If you’re not already planning to attend SXSW, the music/film/technology conference held annually in Austin TX, then we’re about to give you a reason. NetBase will be there taking part in a variety of events throughout the Interactive portion, which runs from March 13 through 17, and we can’t wait to share it all with you.

Between presentations and events we’ll be hosting a few fantastic meet and greets at the posh mansion we’ve reserved for the event. If you’ll be in town and want to sync up, reach out and be sure to add these highlights to your SXSW calendar:

Daily – Brand Buzz from SXSW

We’ll be partnering with Brand Innovators and monitoring “Brand Buzz”, streaming live via the SXSW NetBase LIVE Pulse powered by NetBase. We will highlight the most shared images, trending topics, emerging social posts, and top influencers, choosing daily Brand Buzz winners from a variety of categories. The app will also feature the LoveList Awards and dropping clues as to which brands made this year’s list.

Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17 – Howdy, Brand Innovators!

We’re excited to meet you, Brand Innovators, so be sure to stop by Lamberts Restaurant in Austin from 7:00am – 5:00pm to say hello, check out what NetBase can do for your brand, and see if your brand is a contender for our Brand Passion Awards which will be announced Friday night during the VIP Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.

From 5:00pm – 7:00pm we’ll change gears to a cocktail reception and mix and mingle SXSW style at Lamberts Restaurant in Austin.

Friday, March 13 – Top 100 Most Loved Brands Awards for 2015

We’ll be presenting awards to your favorite brands at the Brand Innovators SXSW VIP Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Austin at 7:00pm. Who will win? Come and find out! Or register for the full report.

Friday, March 13 – NetBase Speed Test

Ready for some competition? Put your reflexes to the test on a special speed machine used by Formula One drivers at the Brand Innovators SXSW Hospitality Lounge at Lamberts in Austin. Check in on the machine with a little gaming every day, and follow the NetBase leaderboard at Lamberts and via social media.

Monday, March 16 – Fashion’s Collective (The Brain Bar Event)

From 4:00pm to 8:00pm we’ll be poolside at the W Hotel, joining the Fashion’s Collective “Brain Bar” Event, where we’ll be answering questions and networking with top brands, retailers, tech companies and startups. We’ll also host a candy cabana so if you’ve got a sweet tooth or feeling nostalgic, stop by and pick up some candy. Want to join us? Tell us why you MUST have one of the few VIP tickets available and we’ll be in touch.

Tuesday, March 17 – Lunch & Learn, Adweek Webinar and Lunch

Andrew Ashton, who leads The Social Hive at Yum! Brands (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut) will be joined by NetBase’s own Pernille Bruun-Jensen to share how NetBase’s insights have allowed him to successfully expand brand reach and engage Millennials – the audience everyone wants to connect with. Register now to attend the live event at the NetBase estate from 11:00am to 2:00pm (lunch will be served), or sign up for the webinar if you’re unable to attend in person.

Want to know what topics are trending this year vs. last? Or what SXSW audiences really care about? Meet us in Texas and find out. It’s going to be a great time.

Can’t make it to SXSW, check out our app for the latest social buzz at the event.

And don’t forget to tell us why YOU deserve a VIP spot at the Fashion’s Collective “Brain Bar” Event – you just may get one!

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