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.

Mindshare@SXSW: Our picks, tips, and tricks for navigating this year’s festival

SXSW returns to Austin on March 9, bringing together some of the brightest minds in technology and culture. More than just an ordinary marketing conference, SXSW looks at the impact of technology on society from every angle – the...

AdAge: SXSW Preview: A lot more than booze and tacos

Excerpt: Those who complain that navigating the conference brings on "South by Southwest fatigue might be doing the event wrong," says Mindshare Canada Chief Strategy Officer Devon MacDonald. "The content turns over and expands every year. There are 20 or...

Meet Kelly Garland

Five lucky members of the Mindshare North America team are heading to Austin for SXSW, and we wanted to introduce you to each of them. These folks who will be sharing all manner of updates from the festival, so...

Meet Mig Mora

Five lucky members of the Mindshare North America team are heading to Austin for SXSW, and we wanted to introduce you to each of them. These folks who will be sharing all manner of updates from the festival, so...

Meet Marina Golden

Five lucky members of the Mindshare North America team are heading to Austin for SXSW, and we wanted to introduce you to each of them. These folks who will be sharing all manner of updates from the festival, so...

Meet Koby Leung

Five lucky members of the Mindshare North America team are heading to Austin for SXSW, and we wanted to introduce you to each of them. These folks who will be sharing all manner of updates from the festival, so...

Meet Taylor Davis

Five lucky members of the Mindshare North America team are heading to Austin for SXSW, and we wanted to introduce you to each of them. These folks who will be sharing all manner of updates from the festival, so...

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...

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Beet.TV: Mindshare’s Gerhart – TV Customization, Utilization More Important Than ‘Hardware’

Excerpt: He believes there’s a paradox now in that “everybody wants to be as addressable and precise as possible. But in order to do...

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