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Visit Mesa earns Outstanding Website Award


The Web Marketing Association (WMA) awarded Visit Mesa the 2015 WebAward for Outstanding Website in the Travel Category. The WebAwards rank the quality of websites from organizations in 96 different industries. Now in its 17th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best websites, while setting the… Read More →

How To Master LinkedIn prykhodov

Crystal Washington, owner of CWM Enterprises, is a social media guru. She has helped large companies such as Google and Microsoft harness the utility of the Internet’s networking tools and find freedom from any hesitation professionals have about promoting themselves on a limitless stage. Here are her top tips for women in commercial real estate.… Read More →

Cronkite earns Governors’ Award for ‘Hooked’ documentary


For the first time, a journalism school will receive the highest honor given by the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for an ASU documentary on heroin that reached more than one million Arizonans. The NATAS Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter will honor the Walter Cronkite School of… Read More →

Colling Media expands operations and adds new staff

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With digital marketing and advertising growing exponentially year over year, the Valley’s leading ad agency is experiencing explosive growth along with it. Scottsdale-based Colling Media nearly doubled in size this year with the addition of 8 new staff members, dozens of marquee clients and more than doubling the square footage of their office space for… Read More →

Jackie Wright becomes 1st female president of AZIMA


The Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA) has announced that Jackie Wright has been elected as the first female president in the organization’s six-year history, along with 18 new board members. Wright will lead the association in AZIMA’s mission of facilitating the understanding and application of interactive marketing and best practices amongst valley marketing professionals. The… Read More →

Best Western CEO David Kong launches blog pixelbliss

With more than 40 years of experience in the travel sector and the longest tenure of any major hotel brand CEO, Best Western International President and CEO David Kong has a unique view from atop the hotel landscape. Kong will share his perspective – along with the personal stories that have defined his leadership journey… Read More →

ASU offers free media literacy course


Arizona State University has launched its first-ever free online course titled “Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload,” designed to help students understand, analyze and create media. The open, digitally-enabled course is the first of its kind offered by a major journalism program, and features guest speakers like New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, Wikipedia co-founder… Read More →

Is your mobile app putting customers at risk? bloomua

Mobile apps are becoming big business for businesses. Many bank customers now check their account balances or transfer funds through an app on their cell phones. Savvy retail shoppers can use a favorite store’s apps to learn about discounts, access coupons and find daily deals. “The apps for financial institutions and retailers are getting greater… Read More →

Annual Social Media Day returns to Phoenix


On Tuesday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Social Media Day Phoenix (#SMDayPHX) will be returning for its 6th annual celebration of all things social media at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. From learning about content creation and specific social media apps, like Instagram, to tools to assist with engagement and hearing from… Read More →

AZ Big Media newsletters get a fresh look


AZ Big Media’s e-newsletters have been given a new look. “We publish more than 300 news stories each month at,” said Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “We wanted our newsletters to reflect the breadth of coverage on the website, while giving busy business executives enough information to stay on top of the latest business… Read More →

D-backs reach 100,000 followers on Instagram

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The Arizona Diamondbacks’ Instagram account (@Dbacks) surpassed 100,000 followers, its biggest milestone since the creation of the account in 2012 and nearly a 100-percent increase during the last 12 months. To thank fans, the team is encouraging its Instagram followers to nominate the biggest @Dbacks fan they know for a chance to receive a follow… Read More →

AZ Big Media starts social media merger


AZ Big Media is merging all of its social media accounts into one account for each social media platform to keep its readers better informed of the latest and most important business, real estate and lifestyle news. Currently, AA Big Media is maintaining separate Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for each of its popular magazines, including Az Business, AZRE, Az… Read More →

ASU study reveals formula for app success

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Americans love our smartphones, and we’re constantly downloading more apps to use on them. So, how do you know which apps are going to be the most worthwhile to get — the ones that will ultimately be the best sellers? A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University… Read More →

Locally made tip app, BRAVO, launches for Super Bowl

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The Super Bowl is right around the corner, bringing with it a mass of more than one million people enjoying their Sunday at Super Bowl Central in downtown Phoenix. Vendors and activities will span from food to transportation services and most will provide a form of gratuity for their service and hard work. We live… Read More →