via www.texaplex.comTexas is bigger than, well pretty much everything, including promotional ideas coming from our industry. Isn't that the coolest pic of Austin you've ever seen?! I LOVE living in Austin and I'm your stereotypically proud Texan but that's not what this post is about. It's about finding ways connect with the public and maybe generate some leads. About a year ago I got an email from a Dallas broker who wanted me to watch his video promoting Texas on YouTube. Turns out it was fantastic and played right into my sense of state pride. Over time he added follow up videos, a twitter account devoted to fun Texas facts (Like: In Houston beer may not be purchased after midnight on a Sunday, but it may be purchased on Monday. Or: To be a real estate agent in TX requires 200 hrs of education & to be a manicurist in TX requires 600 hrs.), a full website and a coined term "Texaplex". Creator David Winans says he now feels like the state cheerleader - no wonder given all the media attention he's getting now. As a Texan, I'm very proud to have David promoting our state like this and have no doubt the project has brought him business both from the Dallas area public and Realtor referrals from across the "texaplex". His work is a perfect example of inspired-giving without expectation of something in return. Of course he's getting back a whole bunch! Do you know of anyone in your area who does something like this? Better yet, does it inspire you to do anything in your area? That's what I was hoping it would do! Let your mind wander and tell me know if you start a good idea yourself - I'll help you promote it. Or you could go spam your Facebook friends with listings...blah!