SXSW Best Bars, Restaurants, Panels & Pro Tips from W2O

Looking for the “best of” SXSW Interactive this year? Look no further. The W2o Group team has put together a content capsule with lists of best bars, restaurants and panels, videos, survival tips and more. Got additional goodness to add? Throw ‘em in the comments.

Happy SXSW!

Austin Breakfast Places FTW

The other day, our family decided we wanted to break out of our normal habits of eating breakfast at Magnolia and Torchy’s so I asked my Austin friends where they suggested we should try next. The original thread on Facebook is here.

In the spirit of sharing, I have created a blog post with each of the restaurants suggested, a link to the Yelp review (and menu where available). I’ve also included any notes provided by the recommender like “great brunch place” or  ”good for “Bloody Marys.” If you have others you want to add in the comments, go for it. If you leave the link to the Yelp review and menu, I will go back and include them in the original list. Here goes:

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Yup, NFL season kicks off tonight. For many of us, this is like Christmas in September. After several long months of waiting, dealing with offseason moves/arrests etc., we’ve finally arrived at day one. To celebrate this momentous occasion, several of my W2O Group colleagues — led by Michael Westgate – have put together a social ranking […]

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My Wife the Community Manager

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It’s funny how things turn out sometimes. As someone that has worked in the digital/mobile/social space for the last 20 years, I’ve always spent my fair share of time exploring what’s new on the Internet. Testing out new technologies. Embracing new mobile apps and even writing a book on the phenomena that is location-based marketing. […]

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Think(ing) Like Zuck: 5 Facebook Marketing Tips

Originally posted on WCG’s blog on 1/15/2013. When I agreed to review Ekaterina Walter’s new book, Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg, I immediately tried to think of a way to make the book review special. After all, Ekaterina is not only a friend (and client) but […]

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2013 Predictions from a Bunch of “Dummies”

As we roll into the new year, it’s always a great time for us marketers to look ahead to what is in store for us. This year, I wanted to take a unique approach to my predictions of 2013 by asking some of my fellow Dummies book authors to provide their perspective within their specific […]

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Explaining the Explainer (animation for marketing)

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Guest post by friend and digital smarty, Susanne Schantz, Co-Founder of Small Island Studio You may have noticed a small explosion in the number of animated videos on the web lately. They are everywhere now, especially the (sort of) ubiquitous one-minute ‘Explainer Video’. Why are animated videos so compelling, and so Zeitgeist right now? What […]

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Location Based Marketing for Business

This was originally posted on WCG’s blog. This morning, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel titled “On the Location-Based Services Horizon” at the second annual Foodservice Social Media Universe (FSMU for short). Joining me on the panel were three of the smartest folks not only in the restaurant industry but also in the […]

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Vintank Shows Us the Future of CRM for Vertical Industries

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With the volume of conversations that take place online today — literally exabytes worth — I’m constantly amazed by some companies’ lack of monitoring/leveraging these conversations to improve marketing, product development and customer service. In some ways, ignoring this information is tantamount to having a group of your best customers sitting down in your companies’ […]

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Search Inside Yourself [Book Review]

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Several weeks ago, I was asked to review the book, Search Inside Yourself, written by long-time Google engineer, Chade Meng-Tan (Meng for short). His official title at Google is “Jolly Good Fellow,” and after reading a couple of chapters of his book, it’s easy to see how he earned his title. Most impressive is that […]

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