The definitive Digiday guide to what’s in and what’s out at SXSW 2017
The party has begun: Brands, agencies, social stars, pet influencers, filmmakers, musicians, the former Vice President of the United States and Warren G are flocking to South by Southwest this week to talk about technology and creativity, and to get as much free stuff as possible. With more than 1,300 sessions, it can be hard to find the real gems on the vast agenda. (And you may not even be able to get into the most popular events anyway as many are invitation-only.)
As a courtesy, Digiday cuts through the clutter and brings you our exclusive and definitive list of what’s in and what’s out for SXSW this year. (Here is last year’s guide for your reference. Goodbye, Kanye West and Grumpy Cat. Hello Joe Biden.)
‘We’re letting Facebook grade their own homework’: Here’s how advertisers’ desired changes differ from overall boycott
The overall goals of civil rights advocates organizing the boycott differ slightly from those of advertisers.
How Facebook’s brand safety audit with the Media Rating Council will work
The MRC audit will determine whether Facebook has applied an advertising adjacency standard into its brand safety protections.
Member Exclusive‘Are you going to put people over profit?’: As Facebook boycott continues, DTCs still running ads on the platform in a tricky spot
The Facebook boycott is part of a larger cultural shift towards a more “values-based consumerism.”
SponsoredWhy data clean rooms are a start, but not enough
Clean rooms are intended to be a “safe space” for brands to collaborate with walled gardens, but the greater opportunity for all brands is bringing together all of their data to create a single source of truth that they own and can continually enrich.
WTF is California’s new, and potentially stronger, privacy law?
In November, California residents will vote on the state's second privacy law, which is basically the CCPA 2.0
‘Influencer deals are being paused’: As Facebook boycott begins in earnest, influencer marketing feels a sting
The latest move to pause influencer marketing comes as marketers are not only reconsidering where their ads appear and the kind of content they appear next to, but as they work to figure out how they can better support Black creators and Black-owned businesses following the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests.