5 Things You Need to Do at SXSW 2016Jade FurubayashiBlogger ExtraordinaireSimply Measured
Well, the time has come again to pack our bags and head down to Austin, Texas, for SXSW Interactive, the biggest tech event of the year. There will be parties, networking, and the latest and greatest in cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity. I’m exhausted (and so excited) just thinking about it.
If you’re heading down, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into, and how to be prepared. Here are a few tips to help get you through the week in one piece and back to work with tons of useful learnings.
We all know that half of the reason you go to SXSW is for networking…and the best place to do that is at parties! SXSW is a big and bustling event with parties and happy hours around every corner. How do you keep track of what is where and when? Refer to The ULTIMATE Guide to SXSW Interactive 2016 Parties!
Recharge with Simply Measured on Sunday!
Are you exhausted just thinking about it, too? Good, ’cause we’re taking the time to recharge on Sunday! On March 13th, take a load off with your favorite social media geeks! You can RSVP to the Simply Measured Coffee Hour here. The password is: simplysxsw
Make Time for This Year’s Keynotes
This year, SXSW assembled an eclectic bunch to anchor SXSW Interactive’s keynotes. You can read about all of these impressive speakers here, but just make sure that you carve out time to catch at least one of these sure-to-be-brilliant sessions!
Hang Out with Simply Measured Peeps!
Looking to connect or just chill with some people from the Simply Measured team? Shoot us a Tweet! The following list includes everybody from the SM team that will be in attendance next month.
Twitter Testing “Buy” Button That Could Change Your Social StrategyKevin ShivelyBlogger ExtraordinaireSimply Measured
Today, Twitter announced that they’re testing a new ecommerce feature with select partners, and it isn’t a stretch to say that it could change the way brands plan and use the network to drive sales. Twitter is testing a “Buy” button that will let users purchase products directly from the Tweet, keeping commerce as simple as… Continue Reading
Top 10 Social Stats This WeekLucy HitzBlogger ExtraordinaireSimply Measured
We know you don’t have endless time to pore over the most relevant happenings in social media news, but it’s our job, so let us help. Here are the social stats we’re mulling over this week. 1. 93.2% of US bloggers rely on social media marketing to drive traffic According to a recent eMarketer article, US… Continue Reading
Periscope’s New Feature Could Be a Goldmine for MarketersKevin ShivelyBlogger ExtraordinaireSimply Measured
Periscope and Twitter announced a new feature today that changes the way people use the video streaming service. I want to talk about some of the benefits — and potential concerns — for social marketers, but first let’s take a look at what this feature actually is: Periscope broadcasts now come alive within Twitter https://t.co/R346R1lgZb — Periscope… Continue Reading
The 4 Super Bowl 50 Ads Already Winning TwitterJade FurubayashiBlogger ExtraordinaireSimply Measured
The Super Bowl is still a few days away, but for brands, the big game has already begun. All brands, regardless of whether they can afford a multi-million-dollar Super Bowl spot, are joining the conversation on social media. We’ve picked our favorites by the social numbers. Which Super Bowl spots are already a hit? Bud Light:… Continue Reading