This is a big year for South by Southwest. On March 11, the festival, which is now described as a music and media festival and trade show, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Roland Swenson founded it in 1987 and, in addition to launching the careers of promising young musicians and filmmakers, it also was the site for several business launches. Names you might know such as Twitter, which really caught fire during the 2007 South by Southwest festival. Also, Foursquare publicly launched at the 2009 festival kicking off the geolocation craze. That might explain the thousands of people walking down 6thStreet, bumping into each other as they stare down at their smart phones trying to tell their friends where they currently are.
I know this bit of history because I read an article about digital and social media in a publication that was made of paper. You know, a magazine. Me, being the old school guy that I am, tore the page out of the magazine and put in my pocket to be used later in this blog.
Here’s something fun:
Enter to win a Heil Sound PR 22 UT low noise dynamic microphone. Simply click the “Like” button on the Heil Sound Facebook page and use the contest entry form. The contest runs from March 14 through April 13, 2011. A random winner will be selected on April 14, 2011 and will be announced on our Facebook page. Good luck and don’t forget to click the “Like” button to be eligible. See the rules for questions on eligibility or entry procedures.
By Greg McVeigh
Guesthouse Projects, Inc
PR & Artist Relations for Heil Sound