As of July 28, David Kravetz (Sumoflam Productions) met the membership requirements and was officially accepted as a member of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA) due to the rapid traffic growth of the Less Beaten Paths travel blog.
The PTBA’s mission is to promote the interests of travel bloggers within the industry by supporting and fostering the needs, careers and relationships of travel bloggers. It aims to legitimize travel blogging as a business and facilitate business relationships within the industry.
The PTBA currently has 351 members worldwide and 24 industry members. All of their blogs combined garner over 10 million page views per month.
The Less Beaten Paths travel blog has been active since February 2012 and has been averaging 3500 views per month for the last few months, but traffic has been growing. The month of July 2014 has seen a surge to over 4000 views and continues to trend upwards.
As of May 1, Sumoflam Productions has partnered with the Fieldhouse Media Group in Houston, Texas to provide Web Design and Web Support services for its growing list of clients. As a partner, Sumoflam Productions will specialize in responsive web design, web development, mobile apps, search engine optimization, branding and internet marketing. I will work with the team to provide an array of services for businesses of all sizes. Located in Houston, TX, FMG serves clients locally and nationally. From start-up consulting to enterprise business solutions, they are goal-focused and results-driven.
I have worked with FMG for a number of years with their VYPE Magazine franchise and have now expanded the role to other clients of theirs.
The Co-Principals Derek Dusek and Matt Malatesta are both entrepreneurs, especially in Houston’s massive sports complex. Derek has been in magazine publishing, manufacturing and staffing and is the co-publisher of VYPE. Matt has been the voice of Houston high school sports for the past 15 years as the co-publisher of VYPE. He appears on KPRC Local 2, KUBE 57 and CSN Houston throughout the year and provides the recruiting content for the Houston Chronicle.
I am also excited to work with the amazing design team that Derek and Matt have assembled.
The FMG team works remotely…with staff in Houston, New Orleans, Wichita and Lexington, KY. You can see complete bios of the team here.