SXSW®

SXSW Interactive is the “experience” festival, and Mindshare@SXSW discovers and deciphers the surprise and delight of the new start-ups, products, and platforms debuting each year. The Mindshare team fans out across Austin to bring back insights for our adaptive marketing ideas and culturally relevant learnings for our clients.

Media in Canada: The battle of AR and VR, and how brands are using...

Alana Diehl, senior social associate with Mindshare, wasn’t quite sure what to expect at her first South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival. Diehl began her media career in mid-2015 and has been with Mindshare for just over a year, but...

GeoMarketing: Mindshare’s Charlie Legg At SxSW – How Retail Can Connect Lifestyle And Tech

Demos of AI, VR/AR for brands at SxSW Interactive saw those technologies coming into sharper focus, says Mindshare's Charlie Legg. As SxSW Interactive has wrapped up and while it’s hard to resist the jaded feeling of yet another year of...
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MINDSHARE@SXSWI: INTERVIEW WITH JERRY MEDIA’S MICK PURZYCKI AND JAMES OHLIGER

At SXSWi, Mindshare’s Alana Diehl and Gabriella Kaplan interviewed Jerry Media's (also known originally as @FuckJerry) Mick Purzycki and James Ohliger for insights on social metrics and ROI, and more.

POV: SXSWi 2017

Background Austin’s SXSWi festival just wrapped: there were panels, interactive activations and galleries dedicated to the ever changing world of digital. From marketers to developers, publishers to neuroscientists, the festival had a diverse group of attendees. Below is our highlights. Details...

Mindshare@SXSWi: Interview with Ben Lerer, CEO of Group Nine Media

At SXSWi, Mindshare’s Gabriella Kaplan sat down for a Q&A with Ben Lerer, CEO of Group Nine Media (which owns brands including Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker). Check out Lerer’s thoughts below on influencer marketing, content distribution, and...

Mindshare@SXSWi: Nightcap – Our Top 10

SXSW Interactive had something for everyone. From AR to AI, data visualization to interactive surfaces, this special edition of our SXSWi Nightcap series has four of our team members share their biggest takeaways from the festival.  1) A common theme...

Mindshare@SXSWi: Wake Up, Austin – Thursday, March 16

Good morning, Austin! The week has flown by and we are on our final day of SXSWi. It’s time to get in those last sessions, tacos, and rays of beautiful sunshine before leaving Austin and heading back towards the...
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Mindshare@SXSWi: What Was Your Favorite Session?

From drone racing to LGBT equality, IBM's Watson to Mark Cuban, our #SXSWi team shares their favorite sessions from the festival.

Mindshare@SXSWi: Nightcap, Day 6

Greetings from day six of SXSW! Interactive week is sadly coming to a close, but we were still able to squeeze in a bit more learning. At one of the most interesting sessions of the day, “How a Whale Brought...
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Mindshare@SXSWi: Interview with Devon MacDonald, CSO for Mindshare Canada

What industry will autonomous living disrupt next? What's one tech trend that marketers aren't paying enough attention to? Mindshare NA's Rachel Lowenstein, Manager, Strategic Innovation, Life+, interviewed Devon MacDonald, Chief Strategy Officer for Mindshare Canada, out in Austin to...

Mindshare@SXSWi: Wake Up, Austin – Wednesday, March 15

We're on day six of SXSW and the Interactive space is starting to wind down, though excitement is still in the air. Sessions for today cover a variety of topics, from content and adaptive marketing to the experience economy. Here...

Mindshare@SXSWi: Nightcap, Day 5

Though Austin can’t seem to make up its mind about the weather, day five at SXSW turned out to be beautiful, with the afternoon shaping up to be perfect patio weather. Today was also extra delicious because being March...

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Media Post: Mindshare Examines The Media Multiverse

Excerpt: "If done the right way, advertiser-created experiences in the multiverse can build a remarkable amount of brand love—more so than what a brand could...

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