15 panels to give a “thumbs up” for SXSWi
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With more than 2,000 SXSW interactive entries to vote for this year, the competition is FIERCE! After reviewing the majority of entries, the Sevans Strategy team came up with a list of 15 panels we think are a MUST HAVE for this year. We were a bit biased in our selections as we know all of them, but we also know that means we’re recommending a group of intelligent and engaging leaders we’ve actually seen and/or heard.
Not familiar with the SXSW PanelPicker process? SXSW is a community-driven event. So, knowing what kinds of topics the audience wants determines who gets the coveted spots. Your voting accounts for about 30% of the decision-making process for any given programming slot.
Even if you will not be attending this year’s SXSWi, this is a great way to find an online community of people with interests similar to your own. We hope you enjoy our recommendations and find time to give them a “thumbs up.”
- Christine Perkett (@missusP), “The Networking Conundrum”
- Heather Mosley (@mosleyppr), “Dissecting What Really Works in Social Marketing Campaigns”
- Gregory Ferenstein (@ferenstein) “Stand Out: Investigative Journalism for Bloggers”
- Ted Murphy (@tedmurphy), “Check-in, Get Paid: Rise of Cash-sponsored Social Media” (client)
- Heather Whaling (@prtini) Geben Communication, “Big Ideas, Little Budget: Low-Cost Cause Marketing”
- Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki), “The Art of Enchantment”
- Dave Fleet (@Davefleet), “Personalities, Policies & Problems: Companies and Employees 2.0”
- Sydney Owen (@SydneyOwen), “Road Rules for Mentorship: What’s Appropriate (& What’s Not)”
- (also Sydney Owen) “Generation C: Changing the Future of Business… Forever!”
- Deb Schultz (@Debs), “Dear Miss Manners: WTF with the Social Web?”
- David Armano (@Armano), “Why PR’s Future May Not Look Like PR”
- Damien Basile (@db), “Game On: Can Game Theory transform your app?“
- Paula Berg (@paulaberg), “The Legal Ramifications of Saying ‘I’m Sorry”
- Lucretia Pruitt (@LucretiaPruitt) Social Media Matters, “Killing Clark Kent; When You Outgrow Your AlterEgo”
- Justin Goldsborough (@JGoldsborough), “Building Relationships – and Revenues – Through Twitter”
While we’re recommending the panels, we’ve included Twitter handles as well. You might just find some fun new people to follow.
Voting ends at 11:59 CDT on Friday, August 27.
The Sevans Strategy Team
Sarah, Liz, Amanda, Kairi and Hana
p.s. Sarah actually has two panels in the running. If you’re interested, you can vote for them here: