Austin

Brand Advocates

Keep Your Brand Weird: How Austin Inspires Advocates

Don't be afraid to let your freak flag fly.

6 Tips for Starting a Business That's an Instant Hit With Locals

Looking to start a business that resonates with locals? Take a cue from Proper Hospitality co-founder Brian De Lowe, who makes sure each of his new hotels authentically reflects its community.

5 U.S. Cities Luring Tech Talent Away From Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley's skyrocketing cost of living has become anything but livable. Industry talent is looking elsewhere for opportunity.

Uber and Lyft Rivals Rush to Texas Capital After Fingerprint Fight

About a half dozen ride-hailing firms have rushed into Texas tech hub Austin after market leaders Uber and Lyft left the city last month in a huff.

Uber Bummed: How Uber and Lyft Lost an Important Political Fight

Uber's and Lyft's political loss on an important proposition in Austin provides marketers important insight on towing the line between personalization and invasion.

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