Beyond Ads: Become Entertainment

Recording: Beyond Ads: Become Entertainment, Mar 11, 2018


John Deschner


Jon Haber

Giant Spoon

Rupert Maconick

Saville Productions

As audiences migrate to commercial-free streaming platforms, brands must produce innovative content that engages consumers, but rarely do they go beyond ad-driven models and become the entertainment. Rather, they create ‘branded content’ that interrupts entertainment. Panelists will discuss branded content challenges and the financial advantages and opportunities for brands to go beyond ads and lean into entertainment, such as feature-films and series that don’t disrupt with overt branding.

[Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.]

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate