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ShopTab Offers Retail Innovation

ShopTab, Coca Cola's Facebook Store
by in Marketing | Small Biz | Tech

Social networking has become the ultimate platform for business development. In order to excel in growth, companies turn to these sites as outlets for promotion and customer feedback. ShopTab, a “Facebook Store” founded by Arizona residents Bret Giles and Jay Feitlinger, allows businesses to conveniently sell their products through the Facebook website. With thousands of… Read More →

The Importance of Website Videos With AZ Virtual Studios

AZ Virtual Studios
by in Marketing | Tech

We’ve been thinking about videos a lot lately here at the AZNow.Biz office. We know adding them to your website is great for SEO, but we had many questions, including: What videos work on websites? Which should we stay away from? How many do we need to put on the website? And how often should… Read More →

Twitter Political Campaign: Promoted Tweets And TwoSides

Twitter Political Campaigns
by in Marketing | Politics | Tech

Twitter Political Campaign: Promoted Tweets And TwoSides By Victoria Fortnum and Alexandra Huskey Twitter & Political Campaigns Twitter recently announced they were going to begin selling sponsored ads to candidates and political committees and their political campaign. Adam Bain, Twitter’s president of global revenue, released a statement explaining how the company believes this new idea… Read More →

SEO — A Quick Guide to Search Engine Optimization

SEO — A Quick Guide to Search Engine Optimization
by in Infographics

This infographic illustrates several Search Engine Optimization (SEO) components from keywords to link building to pay-per-click campaigns. SEO has become a major catchphrase in today’s Internet-driven market. But what exactly is SEO? And how does one build a successful campaign? Study over this guide for some beginning tips: via   SEO — A Quick Guide… Read More →

What Facebook Timeline Means For Job Seekers

Facebook Timeline
by in Careers | Marketing | Tech | Workforce

An Intro to Facebook Timeline It might be time to brush up on your Kierkegaard, because Facebook is about to become very existential. The new profile, called Facebook Timeline, is not concerned with what you are doing. It wants to know who you are. See the dramatic video below for a brief overview, or take… Read More →

Modern Media And The Consumer

Modern Media
by in Infographics | Tech

Who uses modern media to get their news? And specifically, what kind of media outlets do they prefer? This infographic, from Flowtown, explains how people find news using media sources, what kind of news they are getting, and where exactly they are getting their news on the Web. via Consumer Infographic Credits, courtesy of Visual.ly:… Read More →

National Bank Of Arizona Holds Contest For Business To Win $10,000 Prize

National Bank of Arizona Video Contest, YouTube
by in Contests | Marketing | Small Biz

The National Bank of Arizona is holding a contest for all Arizona businesses – with the winner taking home a cool $10,000. The contest is titled “Arizona’s Next Great Business,” and any Arizona business can submit a video application to prove how it has made an impact on the Arizona community. To enter, a business… Read More →

7 Marketing Tips To Help Grow Your Business

7 Marketing Tips & Strategies, Entourage Marketing
by in Marketing

Michael Hunter at Entourage Marketing provides you with seven marketing tips to help your business grow. 1. Create a catchy name and a solid brand The naming and presentation of your brand is vital. You want to create a name that both represents your product or service and is memorable. Recently, a new text messaging application… Read More →

10 Great Customer Service Success Stories And Tips

10 Great Customer Service Success Stories - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Troy Hazard, author of the best-selling book “Future-Proofing Your Business”, offers these 10 tips for great customer service: 1. THE ANGRY CUSTOMER: In an argumentative situation, think of how you would feel in your customer’s shoes. Take time to consider his or her personality and position. The faster you start talking in your customer’s language,… Read More →

Phoenix Election Social Media Wars: Wright & Brennan

Election Social Media: Wright & Brennan
by in Politics

Election Social Media Wars: Wright & Brennan Social media has become an important and effective marketing tool, with businesses creating Facebook pages and Twitter accounts for their customers, sharing deals and special offers. And it’s no less important in a race for mayor, especially for the Phoenix election mayoral candidates. We visited all of the… Read More →

Social Media Etiquette for Businesses

Social media etiquette for business
by in Executive Lifestyle | Tech

Social Media Etiquette I follow a lot of companies on Twitter and Facebook. Especially technology companies that put out frequent updates and are good about keeping customers informed of said updates, and bugs, promotions, beta tests, etc. In a nutshell, I think it’s pretty cool to engage with the companies this way. I was absolutely… Read More →

Street Talk: Where Do YOU Get Your News? [VIDEO]

Street Talk, AZNow.Biz video series
by in Business News | Tech

For this installment of Street Talk, Emily Horne and I visited the Arizona State University Downtown Phoenix campus to ask students where they get their news as well as their opinion on credibility, timeliness, etc. Interested in knowing others’ opinions about a specific topic? What do YOU feel we should cover in our next installment… Read More →

Wal-Mart Agrees To Acquire Social Media Site Kosmix

Walmart aquiressocial media, 2011
by in Blogs | Business News | Tech

Wal-Mart announced they have an agreement to acquire a social network site called Kosmix. Kosmix, based in Mountain View, Calif., developed a social media technology website that filters and organizes context from other social media networks. It is designed to connect people with real-time events and information that they want to see. Founded by Venky… Read More →

Social Media Series: Companies Need To Set Parameters For Social Media Use At Work

Social Media at Work
by in Featured | Legal | Tech | Workforce

This article is part of an on-going, social media series. If you run a business and provide Internet-enabled computers to your employees, it is crucial that they understand how or if they can engage in social media while on the job.  Given how fast our world is moving, some would say that to prohibit employees… Read More →