Business Wire Opens Austin Office to Serve Central and South Texas


Tuesday, September 7, 2010 1:36 pm EDT


"We’ll be tapping our Austin contacts more and more for their ideas"

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, plants its flag in Austin, Texas, this month with a newly opened office on South Congress and Riverside. The office will be staffed by Business Wire veterans and adds a fourth city in Texas, joining Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, to have local Business Wire support. The Austin office represents Business Wire’s 31st bureau.

Christye Weld, Austin - San Antonio Sales Manager (Photo: Business Wire)

Christye Weld, Austin - San Antonio Sales Manager (Photo: Business Wire)

“Texas continues to be a stand-out region for Business Wire. Austin is a natural expansion opportunity for us to bring additional local resources to a very important and dynamic market,” said Dylan Frusciano, Southwest Regional Vice President for Business Wire.

Business Wire counts Dell, AMD, and Temple-Inland in Austin and Valero Energy, Rackspace, and Clear Channel in San Antonio among its hundreds of clients in the Central, South and West Texas markets.

Austin-San Antonio Sales Manager Christye Weld added, "We've had a large client base in Austin for years, so I’m thrilled to be expanding our bureau footprint into the market. Having Business Wire veterans on the ground from the beginning ensures professional communicators will receive the top-notch service they have come to expect from Business Wire."

The Austin and San Antonio teams will be led by Christye Weld, Austin-San Antonio Sales Manager. Business Wire veterans joining the Austin staff include Clint Howell, Senior Account Executive, Joseph Miller, EON: Enhanced Online News Product Manager and Monika Maeckle, Vice President of New Media.

“We’ll be tapping our Austin contacts more and more for their ideas,” said Maeckle. With key Business Wire staff in Austin, clients will further benefit from search-engine optimization and press release innovation initiatives conducted by corporate staffers Miller and Maeckle. “As the idea lab for press release features, we’ll be turning regularly to our market for input and feedback.”

The new Business Wire, Austin bureau contact information is:

Business Wire Austin
510 South Congress, Suite #207
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 512-476-1000
Fax: 512-476-9090

To reach Business Wire’s other Texas bureaus:

Dallas: 972-458-9555 or 800-335-7595

Houston: 713-871-1900 or 800-261-5611
San Antonio: 210-527-9100

About Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is utilized by tens of thousands of member companies and organizations worldwide to functionally enhance and communicate investor relations and public relations content to target audiences. As a recognized disclosure service in the United States, Canada and a dozen European countries, Business Wire facilitates the simultaneous flow of market-moving press releases from corporations to financial markets and their audiences, including regulatory authorities, media, investors, financial information systems and consumer news services. Business Wire also handles XBRL tagging, document formatting and regulatory filing into EDGAR, SEDAR, FSA and other systems.

Communications professionals turn to Business Wire to optimize and issue press releases, photos and multimedia to news organizations, journalists, trade publications, search engines, and individuals, with full-text posting to websites, online services and databases. A range of distribution options enables members to target by geography, industry, news theme and audience demographics.

Founded in 1961, Business Wire has dual headquarters in San Francisco and New York, with 31 bureaus in cities including Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Brussels, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney and reciprocal offices throughout the world. Business Wire's patented NX data platform supports XML, XHTML and XBRL code that enhances news release interactivity, social media sharing and search engine optimization. More information about Business Wire and its services is located on its website at

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