Go to Market USA - Seminar

Join Lucid Fusion, an award-winning US digital marketing agency and creators of, at an exclusive event to learn the essential steps for launching in the US using digital. The event will be hosted by Moore Stephens and sponsored by Avalara, and Morrison & Foerster in collaboration with Brand Remedy, UKTI, and London & Partners.

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Date: 6 September 2016
Location: Moore Stephens LLP, UK

A Fond Farewell to Social Media Week London

Free Daddy and His Little Shadow Girls at The Skate Park Creative Commons by Pink Sherbet Photography

After five thrilling years, it's time for Social Media Week London’s (SMWLDN) next step and after much consideration it’s time for me and the Chinwag team to pass the baton.

The next edition taking place this September in London will be run by CrowdCentric, founders of Social Media Week and the team that runs the event in New York. It's a massive undertaking and we wish the NYC team all the best.

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How to organise a unique multi-venue one week event (Chinwag)

Join our breakfast networking event with Sam Michel, Founder and MD at Chinwag. Chinwag is a community media company providing a focal point for digital media practitioners in the UK and beyond.

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Date: 16 April 2014
Location: The Bakery, UK

SME Growth Hack Programme Announced: Duedil, Market Invoice, Eventbrite, Startup Britain & more

SME Growth Hack Speakers Mosaic

Want to grow your business? Spending too much time working in the business and not enough developing it?

Help is at hand with next week's SME Growth Hack day (Thu 21 Nov), which thanks to support from UK Trade & Investment is free to attend.

The day includes a programme of expert speakers from Market Invoice, Eventbrite, Constant Contact, Duedil, Alibaba, Startup Britain and more.

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Chinwag Marketing Internship: help us create, curate & communicate

communicate by Simon Huggins

Fancy joining a small, but frenetically busy team doing some interesting work at the forefront of the digital media and marketing world for a 3 month paid marketing internship?

You do? You know someone who does? Well, that's marvellous, read on...

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SME Growth Hack. Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. (Nov 21)

Open For Business

Chinwag and the UKTI have collaborated on the up and coming event SME Growth Hacking. Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. (Thurs 21 Nov) This event is completely free to attend and is part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (18 - 24 Nov).

The day will be split into panels, case studies, mentoring sessions & an exhibition all focused on the 4 key themes: Build. Promote. Sell. Inspire. The ticket also includes complimentary lunch and coffee for all attendees.

This event is for SMEs and entrepreneurs with potential for fast-growing UK businesses with export potential.

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Hire these people! SMWLDN volunteers are job hunting

SMWLDN Volunteers 2013

Social Media Week London is all about the people. This year with over 260 events and 20,000+ tickets booked it was bigger than ever.

Behind the scenes the Chinwag team swells in number as we do our best to tackle the avalanche of administration, emails, logistics and communications that SMWLDN brings with it.

This year we had an exceptional crop of helpers who supported us through what was, to put it mildly, a rather busy few months. We couldn’t have done it without them.

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Social Media Week London: Too Busy to Choose? Some Suggestions...


250+ events and it can be a little tricky working out what to go to. As events get full it can be tricky to figure out what to attend.

We've distilled down some of the sessions (that still have space, at time of writing) that you might fancy perusing.

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Psych Up Your Life!

id, ego, superfun!

From the team who brought you Social Media Week London comes another pointed enquiry into the ever shifting topography of SM: Chinwag Psych.

Interested in the psychology behind social and sharing? Fancy peeling back the layers of the online ego to peer at the inner convictions driving behaviour?

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Gender 50/50: Get With It


Toby Daniels, co-founder and CEO of Crowdcentric, blogged that “We do not have fair representation, and we have not achieved a 50/50 balance in men and women participating in our events."

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Social Media Week 2013 - Meet the Chinwaggers


Social Media Week 2013 is produced by Chinwag and powered by Nokia. One of the ways it is able to happen so fluidly is the team that makes up Chinwag.

This year there have been old and new faces added to the team.

Keep reading to learn about each individual team member...

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Social Media Week London is Hiring: Sponsorship, Partners & Content

Baby Humps at Work (c) Sam Michel.

As the saying goes, "many hands make light work". Don't know about light, but we can definitely promise exciting, enticing and engrossing roles working with the Social Media Week London team here at Chinwag.

Like the picture above, enthusiasm and inquisitiveness with a can-do, brainiac, professional approach is what we're after. Interested? Know someone? Check out the info below.

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The Psychology of Sharing: 3 Things You Need to Know

chinwag psych 9th may header

There are many psychological drivers that govern the way we share, says
Natalie Nahai, aka The Web Psychologist. These subconscious principles can be useful in creating compelling content. Here, ahead of her appearance at Chinwag Psych, she examines three of the most effective:

Social Validation

Social validation refers to our desire to develop ‘meaningful social relationships, and retain a favourable self-concept’ [1].

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13 Handy Sites for SXSW 2013 (International Style)

Neon Austin

Eulogised, mythologised and other -oligised, South by South West Interactive (SXSW) is hard to ignore, even if you're not a fan. Tens of thousands of delegates flock to Austin, Texas for five days of conference, networking and not to be forgotten the parties.

For the several thousand international delegates, the UK being the largest group, it can be a little daunting. The official schedule alone will take several hours to navigate. So, we've pulled together thirteen - it's lucky, right? - handy resources to help those intrepid travellers to Texas navigate SXSW.

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Want Your Social Media Week Fix Early? Get Involved With The Digital Mission & SMW NYC


As you may know, Social Media Week London will be returning to your streets in September 2013, however if you can’t quite wait that long then why not be a part of Social Media Week NYC in February where Chinwag will be joined by some great companies for a Digital Mission trip to New York.

SMW NYC looks set to be a great week with its global theme of Open & Connected: Principles for a Collaborative World being explored by speakers including Ben Kaufman, founder & CEO of Quirky, Cindy Gallop and the team, and Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.

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