Twenty Years of HMG: Our Timeline

Twenty Years of Building Better Brands

It’s HMG Creative’s 20th Anniversary and we’re celebrating with cupcakes, ping pong, and a look back at the last two decades. With so many changes in the industry and our company since we started way back in 2003, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the world as we know it and forget exactly where we came from. After all, we’ve changed a lot since ’03! Our happy hours consist of Miller Lite instead of Smirnoff Ice, we work out of an amazing office rather than an apartment, and our team has grown from an army of one to a family of senior-level designers and marketers. Although we’ve evolved over the past 20 years, our guiding principles have stayed the same. We are good stewards of our clients and community, we find purpose in everything we do, we navigate growth with grace, hold ourselves accountable, and always remain authentic. Witness where these principles have taken us through our 20-year timeline below!

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Welcome Our New Senior Visual Designer, Chris Cortez!

We asked Chris to tell us about himself

I am a Texas native through and through! I grew up and spent most of my life in sunny Corpus Christi, but in 2015 I was itching for a change of scenery and relocated to Austin. My design career kick-started during an internship way back in 2011, where I was thrown into the deep end and got my hands dirty working on everything from print to digital to broadcast media. I must’ve done something right because they ended up offering me a full-time position, and the rest is history!

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Introducing, Mauro Lopez!

Given the world’s current climate of uncertainty, we are thrilled to be hiring new team members still! Meet Mauro Lopez, HMG’s newest Senior Front End/Visual Designer. Mauro is a friend and former co-worker of our Senior Visual Designer, Blaine, so we knew he would be a great fit even before he got here! Continue…

Navigating Conversion Rate Optimization

We welcome another acronym with enormous potential–CRO. Conversion rate optimization can define the prosperity of a business, especially in e-commerce. Connect with us to learn more and begin your conversion rate optimization journey today! 

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A Year in Review

“In this industry, you either evolve or become obsolete. I’m constantly learning, but just like any growing business, I’m always looking for ways we can better serve our clients and build stronger partnerships. This last year, I’ve put lots of thought into processes, smart growth and investing into our current team.”

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HMG Creative Unwrapped: The Whole Story

The Bold Beginning

At the age of 18, James Trumbly enlisted in the Marine Corps, kickstarting a lifetime of ambitious pursuits and bold endeavors. Four years later, after completing a tour in Iraq and Kuwait in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, James returned home, wrapping up his military career and embarking on the next exciting phase of his life: business ventures. With an entrepreneurial spirit, James joined a friend in opening a car dealership and auto brokering business. The business flourished, bringing a host of opportunities and connections, as well as a need for improved marketing resources. James knew a web presence would be crucial to the business’ continued success, so he took on the task of designing and developing the company’s first website.  Continue…

Introducing: Our New Office Journey

No matter how long your business has been around, nothing is quite as rewarding as watching your company grow right before your eyes. Whether it’s in number, success, or space, all types of developments are an indication that your company is becoming closer to becoming everything you’ve envisioned and more. Continue…

Turn Strangers Into Advocates With Inbound Marketing

It’s no secret that Inbound Marketing drives leads for business, but in order for this to happen, marketers must first understand the inbound methodology. So whether you’re completely new to inbound marketing or you’re just looking for some inspiration for your existing strategy, you’ve come to the right place.

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Q&A with Brandon Zeek, Web Developer at HMG

Here at HMG, we’ve found that it’s important to evolve over time in order to achieve longevity. Trends change so rapidly, and so we’ve always emphasized the importance of staying relevant.

Whether it be about our personal or professional lives, we are constantly learning new things from each other by asking for advice and information. After all, ‘everybody knows something you don’t’.

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