What can be featured on the calendar website and in the email newsletter digests?
Debra Recommends Website Calendar and Newsletter curates the finest transformational events, conferences, concerts, dance events, film showings, workshops, salons, spiritual gatherings and well-known Bay Area spiritual teachers in the San Francisco Bay Area and North Bay, as well as online transformational and educational programs.
Debra Recommends also promotes and supports important community causes, local benefits and keeps you informed with key New Paradigm information to assist your community and the planet in living more harmoniously.
What is the size and demographic of the email database?
There are 50,000+ members on the Debra Recommends database and it grows by thousands of members every month. The Debra Recommends Newsletter Digest reaches 50,000+ members in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, and comes out 2 times per month, every other Wednesday.
The Debra Recommends Dedicated Announcement emails reach 25,000+ members. This community database grew from Debra Giusti’s personal community and transformational events she has produced over the last 45 years, including as founder and co-producer of the Harmony Festival for 33 years.
What does the Debra Recommends Newsletter Digest and Dedicated Announcement Email look like?
Example of DEBRA RECOMMENDS Newsletter Digest - February 5, 2019:
Example of DEBRA RECOMMENDS Dedicated Announcement - February 7, 2019:
How do I add an event to the calendar?
These simple steps will create your unique Events Calendar Page that you can edit at any time:
1. Click “Sign Up” to open an account
2. Go to the CREATE tab
3. Follow the prompts to add a Live Event, Online Event or Community Offering
4. Upload event info, description, graphics, links, and videos.
When is the deadline to get included in the Debra Recommends Newsletter Digest?
The deadline to get included in the Debra Recommends newsletter digest is the Friday before the newsletter comes out. The digest is featured every other Wednesday. Available newsletter dates will be indicated in the advertising proposal.
When are the Dedicated Announcements scheduled?
Dedicated Announcements come out approximately 2 – 3 times per week and can be scheduled on a space available basis, through submitting a promotional contract online or requesting directly with your Promotions Assistant or by emailing: email@example.com
How do I get approved for a Newsletter Feature?
Newsletter Features are listed on the top of the Newsletter Digest and are one of the most prominent ways to promote. The event is announced at the beginning of the subject header and always includes a promotional offer. The Newsletter Features are chosen based on the type of event, so they are appropriately aligned with our values and members.
We also choose Newsletter Features based on the promotional offering that is given, which can include Free Tickets, Promo Codes or another offering that are members would appreciate. Once you are chosen you will be able to decide on your promotional offering for the newsletter.
How is the Web Banner utilized in the promotion?
The web banner is featured on the website calendar, chronologically by date. You can also have the web banner featured at the top of the newsletter digest email.
Can we offer a Promo Code to boost sales?
Promo codes can inspire ticket sales and be promoted in the featured newsletter section, within a newsletter digest listing and on the events landing page. Please submit your promo code information when you upload your event to our calendar or when you submit your promotional contract to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I contact you for support?
FOR ANSWERS TO ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, or to get support with creating your proposal contact email: email@example.com. Or call Debra Giusti at 707 – 249 – 0205
Are there any special arrangements that can be made to support getting more promotion than the budget allows with opportunities such as Ticket Trade, Cross–Promotion, and other creative arrangements?
Yes! Creative collaboration is available by special negotiation. Inquire at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I increase my promotional outreach by promoting on Harmony Connects also?
Harmony Connects has 75,000+ members in its database, and is available to promote major transformational events, festivals, conferences, concerts, film showings, workshops, and well-known spiritual teachers, as well as online transformational and educational events and programs in Northern California, the West Coast and beyond.
It was created from the attendees of Harmony Festival, which ran for 33 years in Santa Rosa, CA and was attended by more than 30,000 people in 2011. It was founded and produced by Debra Giusti, who also founded and currently manages the Harmony Connects & Debra Recommends calendar and newsletter.
It is not available for smaller and more personal Bay Area events, and is only for large and prominent events. To find out about promoting on Debra Recommends go to: https://harmonyconnects.com/marketing
Additional Promotion also available on Transformation into The New Paradigm eNewsl
Transformation Into The New Paradigm eNewsletter is sent nationally and internationally as a Dedicated Announcement approximately 5 times per week to 50,000+ subscribers that are interested in New Paradigm realities. The demographics includes people nationally and internationally that are interested in cutting edge spiritual information and teachings and the ever-emerging New Paradigm that is evolving on the planet and through humanity now. The eNewsletter promotes Free Tele-Seminars, Online Courses, E-Books, Conferences, National Spiritual Festivals, Transformational Events, Retreat Centers and much more. Example of Transformation Paradigm eNewsletter HERE.
Who is Debra Giusti?
Debra Giusti has experienced over 45 years on the leading edge of the ever-emerging new paradigm culture, both locally in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. An entrepreneur since age 22, Debra has grown a series of businesses supporting personal growth and transformation; healthy and sustainable lifestyles; leading-edge spirituality; and community connection.
She is a prominent positive force, continuing to develop new businesses that support the emerging new culture, and inspiring the development of deep community. She founded and created the Harmony Festival for 33 years which began in 1978 which grew to 30,000 participants in 2011.
Then she created the Harmony Connects and Debra Recommends calendar website and eNewsletter’s, Transformation Paradigm eNewsletter, and Temple on Pleasant Hill in Sebastopol California. Find out more at www.DebraGiusti.com. Grab a copy of her adored free ebook "Activate Your Soul Tribe" here: www.ActivateYourSoulTribe.com
Who is on the Debra Recommends Team?
Executive Assistant * Creative Services Coordinator * Co-Designer
Lindsey is passionate about building bridges to spread solutions, connect change-makers and empower communities to live in harmony with each other and the planet. She plays multi-dimensional roles in all facets of Debra Recommends including business planning, website design, email and calendar management, ticket sales and giveaways, graphic design, affiliate management, copywriting, editing, customer service, social media and more. Lindsey is also a Dancing Freedom™ facilitator, regenerative culture event producer, spiritual counselor and healer. She believes supporting people in gathering for transformational events both in person and online is a key ingredient for creating a better, safer, more coherent world that we all know is possible.
Executive Assistant * Affiliate Manager * Social Media Manager
Jessica is a nomadic, project guru traveling around North America while living in the moment. She believes love is power and finds her highest connection to be between animals and nature. Jessica’s roles include project, calendar, affiliate and ticket sale management, customer service support, social media and promotion, and so much more.
Patrick Riley is a community organizer and entrepreneur involved with over 20 years of experience in business development, event production, and marketing in the California, Bay Area and abroad. He has owned and operated numerous businesses and organizations including a restaurant/nightclub, wholesale baking company, event marketing and production management company, and a nonprofit educational organization.