Social Media Week which hit many cities around the world from 22nd to 26th September lived up to every inch of the hype generated.
Being a social media enthusiast this is an event you cannot miss. Not at any cost.
Novotel, Juhu – A Social Community Hub was finalized as the event venue.
There were events on every aspect of social media from blogging to marketing etc.
I haven’t witnessed such a well crafted event in 23 years of my existence.
Now due to work, I couldn’t make it to the first 2 days thereby missing mouth watering events!!
But I was destined to make it to at least one day, and I finally did on 25th September.
The first event was about “Using Social Media to enhance your travels” by Ansoo Gupta who addresses travelers and travel-bloggers to unravel the best usage of social media and helps them to travel like a real explorer.
Her presentation gave me an insight about how well can I plan my travels.
At the same time, she said to make sure that social media should help you travel, not be stopping you from having fun!!
I got to know more about concepts like
- Thorn Tree community
- Couch Surfing
These will personally help me and any other traveler, not only in terms of money, but also in building and bonding in this travel community.
The second event I chose was “Speed Blogging and Tweetathon hosted by Aashutosh Katre, Director of Yellow Seed Content Solutions.
I never thought this concept could bring out the spontaneity out of me!!
I tweeted in 2 minutes each about words which sometimes never made sense to me.
I blogged on topics in 6-7 minutes which was the time allotted to us for every topic.
It was fast paced, and at the same time full of fun.
I blogged about “MERA VADA PAV SIRF MERA HAI”
I still laugh whenever I read that post.
This event made my day.
Then came lunch.
One thing I noticed during lunch was that almost everyone were trying to interact with each other, finding out about events which they missed etc.
The interaction levels were on a high, and the food was delicious.
Post lunch, we headed to yet another event which was “New Media an enabler: Artist – Fan Direct Connect” where we got to hear straight from Leslie Lewis, a famous Indian Music Composer.
He, being versatile in various fields explained what artists have to cope up in today’s social media time!! His insights surely were a treat to listen to.
The event ended with him playing 2 songs for us. That was mesmerizing.
Unfortunately I couldn’t sit for the later events, but I followed them on twitter and it turned out to be awesome.
SMW Mumbai had the maximum social impact for the entire period of the event. We had more than 50k tweets which is a new record.
I personally would want to thank all the organizers who made this event what it turned out to be. Everyone who worked at the back to ensure nothing goes wrong deserves a huge applause.
Happy to be a part of this fun filled event.