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A new, digital-only news brand with an updated approach

  • 100% Austin—locally-owned company featuring Austin people, stories, and brands
  • Free of charge, no paywalls
  • Updated presentation—social media style feed, shorter posts, thoughtful curation of what we cover
  • More interesting—a lively mix of news, business, influencers, things to do, food, people, and sports
  • Non-partisan, non-ideological

Audience is 70+% mobile and leans young

Austonia is growing its reach on website, newsletter and text updates, and social media.

  • Austonia has reached more than 600,000 unique visitors and served 4,000,000 page views
  • We're delivering more than 100,000 newsletters/month
  • Finalist for 2020 Best New Publisher USA award for local digital news pubs

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How exactly do I promote my brand on Austonia?

You can get started right now. Our "Promoted Content" opportunity positions your company's message within the news—subtly labeled as "Promoted Content," presented in the news flow, and locked in as the #2 story so that it can't be missed.

Promoted Content is available on a daily rate:

  • $200 for a 24-hour placement on our website and in our morning newsletter
  • No production charge if you supply your own copy
  • We can create your post for you--help target and write your message, choose the right visuals, even embed a social media post. (+$200)

You can reserve your ad right now!

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We'll review your reservation and follow up with production coordination and payment information. Placement and production charges, if any, are payable in advance by credit card.

We reserve the right to decline reservations that do not fit our ad guidelines. For example, we do not accept political ads or companies without a substantial Austin presence. Tito's, not Absolut.

I have questions. Who can answer them for me?

You can reach me anytime. I'm the Publisher, Mark Dewey,


Matthew McConaughey is reportedly making calls as he considers a gubernatorial run, according to Politico. (Fanatics)

Matthew McConaughey is reportedly weighing a run for Texas governor in 2022.

The Austin resident and Oscar winner has been "quietly making calls to influential people in Texas political circles, including a deep-pocketed moderate Republican and energy CEO" as he decides whether to run, according to Politico.

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(Tito's Handmade Vodka)


  • 750 ml Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
Directions: Peel and slice cucumber, removing the seeds. Drop cucumber into a glass container and fill with Tito's Handmade Vodka. Let sit for 1-2 days. Strain when the infusion has reached the desired flavor.

The JuiceLand on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard was open Sunday amid calls from some employees for improved wages and working conditions. (Emma Freer/Austonia)

Some JuiceLand production facility workers and storefront employees are organizing to demand a wage increases, better working conditions (including air conditioning in the warehouse) and pay transparency, among other asks. They are also calling on staff to strike and customers to boycott the Austin-based company until their demands are met.

JuiceLand responded on Saturday. "We are listening," the company wrote on their Instagram story. "JuiceLand crew now makes guaranteed $15 an hour or more companywide."

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