Amplify your social media with Ampsy, expands to Scottsdale

Tennis player Maria Sharapova recently opened her Sugarpova candy stores in the US. To build up the buzz, the company launched the #ISpySugarpova pop up campaign at Wimbledon during her time on the court. The campaign generated several thousand sweet tooth images and content from fans and was captured with help of the comprehensive social media … Read more

Phoenix Mayor talks tweets, posts and Periscope – Social Media Day PHX

Photo contribution Austin Paetow, content contribution Chloe Nordquist When you see a tweet from @MayorStanton, chances are it came directly from the thumbs of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Today at Social Media Day Phoenix, Mayor Greg Stanton shared his take on social media and how he uses this medium to communicate with the community. Robbie … Read more

Super Bowl XLIX takes a huge byte out of social media

The most talked about television event of the year saw record-breaking numbers as football fans across the nation came out in droves to tweet and post about their favorite NFL team. As reported by TechCrunch, both Facebook and Twitter reported an increase in engagement from last year’s Super Bowl. Facebook aimed to examine engagement on … Read more

Online rep goes beyond the hashtag – video

If your Twitter profile picture for your startup or business is still the egg, then you’re doing social media wrong. In today’s growing world of social media you’ll want to make sure your online reputation is popping and at this month’s AZ Tech Beat Lunch and Learn panel you’ll want to pay attention. During the … Read more

The secret to being an influencer is to become a content ninja

Good news! Your time spent playing Fruit Ninja just might be useful when crafting your influence online. That is if you can abstractly take your slice and dice skills to a piece of content to produce an intricate multimedia campaign. Matthew O’Brien, founder of Mint Social, was a super ninja at AZ Tech Beat’s Lunch and Learn when he … Read more

Weekend Reads: The Glass Cage, Glass Jaw & Marketing to Millennials

This week’s edition of Weekend Reads focuses image management, work styles and marketing to the puzzling millennial generation. Snarky commenters on social media, computers taking over our professions, and the most influential generation of consumers ever.   Sometime overnight, your world exploded. Everything was fine when you left work yesterday. But while you were sleeping, some … Read more

OnPik – new social media app embeds tweets into photos

OnPik, a new mobile app and social networking community, announced availability in public beta on Android in the Google Play Store and at www.onpik.com. In its first release, OnPik allows consumers to view, create, share and communicate about Tweets embossed on photos. OnPik delivers additional context, creativity, and personalization to Tweets, fostering increased viral reach … Read more

H#shtags and selfies take over PHX – Social Media Day coming June 28

Mashable’s worldwide celebration Social Media Day is making its way to back to Phoenix (#SMDayPhx) Saturday, June 28, for an evening that will leave you knee deep in tweets, selfies and LinkedIn requests stuffing your inbox. You’ll get the chance to sip cocktails and cool off with frozen treats alongside social media experts, enthusiasts and … Read more

SocialWhirled ends stealth mode, introduces social campaigns

After being in stealth mode for two years, SocialWhirled is coming out of its cocoon to introduce its social media promotional platform to a wider consumer base. SocialWhirled is looking to streamline online social campaigns for companies’ products. This could include having SocialWhirled maintain a company’s social media pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more, … Read more

HB @Twitter – Life in 140 characters

Seven years ago today the first tweet hit the Earth forever changing how we communicate, read the news, follow live events, share a few laughs, and explain life in 140 characters. Twitter has become one of the most popular social media outlet in the US with over 140M users worldwide with an average of 340 … Read more