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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

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 [stextbox id=”grey”] Modern Media Consumer Infographic… 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 Logo, 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 →

New Forms Of Communication Causing Generation Gap

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by in Tech | Workforce

Social Media Gap New forms of communication are causing a generation gap in the workplace — but who’s really at a disadvantage? Look around your workplace. Chances are you’re seeing younger and more employees on Facebook, Twitter, iPhone and Android apps, and hundreds of other social media applications and platforms. The prolific little snippets of… Read More →

Social Media Series: Using Social Media In Hiring And Firing Employees

Social Media Employment
by in Featured | Legal | Tech | Workforce

This article is part of an on-going, social media series. With an estimated 34,000 Google searches every second, the Internet is most assuredly a source of information for employers when making hiring and firing decisions. Given the inevitable use of the Internet to make these decisions, there are a number of questions that employers should… Read More →

AZ News Roundup – Businesses Giving Back

AZ News

Welcome to the first installment of our weekly AZ News Roundup. Every Friday, AZNow.Biz will be sharing a list of Arizona headlines that have grabbed our attention throughout the week to help keep you informed about what’s going on in our state. For this first week, we are focusing on news concerning businesses and organizations… Read More →

Five Monopolies, Methods of Communication Losing Their Hold

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by in Blogs | Education | Lists | Tech | Workforce

1. Landlines According to CITA, an International Wireless nonprofit organization, 91% of Americans carry a cell phone as of 2009, and those numbers have continued to expand.  Now more than ever, with the growing popularity of the iPhone and Droid, cell phones have become both a necessity and an addiction. In past decades, landlines were… Read More →