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Phoenix Advertising Client, UltraStar Cinemas has Highest Gross in Nation for Christmas Day Release of “The Interview”

Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in Event Marketing, News: Clients, uncategorized

San Diego based theater chain leads the country in gross ticket sales for terrorism threatened, “The Interview” starring Seth Rogan and James Franco  

Vista, CA — UltraStar Cinemas has announced that their west coast theater chain has led the nation in gross ticket sales for the nearly maligned Sony release of “The Interview.”  Amid weeks of speculation, terrorist threats and rumors, Sony initially pulled the film from mainstream distribution, then days before the scheduled Christmas release date, gave a triumphant go-ahead. Sony then called upon theaters to screen the film while taking any needed safety precautions necessary.

No stranger to trailblazing, UltraStar Cinemas distributed the controversial film throughout California and Arizona locations for a Christmas Day release.  The decision by management propagated their desire to preserve free speech and artistic integrity while providing a safe environment for movie goers.  Their efforts resulted in total box office sales which lead the nation over the opening holiday weekend.

“UltraStar Cinemas is proud to stand alongside Sony Pictures in making sure the American public never gives into terrorism or censorship of any kind. We are proud to have opened the film “The Interview” on Christmas Day with the highest gross in the nation. We have taken precautions to ensure that all of our guests and employees are able to enjoy all entertainment, both controversial and mainstream, in a safe and comfortable environment,” explained Alan Grossberg, President and CEO of UltraStar Cinemas.

The Interview continues to be screened at:

 

  • UltraLuxe GardenWalk, Anaheim, CA
  • UltraStar Mission Valley Hazard Center, San Diego, CA
  • UltraStar Desert Cinema, Cathedral City, CA
  • UltraStar Mary Pickford Theatre, Cathedral City, CA
  • UltraStar Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu, AZ
  • UltraLuxe Scottsdale Pavilions at Talking Stick, Scottsdale, AZ
  • UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, Maricopa, AZ

 

About UltraStar Cinemas

UltraStar Cinemas is Southern California’s largest privately owned movie theater group. UltraStar Cinemas is headquartered in San Diego County and operates 74 screens at 7 sites throughout Southern California and Arizona. Recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema, UltraStar was the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital Cinema® powered by DLP Cinema® technology in all of its locations. In 2009, the company also became the first to offer D-BOX motion seats, which use motion effects specifically programmed for each film to create an immersive experience for movie goers. For more information, visit www.ultrastarmovies.com.  

 

 

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Phoenix Marketing Associates Contracted for Radio Campaign and Production

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in PMA Blogroll, PMA In The News, uncategorized

Phoenix Marketing Associates hired by Republic West Home to launch new campaign and write and produce new radio commercials.

Phoenix Marketing Associates (PMA) was recently hired to launch two new radio campaigns for Republic West Home and help promote upcoming holiday deals. 

Republic West Home and PMA have recently partnered with iHeart Media in launching a new radio campaign on KFYI featuring new holiday offers.  Republic West Home engaged Phoenix Marketing Associates (PMA) to produce the commercials as well as source local talent, Andi Barness to provide voice over services.

PMA was tasked with writing a conversational :60 second spot between talent and owner, as well as two :30 second spots which were more product focused on kitchens and exterior painting with new Tank Paint of Phoenix.

In addition to producing the new radio commercials, PMA researched the market, negotiated pricing and secured contracts for their client.

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About Phoenix Marketing Associates:

Phoenix Marketing Associates works with small to medium sized businesses across North America to provide targeted and results driven marketing solutions on a contract basis within any budget. Their consultative approach allows for a thorough needs analysis, which translates into an effective marketing and PR strategy that saves their clients time and money while providing maximum exposure. 

