We envision a world where openness and connectedness will lead to a more open, abundant and prosperous world. We believe our collective success will have a positive impact on economies and cultures around the world.
We're Living in an Age of Unprecedented Connectivity
We are experiencing one of the biggest shifts in how we connect and communicate. Because of this, our aim is to provide the best information, ideas and experiences to help people understand how to achieve more in a hyper-connected world.
Based in New York and working with a global network of partners and collaborators, Crowdcentric is building its business around three cross functional areas:
Conferences, publishing, news and research.
With a global community and local properties in more than 18 countries around the world, Crowdcentric's media division is positioned as one of the most networked and influential platforms in the social media landscape.
Its largest media property is Social Media Week, a leading news and publishing platform and worldwide event that captures, curates and shares the most.
In five years SMW has brought hundreds of thousands of people together in more than 30 cities across Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America.
Creative strategy, digital marketing and experience design.
A NYC-based creative agency with proven expertise and a global network to help brands engage at scale through experiential marketing and events.
We provide creative strategy and execution through an integrated approach that brings together physical, digital, social and mobile experiences.
Since launching in 2010, we have utilized our global conference platform Social Media Week to work with global brands, publishers, platform companies and startups to help them engage with audiences, influencers and hyper-connected consumers around the world.
To learn more about how our team can help your brand engage deeply with consumers and at scale please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Startup advisory, incubation and in-house development
Crowdcentric’s Labs team is made up of technologists and digital strategists and is uniquely positioned to help ideas scale globally. Whether we’re advising startups, incubating new ideas, partnering with emerging technologies or building our own products, we believe that networked collaboration is the fuel to help ideas and businesses grow.
Social Media Week is like a collective mind getting in touch with itself - an autonomous being reaching for new levels of intelligence. The facts everyone exchanges - though valuable - seem less significant than the acknowledgment we're all thinking and caring about the stuff that matters. - Douglas Rushkoff, Author of Program or Be Programmed
The evolving social landscape will impact how people discover, consume and share music; and we are thrilled to work with SMW and the Crowdcentric team to host a dialogue around this globally. - Josh Karpf, Global Director, Social Marketing at Spotify
Social Media Week is a real-world manifestation of some of the best that new technology has to offer - ideas, strategies and insights shared by the people who are shaping the future. - Ellen McGirt, Senior Writer, Fast Company
What people want to talk about is not big data but getting answers to questions. - Harper Reed, Former CTO of Obama for America, speaking at SMW’s Brand New World conference in New York City
CEO and Founder, Crowdcentric
Toby Daniels is the CEO of Crowdcentric. He is an entrepreneur with 12 years experience in digital media, managing an interactive agency in London, helping launch Mint Digital in the US, and co-founding ThinkSocial and Social Media Week. He enjoys running, jumping, diving, and eating.
EVP & Executive Director, Crowdcentric
Ben Scheim is Executive Vice President and Executive Director, Client Services, overseeing strategy and brand partnerships for all of Crowdcentric's clients. Previously, he was manager of the Paley Center for Media’s International Council conferences, a private biannual CEO-level meeting of global media heads. Ben loves music, biking, and technology, and strives to live within a happy cross-section of seriousness and laughter.
Finance Director, Crowdcentric
Zach Smith is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Revenue Officer of Crowdcentric. Prior to Crowdcentric, he advised companies and investors for 10 years in Derivatives, Corporate Finance and M&A at Citi and Merrill Lynch. Rumors of Zach’s love for Tex-Mex and photography have been greatly under-exaggerated.
Director of Marketing & Communications, Crowdcentric
Nicole Is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Crowdcentric. Previously, she oversaw digital marketing and interactive programming for the Museum of the City of New York, and managed the marketing and communications plans for global brands at Elizabeth Arden, Shiseido, LVMH and Hearst magazines. Nicole enjoys sports blogs, street art, reality TV podcasts, coffee and rooftops.
Director of Client Strategy, Crowdcentric
Eric Kramer is the Director of Client Strategy at Crowdcentric, focusing on brand partnerships and emerging technologies in addition to client services. Previously, he played various roles at several startups in the social analytics space and worked on the agency side executing digital campaigns. Eric enjoys sports, music, blogging and has a true passion for mobile innovation.
VP of Design & Technology, Crowdcentric
Simon's professional career as a creative and a developer spans nearly 15 years in working with variety of design & web agencies, non-profit & political organizations and various e-commerce startups. Co-founder of hMAG, a lifestyle magazine and a social networking platform, and a published author of "Livemotion 2: A Beginner's Guide". Hobbies include Pool, snowboarding, and anything outdoors.
Global Director of Media, Crowdcentric
Brian Quinn has produced consumer events for the past 5 years, working for a wide range of companies in the culinary, tech, and corporate worlds, including GroupMe, Michelin Guide, Pernod Ricard, Georges Duboeuf, Moleskine, and others. He has also played the drums for 20 years, produced concerts for 10 years, makes delicious cocktails regularly, and is recognized for founding a groundbreaking supper club in NYC.
Manager of Marketing and Communications, Crowdcentric
Tyler is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at Crowdcentric. Previously, he studied and worked in sports, entertainment, and events, and assisted with the social media and marketing efforts for Six Flags, the National Hockey League, the NYC Marathon, and New York University. Tyler has an affinity for sports, craft beer, podcasts, dog parks, and travel.
VP, Sponsorship + Business Development, Crowdcentric
Michael heads up sponsorships and business development for Crowdcentric and Social Media Week. He brings more than 14 years of marketing and advertising experience including years in publishing and experiential agencies. An integrated marketing strategist at-heart, he’s always looking for creative ways to help brands innovate and close the gap between them and their elusive targets. He dabbles in the art world by representing UNTITLED. Art Fair (Art Basel Miami) and also runs Engagements Inc, a bespoke marriage proposal planning service. Michael’s a native New Yorker; he’s never been to the Statue of Liberty but can see it from the roof of his apartment building.
Sponsorship & Business Development, Crowdcentric
Megan joins the Crowdcentric team with over 14 years of experience securing high level event sponsorships and producing innovative and memorable sponsorship activations at some of the hottest events in sports and entertainment. Previously, Megan worked as the Director of Events & Sponsorships at the National Basketball Players Association securing corporate partnership deals with Fortune 500 companies and global organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, Hilton Hotel Corporation, Burger King, L’Oreal, Nike, Diageo, VEVO and Bermuda Tourism. Megan enjoys playing golf, fantasy football, snowboarding and running around Harlem with her two kids.
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