Every week, the ATXgossip gang shares one of the Best Austin Bloggers and Influencers you should be following. We’ve already chatted with a slew of fashionistas, artists, travel bloggers, writers… and we’re nowhere near done! This week we’re introducing you to Mark Rodriguez AKA @Markyatx
As Marky ATX, Mark produces content that inspires all things food, drink, style and leisure. He takes passion in using his social media channels to inspire people to visit Austin and to stay in the know on local news, attractions, restaurant news, personal updates, social issues and so much more!
Mark graduated from Texas State University in 2015 with a degree in Consumer Sciences and Advertising. His passion for business and marketing grew as did his need to help consumers have better experiences both online and in person. This led to creating his Instagram account, where he originally only highlighted food and restaurants but now has grown to help curate the city from happy hours, fundraisers, festivals, local, national and global brands.
Recently Mark was asked to be featured on DailyMail.com, as their “local influencer”! Together they helped organize a collaboration with his friends at Tequila Cazadores to throw a party at Rustic Tap with some of Bravo’s Real Housewives. That not all though, he can’t give us the details yet but he said he has something exciting in the works. Make sure you’re following him to find out what the secret project is!
Of course we couldn’t let Mark go without answering some of our Totally Texas questions!
What’s your favorite Austin shot movie and TV show?
Spy Kids! The director, Robert Rodriguez, is Mexican too and it was amazing seeing the state capital on the big screen growing up.
Who is your favorite Texas band/ musician?
Favorite Texas musician is Khalid. He’s from El Paso and his music has really helped me when I needed it most.
Who would you classify as “totally Texan?”
Megan Thee Stallion!
What’s your theme song?
“Yo Perreo Sola” by Bad Bunny, because I love to dance to the beat of my own drum, but I also love when the *right* people in my life dance with me!
Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Michael Cimino from Love Victor.
What advice do you have for Austinites looking to be successful in social media?
People are going to judge you at first, some people find it crazy to be on your phone all day for social media purposes… but don’t let their opinion stop you because the time is NOW and the opportunities are here NOW.