Jacob Hall

Jacob Hall

Jacob Hall is a writer living and working in Austin, Texas. He writes about movies, books, games and technology.

12 Recent Stories

Meet the Artists Helping Companies Think in Pictures
The 'Treps

Meet the Artists Helping Companies Think in Pictures

Graphic recording is a budding industry that helps companies foster creative thinking at meetings and events.
Food Trucks Share Social Media Secrets
Social Media

Food Trucks Share Social Media Secrets

Who knows social media better than mobile businesses? We asked food trucks in Brooklyn and Austin how they build audience and amplify their message.
What a Theater Chain Can Teach You About Audience
The 'Treps

What a Theater Chain Can Teach You About Audience

The man behind the Alamo Drafthouse shares his tips for building a loyal following.
Surprising Networking Tricks You're Not Using
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Surprising Networking Tricks You're Not Using

Experts reveal the tricks and digital tools they use to keep connections from fading after SXSW or any networking event.
What Movie Sets Can Teach Startups About Managing Creatives
The 'Treps

What Movie Sets Can Teach Startups About Managing Creatives

We talk to a production company for its tips on how small companies can put together teams that work.
How to Move the Needle in Digital Health
Technology

How to Move the Needle in Digital Health

This panel at SXSW explored the steps new companies will have to take to succeed in this growing field.
Computers in Your Underwear: Where Wearable Tech Must Go to Succeed
Technology

Computers in Your Underwear: Where Wearable Tech Must Go to Succeed

Experts at this SXSW panel delved into the barriers standing in the way of wearables' future – and what can be done to overcome them.
With Bluetooth Ring, Control Your World With a Finger Twirl
Technology

With Bluetooth Ring, Control Your World With a Finger Twirl

One of the latest wearable tech gadgets on the SXSW tradeshow floor lets you use gestures to text, shop and more.
Make Your Own Luck and Get Acquired
The 'Treps

Make Your Own Luck and Get Acquired

You could be the next Whatsapp if you stay organized and prepared with these tips from SXSW.
How to Be Evil (and Make it Work for You)
The 'Treps

How to Be Evil (and Make it Work for You)

Learning how to tempt your customers isn't a sin, just an important part of understanding how to capture imaginations and change behaviors.
Robert Rodriguez on Building a Kick-Ass Network
The 'Treps

Robert Rodriguez on Building a Kick-Ass Network

The Austin-based director behind El Mariachi and Sin City will launch a new Hispanic entertainment network this month. We talked to him about the challenges and his goals for the project.
SXSW: The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Get Noticed
Technology

SXSW: The Right (and Wrong) Ways to Get Noticed

Want to stand out at SXSW? Be helpful, interesting and real. With these tips and others, our experts help you make stronger connections at one of the biggest conferences of the year.

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