The Power of Gratitude and Your Network at SXSW
The Power of Gratitude and Your Network at SXSW

A lot of people don’t come to SXSW anymore because they are afraid it isn’t…

Technology and Innovation Powering Levi Strauss Growth Strategy, Says CEO
Technology and Innovation Powering Levi Strauss Growth Strategy, Says CEO

Levi Strauss began trading on the New York Stock Exchange this morning under the ticker symbol ‘LEVI.’ By mid-afternoon, the stock was at $22.66, substantially higher than the price offered to institutional investors. It’s clear that investors believe that Levi’s can leverage technology and innovation to successfully compete online and in brick and mortar stores.

Twitter Scrapes Data From Your Tweets, Followers, and Clicks to Serve You Personalized Ads... Even With All Personalized Ads Settings Disabled, Says Reddit User
Twitter Scrapes Data From Your Tweets, Followers, and Clicks to Serve You Personalized Ads… Even With All Personalized Ads Settings Disabled, Says Reddit User

According to a Reddit post, Twitter still scrapes a lot of personalized data from you even with all personalized ads settings disabled. Reddit user u/dangeredwolf says that he noticed this personally and soon realized that Twitter’s own privacy policies actually allows Twitter to use certain personal information.

How HubSpot is Using Surround Sound Marketing Strategy to Drive Sales
How HubSpot is Using Surround Sound Marketing Strategy to Drive Sales

“There is a very smart individual at HubSpot named Alex Birkett based out of Austin, Texas,” says Scott Tousley of HubSpot. “He is working on this concept that is really starting to take off called Surround Sound Strategy. Essentially what that means is that it runs with the notion that marketers are selfish.”

Google Unveils Stadia Game Streaming Platform and is Dead Serious About Eliminating Barriers and Making High-End Gaming Accessible for Everyone
Google Unveils Stadia Game Streaming Platform and is Dead Serious About Eliminating Barriers and Making High-End Gaming Accessible for Everyone

Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled their Stadia game streaming platform at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Fransisco today. Stadia is designed to bring high-end gaming to Chrome and other devices and aims to eliminate the many barriers to gaming.

It’s “Game On” for Buffalo Wild Wings New Brand Architecture, Says CMO
It’s “Game On” for Buffalo Wild Wings New Brand Architecture, Says CMO

“When I think of brand architecture it really gets to the essence of the brand,” says Buffalo Wild Wings CMO Seth Freeman. “The essence of the brand is around this idea of camaraderie and ritual and something that we like to call “game on.”

5 Takeaways From SXSW 2019
5 Takeaways From SXSW 2019

SXSW Interactive has evolved over the past decade that I have been going. For starters, I’ve watched ridesharing services come, go, and come back again, but it doesn’t seem to help the traffic situation either way. This year there were scooters on top of everything, which come with their own set of issues.

Conversational Marketing Closes the Gap Between B2C and B2B, Says Drift Marketing VP
Conversational Marketing Closes the Gap Between B2C and B2B, Says Drift Marketing VP

Conversational marketing is a whole new way of thinking about marketing and sales, says Dave Gerhardt, VP of Marketing at Drift. “We go to our jobs in B2B and none of the tools that we use match how we actually buy as real people. It’s really closing the gap between B2C and B2B. We just call it B2P, marketing to people.”

Everything You Do is The Brand, Says ShipMonk CEO
Everything You Do is The Brand, Says ShipMonk CEO

Everything you do in the company drives you toward the vision and the mission of the brand and the company itself, says Jan Bednar, Founder & CEO of ShipMonk. We really see with our customers that once they like our brand and they see what we are doing they become part of it.

Salesforce CEO: Every B2B and B2C Company Is Becoming a B2B2C Company
Salesforce CEO: Every B2B and B2C Company Is Becoming a B2B2C Company

Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff says that every company is becoming a B2B2C company. “Every B2B company and B2C company is becoming a B2B2C company,” says Benioff. “What company does not have to directly connect with the consumer? You could be a traditional industrial company who’s selling to B2B resellers and you have to be ready in this connected digital revolution to be able to connect directly to your consumer as well.”