8 Ways to Make your SXSW #soSpredfast

March is the most wonderful time of year. From March Madness to (fingers crossed) a little break in the harsh winter weather, there is something for everyone to look forward to. But if you're a Tech company in Austin, TX like we are, absolutely nothing beats the opportunity to welcome tens of thousands of the smartest creatives, entrepreneurs, and brands to your hometown to network, learn, and celebrate the innovations in interactive arts and, in particular for us, all things social business.

We're Austin natives and we even got our big start at SXSW, this event is in our DNA. Nothing gets us more excited than the opportunity to celebrate it all with you. Yes, YOU.  Here are 8 ways that you can make your SXSW experience #soSpredfast:


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1. Party with us at The 4th annual Spredfast Social Bash

Friday, March 7th  6-9pm
 Speakeasy  412 Congress Ave

Register To attend (Psst, the password is: sospredfast)  

Kick off SXSWi with the people, partners, and brands that make the Spredfast community so awesome. There will be an open bar, networking, and three levels of fun, bowling, and a live performance by Band of Heathens, all at Speakeasy, of Austin’s favorite bars.  


2. Catch us at the Convention Center

Saturday, March 8th 5:15-5:30pm @ Austin Convention Center, Ballroom F

Learn what it takes to move beyond measuring likes to measuring real social impact. Our CMO, Jim Rudden will cover how measuring social program impact has evolved in his Future15 session: Keeping Score in Social, It's More than Likes.   sxconnect


3. Network with your Peers at Spredfast Connect

Monday, March 10th 1-3pm @ Stubbs CBs House, 801 Red River

Request an invite

This is the must-attend SXSW networking event for social media leaders. Facilitated by Spredfast, over 200 social and digital marketers and industry leaders will have the opportunity to connect directly with the peers and brands they want to meet most during SXSW – away from the festival clutter.  


4. Dance Like Nobody's Watching at The Spredfast Secret Show

Monday, March 10th 8-11pm @ Stubbs Amphitheater 801 Red River

Spredfast is bringing you one of the biggest, most exciting live acts in the country. You’ve seen this act at major music festivals including Coachella, ACL & Bonnaroo. Follow Spredfast on Twitter for more hints! Want in on the action? Tweet to win wristbands for you and a +1 in the Spredfast Secret Show Sweepstakes, entry is open through 3.8.14.  


Other Places You'll Find Us 


5. Stop by the Spredfast Offices and Meet with our Team

Friday 3/7-Tuesday 3/11 All Day @Spredfast HQ 200 W. Cesar Chavez, Ste 600

Want to meet with your Spredfast Account Manager or Sales Director? Or maybe just find a spot to plug in and recharge (your gadgets and yourself?) Get in touch with your favorite Spredfaster and schedule time to come meet with us.  



6. Keep an Eye out for the Spredfast Street Team

Saturday 3/8 and Sunday 3/9 Check Twitter for Location Updates

Want to increase your odds of getting in to the Secret Show? You don't want to miss the Spredfast Team who will be roaming downtown March 7th-9th. Be sure to ask for a Hexagon--you just might end up with one that's good for two wristbands to the Secret Show on Monday night.  


7. Get Geeky and a Little Saucy at the 5th Annual Geek-a-cue

Saturday, March 8th 2014 5-9pm @ Franklin's Barbecue

We're excited to sponsor W2O Group's 5th Annual Geek-a-que at one of Austin's finest BBQ establishments, Franklin's. We'll be connecting with brand social and digital folks over some 'cue. Hope to see you there.  


8. #sxsw #cmgr #coffee #meetup

Monday, March 10th 8-9am @ Spredfast HQ 200 W. Cesar Chavez, Ste 600

Register to Attend

Social never sleeps. For those dedicated community managers that don't plan to have a lie-in on Monday morning, we'll be hosting a coffee meet up with SocialMedia.Org in our offices.  


OK- Update your calendars, get some good rest, and travel safe. We can't wait to see you. SXSW is going to be #soSpredfast!

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Adrianne Gallman

Adrianne is the Brand Programs Manager at Spredfast supporting all media planning, advertising and programs for awareness on the Spredfast Brand Marketing Team. In her free time she enjoys cheering for Sooner football and searching for the best brunch in Austin.