The Best Thing You Can Do at SXSW 2015

It's that time of year again -- when hordes of the hip set flock to Austin to devour a veritable smorgasbord of film, music and interactive treats.

Over the years critics have claimed that SXSW has lost its edge and made its way into the mainstream with increasingly well-known acts (from film to the companies represented at SXSW Interactive), taking the spotlight from the weird but wonderful fringe elements that made the festival popular in the first place.

There may be some truth to that. Regardless of your opinion on the direction SXSW is taking, anyone who has attended the festival before can attest to the fact that even a mere 3 days in Austin can lay waste to your mind and body given the sheer volume of consumption, be it mental or physical. Too often attendees can return with a serious hangover and persistent sense of, "Did I actually get anything out of SXSW?”

Well, TaskUs has a solution. If you're looking for a way to offset the  barbecue, beer and blogging: Visit the TaskUs booth (#734 and 736)!

Sound like a shameless plug? Maybe -- but it's a risk we're willing to take, because we believe SXSW Interactive should stay firmly committed to helping the next crop of innovators and disruptors rise to the top, and we know TaskUs can help.

Here's why:

We help companies scale: We work exclusively with growth companies like Uber, Groupon, Tinder and Whisper. Our experience with many more emerging companies has given us the expertise with the peculiar circumstances and context that characterize operations in companies that are growing.

We help companies focus: Growth can challenge an organization's focus and that can be dangerous. Attempting to take everything on in-house can reduce profitability, burnout employees or take the focus off of value creation and/or delivery. We help companies delegate the work they don't do well, so they can focus on what they do really well.

Scaling customer operations is hard: Especially if the operations in question are related to customer care. That's why there's an industry dedicated to the technology, operations and delivery of customer support. We can help demystify the process, and if the fit is right, maybe even help you out.

Put simply, talking to us is guaranteed to give you as much insight as one of the bazillion sessions at SXSW, and it's definitely going to do you a lot more good than doing that second (or third, or fourth) shot or eating that last piece of brisket. Stop by our booth, and let's start a conversation.

Michael Buenaventura

March 06, 2015