SXSW 2018: Here's a taste of what happened at Pinterest House

A view of Pinterest house
Eric Edge

Pinterest two-stepped to Texas this past weekend for SXSW Interactive, one of the world's largest gatherings for digital marketers. For our biggest SXSW yet, we took over Austin’s famous Container Bar on Rainey Street. Folks visiting our outpost got up to speed on how Pinterest's core technology suggests ideas personalized by people's tastes and preferences. Hundreds of people checked out our interactive “Taste Tuner” installation that brought the Pinterest Taste Graph to life and showed how people use our platform to make decisions about what to do or buy.

In addition to the Taste Tuner, drinks and music, we hosted speakers and official SXSW panels. Topics included how people can move from discovering ideas to actually doing them and how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing marketing. Outside of our house, we also had SXSW sessions on how to reach digital natives through content marketing and how can marketers tap into people’s "flow state" to create meaningful experiences. Last but not least, we wrapped the weekend with a happy hour with our partners at PTTOW and WorldZ.

Didn’t make it to Austin for SXSW? We’ve got you covered! Below are video links for all of the panels we hosted at Pinterest House—as well as for a fun tour of our space. You’ll also find a short video with highlights from the action-packed weekend, including a sizzling set with singer-songwriter Betty Who.   

Pinterest panels at SXSW
  • The New World of Microadventure… Thanks to Tech [Watch now]
  • Accounting for Human Tastes: Marketing and AI [Watch now]
  • The New Arbiters of Taste [Watch now]
  • Building a 21st Century Entertainment Brand [Watch now]
  • Tour of Pinterest House at SXSW 2018 [Watch now]

Thanks to everyone who stopped by in person and on Facebook Live—we hope to see you again next year!

—Eric Edge, saving to The House