Calling all artists and runners!

25th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot announces Art Contest, event registration

ThunderCloud Subs is launching its annual competition to design artwork for the 20,000-plus T-shirts and other materials for the 25th annual ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot. Registration opens today for the hugely popular Thanksgiving Day tradition, which has raised more than $2.5 million for Caritas of Austin.

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Texas Book Fest unveils 2015 poster and announces first set of featured authors

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Texas Book Festival is announcing 20 authors who will be featured at this year’s Festival weekend, Oct. 17 and 18.

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Advice for intern candidates

By: Allison Baron

We’ve all had that gut-wrenching feeling when you realize you’ve made a mistake on a document just as you’re hitting the send button. Making a mistake on your cover letter or resume is a whole other enchilada.

Your cover letter and resume are supposed to show employers how well you express yourself, and showcase your qualifications and skills. A good cover letter and resume might earn you an interview. Typos or poor writing will disqualify you immediately from almost any position, and certainly for an internship at a public relations firm, where writing is an enormous part of what we do.

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BTC now accepting fall intern applications

We’re hiring a PR intern for the fall!

Here’s the 411: 

  • Approximately 10-15 hours per week
  • Prefer junior/senior public relations major who has had at least one other internship and/or office experience; however, will consider freshman/sophomore public relations majors with no prior internship experience
  • Location: Mueller/Hyde Park
  • Duration is through the end of fall semester; however, strong preference given to candidates who are available for spring semester as well
  • Prefer someone who can be available on a set weekly schedule
  • Some work can be done from home via email correspondence
  • Casual dress is fine 99 percent of the time
  • Must love dogs
  • Pay will be determined based on experience and on projects completed, and will be discussed during the initial interview
  • We obtain criminal background checks on finalists for this position

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New client: Kerbey Lane Cafe

We’re excited to welcome Kerbey Lane Cafe as our newest client.

Kerbey Lane Cafe is an Austin original that has been serving the community since 1980. The restaurant serves comfortable and casual, high-quality food with a Texas twist at reasonable prices.

There are seven locations around Austin, five of which are open 24/7. Kerbey Lane offers diners two seasonal menus, a Tomato Menu from April until October, and a Pumpkin Menu the remainder of the year. All of their beer and wine selections are priced at $3 at all times.

To learn more about Kerbey Lane Cafe, check out their website »

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The Culture Trip names Eastside Cafe one of Austin’s 10 best restaurants

Recently, Travel + Leisure named Austin as “America’s Next Great Food Town,” and The Culture Trip is here to give you the lowdown. Normally when you think of Austin cuisine, the words “Tex Mex” are the first to words to pop into your head, but Austin has so much more to offer- from BBQ to Contemporary to German fare to Cajun Cuisine.

Here are our selections for Austin’s ten best restaurants.

Read the full article on The Culture Trip »

A melting pot of artists

Spotlight on the ThunderCloud Subs crew in New Braunfels.

Artists come in many different guises, and we have more than our share of them at ThunderCloud Subs. All of our employees are sandwich artists, but we also employ a slew of other types of artists—musicians, writers, designers, painters, illustrators, photographers, filmmakers… you name it.

The team at the ThunderCloud store in New Braunfels is one of our most artistic and multi-talented ThunderCrews. Four gifted artists are part of the crew there: Johnny Duncan, Jay Rickard, Heather Jones, and Ria Kolsar.

Read the full story on ThunderCloud Subs website »

Houston celebrates Emancipet’s new clinic

Houston celebrates Emancipet’s new clinic

We’re positively ecstatic about Saturday’s grand opening of Emancipet, a low-cost spay/neuter clinic that also offers preventive veterinary services like vaccinations, microchipping, and heartworm meds, and which should help put a dent in Houston’s animal overpopulation problem.

The Houston City Council in March approved $260,000 in funding to bring the Austin-based Emancipet here, and the clinic is celebrating Saturday with a free, family-friendly event featuring refreshments, entertainment, and fun activities for kids. Mayor Annise Parker, City Council Members Robert Gallegos and Oliver Pennington, and Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez will say a few words, and ASPCA President and CEO Matthew Bershadker will announce a major gift for the clinic.

Read the full article on Houston Press »

Millennial Mondays

In 2014 we started a weekly Facebook post series called #MillennialMonday, from the point of view of BTC’s account executive and token millennial, Allison Baron (me).

Millennials—also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y—often get a bad rap for being tech-obsessed and entitled. Instead of debunking the negative stereotypes associated with millennials, I decided to embrace them and poke some fun at myself. Read more

ThunderCloud Subs turns 40

ThunderCloud Subs, a Brenda Thompson Communications client since 2013, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. ThunderCloud was the first sub sandwich shop in Austin when it opened on Lavaca St. in 1975, and there were plenty of Austinites who didn’t know what a sub was. Today, ThunderCloud has 30 stores and each one has its own personality. Read more