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HIGH SPEED BRANDING

Branded content is so incredibly important in this day and age. One of the biggest and best marketing brands knows this all too well.  Over the last year Tequila Patron has hired us to produce short social media videos that recap each race of the IMSA season.Sweet gig huh?

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HOLIDAY EVENTS? GET A SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO BOOTH!

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HOLIDAY EVENTS? GET A SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO BOOTH!

Networking events, happy hours, holiday parties, and brand activation events are just a few of the fun events that you'll find yourself at this season. One thing you'll find at every good event is a photo booth. Whether you see a old school photographer clicking away, a walk-in booth,  or a kiosk, everyone's always got to have that selfie or group photo to post. 

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John Dyess | SociaLight Video

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John Dyess | SociaLight Video

John Dyess is well known in El Paso, San Antonio, Austin and all over Texas as "that friendly guy that cares about your safety". He has built his company from the ground up over the last 12 years and is passionate about helping protect peoples families and small businesses.

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Max Frost | SociaLight Video

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Max Frost | SociaLight Video

Max Frost is a native Austinite and a natural born rockstar. Always on the road and frequently on Hype Machine's top tracks, Max is gaining a following, fast. *Knocks on wood* Check out his SociaLight Video below and his new EP "Withdrawal!"

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You Better Back That Up!

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You Better Back That Up!

I f*cking hate data management! But somehow it's at the cornerstone of what we do. Whether you're a graphic, web, or video designer you better have things backed up!

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Your Most Important Job Is To Stay Astonished.

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Your Most Important Job Is To Stay Astonished.

What do you do? It’s a question you probably hear almost every day. It’s one of those core, calibrative questions that help us figure out each other. And you probably answer with variant of your title or job description that reflects your professional endeavors.

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Is Amazon Making Their Employee's Cry?

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Is Amazon Making Their Employee's Cry?

There's been a lot of talk about Amazon and their alleged "crazy" work conditions that are making grown people cry. Here's what the CEO Jeff Bezos had to say about this allegation. Since its video Wednesday, we're leaving it up to you to decide. What do you think?

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Austin Technology Companies.

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Austin Technology Companies.

Technology companies are booming in this city. According to the Austin Chamber of Commerce, high-tech companies in this city added more than 5,400 new jobs in 2014. Tribeza featured 4 of these new companies in their Tech Tech Boom write-up.

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"I Honestly Wouldn't Recommend It..."

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"I Honestly Wouldn't Recommend It..."

Bijou Finney admits that starting her two companies within a year of one another, was no easy feat. She is the founder of Golden Bones Boutique and Co-Founder of The Velvet Cartel. She shared a lot of advice and special announcements on our very first episode of the #awesomeinaustin podcast.

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Passionaries Wanted #besomebody.

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Passionaries Wanted #besomebody.

I had the pleasure of stopping by the #besomebody compound this week and check out the crazy awesome stuff they have going on out there. I'm not sure if I am able to disclose all the badassery I witnessed but take it from me, it's going to be amazing!

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Live Streaming 101

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Live Streaming 101

Live stream. Live stream. Live stream. It's definitely not new, but it's definitely on the rise. Live streaming is being integrated into almost every platform, from Youtube to Twitter, and most recently, Facebook. Here are the top live streaming services out there today...

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Game Changer: E-Learning

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Game Changer: E-Learning

The demand for e learning programs has increased dramatically, and new hire training has changed, for the better. Almost every company is incorporating training videos into their corporate structure. And the good news is the velvet cartel provides a wide variety of e-learning solutions.

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4 Steps to Mindfulness

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4 Steps to Mindfulness

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Where is your mind, right now? Maybe it’s with the task at hand: reading these words on your screen. But I bet there is a torrent of thoughts competing for your attention: worried thoughts about the future; remorseful thoughts about the past; anxious thoughts about your to-do list and your plans for the weekend. All that mental energy can exhaust even the most mentally tough among us. Mindfulness guru Jon Kabat-Zinn said the mind’s constant chatter “winds up being the force that drives us much of the day in terms of what we do, what we react to, and how we feel.” The problem is this: all that thinking distracts from the present moment, the only moment that’s actually real.

Sometimes, the best way to be thoughtful is to empty your mind of all those churning thoughts so you can be mindful instead.

Mindfulness means moment to moment, nonjudgmental awareness. That’s what’s supposed to be happening when you meditate. And once you try to practice mindfulness, you will find it is not easy. That constant chatter has a way of interrupting; our minds churn out thought after thought. And often, these thoughts pull us into the past or thrust us into the future.

But don’t let that frustrate you - it’s supposed to be hard; that’s why it’s called practice. If you stick with it, your mindfulness practice will yield huge results in your life. It can reduce stress, improve your immune system, increase cognition, and provide relief from depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. Here are four resources to help you get started.

Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh provides a short overview on mindfulness and meditation and gives you five simple steps to kickstart your mindfulness practice.

Headspace is the best meditation app on the market. It’s an easy-to-use resource that teaches you some foundational techniques to help build your practice.

This guide comes from two of the trailblazers who brought meditation and mindfulness practice to Western audiences. It includes a series of guided meditations that will expose you to a variety of meditation techniques, and gives you a brief overview of the Buddhist principles closely associated with mindfulness.

In 2014, Pico Iyer gave a brilliant TED talk in conjunction with his book, The Art of Stillness. Iyer recognizes the modern world moves at dizzying speed and explains how all of us can benefit from a mindfulness practice that cultivates stillness in our lives.

This post was written by Chris Jones. Chris is VP of Content for Apollo Scheduling. He blogs at www.thechrisjones.co

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The New Language: Gifs.

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The New Language: Gifs.

We've previously talked about how emoji's are the new language. But today for Video Wednesday, we're taking it one step beyond that... GIFS. I've recently found an amazing source for finding gifs. It's easy to use, has a huge database and is searchable. Enter: Giphy.com

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