Shwaag Meets Meet-Meme at SMAZ

September 13, 2010

SocialMediaAZ.org did it again!  SMAZ 3 on September 9, 2010: a fantastic event filled with high energy people and high quality information.  Shwaag was proud to sponsor the event, where we gave away over 50 Shwaag items to lucky attendees.  One of the best parts of sponsoring an event like SMAZ is getting to meet so many Social Media people in real life.

So when Jonathan Brewer (aka @HouseOfBrew) turned in his red envelope and claimed his T-Shirt Shwaag from ASU Official Bookstores, we were happy to meet him.  But when he came back to chat later, we learned more about his new business Meet-Meme.  We thought it was such a cool business concept, we wanted to share it with all of you!  Check out this short video interview as Shwaag’s own @SOCJacki interviews @HouseOfBrew and @graphyxguy503 about the Super Cool ASU T-shirt he won, as well as this Super Cool Business!


Our Members are Champions of Social Goodness

August 24, 2010

The Shwaag movement is all about everyday people becoming Champions of Social Goodness by utilizing their social networks to spread the word about great companies doing great things. In turn, these companies not only get recognized for their amazing products and services, but their work with charities, environmental causes and within their own communities.

The generous companies we work with also give back to Shwaag members. Their contributions of 100% FREE products and services called Shwaag, is just one more way of saying “thanks” to the Shwaag community. These products and services are distributed to our members who, in turn, can choose to keep their Shwaag or Pay It Forward.

What generous companies do you know?  What companies are out there, doing good in the world?  Let us know by leaving a comment..help spread the Social Powered Goodness!


Shwaag Sighting: Gina Bovara’s Laptop!

August 2, 2010

Gina Bovara's Laptop!

Shwaag Sighting: we’ve been spotted on the laptop of Gina Bovara, one of our raving fans and Shwaag Members. Shwaag is seen here in the company of Intel, the Chicago Bears, and Gangplank to name a few.  We’re honored Gina has included us 🙂

Allow us to introduce you!  Gina Bovara is a Developer Marketing Manager on the Intel Software Network Marketing team in Chandler, Arizona.  We’d love for you to have a chance to chat with her and get to know her better.  You can connect with her by reading her blog, following her on Twitter, finding her on Facebook, and even watching her being interviewed on Into Tomorrow.

Thanks for your awesomeness, Gina…we appreciate you!

Want to let us know you’ve had a Shwaag Sighting?  Feel free to post it on our Facebook Fan Page, just like Gina did!


Where is the Shwaag Now? Highlight: Tony Mast

July 10, 2010

At Shwaag, we’re all about paying it forward.  In fact, our whole business model is built around that very concept.  Most of the time, once a member Gets Shwaag’d, we release the item to the member.  We feel great, knowing we’ve made someone’s day.  And we expect nothing in return.  That’s why it’s always a pleasant surprise to see how the Shwaag Item is being used.  Where is the Shwaag Now?  In this case, we find Member Tony Mast with his Flip Ultra HD from Shwaag.  Let’s see how he’s used it to continue to pay it forward!


Shwaag CEO Eric Keosky-Smith at Gangplank

June 14, 2010

Have you ever wondered what went on behind the scenes that led to the birth of Shwaag(tm)?  CEO and Co-Founder Eric Keosky-Smith will be telling the story of how the desire to change the world led to the creation of Shwaag.  He and Michael Edwards were inspired to do something good, promote generosity, and give without expectations of receiving anything in return.  Of course, in order to give, one must first receive.  And so with this in mind, these two out-of-the-box thinkers but their heads together to come up with a way that they could do all of those things, but create a business out of it at the same time.

At Gangplank’s Brown Bag Lunch, you’ll be able to learn more about a shift in thinking can lead to opportunity instead of lack.  How can we bridge technology and generation gaps in business, and how has social media changed the way we relate and market?  Eric will answer these questions and much more in his speech, “Opportunities in a Time of Mass Upheaval.

Don’t miss out!  Bring your own lunch and your appetite for knowledge!

Wednesday, June 16th, 11:45am-1:00pm
For Gangplank location, Click Here.

Gangplank Academy’s Brown Bag Lunch is a weekly event for creatives in the Phoenix area.  To learn more, visit Gangplank’s website.


Chuck Reynold’s Shwaagtastic Video

May 24, 2010

Flip Ultra HD…one of the many awesome items highlighted on Shwaag.com.  And here, Chuck Reynolds uses his for the first time.  What does the content of the video include?  We’re pretty honored to know the very first images on his Flip Ultra HD is our logo…along with a message to us.  Thanks Chuck!  We appreciate you!

Chuck Reynolds and his Shwaagtastic Video!


Upgrading the Luv for The Recipe by Amilya Antonetti

May 10, 2010

Shwaag Luv is in the air…or more accurately, on the Internet.  Amilya Antonetti is releasing her new book “The Recipe: A Fable for Leaders and Teams” and has chosen to team up with Shwaag to help get the word out.  In Amilya’s new book she shares her recipe for leadership and team building – two key ingredients in creating your best business AND your best life.

Visit http://www.Shwaag.com for details on The Recipe and The iPad giveaway

As Amilya launches her new book this week, we are seeing our Shwaag members spreading the Love for Amilya.  For us, a company founded on Social Powered Goodness, this makes our hearts swell with joy.

We want to share that joy and spread the love.  So we’re making a great thing even better!  So when the Shwaag Drops for Amilya’s book, it will no longer come pre-loaded on a 16GB iPad.  Now, out of love and appreciation for all the Social Goodness we see surrounding Amilya’s Book and Shwaag, we will be pre-loading a 32GB Apple iPad with The Recipe.

We want to also extend Big Love to Amilya as she launches her book this week.  The Shwaag Team had a chance to read The Recipe, and we were impressed!   Even if you’re the one to Get Shwaag’d with the book and iPad, you’ll want to have copies of this book to give as gifts to anyone who has ever started a business….or anything else for that matter.  You can buy a copy of the traditional book here, and you can enter for the iPad and eVersion of the book here.