Brand Spanking director and creative strategist Mark Pickering and Z Energy creative technologist Spencer Willis wrap up their SXSW experience with what’s on the rise, what was impressive, things that need to stop and things marketers need to do more of.
True’s head of strategy and planning, Janisa Parag, outlines four cultural currents from SXSW she believes will drive change in our market today.
Matt West and the EightyOne team headed to SXSW with some of the Dot Loves Data folk and on return, they’ve put together their top five picks for rising, impressive and debatable trends as well as advice for what New Zealand marketers need to start doing.
Brand Spanking director and creative strategist Mark Pickering shares his experience at SXSW and what he’s learned from sessions and seminars as well as the people he’s met. To round off the week, he and Z Energy creative technologist Spencer Willis share five takeaways.
Ben Rose takes a look back at his time in Austin, shares his advice to future SXSW-goers and lists his top five learnings.
Beyond the familiar names of Facebook and Google, Ben Rose encounters a few new tech players he thinks might be worth keeping an eye on.
Following his trip to SXSW, Colenso BBDO planning director Neville Doyle shares his thoughts on the advertising industry, what it’s capable of and what it should do to give the problem solvers within it a feeling of pride. Here’s what he has to say about creativity with a purpose.
Contagion’s Tom Bates had a chat with Jucy’s Zoe Macfarlane who has been driving the company’s marketing and business management in LA.
DDB’s Liz Richards and Nick Dellabarca are in Austin at SXSW 2016, and they sent through a few outtakes from the past few days.
Contagion’s Tom Bates caught up with Wellington-born Paul Noble-Campbell, who, somewhat unusually around this time of year, identifies as a local of Austin, Texas, working as a partner and customer experience innovation consultant at Upstream.
In what has been something of an annual pilgrimage over the last few years, Contagion’s social influence director Tom Bates headed to the SXSW festival again this year. And during the early part of his visit, he caught up Contagion alumus Firtha Hookway for a brief chat on what she’s been up to and what she thinks marketing and advertising types should be focusing on in 2016.
What is looking at our inbox and phone hundreds of times a day doing to our heads and, importantly, what does this ‘hyperstimulation’ mean for attention spans, cognition and brand recall? Saatchi & Saatchi senior digital strategist Ian Hulme found out at a SXSW session run by Hey Human called ‘Neuroplasticity and Tech – Why brands have to change’.
StopPress’ SXSW correspondent Tom Bates (from Contagion) is once again on the ground at the event and chatting to some interesting people along the way. He recently bumped into New Plymouth-born Dan Radcliffe, the executive director of International Volunteer HQ, and asked him a few questions about his organisation.
Funny or Die’s latest Between Two Ferns clip featuring Barack Obama dominated the internet when it was released yesterday, and was the top driver of traffic to HealthCare.gov and led to a 40 percent increase in visits. It’s also had a host of other big hits. So Saatchi & Saatchi’s digital strategist Ian Hulme found out how they make it happen.
Contagion’s Tom Bates got his hands on a pair of Google Glasses at this year’s SXSW, and the experience led him to think about the future of wearable tech and the various options currently avaialble on the market.
Contagion’s Tom Bates headed to the #ArtCopyCode session with Google’s marketers at SXSW. So here are some practical examples of how they help brands bring data and insight to life in today’s digital world.
The opening keynote at SXSW in Austin, Texas, features some heavy hitters. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, joins Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas and Steven Levy, senior writer at Wired, for a debate on the next few years in the digital world. Contagion’s Tom Bates is there to find out what’s next and whether privacy is gone forever.
Sean Parker, founder of Napster and an early investor in Facebook and Spotify, is a figurehead in the digital revolution of the past 15 years. In the wake of his new documentary Downloaded, which tells the story of the controversial music sharing service, Contagion’s Tom Bates pulls up a chair to hear his view on how we got to where we are now, how the world has changed and how to move forward.
Whereas in the past the overwhelming focus of SXSW has been on the consumer world (it is is where both Twitter and Foursquare first broke out), Ben Kepes says the event seems to be changing focus with enterprise and the physical world starting to garner attention.