By assigning a team of qualified professionals to each individual situation and utilizing the most current communication and online demand generation technologies, Phoenix Marketing Associates enables businesses to achieve Fortune 500 results on an entrepreneurial budget.  For additional information, please visit http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

 

 

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Phoenix Marketing Associates

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Why Facebook Brand Engagement is Plummeting

Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in Online Marketing, PMA Blogroll, Social Media

The basis for the the title of this article is based on a theory which I don’t believe has reached mainstream media yet. While Facebook can be a great medium for raising brand awareness and developing affinity relationships, it seems that the very thing that has made Facebook more popular than ever could potentially lead to a steep downturn.

DATELINE: June 2012–Facebook is faced with extremely disappointing stock values following their IPO.  Investors are restless and demand that the leaders of Facebook  ”figure out mobile” with respect to their popular ad platform which performed very well on desktop computers and is the source of the company’s revenue.

Zuckerberg delivers and delivers big.  The team at Facebook launch their new mobile ad platform and ad sales skyrocket.  Investors are thrilled, everyone now runs Facebook ads and “Likes” of pages increase dramatically–at an even faster pace than traditional desktop ads.

DATELINE: August 2013–Facebook institutes an algorithm change which impacts the position of page content in a user’s newsfeed.  Engagement starts to dip.

DATELINE: December 2013–Facebook implements another change in algorithm which reduces brand engagement by 44%.  Brands respond by increasing the number of posts in hopes of regaining traction which only propagates the decline.

PRESENT DAY:  Facebook ads are still going strong because they’ve done an even better job of zeroing in on user’s data, their likes and dislikes and are now presenting ads which appeal better to users than ever before.  Yet, engagement is plummeting–true for both small brands and large.  Why?  Because Facebook got too good at selling ads and generating revenue.  

WHY IT’S A PROBLEM:  Since Facebook has become so good at selling advertising on mobile and increasing their stock price, common users now “Like” too many brands! According to Facebook, users spend an average of 40 minutes per day on their website.  So, if we take an average user who has been keenly bombarded with targeted ads over the last two years and now literally “Likes” hundreds of brands–how can that user possibly engage with any one brand during any given day?

The numbers just don’t add up–Facebook is self consuming itself and will soon be a victim of its own success.  The more ads they sell, the more each user “Likes” a new brand, which simply translates into less and less propensity to see that brand’s post and engage with it.  It’s impossible and will only further spiral out of control.

 Jason Jantzen is President of Phoenix Marketing Associates and a skilled marketer whose experience in growing brands and organizations is based on real world experience and proven, repeatable strategies. His company uses an integrated approach to online marketing and public relations by implementing search engine optimization, website content creation and social media campaigns which has had a marked impact on their overall exposure to their target market.

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Iconic Phoenix Restaurant Hires Marketing Agency for Rebranding

Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014 in News: Clients, PMA Blogroll, PMA In The News

Phoenix Marketing Associates to perform rebranding assignment for The Duck and Decanter.

 

PHOENIX, AZ: Affectionately known to local Phoenicians as “The Duck,” The Duck and Decanter has decided it’s time to update their brand.  Hired to perform the extensive branding overhaul is Phoenix Marketing Associates which was named a top marketing firm by the Phoenix Business Journal.

The scope of work for the Duck and Decanter encompasses a complete research based brand analysis, new logo creation, new website and sales collaterals. 

“With three Phoenix-area locations, it’s important to portray a new brand which transcends the entire Valley while still giving a nod to the rich history of The Duck,” explained Jason Jantzen, President of Phoenix Marketing Associates.

PMA has recently completed marketing consulting assignments for a broad range of clients including, Rick’s Café in Jamaica, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and DB Schenker USA.

 

About Phoenix Marketing Associates:

Phoenix Marketing Associates works with small to medium sized businesses across North America to provide targeted and results driven marketing solutions on a contract basis within any budget. Their consultative approach allows for a thorough needs analysis, which translates into an effective marketing and PR strategy that saves their clients time and money while providing maximum exposure. 

