"Pubic Awareness?"

So here it goes! My husband and daughter each received a Hollister t-shirt for Christmas, and unfortunately both were too small. Last weekend they both set out on a journey to our nearest city of Halifax (three hours away) to visit his sister, use up some gift cards and exchange their Hollister  t-shirts for bigger sizes. Everything went well as they had the necessary receipts for these exchanges, and so they picked out two larger sized t-shirts....more

Bethenney Ever After

Blog DirectorySometimes when I'm sitting down to eat a can of soup I flip through the channels before my boyfriend gets a say, and I stay on "Bethenney Ever After".  I'll admit that most of the time I watch better things: the news or at least the Daily Show. However, two days ago had to be the last time I will watch the Bravo sitcom.  I'd never seen it before, but she does therapy with her doctor ON television.  Isn't therapy supposed to be a private thing?...more

P.R. Advice for writers!

 Some terrific publicity advice for writers:http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blog/show?id=3506464%3ABlogPost%3A4385...  Your Shameless Friend,Ginawww.ginabarreca.comTwitter @TheGinaBarreca...more

Music Marketing Experts contributes to the success of over 250 artists since 1991

Web 'n Retail is the Online Marketing division of Rock 'n Retail, LLC; music marketing experts since 1991.   We have comprehensive campaigns crossing over all areas of viral marketing, publicity and SEO; or we offer cost efficient A La Carte services.  We have helped over 250 clients to drive sales &traffic for hard goods, digital downloads, website launches, event ticket sales and more....more

Social networking and the self-published author

My first book, A Heart to Mend was published via Authorhouse in December of 2009. Before then, I had started my blog in August and started advance publicity for the book a couple of months later. Setting up an active blog and publishing my book served a double purpose for me; finding out the target audience for my kind of writing and building a platform too. If not for the social networking channels, A Heart to Mend would never have gone viral the way it did....more

Women, Writing and Self-Promoting

Earlier this week, Elisa announced the 2010 BlogHer Voices of the Year. It was something that I’d eagerly been anticipating since I nominated myself right before the April deadline. Yep. I nominated myself. At first, I was nervous about it. I thought about asking a friend to nominate me, but then I thought, why shouldn’t I nominate myself? What’s wrong with saying in public that this is something I wrote and I’m really proud of it? ...more

We all know and can spend hours talking about the "nice girls don't," "spoke when spoken to," ...more

How Online Community Based Services Can Effectively Market Your Business

Numerous community or location-based services have come out that have grown into massive platforms for sharing and connecting. The most recognizable ones are Yelp, Foursquare, and Gowalla....more

Balloon Boy, Reality TV and Twitter: Seeing Was Believing

Last week's Balloon Boy story had to be seen to be believed.  Literally.   It was a perfect example of the media deciding because there were pictures, there was a story.  Without the live video of the silvery, homemade flying machine gliding across the skies of Colorado would so many people around the world have been so emotionally invested in the fate of 6 year-old Falcon Heene who they thought was inside?  Picture the whole episode as a radio story.  How would we have felt then? ...more