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During SXSW Interactive, one of the largest digital conferences in the world, it’s become increasingly difficult to be heard above the noise of thousands of companies

and individuals vying for attention. For our company — W2O Group — we’ve found that hosting a series of events can be a great way to get noticed by the people you care about. But this year, we’re also going to do something a little more playful to help break through the clutter. Yes, we are asking for your BEST SXSW pickup lines. And while we know this isn’t going to cure cancer or raise anyone’s IQ score significantly, it can be a fun way to engage with your fellow attendees while poking fun at ourselves a little at the same time.

The hashtag we are using is #sxswpickuplines. To get the creative juices flowing, here are a few examples of good (or bad depending on how you look at it) pickup lines:

  • Wow! Nice data! #sxswpickuplines
  • Hey, code here often? #sxswpickuplines
  • I’ll show you my Vine if you show me yours. #sxswpickuplines
  • Would you like to see my data stack? #sxswpickuplines
  • You’ve stolen the ASCII to my heart. #sxswpickuplines
By way of background, we are borrowing this playful idea from Ron Leuty of the San Francisco Business Times who decided to jazz up the tweet stream of the JP Morgan Health Conference held in San Francisco back in January. You can read more about the impetus of the meme from Ron in his post here. We also understand that props go to Adam Feuerstein, Sr. Columnist at TheStreet.com, and our own Brian Reid who wrote about the top 10 tweets from JP Morgan and what they mean.
If you’re not a Twitter-er, you can always post your best pickup line in the comments below. And who knows, we may just have some prizes for best #SXSWpickupline after all is said and done.

By: Aaron Strout

Aaron is the President of WCG, one of the three agencies under the W2O Group umbrella. He is a regular contributor to Marketing Land and a co-host of video podcast, Live from Stubbs.

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  1. Reminds me of “banned sessions 2010”. Sounds fun. http://www.refford.com/2010/10/bannedsessions-from-ims10/

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