Join us in September for all things social media and community. We will focus on Creating Better Content, Branding, Photography, Pitching Brands, Live Streaming Video, Building Email Lists, Growing Your Business, and so much more. We look forward to seeing you at #Megaphone16.

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After five successful annual conferences covering blogging, social media and life, Arkansas Women Bloggers (#AWBU) announces MEGAPHONE SUMMIT 2016. From food to business marketing, entertaining to parenting, travel to politics, our blogger/influencer/entrepreneur attendees are blazing trails in social media.

Join us September 9-11 in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the region’s best professional conference,  gathering bloggers/social media influencers that create amazing online content, brands who want to work with these influencers and anyone who wants to hone their social media skills. You will not want to miss this!

MEGAPHONE Keynote Speakers

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Peg Fitzpatrick is a social media strategist and popular blogger writing on her own website and across the web. Peg has spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as being a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels and MacDonalds. Peg co-authored what many call the best book written about social media, The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users, with Guy Kawasaki.

Peg has built an engaged following on social media of over 1,200,000 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube. She’s a highly sought after speaker having spoken at Hubspot’s INBOUND, BlogHer, SXSW, Social Media Marketing World, and many industry events. Peg shares her real-world experience building brands, managing social media, staying on top of the latest tricks and trends in the industry.


Beloved Bread Maker and Entrepreneur ‘Sister Schubert’ at Megaphone’s #FoodieFriday
The chef, three-time cookbook author, and acclaimed entrepreneur has helped families gather around kitchen and dining room tables for decades with the simple goodness of her Grandmother Gommey’s yeast roll recipe.  Patricia (known as Sister) Barnes’ business started as a humble operation on her sunporch in 1989 after success selling rolls at a church bazaar. Soon it became a trusted brand that cooks across the country rely on for brunches and luncheons or to round out simple suppers.  Inspiring a generation of Southern business women with her entrepreneurial spirit, Barnes has gone from having her daughters help package rolls in zip-top bags for mom-and-pop shops around town to seeing Sister Schubert’s produce 9 million rolls per day.



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Reserve your room at The Chancellor Hotel on the square in Downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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The Shoot Shop

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The Shoot Shop will be held on Friday afternoon, 10 spots available.


Our Speakers



Social Media, the FTC & You with Attorney and Blogger Meredith Lowry at #Megaphone16

Social media and influencer marketing are great at reaching customers, but there are marketing pitfalls if you aren’t aware of the regulations from the Federal Trade Commission. In Meredith’s session, you’ll talk about the current … Read more

Live Streaming…Hitting the Broadcast Button at #Megaphone16

Well-known travel blogger and national television producer Des Miller will travel from Atlanta to Arkansas to share some of her vast video knowledge. From Facebook Live Video to Flipagram, Magisto to Blab, video is now easier than … Read more

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Social Media Powerhouse Peg Fitzpatrick Brings Innovative Ideas to #Megaphone16

We are so excited to have Peg Fitzpatrick traveling to the Natural State to serve as our Megaphone16 Keynote Speaker. Peg is a writer, speaker, positive vibe producer, a social media butterfly and connector.   … Read more