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How much freedom of speech is allowed in the workplace?

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The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) recently fined basketball teams Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and their players after the women wore all-black warmup gear to support the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Due to public outcry against the decision, the WNBA later removed the fine. However, the issue sparked a debate across the… Read More →

Phoenix area home to social media influencers

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The best way to become a social influencer? Don’t try to be one. That’s the advice of official “Pinfluencer” Alex Evjen, a Chandler resident known for her fashion blog, Ave Styles. When the recession hit, Evjen decided to transform her side blog into a serious job – one she could live off of. So she… Read More →

Apple approves Raadr’s anti-bullying app

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Parents can now hold peace of mind in the palm of their hand. Raadr, Inc., a social media monitoring service based in Phoenix, announced it is available in app form. Apple approved the company’s iOS app Sunday, March 27, which can be downloaded via iTunes. Raadr alerts subscribers whenever selected categories of keywords – such… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Digital Air Strike ranked No. 1

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Scottsdale-based social media and digital engagement company, Digital Air Strike, topped the list on Phoenix Business Journal’s annual Book of Lists for Social Media Marketing Firms. This was the second time the company was listed in the number one spot. It debuted at number one spot in last year’s Book of Lists for Interactive Marketing Firms.… Read More →

7 steps to improve your brand

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Perhaps more than in any other time in history, in 2016, your name is your brand, said Pamela J. Green, a business and branding expert. “I think most of us get this concept – we live in a celebrity-obsessed society, so we understand how a person’s name can also be their brand,” she said. “Social… Read More →

Digital Air Strike earns Red Herring Global Award

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Digital Air Strike, the automotive social media and digital engagement company won the Red Herring Global Award. Digital Air Strike was recognized for its disruptive and innovative social marketing and consumer engagement platform. The Red Herring Top 100 Global Award highlights the most exciting and game-changing private companies in the world. Digital Air Strike became… Read More →

Does ‘phubbing’ — phone snubbing — make you crazy?

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In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on the latest terminology teenagers are using. “Phubbing” seems to be one of the latest additions to this extensive list. Phubbing refers to “phone snubbing,” or when your attention is on your phone rather than the people surrounding you. In a recent study… Read More →

notMYkid presents Young Philanthropist Award

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The bullying began in fourth grade, and grew in the coming years to include verbal, social and cyber bullying. Hailey tried to handle it on her own by keeping everything bottled up inside, but that didn’t work. She tried to stand up for herself, but the voice inside herself told her she wasn’t good enough… 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 →

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 →

Waste Management launches ‘Green in 15’ video contest

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Waste Management, the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America, announced today the launch of the “Green in 15” social media video contest in advance of the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open. To enter the “Green in 15” contest, participants must creatively demonstrate how they will commit to going green in 2015,… Read More →

Obsession with social media drives increase in plastic surgery

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Snapping selfies and social media have changed life as we know it. Now, it’s changing the cosmetic surgery industry as we know it. “Social media is causing people to take a close-up look at themselves,” said Pablo Prichard, M.D., senior partner at Advanced Aesthetic Associates and chief of plastic surgery at John C. Lincoln Hospital.… Read More →

CREATIV co-founder dropped med school for social media

Creativ Co-founder and President Blake Brinker. Credit: Colin Gourlay

A fish with wings and a bird with fins, Creativ co-founder and president Blake Brinker is a man of many facets. Brinker is only 30 years old, but he sits proudly atop the new social media site with a conscience, one that embodies creativity and builds an online social community for inspiration and change. Creativ… Read More →

Put your marketing strategy on a wait-loss plan

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As we move tremendously close to 2015, most firms are in the midst of planning. And this planning is getting much more exciting for many as the key indicators of the economy are generally improving. I will recap the many strategic planning sessions I have participated in over the last six-plus difficult economic years…”We are… Read More →