Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays!!

To Our Valued Clients and to the Media to whom we're dedicated surrogates:

Well, 2010 draws to an exciting close for TransMedia Group as we break one of the biggest financial stories of the year, the launch of the GOLD to go™ Vending Machine in the U.S., we'd like to share some highlights of where we’ve been, and insights into where we are headed.

First, from all indications, that heading we're experiencing is definitely and dramatically up. The last few months we've signed a record number of new clients seeking publicity campaigns for an array of new products and services, everything from a new energy drink for diabetics, the remarkable achievements of a world-renowned designer and a new technology that will allow thousands of entrepreneurs to talk privately to a top expert in their field who'll advise them on the best way to grow their respective businesses.

The global economy that was so precarious just a year ago seems to have steadied itself, bringing with it a degree of calm across most financial markets and greater confidence among business executives. So I don't think I'm cock-eyed when I say I'm optimistic that our economy has turned a corner and is heading now in the right direction.

At TransMedia Group, where we've been serving clients worldwide since 1981, we've had the pleasure of working with outstanding athletes, including Olympic Gold Medalist Dara Torres, whom we booked on some of the top TV shows in the country, including Regis and Kelly, to talk about Fitness Nutrition's Gold Medal Aminos.

We generated over $3 million worth of media exposure for Stanley Steemer International and publicized a former U.S. Marine's "Ride For The Pride" in which he rode a bicycle from Pensacola, Florida to Sun Stadium to raise awareness and scholarship funds for the children of Marines Killed in Action.

O'Dwyer's cited us as one of the top 20 firms in the country in technology and among the top 40 in celebrity and fashion PR. PR Week praised our placements in national publications such as The Star and Politico.com as "Critical Hits" for a leading hair transplant surgeon.

All through 2010, TransMedia Group has expanded its staff, including hiring more Portuguese-speaking publicists to work on PR campaigns we're currently conducting for client PuntoMio and its partner BrandsMart in Brazil as well as a similar campaign in Mexico.

It was also the year of The Social Network, Twitter, and Facebook that our publicists are using now so effectively to complement all of our other PR channels. It was also the year that brought my own invention, The Knife and Forklift, to the forefront of national media, including appearances on Today Show, Ellen DeGeneres and articles in Fitness Magazine and LA TIMES.

And now we cap the year with the launch of the first GOLD to go™ Vending Machine in the U.S., which is making front-page headlines across the country and leading off countless TV newscasts while sending waves of exposure across the Internet.

On behalf of everyone at TransMedia Group, I’d like to extend the simplest of messages: Thank you for your faith in us. Our firm enjoys 30 years of excellence in PR and we are proud to be able to serve every one of our clients. Your feedback is a fundamental part of our process, and we encourage you to keep it coming.
Our best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season, and a prosperous and Newsworthy New Year.

Thomas J.Madden
Founder and CEO
TransMedia Group

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Raymond Lee Jewelers teams up with TransMedia Group!

Raymond Lee Jewelers, established in Boca Raton in 1983, has taken on TransMedia Group as their publicity partner. This newly founded relationship paves way for a future filled with great opportunities.

Vice President of Raymond Lee Jewelers and company namesake, Lee Josephson, stated, “When we decided on choosing a PR firm it was an easy decision as TransMedia Group was an organization with tremendous media contacts and resources, ready to share our story with the world”.

Having been family owned by the Josephsons’ for 27 years, Raymond Lee Jewelers has become one of South Florida’s most highly recommended sales and service centers for their array of jewelry.

“Raymond Lee Jewelers has great stories by the carat! Our goals include showcasing their rare collections, spotlighting their community giving, explaining their competitive buying prowess and unveiling their collateral loan business,” added Glen Calder, President of TransMedia Group.

There are many good things to come from this newly formed relationship. Raymond Lee Jewelers and TransMedia Group are confident, that together, this new beginning will open many new and exciting doors for both companies.

Posted by: Britney Fioto

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


The worldwide leader in hair taming, GKhair is much more than just a name…it’s a promise. GKhair offers superior solutions for everyday hair needs, from hair taming to aftercare, which surpasses our competitors in the global marketplace. From our inception, GKhair recognized the need and offers high-end results for today’s versatile woman, and provides professionals and consumers with a one-stop shop experience for the most beautiful, luxurious, shiny, healthy hair imaginable.
GKhair invests in research and development to advance the science of hair care while continually developing innovative formulas that are rigorously tested to produce unparalleled results.

