“The team at Austin.com brings an impressive level of journalistic experience and technical expertise that will help shape Free Fun in Austin into an even more valuable tool for readers,” Heidi Gollub, founder of Free Fun In Austin, explained in a post published Tuesday. “With additional resources and manpower, this site will soar to new heights! In short, a larger team with greater support is a huge win for Free Fun fans. I can’t wait to watch the site continue to blossom and grow.”
Austin.com’s management company, Proud Highway Media Group, is working closely with Heidi and Free Fun In Austin’s contributor team to ensure operations will continue as normal during the transition. The addition of Free Fun In Austin to the Austin.com network brings thousands of new email subscribers and hundreds of thousands of new social media followers to one of the fastest-growing hyperlocal media networks in Texas, which has served millions of residents and tourists alike since launching in 2014. Together, these two sites will deliver users the very best of Austin, Texas in fun, engaging, and innovative new ways.
“We are thrilled and humbled to be in a position to serve, and we understand how important our sites are to so many people,” said Stephen C. Webster, founder of Proud Highway. “Everyone associated with this project truly loves Austin and understands what makes our city special. Parents who have come to rely on Free Fun In Austin can trust that we aim to not only maintain but improve our products with the existing and future team.”
“One of the greatest things about our town is that there is never a shortage of things to do, which is why we’re so excited about bringing the amazing Free Fun In Austin onto the Austin.com network,” added Laurie Lyons-Makaimoku, managing editor of Austin.com. “Bringing this content together with the Austin.com features and guides you’ve come to know and love will enable us to build the premiere online portal for locals and visitors to access the absolute best of Austin, Texas.”