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Christopher Heine

This Mobile App Lets You Schedule Messages Up to 25 Years Into the Future

Because a lot could happen between now and then

A mobile app called Incubate: The Time-Delay Messenger became available today, and its core concept is, intriguingly, all about the future for now. But in several years, it will also…

Ted Cruz's Nomination Bid Begins With Web Domain Hijacking From the Left

Adversaries leverage TedCruzForAmerica.com and TedCruz.com

The political story of the day comes with a guerrilla marketing sidebar. As Ted Cruz, the U.S. Republican senator from Texas, formally announced today he's running for president in 2016, online…

Acura's Social Strategy for March Madness Centers on 103 Memes

'March Memeness' ties into ESPN ads

For March Madness, Acura is blitzing ESPN.com today and three days next week with video and banner ads—which likely cost a pretty penny—as part of the car brand's ongoing partnership…

Infographic: Here's Just How Freakishly Obsessed People Get With March Madness

More focused on brackets than email

If you need more evidence that folks absolutely love March Madness, consider this: One-third of the 15,000 consumers surveyed by Genesis Media said they would prefer to make public—for all…

Brands Are Already Hustling to Get in on March Madness

Georgia State's upset brought a bevy of Promoted Tweets

The drama of March Madness didn't take long to settle in. In dramatic upset victories today, the University of Alabama at Birmingham beat Iowa State, and Georgia State shocked Baylor. In…

10 Intriguing Things That Helped SXSW Rock Again

From Meerkat and robots to Gary Clark Jr.

In recent years, South by Southwest Interactive has gotten so big and unwieldy that some folks have grown skeptical, wondering aloud on social media if we all should be "over"…

Lyft CEO: We Are Learning From Uber's Global Expansion Problems

'I don't think their strategy is working,' Logan Green says at SXSW

In a South by Southwest keynote discussion today about the ride-sharing economy, Lyft CEO Logan Green said that when his brand goes global, it's going to do it after closely…

It May Not Be a Robot or 'Smart Gear,' but Data-Driven Advertising Still Plays at SXSW

Unacast and Ninja Metrics pitch targeting innovations

South by Southwest 2015 (more known nowadays for fostering buzzier, futuristic narratives around topics like wearable devices and robots) has offered attendees interested in the nuts and bolts of digital ad targeting…

For SXSW Marketers, Smartphone Apps Are Yesterday's News. Wearables Are What Matter

But brands are waiting for critical mass

If Roberto Moctezuma was trying to launch a mobile startup just a few years ago, he'd only have to think about use cases involving iPhones and Samsung Galaxies. But as…

Rent the Runway CEO Tells SXSW: 'We Need to Put UPS and FedEx Out of Business'

Future of e-commerce may depend on delivery upstarts

Discussions of retail don't usually make for the most bombastic presentations, but Rent the Runway CEO Jennifer Hyman was certainly an exception as she addressed (and won over) the crowd…

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