SXSW Panel Picker | Behind the Scenes of an Influencer Marketing Program

There are few industry events that drum up as much excitement and buzz as SXSW. It is the meeting ground for entertainment, tech and culture junkies to share and explore. The interactive programming tracks & festival are a must-have event for any brand or marketer looking to stay up to speed on the constantly evolving world and work of agencies and their clients.

In years past, has attended. We’ve had coffee with clients, chatted with bloggers over tacos and met clients for cocktails… and then spent the next week recuperating! It is a world-win of thought-provoking, stimulating experiences led by some of the most respected voices in the industry and this year we hope to have our turn center stage.

The journey to Austin begins now… the SXSW Panel Picker officially opens today and voting accounts for 30% of the judging criteria for being selected to share during the SXSW Conference. As an influencer marketing platform, one that focuses on YouTube video and branded content, we thought we’d take a look behind the scenes to help brands, agencies and other marketers understand what it takes to work with influencers on a full scale video production.

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Behind the Camera: Influencer Video Production

This is the story of 5 influencers picked to fly to Olay HQ to meet with a scientist and have their experience filmed for a national campaign. But no one ever tells you what happens when the cameras are off. This panel looks at the planning, preparation and production efforts that go into pulling together an influencer collaboration at scale. We take you behind the scenes to show you what really goes into a YouTube influencer activation. Creative Taco, ED, Matt Dessner and, President, Jessica Thorpe will share tips, advice and mishaps on how to plan for a shoot, negotiate with influencers, deliver on brand expectations and make sure everyone has fun while filming.

See a sneak peek of what goes on before the red light turns on and hear how excited influencers are to get ‘VIP’ treatment from some of the most amazing brands…

These beauty vloggers make it look so effortless and easy. Sometimes we forget just how much planning and coordination across brand and agency goes into bringing these efforts together.  We hope to get to share some of our best tips and biggest mistakes with others at the 2017  SXSW Conference.  Help us make the stage!


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