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.

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...

Helping you navigate SXSW 2019 – our tips, picks and tricks

SXSW in Austin returns on March 8, bringing together some of the brightest minds in technology and culture. More than just an ordinary marketing conference, the festival looks at the impact of technology on society from every angle –...

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...

Is Privacy Dead?

“Privacy is dead.” – One of the first things I heard walking into day two of the SXSW Interactive sessions. There are various programming trends at this year’s convention – automation is a big one. Everything from transportation and...

SXSWi Nightcap: Day One

As the sun sets on day one of SXSWi 2016, energy is high and the city of Austin is buzzing. As a SXSW first timer I was warned that patience is a virtue and to get ready to stand in...

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...

Mindshare@SXSWi: Wake Up, Austin – Tuesday, March 14

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and we’re ready to take on day five of SXSWi! Here’s what we’ve got on tap for today: Redefining Ad Tech in a Distributed World 9:30am-10:30am, Hyatt Regency Austin, Zilker Ballroom 3-4 This session...

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...

WAKE UP AUSTIN: SUNDAY, MARCH 13

Good morning Austin. I hope you have packed some sunscreen and water today because it is going to be a scorcher. All the more reason to stay indoors and get involved in some of these fantastic day 3 sessions. Heads...

Mindshare@SXSWi: Nightcap, Day Three

As day three has come to a close in Austin, here are some of the key takeaways from our rock star crew of Mindshare SXSW beat writers as we strive to bring you the highlights from the day. What is...

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...

SXSWi: The Science of Color, Biodesign, and More

SXSW is a smorgasbord of choice, and to get most out of each day, you need to carefully curate your journey of discovery. As marketers, it may be tempting to limit yourself to certain categories, but doing so would...

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