Keynote Speakers For Social Media AZ Are Now Revolution Authors Jay Baer, Amber Naslund

For immediate release –  January 18, 2011 Tempe , AZ – Social Media AZ (SMAZ) announced that social media experts Jay Baer and Amber Naslund will be keynote speakers at Social Media Arizona (SMAZ) and the Smazzie Awards. Baer and Naslund are co-authors of the recently released book “The Now Revolution”. SMAZ will also be hosting a book signing with Baer and Naslund.  

Fred von Graf, the founder of Social Media AZ commented, “Jay and Amber are pioneers in the use of social media and are on the cutting edge. They will provide all attendees invaluable insight on how to take advantage of the rapidly changing landscape that is social media”.  

Naslund also commented on her involvement with SMAZ, “ I’m so passionate about bringing The Now Revolution to organizations like SMAZ, because we’re past the ‘hey, neato’ phase of social media. Businesses need tangible, scalable ways to adapt their operations to accommodate a new era of communication, and that’s why we wrote the book. Jay and I are really looking forward to sharing the shifts we think companies need to make to be nimble, responsive, and relevant today.”  

All attendees will receive a FREE copy of “The Now Revolution”   SMAZ and the Smazzies will be held at the Madcap Theatre in Tempe on February 11, 2011. For additional information and to purchase tickets visit the Social Media AZ website at (Use discount code ‘SMAZ4MINT35’ for 35% off)

About Social Media Arizona (SMAZ) and “The Smazzies” SMAZ/Social Media AZ ( is a business focused event designed to help businesses understand and use Social Media. Learn from Industry Experts and Corporations that are already using Social Media Marekting to reach and support their clients.

Presenters range from Fortune 200 executives to Social Media Marketing authors and SEM architects with years of experience willing to share the challenges and rewards of implementing internal and external Social media strategies. Learn policies, processes, tool sets, and monitoring techniques from the experts. The SMAZZIES ( are awarded to local individuals and organizations that exemplify some part of the rapidly evolving world that is Social Media.

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Fred von Graf

Social Media Arizona



Matthew O'Brien

With over 20 years of experience in the digital media world, Matthew has worked for and with Fortune 500 businesses and has built companies from the start-up stage to exit strategy. He recently helped develop a data insight engine to bridge the gap between search, social, and mobile marketing to maximize the visibility, relevancy, and predictive success of online businesses.

Matthew is the founder of MINT Social, an award-winning digital marketing company that accelerates online marketing results to help businesses get found and thrive online. 

Matthew has developed an educational curriculum for Universities on social media for businesses, is a founding board member of the Arizona Innovation Marketing Association (AZIMA), a board member of HeroZona Foundation and on the advisory board (Vinnies) for St. Vincent de Paul - Phoenix.  Matthew is a mentor with ASU Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, a speaker on social media and digital marketing, and is a subject matter expert with many online portals.

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