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SXSW INTERACTIVE

Internetainment Tonight: Talking to CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, and The Onion

Article: Internetainment Tonight: Talking to CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, and The Onion

You need to move over, showbiz, because some of the best entertainment out there is being made on the web these days. To better illustrate this point, I was joined by Mike Farah from Funny or Die, Streeter Seidell from CollegeHumor and Baratunde Thurston from The Onion. They sat down in Stratlandia to talk about…

#FollowFunny: An Interview with Comedians Eugene Mirman and Brett Gelman

Article: #FollowFunny: An Interview with Comedians Eugene Mirman and Brett Gelman

A major part of the Stratlandia experience is the SXSW comedy shows, so I sat down for an informal chat with Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) and Brett Gelman (Eagleheart, and the SXSW-selected film Eat) about ways in which comedians can “leverage new media platforms” to “create disruptive buzz for their brands” during all the noise…

The Gregory Brothers Autotune The News For IFC At SXSW

Article: The Gregory Brothers Autotune The News For IFC At SXSW

Musical savants and YouTube sensations The Gregory Brothers swung by the IFC Crossroads House during SXSW. The group performed their internet’s favorite hits including “The Bed Intruder Song” and “Backin’ Up” for an enthusiastic crowd of viral video lovers, including, of course, our interactive host, Alex Blagg.

A Quick SXSW Strat Chat with Deadspin’s A.J. Daulerio

Article: A Quick SXSW Strat Chat with Deadspin’s A.J. Daulerio

A.J. Daulerio, Editor-in-Chief of Deadspin and one of the most influential bloggers on the web, dropped by Stratlandia to talk a bit about sports, Gawker Media, getting big traffic numbers, and famous QB dong shots.

One on One Interview with Gary Vaynerchuk

Article: One on One Interview with Gary Vaynerchuk

When I found out that Gary Vaynerchuk was coming to Stratlandia, I was a little worried about whether or not the IFC Crossroads house was structurally sound enough to contain the massive amounts of strategy that would be produced by the two of us sitting down together to talk social media. Luckily no one was…

Interview with Michael Ian Black and Lisa Cohen from Witstream

Article: Interview with Michael Ian Black and Lisa Cohen from Witstream

I was joined by legendary comedian Michael Ian Black (The State, Stella, Michael & Michael Have Issues) and his business partner Lisa Cohen to talk about their site Witstream, comedians on Twitter, and the business of being funny. You’ll laugh, and you’ll Tweet, and you just might learn something, so check out the whole interview…

One on One Interview with Felicia Day

Article: One on One Interview with Felicia Day

Felicia Day – one of the most beautiful, talented and famous ladies on the Internet – stopped by Stratlandia to tell me about giving the SXSW Keynote Speech, how she single-handedly created The Guild and turned it into a web video sensation, and how Hollywood interacts with the Internet. If you missed our conversation on…

Video: The Greatest SXSW Internet Keynote Speech Ever

Article: Video: The Greatest SXSW Internet Keynote Speech Ever

I’ve been having a lot of fun in Stratlandia, but did manage to hit one slight snag when the SXSW festival organizers decided to reject my offer to present my STRAT keynote presentation to close out the Interactive festival. I guess maybe they felt like the ideas and Internet analysis I was dropping was simply…

Article: Mike Tyson On Facebook Live at IFC

The whole IFC Crossroads House was humming the theme song to “Rocky” when former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson came to talk with Facebook Live. The fighter and “The Hangover” actor went in the ring with Facebook’s Randi Zuckerberg to talk about his new documentary, ‘Taking On Tyson’ and his love for pigeons. Photo courtesy…

Reggie Watts Performs Live at IFC at SXSW

Article: Reggie Watts Performs Live at IFC at SXSW

At SXSW there are approximately a bajillion things to do every single night, so we know not everyone can make it to every single one of the incredible performances we have at the IFC Crossroads House. Although, if not, why not? Are you really trying? Have you really thought about the choices you are making?…

Pee-wee Herman on Facebook Live at IFC

Article: Pee-wee Herman on Facebook Live at IFC

What’s the secret word? Pee-wee Herman! The newly-minted Broadway star turned the IFC Crossroads House into a grown-up version of his technicolor playhouse when he stopped by for an interview with Facebook Live’s Randi Zuckerberg. The much-loved star of “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure”, and “Big Top Pee-wee” sported his trademark red bow tie when he graced…

A Quick Strat Chat with Rex Sorgatz from VYou

Article: A Quick Strat Chat with Rex Sorgatz from VYou

Internet strategist Rex Sorgatz stopped by Stratlandia to talk about his buzzy new video messaging network VYou (of which I’m a very influential user), VIP panels, how to really drive buzz at SXSW. Check it out below.

