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Big Fuel Named 'Global Society Hub' for Social Media Week 2012

Leading Social Media Agency Will Serve as Center for Everything Global and Social (February 10, 2012)

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/10/12 -- Big Fuel, the leading social media agency, has been appointed official content hub for Social Media Week NYC 2012. Designated "Global Society Hub," the agency will serve as the central headquarters for official SMW programming throughout the week of February 13-17.

"We are tremendously excited to host the Global Hub for Social Media Week New York in February 2012," said Big Fuel CEO, Jon Bond. "The dialogues about social media that will take place at this conference and across the world really excite us. We look forward to facilitating those conversations, across all the partner cities, and showcasing social media's global impact."

Centered on the Global Theme, Empowering Change through Collaboration, several iconic institutions across the city were chosen to lead content and conversation around seven key topics throughout the week including Advertising & Marketing; Social & Environmental Change; Health & Wellness; Art & Culture; Music, Media & Entertainment; Business Innovation; and Global Society.

As the newest addition to SMW's programming this year, the "Global Society Hub" will provide attendees the opportunity to watch live-streaming events from the other 11 cities involved and will function as a place to experience a wide range of programming, including panels with Crimson Hexagon, Klout, Mediapost's Social Media Insider Cathy Taylor and Hot97's DJ Funk Master Flex.

Attendees will also get a chance to experience interactive installations like Nokia's Agora, a social visualization system that will showcase real-time social chatter and user-generated content around SMW, co-create with other participants and partake in fireside chats hosted by Big Fuel CEO Jon Bond with guests including Jon Winsor of Victors & Spoils, David Hirsch of Metamorphic Ventures LLC, and Joseph Jaffe of crayon.

"We are thrilled that Big Fuel will be hosting us at their incredible space in Manhattan," said Toby Daniels, founder and executive director of Social Media Week. "The Global Hub will serve as a nexus point for everything global and local and will provide SMW attendees with opportunities to connect to each other and attend events, interviews, panels, talks and product demonstrations."

Additional institutions involved include JWT, Hearst Corporation, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, Thomson Reuters.

About Big Fuel
Big Fuel is a pure-play social media agency based in New York. It takes brands from Content to Commerce: a unique approach that bridges "people stories" to "product stories" through social media and branded content. Big Fuel is one part marketing agency, building brands through consumer insight; one part entertainment company, creating content that people love; and one part distribution company, driving guaranteed results by delivering content to targeted audiences. The company works with major brands, leading agencies, publishers and platforms to help marketers achieve true consumer engagement. Visit Big Fuel at

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