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Sunday, March 15 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Let's Be Evil! Malevolent Marketing 101

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Historians may look back at the convergence of technology and advertising and realize that it all began with a benevolent, prophetic slogan: Don't Be Evil.
It's a mantra for a new generation of companies that spend a lot of effort explaining how and why their products and practices are beneficial to consumers, and why they would never, ever use them for harmful purposes. Cross their heart hope to die.
But an enterprising marketer might ask: what if I *wanted* to be evil? How hard would it be, given the marketing platforms and tools at my disposal? What if I dismissed bothersome legal and privacy concerns and *just went for it?*
Let's discuss the easiest way for marketers and brands to use technology, media and big data to get their evil on. It'll be a contrarian romp through a very serious subject: maintaining the trust (and privacy) of our consumers in a world where technology makes it increasingly easy to use data in creepy new ways.
Check your ethics at the door, please.

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Garrick Schmitt

Co-Founder, Start-Up In Stealth
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Robbie Whiting

Founder, Technologist, Argonaut
Modern marketing demands crafted, connected experiences that are a mashup of film, art, interactivity and physicality. Making things that people want -- vs. making people want things -- is a key differentiation of the digital age. "The Internet of Things" is where virtual meets the... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Hyatt Regency Austin Texas Ballroom 1

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