Super fans at PaleyFest

Cherry Davis:

Sleepy Hollow is the SHOW!! What a great panel with the chemistry of the cast sparkling like the sky at midnight!

Originally posted on Sci Fi Maven:

Day One

This year marked the first time that I’ve attended PaleyFest. It’s an annual festival bringing together the creators and stars of current and past tv shows and to interact with their community of fans.

My first panel was the breakout hit of the 2013/2014 season – Sleepy Hollow. The main cast: Nicole Behaire, Tom Mison, Orlando Jones, John Cho, Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Len Wiseman, Heather Kadin. The panel was moderated by Sandra Gonzalez.

The producers were tight lipped and didn’t give away to many hints for the upcoming season. The only tidbits dropped were that the we be a new boss in charge of the station. Frank Irving will be facing trials and tribulations and the Horseman of War will be getting his own henchman!

The highlight of the panel was the sparkling chemistry between the cast. Nicole Beharie was the first person attached to the show…

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Jack Daniels and Frank Sinatra are BEST friends!

Jack Daniels has released a special bottle called Sinatra Select to commemorate Frank Sinatra’s love of the brand.  It’s the perfect pairing of American Icons who have withstood the test of time.  Anyone who’s a fan of Frank Sinatra has seen him drinking Jack while in movies, performing in Las Vegas and being the epitome of a Jack Drinker .. namely a rebel.  But Frank is a classic rebel who’s aged in his rebellion and could afford the finer things in life.  Hence the newest select release.  I’m sure that Frank and the rest of the Rat Pack are looking down from heaven with a glass of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select!

Jack Daniel's  

Jack and Frank – a lifelong friendship

Jack & Frank - Together Again
Dear Cherry,

Frank Sinatra was a man who lived life to the fullest. He was always clear about what he 
liked, and just how he liked it – his way. From the moment he was introduced to 
Jack Daniel’s, a lifelong friendship began. 

The rest, as they say, is history. From then on Jack and Frank were inseparable, appearing
on stage together almost every night and travelling the world together. Truth is, Frank loved
Jack so much he was even laid to rest with a bottle by his side.

Watch Jack & Frank in action
Such a special friendship deserves an equally bold and distinctive tribute. Which is why the
distillery has created Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select in memory of Jack’s biggest fan.

Bottled at 90 proof, this fine whiskey is left to mature in special ‘Sinatra Barrels’, each one 
handcrafted with the addition of deep grooves on the inside of the staves. These unique ridges
expose the whiskey to extra layers of oak, imparting a rich amber color, bold character and 
pleasant smokiness, which result in an incredibly smooth vanilla finish.

All in all, Sinatra Select is the perfect embodiment of the character of Frank himself.

Discover more about Sinatra Select
Glass of Jack Daniel's
Drink it Frank's Way
Frank Sinatra was quite particular about
how he drank his Jack. For starters, only a traditional rocks glass would do. In it he
would place three or four cubes of ice, two fingers of Jack and a splash of water. Then he liked to let it sit a while for the flavors to
blend. We hope you enjoy it his way too.

 

 

Learn the Business of Blogging at Annual Lifestyle Bloggers Conference

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I’m attending the 4th Annual Lifestyle Blogger Conference March 27 – 29th in Los Angeles.  I want my blog to go BIG in 2014 and am looking at the business of blogging with new eyes.  I have the content, the interesting viewpoint and am now focusing generating real income from my lifestyle blog.  HUGE thanks to #LALLBLOG14 and Lizza Monet Morales  aka  xoxolizza @twitter  & xoxolizza @Instagram for their sponsorship of my attendance!!!!!

All of the panels will teach you how to be a better blogging businessperson.  From the legal rights and wrongs, to making sure you stay on the right side of the IRS to being an ethical blogger.  I plan to take copious notes, ask questions and LISTEN.  As a professional in any capacity you can always find something new to learn to make you better at your job.  It’s especially true with blogging since the field is crowded!

I’m especially excited to attend  the panels because of  my plans to increase my Geek Projects.  I need sponsors to make them successful and to be able to fully focus on my two newest ideas to start filming.  I recommend anyone who wants to take advantage of the wealth of knowledge by the great panelists to attend this conference.   See the schedule of the event below and buy tickets at eventbrite.  

It’s 2014 and it’s time to take your blog to the next level!  So Go Big or Go Home .. or better still go to the 4th Annual Lifestyle Blogger Conference!!!

The Fourth Annual National Lifestyle Bloggers Conference  (#LALLBLOG14) is a two-day, one-track conference focused on business development and growth for bloggers that are focused on “Going Big, or Going Home!”

