• SXSW Panel Picker: Help Marketing Zen Speak At South By Southwest 2013

    SXSW is one of the most innovative, creative tech events of the year. Every single year, there are hundreds upon hundreds of technology and media conferences that are hosted all across the world. These events not only give those in the industry a chance to make important connections with other people in their field, but they also provide a great opportunity to learn about what changes are coming up in the world of social-media services and mobile technology. However, out of each of these conferences all around the world, there is perhaps no event that is more well-known or more significant that the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival that takes place during the spring in Austin, Texas. This festival, which originally started as the multimedia portion of the SXSW Film Festival in 1994, has since become host to some of the biggest names in tech. SXSW has even helped many influential start-ups get their first leg off the ground. For instance, back in 2007, a certain website called Twitter was unheard of at the time, but used the fest as a launching opportunity for their company and introduced “tweets” by installing big screens throughout the Austin Convention center. This…

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  • The Top 5 Things I Learned at SXSW

    By: Shama Hyder I just wrapped up my first South by Southwest (SXSW) conference ever and aside from being a bit overwhelmed and tired, I am truly excited. One, it has inspired me to blog more and continue sharing my expertise. Two, it allowed me to meet some amazing folks. Here are the top 5 things I learned at SXSW 2008. 1) There are some amazing people in my field- I sometimes take this fact for granted, but one of the reasons I love what I do (marketing) is because of the people I get to interact with, and SXSW was no exception. I got to meet some phenomenal bloggers and colleagues. Here were some of my favorite people at SXSW: Jonathan Fields– This was the first time I met him. Jonathan is not only a fantastic writer but also a warm hearted individual. His blog is a very good reflection of him. If you subscribe to it, you will see exactly what I mean. eMom– eMom, also known as Wendy Piersall, is a passionate entrepreneur. She is planning some groundbreaking things to help parents succeed as entrepreneurs and I sincerely wish her all the best. It’s rare to run into…

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