Getting Your Products to Celebrities

People often wonder why companies send celebrities products when they clearly make enough money to purchase it themselves. When it comes to celebrities, one thing is for certain; they draw media attention. When companies send products to celebrities they aren’t thinking about how much the product costs and whether or not they can afford to by it, they are thinking about the results that the media attention will bring to their company when the celebrity is seen, either on video or in a photograph with or wearing their product.

With each celebrity gifting option, there are different types, styles and costs to be involved, along with different results you can expect. It is best to do your homework and be sure you are comfortable with the company you are working with, this type of marketing campaign, and results you can expect before you even put your foot in the door.

Swag Bags: Swag Bags can generally be the least costly way to send celebrities your product, ranging anywhere from $50 to $800 for each gift bag promotion. A swag bag will typically consist of merchandise that is distributed to celebrities, musicians, media, or other high profile members of society and corporate America. You may be familiar with the Swag Bags given to celebrities for the Oscars, The Emmys, ESPY awards and many other celebrity awards ceremonies. Swag bags can be sent to one celebrity or a group of celebrities for many different occasions, so it is best to know the theme and the quantity of products needed before you agree to any gift bag promotion.

Gift Suites or Lounges: Usually with this option, the cost to be involved is in the thousands and numbers of products requested are in the hundreds. However, gift suites give you direct access to the invited celebrities, agents, stylists and media. Most are set up like trade shows. You will receive your table and draping, chairs, and will be allowed to have two representatives at your booth. You design your gift suite spot as you would your trade show booth with attractive displays, catchy signage and a charming personality behind the table. Be prepared to take your own pictures so don’t forget your camera!

Results: Swag Bags and Gift Suites are to be used as a form of marketing and advertising. People should not go into participating in luxury lounges or donating products to gift bags and expect many immediate returns. You should consider it to be part of you’re advertising campaign. Just like any other form of advertising, it takes time, patience, quality products or services, persistence and determination to promote your business. Some times advertising campaigns are an over night success, others take more time; some unfortunately don’t work at all. You need to find what works best for you and your company. While not all celebrities respond to gifts received, others will provide you with a quote, thank you note, or other communication that provides you with another way to gain coverage and credibility for your product or service.

Copyright © Phyllis Pometta:
Phyllis Pometta is the founder and President of Baby Swags and Unforgettable PR. Baby Swags specializes in marketing and promoting juvenile related products to celebrity moms and their babies. Baby Swags parent company, Unforgettable PR offers gifting services for business carrying products for tween/teens and adults. Previous gifting events resulted in the gifted products being seen on A-List celebrity babies, features in national celebrity and business publications, and media interviews. There are many options to celebrity gifting and as a company that provides this service to its clients, we can see the value and credibility it places on our clients businesses and their products. For additional information visit www.babyswags.com or www.unforgettablepr.com

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New Product Search Contest for a Spot in the 2009 Baby Swags Holiday VIP Celebrity Gifting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Baby Swags Announces its Third Annual Holiday Celebrity Gifting Event with Product Search

Select Celebrity families receive an exclusive Holiday Gift Bag for the 2009 Holiday Season that aims to bring awareness to many entrepreneurial products to be used by the entire family.

PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 08, 2009 – Plainfield, IL — Baby Swags is a Plainfield, Illinois based entertainment marketing company that fully supports woman entrepreneurs and their products. Since it’s 2006 launch date, Baby Swags has continuously gained recognition in the celebrity and mom-entrepreneur communities as the leading celebrity gifting company with it’s top-notch customer service in the forefront of it’s success. Such recognition provided Baby Swags and it’s clients to have products appear on A-List Celebrity children, appear in national publications, as well as participate in and produce their own celebrity gift suite.

“All the products we include in our Celebrity VIP Giftings are mom-invented, mom-inspired, or mom-made”, Says Pometta. “As an Entrepreneurial woman myself, I understand the amount of time, energy and passion that has been put into each product.” Pometta continues to add, “We are constantly looking for and reaching out to new emerging mom-based companies with a product that will shine with the stars.”

