Ben Steckbeck, BBA ’00, Launches TETON Austin, a New Face in the Austin Advertising Community
The agency offers a full suite of creative, custom-tailored marketing and communication solutions for businesses of any size and projects of any scope. Steckbeck and Brown met in 1998 as undergrads at The University of Texas and later worked together in the media department at GSD&M’s Idea City. For years, they discussed opening an agency, but divergent professional opportunities put plans on hold.
Brown left GSD&M and spent seven years as an integral part of National Instruments’ in-house marketing team, while Steckbeck later left to open and operate a family-owned business in Cedar Park, Texas.
In late 2009, the two finally synced up and began laying the framework for TETON Austin. In less than two months of operation, the agency has completed work for several clients and collaborated with other agencies and affiliates on project work. Work to date includes interactive advertising, search engine marketing, media planning, graphic design, print collateral, web design and deployment, public relations, and strategic branding and business development.
“We launched TETON Austin to couple small shop attention and tenacity with big shop expertise,” said Founding Partner Ben Steckbeck. “It’s all about relationships. Successful, lasting relationships are built on fairness, trust and open communication. We like handshakes and talking to clients in plain English. We believe in doing whatever it takes to deliver our very best work every time and continually earn clients’ business.”
TETON Austin is backed by 20+ years of comprehensive professional experience and a vast network of local and regional resources, including Teton Communications in Houston. The agency leverages extensive knowledge of both agency and client-side advertising environments to deliver creative, customized solutions that maximize clients’ investments. Expertise spans consumer and B2B, public and private sectors, local to international markets, and campaigns ranging from mere thousands to many millions in ad-spend.