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Monday, July 25, 2011

How to Get the Media to Love You + Video via @pamperry

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In almost every field, there are people who are

extremely good at getting publicity.


The media loves them and they're regularly on

radio/TV shows and written-up in print publications.


They not only know how to get a ton of free coverage,

but also how to profit from the coverage in the form

of increased sales, name recognition, speaking

engagements and more.


To discover how these "publicity superstars" do it

and how you too can use their strategies, join

Steve Harrison this Wednesday, July 27th for a

free webinar (or teleseminar if you prefer):




Here's just some of what you'll learn on Wednesday:


* Advice from a former NBC producer who booked guests

for the Today Show and Dateline NBC on how to become a

regular guest on national TV and/or even get offered

your own show (think Dr. Phil).


* How to brand yourself for the media in a way that

celebrates your uniqueness while also separating you

from all the other experts in your field.


* Three things Donald Trump does to speak in compelling

sound bites.


* How Jennifer became a regularly-featured lifestyle

expert on Fox News Channel and the Early Show as well

as scoring coverage in hundreds of print media outlets

including O the Oprah Magazine, Redbook, US Weekly,

Success and Entrepreneur.


* Why most authors and experts fail to make the leap

from just getting local publicity to scoring big-time

national media coverage.


* Why your credentials don't matter as much as you

might think, but what DOES matter when the media is

deciding whether or not to feature you.


* "The Book Plus Strategy" and how an unknown self-

published author used it to become a regular on radio,

making a six-figure income doing phone interviews.


* The hook that helped a nutritionist score so much

media coverage it generated over $60 million in sales

of his books and information products.


Again, to register for Wednesday's webinar/teleseminar:




I look forward to seeing you on more radio/TV shows

and reading about you in print publications!


Pam Perry, PR Coach
Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Meet L Martin JohnsonPratt - #FF @iluvblackwomen on Twitter ( Follow Friday) via @pamperry

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Twitter socialite and tech veteran Martin Johnson Pratt is known for building buzz and taking names. He has had more than 20 years of experience in the industry and  is currently the Social Media Strategist for Rolling Out Magazine.

But that's probably not why you know him.

Pratt is most recognized for his  @iluvblackwomen Twitter handle and a matching t-shirt that he sports in all of his profile pictures.

"I wear my 'I love black women' t-shirt even to really formal events," Pratt explains. "People either love it or they hate it. That's been my thing… at least online."

Pratt's 16k+ Twitter followers have also voted him up to number 16 on our Top 50 Tech Tastemakers list. At Black Web 2.0, tastemakers are the developers, the thinkers, and the risk takers. They are not influenced but create influence– and they do it through amazingly bold and innovative action. I got a chance to chat with Martin about how he got his start as a techie and how the Iluvblackwomen brand was created.

On His Start in Tech

Although Martin is currently a New Yorker, he was born and raised in New Jersey. He explained that his love of tech started at an early age and credits his parents for helping him take the first step.

"I really owe my start as a techie to my parents. They bought me my first computer–a Comodore 64k–and that is when I started tinkering," Pratt says.

At the age of only 16, he began working at the Newark Port Authority where he learned how to network IBM computers.  Martin's success at the Port Authority allowed him a rare opportunity to show off his talents to industry influencers during a time when the technology boom was still on the horizon.

"Being a kid from Newark working in corporate America at 16 was crazy," Pratt says. "But I was still really fortunate. After I left the Port Authority I went to ADP, Automated Data Processing, and was able to  just keep getting jobs from there."

On Growing as a Techie and Getting to Rolling Out

After transitioning from ADP into a job at Fund for the City of New York, Pratt decided to leave and become a consultant.

"I didn't want to leave Fund for the City," Pratt admits. "But dotcom was arching, people's magazines were coming out, there was just a buzz in New York that I could feel. I wanted to be an entrepreneur."

In 2002, Pratt snagged an hour long radio spot on the 90.3 fm for his Technocolor Radio show. In addition to his consulting and contracts, he also parlayed his efforts in the world of social media websites like MySpace. He co-founded the first African-American Literary radio show, The Urban Literary Review, on Blog Talk Radio and started a political blog called Kulturefirst.

