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Discount Tire earns Brand of the Year Award

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Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, today announced that the company has earned the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Auto Service Center Brand of the Year award for the third consecutive year.   Discount Tire was ranked higher than the nation’s other top auto service center brands by consumers nationwide. The complete 2015 rankings for… Read More →

Cramer-Krasselt earns top honors at Addy Awards

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It was one for the record books last Saturday, as Cramer-Krasselt swept four of the top five honors at the Phoenix Advertising Awards, the industry’s version of the Oscars. Among the wins: C-K’s Executive Vice President and General Manager Kristin Bloomquist was named the 2015 Ad Person of the Year; Ian Barry, the agency’s executive… Read More →

8 scientific steps for hiring the best salesperson

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Is selling an art or a science?  Do new school algorithms and big data trump old fashioned methods such as a charming smile and a firm handshake? This has become an industry-wide debate, in fact, using more science and data is now a debate across all industries including “Money Ball” in sports or native advertising in… Read More →

Arizona’s hospitality industry embraces global market

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Arizona has the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Sedona, but to promote these natural wonders to international travelers is no walk in the park. To showcase Arizona around the globe, it takes detailed research, strategic planning, effective branding and marketing, a global network of industry professionals — and the power to erase any lingering negativity… Read More →

AZ Big Media starts social media merger

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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 →

Carrie Martz retiring from advertising

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Carrie Martz, President and CEO of Martz Parsons, announced she has decided to retire from the ad agency world. After a successful 35-year career, Martz says it’s time for her to hang up the advertising towel. Martz, a pioneer for women business owners in Arizona, started the Martz Agency in 1980. The agency grew to employ… Read More →

Artigue Agency appoints Megan Dean as account supervisor

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The Artigue Agency announced the appointment of Megan Dean as Account Supervisor. Dean joins the agency after 14 years of working in the corporate communications and marketing sector and has vast experience in internal and external communications, strategic planning, branding and event management. In her new role, Dean will manage the agency’s account team, which… Read More →

Havas PR opens office in Phoenix

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Award-winning New York–based agency Havas PR has opened a full-service office in Phoenix. Primarily focusing on public relations, corporate communications, Hispanic media relations, social media and digital marketing, Havas PR has hit the ground running with several new clients. In lieu of a grand opening celebration, Havas PR has decided to give back to its… Read More →

The James Agency names new director of public relations

Content Marketing

The James Agency (TJA) announced Jennifer Adler as its new director of public relations. An accomplished public relations strategist, Adler brings more than a decade of communications and marketing experience to her new position. Adler is replacing TJA’s current Director of Public Relations, Angie Miller, who is retiring at the end of the month. In… Read More →

D+B acquires Papagalos Strategic Communications

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D+B (Davidson & Belluso), a full service advertising and digital agency, announced today that it has acquired Papagalos Strategic Communications, also a full-service advertising agency. The acquisition strengthens D+B’s expertise in its core market segments: economic development, education, healthcare, tourism, and homebuilding. It also provides D+B with the resources and capacity to expand into Papagalos’… Read More →

UA branding expert says NFL image will recover

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A bad-news NFL season that began with a shocking elevator video and is ending with “Deflategate” might make you wonder if the league is the damage-control center of the universe. To which Hope Schau says: Don’t worry about the NFL. It has survived scandals in the past, and it’s going to take much more than… Read More →

NB|AZ will air ‘Elevate AZ’ Super Bowl ad

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In an effort to promote Arizona and the businesses that impact its communities and citizens, National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced the airing of its official “Elevate AZ” commercial during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. The commercial is a key portion of NB|AZ’s “Elevate AZ” campaign and will feature three Arizona businesses and two… Read More →

FirstBank tackles ‘Deflate-Gate’ with billboard

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A local bank is using a little humor around a recent incident to promote their expanding home loan business in Arizona. Yesterday, FirstBank, which operates 15 branches in the Glendale/Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area, put up a billboard within a mile of University of Phoenix Stadium — where the New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks… Read More →

All In hosts 3 days of Super Bowl parties

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The poker, fantasy sports and eSports experts at ALL IN Magazine are hosting three unique parties throughout Super Bowl weekend at one of the most elite private estates in Paradise Valley, AZ. The business objective is to solidify ALL IN as a premier brand and to deliver an experience that their fans appreciate. To accomplish… Read More →