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AZFoothills.com Partners with Fitness Celebrity Felicia Romero

Fitness model and IFBB Figure Pro brings her health and fitness expertise to AZFoothills.com Fit blog

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March 6, 2014 (Scottsdale, AZ) – AZFoothills.com, the fastest growing website in Arizona, has added fitness guru Felicia Romero to its impressive list of contributors. Romero, a five time IFBB Pro figure winner and professional fitness trainer with a decade of experience in the industry will share her savvy skills, top tips and practiced knowledge with readers in brand new weekly content. Recently featured on cover of Oxygen Magazine, Felicia Romero is rated among the Top 5 professional female competitors in the world, and has been featured in magazines Muscle and Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, Oxygen and Flex Magazine.

AZFoothills.com ranks in the top 10k most visited websites in the United States with more than 200,000 unique visitors per month. AZ Fit, one of AZFoothills.com most popular blog outlets among its network, features Valley-wide fitness and exercise tips. With insider looks on new and fun ways to work out to premiere nutrition advice to the latest wellness techniques AZ Fit is a one stop shop for staying in shape. AZ Fit articles are easily sharable on social media through platforms like Facebook where AZ Foothills ranks top among Arizona media outlets with more than 28k fans and Twitter which boasts more than 26k followers. 

Michael Dee, President and Publisher of AZFoothills.com and Arizona Foothills Magazine, says “AZ Foothills continues to expand and feature topics that are relevant today. Health and fitness is the new way of life for so many and we want to share the best options both locally and nationally.” Romero states, "I am so excited and grateful to begin contributing to AZ Foothills! I began writing years ago as a means to help me in a very stressful time in my life. I fell in love with writing and it helped me in so many ways. I am hoping that my knowledge, transparency and experience can help others as well!” 

AZFoothills.com is the Valley's fastest-growing Web site. Arizona Foothills Magazine and Arizona Foothills Online are dedicated to providing resourceful information on dining, entertainment, homes, fashion, culture and events in Arizona. 

Scottsdale-based Media That Deelivers, Inc. (www.mediathatdeelivers.com) is a leading luxury magazine publisher that produces many titles in its luxury collection of magazines, including the monthly Arizona Foothills Magazine, Arizona Foothills Tucson Online. The company also publishes an array of custom products for world-renowned organizations like the The Westin Kierland, JW Marriott Resorts and Mountainside fitness.

Felicia Romero is an Arizona native who grew up playing sports like track, volleyball and softball which she took to the collegiate level with the Arizona State University Women’s Softball team. Romero received a Masters in Exercise and Wellness and opened up her first studio at 20 years old. In 2010 she opened up AZ Pro Physiques which she co-owned and operated for 3 years. She recently sold the ownership to pursue motivational speaking, writing promotion of health and fitness nationwide. The highly sought after NASM and ACE certified trainer makes regular appearances on Arizona local Fox, CBS and News Channel 3 affiliates as a fitness correspondent. She has also teamed up with Hi Health youth ambassador programs speaking at the high schools around the valley. 

 

AZFoothills.com Best Of Our Valley 2014 Contest Most Successful To Date

The Valley’s top businesses, most influential people, and hottest trendsetters have been named after 60 days of online voting 

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December 10, 2013 (Scottsdale, AZ) – AZFoothills.com Best of Our Valley 2014 contest concluded on Saturday November 30th with more than 1,695,900 page views of the course of the competition. The seventh annual contest began on October 1st with more than 4,000 nominees, almost double than previous years and saw an 18% increase in total votes from 2013. Each year AZFoothills.com asks readers their favorites among options chosen by nominations, editors and focus groups. The contest is answered with hundreds of thousands of votes that determine the Valley's favorites. The winner of each category is featured in the March 2014 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun.

 

The 2014 Best of Our Valley contest boasted fifteen different categories ranging from Food & Restaurants to Health & Self to Companies & Professionals. Within those more than 370 sub-categories were included containing titles like Best Nightly Newscast, Favorite Arizona Sports Coach, Best Alternative Exercise Option, Most Luxe Hotel Accommodations, and hundreds more. One of the hottest categories, People, hosted races for Best Abs, King of Media, Favorite Valley Couple and the highly contended Most Fashionable in the Valley. The Most Fashionable categories entertained some of the closest and most publicized races. Kinsey Schofield, winner of Most Fashionable Under 30, ran a hot campaign including a personalized voting link, lawn signs with her image, and special packages delivered valley wide enticing residents to vote. 

