Buzz Bags Opens Los Angeles Office Provides 18 VIP Bags Valued at $4,200 for WTA Tennis Champions

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Buzz Bags, the worldÂ?s first company to focus solely on creating goodie bags for celebrity-populated events, announces the opening of a Los Angeles office. For its first event in the area Buzz Bags is creating special VIP gift bags for the 18 finalists playing in the upcoming WomenÂ?s Tennis Association Championship Finals taking place at the Staples Center from November 5 to November 10. Buzz Bag recipients include Venus and Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, and Jennifer Capriati.

Buzz Bags, the world’s first company to focus solely on creating goodie bags for celebrity-populated events, announces the opening of a Los Angeles office. For its first event in the area Buzz Bags is creating special VIP gift bags for the 18 finalists playing in the upcoming Women’s Tennis Association Championship Finals taking place at the Staples Center from November 5 to November 10. Buzz Bag recipients include Venus and Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova, and Jennifer Capriati.

The bags themselves are weekend travel totes by Tumi Luggage. They are filled with a selection of goodies with a value of $4,200 including pRAWduct Hair Care System by “kitchen beautician” and Hollywood celebrity stylist Robert Hallowell; five pieces of bodywear by Carushka; Emporio Armani NIGHT Eau de Parfum for HER; Syrah 2000 from Talley Vineyards; Sebastian’s Trucco makeup line; Thermoflow infrared therapeutic wrist and elbow bands (for pain management), WarmFX™ penetrating heat balm by Body Glide; Cricket Cola (a green tea beverage); Balance Bars; multicolored MiGo commuter mugs and CD cases; The Second Decade of Guess? Images: 1991- 2001 (Gingko Press, September 2003); two free surfing lessons, hats, rash guards, and board wax from Surf Divas, the world’s first surf school for women and girls; tee-shirts by Little Moon Jumper.com makers of personalized, handmade babywear; Selah Eau Parfum an ancient fragrance recipe from Jerusalem; Altoids; and complimentary treatments from Epione Medical Corp. in Beverly Hills, the most comprehensive laser and cosmetic surgery center in the world.

The Los Angeles office has been established to reinforce Buzz Bags’ strong network of contacts within the entertainment community, and will be the West Coast headquarters for Buzz Bags’ television, film, and other celebrity-dense, high-profile local events. The company is currently placing product on the highly-rated, nationally-syndicated talk shows hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and Sharon Osbourne.

“There are both so many A-list events and cool brands based in Los Angeles that Buzz Bags needed a visible presence in the area,” says co-founder Debra Scott.

The Los Angeles office is helmed by Debbie Flesch and Sandy Reed. Flesch has had an extensive career in event planning and television production where she headed Roseanne Barr’s production company during the years of the comedienne’s highly-rated ABC sitcom. Flesch has close ties with the city’s political, entertainment and media establishments. Reed hails from the world of real estate investment and retail, having created a successful chain of retail stores in Hawaii. Her business background brings an abundance of creative energy to Buzz Bags. “Playing matchmaker between events and brands interested in product placement is an invigorating process,” she says.         

“Both women have unique talents and bring a tremendous amount of excitement to the company. While we have already worked on Oscar-related events and on other Hollywood-based galas, it is now necessary to establish a permanent presence in LA,” says co-founder, Jane Ubell-Meyer.

Buzz Bags is a service placing new, hip, interesting or luxe products directly into the hands of targeted demographics and the media.

Buzz Bags are aimed at trendsetters, culture influencers and the media to help create a “tipping point” for their clients’ products. Co-founders Jane Ubell-Meyer and Debra Scott launched this unique marketing service in April 2002 in New York City by placing thousands of products into the hands of the trendy jetsetters making their way from NYC to the exclusive Hamptons’ beach communities via the Hampton Jitney. Since then, Buzz Bags has created more than 100,000 goodie bags which have been presented at prestigious events from New York to Los Angeles including Houston, Miami, Aspen, and London. Buzz Bags contain products and services from companies as diverse as Altoids, Mercedes-Benz, Godiva, Estee Lauder, and Cunard. Jane Ubell-Meyer is a former film and TV producer. Debra Scott is a former journalist and editor-in-chief of numerous magazines.

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