South Bay YPN Mayor's Round Table with @Zandell courtesy the South Bay Association of Realtors! #realestate #hermosabeach #redondobeach #manhattanbeach

By Joy A. Kennelly Recently I had the pleasure of accompanying one of the South Bay's top producing RE/MAX realtors, Devra Zandell, to her South Bay Association of Realtors (SBAOR) YPN meeting featuring Bill Brand, Mayor of Redondo Beach; Jeff... Read more →

Quick Update on #Life, #Startup, #Education, #Friends and #Travel

By Joy A. Kennelly Life has gotten progressively better and better. Had a wonderful visit with my Aunt and Cousins in Colorado while exploring opportunities for group travel in Glenwood Springs and Boulder. Having difficulty transferring pix from my phones... Read more →

Here's my pictorial essay review of the recent excellent @SoGalSummit event #IamSoGal #Startups #JDVTravel

By Joy A. Kennelly Recently had the pleasure of attending the SoGal Summit produced by Pocket Sun and Elizabeth Galbut which was really well done. It was feminine, focused and fabulous!:) Lots of great speakers imparting wisdom, fun activities when... Read more →

Joy's Travel Adventures: @threesquareLV @Zappos @DowntownProjLV @GirlsInTechLV @TheMobMuseum @Barrett_Jackson & more! #VegasTech #VegasFun

By Joy A. Kennelly Long time no chat, howzit going out there?:) Since arriving in Vegas it's been a whirlwind of activity and writing opportunities that always preclude my writing here. Now that I've had bronchitis for almost two weeks... Read more →

Announcing our @SXSWedu Creative Leadership - What it is and Why it Works panel w/@MichaelSB, @RichRedmond and The Joy Writer - VOTE!

By Joy A. Kennelly I've been working behind-the-scenes with two of my favorite music experts, Michael Brandvold of Michael Brandvold Marketing, and Drummer, Rich Redmond of the award-winning Jason Aldean Band, to create an informative, interesting panel for the educational... Read more →

Team Building Case Study: School of Humans, LC Crowley and Mark Apen featuring Ben Sollee, Chris Hardwick, Janeane Garofalo, Sarah Silverman and more

By Joy A. Kennelly I have had the privilege of working with SCHOOL OF HUMANS, a branded entertainment studio here in Atlanta these past few months writing their marketing materials and working on their online presence as their publicist. In... Read more →

My experience speaking at the Rome International Film Festival wrap-up & #Rome, GA sightseeing photo essay

By Joy A. Kennelly Recently I was invited by North Avenue Post Director of Marketing, Tracie Kriete, to join Georgia Production Partnership's "Plugged in Producing" Panel (say that fast three times:) at the Rome International Film Festival, considered by Moviemaker... Read more →

Atlanta vs. California Part II and Fashion's Night Out Atlanta coming soon... @FNOnyc can't wait!

By Joy A. Kennelly ATLANTA VS. CALIFORNIA again Last night was fun spending time with LA friends who have moved here before us and were celebrating a milestone birthday. It's nice to affirm we've all made the right decision and... Read more →

@MIHollywood @JinglePunks @RocketHub #Social Media Panel blogs & April 21 @Facebook Panel Speakers & Tickets

By Joy A. Kennelly Normally when I attend conferences I take dictation and microblog what the speakers are saying while they are speaking. I couldn't do that while moderating which is why I'm very happy to share the Musicians Institute's... Read more →

The Joy Writer & Musicians Institute Social Media Seminar Panelists Announced Today

Social Media Expert, Joy A. Kennelly, of The Joy Writer, and the Musicians Institute are pleased to announce the panelists confirmed to speak during their Social Media Seminar Series 2011. The five-part instructional seminar series is designed to teach the... Read more →

#American Cinematheque & #Social Network Live Present: #Social Networking Seminar for the Film Community November 16, 2010 at 7:30pm #AMCINSNL

By Joy A. Kennelly Please note Tickets are available for purchase on Fandango under American CInematheque by clicking this link or at the box office. Co-presented with Social Network Live Social Networking Seminar for The Film Community: Filmmakers, Actors, Writers,... Read more →

Co-producing a Social Networking Panel with the #American Cinematheque on 11/3. Teaching "The Social Media Toolkit" at #Musicians Institute on 11/10

By Joy A. Kennelly I've been so busy since moving back to Hollywood and I love it. Events I've been working on since the summer are coming to fruition and it's really been fun to collaborate with both the American... Read more →

#Social Media Optimization Summits, #Social Media Week, #Start-up Mixer, & #Musicians Institute - Part III Final Wrap-up

By Joy A. Kennelly Now that my life is settling down a bit, I finally have the time to write about my recent experiences at the Social Media Optimization Summits in Dallas, TX, the recent seminars I attended during Social... Read more →

My news, #Shopzilla, #The Joule, and touring Dallas, TX - Part II

By Joy A. Kennelly Quick Update It's been a crazy few weeks. Had to find and buy a car, find and move into a new place, and started teaching Social Media & Fan Management at the Musicians Institute. Whew! All... Read more →

#Hermosa Beach Patch Resident Spotlight on #Dr. Alice Villalobos I wrote is live!

