South by Southwest
South by Southwest, the music, film, and technology festival and conference, brings thousands of attendees to Austin, Texas every spring. The fast-growing event has become a veritable playground for corporate marketers, attracting experiential events, promotions, and partnerships from a diverse mix of brands. The 2016 iteration of SXSW took place March 11-20; here's our archive of related coverage.
How brands like HBO, Samsung, and GE embraced the interactive component of Austin's buzzy festival to entice the crowds.
Posted March 26, 2015, 8:15 AM EDT
How Spotify, Pandora, Mashable, and others used experiential tactics to stand out during the 10-day music, film, and interactive festival.
Posted March 31, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
Organizers say a massive installation of Bluetooth low-energy beacons combined with tagged attendee profiles will help people make meaningful connections.
Posted March 12, 2015, 7:30 AM EDT
The wildly popular music, film, and technology festival and conference returns to Austin on March 13, bringing new brand activations alongside increased security.
Posted March 9, 2015, 7:15 AM EDT
The 2014 music, film, and technology festival saw a slew of activations from a number of brands, including Mashable, Spotify, Pennzoil, Chevrolet, and 3M.
Posted March 18, 2014, 8:39 AM EDT
AT&T, Yahoo, Absolut, Facebook, and other hosts found inventive ways to incorporate branding and products into events at this year's festival.
Posted March 24, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT
Hugh Forrest discusses his top spots to host meetings, see concerts, and entertain sponsors in Austin and beyond.
Posted March 26, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT
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Focused on pioneering technology, the conference developed its own innovative tools to give guests ownership of ideas.
Posted July 19, 2012, 3:05 AM EDT
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The Fader returned to Austin last week with the newest incarnation of their pop-up concert venue and consumer playground, the Levi's/Fader Fort.
Posted March 23, 2009, 3:46 PM EDT
A longtime presence at South by Southwest, Red Bull is making a late-night scene at its futuristic—and hard to find—Moon Tower, a pop-up concert venue.
Posted March 20, 2009, 9:01 AM EDT
Longtime South by Southwest sponsor IFC hosted a concert-focused party between the festival's film and music portions in Austin.
Posted March 13, 2008, 1:24 PM EDT
A music bill of indie heavyweights was the focus at
Playboy 's Rock the Rabbit party during the South by Southwest festival.
Posted March 14, 2008, 4:23 PM EDT
In an attempt to get rockers carrying its backpacks, Eastsport teamed with BMF Media to host a Wi-Fi and tequila-equipped refuge for musicians and media types.
Posted March 17, 2008, 6:55 PM EDT
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