokia is proud to be powering such an innovative movement through our #NokiaConnects solutions and helping people join the conversations and participate from every walk of life" Craig Hepburn, Global Director, Social Media, Nokia

Five days of direct, human-to-human information transfer was evidence in itself against the argument that online social networking is nothing more than a sterile, electronically mediated substitute for real-life contact. With its kaleidoscopic series of offerings, Social Media Week constituted a worldwide effort to understand and shape the future.” —Frank Rose, author of The Art of Immersion

 “2011 has seen Social Media truly formalise itself as an industry [and practice] to be taken seriously. There’s real money to be made and genuine ROI to be reaped. As such, Social Media Week for both me personally and of course, 1000heads, has been a natural progression of that thought; giving us more to learn, more to share and, ultimately, more credibility to the industry as a whole.”1000 Heads- Marketing Director, James Whatley

“Social Media Week does not disappoint. It is a real-world manifestation of some of the best that new technology has to offer - ideas, strategies and insights shared by the people who are shaping the future. Not only did I leave with a deeper understanding of how the world is wired today, I left with something even more valuable: friends and allies. How many businesses or projects were launched there? There oughta be an app for that.” -Ellen McGirt. Senior Writer, Fast Company Magazine

In my 2nd year as an event partner with SMW London, it became screamingly obvious how much they care about, and want to support, every person they work with. At any point I felt I had an extended staff on at least 3 people from Chinwag to help me organise my event, and I, in turn, felt part of their team, and that's what made the whole experience extremely valuable and worthwhile.

Raj Kotecha-  Managing Director