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VA whistleblower named PR Professional of the Year Jakub Jirsak

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) announced that Paula L. Pedene APR, Fellow PRSA, will receive the Society’s 2015 Public Relations Professional of the Year award. Pedene is the owner of Pedene Public Relations, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.  She will receive the award at the PRSA 2015 International Conference during the Monday Networking Luncheon on Nov.… Read More →

Fingerpaint marketing expands in Arizona fffranz

Fingerpaint, a strategic marketing agency headquartered in Saratoga Springs, New York, announced plans to expand its Scottsdale, Arizona location to accommodate growth. “The expansion of our current space comes at an exciting time because it allows us to service our growing client base while staying in our prime location,” said Michelle Olson, who heads up Fingerpaint’s… Read More →

Nuanced Media expands business into Phoenix

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Nuanced Media announced it has expanded its regional presence to include a second location in Phoenix, Arizona. Based in Tucson, its portfolio includes Phoenix companies Aspire Marketing and Beacon Senior Resources along with a variety of clients in diverse industries across the country. The strategic expansion is a result of the company’s success since its inception, which has led to rapid growth… Read More →

FirstBank launches ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest in Arizona

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FirstBank, which has multiple banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, announced a new competition for businesses in Arizona. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will kick off on Tuesday, October 12 and, only a few weeks later, award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants will be… Read More →

Visit Phoenix spearheads sales blitz in Washington

A delegation from Phoenix was in Washington D.C. last week with a singular mission: To book more conventions into the Phoenix Convention Center and area hotels and resorts. Sales professionals from Visit Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center and nine of the city’s largest hotels and resorts spent three days meeting with national associations and nonprofit groups—hundreds… Read More →

Ranking Arizona® will get a new look for the 2016 edition


The 19th edition of “Ranking Arizona®: The Best of Arizona Business” will feature a makeover of the editorial content to help readers learn more about their favorite Arizona-based businesses. “Historically, we have published traditional profiles of each company,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “This year, we are going deeper. We are… Read More →

Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015


Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, leadership, social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Here are Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015: Alliance Residential Company Most… Read More →

SocialWhirled is a finalist for Digiday Signal Awards

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SocialWhirled, the leading digital campaign publishing platform, announces it has been named a finalist in the Digiday Signal Awards in the Marketing Technology—Cloud Platform category. The Signal Awards honor the best of the best in technology platforms that are bringing innovation, effectiveness and creativity to the media and marketing processes for brands, agencies and publishers;… Read More →

12 finalists selected for Scottsdale Chamber’s Sterling Awards  Elnur Amikishiyev

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2015 Sterling Awards, recognizing local companies that have demonstrated excellence, innovation and community stewardship. Bryce Lloyd, Chamber Board Chair said, “There is nothing like the Sterling Awards, both in stature and event presentation. Companies are always honored to be finalists and learn so… Read More →

Crowd honors Arizona’s Most Admired Companies


A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. “When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and our partner, BestCompaniesAZ, was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, social responsibility,… Read More →

Local small biz “LaunchPad Project” returns for second year


R&R Partners, an integrated communications agency in Phoenix, announced that it is bringing back its successful “LaunchPad Project” to help Arizona businesses and local entrepreneurs  take their company to the next level with free marketing and advertising services. R&R’s second annual LaunchPad Project kicked off in August and applications will be accepted through September 24. The project… Read More →

Park&Co expands with public relations offering

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After two decades in the marketing and communications business, Park&Co has expanded by adding in-house public relations services. The integrated advertising agency can now offer clients a range of public relations services, including strategic planning, media relations, influencer engagement, internal communications, issues management, event planning and marketing, social media and community relations. “Public relations has long been… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women


A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Colling Media among ‘Fastest Growing Companies’


Scottsdale-based tra-digital marketing firm Colling Media has ranked among the fastest growing private companies in the US, landing them a spot on the prestigious Inc. 5000 List. The list represents emerging corporations in the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. With nearly 200 percent growth over the last three years, and 2014 revenue… Read More →