The Ad Age tandem of Mark Bergen and Michael Sebastian have provided an entertaining recap of their embedded weekend at SXSW. It’s hard to believe Google could bungle a party this badly. It’s even harder to believe someone at the better bash would use that line.
From the blurb portion Old Media Wins Friday Night:
The New York Times Magazine and Google each threw parties Friday night – and the Times magazine won, according to multiple people who attended both parties and said Google’s was a snore. Of course, the Times magazine bash was more or less the Manhattan media scene transplanted to Texas. They even served Shake Shack burgers. Best/worst pickup line overheard at the party: “Want to meet Maureen Dowd? Because I can make that happen.”
Part of the reason the NYT party was such a success is that it included the sweet sounds of DJ Dan Deacon, a.k.a. All Songs Considered’s “favorite electronic musician.” If you’re looking to grab a little Deacon SXSW vibe sometime today at your cubicle, this is a good place to click.