My favorite things happen on Twitter, including when brands DM me to work, and then it’s lights, camera action, Let’s Work!
I’ll Share a bit more of the Media Coverage Of Dana Vento
Re-branding is never an easy step but it is crucial when you really learn who you are, and why did I not just start out as Dana Vento and own my name, I will never know, but I am here now!
Moving from Pittsburgh Frugal Mom to Dana Vento was important.
Plus, when I went to work at a local Pittsburgh company, I learned the only reason they hired me was to attempt to buy out my Pittsburgh Frugal Mom website because of it’s SEO and frugality.
Well, that was the turning point and goodbye Pittsburgh Frugal Mom, not only was SHE Not for sale, I was not, and I took it by the reigns, terminated employment, walked out the door.
Dana Vento and Pittsburgh Coverage with Radio and TV ~
Since the inception of my first blog, the iconic Pittsburgh Frugal Mom, to DanaVento.Com, my site has been a consistent source that is called upon when local media needs an Expert for Lifestyle.
My work has been featured in magazines, quoted, placed on-air newscasts, and been I have been featured in the local newspapers.
For three years, I provided content to Melanie Taylor of The Bubba Show on 100.7 for the Best of Free and Fabulous around the Pittsburgh Area: Frugal Fridays With 100.7 and Melanie Taylor.
Dana Vento and Pittsburgh coverage with radio and TV continued, in many different interviews, overviews etc.
Travel and food influencer and blogger Dana Vento
I am a decorated travel writer of 2 separate destination articles and 1 photography win for a beach scene on Instagram.
My travel content is everywhere from the online with Gallup, New Mexico, to Colorado Springs, on Travel Media Showcase, Puerto Vallarta, St. Maarten, and that’s just a little bit of it, there’s so much more on so many sites!
Media coverage of Dana Vento continues to grow in a most recent feature naming Dana Vento as a named top influencer of 2021 by Social Animal even during the pandemic.
As I continue to move forward, my portfolio is still strong in both the travel industry and recipe creation with a side of sponsored DIY.
I’ve worked with a massive online small appliance vendor, creating all their online digital downloadable, recipes (imagery, videos, recipe creation) and with grocery stores to creatively story tell new products from brands they want to showcase.
Lifestyle with Dana Vento: A Girl’s Gotta Shop + Then Get Quoted on How to…
Yes, you could say I had fun when the editor wrote this piece because I love to shop!
Do you? We are gonna be besties!
What happens when you let me discuss shopping? Well, you’ll find something I love dearly, a quote and a feature! ↓
Here is from my photoshoot for Feature in Redbook Magazine, August 2013, Page #124 —
Because I really negotiated the BEST Deal on a Vehicle!
Gabe’s Hired me to be their Media Correspondent For the Grand Opening In Erie, PA — WSEE(CBS) with Eva Mastromatteo –
The Gabe’s Gig with a visit to the STAR morning show in Erie – where we talked about fashion and fabulous deals!
More TV Segments with Dana Vento
When you know how to find the best prices and you’ve been the first online Shop n’ Save spokesperson, well you use that information and share it with all of Pittsburgh!
That’s exactly what I did in this WTAE IN-STORE Shopping Trip with their report Marci Cipriani.
Marci Cipriani and I took a little trip to Shop n’ Save to look closely at shopping and best prices,
While John Shumway and I talk about THE MAGIC Pill and then there was the time we talked about COUPONING WITH REWARDS CARDS on WPXI.
Even more TV segments with Dana Vento as I spoke again with a different reporter on WTAE to discuss wireless.
Andrew Stockey of WTAE and I talked about Smart Phones and Scratch Wireless since I had a bit of an insider’s opinion on this. See again, the Vento Kids all are always working on their vantage points they can offer.
Trib Live Newspaper and I discussed Tips On How To Stash More Cash & More with Food (think I am a foodie for a reason?) as ALDI USA provided me the honor of Feature Blogger before they were really even working with bloggers!
Dana Vento in print brand feature for food!
One of my first interviews was an Interview on KDKA with Rick Dayton, I can totally remember being a bit nervous, but it was so much fun!
From there things got interesting and I did my first rebrand, so yes, this interview was really back in the day, October of 2010 to be exact.
Shhh, Don’t tell anyone how long I have been at this blogging thing:)
Here, in this lovely article, I spoke with Parenting Magazine about kids and their teen idols, at that time we were talking about my disappointment in Miley Cyrus and her many bad decisions.
My contribution to this LearnVest Article provides you the path for getting your kids the school help they need without paying for it, there is a way.
Redbook is where you will find me! —
I love products, and shopping, and many times what I have to say resonates well with brands and their followers.
My rule is to work only with brands that make sense with my brand.
This is just a small sample of literally hundreds I’ve worked with over the years.
- ModernMom Facebook Page For Food
- Simple Closets – a closet DIY
- Spreen Mazda — Because We Test Drive Vehicles
- Virginia Beach – Tourism
- DIY for Door-To-Door – Facebook
- Shula Burger
- DFO Home (DIY)
- Frieda’s Specialty Produce
- White Mountain Shoes
- Absurd Ways To Save Money – See my take on this great story that is one of a few on Rather Be Shopping!
- CoverMate Facebook page
- BrylaneHome Facebook Page –
- TELEBRANDS FB page
Dana Vento Hired as a Local Brand Host
Local Events in Pittsburgh are always fun and you will find Dana Vento as a local brand host.
I love taking part in them as the Local Spokesperson/Host.
Here are just a few that I have done.
Comcast with #XFinityMoms
I’ll be honest, this was pretty complex and a local Pittsburgh reporter sent to cover the story refused to speak with me, and demanded he ONLY speak with the staff that set it up.
Behind the scenes it was a bit fun to watch the scramble, as I had already been focused and setup to speak.
You might cringe and say, did I really just tell the truth, YES I did.
Dana Vento + Working With IKEA Pittsburgh
IKEA – Host for Rainy Days, and the Restaurant Grand Re-Opening, DIY projects in-store, as well as many on-air pieces to share college shopping and back-to-school alike.
As you can see, my commitment to my brand just continues to grow and a I’ve worked with many of the stations, and brands more than once in many different ways.
Speaking On Social Media and Blogging and Owning A Brand
Sharing my knowledge with others helps me to come full circle in the journey I have been on over the last 12+ years.
But I don’t just share knowledge with just anyone!
I am definitely determined and strong willed and when a chance to speak at popular women’s conference reared its head, I took it!
There I defined stepping stones, obstacles and responses to questions about branding, blogging and social influencing that I’ve come to wrangle each day.
I’m relentless, work hard, to be professional and maintain a brand while of course cultivating a strong brand that offers uncompromised integrity and grit. (adheres to projects that are aligned with my brand, travel, food, DIY, with a side of lifestyle)
Travel Content With Dana Vento
A large brand that does passport travel, asked for photography in order to use it in their brochure.
While I am not allowed to say who, I can say, that happened!
Dana Vento Continues to Grow
There’s no way to share all the brands and places I’ve worked with, been published in, represented etc. over the years, but Dana Vento continues to grow and I count my blessings each day.
My brand is myself, and it’s an everyday job, and profession. ]
I’d love to work with you, and your brand if they fit me, and work in any of the aforementioned categories and more.