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Calling All Employers & Job Hunters: Chinwag's Careers Day during #SMWLDN Sept 2012

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During Digital Shoreditch last May, Chinwag held a very successful Careers Day where employers such as Bloomberg, Mozilla Firefox, Financial Times, LBi, Unruly Media, Beyond, Yammer and more were able to meet top candidates and showcase their companies and vacancies.

On top of meeting fantastic brands and agencies, candidates were able to take advantage of a programme of advice sessions including CV Surgeries, Portfolio Reviews & Creativity Workshops.

The day was a huge hit with 23 brands exhibiting, 20 mentors, 100+ individual advice sessions, 120+ workshop delegates and 1000+ job seekers through the door. Check out the event highlights, top tips and advice from our mentors & sponsors here.

After recieving such great feedback during and after the event we decided that we'd love to do it all over again, and what better time than during this September's Social Media Week London.

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Announcing New Sponsors & Partners for this September's SMWLDN: Vitrue & Unique Digital

With only 8 weeks (or two months, as we prefer to think of it) remaining, Social Media Week London is slowly, but surely, creeping up on us.

We're very excited to announce that we have some incredible sponsors and partners on board for the week, and who better to share the news with than you! In this first announcement, we're very happy to introduce and welcome Vitrue and Unique Digital...

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#InstagramYourCity - Winner, Runners Up & Finalists Announced!

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After 10,000+ entries globally, including Bogata's skyline, LA's beaches, Barcelona's architecture, Hong Kong's night lights, Chicago's public art and of course London's various attractions through the Jubilee and heading into the Olympics, #InstagramYourCity has announced it's city and overall winners.

The tough decisions came down to a judging panel of Dan Rubin, Columbian photographer Mauricio Velez, social media leader Todor Krecu, founder of Stickygram Kejia Zhu and Social Media Week's founder Toby Daniels.

The winning image and all city finalists are included below.

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Social Media Week's #InstagramYourCity Competition Ends - See London's 1000+ Entries

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The wonderful Social Media Week competition, #InstagramYourCity, where entrants submitted edited photos of this September's 15 Social Media Week cities, has come to an end!

Running from 1st May til 30th June, here in London we've had over 1000 fabulous entries, all of which can be viewed on our two Pinterest boards:

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On Your Marks, Get Set...GO Submit Your SMWLDN Sept 2012 Event!

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Earlier this year in February, Social Media Week London saw 178 events take place, hosted by 97 wonderful event partners. 391 speakers shared their knowledge, thoughts, ideas and opinions with 15,000 attendees and 10,000 online viewers

Now it's your chance to get involved again! Social Media Week London is back for Round Two this September (24th - 28th) and it's finally time for you to start submitting your events...

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Space for SMWLDN HQ - Can you Help?

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The return of Social Media Week London (SMWLDN) 24-28 Sept will see a number of changes to the way SMWLDN works including the creation of several content-specific hubs and the launch of the SMWLDN work experience programme.

We're on the hunt for some space for the SMWLDN HQ in the run-up to September's event to house the team including the work experience folks and our fantastic volunteers that between them mean we can keep the majority of SMWLDN events free for everyone to attend. Can you help?

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Social Media Week London Launches Work Experience Opportunities

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The importance of work experience was underlined at Chinwag's recent Careers Day (see our round-up blog for some top CV tips). There's plenty of competition for the choicest work experience or intern positions, because they provide such a powerful point of differentiation for candidates, not to mention heaps of useful job-hunting contacts.

So, with London's biggest collaborative event, Social Media Week returning to London in September (24-28), what better time to offer a lucky few the chance to get their teeth stuck into one of the largest digital events to hit London? Find out more about what's involved and how to apply below.

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Ravensbourne2012 - a Degree Show promising to be like no other, 13th - 14th June

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The wonderful guys (and girls) at Ravensbourne have helped us during two Social Media Week London's, Feb 2011 and this February just past.

On the 13th & 14th June, Ravensbourne2012 will be opening its doors to industry and the public, to showcase London’s brightest new graduates. The two day festival, organised and designed by the student body, is a chance to see a collaborative showcase of graduate work, alongside other outstanding live events and installations. A graduate show like no other. And the invite is extended for you to attend.

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Supercharging your Facebook Marketing

This seminar is the “what, why, and how” of social campaigns: how to drive repeat business and amplify word of mouth by engaging your happy customers, stay top of mind to make it easy for them to share your message, and measure results.

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Date: 13 February 2012
Location: Design Council, UK

[email protected], Launch Party on The London Eye

This blog post about [email protected] is brought to you by DeadSocial as part of Social Media Week London 2012.  

On Monday I attended Social Media Week's 'Opening Reception' hosted by Chinwag. It was a good chance to meet some of the fellow startups who are attending SXSW this year.

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Yorkshire Tea @ SMWLDN

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If, like me, you're an avid tea drinker and have been wondering how you'll manage to fit in your daily fix between running from event to event during Social Media Week London, we have some good news for you.

Yorkshire Tea's very own Little Urn will be joining us outside the SMWLDN Hub at the Design Council on Wednesday 15th, where you'll be able to grab a cuppa to keep you going.

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SMWLDN Spotlight: Annette Iafrate, Vice President & MD, UK at Constant Contact

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This year for Social Media Week London, we’ve got some amazing partners, and learning more about each of them inspires our team and challenges how we at SMWLDN do what we do.

Bringing on Small Business Sponsor, Constant Contact has been no different.

Learn a bit more about them with us, as we talk with Annette Iafrate, Vice President & Managing Director, UK at Constant Contact Constant.Through affordable and easy-to-use marketing tools, Constant Contact helps create and grow customer relationships. And now, they’re here to help strengthen and grow how we support small businesses in this area.

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Daily Dose of SMWLDN Event Highlights: Tuesday 14th Feb 2012

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It's almost here, Social Media Week London is only a few days away!

To make sure you're completely in the know, we've pulled together daily event highlights so you know exactly where you should be next week.

The below highlights are for Tuesday 14th Feb, but you can also take a look through the full SMWLDN schedule and check out the events taking place at The SMWLDN Hub.

If you haven't already - make sure you're signed up!

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Social Celebrities

This event explores the direct relationship celebrities now have with the public through social channels. It will discuss the importance of reputation management and the social responsibilities of communicating en-mass.

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Date: 13 February 2012
Location: Fleet Place House, UK

Social Media Week London @ The SMWLDN Hub

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This year, Social Media Week London (taking place next week, Mon 13th - Fri 17th Feb) has a fantastic hub, located at the Design Council in Bow Street (map), sponsored by Google+

There is a full agenda of great events at the hub during the week including events from Nokia, Google, Ogilvy, Constant Contact, as well as some of Chinwag's own and SMW's Global Keynote. Take a look at the SMWLDN Hub schedule below to see whats going on.

Jump to Monday // Tuesday // Wednesday // Thursday // Friday

Remember to RSVP!

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