At Red Fan Communications, our public relations professionals have the pleasure of building relationships with talented media experts covering various topics in cities all over the country – but we’d be lying if we didn’t say that we live in one hell of a city to call home. Chris Perez, founding editor of Citygram Austin Magazine – an innovative, application-based publication covering all things Austin, Texas – certainly wouldn't disagree with us there. Citygram’s digital platform provides a new way for us to discover and access information from the comfort of our mobile devices without losing the depth and quality that’s expected of print media.
Chris founded Citygram Austin, which connects visitors and locals to Austin culture, local businesses and trends, in June 2013. Our team had the pleasure of working with Chris shortly thereafter. In addition to serving as founding editor, Chris is the chief digital officer for Citygram Austin, leading the publication to be recognized as a first-of-its-kind mobile magazine app that successfully blends interactive editorial and advertising through a focused, digital-first strategy.
No stranger to innovation, Chris has nine years of experience as a hardware engineer and technology interface for IBM. He has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. He has been the lead inventor for three U.S. patents.
Our team was excited to sit down with Chris and learn what makes him tick.