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SXSW Invasion: How Do We Escape?

SXSW Invasion: How Do We Escape?

Posted on Feb 29, 2016 by Jenna Meltzer

Since 1987, SXSW has brought in tens of thousands of attendees each year– and this number continues to grow as the event gains more publicity and stardom. For local merchants, SXSW is a great event for their businesses. However, for the rest of us, it can be a huge hindrance, as traffic quadruples, Uber surge prices are at its highest, and the large crowds make it extremely difficult to get into the downtown area. Where do we go when SXSW is invading our city? Here is your chance to explore the great sights that the surrounding areas of Austin have to offer:

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New Facebook Reactions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

New Facebook Reactions: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Posted on Feb 24, 2016 by Jenna Meltzer

We asked for it, and they responded– after more than a year of research, Facebook released a new update today that extends from the simple “like” button. The new reactions allows users to express their emotions by choosing between like, love, haha, wow, sad and angry emojis.

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Amplify Austin– A Unique 24-Hour Event

Amplify Austin– A Unique 24-Hour Event

Posted on Feb 17, 2016 by Jenna Meltzer

Just three weeks before the big day, nonprofits from around the city are preparing for Amplify Austin– a 24-hour online event that allows for the Austin community to come together over the act of donating to local nonprofits. This year, over 600 nonprofits will be participating in Amplify Austin. While it may be very overwhelming to pick and choose which one of these amazing nonprofits to donate to, we’ve narrowed down our picks for each category of your choosing.

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Top Five Must-See Speakers at SXSW 2016

Top Five Must-See Speakers at SXSW 2016

Posted on Feb 15, 2016 by Jenna Meltzer

This year marks the 23rd annual SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin. As a breeding place for discovering new technological advances, this five-day event will take you on a journey into the future as we hear from industry leaders and influential speakers give their insight on the emergence of new ideas and how they will shape our future. We know SXSW can be overwhelming with the hundreds of events to attend, so we narrowed down a list of our top 5 must-see speakers this year.

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HMG’s Guide to the Best Food Spots for Avoiding the SXSW Crowds

HMG’s Guide to the Best Food Spots for Avoiding the SXSW Crowds

Posted on Feb 08, 2016 by Jenna Meltzer

Our enthusiasm for SXSW 2016 is inevitable, as are the lines for Austin’s famous food spots. While it may be tough to avoid the large SXSW crowds completely, here are our best alternatives to the places that are already anticipating a mass of people coming to try these local hot spots.

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How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Austin

How to Spend Valentine’s Day in Austin

Posted on Feb 01, 2016 by Jenna Meltzer

Not sure how to plan a romantic Valentine’s Day for that special someone? HMG is here to help! We’ve put together the perfect schedule to spend the day of love with your significant other in the unique city of Austin.

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