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Testimonials

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We like to think here at #SMWF that we always deliver great shows but rather than simply just blowing our own trumpet it’s always best – especially in the world of social media after all – to let others speak for you.


So here’s selection of testimonials from some of our previous attendees of #SMWF who enjoyed our range of speakers, quality of content and who took away some great learnings from the show...


“I found #SMWF a hugely inspirational conference - it's a great way to be inspired by colleagues in the industrry and a brilliant opportunity to network!”

Simone Schuurer, EMEA Community Site Manager, Microsoft


'Once again, #SMWF succeeded in providing delegates with plenty of actionable insight on the use of social channels beyond the digital function. Well worth a visit.' 

Owen Valentine Pringle, Director of Digital Communications, Amnesty International


 ‘#SMWF is a must-attend for anyone with a passion and enthusiasm for professional success within the social arena. Hat’s off to the organiser’s for producing a fantastic gathering of the industry’s brightest and most knowledgeable influencers. It was the ideal networking and learning occasion.‘

Alex Pollock, Global Community Manager, Castrol BP


“There was a fantastic mix of highly skilled and insightful speakers who spoken in a very open and collaborative manner. It felt like a series of insider tips and knowledge sessions that could really make you readjust your current social media strategy.”

Henry Windridge, Marketing Manager, Harper's Bazaar and Esquire


‘Members from WWF digital teams attended #SMWF this year to gain insight, particularly from senior digital leaders in other industries, as it’s important we keep up with digital and social trends, so we can best engage with our valuable supporters. It didn’t disappoint.' 

Neil GunnDigital Strategy Adviser, WWF UK


“It’s really beneficial to people like me who work in the industry to see how other businesses look at and manage their social media strategy so overall it was a really well done and helpful event.”

Alex Packham, Social Media Manager, NOW TV

 

“#SMWF was fantastically organised and very well attended.”

Delphine Remy-Boutang, WW Social Media Director, IBM Software Group


‘The format of the event, with its mixture of panel discussions, speakers, networking opportunities & a choice of breakout sessions made both days relevant & informative. I took half a notepad of notes – now to summarise & share my learnings with the Digital team back at the office!’ 

Vicky Foreman, Digital & Social Media Executive, Speedo International Limited

 
“#SMWF was a very informative, relevant conference for anyone who works in social media, especially those working in brands where social media is still an emerging channel.”

Lauren Stewart, Social Media Manager, Haven Holidays

 

“I have been to a fair few events of a similar nature but felt this was the best in terms of set up, quality of speakers and ease of accessibility to the sessions. It is definitely an event I will be recommending to others and will look to attend in future.”

Sumeet Vermani, Social Media Strategist, MoneySupermarket.com

 

“All the speakers were of excellent quality and feel I have learnt a few things but more importantly felt inspired by some of the things I've seen from some really big names.”

Craig Porter, Head of Social Media Sportsbook, William Hill

 

''#SMWF provided a great opportunity to network and listen to peers and the challenges and success they have had within the social media/wider digital arena.''

Matthew Pritchard, European Digital Director, Kellogg Company

 

''I found it very interesting and a good way to be up to date with all the new trends in social media & it was also great for networking.''

Txema Garitano Global Social Media, Search and Analytics Marketing, SEAT

 

''I thought the quality of attendees was very good, and the sessions were great. The venue was fantastic – infact just the whole organisation by #SMWF.''  

Prelini Udayan-Chiechi, Director of EMEA Marketing, Lithium Technologies


'‘I really enjoyed the #SMWF. I was impressed by the quality of the speakers and panels and found them to be really well moderated.’'

Kurt Lane, Head of Digital, Domino Recording Co

 

''I really enjoyed the conference and the opportunity to participate this year as a speaker,  I thought the conference was very good, with some great content''  

Elizabeth Pizzinato Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

 

“#SMWF was a great event - I liked the versatility of the modules and conversations and there were a number of great nuggets to take away.”  

Mark Peters, Digital Integration Director, News International

Venue Info

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This year's event will take place at 82MERCER, New York City’s premier events location in the heart of Soho.

The stunning location is a former manufacturing facility but with many of its original 19th century details restored to their former glory it is a venue that will be as talked about as the speakers and people you will be meeting at the show.

82MERCER

Mercer St. New York, NY, 10013

Transit 

From Penn StationDowntown C/E Train to Spring St. Station, then walk six blocks east. map

From Union SquareDowntown N/R Train to Prince St. Station, walk two blocks south and one block west to Mercer St.or Downtown 6 Train to Spring St. Station, walk three blocks west to Mercer St. map

From Grand Central StationDowntown 6 Train to Spring St. Station, walk three blocks west to Mercer St. map

From Port Authority Bus Terminal (42nd St. & 8th Ave)Downtown C/E Train to Spring St. Station, walk six blocks east to Mercer St. map

Parking 

Quik Park40 Mercer St. (at Grand) 212.219.3413

Laz Parking Ltd432 Broome St. (at Crosby) 212.334.3978

Mercer Parking Garage Corporation165 Mercer St. (at W. Houston) 212.226.5578

Local Hotels 

James Hotel, 27 Grand Street New York, NY 10013   646.424.2648 www.jameshotels.com
Trump Hotel, 246 Spring Street New York, NY 10013   212.842.5564 www.trumpsohohotel.com
Crosby Hotel, 79 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012   212.226.6400 www.firmdalehotels.com 
Dream Downtown, 355 West 16th Street New York, NY 10011  212.229.5178 www.dreamdowntown.com
SOHO Grand Hotel,  310 West Broadway New York, NY 10013  212.965.3225  www.sohogrand.com
Sheraton Tribeca, 370 Canal Street New York, NY 10013  646.439.2426  www.sheratontribeca.com