Foursquare’s Crowley on a Changing SXSW

Digiday is at SXSW. We’ll profile startups that solve real problems for brands, agencies and publishers; report the scuttlebutt outside the convention hall; and shoot video interviews with digital media leaders.  Our coverage is made possible through the sponsorship of Vitrue, the social media management platform.

Foursquare was a breakout success at SXSW back in 2009, but the company’s co-founder Dennis Crowley says the festival is changing. What was once a place for startups to come and hang out with friends and peers has morphed into one that’s all about interacting with brands and agencies. That’s not necessarily a good or a bad thing, he says, it’s just different.