Tag: Social Media

Mission to Meet AZIMA Members: Part 7

Wow, I can’t believe this is the seventh edition of my Mission to Meet AZIMA Members series.  I hope you all are enjoying it as much as I am!

This week, I am pleased to introduce you to Ethan Mowery, a “self proclaimed Internet guru.”  He is the Director of Online Advertising for Orange Slyce, as well as freelance web consultant and designer.  He said he was excited to attend AZIMA events to meet others in the industry and learn from them.

Check out Ethan’s online portfolio to see some of his work!

Also, don’t forget about the upcoming AZIMA event on September 14th to learn about how social media is being integrated into political campaigns.  See you there, and hope to catch you with my flip cam!

Getting Political with Social Media

Social media is used as a marketing strategy by businesses across the world.  Everyone is on Twitter and Facebook these days, and if you’re not, you’re surely missing out on making connections and developing relationships with millions of people.  Personally, I use social media to connect with others in my industry, keep up popular brands, get breaking news and track the setlists of my favorite bands. And recently, I have noticed an influx of political figures using social media.

Jeremy Vaught

Social media is used in all sorts of promotions, so why not political campaigns?  Sites like Twitter and Facebook are used constantly throughout the day by millions of people who are open to connecting with others.  People often get breaking news via social media.  In fact, CNN has more than a million followers on Twitter.  It makes sense that political figures would be represented on social media sites, though I assume the tactics used in a political campaign may be different than a brands promotion of a new product.  With politics, there are reputations to protect, and very high profile reputations at that.

Kevin Spidel

Luckily, AZIMA has given me a chance to learn about social media use in political campaigns this September.  On Tuesday, September 14, two local experts will share their experiences with social media in politics.  Republican Jeremy Vaught is the Web Strategist for John McCain’s 2010 campaign and Democrat Kevin Spidel has worked in a variety of political campaigns and international advocacy organizations.  Join me at the event and learn more about social media.  Register today!

Social Media AZ: Will You Be There?

Guest Post By: Kaila Strong, Social Media Architect, Vertical Measures

You’ve probably already heard the buzz: there’s another Social Media AZ event coming up in September. Woo hoo! Here are some details about what you’ll learn at the event:

  • How successful social media strategies have worked for other businesses and/or their clients.
  • A chance to attend the Online Marketing Institutes Social Media Workshop (SMAZ attendees will save 30{2bbd478b6aadf2a9bb5e10dcf35d17c0d0772390afbaf5ac8145fb1096668903} using code OMISMAZ30 at checkout)
  • Learn all about social media from experts like Greg Chapman of Sitewire, Matt O’Brien of Mint Social, Arnie Kuenn of Vertical Measures, Mike Corak of Tallwave, Bret Giles of AgencySide, and many others.
  • Focus on real world examples of how to apply the knowledge we’ve learned at prior SMAZ conferences.

Sounds like a great time right? See the buzz: Check out all the peeps already tweeting about the event (you might even find a coupon code or two!). #SMAZ

Hope to see you there!

Register for tickets: Full Access All Day Tickets available, special pricing for students or previous attendees (buy one get 2nd 50{2bbd478b6aadf2a9bb5e10dcf35d17c0d0772390afbaf5ac8145fb1096668903} off!). Register here.

Be there: MadCap Theater – 730 S. Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281 on September 9th, 2010 (view map here).

Parking: There will be free and discounted parking available. Once you register you’ll get more details.