Participant Comments ~ We Receive Hundreds Of Thank You Calls & Letters

"KitchenAid would be honored to participate in the Father's Day promo again on whatever channel!" Thanks! Manager - Brand Experience Jenn-Air and KitchenAid brands Just wanted to thank you for coming in and bringing such a great set up! IT looked perfect -- and you were wonderful, as usual Elissa Saputo - WDIV - TV 4 Producer Tamara, thank you very much for the opportunity! I've been trying my best to bring in the best from Italy so that Americans can all share in the beauty and the passion these pieces of fine ceramics evoke. As they say in Italy, grazie mille! Thank you for remembering us - how do you do it?! And to actually be able to see the news coverage was wonderful! Marguerite Mazzitti - President & Founder, Tutto Mio "We love being included. Glad to be included. Thanks so much!" - Harry & David - Corporate Relations Tamara, You're a pro and did great on NBC's Local 4 this morning during your 'Mother's Day Best Of' television product showcase .... Thank YOU for adding Just So! To such a nice collection of "fancy things" in Metro Detroit.  It's an honor. Thx much, Denise Couling "I'm extraordinarrily pleased that I responded and as a result we have the pleasure of being one of your featured manufacturers in your FOX Holiday Special. Best Regards - Benita Appel - Williams & Bennett "Thank you for considering us again this year. We would love to be included with Tamara's Holiday Gifts." -- Regards, Andy Moore - Aussie Crunch Gourmet Popcorn "The entire bridal show was incredible. I continue to admire you so much for what you're able to do. Congratulations to you." Rhonda Walker, WDIV Detroit Local 4 "We are already getting phone calls from the show this am from the NBC Holiday Best of Segment!" Thank you - Tami - Gerych's of Birmingham "The show was fabulous proabably the smoothest running and professional show I've ever experienced. And the TV Coverage ~ What can I say other than thank you!" Fashion International - Tina & Larry "We booked so many weddings as a result. We had a ball and our chef was so well complemented. We definitely want to be in the next show." Marygrove College - Catering Department "It was the most spectacular, fantastic display of options I have ever seen in my life on TV other than a commercial! My staff was so impressed. It was everything it should have been. And the news coverage, went on forever. Amazing!" Erin Moss -- Boston Market "It was fantastic. Thank you for including us on WDIV TV 4.I'm not only a new business partner, but a new friend." Nahla - Designer - Nahla's Place - Birmingham "Your event was great. Terrific job. Your staff was so willing to work. Your event was so well planned. Amaxyng media coverage. It worked!" J. Shurmur, Omni Detroit Hotel at River Place "Great Tasting event poster, coverage, turn out!! I am sure you are extremely excited for this event, we can not wait til next year. Please let me know if there is anything else you need on my end. "G.Laming Field Marketing Manager - Detroit, Indianapolis, Toledo - Bally Total Fitness "You put on beautiful shows. And the news coverge fantastic. So much airtime. Thanks. Coverage was outstanding. I can't wait until next year." We want in again." Westborn Market, Nicole Magewick - Special Events Coordinator "It was a pleasure to meet you this morning at Channel 2, and present our cupcakes for your interview.  You were wonderful, and we thank you for the gracious mention. Worth its weight in gold. Thanks again, and all best wishes." Tom & Kerry - The Cupcake Station - Birmingham, MI "Once again, we thank you for inviting us to participate!  We're thrilled for the TV coverage!  Please keep us in mind for future events. Thanks again for asking us to be a part of the show. It was beautiful." Warm Regards, Brittany @ B. Ella Bridal

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Ana Design, Andiamo, Anheuser-Busch, Appetizers To Go, Aussie Crunch, Bella Cucina, Bittersweet Farms, Boston Market, Ciao Bella, Cowgirl Chocolates, Cuisinart, Daedoardo, David's Cookies, FlipVideo, Frontgate, Garrett Popcorn, Gerych's, Gourmet Gift Baskets, Ghyslain Chocolates, Hancock Lobster, Hansgroghe, Harry & David, J. Alexander's, Just So, KitchenAid, King Arthur Flour, Knipschildt, Kohler, Krups, Lavender Farms, Le Crueset, Margaritaville, Market Fresh, Nostalgia Electrics, Plow & Hearth, Stained Glass Tile, Stonewall Kitchen, Sweet Georgia Brown, Ritz Camera, Robert Rothschild, Roma Sposa Couture, The Meeting House, Tutto Mio, Urban Accents, Wabash Valley Farms, Waring, Westborn Market, Williams & Bennett, Wolf Camera, Zingerman's Cakes...And More!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

