My media coverage of Dana Vento is vast, multi-faceted, and has been ongoing since the inception of DanaVento.Com, in fact, media coverage of Dana Vento and Pittsburgh coverage with radio and tv began almost immediately and seeing my brand Dana Vento in magazines to television is not a new concept but one is just getting started and I’ve got so much more to do!
Change is inevitable and media coverage of Dana Vento actually began as media coverage of my first brand, which was then rebranded to DanaVento.Com. I was Dana Vento of Pittsburgh Frugal Mom and while the word Frugal was endlessly used at the inception of my first website it was not who I am and I was known to everyone by my name so I took my name and became the brand that represents it. I am a content writing, social media-loving, WordPress, Canva, videography, behind-the-scenes tech girl, who whips up recipes, travels to destinations, and share them, and on the other side, I share realistic DIY projects that YOU can actually do in your own home.
I’ve been working in marketing online and in person for 14+ years now and conquered bucket list requirements I’ve had for myself with a list that I continuously add to and up the goals!
1 Interesting Thing You Didn’t Know About Dana Vento
While maintaining my website I was scouted (if that is what you want to call it) to work for a local slick, Pittsburgh Company, and I did, but after only a few weeks! Once I was in the door, this slippery company with zero ethics requested to buy out my website and wanted the reigns for it, however, that was NEVER part of the job proposed and accepted! When I refused to sell my brand out, that was wanted for its incredible SEO, branding and the word frugality, I terminated my own employment and made a huge turning point in my life.
The pivotal moment became the goodbye to Pittsburgh Frugal Mom, because not only was SHE Not for sale, I was not, and I took it by the reigns, and walked out the door and decided that she would no longer exist but Dana Vento would!
Where Can We Find Media Coverage Of Dana Vento?
The short and sweet answer to the question of where can I find Media coverage of Dana Vento is as follows:
- in print
- on television clips
Naturally, there is much more coverage of me which shares Dana Vento in Magazines To Television, so let’s take a look!
Dana Vento and Local Media Coverage | Radio and TV
From 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.
You’ve got to start local, and become known, which adds value and credibility to your brand and I did just that!
Here are a few places you might have seen me
- My work has been featured in local magazines, quoted, placed on 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’s coverage with radio and TV continued, in many different interviews, overviews, etc.
Media Coverage Of Dana Vento as An Influencer And Blogger
When brands want to be noticed and elevated on social media at their hosted events, it’s all about sharing a good time, and big bright smiles, right? Well, I’ve got that and I am all about sharing the graciousness of my hosts and what YOU might experience if you attend!
My travel photos have won awards and have been used in travel brochures for mega international travel agencies.
Dana Vento As An Influencer And Blogger
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, and 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.
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.
Magazines From Quotes To Features With Dana Vento
A girl’s gotta shop and then get quoted, well at least Dana Vento does and my love of shopping created some fun interviews and features in magazines~
What happens when you let me discuss shopping? Well, you’ll find something I love dearly, a quote and a feature! ↓
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 a star and her many bad decisions and potentially how it can create issues when kids mimic.
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.
- 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
Want To Buy A Car Ladies? My Real Deal Went Into Print in Redbook Media Coverage
Here is from my photoshoot for Feature in Redbook Magazine, August 2013, Page #124, because car shopping is seriously one of the hardest things a WOMAN has to do, and I really negotiated the BEST Deal on a Vehicle!
Media Coverage of Dana Vento As I Represented A Mega Brand for Shopping
Gabe’s Hired me to be their Media Correspondent For the Grand Opening In Erie, PA
I got to spend a great afternoon with Eva Mastromatteo of WSEE-TV talking about my favorite thing: Name brand items without the Big Price Tags! Gabe’s 86,000 square feet of retail shopping pleasure.
It was a great way to work with a brand as a brand!
The Gabe’s Gig began with a visit to the STAR morning show in Erie, where I chatted on behalf of Gabe’s about fashion and fabulous deals!
Dana Vento Teams Up With Local Television Hosts As the Local Expert For their Segments
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 as we took a little trip to Shop n’ Save to look closely at shopping and the best prices.
- John Shumway And I Discussed The Magic Pill
- A WPXI interview where we discussed Couponing with rewards cards
- an interview on WTAE for Smartphones and a wireless provider which was perfect for kids and parents that wanted zero phone bills
- Our active Lifestyle leads to dining out and of course, that led to a story for the local news where WPXI DINING OUT AND SAVING BIG was the story of the evening.
- Trib Live Newspaper and I discussed Tips On How To Stash More Cash & More with Food (think I am a foodie for a reason?)
Dana Vento in Print With An AllStar Grocery Brand feature for Food!
ALDI USA provided me the honor of Feature Blogger before they were really even working with bloggers!
Dana Vento Hired as a Local Brand Host
Local Events in Pittsburgh are always fun and often you will find Dana Vento as a local brand host here are just a few that I’ve done.
Dana Vento Media Coverage When 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.
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 14+ years.
I am definitely determined and when a chance to speak at a 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, and I work hardto be a 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.