 

The Best of Our Valley voting pages were easily shared through social media platforms like Twitter where @AZFoothillsMag ranks second among all media outlets in Arizona with more than 23k followers. FOX 10 Arizona covered the highly popular contest on Cory McCloskey’s morning segment, Cory’s Corner. The Best of Our Valley contest was also showcased at various local events including a sold out VIP area at Salt River Fields Octoberfest and the W Hotel’s Holiday Boulevard with 500 patrons in attendance. Consequently AZFoothills.com received close to 2 million page views during the contest duration. 

 

Michael Dee, President and Publisher of AZFoothills.com and Arizona Foothills Magazine, stated “The Best of Our Valley contest brings our community together through friendly competition. It is our goal to shine a light on all the fabulous companies, professionals, events, people, and more that the great Valley of the Sun has to offer. We pride ourselves on featuring the crème de la crème and this competition really showcases why Arizona is the best.”

 

AZFoothills.com is the Valley's fastest-growing Web site. Arizona Foothills Magazine and Arizona Foothills Online are dedicated to providing resourceful information on dining, entertainment, homes, fashion, culture and events in Arizona.

 

Scottsdale-based Media That Deelivers, Inc. (www.mediathatdeelivers.com) is a leading luxury magazine publisher that produces many titles in its luxury collection of magazines, including the monthly Arizona Foothills Magazine, Arizona Foothills Tucson Online. The company also publishes an array of custom products for world-renowned organizations like the The Westin Kierland, JW Marriott Resorts and Mountainside fitness.

 

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AZFoothills.com Partners with TV Host Brittany Dawn Brannon

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September 30, 2013 (Scottsdale, AZ) – AZFoothills.com and Brittany Dawn Brannon have teamed up to produce high-quality digital video content from Arizona’s hottest events, business and practice profiles and restaurant experiences. Host Brittany Dawn Brannon travels across the state covering everything from red carpet events to charity functions, featuring highlights, interviews, and exclusive looks behind the scenes. The video vignettes will be showcased on AZFoothills.com, one of the top 10,000 most visited sites in the United States.

Online video is exploding with over 100 million Americans viewing per day and is well on its way to accounting for 50% of all internet traffic. The partnership will allow AZFoothills.com to provide more reader service to its primarily elite and affluent demographic. With online video content marketing on the rise, event producers and local businesses can benefit largely from the digital marketing content collaboration. A recent study shows that 46% of people say seeing a product or service mentioned in an online video would encourage them to seek out more information. The video posts can also easily be shared through social media platforms like Twitter where @AZFoothillsMag ranks second among all media outlets in Arizona with more than 32k followers. 

Brittany Dawn Brannon states, “I am beyond thrilled to be partnering with one of the most successful magazines in the country Arizona is full of wonderful people doing great things and I love capturing that on camera. I can’t wait to bring you up close and personal interviews as well as introduce you to new businesses here in the Valley. Michael Dee clearly knows what it takes to run a multifaceted business and I am looking forward to this new branch of video content”. AZFoothills.com founder Michael Dee says, “Brittany Dawn Brannon emulates the style, substance and sophistication AZFoothills.com is known for”.

AZFoothills.com is the Valley's fastest-growing Web site. Arizona Foothills Magazine and Arizona Foothills Online are dedicated to providing resourceful information on dining, entertainment, homes, fashion, culture and events in Arizona. 

Scottsdale-based Media That Deelivers, Inc. (www.mediathatdeelivers.com) is a leading luxury magazine publisher that produces many titles in its luxury collection of magazines, including the monthly Arizona Foothills Magazine, Arizona Foothills Tucson Online. The company also publishes an array of custom products for world-renowned organizations like the The Westin Kierland, JW Marriott Resorts and Mountainside fitness.

Brittany Dawn Brannon, a Paradise Valley native, began her hosting career with the News Room at NBC Universal in LA. She is the current TV host for Phoenix Fashion Week, “Fashion Host” for Your Life A to Z of KTVK, co-hosts Matchplay with Ray Adams on Fox Sports AZ, and is also an emcee for live events around the country. She was also crowned Miss Arizona USA 2011.

