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Volunteering at the Olympic Games 2012
If you saw the Olympics Opening Ceremony, chances are you also saw Meltwater´s very own Mariah Hamailainen. Out of the 205 women who were chosen to represent each country, Mariah was chosen to lead the Jamaican team with Usain Bolt! Since this was a once in a lifetime opportunity, we asked what it was like to play a role in the opening and closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Mariah let us in on how it all came together, what her favorite part was, and even some behind the scenes action:
Coordination skills and Danny Boyle
The first auditions were in…
Sweden’s largest event, Almedalen Week, took place last week, and Meltwater was on the ground for the second year in a row. Employees from all of our product divisions in Sweden were present, including Joel Heister, Peter Buregård, Filip Schöön, Tove Iggström, Birte Steen, Christian Finstad, Sophie Hedestad, Elin Sahlsten and Henrik Örnstedt.
What is Almedalen Week?
The Almedalen Week is an annual event taking place in and around Almedalen, a park in the city of Visby on the Swedish island Gotland. With speeches, seminars and other political activities, it is considered an important forum in Swedish politics, and representatives from all the major political…
This week, Meltwater launched a brand new product module, Meltwater Buzz Connect, a new module in our social media suite Meltwater Buzz. Connect enables companies to easily create, publish, and manage Facebook tabs.
To introduce Connect to the market, Meltwater Buzz offices across the world (Berlin, Singapore, Sydney, Helsinki, and Copenhagen) invited clients to their offices to learn about the product and get first hand experience with the new module.
The events were a great success. Not only did they allow us to showcase our new product to our clients, it allowed our clients to discuss and share experiences with the use of…
It gives me great pleasure to finally announce that … (drum roll) … Meltwater was awarded ALL FOUR awards!!
- Germany: Ranked 29th out of 100 in Great Place to Work Germany 2012
- Sweden: Ranked 13th in the medium-size company category in Great Place to Work Sweden 2012
- Norway: Ranked 5th in the medium-size category in Great Place to Work Norway 2012
- UK: Awarded for our “outstanding working conditions” in Britain’s Top Employer 2012
South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual interactive, film and music festival in Austin, Texas, has come and gone. There was a lot to take in while we were there, but perhaps the most important thing we learned was that SXSW offers endless networking opportunities. The ability to connect with industry insiders on your trek between a Jay-Z show and a start-up session is a valuable job skill to know. So, before your next conference, industry event or local mixer, we recommend you consider these five tips when networking.
- Be flexible: Too many plans could weigh you down, and perhaps cause you to…