GKhair's style guru brings you the latest hair trends as the GKhair education team shows you how to recreate the perfect look for the holiday parties!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pregnant? Boy or Girl? Know 10 weeks sooner!!

The most anticipated moment for most parents is the gender of their child. Usually it takes about 20 weeks to get an Ultrasound that will reveal the gender of the baby. Well, it just so happens that two working moms, fasicinated about learning the gender of their developing babies, felt that there had to be a way to bridge the gap between conception and the long awaited Ultrasound. After an extensive amount of research and development, entrepreneurial spirit, engaged chemists, scientists and engineers, a world class organization formed to create IntelliGender, the world's first in-home, urine based Gender Prediction Test. In just 10 weeks (8 weeks post conception), this afforable, simple-to-use urine test will provide in minutes the gender of your baby based upon an easy to read color match. Green indicates boy and orange indicates girl!

The testimonials from pregnant women exemplify the positive experience from these results: "All I have to say is WOW! I was pretty skeptical about the results when I did this test in my 10th week of pregnancy. I just had my sonogram done November 8th and the test was right!! We're having a BOY!!!! I will strongly recommend Intelligender to all my pregnant friends!!' - Stella Aponte

What are you waiting for? Know what you are carrying before the baby bump! The test is simple, affordable, and fun. With a accuracy rate that averages around 90%, expectant mothers yearning to know any information possible about their future bundles of joy can now find the IntelliGender Prediction Test at larger retailers including Walgreens, Target, CVS/Pharmacy, and Rite-Aid, and online at http://www.intelligender.com/.

-Monica Esguerra

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Something to Bark About!

Whether you have a Great Dane or a Teacup Yorkie, “Kona’s Chips” will certainly get some tails-a-waggin’. Freshly stamped with a Made in USA certification seal, “Kona’s Chips” are providing us with not only the best for our four legged friends, but also the best for our country: A simple formula, these treats are jerky based made from premium 100% USDA inspected sliced chicken breasts and what’s simply scrumptious about them is that they are All-American; produced in America, processed in America, packaged in America, and sold to American pet owners. Now little Fluffy can be fed like a King!

The product came about after the creator’s dog, Kona, got seriously ill from pet treats that were made abroad. Fast-forward to today, and her pooch is healthy as a button and she has turned this bad experience around into the success story of “Kona’s Chips”.

The testimonials from pet owners illustrate the positive buzz about these treats: "I received the sample treats and Maddie went nuts! She did the 'Happy Havanese' dance! Thanks for making a safe, healthy product that I can feel good about giving to my furry friend." (Michelle, Florida)

“Kona’s Chips” are deliciously delectable for our pets, but also a way for us to come together as Americans and support American-Made products which is the ultimate stimulus for jobs and our economy. Surely that is enough to make anyone go “Woof!”

Monday, November 15, 2010

Where Were Your Jeans Born?

You don't get much more American than owning a pair of blue jeans. However, in a time where it is more cost-effective to outsource production overseas, you'd be surprised at how few pairs of jeans are produced in the USA. That is, until The All American Clothing Company came up with their "traceability" factor.

The All American Clothing Company is the first jean company in the world to allow the consumer to trace their jeans all the way back to the American farmers who grew the cotton used in production of their products.

The "traceability" of these jeans allows one to know the TRUTH about where their jeans came from as well as recognize the hard-working Americans who are involved in the production process.

Each jean comes with a ‘Certificate of Authenticity’ that includes a traceability number. Simply enter the traceability number on the All American Clothing website (http://www.allamericanclothing.com/) to find out exactly which farmers and mill were involved in producing your jean!

The All American Clothing Company offers their customers the opportunity to purchase high quality, comfortable, American-made clothing. Like most American success stories, they started as a small business, but thanks to the many loyal customers with a strong sense of patriotism, they now produce thousands of jeans each year!

The All American Clothing Company allows the opportunity for proud Americans to support their country and wear All American Clothing!

To find out more about the All American Clothing Company, visit their website at http://www.allamericanclothing.com/

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

DNA Energy Drink Presents Alpha Fights

DNA is anything but your typical energy drink. It doesn’t make you jittery and crash. It doesn’t cost $5 apiece like most of its competitors. DNA energy drinks are sure to be the right fuel for your engine.

DNA does not mess around. With DNA’s “Extreme Team,” comprising of some of the most famous extreme sports stars around, this energy drink embodies the high-voltage power needed to keep up in the fast-paced environment of extreme sports. Members of the Extreme Team include surf star Cody Thompson, BMX veteran Jovanny “Geo” Benitez, and up-and-coming street skater Jordan Price.

