You’ve found me, a person that will work hard to be a brand liaison and propel your product to the masses, but are you really ready to work in a mutually beneficial relationship? Great advertising is not free, nor is a work-together. Time is money and working together is better than trying to tackle things solo right? Please read what my site is all about Let’s rock your destination, food, cars, and diy products together, here’s how I work.
My previous background includes working for one of the largest wireless carriers as a Corporate trainer and my specialty was Tech (ha, go figure right?) I have a Master’s Degree in HRM and public presentation (I love speaking in front of groups and the camera), as well as an extensive background in food creation. My site and my persona reflect my reader’s preferences and I stay true to the readership presenting luxury, lavish choices in brands that I work with.
Ask me what I am looking for? I am looking for a working relationship with a brand where I can resonate their message through my natural voice. Seeking ambassadorships, and sponsorships as well as media rep position.
I am well versed in social media, writing and how to keep things real. If real and honest is what you are looking for, you have found your match!
I travel a lot because my site is niched in Travel. While I am all about family travel as I write, and explore my site also allows for couples destinations. Please bare in mind my tag line ” Lavishly living life out loud” as I am seeking collaborations with those that offer both lavish and luxurious attention to detail and amenities.
Since I have teens, family adventure is a lot of my focos and our family adventures captivate and mirror my readership demographics. Cruising, road trips, food, culture, we embed it all into our trips to really uncover your destination.
Press trips are welcome and I would love to chat with you about these. Travel for me is about adventure, location, genre friendly, history and culinary experiences, if this sounds like a fit, email me please!
Cars catch my interest because there is so much to learn and they are ever-evolving. I welcome test drives, ambassadorships and look forward to the opportunity to work with your car brand. My automotive writing has been well embedded in my niche since 2010 and carries on from tips and tricks to actual test drives of vehicles.
As a truly passionate foodie, my site boasts FOOD. Have a new seasonal menu, I’d love to visit and feature you. Need a recipe created for your brand? My background is extensive in food, recipe creation and food photography and I have worked with some amazing brands already and am featured on their pages! Email me for sponsorship, ambassadorships, and pricing.
We can certainly do DIY as we have covered full room renovations to bathrooms being built from the ground up, all sponsored and completed.
All The Rest
ADVERTISING : a work together is advertising and it is all NO Follow in order to fully comply with the FTC. No exceptions.
REQUESTS TO ANNOUNCE: Sending me an ‘ask’ to place something on my site is considered ‘advertising’ and there is a cost associated, please email me for more details.
HIGH RES IMAGES: I don’t do high res images, if you have found me, you already know my site offers over 1/4 million monthly visitors every month, so please do not ask for “FREE”
SPOKESPERSON/AMBASSADOR – Are you a brand, destination, travel company, or are you a company or firm representing a brand? Are you in need of a Spokesperson for a week, a month, a year? Check out my YouTube Station and all Media Page for an overview and sampling of what WE could do together. Contact me for information, rates and all the details. ! I love working with brands.
RECIPES, COOKING, & FOOD VIDEOS
I have created recipes for a few large companies, including the photographed final product. My background is extensive and I am a pro in the kitchen. Contact me for pricing, contracts, and products that need to be used in recipes!
EVENT ADVERTISING & EVENT ATTENDING
Are you the owner of a business? Establishment? Event? Etc. and would like your event, business or establishment blogged about? Do you have exciting things happening and want a great buzz? Are you looking to advertise your event? Contact me, and let’s look at the possibility of creating a blog about your event or posting a timely press release. I offer these as ADVERTISED, SPONSORED posts. We can discuss the Event posting Fee, just email me. Dana(@)DanaVento(dot)Com
I Do Welcome solicited invites to attend your events, press trips, blog tours, media events, outings etc. ( There are items that must be met before I accept event solicitation, please email me for details)
Compensation must be discussed in advance of an event, trip, tour, outing, etc.
It is expected that you will disclose to me before I accept attendance my role at event(spectator, correspondent, etc)
If I attend your event, my acceptance of your invite does not always result in a follow-up post, as I follow a very specific editorial calendar. If accepting your invite has particular writing assignments, we need to specifically discuss the scope of work, pricing and utilizing my site as a form of advertising for your event.
