Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Campaign begins for Steph MacKenzie in the Live with Regis & Kelly Competition for Regis' Special Guest Co-Host!

You know her as one half of 97.1 The Point's morning team "Foxx & MacKenzie" and as the Current Mrs. Las Vegas. Now you can help make Steph MacKenzie become Regis Philbin's co-host for a day!

Go to:
OR and sign up or log in to vote.

Need some reasons to vote for Steph MacKenzie?

Not just "the girl next door" with her positive attitude and radiant smile,
she is also the consummate professional regularly working on red carpets, and attending "A-List "parties and all those hard to get into hotspots.

Steph began her career in Denver, but this 17-year radio veteran is All Vegas All the Time now. A short list of her celebrity interviews include:

• Elton John
• Snoop Dogg
• Kevin James
• Pamela Anderson
• Pat Sajak
• and hundreds more Hollywood and rock stars.

But Steph is so much more than a DJ, beauty queen and red carpet regular. She spends an enormous amount of her time working with Vegas non-profits and charities like:

• New Vista Community
• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
• Speedway Children's Charities
• The Ronald McDonald House
• and more.

You can also catch Steph as the face of the CW Las Vegas channel 6/cable33 and this fall on the sidelines of high school football on Thursday night LIVE on MYLV TV.

Steph is currently Mrs. Las Vegas 2010 and hopes to take the crown for Mrs. Nevada in July.

Experience the vibrant, beautiful, talented Steph MacKenzie here: Judge for yourself. And then judge for Steph at: OR

For more info, contact:
Mary Ann McQueen Butcher, Red Carpet Marketing & PR: 702 533-8803 /

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Red Carpet Marketing & PR has worked w/ OV, Shade Tree & Miracle Flights as our pro bono clients. We are proud to have grown into larger offices & employing more Las Vegans in '10. We deliver extraordinary service at reasonable prices. Vote for us.

Red Carpet Marketing: Extraordinary Service at Ordinary Prices

Red Carpet Marketing & Public Relations -- So proud to have worked with Opportunity Village, Shade Tree and now Miracle Flights as our pro bono clients...We are proud to have grown into another larger still office in 2010. We are growing and delivering world class service at reasonable prices. Vote for us....Extraordinary work at ordinary prices!

Red Carpet Marketing & Public Relations -- under 5 employees category Vote for the LV economy....Vote for jobs...Vote today.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Mary Ann McQueen Butcher

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Got a Droid? Here's are some "Must Have" Alternative Apps for You!

Got a Droid? Here's are some "Must Have" Alternative Apps for You!

Michael McGhee is a one of the principals of Anexeon. He is a technology visionary -- always ahead of the tech curve. Following is a "cheat sheet" Michael authored regarding Droids and how to get the most out of them with great apps.

Smart phones based on the Google Android operating system continue to gain in popularity. All major carriers offer Android based phones and a number of new phones are in the pipeline ( One of the major benefits of the Android platform is the evolving marketplace for applications. Similar to Apple's app store, marketplace is teeming with applications, with one distinct difference - Google doesn't have to approve apps before they can run on your phone. This means that a plethora of alternative applications and enhancements to the basic functions of Android are available. Don't like the web browser or email client that comes with Android? No problem, there's a replacement available. Want a different media player or an application to enhance the core calling features of the phone? No problem.

Because the platform is more open, it is also fractured, meaning that not all apps run on all phones and since all phones don't support every version of Android, you need to make sure the application will support your version of the Android OS and phone before you download and/or purchase. A quick way to do this is to thoroughly read the comments for the application in the Marketplace before downloading.

Below is a list of applications that I have installed as enhancements to my phone, the Motorola Droid, categorized by the type of program they replace.

Email / Communications

Application & Notes:
• TOUCHDOWN -- A much-improved fully functional Outlook Client that surpasses BlackBerry for outlook integration
• VISUAL VOICEMAIL -- Verizon App, Visual Voicemail
• GOOGLE TALK -- Google’s chat app for Gmail
• GOOGLE VOICE -- Droid front end and integration for Google Voice app

• Browsing / Documents
DOLPHIN BROWSER -- Replaces standard Android browser, much more capable, pinch & zoom capability.
• ASTRO -- File Manager
• ANDROZIP -- Zip file support

Media / Commerce
• AMAZON MP3 / AMAZON Front End for Amazon’s music store, regular store
• DOUBLETWIST -- Load on PC, synchs music from iTunes library and others to Droid. Must upgrade to iTunes+ first (eliminate copyright protection)
• BEYONDPOD -- Outstanding RSS reader, front ends Goggle Reader as well.
• PANDORA -- Streaming Music
• DROIDLIVE -- Front end for Shout cast (radio)
• PAYPAL -- Manage Paypal account