On Thursday, October 21st, DNA sponsored the first of many Alpha Fights at Seminole Hard Rock’s Passion nightclub. This MMA cage fight coupled with the beautiful Alpha ringside girls serving DNA energy drinks and round house kicks showed how to “Live Outside the Box.”

To see pictures from Alpha Nights, check out http://www.facebook.com/people/Dna-Energy-Drink/100000331777086#!/album.php?aid=2019363&id=1539535475

Visit http://www.dnabeveragecorp.com to find out more about DNA energy drinks.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What's Your Hair IQ?

Dr. Larry Shapiro turned a lot of heads when he released his list that rated which celebrities have the best and worst hair.

Celebrities were rated using Dr. Shapiro’s “Hair IQ Score” (http://www.hairiqscore.com/) which takes into consideration health, shine, body, texture, color, amount and presentation of hair.

Topping the list were Ellen DeGeneres, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Anniston who each scored a 9 out of a possible 10. At the bottom of the list were Lindsey Lohan, David Letterman and, of course, Donald Trump.

“Hair IQ” stands for the hair’s Ideal Quotient. There should be a good balance of health, body and shine, for example, for a candidate to receive a high Hair IQ score.

Dr. Shapiro believes that a celebrity’s hair is probably their most distinguishable feature.

"When you see Jennifer Aniston, it's almost impossible not to get caught up in the beauty of her hair. And you might say the opposite about celebrities like The Donald, whose hair has become almost a ludicrous logo," he said.

Dr. Shapiro has performed over 11,000 micro-minigraft/follicular unit hair restoration surgery procedures. He was also the first doctor in the southern part of the country to specialize in “micro-mini grafts,” allowing him to develop his hair treatment to a state of the art procedure.

He recently launched a line of Help Hair™ (http://www.helphair.com/) products, which include a vitamin-rich, hair-friendly nutritional protein supplement shake to combat weight loss and muscle development programs that are good for the body but bad for hair. Many fitness programs conflict with proper hair care and can actually lead to hair loss.

Help Hair™ products are sold in Whole Foods stores. Like Dr. Shapiro asks, “Why lose hair when you lose weight?”
To learn more about Dr. Shapiro and his Help Hair™ products, check out his website at http://www.drshapiroshairinstitute.com/.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Four Generations Tall

Since 1924, Zuckerman Homes has built more than 10,000 luxury homes throughout Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, Collier and Lee counties, establishing itself as a leader in quality craftsmanship and personalized care. Together with a talented hands-on team of architects, planners, designers and contractors, Zuckerman Homes provides the very best value for your housing dollar by offering quality homes with innovative designs to satisfy the desires of today’s discerning homebuyer.

The four-generation family business started in 1924 in Queens, N.Y., and then moved to South Florida in the early 1960s where Mel Zuckerman merged his home building company with his father's.
Zuckerman Homes survived the though economic downturn with sound ideas, solid deals and wonderful management. Building solid foundations for your future, Zuckerman Homes continues to establish itself as a customer-driven leader in personalized care and craftsmanship by delivering exceptional product at an outstanding value.

"Our Zuckerman home is truly our "Castle". The Zuckerman family accommodated every request to make our home unique for us. We are now enjoying the lifestyle of luxury in our new home."
Tracy and Blair Foerster
Windemere Homeowners

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Never Forget to Take Your Medication Again

It never fails. No matter how many prescriptions we have had in our lifetime, we all share the same problem. The thing we have the most difficulty with is remembering when to take our pills.

But, thanks to Henry Ford Health System, remembering when to take our pills has gotten a lot easier.

Henry Ford Health System has teamed up with Rexam and Med Time Technology in creation of “The Pill Timer.”

The Pill Timer gives both audio and visual alerts at prescribed intervals, notifying the consumer that it is time to take their next pill. Never again will someone have to worry about keeping track of when to take their next dosage. It’s the first Medication Management device designed for the pharmacist to show consumers how to program at the point when they pick up their prescription.

In addition to the medical benefits of taking medicine on time, staying on schedule will benefit you financially. According to Ian Shendale, the CEO of Med Time, being admitted to the hospital could cost anywhere between $5,000 and $7,000 and an Emergency Room visit caused by medication errors could cost up to $500.

The Pill Timer will be distributed at Henry Ford flagship locations in Michigan.

Check out The Pill Timer on ABC News! http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=9873907

For more information, please visit the website at http://www.thepilltimer.com

Southeast's most Famous Hair Restoration Specialist goes National

With 20 years of surgical experience and over 11,000 successful hair transplant procedures, Dr. Larry Shapiro and his knowledgeable staff are going national with a special 4-step hair care system and companion book.

