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SXSW

Less tell, more show: We brought Web3 to Austin.
what
When we got the opportunity to take over an entire building in Austin during SXSW, we figured we may as well go all-in. Everything's bigger in Texas, right?
how
We gave festival-goers a taste of blockchain’s potential by showcasing four brands in a garage-like experimental space. We made Block/Space the coolest spot at SXSW, complete with 3D NFT avatars, virtual sneakers, and a comic book shop.
why
Every year at SXSW, there are a lot of brands making a lot of lofty promises. We wanted to show festival-goers something real, and let them experience the power of Web3 first-hand. We knew they'd get it – they're creatives after all, just like us.
what
When we got the opportunity to take over an entire building in Austin during SXSW, we figured we may as well go all-in. Everything's bigger in Texas, right?
how
We gave festival-goers a taste of blockchain’s potential by showcasing four brands in a garage-like experimental space. We made Block/Space the coolest spot at SXSW, complete with 3D NFT avatars, virtual sneakers, and a comic book shop.
why
Every year at SXSW, there are a lot of brands making a lot of lofty promises. We wanted to show festival-goers something real, and let them experience the power of Web3 first-hand. We knew they'd get it – they're creatives after all, just like us.

Become an interactive 3D avatar, try on virtual sneakers, decide the fate of a comic book hero and claim a piece of the Pantone Color of the Year. All at Block/Space SXSW.

ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP

Since it started in 1987, SXSW has transformed from an indie music festival to a global showcase of the latest from the worlds of art, technology, and culture. It’s the kind of event we live for. As a digital marketing agency that specializes in Web3 and blockchain, we saw SXSW 2022 as an opportunity to engage a global community of creators and thought-leaders, and start a conversation with them about Web3 and the metaverse, on behalf of our client, Tezos.

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CONTENT STUDIO
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION
Web3 strategy & build
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ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP

Since it started in 1987, SXSW has transformed from an indie music festival to a global showcase of the latest from the worlds of art, technology, and culture. It’s the kind of event we live for. As a digital marketing agency that specializes in Web3 and blockchain, we saw SXSW 2022 as an opportunity to engage a global community of creators and thought-leaders, and start a conversation with them about Web3 and the metaverse, on behalf of our client, Tezos.

the details
event planning
STRATEGIC ADVERTISING
INFLUENCER ACTIVATION
PARTNERSHIP MANAGEMENT
CONTENT STUDIO
CREATIVE & PRODUCTION
Web3 strategy & build
the stats
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BlueVishnu.

Flex.

InterPop.

Pantone.

We partnered with four unique brands to create Block/Space, an interactive exhibit designed to demonstrate the creative potential of Web3.

To cut through the noise at an event like SXSW, brands needed amazing interactive experiences to reach audiences. Enter: Block/Space.

In partnership with 'human avatar platform' BlueVishnu, we set up a booth at SXSW to transform festival-goers into interactive 3D avatars, available to take home as unique, collectible NFTs. Meanwhile, at the Flex experience, attendees scanned a QR code, and immersed themselves in an augmented reality ‘try on’ of one of Flex’s fantastical concept sneakers.

We also turned Pantone’s 2022 Color of the Year, Very Peri, into a captivating environment. Interactive monitors allowed attendees to color themselves Very Peri, and take home a collectible limited-edition NFT. For pop culture fans, gaming publisher InterPop invited visitors into a retro comic book store, where they were invited to scan a QR code on a comic, unlocking a free-read from the series. They also received a gift: a piece of unique cover art, to take home as an NFT.

Solidifying its place as the festival authority on Web3, Blokhaus curated and hosted Block/Talks, a speaker series which accompanied the exhibition experience, and saw leading industry thinkers discuss topics ranging from the potential of NFTs in art and culture, to the future of online media.

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