Best of Our Valley 2018 Issue: Social Media

Best Youtube Channel: Keaton Milburn

Keaton Milburn is a high-energy, fun- loving and an effervescent force behind a quickly growing YouTube channel with more than 400,000 followers. Her weekly videos give viewers and fans a look into the balancing act of her college career, out-of-state family, friends, dating and peer pressure; she often provides viewers with various tips on style and beauty as well. Her online presence has landed her professional collaborations with big-name brands like Neutrogena, Maybelline New York, Clinique, Kiehl’s and Juicy Couture.

Best Sorority Instagram: @asupibetaphi

The women of Arizona State University’s PI BETA PHI invite their 10,000-plus Instagram followers into their bubbly, sweet world through their artfully curated photos. Intellect and integrity are among the core values of this sorority, which is apparent through their genuinely caring content. Whether celebrating a member as their “Angel of the Week,” highlighting themed events or sharing vacation photos, their feed make followers all feel like sisters.

Best Branded Instagram: @thejamesagency

As an award-winning advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency, The James Agency prides itself on the great ideas and talented people who create a culture-rich team. The agency’s familylike bond and natural friendships are apparent to its almost 1,500 followers. The James Agency uses its Instagram account to share agency and client news, highlight top work, celebrate accolades and milestones and give its followers a behind-the-scenes look at life at one of Phoenix’s top advertising agencies.

Best Local Celeb Twitter: @bellatwins

This Scottsdale-raised dynamic twin duo is comprised of professional wrestlers, former WWE Divas Champions and real-life twins, Nikki and Brie Bella. The sisters have built a loyal fan base through their wrestling careers and E! reality show, “Total Divas.” They give their 3.4 million Twitter followers a peek at their families, travels and lives with pictures, videos and interactions with fans.

Best Fashion Feed on Instagram and Most #MCM-Worthy Instagram: @samuelanthony

Identifying an unmet demand for male influencers who provide attainable guides to menswear, Samuel Anthony Harwit eagerly stepped in to fill that void with his street-style edge. Since he began styling and shooting outfits for Instagram in 2015, Harwit has quickly grown his Instagram following to an engaged audience of 261,000 followers. Through feedback, he discovered these men wanted more than just style advice but also tips on travel, nightlife and dining, and thus expanded his feed content. He also co-operates a fashion, food, travel and lifestyle blog and brand, TheFrenchyToast.com, with his partner and fellow influencer, Erik Velasquez. Identifying an unmet demand for male influencers who provide attainable guides to menswear, Samuel Anthony Harwit eagerly stepped in to fill that void with his street-style edge. Since he began styling and shooting outfits for Instagram in 2015, Harwit has quickly grown his Instagram following to an engaged audience of 261,000 followers. Through feedback, he discovered these men wanted more than just style advice but also tips on travel, nightlife and dining, and thus expanded his feed content. He also co-operates a fashion, food, travel and lifestyle blog and brand, TheFrenchyToast.com, with his partner and fellow influencer, Erik Velasquez.

Best Fitness Instagram: @michaelgagnon_

Trainer and fitness influencer, Michael Gagnon, owns and operates his own athlete-training business called AthleteMADE. He started his Instagram account five years ago while focusing on his personal fitness to document his journey in hopes of motivating and inspiring others. He has now earned more than 66,000 followers with whom he shares his fitness and health insights, along with his own personal workouts for followers to implement into their routines.

Best Food Instagram and Best Travel/Adventure Instagram:  @CasualFridaze51

The talented photographer and marketing mind, Erik Velasquez, has grown his Instagram following to more than 149,000 through the popularity of his food, travel and style content. Together with his partner and fellow influencer, Samuel Anthony Harwit, Velasquez co-operates their fashion, food, travel and lifestyle blog and brand, TheFrenchyToast.com. Behind the lens of his Canon 5D, Velasquez also shoots almost everything featured on the pair’s blog.

Best Hair Feed on Instagram: @veronikaberg_

Veronika Berg is a talented Scottsdale-based hairstylist. She regularly shares her jaw-droppingly gorgeous hair portfolio and stylish personal photos with her almost 1,300 Instagram followers. For those in need of fresh color that will inspire serious hair envy from others: Berg works out of Sachi Salon and Spa in Old Town.

Best Local Celeb Instagram: @thenikkibella

As half of the Scottsdale-born celebrity Bella twins, Nikki Bella, delights her 6.9 million Instagram followers by letting them into her glamorous world. The E! reality star and former professional wrestler is a two-time WWE Divas Champion and said to be the longest-reigning in its history, holding the title for 301 days. Her stylish outfit photos, snaps with friends and motivational quotes continue to attract fans to her feed.

Best Makeup Feed on Instagram: @junepearlbeauty

For local makeup and beauty influencer, Erica Mendoza, creating curated content for her 1,000-plus followers is only half the job. As a professional makeup artist, and certified microblading and lash extension technician, Mendoza believes that everyone should get to feel beautiful and define what beauty means to them. Through her Instagram feed, she shares her favorite beauty looks, tips and products.

Best Pet Instagram: @chloeandchipie

Since she was a puppy, the camera loved Chloe the Yorkie. Her owner, Crissty, quickly started documenting Chloe’s silly, friendly personality for Instagram. When her new Yorkie brother, Chipie, joined the family, he also caught the modeling bug right away. The adorable puppy pair quickly earned more than 5,600 followers and delights them daily with cuteness and cuddles.

Cutest Kids Instagram: @cheekychicbb

The North Scottsdale family-owned Cheeky Chic Baby & Kids offers shoppers the latest trends in the children’s fashion industry, with some of their pieces even being exclusively one of a kind. The shop hosts two fashion shows and castings each year to showcase its newest seasonal Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter collections. Their flat-lays and outfit photos featuring the cutest kids in town have earned the shop more than 1,800 Instagram followers.

Most #WCW-Worthy Instagram: @nicoletanneberg

The self-taught makeup artist, Nicole Tanneberg, has earned more than 109,000 followers with her tutorial videos, sassy selfies and a perfectly on-point highlight every single day. Tanneberg has turned her once-hobby of watching endless hours of beauty videos on YouTube into a career sharing her love of makeup and fashion. It’s no wonder she’s #WCW-worthy with her flawless makeup and enviable, trendy style.

Fast Favorites

Best News Twitter: TIE between @azfamily and @brandonleetv

Favorite Sports Team Instagram: @arizonacoyotes

Most Motivational Instagram: @azontherocks

AFM Fave! Best Fashion Feed on Instagram: @wetheclassy

AFM Fave! Best Fitness Instagram: @alexia_clark

AFM Fave! Best Food Instagram: @azfoodie

AFM Fave! Most Motivational Instagram: @thinkgrowprosper

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