Readers of Online Marketing Blog may know that after last week’s WebmasterWorld Pubcon conference, I stayed over the weekend in Austin for the Interactive portion of SXSW. I’ve heard up to 9,000 people were registered for the SXSWi event and by looking at the conference sessions, hallways and restaurants/bars, it was undoubtedly the place to be. Below is a summary of my brief time at SXSWi in picutures where search marketing, social media and public relations people converged, networked, talked and listened.
If there were baseball cards for internet marketing and social media superstars then these three would be Upper Deck Premium: David Berkowitz of 360i, Frank Gruber from AOL and Brian Solis, owner of FutureWorks PR
A press room will never look like this at a conference. I wonder if some people ever left the blogger lounge. I think they reported on the entire SXSWi event without having to go anywhere because everyone came to the Techset lounge eventually. Even Willie Nelson’s daughter came and sang for a bit.
Ah ha, more search marketing people (Tony Adam of Yahoo and Kate Morris of New Edge Media) and there’s that Polk fellow again. This time at Stubb’s BBQ for the Diggnation broadcast. Or maybe it was just for the beer.
Chris Brogan of Chris Broganland and Scott Monty of Ford chatting it up in the Pepsi BlogTalkRadio Pavillon.
Social meets Search. Chris Heuer of AdHocnium and Lee Odden of TopRank Online Marketing