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2016 Stone Ward SXSW Recap

by Abbi Siler

SXSW 2016 was all about virtual reality, big data, and the convergence of motion pictures and technology. Of course, the event is always bustling with activity, sessions, and events. Here's a bird's eye view of the top trends and things happening at SXSW this year! We look forward sharing the knowledge with our clients!

My top takeaways from the event this year are as follows:

Preaching the Gospel of Google for iPhone

by Becca Hawk

I’ve always been an Apple person. iPod, Macbook, iPad, iPhone, the works. But lately I’ve been using more and more Google products. Maybe it’s the hipster in me. Maybe it’s the fact that all my friends who work at tech companies swear by Android and I wish I was cool enough to understand an interface that didn’t wiggle or come in neat little rounded boxes (cue Little Boxes song).

Inspiration from Elsewhere II

by Kyle Floyd

Back away from your desk. Slowly…..back….away. It’s time for a second installment of “Inspiration from Elsewhere,” my own little way of:

a) Inspiring you to think differently

b) Justifying my time spend surfing the web

What Is Employee Engagement?

by Emily Reeves

Traditionally, employee engagement has been about educating employees on a company’s mission, vision and values, and giving them a reason to “buy-in” to that mission as their own. The ultimate goal with employee engagement is for employees to feel as impassioned about a company as its founders feel.

Real Time Advertising: All About Digital

by Emily Reeves

A couple of years ago, I decided that I didn’t need cable television. I had Netflix, Hulu and the internet. I could watch anything I wanted, any time I wanted. I did this for about a year.

Another Four Letter Word, Part 2

by Alan Turner

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 3.10.23 PMHow many times have you greeted a friend or colleague with ‘How are you?’ or ‘How have you been?’ to only to be responded to with one word – ‘Busy.’

Preaching the Gospel of Bitmoji

by Becca Hawk

Let’s be honest: no one really needs more ways to ineffectively communicate via text message. We already have emojis ranging from beers cheers-ing (my personal favorite) to the UFO (Unidentified Food Object) pictured below.

This Is Not The Best Blog Post You’ll Read

by Jay Stanley

When you’re formulating the perfect advertising campaign, it’s so easy to get caught up in telling people you’re the best. Whether you’re a company with a product to sell or an ad agency with a client you’re helping to grow, telling consumers you’re the best is a sort of the knee-jerk path to take.

But is being the best always better?

Heat Related Deaths In Football

by Tommy Walker

It’s time again for the high school and college football seasons to start back in the south. Starting in the middle of July or August, the heat is brutal on all players and coaches. It is very important for all athletes to be educated and follow through with hydration preparations prior to every practice. Back in my day, we had a little more of an advantage with preparation.

What If You Discovered By Accident You Could Change The World?

by Tom Lillig

This is the question that Mick Ebeling posed at the No Barriers Summit earlier this month and asks in his book, Not Impossible.

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