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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Welcome Our New Intern, Sydney Dwyer!

We asked Sydney to tell us about herself

Hey everyone!

My name is Sydney Dwyer and I’m thrilled to be HMG Creative’s new intern. I’m originally from Newfoundland, Canada, the most eastern point of North America, but have spent most of my life living in Houston Texas, just about as southern as you can get! I currently reside in the amazing city of Austin and I’m a Sophomore at The University of Texas McCombs School of Business studying Marketing. Continue…

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…

There Is Still Time To Make Us Your FAVE

Have you heard the great news? We are in contention for a “three-peat” at the FAVE awards this year! We are competing under the “FAVE Small Business” category and we need your support! For more information about the AYC and what the FAVE awards are, click here.

If you have already voted, please consider this our warmest thank you! Your support means a lot to the team here at HMG, and we can’t say thank you enough!

Haven’t voted yet? Fear not! There is still time for you to cast your vote for not only us, but all of your FAVE’s in Austin! Head over to the Austin Young Chamber’s website to vote before September 18th!Check www.carlsonknives.com for more information.

We would surely appreciate your vote under “FAVE Small Business!” And if you do vote, let us know! Give us a shout-out that you voted using the hashtag #HMG4FAVE on our Twitter or Facebook. We sincerely appreciate your vote, and we have our fingers crossed for a “three-peat!”

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SXSW Wrap-Up: Top Speakers

SXSW 2015 came and went with a bang, per usual. We had a great time checking out Interactive panels and keynotes, some films, and great bands in the sun (and a lot of rain). To wrap it up, we are running two blogs: a previous one on awards and then this one on top speakers. There were over 600 sessions at SXSW Interactive – the majority of the sessions were picked via users on the SXSW PanelPicker, with more than 3,000 ideas entered. Needless to say, it was very hard to choose the top speakers. Before SXSW, we ran our top 5 speakers to see – now we have our top 5 speakers that we saw.

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My Semester at HMG Creative, Saying Goodbye

After four months of being a spring intern for HMG, I am wrapping up my internship as I finish my last month of classes at The University of Texas at Austin before graduation. As the spring Social Media and Marketing Intern, I have been able to get my hands on a ton of projects throughout my time here. It has been an incredibly valuable experience for me – both personally and professionally.

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HMG named a Leading Digital Marketing Agency

We have some fantastic news to share with you guys! We were recently recognized by Clutch as one of the “Leading Digital Marketing Agencies” in Texas! Simply put, Clutch identifies leading software and professional services firms that deliver results for their clients. These decisions and recognitions are based on a matrix of factors including company experience, client list, industry recognition, market presence, and client reviews.

“The strongest agencies are dedicated to keeping up with the most current trends in the technology industry,” stated Ayrald Hubert, Senior Analyst at Clutch. “These Texas based firms work diligently to provide their clients with the newest and most cutting-edge digital strategies available.”

We are flattered to have been named a leading digital marketing agency, and cannot thank Clutch enough for this honor! Be sure to head over to our profile on Clutch’s website to view our near perfect rating and read some reviews from our past clients!

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SXSW Wrap-Up: The Best of the Best

Just like that, that’s a wrap of SXSW 2015. We had a great time checking out Interactive panels and keynotes, some films, and great bands in the sun (and a lot of rain). To wrap it up, we will be running two blogs: this one on awards and then an upcoming one on top speakers. Two of the most important awards for Interactive honor incredibly innovative companies, products, and startups. The SXSW Accelerator Startup Competition has 48 technology companies go head-to-head in a two-day competition with six winners, while the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards focuses on evolving and broadening trends of the digital industry, giving out fourteen awards and four special honors.

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