Thinking about becoming a social media influencer during this heat? Here are the six most influential Arizona-based social media influencers to get you inspired. These are Arizona-based influencers with the largest total reach, according to Tami Nealy, vice president of communications and talent relations with Scottsdale-based Find Your Influence.
Background: Donna Elick and her husband Chad Elick are the creators of the vastly popular family food blog, The Slow Roasted Italian. The blog, created in 2011, dedicates itself to providing readers with recipes that do not require much time. Some of the most famous are the 30 minute Meals, 5 Ingredients or Less, One Pot Meals and Crock Pot Dinners. The Slow Roasted Italian continues to grow as readers follow Donna and Chad on social media accounts like Instagram, where delicious recipes and how-to videos are easily accessible for all to see.
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/slowroasted/
Background: Katie Stauffer runs a successful lifestyle Instagram account that spotlights her five kids, best known as the Stauffer/Anderson family. Katie uses her Instagram daily to post content that embraces her lifestyle and family. What started off as a hobby of documenting her kids’ lives has slowly turned into a business opportunity for the family. With over 3.6 million followers and growing, the Stauffer/Anderson family has captured the attention of millions with their daily content.
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/kcstauffer
Background: Julian Camarena is a singer-songwriter, producer, musician, and performer from Arizona. In addition to this, he also owns Camarena Productions. Julian Camarena has been performing since he was nine years old and since then has taken the music industry by storm. Instagram allows Julian to stay connected with over 1.1 million of his followers and fans as they are able to stay updated on any new music he is working on, his daily activities, and more.
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/juliancamarena/
Background: After initially creating her social media accounts to post golf trick-shot videos, the former University of Arizona and San Diego State University golfer has become the OG of Instagram golfers with more than 3.1 million followers and one of the most popular Arizona-based influencers. Spiranac has used her social media exposure to promote her anti-bullying campaign and continue to fight for a woman’s right to feel comfortable in her own skin. In both the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and Golf Digest, Spiranac shared accounts of random internet users harassing her online and how she uses the experiences as motivation for her fight against online mistreatment.
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/_paige.renee/
Background: Tucker Boner, better known to the gaming world as Jericho or under his streaming name “iijeriichoii,” is a YouTube content creator and Twitch streamer. Tucker has been one of the most followed Twitch partners since he started in 2010, according to Forbes. Tucker mostly uses his Instagram — which has over 332,000 followers — and other social media accounts to promote his recent gaming and streaming videos on Twitch and YouTube. His social media presence has continued to skyrocket with over 1.26 million subscribers on YouTube and 1.2 million followers on Twitch.
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/iijeriichoii/
Kristi + Kelli
Background: Kristi and Kelli are twin sisters who run the home decor blog, Lolly Jane. The two sisters grew up in Arizona and have always enjoyed crafting and decorating since they were young. Once they were older they decided to turn it into a business. The blog gives viewers a “Do-it-yourself” or “how-to” guide for hundreds of things that can be used to design, rearrange, decorate and fix up any living space. Kristi and Kelli use Instagram to give viewers a look at some fun projects they might be interested in trying along with a guide on how to do so.
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/lollyjaneblog/