By Joy A. Kennelly Here's a quick introduction from the Hermosa Beach Patch site itself. You can read the article in its entirety there. This is a new style of writing for me and I'd love to hear your thoughts!... Read more →

My Past Event Producing Experience in the Entertainment Industry

By Joy A. Kennelly Recently, I had the good fortune of re-connecting with a couple of good friends I haven't seen in many years who I knew through my short film festival, SPIFF. (If you click the link you can... Read more →

#Social Media Optimization Summits with Social Media Experts, #Joy Kennelly, #Brian Solis, #Mack Collier, #Jason Falls and more

September 16 -17, 2010, Dallas, TX “See it. Hear it. Do it.” Are you ready to put social media to work successfully in your organization? Join over 900 forward-thinking professionals and business owners who are rolling up their sleeves to... Read more →

#Personal Branding by #Joy Kennelly, #Seth Godin, and #Dan Schwabel - Introduction #in

By Joy A. Kennelly After recently experiencing poor leadership in an organization, I began a search to discover what quantifies great leadership and what qualities are common among those who are great leaders. I focused in on creative leaders and... Read more →

John Wooden, Boston Celtics All Star Paul Pierce and Vice Chairman & CEO of McDonald’s Jim Skinner -Today just keeps getting better and better

By Joy A. Kennelly May I just say after such a hard week last week, this week has simply been fantabulous! Ever feel like you're just getting better and better in all areas of your life? That's how I've felt... Read more →

Hotel De Anza, SES Conference Keynote Clay Shirky, Resume Bucket review

By Joy A. Kennelly Today, I made my ResumeBucket tech friend Paras' day when I gave him one of the Facebook promo cards worth $50 in ad space on Facebook and one of the orange t-shirts they were giving away... Read more →

Thanks for praying; Free Life International, Beach Cities Professionals

By Joy A. Kennelly Tony is recovering in stable condition at the hospital which is a huge relief. Apparently, he could have died, but the doctors caught the blockage in the nick of time (his ex-wife demanded he go to... Read more →

Time again for the amazing Women's Conference! Maria Shriver & Governor Arnold hosting

By Joy A. Kennelly This has to be my absolute FAVORITE event of any that I attend all year long. I walk away exhausted, yet inspired, encouraged, supported and overjoyed to have participated. It's thrilling to be surrounded by such... Read more →

What a relaxing Sunday - new friends, great food, cool music - funny searches

By Joy A. Kennelly Today was a great day. Hit the Taste of Santa Monica with my new friend Virginia from my Elite Singles by The Shore group, who ironically enough knows that drunk guy who wouldn't leave my bed... Read more →

The Shore Restaurant and Lounge September Music Calendar

The Shore Restaurant and Lounge 1320 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 310 376-0414 ABOUT THE SHORE Opened in March 2006, The Shore Restaurant and Lounge reflects the casual elegance of the South Bay, CA through its beautiful atmosphere... Read more →

Recent South Bay Professional Connection Hospitality Appreciation Evening

By Joy A. KennellyYou are curious about our recent South Bay Professional Connection "Hospitality Appreciation Evening" at The Shore Restaurant and Lounge this past week or you wouldn't have clicked on the link right? So, without further ado... here's some... Read more →

Last night at The Shore's Kick Off Party for the Hermosa Shorts Fest!

By Joy A. Kennelly Okay, I cheated. I snuck out before uploading the pix to watch some shorts over at the Hermosa Shorts Festival, but I'm back because I remember now why I don't produce short festivals any more. Nothing... Read more →

Just have to share! MD quits medicine to blog full-time since it's more money!

By Joy A. Kennelly Very funny news that is actually quite inspiring. We've been discussing blogging on my online women's newsletter and my friend Jennifer posted a link to The New York Times article entitled, "My Son, the Blogger: An... Read more →

South Bay Professional Connection Surfrider Benefit at the Shore adds new celebrity guests!

MEDIA ALERT WHAT: The South Bay Professional Connection (SBPC) announces a Tasting Party at The Shore Restaurant featuring Executive Chef David Linville’s menu of fresh, internationally inspired California comfort food from 5:30pm – 8:00pm on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in... Read more →

South Bay Professional Connection (SBPC) Announces June 25 Surfrider Benefit at The Shore with TVLand's She's Got the Look, Melissa Todd, hosting


Joy Kennelly's Surfrider Fdn promotion & Miami photo blog coverage for your review.

This is an old blog post I wrote in June '08, and in reading it again I realized it is a showcase of what I have done in the past to promote clients through blogging and provide photo essay examples... Read more →


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information: Joy A. Kennelly 310.714.2077 thejoywriterpublicity(at) gmail (dot) com THE SOUTH BAY PROFESSIONAL CONNECTION ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF CA ASSOCIATES & VERCH INSURANCE SERVICES’ NEW EL SEGUNDO OFFICES With a Networking Celebration on Thursday,... Read more →

If you're interested in an update of my weekend...

By Joy A. Kennelly and the latest with my clients, please go to: (or just search for Goji on and visit my professional blog: where I highlight Charles Zigman's success with his book series entitled World's Coolest... Read more →