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Get “Closer” to Social Media Week Holland

Social Media Week comes to Holland this year from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16. As one of the world’s leading conference series, Social Media Week brings together leaders from all around the world to share insights and trends on social media, marketing, technology, innovation, and more.

This year, with the global theme, “Closer,” SMW Holland is paying tribute to the power of technology in bringing people together.

We spoke with the organizers of SMW Holland about the upcoming event, what sessions the team is most excited about, and what local trends they are seeing in their market.

What do you think will be the most important attendee takeaways from your city’s SMW conference?

One of the most important takeaways from Social Media Week Holland will be that technology and communication come hand-in-hand. Technology can boost communications and vice versa. This an overall takeaway that is in every session during #SMWNL.

Another one is: Think bigger. Be ambitious. Who’s your overall business or personal hero? Nike? Elon Musk? Make that the goal in your field of work.

Finally, conferences like ours are not just about analyzing trends. What’s far more interesting and inspiring is how you apply the trends — how the Dutch police uses VR in order to investigate crime scenes and solve murders? How a chain of hotels use AI for their reservations? How the UN uses AR for awareness?

What are some sessions that your team is excited about?

Without any doubt, this year’s most exciting session is “UN’s Under the Blue Helmet & Clouds over Sidra VR Experience,” hosted by Kristin Gutekunst of the United Nations. Kristin has extensive experience in campaigning for development, particularly through the combination of high-level advocacy strategies, grassroots mobilization, youth engagement, and innovative communications such as immersive and new media.

Second up must be “Meme-ology 101: The New Digital Language,” with Reddit’s Head of Brand Strategy Joe Federer. Joe believes that great social marketing is based on great content — content that ladders up to a meaningful brand purpose and, just as importantly, gets people to share it. In his own words, “Understanding what makes for great social content requires a real nerd. I am that nerd.”

We are also excited about our speaker Guido Berben, partner-manager at Tikkie, an initiative of the Dutch ABN AMRO bank. Tikkie is a clever app that makes paying fun, social, easy and open, so we are looking forward to what Guido wants to share.

How do your overall agenda tie into this year’s global theme?

We confidently say that SMW Holland at The Hague is all about this year’s global theme of Social Media Week: “Closer.” There’s plenty of excellent examples of how technology plays a role in getting people more connected, closer to each other, and more aware of important issues. The UN’s VR experience immerses people into the life of peace soldiers around the world.

And in a way – amongst all these technological and digital innovations – there is always a need to meet people in person. To interact face-to-face, to chat, to agree or disagree and to enjoy a drink or two. In that perspective, #SMWNL gets us closer in every sense.

Which partners or brands are you most excited to be working with this year?

As mentioned before we are so proud to have the UN in our lineup during #SMWNL. At the same time, we are also thrilled for the participation of BMW i, Google, Lidl, KPN, Tikkie, Reddit, Randstad, the Dutch National Police, and so many more.

What are some local trends you are seeing in your market?

A few local trends in our market can be found on stage as well. One of them will be that the closer an agency is to customers, the better the outcome. And by “Closer,” it does not only refer to the business side of a brand, but more importantly, physical and emotional connection to customers.

What are some of the key questions that will be addressed during your edition of SMW?

#SMWNL recognizes that there are a lot of questions out there — questions about how to apply AI, AR or VR to marketing; how to integrate bots and voice tech into businesses; what’s the key strategy in making a social media campaign successful; how to explore the potential of influencer marketing, etc.

But don’t you worry, we have got all the answers.

Where can potential attendees get news and updates about your conference?

To keep up with all news and updates on Social Media Week Holland, please check out our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and our website.

Learn the latest trends, insights and best practices from the brightest minds in media and technology. Sign up for SMW Insider to watch full-length sessions from official Social Media Week conferences live and on-demand.

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Register online now to attend our Record Breaking Pre Expo Networking Breakfast in Cardiff this Wednesday – Sponsored by Enterprise CarClub…

Register online now and join us for our record breaking pre expo breakfast networking event in Cardiff, South Wales prior to the Introbiz Expo at the Motorpoint Arena, on Wednesday 9th November.   We are pleased to announce that Enterprise Car Club are sponsoring the record breaking pre expo breakfast networking event in Cardiff this Wednesday. For more about the […]


Celebrate Beaujolais Day with over 130 Business Owners & Directors in Cardiff this November!

Strategic Networking Bringing Businesses Together

Would you like to Celebrate Beaujolais Day with Introbiz and over 100 Welsh Business Owners, Directors & Entrepreneurs?

Everyones favourite time of the year, Beaujolais Day, is nearly upon us again!

On Thursday 20th November 2014 Introbiz will be celebrating Beaujolais Day for the 6th year running at Madeira Restaurante, Cardiff’s best and only authentic Portuguese Restaurant.

They have booked the entire restaurant and would love you to join them and over 130 attendees for a social event and business networking event combined, that is always a sell out!

Come along and make new business connections with Introbiz members and visitors in a relaxed environment over Beaujolais wine and an authentic 2 course dinner.

As you may know Introbiz Directors Paul & Tracey are passionate about raising money for charity. Last year they raised over £2,000 and will be raising funds again this year for The Pituitary Foundation.

Please join them to support this great cause during the raffle with fantastic prizes to be won!

Beaujolais Day Event Details:

Date: Thursday 20th November 2014
Time: 12pm – 5pm
Venue: Madeira Restaurante, 2 Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ

Event Details:
– Drinks reception
– 2 course dinner
– Half a bottle of Beaujolais wine

Event Cost:
Introbiz Members | £29.95 pp OR £275 Table of 10

Non Members | £34.95 pp OR £325 Table of 10

Don’t forget to continue your Beaujolais celebrations with us at Chapel 1877 after 5pm!

Spaces are limited so please book today to avoid disappointment.
To book please contact Introbiz mentioning MA Consultancy!

Contact the Introbiz team on 02920 291 002 or admin@introbiz.co.uk or
Tracey on 07581 564371 / Paul on 07920 772707.

We look forward to meeting you!

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Free Cardiff Business Event & Networking Event at Cardiff City Stadium on 27th November 2013

Ricoh Wales are holding a Free Cardiff Business Event & Networking Event in Cardiff, South Wales this November!

This is a ‪Welsh Business Event hosted by Ricoh Wales, in Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, South Wales, this November‬

Details of the Free Cardiff Business Event:

‎This is a FREE‬ Ricoh Wales ‪Networking‬ & ‪Business‬ ‪Event‬ at Cardiff City FC Stadium on Wednesday November 27th 2013

For more about the Free Cardiff Business Event see: http://change.ricoh.co.uk/

You can register for this Business Event and Networking opportunity online by clicking the link to Eventbrite http://t.co/jUIjn6ItNk

This Free Cardiff Business Event & Networking Event in Cardiff, South Wales includes a free Breakfast & Free Lunch.

Posted “By Mike Armstrong”