I’m A Positivity Ambassador For The California Milk Processor Board

I’m so excited to announce that I’ve been selected  as a Positivity Ambassador for The California Milk Processor’s Board!  As a positivity Ambassador I will be promoting the healthy aspects and benefits of drinking milk.  I love milk because it’s full of nutrients, [Read more…]

The Sweet 16 New Relationship Marketing Tips

Mari Smith grew up in British Columbia and came to San Diego in 1999 with determination and a big dream.  She is a successful Entrepreneur and is considered the Thought Leader among all Facebook marketing  and Social Media Marketing experts.  She is the REAL deal folks!   [Read more…]

Join us Wednesday August 31st for a Family Vacation Memories Twitter Party!

Latina Mom Bloggers and PapiBlogger want you to join us for a fun Twitter party themed “My Family’s Best Vacation Memories.” There will be five great prizes including an iPad 2 courtesy of PapiBlogger.com and Hispanicize 2012 Conference.   [Read more…]

Google Plus Is a Game Changer

I started kicking the tires on Google Plus this weekend.  Google plus is definitely everything you like about Twitter and Facebook without the things you don’t like.  My overall impression on week one of Google plus testing is that [Read more…]

MasterChef Special Edition Bookazine

I’m so excited to share my new cooking Magazine, the MasterChef Magazine. Taste of Home partnered with MasterChef to create the special edition bookazine. The special edition bookazine was published the first week of July, and guess who got to preview the premier issue? Me!

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Happy 5th Birthday Twitter! We’re celebrating Twitter Birthdays.

The following post was featured on Latinos in Social Media Tech Tuesday post on March 22, 2011:

It’s Twitter’s Birthday this week!  Twitter was created by Jack Dorsey on March 21, 2006, and launched in July 2006.   The Twttr project was created after a brainstorming session between board members of podcasting company Odeo when Dorsey introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group.   [Read more…]

Google Goes Gaga for Lady Gaga (Video)

Everyone goes gaga for Lady Gaga and Google is no exception.  This week Marissa Mayer interviewed Lady Gaga at the Googleplex in Mountainview, CA.   Google created a phenomenal video that included Google Analytics, Search queries, YouTube searches and google search images:


Notable Statistics

There were over 54,000 questions submitted in 3 days via Twitter hashtag #GoogleGoesGaga and Lady Gaga’s Youtube channel.

Lady Gaga is one of the top searched people on Google.

Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance music video has over 360 million hits!

Lady Gaga is famed to be the most downloaded artist in Internet History!


Google Goes Gaga for Lady Gaga – – The entire interview (viewer discretion advised):


Musicians & Google. Are these exclusive interviews  the beginning of a Trend?

The Power of Social Media

Yuzu Tea

Image via Wikipedia

I will be attending a tea cupping at California Tea and Coffee Brewery today.

I want to show the world the power of social media.  Will you help me?

I will be giving away 2  tea samplings to one lucky follower on twitter and one lucky follower on Facebook.  The samples contain 8 delicious loose leaf teas  from California Tea and Coffee Brewery.

Here is how to participate:

1.  Check out California Tea and Coffee Brewery website and write a comment below about your favorite tea and why?  Be creative.

2. Twitter followers: Follow @CA_tea and @Eva_Smith on Twitter so that we can DM you.

3.  Facebook followers:  Follow California Tea on Facebook and write a comment on the tea of the Day post.

4. Tweet “I just particpated in The power of social media in tea giveaway: http://ow.ly/442u9

5.  Follow my tweets from the event and retweet the teas you love.  I’ll be tweeting lots of pictures of delicious tea. Follow the hashtag #catea

The winners will be announced randomly after the event.

This is not a paid post my honest opinions were used.  I did not receive any products or compensation in return for this post.

LA Latina Bloggers “Discovering Mas” Luncheon

The Los Angeles Latina Bloggers “Discovering Mas” Luncheon is only 3 days away!  The Blogs by Latinas November 6 event will bring together Los Angeles area most influential and creative Latina bloggers for one day of networking, socializing and  lots of fun!  I’m especially excited about the guest speakers,  Jennifer Vides and Waly Sabra.    Jennifer Vides has over 20 years of  PR and Marketing communications experience and is a well-respected Communications Thought leader.  She has held various Senior leadership positions and has worked with many leading businesses. Waly Sabra is Senior Vice President and Creative Director for Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations agency. Waly has over 12 years experience in visual communications and digital design.

Each guest will receive lunch and  a “blogger goodie bag”.  Some of the event sponsors include: Que Rica Vida, Avocados from Mexico, Do My Jeans, Palomaya, Baby Abuelita, Ardell, China Glaze Nail Lacquer, Kurvee, Carolina Pad, Wet N’ Wild, and Chinese Laundry.

If you are a Latina Blogger list your blog at the Blogs by Latinas Directory.    There are over 800 Latina bloggers to connect with.  If you are a Latina Blogger living in the Los Angeles area,  make sure to follow  LA Latina Bloggers on Facebook or Twitter.  Los Angeles Latina Bloggers is dedicated to helping the Los Angeles Latina, with a blog, promote themselves through its numerous networks, strategies and connections. LALB encourages an open table to discuss and brainstorm ideas to help motivate and improve Latina written blogs in Los Angeles.      Looking forward to seeing all the Los Angeles Latina Bloggers attending the event on Saturday.  ¡¡Arriba las mujeres!!

Improve Your Twitter Communication

Here is an excellent video to improve the way you communicate on Twitter.  In this video Chris Brogan, author of Trust Agents shares his advise on the value in what people are saying on Twitter and the business opportunities Social Media tools provide.  You will be compelled to change the way you engage on Twitter after watching this video!  Enjoy!

Summary of tips  provided by Chris Brogan:

1. Listen more.  Twitter has a great search tool. If you spend time listening to what people are saying on Twitter you can formulate an  opinion on what people are saying about a person, product, brand and your company.

2. Spend 12 times as much time talking about other people as you do yourself. Find other people’s good stuff and point it out to others. The more you talk about other people the more it is a gift to others and a way to build Respect, Reputation and Trust.

3. Use more time replying to people. When you respond to people during the day and the people around you will recognize that there is another person there and make people feel “seen”.  It is a magical difference!

4. “Do not go wherever the road may lead but go where there is no road and leave a trail.  The opportunity to innovate starts with doing something that hasn’t been done yet, not by looking for how everyone else is doing it.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Will you change the way you collaborate after watching this video?


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