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.

SXSW Round-Up: Three Key Themes from the Past Week

Background: SXSW Interactive is far from your ordinary marketing conference; it is perhaps the only event out there that examines the impact of technology on society from every angle. From discussions on advertising to digital activism, government regulations, entertainment, and...

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...

Nightcap: Day Two

Alright, alright, alright - the skies have cleared and this weekend is heating up with another round of thought provoking sessions for SXSWi attendees. The second day continued to focus on all things tech – from AI to the...

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...

MINDSHARE@SXSWI: WAKE UP, AUSTIN – MONDAY, MARCH 13

Good morning from the bat city! After freezing yesterday (I'm from Los Angeles!), the temperature is expected to rise a bit today. As more film and music folks roll into town for their respective festivals, there are still plenty...

How close are we to reaching Westworld?

Truthfully, while at SXSW, I was expecting to hear about advances in robots and artificial intelligence that could drive our world much closer to the tech of the HBO show in a few years. But the reality was actually...

Stop planning your life, and start living it

My biggest insight from SXSW? Stop planning your life, and start living it. I had an entire day planned - but if Elon Musk decides to do a pop-up Q&A session and you get a ticket to it, you go...

SXSWi: Wake Up Austin – Friday, March 11

Welcome to day one of SXSW Interactive! Cars are in a sea of traffic, hotels are well beyond capacity, and Austin's infamous dive joints are full to the brim. You can even hear the calm before the storm this morning...
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SXSWi: Interview with Chrissie Hanson

If you could run your own session at SXSW, what would it be? For Chrissie Hanson, our West Coast Head of Strategy, it would be on 'Sonic Architecture' - mapping out the role of audio and music for brands....

Fly By From South By, Part 3

Mig Mora, Associate Director of Mindshare's Invention Studio, chatted with Reddit CEO Steve Huffman above the evolution of online conversation, his ideal SXSW panel speakers, and how there is more to a person than their real world identity. https://soundcloud.com/mindsharena/fly-by-from-south-by-part-3

MediaPost: Androids Vs. Humans: The Robot Debate And More At SXSWi

There’s a scene in the original Willy Wonka where all the kids run from school to Bill’s Candy Store. He starts handing out scrumdiddlyumptious candy to the (slightly greedy) ecstatic children. Song breaks out and the kids are having...

Mindshare NA’s Guide to SXSWi 2017

Coming to SXSW Interactive? Let Mindshare be your guide. We've curated a list of recommended sessions for each day (everything from AI to mixed reality to gaming and more), transit options, restaurant ideas, and key advice on how to...

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POV: Snapchat ‘Cameo’ Puts Your Face into GIFs

By Krishan Majithia, Account Director, FAST, Paid Social Background: Snap has announced the launch of ‘Cameos’ - a new feature allowing users to insert their face...

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