Alex Blagg’s SXSW 2011 Photo Stratbook

Article: Alex Blagg’s SXSW 2011 Photo Stratbook

Man, I’ve really been engaging so many influencers down here at the IFC Crossroads House. Here are just a few of the web celebs, superstar CEO’s and Internet elite whose strat I’ve been trying to jack. Jonah Peretti from BuzzFeed, Ben Huh from the Cheezburger Network, Lauren Leto and Ben Bator from TextsFromLastNight: Social media…

Conan O’Brien Talks TV, Movies, and More on Facebook Live at IFC

Article: Conan O’Brien Talks TV, Movies, and More on Facebook Live at IFC

The documentary “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop” debuted at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas this week, and the film’s star stopped by the IFC Crossroads House to chat. During Facebook Live, Conan O’Brien talked to Randi Zuckerberg about his new movie, life on TBS, and his deep and abiding love for Pabst Blue…

One-on-One Interview with Foursquare Founder Dennis Crowley

Article: One-on-One Interview with Foursquare Founder Dennis Crowley

A major part of the Stratlandia experience is rushing from one place to another trying to figure out where the rest of the most influential Internet elite are congregating at any one moment so you never miss a killer networking and self-promotional op. Dennis Crowley, the founder and CEO of Foursquare, has given the world…

Facebook Live with Eliza Dushku

Article: Facebook Live with Eliza Dushku

Eliza Dushku is well-known to “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” the vampire fans. (And really, who is not a fan of “Buffy”?) Her turn as Faith the alterna-slayer endeared her to denizens of the Whedon-verse forever. Her stints on “Tru Calling” and “Dollhouse” didn’t hurt either. The actress and burgeoning philanthropist stopped by Facebook Live to…

Soleil Moon Frye On Facebook Live

Article: Soleil Moon Frye On Facebook Live

Every time I turn around, I see the girl that turns my world around. Standing there … For a certain demographic the name Soleil Moon Frye is synonymous with Sunday night television. Her role as “Punky Brewster” — the sassy homeless moppet adopted by a curmudgeon with a heart-of-gold — was quintessential 80s entertainment. Girls…

Ashton Kutcher Stops By Facebook Live

Article: Ashton Kutcher Stops By Facebook Live

Uber-A lister Ashton Kutcher stopped by IFC’s Crossroads House during SXSW to talk to Randi Zuckerberg on Facebook Live. The star of “No Strings Attached”, “Killer”, and, of course, “That 70s Show” talked to a packed house of fans and online viewers around the globe about his tech investments, his charity work, and, of course,…

One On One Strat Chat With Reggie Watts

Article: One On One Strat Chat With Reggie Watts

South By is full of very interesting and innovative performers. I recently welcomed comedian and musician Reggie Watts to Stratlandia, and was deeply perplexed about how to drill down on a clear personal brand for him that fits into an easily-understood demographic. We also talked South By Strat, leveraging social nets, and how to do…

One on One Strat Chat with Pete Cashmore from Mashable.com

Article: One on One Strat Chat with Pete Cashmore from Mashable.com

Yesterday I had a chance to sit down with Mashable CEO, Founder, Entrepreneur, Social Media maven, and astonishingly beautiful man Pete Cashmore to talk about social media strategy, being powerful, our favorite nicknames for Mark Zuckerberg, next-lev content farming, and much more. We really hit it off and I think we formed a deep relationship…

Your Cribs-Style Guided Tour of the IFC Crossroads House

Article: Your Cribs-Style Guided Tour of the IFC Crossroads House

If you missed it yesterday in the SXSW Live-Stream, here’s my personally guided tour of the IFC Crossroads House. I take a look at some of the very cool branded lounge spaces and stat-jacked features we’ve set up for SXSW’s coolest VIP’s and Influencers. Come along on my all-access A-List tour!

SXSWi Strat Chat With Rachel Sklar from Hashable

Article: SXSWi Strat Chat With Rachel Sklar from Hashable

Yesterday outside of Stratlandia I caught up with “brandvangelist” Rachel Sklar from the hot new start-up Hashable. We talked about building buzz on the streets at South By, her quest to change the ratio with women in technology, and even managed to hash me in real time in front of a crowd of very disrupted…

IFC’s SXSW Interactive Schedule and Guide to Stratlandia

Article: IFC’s SXSW Interactive Schedule and Guide to Stratlandia

So this morning I flew out of LAX double-secret first class Plutonium elite status and finally arrived in Austin where I’ve now toured my personal accommodations (luxury) and the Stratlandia headquarters at IFC Crossroads house (jacked to the gills with indie dopeness). Now I wanted to give you guys just a taste of some of…

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