Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nola Magazine Features The Pulse Slither

Trainer Skates from Bravo Sports and The Pulse Slither Featured in Island Family Magazine

Halsea For M-Edge Kindle Cover Featured in Orange Coast

Halsea Roller Suitcase Featured In Pain Solutions Magazine!

Coast Magazine Features Casey Cochran of the Green Guide Network & His Quest To Put 1000 Pairs of TOMS Shoes On Kids

Right before Christmas we spent a morning with the highly sought-after, Hollywood Beauty & Rejuvenation Guru, Celebrity Body Parts Model, Louisa Maccan-Graves.

She appeared with the hysterical and talented Allie MacKay from KTLA all morning long, giving beauty tips and homemade remedy secrets. The author of two doctor-recommended books entitled, “Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue”, Louisa has helped countless actresses, TV anchors, radio hosts, Hollywood make-up artists, baby boomers and even royalty with her budget-friendly tips.

A few easy tips that we learned:

1. Mix plain yogurt with a little lemon, apply it to your face for 20 minutes for a pore refining mask.

2. Add green tea to your coffee each morning for an extra fat burner.

3. Make your feet soft by soaking them in a warm milk.

But if you really want the scoop on other great Hollywood Beauty Secrets, you have to buy her book! http://www.hollywoodbeautysecrets.com/  You will read it over and over and learn lots of amazing tricks and new ways to care for your skin.

In addition to gracing over 1000 commercials, TV shows movies and 100’s of print ads, Louisa’s body parts have doubled for many of Hollywood’s top A-list celebrities including:

Paulina Porizkova, Cindy Crawford, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penelope Cruz and more.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Praise For TO Media Co!

Lauren and I pour our hearts and souls into our clients and their products, spending time thinking about their messaging, branding and the impact of their products and ideas. It gives us such joy to see their companies featured on TV, in magazines, newspapers and online.

So -- it is SO nice when you get a thank you or a nice note about a job well done.  Here are some recent notes or praise for our public relations efforts at TO Media Co.

Cathy Meek of Pinxwear, a website dedicated to providing fashion and accesories to manage breast cancer in style,  recently wrote us a sweet note saying:  "I also wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for me. You gals are just amazing!

Casey Cochran, CEO and Founder of the Green Guide Network, an ultra-local national green resource guide, recently wrote us a thank you note too: "I just wanted to tell you both thank you - again. I know, or at least hope I've said it enough but you guys really killed it the last couple months. The press on myself, GGN and the run has been incredible."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wonderful, Talented Ladies!

Happy Holidays!

At TO Media Co we work some pretty amazing women - business owners, entrepreneuers and hard workers,  who are innovative, forward thinking and fun to be around. So we recently hosted a little gathering of some of our favorite women at atelier natalie umbert in Corona del Mar. 

Here is a short list of some of our favorites: Natalie Umbert of atelier natalie umbert, Kellie Swaim of Bravo Sports, Lisa Jackson of joie de vie , Zuma Ayriyan of Vazu Kids, Shanna Coady of My Favorite Everything, Shelly Strazis of Shelly Strazis Photography, Michelle Tingler of O-MAMA and Melinda Hovee-Harlan of Little Stylings, Sally Bartz of Halsea , Mindy Gayer of Cotton Idea Studio and Lisa Sommer of Venturesom

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Parents Help Autistic Child And Become Authors

We thought you would be interested in this great, feel good story about two parents who wanted to help their autistic son and in the end started a business that helps other autistic kids and enriches the lives young children.

Zuma Ayriyan and John Khachatryan are parents to two boys Robert who is 17 years old and Alexander who is 5 years old.

A charming child full of personality when he was born, Alexander suddenly started losing his language skills around his first year. Soon after, he was diagnosed with autism. His family’s mission to reignite Alexander’s love for books and language started them on the path to self-publishing “Look Who is Coming…”.

“While our lives were turned upside down and became filled with doctors and therapists appointments, we knew that he (Alexander) must learn to love books again. So, we transformed our kitchen table into a working station to create a book that would not only be fun, colorful, and engaging, but also personal!” says Zuma.

Determined to use all the tools at their disposal to help their son overcome his diagnosis, what began as pictures taped to sheets of plain white paper evolved into a colorful, engaging story book about all the most important people in their son’s life. Zuma continues, “We decided to find a way to make Alexander and the people he loves become characters of the book by incorporating our family photographs into the illustrations.”

“Watching Alexander enjoy lifting the flaps of our board book and finding himself and his family riding colorful cars and counting different creatures along the way, we realized that every child could enjoy and benefit from this book, and that every family could easily personalize it by substituting our photographs with their own,” adds John.

In addition to their work as writer and publisher of “Look Who is Coming…,” John is a musician and is currently teaching music and Zuma manages her own part-time law practice. Zuma and John reside in Irvine, CA and are active supporters of ASA the Autism Society of America. They have plans to continue their VaZu Kids line of personalized children’s books with additional releases planned for 2010.

VISIT VaZuKids.com to get the WHOLE STORY: http://www.vazukids.com/

To speak with the authors, please contact Townsend Olmstead Media Co. – 949.722.8488 or via email – media@tomediaco.com

ABOUT “Look Who is Coming…”
Designed for children ages 8 months and up, “Look Who is Coming…” is a charming, interactive tale that is personalized for each child via the inclusion of photos of friends, family and other special people in the child’s life by simply sliding a photo into the built-in tabs. “Look Who is Coming” also encourages your child to count, identify people, objects and colors and develop facial recognition and fine motor skills while following different friends along the way.