Conference Highlights Include:

  • Invitation to the Opening Night kick-off Reception
  • Three Keynotes
  • Two sponsored lunches
  • Snacks +  Drinks
  • Behind the scenes tour of the LA Mart
  • Blogger Junket (One-on-one blogger meetings with brand reps)
  • SWAG Bag (Valued at $100+)
  • Opportunity to win hourly prizes
  • Seven workshops/panels, including:

* Networking for Bloggers in the Social Media Age (Panel)
Expert speakers will provide you with key tools, tips, and must do’s to help you grow your blogging network and avoid burning your bridges
Speakers include:  @district2ptco  @cassiebetts  @moxxe  @michelleemails @lyssacurran 

* Legal 101 for Bloggers
Rosa Elena Sahugun, one of LA’s leading lawyers, will provide #lallblog14 attendees with do’s and don’t’s in contract law.
She will also discuss libel, slander and defamation and how to keep your blogging business on course.

* How to create a Digital Strategy to Promote and Grow your Blog/Online Business (Panel)
The Digital Strategy panel has the expertise of former FIDM instructor and international marketing professional John Urquiza.
Joining John Urquiza on the Digital Strategy panel will be @mayhemstudios @vickyayala

This #powerhouse panel will make you think outside of your blog and create a Digital Strategy that is well rounded. 

* Not Just a Blogger – Showcasing bloggers that have used their blog as a spring board to further grow their career (panel)
This panel of bloggers made a career outside of their blog, and will share tools and tips for other bloggers to follow in their footsteps.
@MarieDenee (The Curvy Fashionista)  @norah_s  and @marianthefoodie will teach attendees how to utilize their blog for career growth.

* Maximizing SEO for your Blog/Online Business (workshop)
Learn world-class SEO knowledge from recent keynote from Engage Mexico and founder of Target Latino, Claudia Havi Goffan.
Claudia has created a presentation with SEO strategies that are done by leading Fortune 500 brands that bloggers can use to grow their online presence. 

* Tax Do’s and Don’t for Bloggers (workshop)
The Tax For Bloggers workshop to help us all get our blogging business on course.
A leading Los Angeles “Enrolled Agent,” which is NOT the same as a regular tax pro, will help you navigate tax law to help you grow your business

* The Ethics of Blogging (panel)
This is our “signature panel.”
Panelists include @mamavation founder @bookieboo, journalist turned blogger@teresagarza, entertainment and lifestyle PR agency founder and radio personality @VesperPR, and Founder and executive director of @DIYgirls and MIT grad, @LuzRivas.

* and much, much, more!!

BUY TICKETS 

Fourth Annual Lifestyle Bloggers Conference - March 27-29....

Do you think Chipotle when you think LA Galaxy

LA Galaxy Season Opener Tickets

Well the Los Angeles Chipotle marketing team thinks it’s a logical match with the newest local food promotion.  It wasn’t too long ago that they introduced their new fast restaurant concept to LA with their Sriracha day at Shophouse.  It was such a success that they’ve decided to take it to the next level with the number one sport in the world FOOTBALL .. not American Football but what we call soccer.  The world cup is coming up and in Brazil and the US/SoCal are gearing up for soccer madness!

Now I’m not sure if I think of Chipotle and LA Galaxy but it’s a great way to fend off the other fast casual concepts that are encroaching on their state dominance.   Nobody can resist BOGO (Buy One Get One) and to have it on Saturday, March 8th .. well it’s a great deal!  I’m sure they will inundated with regular and casual customers all wearing their LA Galaxy gear celebrating the start of the season.

This makes perfect sense for Major League Soccer to start their encroaching into the popularity of other sports in the US with their bad press and injuries lots of families are looking at new sports for family fun.  Soccer is fitting the bill with more kids signing up than ever.

The real question is who’s the true marketing winner?  LA Galaxy, Major League Soccer (MLS) or Chipotle?

Tasty marketing with Blaze Pizzas PI DAY holiday

Creating your own ‘holiday’ is the newest marketing play that is geared towards going viral.  Who won’t comment, tweet, facebook and/or forward to friends a great deal.  It’s how a business can get new customers in the door and old customers that have moved on to new food pastures to checkout an old friend.

The latest business using this marketing trend is the newest entry in the fast-casual restaurant chains that is trying to become a household name as it goes nationwide with their pizzas.  Blaze has designated March 14th as PI DAY where you can have any pizza for $3.14.  This I’m sure will be a popular holiday for pizza lovers who have a Blaze in the area.  I suspect other fast casual restaurants might also usurp their holiday with their own pizza specials.  I’ll be keeping and eye and grabbing a pizza myself at one of their Los Angeles locations!

 

Pi Day 3.14