How To Get Your Product on TV News For Free

How To Get Your Products On Television For Free
- By TamTheTasteMkr for
Wouldn't it be nice if more folks knew about your extraordinarily refreshing ice creams, passion fruit ice teas
~ or~ your 25 year old espresso, honey and fig balsamics ~or~ your deliciously nutty blends of orange-cinnamon amaretto croissants? Let's face it, you spent all that money on that tangerine-orange corrugated packaging. But you're terrified they'll just be sitting on the market's shelves; sales limited unfortunately, to the zip code of the few outlets you've negotiated. And because in business you don't always get what you deserve, rather you get what you negotiate ~ there's a good chance the store's getting a bit more than you'd actually prefer, off of your macadamia nut-chocolate-toffee-caramel cashews. There are pros and cons of settling for serving the same customers at the local market ten chunks of your cheese and prosciutto every Saturday... I mean, its not meant to be lunch. And you've got a lot of competition as well as limitations, there.

Million of consumers with considerable purchasing power are sitting at home watching, hearing and learning about the delicious complexities of "Someone Else's" French Style Honey Mustards from the giddy news anchors around the country, while yours will more than likely sit on your stock aisle shelves, collecting dust, except of course for the ones you're able to sell to the customers who know you exist, so far. Why is that okay? It's safe to say, every business shares similar obstacles; start up challenges, growing pains, economy challenges, bored local customer bases. And you all share the important / urgent need for: EXPOSURE.

Through the years, the burning question our PR Department at Tastes & Tours hears again and again is, "How can we better introduce ourselves, our brands and our products to our public ~ carefully, strategically and effectively?
How can we position ourselves and our messages favorably within our community, throughout the country and across the world, for that matter? Who do we turn to to help our "mom and pop shop" or even our Fortune 500 company, to identify opportunities for insertion of our product to media outlets? Not that we're ready to take our growth to the next level, how do we get our products on TV without paying for advertising?"

Well congratulations on your growth.
And as food brokers and PR, Advertising and Media advisors to countless specialty food and product retailers we understand that one of the obstacles many business face is budgeting their advertising dollars. But really, if your number one task is to spread the word about your to-die-for pomme frites; your buttery biscuits, or your beautiful gilded and checkered butterfly aprons with ceramic carafes to match...; or your melt-in-your-mouth praline candies...
How can you afford not to find a way to pay for television advertising? Well, what if we told you, there's actually a way to generate that covered buzz within the media, without actually paying for it? Shhhhh. Do you want to know how?

While many necessary millions, dare we say trillions of dollars are spent on traditional and beneficial advertising on networks and with magazines and radio account execs, annually ~ there exists countless opportunities for YOU to capitalize on portions of many of the same audiences by placing yourself in the forefront without paying a penny? We've helped dozens of clients not only to reshape and polish their images ~ but we helped dozens more to create opportunities for generating extensive exposure and sustained interest in their products by using a combination of easy media relations solutions, promotional activities and even community relations and grass roots practices. If you'd like to know how to get your products on television for free, contact us today. There's a way to get your peach pies and pumpkin shaped and hued casserole cookware on the proverbial front burner.

What are you waiting for?
Wouldn't you like to take advantage of a public relations secret, a trend that you deserve to know about? All that money you spent on that glossy, smooth packaging ~ tied with foil hang tags and sequin strands just in time for the holiday... Hopefully your social media campaigns are well under way. But don't you think television is also a perfect way to catch customers' attention in yours and other markets? This holiday, wouldn't you like your honey mustard to be dripping off of everyone's fingertips, while you sit back and watch your sales grow? We'll show you how. Speak to a PR Professional today. It could mean everything for your business. (810) 310-6664. Email us at: or or mail to: 29488 Woodward Ave. Suite 188; Royal Oak, Michigan 48067

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