México Today project kickoff!

June 18, 2011

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I’m sure that most of you have seen the logo above before… at least the multi-colored “México” part.  It has been on advertisements encouraging people to explore the many beautiful and varied areas of México.  Our daughter even snapped a picture in the NYC subway of an advertisement for Mazatlán, below.

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The México Today project is a project of Marca País – Imagen de México, a joint public-private sector initiative to help promote Mexico. There is a website (which is still in beta) for the project at MexicoToday.org.  I’ve put a logo in the left menu bar that’ll take you to the México Today website as well.

I am very excited to have been invited to become a contributor to the México Today program.  There are 24 ambassadors, and we are getting together in Oaxaca next weekend for the kick-off and to get to know each other.  The team is made up of bloggers and travel writers. I was already friends with Kelly of A Canuck in Cancun, Cristina of Mexico Cooks!, and Julie of Midwesterner in Mexico but I look forward to meeting everyone.

The México Today program is about generating positive, interesting, and informative pieces about México and using their website as well as social media (Facebook & Twitter) to share the México we know and love.  (Here are Facebook and Twitter links for Mexico Today)

I want to disclose that I am being compensated for writing articles for the project.  Not all of my articles will pertain to Mazatlán, but I believe they will be of interest to my readers.  When I write something new for the project I’ll link to it here, too.

Over the five years I have been writing this blog I have focused on writing about my life living in México and places we visit with the hope that my first hand experiences would help others decide to explore this lovely country.  I hope you’ve visit the México Today sites and check back here often as there will be lots more to read.


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16 Comments
    1. Congratulations! Sounds like a great project and I am looking forward to learning and reading more about it! Have fun in Oaxaca! 🙂

    1. Wonderful! You will do a great job and it will be a super experience for you! Can’t wait to see what you write……I’m a fan!

      1. Chris, Thanks so much, I am really excited to be included.

        Leslie, Thanks, I think it will be fun, hopefully I can keep the writing juices flowing! I love Oaxaca, Paul & I visited last summer and of course there was tons we wanted to do and weren’t able to!

        Kathi, Aw, that is so nice of you to say.

        Ron, I should have gone into more depth on all the participants, but I thought I’d wait until I met them all in person, but let me just say I am thrilled for my first paid writing position and I hope I don’t disappoint!

    1. Congratulations. I can’t think of a better ambassador for encouraging people to travel to Mexico.

    1. That’s a great looking project. I’m usually a little skeptical about these sorts of things – often they’re great intentions but with not enough substance or a weak concept. This has far more of a positive feel about it. And I love the ‘Windows Phone 7/Windows 8’ tile layout. Very effective.

    1. Congratulations. The Mexico Today project is definitely trying to make an impact outside Mexico. I was driving down La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles a few weeks ago and almost ran off the road when I saw a huge billboard of photo used in the heading of your article with the same heading: “A Colonial City on a Beach?”

      It was both gratifying and surreal to see a photo of Mazatlan’s Centro Historico taken a block from my house on Ice Box Hill, on a billboard in Los Angeles.

    1. It’s great to see positive and legit pieces on Mexico and I’m excited to see how Mexico Today progresses. The site looks colorful and beautiful and I’d love to see what you and the other bloggers put forth for it. I mentioned your post on my blog for expats thinking of moving to Mexico or already living there, http://expatinmexico.wordpress.com/

      1. Marty, Thanks, I hope so, I have to admit I am a bit nervous!

        Contessa, Thanks, amiga!

        Gary, I think this project has been very well thought out and I am very excited to be a part of it. I like the layout on the MexicoToday page too, although a few things are a bit odd when I look at it on my mac, need to find a windows computer to check if that’s it!

        Eric, Thanks! The PR firm Ogilvy has been managing the Mexico account which is where those Mazatlan posters come from and also managing the Mexico Today project – the blogger project I have been recruited for. Hopefully we’ll make an impact!

        Natalie, Thanks for linking to me.

      1. Trailrunner, Felipe, y John, Thanks so much for your best wishes! I’ll be blogging about it soon.

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