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Meet The Rainmakers

Dominick Bosco

Dominick is a veteran of the hand-to-hand combat of direct mail, where results are measured down to the individual sale and you live and die by your results and nothing else.

He wrote his first ad copy at the age of eight, when he won an English bike by writing a single line about the new Summit Drive-In Theater in Branford, CT. Before he returned to ad writing he was a senior editor of Prevention Magazine and also wrote for Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest, Oui Magazine, and others. He also wrote and co-wrote several books, including the NYT bestseller Alone With The Devil. His other books include The People’s Guide To Vitamins and Minerals From A to Zinc, Confessions Of A Medical Heretic (for Robert Mendelsohn, MD, Bedlam: A Year In The Life of A Mental Hospital, and, his latest, a cookbook: Wild Pizza.

When he finally did get back to advertising, Dominick’s first promotion not only won a Ben Franklin Award and a Folio Award, but, even better, beat the results of one of the top ad writers in the business. He has written over 100 winning direct mail promotions for Rodale Books, Prevention MagazineMen’s Health, Boardroom, PlayboyRunner’s WorldThe Week, and many others—including the million-plus seller Healthy Homestyle Cooking.

Stacy Jenel Smith

The Hollywood Beat is not for sissies. As a Hollywood columnist and entertainment reporter in print and television, Stacy Jenel Smith dealt with giant egos and powerful interests. She interviewed thousands of celebrities — David Bowie,  Lucille Ball, Donald Trump, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carrell, Dolly Parton and Mel Brooks to name a few — for hundreds of newspapers and magazines, including The Los Angeles Times, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, TV Guide, People, and US Magazine. Partnered with the last of the great Hollywood newspaper columnists, the late Marilyn Beck, Stacy enjoyed being part of the Hollywood whirl, covering movie and TV events, and gallivanting to film locations in foreign lands. She was the very first to do a live, interactive web broadcast from backstage at the Academy Awards and served as a regular correspondent on E! Entertainment Television’s The Gossip Show for five years.

Stacy developed her second career, in communications and marketing, as the newspaper industry dwindled and stars took to Twitter to talk to their fans. She has written copy for The Hallmark Channel publicity department, created newsletters for the San Fernando Valley chapter of the American Cancer Society, created and managed social media campaigns and online advertising, live streamed via Facebook and Periscope, created and disseminated press releases and coordinated video production. She modernized communications for Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California, and still does occasional stories and columns, too — for Creators Syndicate and AARP.

Darcy Rice

Darcy consults with us on all things video. With expertise in video production and editing, Darcy Rice creates web ads, mini documentaries and how-to videos for businesses and non-profit organizations. She serves as videographer and sound technician for Ascension Lutheran Church and School in Thousand Oaks, California. Darcy graduated with honors from California State University, Northridge, as a multimedia major in the School of Cinema and Television Arts. She interned at a major Hollywood post-production house, Wildfire Finishing, at the DTLA Film Festival, and at Change the World Productions. The latter produced documentaries for such notable entities as the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and Barack Obama.

Giulianna Bosco

Giulianna consults with us on influencers, Instagram, and other social media topics. She is an influencer in her own right, with over 600,000 followers on her Instagram account @giuliannaa and over 65,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, Giulianna Maria. She was the subject of an article in The New York Times Magazine, by Molly Young. 

Meet The Rainmakers

Dominick Bosco

Dominick is a veteran of the hand-to-hand combat of direct mail, where results are measured down to the individual sale and you live and die by your results and nothing else.

He wrote his first ad copy at the age of eight, when he won an English bike by writing a single line about the new Summit Drive-In Theater in Branford, CT. Before he returned to ad writing he was a senior editor of Prevention Magazine and also wrote for Men’s Health, Reader’s Digest, Oui Magazine, and others. He also wrote and co-wrote several books, including the NYT bestseller Alone With The Devil. His other books include The People’s Guide To Vitamins and Minerals From A to Zinc, Confessions Of A Medical Heretic (for Robert Mendelsohn, MD, Bedlam: A Year In The Life of A Mental Hospital, and, his latest, a cookbook: Wild Pizza.

When he finally did get back to advertising, Dominick’s first promotion not only won a Ben Franklin Award and a Folio Award, but, even better, beat the results of one of the top ad writers in the business. He went on to write over 100 winning direct mail promotions for Rodale Books, Prevention MagazineMen’s Health, Boardroom, PlayboyRunner’s WorldThe Week, and many others—including the million-plus seller Healthy Homestyle Cooking.

Stacy Jenel Smith

The Hollywood Beat is not for sissies. As a Hollywood columnist and entertainment reporter in print and television, Stacy Jenel Smith dealt with giant egos and powerful interests. She interviewed thousands of celebrities — David Bowie,  Lucille Ball, Donald Trump, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carrell, Dolly Parton and Mel Brooks to name a few — for hundreds of newspapers and magazines, including The Los Angeles Times, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, TV Guide, People, and US Magazine. Partnered with the last of the great Hollywood newspaper columnists, the late Marilyn Beck, Stacy enjoyed being part of the Hollywood whirl, covering movie and TV events, and gallivanting to film locations in foreign lands. She was the very first to do a live, interactive web broadcast from backstage at the Academy Awards and served as a regular correspondent on E! Entertainment Television’s The Gossip Show for five years.

Stacy developed her second career, in communications and marketing, as the newspaper industry dwindled and stars took to Twitter to talk to their fans. She has written copy for The Hallmark Channel publicity department, created newsletters for the San Fernando Valley chapter of the American Cancer Society, created and managed social media campaigns and online advertising, live streamed via Facebook and Periscope, created and disseminated press releases and coordinated video production. She modernized communications for Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California, and still does occasional stories and columns, too — for Creators Syndicate and AARP.

Darcy Rice

Darcy consults with us on all things video. With expertise in video production and editing, Darcy Rice creates web ads, mini documentaries and how-to videos for businesses and non-profit organizations. She serves as videographer and sound technician for Ascension Lutheran Church and School in Thousand Oaks, California. Darcy graduated with honors from California State University, Northridge, as a multimedia major in the School of Cinema and Television Arts. She interned at a major Hollywood post-production house, Wildfire Finishing, at the DTLA Film Festival, and at Change the World Productions. The latter produced documentaries for such notable entities as the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation and Barack Obama.

Giulianna Bosco

Giulianna consults with us on influencers, Instagram, and other social media topics. She is an influencer in her own right, with over 600,000 followers on her Instagram account @giuliannaa and over 65,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, Giulianna Maria. She was the subject of an article in The New York Times Magazine, by Molly Young.