Then in July of 2009, Munson Steed, the owner of Rolling Out, approached him.

"Munson tweeted me and said, 'why aren't you working for us?' and told me to meet him in Central Park on Sunday," Pratt explains.  "There was no formal interview, no 'let me see your resume,' nothing. At the end of July he gave me password. It was one of those moments where real just recognized real."

On the origins of Iluvblackwomen

While shopping at his aunt's bookstore in Harlem, Martin noticed a book that would later inspire his famous Twitter handle.

"I saw this book called 'Why Black Men Date White Women,'" Pratt says. "And it was crazy for me because I've never dated anyone outside of my race or even been attracted to anyone who wasn't black. I started Iuvblackwomen because I love sisters.  And there are a lot of males out there who feel the same way that I do but don't have a voice."

Although he already had a following on Myspace with his Culture First political blog, Pratt wanted to expand Iluvblackwomen out of the circle and into the mainstream.

"I didn't expect Iluvblackwomen to become  this big," Pratt says. " At the beginning, I could only get 70 people to follow me. There was no marketing involved. I just started posting comments on the Web that I love black women. I got 3,000 followers in the first month by bascially doing nothing."

On Being a Tastemaker

"I'm not really sure who I think nominated me," Pratt admits with a laugh. "But I feel really honored. I was actually pretty shocked at first because when I went and looked at the list I was surprised at how many people I didn't know. It's great to see so many people doing good things in tech and social media."

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

press release: AT&T to Sponsor Kindle 3G

AT&T to Sponsor Kindle 3G
New price for Kindle 3G with Special Offers is $139 - still no monthly fee or annual contract

Never pay for or hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot

Kindle 3G customers read more

SEATTLE, Jul 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NASDAQ:AMZN--With Kindle 3G, there's no wireless set up, and no paying for or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. Kindle 3G's always-on global wireless connectivity means that wherever you are - at the beach, on the train, or stuck on the tarmac - no problem, you can download books and periodicals in less than 60 seconds and start reading instantly. Amazon pays for Kindle's 3G wireless connectivity, which means the convenience of 3G comes with no monthly fees, data plans, or annual contracts. Today, Amazon.com announced that AT&T has agreed to sponsor Kindle 3G with Special Offers and that it is now available at a new price of $139. Kindle 3G with Special Offers is the same as the $189 Kindle 3G, plus money-saving special offers and sponsored screensavers.

"Kindle 3G is more convenient - customers never have to hunt for or pay for a Wi-Fi hotspot - they simply download and read books anytime, anywhere. Kindle 3G customers read 20 percent more books, and take advantage of twice as many special offers," said Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO, Amazon.com. "A big thank you to AT&T for helping to make the new $139 price possible."

"Kindle 3G is by far the fastest-growing connected device on the AT&T network. We consistently hear from customers how much they enjoy the freedom of not being tied to a Wi-Fi hotspot and instead being able to download and read new books anytime, anywhere on AT&T's fast, reliable network," said Ralph de la Vega, President and CEO, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "We are excited to sponsor Amazon's best Kindle - Kindle 3G with Special Offers - at the new lower price of only $139."

Kindle 3G includes all the same features that helped make the third-generation Kindle the #1 bestselling e-reader in the world:

  • Free 3G wireless, no annual contracts, no monthly fees
  • Global 3G coverage means books in under 60 seconds in over 100 countries and territories
  • Paper-like Pearl electronic ink display, no glare even in bright sunlight
  • Lightweight body for hours of comfortable reading with one hand
  • Kindle Store with over 950,000 books - largest selection of the most popular books
  • Seamless integration with free "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" Kindle apps for iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Android, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and Windows Phone

Learn more at http://www.amazon.com/kindle3G.

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle with Special Offers, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G, Kindle 3G with Special Offers and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.

Amazon and its affiliates operate websites, including http://www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon.co.uk, http://www.amazon.de, http://www.amazon.co.jp, http://www.amazon.fr, http://www.amazon.ca, http://www.amazon.cn, and http://www.amazon.it. As used herein, "Amazon.com," "we," "our" and similar terms include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates otherwise.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition, management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

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