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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,


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