Social Networking / Information

• DROIDIN -- Front End client for LinkedIn
• TWIDROID PRO -- Twitter
• FACEBOOK -- Built in FaceBook app
• WEATHER CHANNEL -- Interface to Weather Channel
• FLIXSTER -- Outstanding Movie / Showtime app
• NEWSPAPERS FULL -- Great front end for major newspapers
• AP Online Associated Press app. Great interface. Loads the RJ automatically.
• PLACES DIRECTORY -- Great directory by major categories (banks, medical, etc.)


• WIFI TOGGLE -- One touch toggles Wi-Fi off/on
• ADVANCED TASK MANAGER -- Manages processes on the droid, keeps battery usage low
• SPEED TEST -- Bandwidth Tester
• REMOTE RDP -- Take over Screen/Kbd/Mouse
• POWER MANAGER -- Excellent Power Manager, uses profiles

Monday, June 14, 2010

Red Carpet Markting Past & Present Client List

Even I have to say "Wow!"

Adventuredome at Circus Circus
Bob Massi, Attorney
Brendan Theaters
Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill
Cisco Systems
Daphne's Greek Cafe
David Saxe Productions / V Theater
Fashion Show Mall
Galleria at Sunset Mall
King Ranch Market
Las Vegas 51s
MEET Las Vegas
Mountain West Conference
Paris Las Vegas
Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino
The Producers (at Paris Las Vegas)
Radiant Smiles
Seiji Limousine
Silverton Casino Hotel Lodge
Smith's Food & Drug Stores
Stomp Out Loud
Terrible's Hotel & Casino
Tony n' Tina's Wedding
Ventano's Italian Corner & Oyster Bar
Walt Disney Company
Westfield Shoppingtowns
Please let me know what else I can

Monday, June 7, 2010

The kind of email that makes my Monday!

Hi Mary Ann,

Wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to meet you at CTAM West’s event. You made my round table experience a memorable one, next time I won’t text when you have the floor J I learned my lesson. I must say you were the highlight of the day. There was something about you, a calming presence that made me feel at home.. You left such an impression I read your bio, it’s the minister dealio!!!

Mary Ann, you are awesome!!! It was that genuine heart thing I picked up on. That is the ultimate went it comes to PR, you’re marketing for the “big guy”, that takes a special person. Thank you for your time Mary Ann and Thank you for making my first CTAM event fun and informative, you do affect people positively. . Great success in all your endeavors and I wish you the very best always.

Take care, Jeff

Sunday, June 6, 2010

In Less than Three Years...

It's amazing what can happen in three years....the launch of a marketing and PR company in the worst economy since the great one of the hardest hit cities in the country -- Las Vegas.

Two web sites....7 new employees....15 accounts in the last year from entertainment (Tony n' Tina's Wedding) to technology (Anexeon) to restaurants (Cadillac Ranch and Ventano's)....Three offices in less than 12 months due to unprecedented professional affiliations like the Q Business Alliance and the Social Register of Las Vegas...

Then there is the downside....employees who the company had to let go due to inappropriate behavior -- giving away company information....sharing contacts and outright lying to the company and its customers. Totally unacceptable so while their service was appreciated, they had to go.

Another interesting phenomenon is the amount of malice people can have toward another company just because of the new company's success. Maybe if you would concentrate more on your business and less on ours, we not be kicking your butt.

Then there's the "pimping"....Oh how I highly dislike that. Phony potential clients call and ask for a meeting in the hopes of getting free information. A consultation is always free but a plan, tactics, contacts, etc.....not on your life.

This also a good time to mention barter....Do yourself a favor and don't use IMS or ITEX. Instead, barter with a reputable company that has services you want and vice versa.

And events? The ones we produce do not invite the "shrimp munchers" who just come for free food and alcohol.

But for every negative point, RCM & PR is grateful for what it is TODAY: an organization with a filled pipeline, a sharp, honest and customer-service focused staff, great contacts...our friends at David Saxe Productions and our new office on Dean Martin Drive.

Lest I forget, RCM & PR has a new area of practice: marketing to seniors. If you think, this is a small market....please do your research.... Our expertise can help you tap into the boomers, seniors and elderly who have more disposable income than any other group and who spend more time on the web than 18-34 year olds.

Please...Don't Be the Best Kept Secret....Contact us today: 24/7: 702 260-8282