Howdy y'all! HBO's Westworld raised the bar on experiential marketing at SXSW 2018. Laura and Alexa sat down with the creators behind the project from HBO (Steven Cardwell, Director of Program Marketing) and Giant Spoon (Trevor Guthrie, Co-founder) to learn about the inspiration, strategy, collaboration, and details to bring this fantasy world IRL. We explore adult theme parks, why consumers crave the physical in a digital obsessed world and what talent looks like to achieve something of epic proportions. Don’t miss the BTS gems - bride buyouts, WW coins on eBay and those cowboy hats!!! Plus an all new #KillBuyDIY.
Following the first fatality in a crash involving the Tesla Model S, the government continues to investigate the the car's autopilot feature. How much damage could this mean for Tesla's reputation and valuation? The Wall Street Journal's Mike Spector has more.