St. Petersburg, FL (August 14, 2011) -- LocalShops1.com and MADHouse, Inc.
are happy to announce Bright House Networks has joined the shop local effort as the
Presenting Sponsor of Shopapalooza, the ultimate shopping extravaganza.
"We're thrilled that Bright House is showing their support for the local business community in the Tampa Bay area," said Ester Venouziou, founder of LocalShops1.com. "With their support, we'll be able to really spread the message."Shopapalooza
, is a one-day shopping event that provides shoppers the local alternative to Black Friday: great deals from independent businesses. It takes place 10-4 Nov, 19 at the St. Petersburg Pier, in partnership with University of South Florida- St. Petersburg, and its Center for Entrepreneurship and the City of St. Petersburg. Admission to the event is free.
"We are focused on expanding and delivering the shop local message in the Tampa Bay
area and the sponsorship with Bright House Networks will allow us the opportunity to
extend our efforts effectively, " said Arlene Segovia, managing co-partner at MADHouse,
Also helping spread the message is Telemundo, which has joined Shopapalooza as a Media Sponsor. It will be the main vehicle for reaching out to the growing Hispanic community. The addition of television promotion in both the general and Hispanic market media mix will provide greater
exposure for vendors at Shopapalooza.
Vendor information is available on LocalShops1.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 727.637.5586. For sponsorship information, call MadHouse Advertising at (786) 393-8955.
Information and updates can be found on LocalShops1.com's Shopapalooza blog
LocalShops1.com, launched in August 2008, connects local, independent businesses and
community-minded shoppers all over Tampa Bay. In 2010 LocalShops1.com was recognized as
the region's best voice for small businesses.
About the agency
MAD House, Inc. is a full-service advertising and marketing agency with a specialization within the
U.S. Hispanic market and focusing on small to mid-size companies. Services include printing and
promotional items. MAD House, Inc. is based in Tampa, Florida.