All invites must occur at least 14 days in advance of an event and my follow-up to your email must result in a return email with all events, expectations etc., at least 14 days in advance.
EMAIL ME: Simply E Mail me [email protected](dot)com
I do not REVIEW items —
Please note, that I do not review items, as that is not what my site is about. I travel to destinations and discuss the area, the location, the destination itself. For food, it is not about reviewing food, rather it is about understanding what the atmosphere is and what the food is like. Reviews are not what my site is about.
I do holiday gift guides and will be happy to discuss holiday pricing for the guide. The guides are shared with all of my readership and social followers.
Holiday guides will accept some products, but the pricing of the product will earn its spot in either a roundup post or a sponsored post.
Please don’t send products and expect them to be written about. Posts are ‘sponsored’ and advertising here is the same as advertising anywhere, there is a cost associated.
Value In Collaboration
I prefer to work a brand more than once allowing them maximum exposure and proper coverage of product over a period of time and their different products. After all, a dedicated consumer keeps coming back for more of the same brand. Please keep in mind any ‘ask’ of a product to be used by me will be considered a sponsored post and payments need to be made 1/2 up front and remainder upon completion.
Pricing per Post and Per Social Tout requires a general contract that I have available. This will discuss payment method as well as requirements of your brand and mine. I will gladly send this. In addition, working together means that not only do I utilize social media to gain traction for your product but you need to as well, or it is a senseless work-together, wasting your time and mine.
I do not accept: High Res Images, Trial Size, Samples Loaners or Coupons – I additionally don’t pay for postage, shipping, handling and do not fulfill giveaways.
I reserve the right to refuse to write about a product, place, or thing on my site if the product, place, thing, is different than what we agreed upon (via emails, contracts, etc) or if it does not meet my caliber of standards for exemplary.
Negative Remarks – I do not believe in perpetuating non-truth, but I also do not believe in telling the world that a destination, food, the product is awful. Instead, sometimes the nicest thing someone can do is just walk away and not use words. I will discuss any ‘issues’ with you and will not include the place, product on any social channel or website.
While surprises are great, just because you send it, does not require me to review it. The product will not be returned, nor will it be posted or mentioned on my social media. I follow a very specific editorial calendar.
When a product is discussed via email and then it does not arrive promptly thereafter(unless otherwise noted in email) please note that product no longer is a priority and most likely will not be posted for a review, nor will it be returned. Consider this payment for holding an editorial space that could have been used. I am on a very specific editorial calendar and a promissory email allows me to plan, your failure to send is a breach on your end of the promissory note.
*****Please note, at current, my site does not host giveaways of any sort, if you have questions, please notify me with such questions, but do read my regulations on Giveaways, if your intent is to discuss giveaways *****************
I only pair giveaways with posts and sponsored written stories.- I do not post giveaways without a fee. Please don’t waste my time asking me to post a giveaway, it’s not going to happen. Giveaways are a lot of work and I am not promoting your brand for free….
The Giveaway Post Ask ..
If we decide to work together on a giveaway, and you have paid for promotion, please note that I do not fulfill the giveaway, it is up to you do so. I will provide a winners name and I do expect that the product be shipped in a timely manner(4-6 weeks) If the product is not mailed in that time frame and the winner inquires as to where the item is, your email will be provided to answer their ‘inquiry’, No Exceptions.
I do not provide giveaways beyond the United States, and if you would like states excluded, you need to mention this up front in the email, or I will assume all states are able to enter.
Fulfillment again: Do not send me the product for giveaway to fulfill. Please note if you do, and you require the product back, you will need to send a shipping label as well as all return fees in order to receive product back, and I reserve the right to charge you for my time a minimum of $50 for making the trip to a mailing facility in addition to the postage.
Do not ask me for email lists, I do not sell my readership – this is MY site’s policy. I love my readership and am thankful and will not violate their privacy or information provided at any point in time.
I love working with businesses! These guidelines keep the work flawless and moving so we can promote and lavishly live life out loud with your product, restaurant, food, destination, event and so on. ~Dana Vento