Mint Social Founder Presenting at Social Media AZ Event

Matthew O’Brien, Founder and President of Mint Social, a social media marketing and online branding company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, will be one of the presenters at Social Media AZ (SMAZ), September 9, 2010.

Tempe, AZ – August 20, 2010 (via — Matthew O’Brien, the Founder and President of Mint Social, a social media marketing and online branding company based in Scottsdale, Arizona, will be one of the presenters at Social Media AZ (SMAZ), Arizona’s largest homegrown conference on social media for business at Tempe’s MadCap Theater on September 9, 2010.

The focus for the the third SMAZ conference, will be on applied social media practices, and presenters will be showcasing successful strategies that have worked for their businesses or clients. “This is the big social media event in Arizona and it is great to be a part of the excitement as a presenter and as a sponsor,” says Matthew O’Brien of Mint Social ( ).

Speakers from various social media, interactive marketing, search engine optimization, fortune 200 and other Web 2.0 businesses will be on hand to share strategies and present fresh ideas on how to use social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Yelp!, YouTube and more to create signature campaigns and effectively “move the needle” and increase business.

“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 bottom line revenues would be most valuable to our attendees.”

Speakers at the SMAZ conference include:

– Greg Chapman – President of Sitewire
– Laurie G Buczek – Enterprise 2.0 Program Manager, Intel Corporation
– Matt O’Brien – President, Mint Social
– Michael Roberts – President,
– Sheila Kloefkorn – Founder & President, KEO Marketing
– Arnie Kuenn – President, Vertical Measures
– Mike Corak – VP of Strategy & Interactive Services, Tallwave
– Bret Giles – President, AgencySide
– Fred von Graf – President, Web3Mavens, LLC
– Tiffany Winman – Social Media Strategist, IBM
– Jeff Moriarty – Director Social Media, Sitewire
– Bart Steiner – CEO and Founder, Bulbstorm, Inc.
– Fionn Downhill – President, Elixir Interactive
– Linda Vandevrede – Public Relations Consultant & Author
– Evo Terra – Digital Business Strategist, Sitewire
– Dean Wright – VP Marketing,

This marks the third time SMAZ will take place at the MadCap Theater (730 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281), as this converted movie theater venue can host hundreds of people. Tickets are expected to sell out, and those who wish to attend are encouraged to pre-purchase their tickets online by visiting call (602) 652-2703, get 25% off one ticket with this code: SMAZ3Mint.

Ticket prices range from $120 for a full day session to $25 to watch the presentations on a web-simulcast. Special pricing is available to those who work for non-profit organizations ($85 per ticket) or to students with a valid student ID ($25 per ticket).

About Mint Social:
Mint Social is a social media marketing ( ) and online branding company that accelerates online marketing by building content engines that increase visibility and reputation in search engines (Google, Yahoo, Bing) and in social networks. Mint Social helps businesses understand (through implementation) why social media and online branding is critical to online marketing success and provides the tools for delivering measurable results along the way. Mint Social was named as one of’s Top 10 Social Media Optimization Companies in the US.

About Social Media AZ:
Social Media AZ (SMAZ) is the premier business focused event to help companies understand and learn the latest techniques in digital marketing and social media. SMAZ helps businesses learn from industry experts and corporations that have experience in how to do it right. With a focus on real world experience which means they share the good, the bad and what really works. Learn more at or call (602) 652-2703.

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