Dr. Shapiro’s unique expertise has lead him to the Help Hair™ Shake, a one of a kind shake that is all natural and vitamin-rich which helps people achieve real hair recovery.

As an all natural growth-hormone free product, Help Hair™ is a great supplement for proper hair nutrition supplying all the essential amino acids, proteins and vitamins that is needed for ones hair.

The extraordinary 4-step hair care products are made with the highest quality products and are therefore available at Whole Foods stores in Florida. Dr. Shapiro’s products and books can also be purchased on a national basis from their online Help Hair website, http://www.helphair.com/.
Each step in the Help Hair line is designed for to work internally and externally to provide all the nutrients that ones body needs.

Step 1: The Protein Shake provides the consumer with nutrition that your body lacks. Formulated to stimulate healthier hair and nails, it contains a high level of biotin the most important ingredient for healthy hair and nails.

Step2: The Vitamin supplements contains biotin which is the most important nutrient formulated to promote the healthy hair and beautiful nails.

Step3: The Shampoo is an emollient, protein and vitamin rich moisturizing shampoo for your hair and scalp which provides fuller, flourishing, vibrant hair.

Step 4: The Conditioner contains botanical extracts and works to soften hair and promote healthy growth and styling manageability.

To hear testimonials and see more of Dr. Shapiro’s Help Hair products view the link:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

bpBlows.com Campaign Takes a Trip Across the Pond

Armed with vuvuzelas and bpBlows.com t-shirts, angry protestors took to BP's international headquarters in London to participate in the "Vuvuzela's for BP" event on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

Demonstrators blew their horns loudly, sending a clear message to execs that "BP blows" for their handling of the worst oil leak in U.S. history. The damaging effects of the spill have motivated many to take action and joining the bpBlows.com campaign is allowing many to do just that, help. It has put everyday people at the forefront of a major environmental movement and is gaining supporters with each passing day. This international venture for the campaign, organized by Adam Quirk and Babelgum (UK), is a sure sign that the bpBlows.com message is getting out there. The campaign hopes to put pressure on BP execs to cap this massive and devastating oil leak which, as of today, has gone into its 82nd day of gushing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. (for spill counter:http://www.bpspillcounter.com/ )

If you want to create a buzz and sound off on this disaster (vuvuzela's optional), join the fight and get your bpBlows.com t-shirt today. You can purchase bpBlows.com gear at http://www.bpblows.com/ for just $9.95. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Gulf Restoration Network charity (http://www.healthygulf.org), which is committed to helping with the clean up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

You can also 'like' bpBlows.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bpBLOWS

Check out video of bpBlows.com's trip across the pond:

Monday, July 12, 2010

Lock your fears away with the Ultimate Lock!

Miami, FL… 417,122. This amount represents the total number of reported robberies in the area (http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/fl/crime/). How safe do you feel in your city?

Captain Ron Daniels may be able to settle your fears with his creation of the Ultimate Lock. The lock contains four degrees of protection and, according to Daniels, it is stronger than any other deadbolt sold in stores.
The Ultimate Lock can withstand up to 4,000 lbs. It can’t be kicked in or rammed. (Just ask J.T. Boyer, an investor of the lock, who broke his knee trying to kick a door in with the lock installed.) It can’t be bump keyed or picked. It can work without a deadbolt and is endorsed by law enforcements, NASA and ALOA. Did I mention the 10 year warranty?

So how does it work? First the Ultimate Lock contains extra long screws to be used on your hinges. These screws are drilled into the door frame in opposite directions at 30 degree angles making your door become a brick wall. If your door is being kicked in the screws will bend into the frame in such a way to increase the amount of force the door can withstand.

The anti-bump key feature makes picking your lock virtually impossible with its six-pin bump protection rather than the average four.

The Ultimate Lock also contains a lockout mode where a person can push a button from the inside of the home and it will deactivate the locking mechanism from the lock, therefore preventing the door from being unlocked.

With the Ultimate Lock’s double deadbolt unit you’ll never worry about a home invasion again. And stop double checking if you locked the door. The Ultimate Lock’s secondary security lock protrudes slightly across the door frame making it easy to see that your door is locked from 40 feet away!

With all these amazing features the Ultimate Lock is a one-of-a-kind lock that is guaranteed to keep your home and your family safe!

