Great Apps from SXSW

Match Day Bash   Splash

Splash, an event planning/promoting web app, is so great looking and easy to use, I immediately planned a party, just to play with the platform. For free, users can add widgets like music, speakers, sponsors, and maps to their event page. You can also prominently feature an event hashtag and track social activity on the site, and at your event.

Here are some of the other great sites I discovered at SXSW:

Film Maker Live: A great way for filmmakers to test locations digitally without the cost of setting up a shoot.

Event Base: The creators of event apps for SXSW, Lollapalooza, Sundance, and London Olympics.

Creative Live: Thinking differently about education, offering all sorts of courses, from business courses to design and music production.

Jack Prints: Promotional items with sustainability in mind.

Here’s 5 other apps AdAge discovered at SXSW.


Rick and Morty Premieres Episode in 109 Instagram Clips

RAM instagramThis past Friday, Adult Swim released a full episode of Rick and Morty on Instagram in 109 clips (15 seconds or less), three days before the episode premiered. Despite Variety and other press calling the stunt ridiculous, it worked . . . surprisingly well.  The show’s comedy, similar to other short attention span animated comedies like Family Guy can easily be consumed in quick bites. 27k people followed the Rick and Morty Instagram feed in the first 3 days before the premiere of the show. Each clip recieved hundreds (some thousands) of comments and likes – indicating that many people watched the episode the whole way through. Read more about it here.

And “Rixty Minutes” is my favorite episode yet. This bite sized clip sums it up nicely.