SXSW Interactive may be over, but the Samsung Galaxy’s Austin invasion, is still underway.
Throughout the conference, Samsung has been showcasing the best of its Galaxy line of products, inviting SXSW attendees to enjoy the Samsung Galaxy Experience
Some of the fun and interactive experiences have included:
TecTile Walls –Galaxy owners are able to tap a TecTile for free offers from local businesses, an exclusive mobile.
For Galaxy owners running low on power, they can simply tweet #PowerOn to @SamsungMobileUS for delivery of a brand new fully charged battery via a bike messenger. (Talk or Tweet about customer service!)
Yesterday alone, 372 batteries were swapped out, bringing the total to 1,630 dead batteries exchanged for fresh charged ones, over the course of seven days (March 8-14)!
Music Hub Station – Guests are able to try out Music Hub and listen to tracks of various artists featured at the festival. They can also S Beam songs to their own device as a special take away.
Galaxy Demos – Brand ambassadors have been showing guests how to get the most from their Galaxy devices and how to get free stuff from Austin’s finest businesses.
Custom T-Shirts & Buttons – Using S Note, guests can design custom t-shirt and buttons that are printed on-site, at the The Samsung Galaxy Experience, HQ @ Coppertank, 504 Trinity Street, Austin, TX
During the Interactive portion, Samsung and Uber partnered to giveaway free pedicab rides to Galaxy owners. Galaxy owners were able to request an Uber pedicab via the new Uber 2.0 on Android and tap the in-pedicab TecTile to receive their discount. In addition, Samsung gave away thousands of free Uber rides at the Samsung Galaxy Experience throughout Interactive.
In addition to guests interacting with the Galaxy line of products, exclusive events have included a media Q&A with Mitch Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development, joined by Will Arnett and Jeffrey Tambor, followed by TecTile bingo.
Samsung’s Super Bowl spot star, Paul Rudd, his co-stars Emile Hirsche and David Gordon Green, were seen at the Prince Avalanche dinner.
On the music front, acts such as Band of Horses, The Roots and Brooklyn MC Talib Kweli, have entertained fans on the Samsung Galaxy Sound Stage.
Samsung had surprised fans, by releasing the tickets to last weekend’s Band of Horses and The Roots show, via their Facebook page.
Fans were lined up around the block of the Samsung Galaxy Experience at 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning (3/14) to be the first to redeem the ultimate Samsung TecTile reward – tickets to Saturday’s Prince and A Tribe Called Quest concert (3/16).
Galaxy owners, who participated in Samsung’s TecTile program and unlocked all 11 rewards, lined up five hours early in order to redeem their exclusive reward – free tickets for Saturday’s exciting performance!
To keep up with Samsung’s invasion at SXSW, follow @SamsungMobileUS and use hashtag #TheNextBigThing.
SXSW coverage by Danielle Marshall. Images from Danielle Marshall and Getty Images