Book Talk & Signing with Linda P. Melton at Royal Brewery

Linda P. Melton will be speaking Saturday, May 12 from 1:30-3:30PM at Royal Brewery New Orleans located at 7266 Townsend Place, Building B. Linda’s new book is Douse Me O Lord With Your Presence. Linda is a New Orleanian and cancer survivor who is writing to encourage her readers to get into a position to invest in their lives spiritually.




New Real Estate Brokerage Launches

Picnic Media is proud to launch Witry Collective, a new brokerage firm in New Orleans. The Witry Collective places value on ownership, equity and women in leadership positions. The partner/owners in the collective are transforming every aspect of the real estate experience which combine their personal strengths and established business relationships with leading technology to support their clients in achieving their goals. The Witry Collective’s focus on residential, mixed-use, investment and commercial properties in historic districts is an important part of preserving the architectural future of the city of New Orleans.


Witry Collective is comprised of Katie Witry, Brett Rector, Adrienne Labauve, Josh Walther and Darrin Duplissey.  In 2017, the realtors generated $48.9 million in sales volume.

Picnic Media handles marketing, public realtions, website design, SEO and more for the firm.

Upturn Arts announces Master Artist Big Freedia Twerksgiving camp

Client Upturn Arts was featured on WGNO News with a Twist for their holiday camp featuring Big Freedia. Upturn Arts is a creative outlet for local New Orleans children to find their inner artist.  Their mission, “Arts for All” is demonstrated through holiday and summer camps, featuring Master Artists (local musicians, performers, artists) who teach workshops and help kids with a performance.

New Website Launches for Professional Innkeepers Association

Discover the best B & Bs in New Orleans! Picnic Media is proud to share the new Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (PIANO) website.

PIANO’s members boast two hundred rooms, no two alike across the City of New Orleans.

Summer Camp Program receives media coverage of Master Artist Series

Upturn Arts provides hands on instruction by a local arts master each week during the master artist series sponsored by Positive Vibrations Foundation. The art camp operates Monday – Friday9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. through August 11. Before care and after care available. Breakfast and lunch included in tuition. Spaces available for summer 2018.

Hands-On Music Lessons at Upturn Arts

Tank and the Bangas turn up at Upturn Arts

Photos: Campers take lessons from Tank & the Bangas

Tank & The Bangas give ‘Master Class’ to young artists


Royal Brewery Announces Tap Room Hours!

ANNOUNCING our Tap Room hours beginning today, Thursday, June 1 + Culicidae Ale Batch 002 is ready! Come on by for a cold craft beer and taste Culicidae Ale 001 and Culicidae Ale 002.


We would like to say how grateful we are to everyone that came out to celebrate our opening with us last week! Our team received excellent feedback on our beer, our space, types of music you would like to see in the space, pop-ups, food trucks desired and the best time to visit our tap room and bring the kids. To read the latest press on our soft opening and grand opening events visit

Cheers, Kanpai, Salute!
Raymond & Mandy

Witry Collective Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

Congratulations to Picnic Media client’s the Witry Collective for taking home four Gardner Realtors Golden Dome Awards and being recognized in New Orleans City Business this week! We know 2017 will bring even more tremendous success to the Witry Collective.


What are the real costs of starting a business?


Launch NOLA co-horts

On Thursday evening, Mandy Pumilia, Founder of Picnic Media and Co-Founder of Royal Brewery New Orleans presented to a group of entrepreneurs that are participating in Launch NOLA who will be beginning seven new businesses in New Orleans. The topic of the presentation and Q & A session was “Real Costs of Starting a Business vs. Projected Costs.” You can view the presentation here.

Would you like to see more small non-traditional business owners succeed? Starting a small business can be difficult.  A supportive ecosystem is needed for any of us to succeed. Join the support team today by donating. You can also give by texting LAUNCH to 5046845265. Launch NOLA is an initiative of St. Roch CDC, a 501(c)3 organization so all donations are tax deductible.

Are you interested in starting a business or taking your business to the next step? Launch NOLA provides business training, support, & affordable resources for urban entrepreneurs, empowering them to create sustainable, successful business in New Orleans. Enroll for the next session today!