Get Buzzed at the Annual SXSW ‘APPY’ Hour Party at SXSWi

Get Buzzed at the Annual SXSW ‘APPY’ Hour Party at SXSWi

Join us on Friday, March 9th for the best SXSWi Kickoff party!

Join us on Friday, March 9th for the best SXSWi Kickoff party!

BestBuzz will be celebrating their annual SXSW  ’Appy’ Hour party on FRIDAY, MARCH 9th at 5pm in Austin, TX at the 512 Bar on 6th Street.

Each year, BestBuzz partners with companies in the technology and mobile ‘app’ space to host their annual ‘Appy’ Hour party at SXSWi, and the guest list has reached quadruple digits this year.  ProTexting,, and Blurtt will be featured as the BestBuzz “Appy’ hour sponsors in 2012 and guests can RSVP at

So, what’s all the buzz about?  Besides the fact that this party has plenty of free booze flowing, Grammy-award winning entertainment, and awesome swag party favors; the BestBuzz ‘APPY’ Hour party has been ranked as one of the ‘Top 5 Best Parties to Attend’ by Social Times.  The guest list is an impressive blend of tech investors, digital brand strategists, entrepreneurs, and the Interactive-curious.

 “We spend months planning our ‘APPY’ Hour party, and we look forward to this event every year,” says Carrie Layne, founder and CEO of BestBuzz.  “SXSW is all about networking and this event is the perfect kick-off to an exciting Interactive week.  We’ve met so many great people in the industry, and we look forward to seeing our old ‘appy’ friends and meeting new ones, as people come together from all over the world to mingle and celebrate.”

Attendees will enjoy the ultimate ‘APPY’ Hour with an open bar and live entertainment from Grammy-award winning song producers, Play-N-Skillz, who will be on stage at 5pm sharp to kick-off the party and debuting their new single, “Richest Man”, featuring Pitbull and Shelby Shaw.  Afterwards, the extremely talented and entertaining Red Bull Thre3Style winner, DJ Joe Vega, will continue to rock the house all night long.

While most entertainers ask for off-the-wall requests, Play-N-Skillz simply wanted “those amazing cookies from last year’s party”, so Tiff’s Treats, a well-known local Austin favorite, will be providing warm and delicious cookies again this year.  Specialty “buzz” cocktails will be provided by Sailor Jerry Rum, Milagro Tequila, Stoli Vodka, Red Bull, and HobNob wine, and cider will be provided by Original Sin.

ProTexting has created SMS ‘Buzz Trivia’ for the party, and guests will have the opportunity to grab all kinds of cool swag and prizes throughout the event.  Make sure to capture fun and lasting memories in the BestBuzz photo booth, complete with ‘staches, sunglasses, and sombreros.  Badges are not required to attend this free event; however attendees must have the BestBuzz app downloaded on their mobile phone to buzz-in at the door.

Space is limited, so please RSVP today:  Press and media guests may contact BestBuzz at to get on the VIP list.


Create a new layer of communication between your brand and your customers’ friends. BestBuzz is the complete solution to social media and mobile marketing campaigns and event promotions.  Create social QR codes, real‐time promotions, instant mobile rewards, mobile landing pages, and more from a proprietary dashboard that provides dynamic management tools, tracking, and analytics using patent-pending technology.  Use code BUZZSXSW to get a free consultation and trial with BestBuzz through April 1, 2012. is reinventing social networking for the mobile era. It is focused on creating truly human software for capturing one’s life and then saving, sharing or publishing the resulting media under your control. The company is a finalist in the startup accelerator competition on 12th and 13th here at SXSW.


ProTexting offers a suite of highly interactive mobile marketing tools, giving you the ability to communicate and market to your clients via text message interactions. We take the technology of old school texting and build it up to create fun experiences, keeping up with the demands of our time. In the process our team is creating the most effective marketing and communication medium available to businesses at the moment.


Blurtt is an iOS app allowing people to quickly and easily add images to their messages. Blurtt is much more than a status updating, photo sharing, or meme generating tool. Blurtt is a new way to communicate that will help users break through the digital clutter to get their point across more clearly with a powerful image.

SXSW BestBuzz ‘Appy’ Hour Party
Friday, March 9th, 2012 5pm-10pm
The 512 Bar 408 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701


For media and press or VIP entry please contact media (at) bestbuzz (dot) BZ.

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