With the companies announcement of their third annual VIP Celebrity holiday gifting, they are also searching for the newest mom-made, mom-inspired, or mom-invented products for the 2009 holiday gift giving season. The product search contest will allow one grand-prize winner to have their products placed in the 2009 Holiday Gifting without the added cost of the company’s standard service-inclusion fee. The grand-prize winner will be required to submit their product at their (the winner’s) expense, which includes 20 products plus the cost to ship to Baby Swags. For more details and contest rules visit www.BabySwags.com

The celebrity families that are sent gifts can keep their gifts, give them away or send them back. In the event that they are sent back, Baby Swags will auction off their gift bags and submit all proceeds to the charity of their choice. Products for this one-of-a-kind, 2009 “exclusive” Baby Swags Holiday Gift Bag will also be used as a Giveaway item for the popular new and expecting mom website, TheBump.com. More details regarding the giveaway will be shared at a later date.

Pometta states, “It takes a strong woman to build up their business while maintaining their role as mom, wife, and friend. It is for these strong women that many of our products exist today.” Phyllis adds, “Being able to assist our clients in promoting their products by providing them affordable choices is one of the great services that Baby Swags can provide.”

Baby Swags provides celebrity new moms and their babies with products created by entrepreneurial women. They are quickly becoming the ‘must have’ baby gift basket to celebrity moms, in the United States as well as tweens and teens in London. Baby Swags is making their way around the world receiving website hits from Canada, China, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, France and Spain.

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Baby Swags prides itself on providing excellent services to help gain recognition to fellow work at home moms and their products by providing celebrities with VIP gift bags, assisting in selecting products for celebrity event gift bags and placing products into the hands of celebrities and influential people. If you are a work at home mom and would like to see your products in an upcoming celebrity baby basket or if you have a teen related product and would like to get it in the hands of celebrity teens, please contact Phyllis at www.babyswags.com for more details.

Susu and John & CutiePaTutus get their Thanks!

Our week we flourishing when we were told many of our clients had received a thank you note from someone we had sent gifts to! Love was in the air for Baby Swags and our clients and it was bliss, pure bliss! Baby Swags sent Miss Stella McDermott (Tori Spelling’s daughter) a big first birthday basket and some clients have received special thank you notes from the little ladybug herself! Take a look at the latest and greatest thanks…

Stella thanks Susu and John

Tori Spelling - Stella Doreen McDermott - June 2009 Basket Photo

Stella thanks CutiePaTutus

Stella thanks CutiePaTutus

If you have a product you would like to include in one of our giftings, please visit www.babyswags.com to learn how.

Libraknits gets Thank You’d!

Our friend Amanda with Libraknits received a couple thank you notes that we would love to share with you! Both come as a result to the Baby Swags giftings. One was from the Sutter family. The Sutters have become well known after their television meeting on the Bachelorette and their televised wedding. The couple now have two children, Max and Blakesley. The other thank you note is that from Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the wife of Gavin Newsom, yes the Mayor of San Francisco! We are thrilled that both families are enjoying their gifts sent from Baby Swags!

Trista Sutter thanks Libraknits

Trista Sutter thanks Libraknits

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wife of Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco says Thanks!

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, wife of Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco says Thanks!

If you have a product you would like to include in one of our Baby Swags giftings, please visit us at www.babyswags.com

Mom Inspired Products Mark a First Birthday Milestone

Baby Swags PR provides Jessica Alba and Honor Marie Warren Milestone Gift Basket with Mom Inspired Products.

Honor Marie Warren First Birthday Gifting

Aug 18, 2009 – Baby Swags has sent Jessica Alba and one year old daughter, Honor Marie Warren a birthday gift to share in the one year milestone of Honor’s birth. The products included in this gift set have been created by other women who share a common bond of motherhood. Jessica is admired by many work-at-home mom followers and fans for being such a wonderful hands on celebrity mom.

“It is always a thrill to see celebrity new moms out and about with their babies!” States Baby Swags Founder, Phyllis Pometta. “By being out in the public eye with her daughter, it shows the world that she is a hands on mom and isn’t afraid to show it.” Pometta continues, “All of our participating clients were anxiously awaiting the birth of her baby so that they too can share in life’s biggest miracle, and now that she has turned one, our clients share in that joy too.”

* Karma Kreationz – http://www.karmakreationz.com – Handcrafted custom designed Karma Klipz(tm), Klaspz, Bandz and Pinz for the birthday girl.

