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.

# # #

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.

Advertisements

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.

# # #

Sister-“Mompreneurs” announce national contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SISTER-“MOMPRENEURS” ANNOUNCE NATIONAL CONTEST TO RENAME THEIR PRODUCT AFTER CORPORATE THREAT

CHARLESTON, S.C., JULY 27, 2009– Small business owners and sisters Rhett & Neyle Templeton recently learned how childish corporate life can be when giant Playtex Corporation ordered them to drop the “Binky” from their signature product, the Heirloom Binky Bracelet.

“Binky” seemed to be a cute, generic word helping describe the sterling silver pacifier holder (which converts to a keepsake bracelet for posterity) that the sisters created for their co-owned business, Templeton’s – Timeless Infant Silver. Both stay-at-home moms, Rhett & Neyle epitomize the success of the “Mompreneur” movement, having received national publicity for their products on “The Drs” TV show, as well as promotion in “swag bags” for Hollywood babies.

All was peaceful until Playtex confronted Templeton’s last week with a “cease and desist” order to drop “Binky” from their name. It turns out “Binky” is trademarked as Playtex’s pacifier brand.

With only five business days to follow through, the Templetons turned a jarring setback into opportunity, and not just for themselves, announcing a contest to rename their product.

“The contest will be announced on August 7th on the Charleston morning show Lowcountry Live with Ryan Nelson,” co-owner Rhett Templeton said.

There will be one Grand Prize Winner, who will receive a large basket stuffed with “Infant to Mommy” Products from clients of the PR and Marketing Company Baby Swags, which places “mompreneur” creations in swag bags for celebrities.

Baby Swags owner Phyllis Pometta stepped in immediately to help when she learned of the sisters’ business crisis, Templeton noted. “From the U.S. to Canada as well as Australia, the generosity of our peers and their willingness to help another small business in need has been overwhelming.”

Contest rules can be found on the Templeton’s website, http://www.TempletonSilver.com. The Grand Prize Basket products can be viewed both there and on Baby Swags’ website, http://www.BabySwagsPR.wordpress.com. The contest is open to all.

###

Please Contact:
Rhett Templeton, Templeton’s
Rhett@TempletonSilver.com
843.795.PACI (7224)
http://www.TempletonSilver.com

Phyllis Pometta, Baby Swags
info@babyswags.com
http://www.babyswags.com
http://www.babyswagspr.wordpress.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

Call For Teen Products

Rockin' Lollipop Lounge

Baby Swags is debuting their first celebrity gift suite at the Baby & Tween Celebration LA expo that will take place on April 25 & 26, 2009. This is a perfect way to reach out to celebrity teens who have become a valuable asset in today’s economy. What celebrity teens have, tweens want. We are seeking upscale, trendy and fun products to feature at the gift suite and to place in our celebrity teen gift bags. We are looking for products (but not limited to) such as handbags, stationary, electronics, hair care products, body care products, clothing, pet products (-you know they all have cute lil doggies), jewelry, journals, and the list goes on. If you are not sure if your product is a match for what we are looking to include, it is best to ask because you never know until you do! 🙂



This is a list of our “debut” gift suite incentives:
*Inclusion Cost per company: $250.00
*We would require a min. of 50 products, one for each celebrity gifted and 10 for event media and giveaways at the expo for a total of 60 products.
*Direct placement to celebrity teen girls and boys.
*We would include your company to our press release prior to the event date.
*We would include your company in our press release as a recap of the event.
*We will provide you with photo while at the event and photos of any celebrities at the lounge.
*We will allow your company to provide media kits or marketing material to place in the suite.
*We will display your products throughout the suite.
*We will feature each participating company individually on our blog immediately following the expo. (advertorial style)
*We will highlight the event on our website linking back directly to your company.
*Media -Various journalists and many mommy bloggers.
*Tween Reporter will receive a product as well and post about experience and gifts on her blog as well.
*2 giveaways at the event

Rockin' Lollipop Lounge

The event will bring in 20,000 attendees and we have been told that celebrity teens, Sammi Hanratty, Jennifer Stone, Aria Wallace, Justin Stein the Stunners and G-Girls are all confirmed and will stop by the Rockin Lollipop Lounge!

*Visit our website at www.babyswags.com or our here at our blog for our information and for more on the expo, please visit www.seascapeproductions.com

Ask me about our added bonus gifting and for a complete listing of all the celebrity teens that will be lucky to receive this gift bag!!
Deadline for receipt of products would be April 15th.

Phyllis Signature

Phyllis Pometta
Founder/CEO
Baby Swags – Celebrity Gifting & PR
815.577.8459 Office
Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Babyswags
As Seen On: Tori & Dean Inn Love,
KTVK 3 Arizona and products on Liam McDermott,
Wyatt Crow, Honor Marie Warren, Violet Affleck, Marcia Cross’s -Savannah,
Tony Hawk’s-Kady, Ed Sanders-Triplets, Denise Richards and more!

