How does one get products featured in holiday gift guides?


I've really struggled with getting my brand out there. I have spent over 10k in PR help, but still I have yet to see any traction. What's the best strategy to pitching your brand to a media outlet? I am not having the best of luck cold pitching.

Let me give you a little background about me and my company.

I am a Birmingham, Alabama native and owner of the culturally-centric home goods and giftware line, Curly Contessa. After being diagnosed with bipolar II and borderline personality disorder, I needed a way to celebrate the wins of my journey and decided to design home goods and giftware that represented her tribe. Our products reflect a positive self-image while celebrating black women and capturing our awesomeness. Creating serene surroundings the Curly Contessa’s product line includes drinkware, kitchenware, gardening, holiday gift wrap and so much more. Adorned with portraits of Black women, Curly Contessa creates prideful shopping experiences for naturalistas across the globe.

Hi Kristin - I've tagged some additional fashion-related communities for you. Also, you may want to try posting in Elpha's Monthly Karma Circle as well:
Thank you so much!