I engaged Bungalow PR as my public relations firm after they were recommended through a company that knows them quite well. I own an import/distribution company called Cute-ture which specializes in luxurious products for babies and women and recently launched my first online retail site. I needed a publicist to help maximize the brand awareness of my products.
I took the Bungalow PR-TO-GO package for one-month which equipped my company with a great list of media contacts, a lesson how to approach them and also the service of Bungalow PR as my pitching team for a full month.
I have been thrilled with work on the Bungalow team and have already as a direct result:
Featured in In Touch Magazine with FLATOUTbear
- Featured in In Touch Magazine with Riley Burnett jewelry
- Briefly shown on the Today Show (with my website address) for the FLATOUTbear
- Confirmed for the May 2007 issue of American Baby
- Featured in the Parents Magazine online blog
I have also submitted products for consideration in magazines including In Style, Cookie Magazine and People.
The shadow appointment with Bungalow gave me the confidence to contact magazines and media directly and the 'insiders knowledge' on what to present and how to get it to them so they actually look at it.
This response has been outstanding and I certainly have no hesitation in recommending the Bungalow PR-TO-GO service to anyone. I plan to utilize their expertise again later this year.
Phone: 310 889 6037
September 10, 2007
Att: Stacie Krajchir
3320 Cabrillo Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
I wanted to send you a short note to thank you and your staff for all the hard work you put in when launching my the collection.
The response has been amazing! We feel that it has really kick-started the PR side of the business and now people know who we are and we know how to be amateur PR people!
It was so exciting when we received the thank you from Xisla Fischer, something we didn't expect so soon.
The magazines; Brides, Ser Perdres, Scholastic, Teen, OK!, Good Housekeeping, Country Living and PopStar all have been great connections and we are featured in many of them.
The fact that our PR to go campaign had finished and you still keep us in mind and send stuff through- it is such a nice touch and gave us all the warm and fuzzys!
Big THANK YOU to you and the crew.
CEO- Jimeale Inc.
Women's Golf Gloves Featuring a Hand-Beaded Bracelet/Stroke Counter
525 Inverrary Court
Eureka, MO 63025
What was one dilemma my small businesses experienced? How can I get the media to write about my product?
So I called some successful start ups in my industry to chat with them. I got all sorts of answers ranging from "I spend $120,000 annually to get coverage".... I have a personal pr writer whom I pay only when something is published"... "I will work for you on an $800 monthly retainer fee" I even got "Your product is hysterical" (that was encouraging)
Frustrated I began thinking it's reminiscent of the chicken or the egg theory. "I need PR to increase my sales" but "I need more sales so I can afford a good PR program" and then "What the heck is PR? I can't do THAT".
Then I met Stacie and her team. They introduced a new PR program called PR-TO-GO. This was the answer my business was looking for. They really took their time and educated me taking the mystery out of getting good publicity. They showed exactly what to do and say on my phone calls and more importantly what not to say and how and when to follow up.
I can't stress how supportive they were and still are. Anytime I want to run something by Stacie she makes it a priority. She is also the first to alert me about an upcoming opportunity and I thank her for her dedication. I encourage anyone who is looking for an alternative to traditional PR companies to take a good look at The Bungalow PR first!
Since beginning the PR-TO-GO program in Oct we have had coverage in the following publications:
- Fairways and Greens Magazine
- The Wire
- Ocean State Magazine
- St.Louis Post Dispatch
- Belleville News Democrat
- St. Louis Magazine
- Central Coast Magazine
- Southland Golf Magazine
- The Golf Girl Diary
PO Box 52
Randolph, Vermont 05060
3320 Cabrillo Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Hello all my friends at The Bungalow! Things have been progressing incredibly after teaming up with you in your PR-TO-GO program. I have developed wonderful relationships with writers and editors in a wide variety of publication houses and to that I cannot say thank you enough. It is thrilling to be contacted by the editors of the exact publications I had fantasized about my product line to be place in and hear them say they love what I have created and will have the line in an upcoming issue. It's a dream come true!
When I first received the gorgeous binder you created specifically with Tweak'ms in mind, I was overwhelmed with feelings of how am I going to do this. But you were all so eager to help with such patience and understanding to my new stage in business that as soon as I took my first step I was on a roll. Each day brought more fun and excitement in knowing that I was taking my company on a path of something larger than I could have ever imagined.
We have received terrific press placement as a result of working in this program with you. Almost immediately online press came as She Finds Mom called out "toddler-proof" sunglasses perfect stocking stuffers "whether in tropical sunshine or sparkling snow." Soon followed The Mommy Times who wrote our "more than cute" shades were of their favorite things. What's Hot for Tots featured Tweak'ms just as spring was about to arrive this year calling our line "the most progressive sunglasses designed" for infants and tots adding "how wonderful to combine safety with fun…I love them too!" Clever Parents is the next to follow with a feature on their Vidcast.
Tweak'ms Sunglasses just became part of the children's trade publication world and in the coming months, more nationwide magazines will be bringing our line to the minds of families far and wide. The Hampton Sheet is featuring us in their Hot Picks column. Style Magazine savvy shoppers need to take note of what we have to offer. Both Cookie Magazine and Parents Magazine are in the process of photo shoots for their summer issues.
Many relationships with other companies in the Bungalow family have been established as well. MD Moms, for example, is a company of pediatrician moms asked that Tweak'ms become a part of their new "Life is a Beach Baby" set combining their line of sun care products with one of our styles of sunglasses. They requested our most popular style in their company's specific color-scheme to families be prepared for summer fun.
So, thank you for all of you assistance in helping get me on my way to bringing Tweak'ms Sunglasses out of small-town business and onto the faces of infants and toddlers across the country!
Tweak'ms Sunglasses owner