* LibraKnits – http://www.libraknits.com – Available in Fall 2009, the Swingset Cap is the perfect mix of sun protection and fashion for babies on the go. Handmade in San Francisco from 100% organic cotton yarn, the Swingset Caps are available in nine different colors to meet the needs of every stylish baby.

* Frogs and Fairy Dreams – http://www.frogsandfairydreams.com – Hand-crafted Tooth Fairy pillow.

About Baby Swags:
All of the products supplied have been created by mom, invented by mom, or is a mom owned boutique. Baby Swags was founded in 2006 and fully supports the work-at-home mom, their products and services to which they provide to and for the everyday mom. Baby Swags has taken the leadership role in supporting work at home moms and has experienced first hand that it takes a strong woman to build up their business while maintaining their role as mom, wife, and friend. It is for these strong women than many of our products exist today. Being able to assist their clients in promoting their products affordably is one of the great services that Baby Swags can provide. Phyllis Pometta, Baby Swags founder and work-at-home mom is the “go to” mom for finding and supporting the most unique, most wanted and sought after mom and baby products out there. Not only does quality play a factor in her search, but products also have to be affordable. It is a goal to be able to bring these products into the public eye and to capture your hearts. Keep your eyes open as new products surface every day.

If you are a mom who has a product that you would like to share, or would like to learn more about how you too can be included in these one-of-a-kind gift baskets, please feel free to visit Baby Swags at http://www.babyswags.com.

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Beach Baby, Levi McConaughey Turns One and is sent a Milestone Gift Basket

Baby Swags helps to celebrate Matthew McConaughey’s son First Birthday by providing him with mom-made gifts.

Levi McConaughey Basket Photo

Plainfield, Il – July 16, 2009 – Baby Swags is proud to have added Matthew McConaughey to their celebrity roster after the birth of son, Levi. Now, Levi is turning one and Matthew is becoming a second time daddy! Baby Swags worked with a group of entrepreneurial moms and sent Levi some special gifts to help celebrate his one year milestone. Matthew McConaughey is known for playing the leading man in several hit romantic comedies, including The Wedding Planner, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Failure to Launch. Matthew is also known for J.K. Livin which stands for “Just Keep Livin”, a phrase often used by the actor as well as is a non-profit organization that he started to help boys and girls transform into adults with programs set up to help with important life changing decision making.

Baby Swags was started in 2006 as a way to help promote work at home moms and the products they create. Since then, Baby Swags has grown leaps and bounds from hosting gift suites, providing silent auction gift baskets to charities, talk show audience member giftings, local media coverage for their clients, national print exposure with celebrities using/wearing client products and more with a primary specialty of celebrity gifting. Baby Swags primarily provides exposure to new and small businesses who have limited marketing and advertising budgets. All products included are made out of love and passion, of course while maintaining the utmost quality.

The following companies provided gifts to the one year old:

* Puddlefoot – http://www.puddlefoot.com – 100% organic cotton t-shirt with eco-friendly inks and dyes. Soft and stretchy with a wonderful vintage feel. Made in the USA, mother owned and operated.

* Chickadee Prints- http://www.chickadeeprints.com – Cool beach themed, personalized “Levi” thank you cards printed on recycled paper.

* Just-Be – http://www.jb-justbe.com – Just Be a Blessing onesie.

* Neat Solutions – Products for moms on the go! Multi-Use Pads, Disposable Bibs and Floor Mats make great gifts to make clean up easier for parents.

“It was a true honor to work with my clients to provide this one of a kind gift basket created just for Matthew McConaughey and his toddler, Levi.” Stated Phyllis Pometta, owner of Baby Swags. “We all absolutely adore Matthew and enjoy his work!” Pometta adds, “On behalf of Baby Swags and my clients, we wish him nothing but continued happiness and success in the years to come and more importantly, wish Levi a very happy first birthday filled with fun and lots of love.”

Baby Swags prides itself on providing excellent services to help gain recognition to fellow work at home moms and their products by providing celebrities with VIP gift bags, assisting in selecting products for celebrity event gift bags and more. If you are a work at home mom and would like to see your products in an upcoming celebrity baby basket or if you have a teen related product and would like to get it in the hands of celebrity teens at the Teen Choice Awards, please contact Phyllis at http://www.babyswags.com for more details.

