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How You Can Help the Food + Drink Business in Austin Right Now

How You Can Help the Food + Drink Business in Austin Right Now

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 by Thalia R. Carrillo

Since our last blog post regarding the COVID-19 virus, from March 13, 2020, we have seen the #socialdistancing phenomenon emerge, a recommendation to limit gatherings to 50 people and then to 10 people, and now we just have to stay inside. We’ve seen the closure of “non-essential” businesses across the country and already, we are seeing business closures and grocery store droughts happening across Austin. The City of Austin recently prohibited gatherings of over 10 people inside and outside (with the exception of governmental, educational, and medical spaces) and sit-ins at restaurants, bars, cafes, etc. Businesses are limited to providing to-go services only. Because Austin is a major hub for the food and drink industry, especially during the SXSW season, local businesses are suffering more than ever. As Austinites, we want to help as much as possible.

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HMG Creative Wants to Help

HMG Creative Wants to Help

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 by Thalia R. Carrillo

The world around us is different than it was yesterday. It is a frightening time for all of us, with the uncertainty of our health and well-being looming over our heads. For many people, it isn’t just our health that concerns us, but our jobs, businesses, and the state of the economy. All around us, it’s quiet. Restaurants, bars, and public spaces are empty. There’s no traffic on the streets. But if you turn on the television or log in to social media, the world seems louder than ever. We are transitioning our daily lives into the digital space, whether that means working from home or conducting business online. As a digital marketing agency, HMG Creative recognizes the need for businesses to communicate with customers and present themselves at their highest capabilities online right now. We want you to know we’re committed to doing our best to ensure that happens for you. Continue Reading →

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SXSW is Canceled, Now What?

SXSW is Canceled, Now What?

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 by Thalia R. Carrillo

SXSW is canceled for the first time in 34 years and all of Austin (and what seems like the rest of the world) is scrambling. Whether you planned on working the festival or attending as a guest, you’ve probably suffered a loss in one way or another. For attendees, refunds won’t be available as the festival is expected to go on at a later date. However, there remains a financial uncertainty for many small businesses, vendors, artists, and freelancers who expected a large portion of their income to come from this event. As expected, Austinites have banded together in efforts to support those who are affected by this cancellation. Here’s how you can help:

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It’s Amplify Austin Day!

It’s Amplify Austin Day!

Posted on Mar 06, 2020 by Thalia R. Carrillo

What is Amplify Austin?

“Amplify Austin Day is the Central Texas region’s day of giving. It is a local generosity movement that connects individuals, families, businesses, and foundations with the causes they are passionate about to create real, lasting change for the local nonprofits that address our most pressing needs.”

For the complete breakdown, check out our Amplify Austin blog from 2019

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5 Valentine’s Day Activities in Austin Under $50

5 Valentine’s Day Activities in Austin Under $50

Posted on Jan 31, 2020 by Thalia R. Carrillo

For all of you still recovering from holiday gift-giving and those outrageous New Year’s Eve expenses – we get it. That’s why we’ve got you covered when it comes to affordable Valentine’s Day activities. V-Day is approaching fast, and if you haven’t made plans yet, you’re still in luck. We’ve rounded up five activities in Austin under $50 to enjoy with your loved ones. After all, Valentine’s day is all about love, and what better way to show love than to make this holiday as affordable as possible for everyone?

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A Year in Review

A Year in Review

Posted on Jan 08, 2020 by Thalia R. Carrillo

“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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