Tag Archives: pepsico

BlogTalkRadio is Back From SXSW!


by Deb Ng

I just had the most amazing few days. I spent some time in the beautiful city of Austin, TX at the South by Southwest Interactive festival. To say the experience was a positive one is an understatement. I, along with BlogTalkRadio’s John Havens and Chris Hogan, spent time talking with some of the greatest folks on earth.

I wish to personally thank all of our hosts and listeners who stopped by the BlogTalkRadio pod at the Pepsico Podcasting Playground to tell us how much they enjoy what we do. Your support means so much to us. Meeting you face to face means even more.

I would also like to take this time to say “welcome aboard” to our new hosts, especially those of you who signed up after talking with us at SXSW.

A special shoutout to the folks at PepsiCo who provided us a unique place to interact with the community and broadcast live, and also to WalMart’s 11Moms.  You may know some of the 11Moms as BlogTalkRadio hosts. In person they are smart, savvy and delightful, and I enjoyed all the time I spent with them. I look forward to seeing you all again!  Another shout out to Chris Brogan for becoming a part of the BlogTalkRadio team for the weekend. It’s always a pleasure chatting with you.

I met community management folks from brands such as Best Buy Remix and we’re already brainstorming ways to bring our communities together. I was also able to pick the brains of the best minds in social media. I learned so much, I’m ready to burst.

Thank you South by Southwest, thank you Austin, thank you to the BlogTalkRadio community and a very special thank you to BlogTalkRadio for allowing me to attend this extraordinary event.

Check Out BlogTalkRadio’s Podcasting Pod at SXSWi!

by Deb

As we mentioned earlier on this blog, BlogTalkRadio and PepsiCo have teamed up to broadcast live for most of SXSWi at the PepsiCo Podcasting Playground. Located on the first floor of the Austin Convention Center, the Playground features four quiet podcasting pods and refreshment area. To get the PepsiCo Podcast Playground, make a right upon entering the Convention Center’s main doors and follow to the end. Make a left and keep going (and I mean keep going!) until you find us!

As first on the scene from BlogTalkRadio, I took a look around to give you a first peek, check out the BlogTalkRadio Podcasting Pod:

I see we’re expecting company:


Here’s another look:


To listen live, beginning this evening, and all through the weekend, bookmark BlogTalkRadio and PepsiCo’s Digital Speakeasy. Plus I’ll be adding video and images to this blog throughout the weekend.

Join BlogTalkRadio at SXSWi – At the PepsiCo Podcasting Playground!


This week begins one of the biggest interactive conferences of the year, South by Southwest.

South by Southwest or SXSW, is actually three different conferences – film, music and interactive. BlogTalkRadio is pleased to announce we’re attending the interactive event. In fact, BlogTalkRadio has partnered with PepsiCo to broadcast live from Pepsi’s Podcasting Playground in the Austin Convention Center.

BlogTalkRadio will be interviewing both interactive industry leaders and up and coming new media stars throughout the entire weekend. Not only will the interviews highlight PepsiCo’s focus on enabling social influences, but it will also bring to light new ideas coming from SXSWi.

What is the PepsiCo Podcasting Playground?

The PepsiCo Podcasting Playground is a special area in the Austin Convention Center  featuring four “pods” to allow podcasters a quiet, relaxed spot to host podcasts. BlogTalkRadio will be broadcasting live from the PepsiCo Podcasting Playground, and all interviews will also be live on our homepage.

When does is all go down?

The PepsiCo Podcasting Playground, and BlogTalkRadio’s live broadcasts, will take place before, during and after SXSWi. The Podcasting Playground will be open from Friday, March 13 through Tuesday, March 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily.

BlogTalkRadio will be podcasting beginning Friday evening, March 13th.

Stop by and Say “Hi”

If you’re attending SXSWi, I do hope you’ll stop by the BlogTalkRadio booth at the PepsiCo Podcasting Playground. It’s a great place to host your own BlogTalkRadio show, plus John Havens and I will be there to talk about BlogTalkRadio and meet the members of our community. We’re looking forward to this event and can’t wait to talk to you!