Damn, Daniel, back at it again in Austin. It’s that time of year: The pilgrimage to SXSW has begun. The interactive portion of the nine-day affair kicks off in earnest today. Brands, agencies, marketers, thinkfluencers, intrapraneuers, wannabes, used-t0-bes, the President of the United States and Grumpy Cat are all gathering to sing hosannahs to the power of tech — and complain about everything else.
How to make sense of it all? For starters don’t, like, go to any panels or anything (except for the one we’re on). As a service to readers, Digiday has tapped the technorati hive mind to plot out the essential field guide to what’s hip right now…and what you won’t want to be caught dead doing. (Which reminds us, hit us up on Meerkat.) Drawing on input from agency execs, creatives, public relations mavens, journalists and our own experience, we bring you the definitive list of what’s in and what’s out for SXSW. So grab a grain of salt and have a look.
WTF is the global privacy control?
Although Do Not Track failed as an effort to make it easier for people to opt out of being tracked and targeted online, its spirit lives on in the Global Privacy Control.
Why one agency is drawing inspiration from Jesus and avocados for Super Bowl marketing
Lerma's founder and CEO talks about the relevance of a multicultural marketing approach, the growing influence of Hispanic culture and more.
Google-Meta duopoly continues to creak in their ‘heightened maturity’ as Amazon, Apple ascend
The shadow both Apple and Amazon have cast over advertising dollars is getting longer by the quarter.
SponsoredHow Rumpl and Replacements got creative with CTV ad production and media buys
Sponsored by MNTN This year, marketers are balancing multiple priorities, including the convergence of two trends: the growth of CTV advertising and economic uncertainty impacting ad budgets. To keep costs low while generating ROI, savvy brands are embracing innovative approaches to production and media buys. These tactics allow advertisers to continue reaching audiences on CTV […]
Why advertisers are still making space for experimental budgets even with economic uncertainty
Even in the midst of economic uncertainty, advertisers are bullish on experimental ad spend.
Marketers move beyond the basics of ChatGPT with new tools
Companies are setting their sights past OpenAI's free version and integrating their own data sets for new ads, bots and idea generators.