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ASU SkySong to host 6th Social Media Arizona Event


SMAZ 6 – Digital Marketing for Business: Social, Mobile, Local will be Arizona's premier business-focused social media and digital marketing event

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) October 29, 2012

ASU SkySong will host the 6th annual Social Media Arizona (SMAZ) conference on Monday, November 5, 2012 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. SMAZ 6 – Digital Marketing for Business: Social, Mobile, Local will be a business-focused event designed to educate business owners and marketing professionals on understanding and using the latest social media and digital marketing platforms for increased success. Attendees will engage with leading industry experts and successful corporate executives in discussions on the latest social media trends and will learn how to use cutting edge technologies to reach and support their clients.

SMAZ 6 will also feature leading social media expert Jason Falls, author, speaker and founder of Social Media Explorer. Jason will provide insight on his no-hype methods of social media marketing. Sean McLaughlin, anchor for CBS 5 in Phoenix will emcee SMAZ 6.

The presenters joining Falls at this year's SMAZ event include Joseph Manna, Online Community Manager and resident social media expert for Phoenix-based software success Infusionsoft and Rhiannon Rawling, Senior Performance Manager at Yodel and Owner of Serenity Consulting. Broadcast Industry expert and consultant in traditional and new media sales Margie Albert will moderate a media panel that will discuss “How Traditional Media Has Incorporated Social Media into its Strategic Growth Plans”, featuring Patrick O'Grady from the Phoenix Business Journal and Ruth Carter from Carter Law Firm who will share how to protect your rights in your online content.

“Our attendees have heard about what tools and sites are available to use during past SMAZ conferences,” said Fred von Graf, organizer of the SMAZ conference. “At this point, we felt that real world examples of how to apply this knowledge to increase web traffic, page views, eCommerce, social media monitoring techniques, and ultimately the bottom line would be most valuable to our attendees. SMAZ 6 will focus on that practical application.”

SMAZ 6 is open to the public, but less than 80 tickets remain. Entrepreneurs, corporate executives, startups and social media gurus do not want to miss this incredibly valuable day of learning from, and engaging with, industry experts. Tickets are available at ASU SkySong is providing a 30% discount to those who register to attend by Wednesday, October 31st. Use code ASU30 when purchasing your ticket.

More information on SMAZ 6, conference presenters and the digital and social media marketing industries can be found at


About ASU SkySong (
ASU SkySong impacts local, state and international economies by engaging the University with businesses and governments to drive economic development and corporate engagement. ASU SkySong helps grow the economy through launching and accelerating new companies and promoting use inspired research. ASU SkySong, and the dozens of emerging innovation driven companies located there, are dedicated to positively impacting the economies of our state and the country for years to come.

About Social Media Arizona (
The Social Media for Business professional development event is a business-focused conference designed to help companies understand and use digital marketing to impact the bottom line. Learn from industry experts and corporate executives who are successfully using social media tools to reach customers, uncover new revenue streams and further their business objectives.

About ASU Venture Catalyst (
ASU Venture Catalyst equips high potential startups for success. The Catalyst assists university students, faculty and staff, as well as local and global companies, with launching startups or accelerating existing ventures. Based at ASU SkySong, The Catalyst offers investor connections, technology road maps, go-to-market strategy consulting, mentoring opportunities, and several other programs and services, all designed to identify and develop investment-grade companies.

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