To view AZFoothills.com Video click HERE

For more information on video content click HERE

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Arizona Foothills Magazine

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2014 Face of Foothills Model Search

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April 16, 2013 (Scottsdale, Ariz.)Strike a pose! Arizona Foothills Magazine and AZFoothills.com are looking for their next beautiful cover model and have partnered with Scottsdale Fashion Square, Chandler Fashion Center and Tucson Mall for the fifth-annual Face of Foothills Model Search, where they will hold open calls for local models and aspiring models to enter the prestigious contest.

Arizona Foothills will hold a total of three casting calls at Arizona’s top shopping centers to help find the Valley's prettiest faces for the Face of Foothills Model Search. The winner will be featured on a cover and in a six-page spread in Arizona Foothills Magazine; the winning face will also appear on the homepage and header of all pages on AZFoothills.com for one full calendar year. The winner will receive more than $10,000 in cash and prizes!

The casting calls will be opportunities for models to meet representatives from the magazine, fill out entry forms and submit headshots to the contest, or have a headshot taken by a professional photographer. All ages, heights, sexes and sizes are permitted.

Minors will need a parent or guardian present.

How to Enter

1) Attend a cCasting cCall at Arizona shopping centers. Casting calls will be
4.27 – Scottsdale Fashion Square 1-4 PM
4.28 – Chandler Fashion Center 12-3 PM
5.18 – Tucson Mall 1-4 PM

BONUS: All contestants chosen who entered at a casting call will start the
contest with 1,000 votes!

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2) Submit an entry via e-mail, through June 10, 2013, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All ages, sizes and sexes may enter, though AFM reserves the right to divide the contest how they see fit to accommodate young entrants. This year, models under 18 must have a parent or
guardian present. Models under 18 will be entered into AZFoothills.com’s separate Future Face of Foothills or Beautiful Baby contests. All entrants must submit the following:

*A head shot and full-length shot
*Contact info including name, phone number and e-mail address
*A few details, including age as of July 1, 2013, hometown, how you heard about the
contest and if you are currently signed with an agency

Details on entering via e-mail can be found here.

For full rules and regulations, click here.

For Face of Foothills sponsorship opportunities, contact us.

Arizona Foothills Magazine and AZFoothills.com are dedicated to providing resourceful information on dining, entertainment, homes, fashion, culture and events in Arizona. Arizona Foothills Magazine is published monthly and is audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).

Scottsdale-based Media That Deelivers, Inc. (www.mediathatdeelivers.com) is a leading luxury magazine publisher that produces a luxury collection of magazines, including the monthly Arizona Foothills Magazine, Arizona Foothills Tucson Online
and Estates West Online. The company also publishes an array of custom products for world-renowned resorts.

 

Best of Our Valley Bash 2013

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April, 15 2013 (Scottsdale, Ariz.)— The Valley of the Sun is brimming with superstar establishments to eat, shop and experience, and remarkable folks worth meeting. As a matter of fact, our fourth-annual Best Of Our Valley contest – which highlights the creme de la creme and names a victor in hundreds of categories – has never been more competitive. We left no gemstone unturned in our quest for this year’s nominees, and you – the reader – certainly made your voice heard.

We are gearing up for Fourth Annual Best of Our Valley Bash, presented by Lexus. This year, we will be celebrating the winner’s at Maya Day & Nightclub, the newest hot spot in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Maya is the perfect venue, featuring cabanas surrounding the pool, a happening club atmosphere and the largest LED screen in Arizona. The night will be filled with food by Pita Jungle, Kelly’s at Southbridge and Eddie’s House. Fashion shows presented by Jani Modeling Agency, and live performance by the up-and-coming local, Taylor Brock, are also on the agenda.  Join us April 25 at 7 p.m.

The Best of Our Valley Web contest ran for 90 days last fall and covered categories like Food & Restaurants, Health & Self, Companies & Pros, Resorts, Kids, Shopping and more. Each section featured sub-categories like Best Italian Restaurant, Most Glamorous Place to Party, Most Influential Man and Best Homebuilder. Click here to see the full list of all the winners.

The March Best of Our Valley issue mentioned all the 2013 winners. To nominate a business for the 2014 Best of Our Valley contest, please e-mail  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

AZFoothills.com is the Valley's fastest-growing Web site. Arizona Foothills Magazine and Arizona Foothills Online are dedicated to providing resourceful information on dining, entertainment, homes, fashion, culture and events in Arizona. Arizona Foothills Magazine is published monthly and is audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC).

Don't forget to get your tickets here.

 
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