I <3 it when you …Talk Nerdy To Me™
people magazine – britney spears wears cheeky ‘talk nerdy to me’ tee and glasses amid engagement rumors
“Talk nerdy to me!
Britney Spears threw it all the way back to her school girl days (circa her 1998 music video for “…Baby One More Time“) when she posted a set of selfies wearing a funny t-shirt that read “Talk Nerdy to Me” with a pair of glasses on it, as well as similar-looking plastic-rimmed glasses herself.
deadline – ‘talk nerdy to me’ blog-inspired comedy from jerry bruckheimer tv gets cbs production commitment
“In a competitive situation, Talk Nerdy To Me, a multi-camera comedy from 2 Broke Girls writer-producer Morgan Murphy and former Modern Family executive producer Bill Wrubel, has landed at CBS with a pilot production commitment. Jerry Bruckheimer TV, which has been looking to expand into half-hour comedy series, is producing with Warner Bros TV, where the company is based.
Written by writer-comedian Murphy, the project is inspired by the blog Talk Nerdy to Me, Lover, edited by Jen Friel. It revolves around four smart, ambitious, twenty-something women — two computer programmers, a musician and a doctor — who share a house on the canals in Venice, CA, and support one another as they reach for their dreams professionally and personally.”
cnbc – west texas investment club seasons 1 & 2
“Jen Friel tries to persuade the stars of the cable-channel series — millionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam, along with friend Gil Prather — to buy into her “What’s Up App,” a mobile-device software program.
(Hilariously, the co-creator and EP of WTIC is Charlie Ebersol, who famously dated Ms. Britney Spears. While on the press tour for the show’s premier, with the guys as well, I asked Charlie what it was like dating one of the most famous women in the world. His response, I’ll keep private but he was a gentleman.)
fox- 25 words or less
“Teams compete to see who can guess secret words or phrases with a limited amount of clues and time; host Meredith Vieira.”
Also HUGE life moment. News anchors are my version of rockstars. I’m a MASSIVE fan of Meredith’s and she didn’t disappoint. #foreverfangirl
tedx “anything but normal”
I gave a TedX talk in Normal, Illinois called “The Business of Being Crazy” (later retitled “Make my day using social media”). Bee tee dubs, all of this was real – I spent just shy of a year working on this talk only to trash it hours before the presentation. During the technical rehearsal I recognized that I was full of $hit, so I spoke from the heart instead of my head.
iheart radio – one tough muther
“Friel’s blog Talk Nerdy To Me, Lover has been optioned by Warner Brothers and Jerry Bruckheimer. It chronicles crashing the 2010 Grammy Awards, dancing on stage with Prince, going out on over 103 dates in 9 months (accidentally) and bartering social media to live for a year getting to 12 states with just $10 to her name.”
talk nerdy to me creating confidence with heather monahan
Jen Friel has had mega producer Jerry Bruckheimer purchase her life story rights…twice! founded her first computer “company” at age 8, teaching adults how to use WordPerfect, Juno and Prodigy. Jen opens up about how she discovered her ability as a producer and being an internet OG before internet personalities were a thing!
don’t you want to know what this nerdy relationship blogger thinks about the dodge dart?
Jalopnik, a Gawker owned company, wrote an article expressing their discontent that Chrysler picked a “relationship blogger” to test drive a vehicle.
It was pretty wild getting slut shamed in the auto industry … WHILE AT A PRESS EVENT. I went from being the chick the guys wanted to hit on, to the “relationship blogger” everyone wanted to talk to.
Please do not mistake this as any sort of brag … I was just THAT overwhelmed.
On the flip side, I’m still to this day proud of how I handled my response and only recently read through the hundreds of comments.
Every OG knows, you don’t read the comments or feed the trolls.
look at the headline … i was actually called “the slut event horizon” on this car blog.
I don’t know whether to cry that he knows what an “event horizon” actually is, or laugh that I’m the daughter of Hoars, and not a slut at all.
BUT what I didn’t reveal at the time is that I have screenshots from one of the editors who I didn’t realize at the time was DEFINITELY trying to sleep with me … which is obvious by the targeting … but again … why be mad when I can choose to be grateful for the boost in traffic!
“Yesterday, Jalopnik’s Matt Hardigree teed-off on Chrysler for inviting sex blogger Jen Friel to the Dart release. What Matt doesn’t realize, however — or doesn’t say, at any rate — is that Chrysler’s decision to effectively replace TTAC with Ms. Friel isn’t an anomaly. It’s the arrow-straight path to the future, and it is part of a bigger trend that affects everyone from your humble author to the New York Times. Here’s why.”
how dodge is affirming the power of social media
Here’s yet another outlet writing about the story (this journalist was there). This man clearly has a healthy relationship with women as the tone changes dramatically.
Jalopnik’s article on Jen Friel’s attendance at the social media event created quite a stir among their readers, who for the most part agreed with the people who were there; regardless of how she reviewed the car, Jalopnik’s cheap shots didn’t have any weight with the car purchasing public.
(But) Now the event had a story. It had an arc, it had a villain, and it had some legs. Dodge wasn’t making noise now, their car was; their event was. All sides were in agreement that the Dodge Dart was either an awesome vehicle, or “probably not a terrible car”. Without including one of the largest websites in social media week (I’m not sure if they were invited to attend as journalists), there was still a piece written about the event on their website. It turned out that the blogger who was supposed to be the least car savvy was one of the most effective promoters of the event in the short term, even if it wasn’t a direct result of her actions. That’s the recipe for viral content, and you couldn’t have found a better Twitter protagonist than Jen Friel.
apple podcast- talk nerdy to me lover & selling her life rights with jen friel
On today’s episode of New Hollywood, Ashwin has creator of Talk Nerdy to Me, a new media relationship blog, Jen Friel get into what it was like getting into the Hollywood Entrepreneurship scene.
apple podcast – just bullshit with rooster and butch
Rooster and Butch welcome friend and social media expert – Jen Friel… a former guest on their TV show West Texas Investors Club. They pick her brain for ideas for the new podcast. Jen can be found at talk nerdy to me dot com. Thank you Jen.
“Living life by the “Golden Rule,” Rooster and Butch are eager to help other folks get a leg up the same way others helped them along the way.
“A pretty balance sheet will only get you so far in West Texas—these good old boys will only throw their money down after they’ve tested the true measure of an entrepreneur’s character. Integrity first; idea second.”