My Social Media Reach is over 200K+, Instagram is an obsession, and I love Facebook for just being me with discussions and chatting with my followers, of course, I am loving on Facebook Live. My favorite things happen in Twitter, including when brands DM me to work, and then it’s lights, camera action, Let’s Work!
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!
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.
John Shumway(KDKA), Andrew DelGreco(WTAE), M. Cipriani(WTAE), Bubba(100.7)
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!
Travel writing and recipe creation are my favorite content and I work on that often! 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.
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!
Here is from my photo shoot 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!
WTAE IN STORE Shopping Trip, 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.
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 the 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!
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 here are a few places I was featured:
ModernMom Facebook Page For Food
Spreen Mazda — Because We Test Drive Vehicles
Virginia Beach – Tourism
DIY for Door-To-Door – Facebook
DFO Home (DIY)
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
Local Events in Pittsburgh are always fun, and I love taking part in them as the Local Spokesperson/Host. Here are just a few that I have done.
Comcast with #XFinityMoms
IKEA – Host for Rainy Days, and Upcoming Restaurant Grand Re-Opening April 2016 and many other times.
Have fun events, locations, restaurants, etc for me to cover, please reach out to me DanaVento@Gmail.Com