Check out this demonstration video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbvSXaSYkq4

The Ultimate Lock is available at all Lowe’s stores for around $175 and can be installed by Pop-A-Lock, just call (800) POP-A-LOCK or visit their website http://www.popalock.com/.

For more information, please visit http://www.theultimatelock.com/ or call (713) 266-1400.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

BPblows.com partners up with The Gulf Restoration Network

The BPblows campaign has recently partnered up with The Gulf Restoration Network charity to whom it will donate a portion of all t-shirt sales at www.bpblows.com. The charity, based out of New Orleans, LA is committed to helping with the clean up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf Restoration Network (GRN), which was founded on August 29th 1995. Since its inception the charity has grown to its current size of 8 staff and 2 consultants. With a vision that ‘the Gulf of Mexico will continue to be a natural, economic, and recreational resource that is central to the culture and heritage of five states and three nations,’ GRN is the perfect partner for the bpblows.com campaign.
The BPblows.com campaign has grown rapidly, already having 1,086 ‘fans’ on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bpblows). Planes have been flying around the Pensacola, FL area parading banners that direct onlookers to the company website.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Copper Canyon Grill--a great place for a delicious meal

Copper Canyon Grill is a great place to gather and enjoy American cuisine served in a low-key, yet upbeat atmosphere.The menu includes the famous mouth-watering rotisserie chicken, as well as home-made meatloaf, Ahi tuna, skillet-baked cornbread fired with fresh jalapeno and Serrano peppers, pulled BBQ Pork (or Chicken) Sandwich, and the legendary baked potato soup. But by far, the incredible Maryland-style Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes are just about the best (and certainly the most authentic!) in Boca Raton. And don’t miss the awesome desserts, including a spectacular Chocolate Uprising, and slow-baked Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier cream custard...all to die for!

CC Grill is located on NW Executive Center Circle, right off of Glades Road
Head on over for lunch, dinner and happy hour or late night dining and you will be in for a treat!

Save our beaches and let it be known… BP Blows

Did you know… 60,000 barrels of oil are believed to be gushing into the Gulf from the BP spill. 102 school gymnasiums could theoretically be filled floor-to-ceiling with oil from the spill. 11 workers are missing or presumed to be dead from the explosion. 400 wildlife species are threatened by the oil spill. 25 million birds cross the Gulf Coast per day and are potentially at risk. 27 offshore Gulf drilling operations have been approved since the BP spill. 2 of those were awarded to BP. $1.6 billion is the confirmed cost of the Gulf oil spill to BP, as of June 14, 2010. (http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/gulf-of-mexico-oil-spill-facts)

Join in the fight to cleanup the mess BP has started. The BP Blows.com Campaign started with one’s man frustration with BP’s dismal efforts to restore the Gulf. Wes Spicer decided it was time to take a stand and express his outrage. Thus, the bpBlows.com t-shirt was born.

You can purchase your bpBlows.com t-shirt at http://www.bpblows.com/ for just $9.95. A portion of the proceeds will go to wildlife rescue and environmental groups working on oil spill cleanup efforts. The message on the t-shirt is straight forward and to the point so the public can vent its anger with BP. If BP won’t do anything about this it’s up to us.

Still not convinced, see for yourself how serious this oil spill is at http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2010%2FUS%2F04%2F29%2Finteractive.spill.tracker%2Findex.html&h=5efb1Z66fWOccuYMtpT7Nud9RuA

The BP Blows.com Campaign gives the public a chance to make a statement and a difference.

Keep up with the latest updates and express your thoughts at www.Facebook.com/bpblows

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Native Remedies Awesome Summer Products!

Now that it is impossibly hot outside, you know there is no question at all that it is officially summer time. With summer comes a ton of different things one of the best being able to get the chance to go on vacation! Travelling can be hard though for people and their pets. Native Remedies has a solution for that. Everyone has worried at one time or another how travelling will affect their beloved pets. Native Remedies has a solution for that, EasyTravel Solution http://www.nativeremedies.com/petalive/easyairtravel-flying-with-dogs-cats.html. This allows for your pet to soothe itself and helps with relieving nausea and unease that comes along while travelling.

Native Remedies thankfully also has some solutions that are helpful for us humans when we are travelling. CanTravel is the equivalent of EasyTravel except for the fact that it is made for those of us that have two legs and not four.

CanTravel http://www.nativeremedies.com/products/cantravel-prevent-nausea-motion-sickness.html has the ability to decrease nausea and also increases comfort and confidence while traveling. Don't be afraid to go ahead and try both of these products and the many others that are availble through Native Remedies. They will succeed in helping to make your summer vaction even better than it already is.