We decided to do something a bit different during our first year at SXSW Interactive. We invited over a dozen industry thought leaders from the B2B Marketing and social media world to stop by our booth in the expo hall and chat with us about everything, from their favorite part of SXSW, to their focus in 2012, and their individual thoughts on the biggest buzzed about social platform, Pinterest.

In part one of our video series from SXSW, we asked these thought leaders about their favorite part of SXSW. Their responses included everything from networking, to the numerous sessions and panels, to connecting with online friends in person, and of course the fantastic parties and food that accompany SXSW each year. But don’t take our word for it, check out the video to hear for yourself:

Stay tuned next week for part two of the video as these industry leaders and more share their thoughts on the recent hype surrounding Pinterest.

Did you attend SXSW this year? What was your favorite part of the festival this year? Please join the conversation in the comment section below.