By assigning a team of qualified professionals to each individual situation and utilizing the most current communication and online demand generation technologies, Phoenix Marketing Associates enables businesses to achieve Fortune 500 results on an entrepreneurial budget.  For additional information, please visit http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

 

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Graphic Design Internship Phoenix

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in Employment, PMA Blogroll

Intern Position

Company: Phoenix Marketing Associates

Type of Business: Marketing & PR

Department where intern will work: Graphic Design

Address: 5110 N. Central Ave., Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Website: www.phoenixmarketingassociates.com

Internship Contact: Jason Jantzen

Phone: 602-282-0202

Email: info@phoenixmarketingassociates.com

Internship hours: 15 hrs/wk

Paid: unpaid (w/ potential to hire for pay)

Number of students needed: 2 for Fall, 2014 

Graphic Design Internship Opportunity

Phoenix Marketing Associates is a full service marketing firm with a specific emphasis on PR and social media marketing. Our company helps clients gain exposure to their target market on the internet through search engine optimization, website content creation, PR, social media campaign management and website development.

The Graphic Design Internship is an excellent opportunity for students to get hands-on experience. The Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to client work and get a better understanding of the client/firm relationship. The Intern will also be invited to attend networking events and meetings, as appropriate.

We are looking for someone with the ability to translate a client’s vision into graphic images that are pleasing to both the client and our firm. The candidate should be eager to contribute ideas and new techniques to promote the efficiency of the firm.

 

Opportunity to work on client projects which encompass:

  • Logos
  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Promotional Campaigns
  • Advertisements
  • Coupons
  • Digital ads
  • Banners
  • Movie posters
  • Digital ads (including web design and social media graphics)

 

Experience

  • Highly proficient Internet user
  • Knowledgeable of web and mobile technologies, standard concepts, best practices and procedures
  • Experience in Adobe Suites, proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Assists in the design and development of layouts for marketing materials, using organized graphics
  • Must be able to incorporate current design trends into unique layouts resulting in up-to-date custom ads
  • Must be a team player and flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment

 

Attributes

  • Professionalism, punctuality and integrity are an absolute must
  • Creativity
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Persuasiveness
  • Ability to build and maintain great relationships
  • Dedication
  • Sense of humor

 

 

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Phoenix Marketing Associates Picks Up Three New SEO, Public Relations and Branding Clients in July

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2014 in News: Clients, PMA Blogroll, PMA In The News, Public Relations (PR), uncategorized

Duck and Decanter, Juras Law, and Blumberg and Associates sign Phoenix Marketing Associates as agency of record.

 PHOENIX, AZ: Phoenix Marketing Associates (PMA), which was named one of Phoenix’s Top Marketing Firms by the Phoenix Business Journal, has been engaged by law firms, Juras Law and Blumberg and Associates, as well as Phoenix restaurant staple, Duck and Decanter.

The scope of work for both law firms consists of an extensive website optimization effort as well as ongoing content marketing and direct online marketing campaigns.  PMA is also preparing and executing a public relations plan for the U.S. and Canada for Juras Law.

Duck and Decanter has engaged PMA for a complete brand makeover including a research-based brand analysis and new website.

“PMA is excited to welcome these three new clients into the fold and we expect to deliver great results which will have a marked effect on brand recognition and ultimately, sales,” explained Jason Jantzen, President of Phoenix Marketing Associates.

PMA has recently completed consulting assignments for a broad range of clients including, Rick’s Café in Jamaica, The American Academy of Pediatrics, ICG Consulting and DB Schenker USA.

 

About Phoenix Marketing Associates:

Phoenix Marketing Associates works with small to medium sized businesses across North America to provide targeted and results driven marketing solutions on a contract basis within any budget. Their consultative approach allows for a thorough needs analysis, which translates into an effective marketing and PR strategy that saves their clients time and money while providing maximum exposure. 

By assigning a team of qualified professionals to each individual situation and utilizing the most current communication and online demand generation technologies, Phoenix Marketing Associates enables businesses to achieve Fortune 500 results on an entrepreneurial budget.  For additional information, please visit http://www.PhoenixMarketingAssociates.com

 

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