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Feb 21st 2014

A Very Social Week For AOL

As Social Media Week nears the finish line, what better way to give a little #FlashbackFriday than to take a look back at AOL's events over the past week?

From the panel we hosted on Tuesday, additional events throughout the week at our offices and our Twitter co-hosted cocktail reception on Thursday, AOL put itself on the social media map in New York for a long time to come.

Kicking off the week, The Huffington Post's Tim McDonald moderated a sold-out panel, "Is Social Killing Storytelling", on Tuesday afternoon. The panel featured an amazing lineup of panelists –including Mashable's CMO, Stacy Martinet and the Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic, James Bennet. Despite the inclement weather, we had a nearly-packed house and an additional 845 viewers who streamed the panel online.

Additionally, 250 social media influencers, AOL clients, journalists and digital media professionals attended the AOL and Twitter event, "You've Got Social" last night. To encourage the influential guests to share content from the event with their followers, we transformed every aspect of the event into a social media activation. Hundreds of people Tweeted together to unlock better drink options at the bar, request the next song played by the DJ, and strike a pose in our GIF booth.

We think it was a very social week for AOL, but don't just take our word for it: the infographic below provides a breakdown of AOL's Social Media Week by the numbers:
Wish you could have experienced AOL's Social Media Week for yourself? While we can't recreate the tweet powered bar or DJ, we can show you the thought-provoking panel, Is Social Killing Storytelling, here.

Feb 14th 2013

AOL Hosts Social Media Week Panels in NYC!

Each year for the last three, AOL has been proud to be a part of Social Media Week taking place in New York City. This year, we are excited to work with with creative agencies DDB and Tribal DDB to host an exclusive series of panels and workshops at our New York headquarters for Social Media Week. Covering everything from gaming to music, customer service to social upheavals and everything in between, there is something for everybody to engage in.

The best part? It's open to everyone! Therefore, we not only invite you but encourage you to sign up, speak up and share our great program with clients, colleagues and friends of social media. It's all free.

Here is the panel and workshop schedule for Social Media Week at AOL's HQ:

Wednesday, February 20th:

Thursday, February 21st:

Friday, February 22nd:

Now in its 5th year, Social Media Week is dedicated to exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Their mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.

To RSVP to our panels during Social Media Week, click here and RSVP to the ones you would like to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

Feb 13th 2012

AOL + Social Media Week 2012: Perfect together

For the second year in a row, AOL is a proud participant in Social Media Week, a week of interconnected activities and conversations around the world with a focus on trends in social and mobile media. The festival has been held in 21 cities worldwide and attracts more than 60,000 attendees annually.

Four of our global offices will be participating in the event, with the Palo Alto event hosting a content hub, the AOL Ventures space in NY hosting a panel discussion, and the London and Toronto offices contributing speakers to panels in their cities:

  • On February 14, the AOL Ventures space at 670 Broadway in New York City will host a panel called "How Sweet It Is to Be Liked By You" featuring a discussion of how social media contributes to the evolution of a new technology company's brand, product development, and community at 5:30pm local time.

  • From our Toronto office, Kenny Yum, managing editor of AOL / Huffington Post Canada will be joining CaseCamp, a case study-based, peer-to-peer learning unconference, starting at 9:00am local time on February 16th.

  • The AOL Palo Alto office is hosting the Social Media Week San Francisco "Social Lifestyle" hub, which focuses on the impact of social technologies on fashion, travel, retail, health and wellness. The office will showcase 6 sessions starting at 9:00am local time on February 16th.

All events are space available and require registration, but most events are free. Visit socialmediaweek.org to view the full worldwide schedule of events.

Stay tuned for more updates over the course of Social Media Week on the blog, and follow AOL Canada PR & Marketing at @aolca and AOL Europe at @aoleurope on Twitter for livetweets from their events.

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