It’s your time to shine – Motivational

Every Friday I am going to share a little thought process for you. You don’t have to read it, but I hope you do. If anything I want it to be inspiring, and perhaps put some of your fears to rest and empower you to keep doing what you are doing.
——————
Happy Friday the 13th! Today is usually a day to fear but not today! It’s all in how you look at life! I choose today to be TBDE! The Best Day Ever – courtesy of Spongebob!

Why would I think that in an economy like we have today? Why would I think of it in that way with many people not working, businesses failing, and the threats of what CPSIA will do to many, many more small businesses. I will tell you why. I believe. Plain and simple. I believe. I am a dreamer yes, but I am also a realist. I know that times are hard, but you have to change YOUR mindset to know that THIS is YOUR time to shine. It is time for you to re-invent yourself. It is an opportunity to make those changes in your business that just aren’t working for you, set up a new plan and market yourself like crazy! It honestly does not take a lot of money to do that, just time, and patience. You have to take advantage of the situation and really put yourself to the test. Can you do it? Do you believe in yourself, or in your product? Because I know that I believe in your business and products. If you have been with me for a while, you know that is the honest to goodness truth. Those that just recently joined, after you get to know me (more on a personal level), you will come to see that I really do love working with who I’ve come to call, “My girls”, just ask any of them, they’ll tell ya! 🙂

Now what I want you to do is, stop thinking about the “What If’s” and replace that with “No matter what, I will succeed”. You and you alone have the power to change how your business is going. If you don’t like something, change it. If you want more retailers, go get them. If you don’t know how to do something, ask someone who does. YOU have the power. Don’t let the news, the media, the papers, the magazines dictate how you run your business. You have invested too much to just throw it all to the dogs. Put yourself out there. Make yourself heard. Make yourself seen.

For instance, I know that there are other gifting companies out there. It just goes to prove that there is a market for what I am doing. I am ok with the competition. It just makes life more interesting. It allows me to reinvent myself all the time. Bring in new things, test things out, get rid of things that don’t work for the companies I represent. I never was one for long term contracts because I don’t like to tie people in Baby Swags unless they want to be here. I have built my business just as you all have. I have spent countless hours up at night researching, making contacts, taking pictures of product, writing press releases, reaching out to companies for support, strumming up media, and I won’t stop. I am up at 7am, running around with three kids all day and night, then when they are all in bed, I work until 3am. I don’t do this a few nights, I do this EVERY night. I am constantly reaching out to people whether it be on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, ning networks, email networks, my network, I reach out and make myself available to my clients, my contacts, my friends. With everything I do, I put at least 200% into it. I have built my business by providing the best customer service and have developed a great following. I have become well known in the entrepreneurial community and I am extremely proud of all my accomplishments and for the fact that I have been able to do my job and have received many positive results. I don’t like failing and I certainly do not like giving up on my dreams. Like the Trump man says, quitting makes you a loser and I am not a loser, nor are you.

So you see, I have the same exact work ethics as you do. I work hard, I put my best foot forward and I keep on movin towards my goals. I am not giving up, not now, not ever and nor should you. Do not let this economic situation make you a victim. Stand tall, stand strong and you will see, when this becomes a distant memory, YOU will still be standing!

——————–

Well, I hope you have found this to be inspiring and I hope that you are all up to date with what is going on with Baby Swags. It is an exciting time, please take advantage of any opportunities you can. I promise to do my best at getting you the recognition you truly deserve. Your hard work and dedication will certainly not go unnoticed!

Don’t forget- follow me on Twitter!

Have a great, fun-filled weekend! Email me if you need me!

Sincerely,

Phyllis Pometta
BabySwags.com
http://www.twitter.com/Babyswags
info@babyswags.com
Find me on Facebook & Myspace by searching for – BabySwags

Weekly Opportunity Round Up #1

I am going to start posting weekly opportunity round ups. This is what we are working on and if you would like to participate or gather more information, please feel free to email us or join our ning network at Baby Swags Ning Network. (It’s free to join)

Please email me and let me know if you would like to take part in any of these so I can properly keep an accurate head count.

1. Toddler Gifting – March 30
2. Gifting Green – April 3
3. Teen Gifting – April 7 (deadline may change)
4. Suri Cruise – 3rd b-day – April 13
5. Mothers Day – (forgot to write it down but it is around mid-April)
6. Rockin Lollipop Lounge – Baby & Tween Celebration LA expo – ACT Today! celebrity charity auction
7. Mayor of San Francisco & morning show reporter

If anyone is interested in meeting me while in LA, please let me know your booth number and I will stop by and say hi! My daughter and myself will be making the rounds as she is the first Tween Reporter for the event! We get to interview exhibitors, celebrities, and more…it’s an exciting time for us! I hope we can make you all a part of it in some way!

Those needing tickets to the event, please let me know, I have a lot to share!

——————

Don’t forget- follow me on Twitter!

Have a great, fun-filled weekend! Email me if you need me!

Sincerely,

Phyllis Pometta
BabySwags.com
http://www.twitter.com/Babyswags
info@babyswags.com
Find me on Facebook & Myspace by searching for – BabySwags