Cannabis Content Comes To SXSW

Cannabis content is coming to this year's annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Next week's event, which boasts a roster of speakers that includes former Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden, will feature several panels and talks on the future of the legal cannabis industry.

Leafly will sponsor a three-part track of cannabis programming, including one presentation and two panels, on March 14, 2017. Attendees of the festival can look forward to the following presentations: 

Modern Cannabis: From Ditch Weed to Tech Disruptor: Paul Campbell, Vice President of Digital & Innovation at Privateer Holdings, will deliver a presentation entitled "Modern Cannabis: From Ditch Weed to Tech Disruptor." An experienced speaker and noted digital marketing guru, Paul will discuss "how data, technology, and innovative marketing & advertising are forging this next big industry, and the surprising players being disrupted in the process." More details on Paul's presentation can be found here

Mainstream But Muted: How to Market Legal Cannabis: Later that day, Kayla Cook (Director of Events and Sponsorships, Privateer Holdings), Meg Owen (Director of Social Media, Privateer Holdings), and Berrin Noorata (Director of Marketing, Marley Natural), will appear on a panel entitled "Mainstream But Muted: How to Market Legal Cannabis." Alongside MARY Magazine editor Adrian Farquharson, the trio will discuss "how cannabis companies can navigate around advertising restrictions and leverage the power of influencers, celebrities, and strategic partnerships to reach new audiences and grow brand awareness and affinity." Attendees of this session will learn "how to identify high-profile industry contacts and create a measurable program around these connections to drive more sales, buzz, and larger growth." More information on the panel can be found here.

The Surprising Health & Sex Benefits of Cannabis: Welcome to the modern cannabis lifestyle. Learn how experts are using cannabis to boost overall health and wellness. 

Head over to Leafly for a pre-festival interview with several of the featured panelists. For more information about SXSW, and to view a full schedule, click here.