Al was honored with the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Judges Award for his body of work that spans more than two decades supporting the technology industry and our Az Tech Council programs,” said Steve Zylstra, president, CEO, Arizona Technology Council. “He made a significant influence while serving as Chief Communications Officer at Avnet, but more importantly, continues to inspired marketers nationwide leading the Business Marketing Association and now in his retirement, helping nonprofits with his boutique agency Maagcommplus. We’re grateful for his community service.
Social Media Isn’t Social By Al Maag, CEO Maagcommplus From hanging out in a gang to executive . . . lessons learned. Eight years ago, before retiring as chief communications officer of Avnet Inc., a $27 billion Phoenix-based technology distributor, I was asking fellow employees to begin using social media to share our company stories and […]
My guest on the show today is Al Maag. Al Maag is the worst example of a retired person. The chief communications officer of Avnet a $27 b tech distributor in 2013 is now running a nonprofit focused brand and communications agency in Tempe, AZ and has a marketing content site for nonprofits. He acts as CMO […]
Al Maag, softball historian and author of Social Media Isn’t Social, stops by to talk about helping veterans get tickets to events. Listen here
Big Thanks to our friends at PRNewswire and Sonia Bovio at Brodeur for making headlines across the nation and making this possible! Read More
Our very own gyro Al Maag ft. his fourth article on Forbes today Is Social Media Getting In the Way of Face Time? We think so….. Tell us what you think! Check it out!
One of four features on Forbes:
Put down your phone, ex-technology exec urges
Six years ago, Tempe resident Al Maag was asking people to start using social media. Now, hes begging them to get off their phones.
The former chief communications officer of Avnet Inc., a phoenix-based technology distributor, has release a new book called “Social media isn’t social,” which talks about the need to balance life and the internet.
” you’d be a fool not to be using it,” he says of technology, but social- media connections can’t replace true connections with people. Read More
In the world of business journalism, a company’s corporate communications manager can be a barrier to the press or a gateway into the internal workings of an organization. One of the best in the business, Al Maag, is retiring from Avnet Inc. this month.
My first professional interaction with Al – then a PR person for Hamilton/Avnet – was as a newbie reporter on the electronics distribution beat for an electronics trade publication. One of Hamilton Electronics’ longtime executives had announced his retirement, signaling the end of an era defined by the now-legendary Tony Hamilton. Without really understanding the back-story of the Hamilton/Avnet merger, I naively called this executive for a comment.
I had set off a firestorm… Read More
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