While “Look Who Is Coming…” is a perfect book for all young children, the concept for the book was born specifically to address the needs of the author’s young son who was diagnosed with Autism.

“Look Who is Coming…” was designed and written by Zuma Ayriyan and John Khachatryan and illustrated by Lenley Makela. It is currently available on Amazon.com and in select bookstores and children stores nationwide. “Look Who is Coming…” retails for $13.99.

You've Heard from Celebrities, Politicians, Pundits. Now Hear From O-Mama (Opinionated Mama)

You’ve heard from celebrities, politicians and pundits. Now get a mom’s perspective and some common sense insight on the nation’s hottest topics. From politics, healthcare and immigration to teen sex, manners and education, O-MAMA’s have an opinion about all this and more and want to share it.

Meet Michelle Tingler, a Democrat and former advertising executive, and Debbie Devine, a Republican and former journalist, good friends and busy moms who were inspired by their real-life “kitchen table talk” to create an online resource for news and events from a mom's perspective. http://www.o-mama.com/ (Opinionated MAMA) is a new website that engages moms in the bigger issues by making them relevant to their daily lives and empowers moms to be a constructive voice in our nation’s most important conversations. Founded on the ideal that with little humor and a lot of common sense, America’s moms get to the heart of the issues that matter most to our kids, our families, our communities and our country.

To see Michelle and Debbie in action, click here to view their latest video: 

About O-MAMA’s Democratic Voice: Michelle Tingler

Michelle grew up in Rochester Hills, MI, raised by a single father. A graduate of the University of Michigan and former VP, Management Supervisor at Dailey & Associates Advertising in Los Angeles, CA. She left her advertising career when her first child was born in 1999. However, her professional skills overlapped into her role as a mother - every birthday party was approached like an integrated marketing campaign; every holiday assigned an innovative theme with broad family appeal.

Happily married for 13 years, Michelle has been a busy, engaged, stay-at-home mom of three kids, a dog and a tortoise for nine of them. Michelle became engaged in political issues during the 2008 Presidential campaign and, again, merged her learned skills in both advertising and motherhood with her new passion – politics. The idea for O-MAMA was born.

About O-MAMA’s Republican Voice: Debbie Devine

Nothing is ordinary about this Southern California Republican. She grew up in Corona del Mar, CA, graduated from the University of Southern California and was raised by parents who are still married after 45 years. Typical. Debbie studied abroad, became fluent in Spanish and spent her career years working for Telemundo, CNN en Español and CNN International where she helped launch television programs and networks in Spain, Mexico and Turkey. Surprise!

Finally, motherhood took precedence and Deb traded in her international globe-trotting career for a second one teaching Spanish. She owns and operates a student travel business that takes middle school and high school students to Latin America to help them become global citizens. Her goal is to get kids “out of the bubble” of the United States, use their language skills and do community service projects.

Debbie is a divorced mother of 2 great kids and a dog. Her enthusiasm for motherhood, teaching, travel and news is infectious. O-MAMA integrates of all of her experiences and interests.

O-MAMA (Opinionated MAMA) seeks to engage and empower moms to become a constructive voice in our country’s most important conversations because CHANGE BEGINS AT HOME. A new outlet for America’s Moms, O-MAMA.com, is an online resource for current news and events from a mom’s perspective. Focusing on the social and political issues of our time, the website features news and events, chat rooms, to-do lists and more to help moms raise the next generation of happy, healthy, future citizens of our country. O-MAMA supports all moms in the hard work of raising kids.

Registration is free and every O-MAMA’s opinion counts.

Lauren Townsend/Allison Olmstead
TO Media Co.

She Scribes Reviews The New Pulse Slither Drift Scooter

She Scribes just posted a review of the new Pulse Slither drift scooter!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Flying Giggles and Lollipops Doing A Slither Scooter Giveaway!

Flying Giggles and Lollipop just posted a review and a giveway of the new Pulse Slither drift scooter.  Can't wait to find out who the lucky winner is!

M-Teen Magazine Buzz's About Pulse Slither

M-Teen Magazine Buzz's About Pulse's New Slither Scooter

South Jersey Moms Magazines Features The Bubble Scooter!

Bubble Scooter from Bravo Sports is featured in South Jersey Moms Magazine!

Crafty Mama of 4 Holiday Gift Guide Features The Slither Scooter!

Thanks Crafty Mama of 4 for featuring the Slither!

Central Penn Parent Magazine Features The Barbie Skateboard and SpongeBob Skateboard!

Bravo Sports' Barbie Skateboard and SpongeBob Skateboard were just featured in Central Penn Parent Magazine's holiday gift guide!

Look Who Is Coming Featured On Pink Lemonade Gift Guide

Look Who Is Coming, a darling, personalized, interactive book for young kids by Vazu Kids, was just featured on Pink Lemonade's Gift Guide!

NOLA Includes Pulse Slither In Gift Guide

The NEW Pulse Slither drift scooter is shaping up to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season!  Thanks NOLA for featuring it in your gift guide!

Slither Scooter Featured in Kids Trends Weekly

Kids Trends Weekly just featured the Slither drift scooter by Pulse as its number one item

Slither Drift Scooter by Pulse Featured in American Way Magazine

One of this holiday's hottest gifts for kids and teens is the new Pulse Slither drift scooter.  It was just featured in American Way Magazine as part of their holiday gift guide.