Digiday’s guide to what’s in and out at SXSW 2019
SXSW is still all about the tacos and tech, but the annual conference for tech, film and music still has some notable new features and appearances.
For one, Austin now has electric scooters, so SXSW’s more than 70,000 attendees can forget about hailing an Uber (or one using local ride-hailing app Ride Austin) and instead hop on a scooter to get across town. HBO, in partnership with Giant Spoon, is back with another experiential event. But instead of transporting attendees to “Westworld” to drink old fashioned, they’re being asked to donate their blood on behalf of “Game of Thrones.” And then there’s a bunch of 2020 presidential candidates here to show off how digitally savvy they can be.
‘You’re not going to get it all right’: IBM CMO Michelle Peluso on managing through a crisis
As marketers manage another crisis, they are thinking about how to help their teams as well as how they should be advertising.
‘Stand for something’: As protests continue, tone-deaf influencer marketing is in the spotlight
Questions about diversity in influencer marketing, opportunism and the need for brands to get comfortable with influencers taking a stance on politics and racial issues are bubbling up now as this may be a moment of self-reflection for the influencer marketing community.
‘There isn’t a talent pipeline problem’: Confessions of a black advertising exec
In this edition of our Confessions series, in which we exchange anonymity for candor, we hear from a black media buyer who believes brands need to do more to support for Black Lives Matter and that agencies still haven't truly changed their hiring policies.
SponsoredVideo: Marketers discuss the future state of less interruptive in-stream ads
In a new video, experts from GumGum, The Martin Agency and Pinterest discuss the future of video advertising — and outline their vision for how video ads can be less disruptive.
Member ExclusiveDigiday Research: Over half of brands say they handle marketing ‘mostly’ with internal resources
Digiday’s quarterly benchmarking survey found that about 83% of marketers are managing their marketing either mostly in-house or completely in-house. That's up from the 55% of marketers six months ago who said the same.
Member Exclusive‘Our job is to sell’: Marketers, moving past coronavirus response, return to selling products
Marketers need to get back to the job at hand: Keeping the squeaky wheels of capitalism turning.