We Are Social research shows that, over the 5 days of events, there were 4,993 tweets about Social Media Week from 1,153 unique users, delivering an impressive 13.3 million impressions on Twitter alone. #smwsg accounted for 98% of the tweets, with #planwathena and #smwsgwomen also delivering impressive reach. We Are Social’s very own #smwlivestrat, #smwtoptips and #sataysocial also created significant buzz on Day 4, accounting for almost half of that day’s social media activity.
The overarching theme of the week revolved around the true value of social media for brands. Compared to SMW last year, SMW 2013 saw a dramatic shift in brands’ understanding of the potential of social media, and where it fits into their overall business plans. An indicator of this increased appetite for social media, and one of the many great things about this year’s schedule, was the variety of events with a very specific focus..