For information or to request an interview with Phyllis Pometta, please call, 815-342-6739 or email info at babyswags dot com.

Celebrity New Mom is Gifted; Baby Swags Style

Sarah Jessica Parker Basket Photo

Baby Swags congratulates Sarah Jessica Parker as she announces the births of her twins by sending mom-made products to welcome the girls.

Celebrity second and third time mom, Sarah Jessica Parker welcomed two beautiful baby girls into her family and Baby Swags clients share in her joy by sending a basket full of mom-made products for the babies. Sarah Jessica Parker became an instant success for her role as “Carrie Bradshaw” in the HBO hit show, “Sex in the City”. She is not only known for her award winning performances, she has become a fashion icon around the world. She has four fragrances, has had cameo appearances, and has become the face of many advertising campaigns. Aside from her roles on screen, she is also a working mom, an entrepreneurial woman, someone that many of the Baby Swags clients can relate to. With her son Parker, and new baby girls at home with husband, Matthew Broderick, this mom-entrepreneur is a force to be reckoned with.

Baby Swags was started in 2006 as a way to help promote work at home moms and the products they create. Since then, Baby Swags has grown leaps and bounds from hosting gift suites, providing silent auction gift baskets to charities, talk show audience member giftings, local media coverage for their clients, national print exposure with celebrities using/wearing client products and more with a primary specialty of celebrity gifting. Baby Swags primarily provides exposure to new and small businesses who have limited marketing and advertising budgets. All products included are made out of love and passion, of course while maintaining the utmost quality.

The following companies provided gifts to Sarah Jessica and her husband:

* Susu and John – http://www.susuandjohn.com – Two original Beaufort Button Bonnets handmade from a unique heirloom pattern, with Southern Low Country roots and designer style. With extra mix and match brim and crown for a fun variety.

* Undercover Baby- http://www.yourundercoverbaby.com – Fuzzy Wuzzy baby blankets made with designer fabrics and luxurious minky backings. Tutu dresses made with over 100 yards of the softest tulle available and can be worn as a skirt when your child gets older.

* Karma Kreationz – http://www.karmakreationz.com – Handcrafted custom designed Karma Klipz(tm), Klaspz, Bandz and Pinz for the twins and mommy, all presented in a beautiful handcrafted keepsake box.

* Lollipops and Polka Dots – http://lolidots.com – Online boutique carrying baby gifts, gear and accessories. All items provided were hand-made in the USA!

* LibraKnits – http://www.libraknits.com – Hand-made Re sa baby hats are a cozy and snuggly gift that will last for years to come. They use a plush angora and lambswool blended yarn that makes them feel soft and comfy on your baby’s skin. It is the perfect mix of fashion and warmth while you’re out and about with baby.

* Prissy Designs – http://www.prissydesigns.com – All in one Diaper Clutch that comes with a changing blanket attached to the clutch as well as a key ring and ID holder.

* Scrapbook Mamma – http://www.scrapbookmamma.com – Scrapbook Mamma provides custom coffee table style photo books using your personal photographs. Each book is made to your specifications and can be duplicated for gifts for grandparents or other loved ones. Scrapbook Mamma provided a gift certificate to Sarah Jessica so she can create her own, personal photo book that can be used to document her new baby girls special moments.
“It was a true honor to work with my clients to provide this one of a kind gift basket created just for Sarah Jessica Parker and her new baby girls.” Stated Phyllis Pometta, owner of Baby Swags. “Sarah Jessica is a true idol of mine, showing strength, passion and compassion in all that she does.” Pometta adds, “On behalf of Baby Swags and my clients, we wish her nothing but continued happiness and success in the years to come.”

Baby Swags prides itself on providing excellent services to help gain recognition to fellow work at home moms and their products by providing celebrities with VIP gift bags, assisting in selecting products for celebrity event gift bags and more. If you are a work at home mom and would like to see your products in an upcoming celebrity baby basket or if you have a teen related product and would like to get it in the hands of celebrity teens at the Teen Choice Awards, please contact Phyllis at http://www.babyswags.com for more details.

INTERVIEW CONTACT INFORMATION

Phyllis Pometta
Baby Swags
815-342-6739