NEW! For PRontheGO, journalists and influencers reveal how founders can pitch them.
Covering: Fashion, Film, Fitness/Health, Literature
Andréa is an entrepreneurial writer, editor, publisher, and public speaker who focuses on creating positive messages for Black teen girls. Prior to launching Sesi, Andréa worked as a high school English teacher for five years and after that she became a senior editor at LivingSocial. Her friends call her “Ms. Correcto,” as she crafts witty, compelling, informative content on the regular and slays errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation with a passion.
Fashion, YA literature, beauty/hair, social issues, health, careers/college
Same as above
Tell me a story, don’t just say you have a product you want us to write about. Why is your product a good fit for Sesi? How is it relevant to Black teen girls?, etc.
Covering: Wine, Startups, Food, Travel
Andrew is a Dallas-based author who writes about wine, spirits, beer, food, restaurants, wineries and destinations all over the world. His articles have appeared in Wine Business, Wines & Vines, Go-Wine, The Daily Meal, John Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet, Somm Journal, Wine-Searcher.com, Palate Press, and Modern Lifestyles. He has also written for The Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and Food and Beverage Magazine. A full listing of his recent articles can be found here.
He holds the WSET Level 3 certification in wines and spirits, the Certified Specialist of Wine certification from the Society of Wine Educators and the Italian Wine Professional certification. He is a 2016 recipient of an open fellowship to the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers
He has judged at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition.
Wine Business , Wines & Vines, Go-Wine, John Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet
Wine and other adult beverages, restaurants, travel.
Facts that shatter preconceptions.
Via email to email@example.com.
Covering: Food & Travel
David & Veronica are experiencing the collision of Baby Boomer and Empty Nester. Upon sending their youngest out into the big, wide world, they set out to break the empty nest rules by selling everything and hitting the road. To become more than empty nesters, to be gypsies, GypsyNesters! Along the way they rediscovered the couple who fell in love years ago and chronicled their journey on the website GypsyNester.com and in a best-selling book, Going Gypsy: One Couple's Adventure from Empty Nest to No Nest at All.
Travel and active baby boomer lifestyle. We also look at the transition from parenting to empty nest.
Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a destination that is lesser known, or quirky.
Covering: Startups, Film, Fashion, Design /Architecture, Art, Local /Small Businesses, Music, Fitness /Health, Food
Bastian, an entertainer and musician, is the producer of the LebenslustTV podcast, and the German radio show “Mach Dir Lebenslust”.
LebenslustTV is the YouTube podcast of the radio show “Mach Dir Lebenslust” where interviews and lifestyle videos are shown, experts can talk and great music is played.
“Mach Dir Lebenslust” & LebenslustTV's mission is: Giving people fine examples (through the stories of the interviewees & representatives of their companies etc.) how rich and thrilling life can be. What can be done. Encouragement and self-empowerment is the overall focus. LebenslustTV works together for instance with: Alex Berlin is a radio and TV station supported by Berlin/Brandenburg whose mission is - supporting young media people and new media formats.
a) Lifestyle (innovative start ups, companies, artists/creatives with a mission, ordinary people with a passion/with a thrilling extraordinary story)
b) coaching and personal development (Coaches/experts are invited to send 3-4 Minute features!)
c) social engagement (inclusion, homeless people) & politics ( you are and you do democracy)
d) music from pop/electro/deephouse/remixes/rock/jazz/soundtracks/games/classical - from superstars to newcomers, from real artists to hidden pearls - 50% at least productions Made in Germany preferred (doesn't mean the songs should be in German) 50% international music (whatever language) - basically positive midtempo/uptempo songs/tunes - pls send me your soundcloud/spotify etc links.
Something that encourages people (self-empowerment) and give people a positive example and extra value through the way of thinking, the way of doing and executing plans/projects, hacks, advices etc. Those can be stories out of life. Unusual (happenings, passions, hobbies, projects, illnesses, adventures, coaching approaches, lifestyle approaches, special ways of thinking (philosophy, politics, arts, design, business).
Via email email@example.com and /or Facebook.
Everything is about communication. Be authentic and open and communicative. Don’t be shocked when I immediately answer with a voice mail via messenger or whatsapp. Don’t forget the mission: encouragement and self-empowerment - Lebenslust! Lebenslust means lust for life! Please keep that in mind. Be real, courageous, special, enticing, have good humor …
Covering: Film, Fashion, Art, Local /Small Businesses, Music, Fitness /Health, Food & Travel
Gina is a freelance writer with over 7 years of experience. She is a 2017 Lowell Thomas Foundation Awards recipient and one of her pieces was featured on The New York Times' "Great Stories Around the Web" list. She is also an alumna of both Yale's and Colgate's writing workshops.
My work has been featured in a wide variety of outlets including TripSavvy (formerly About Travel), Roads and Kingdoms, AAA Traveler Magazine, AAA Home & Away Magazine, Darling Magazine, Pizza Today, Hamlet Hub, Quartz, Rails to Trails, Time Out, and Shape Magazine.
Hamlet Hub is the greater New York City area’s largest positive news website. It has a regional focus, but the readers are well-traveled and always respond positively to both the domestic and international travel stories I’ve written for the site.
It’s easier for me to detail what I don’t cover, which is family/children’s travel. My primary focus is travel, which includes everything from adventure to luxury to fitness/wellness, and more. I also have experience covering food, fashion, spirits, fitness, wellness, and lifestyle.
Timeliness is so important. Why is this story relevant right now?
Either is great. We can chat on social media and move to email if a longer conversation is necessary.
Be interesting. Be timely. Be new and/or different.
Aside from children’s content, which I don’t cover, you never know if a fashion pitch could turn into a travel story (this has happened before), so don’t be afraid to step out of the box.
Covering: Film, Art, Local /Small Businesses, Fitness /Health, Food & Travel
Bijan is an author and cultural critic who has contributed to AFAR online, Ohio, AAA Horizons and JustLuxe. He served on the editorial board of Hotel Executive.
Pop culture, race relations, sports history, hospitality, book reviews
Industry trends, interviews profiles, off the beaten path tourism, wellness tourism, lifestyle