From the very first "Mardi Gras LIVE" on the web in 1995, our sites have been covered by the New York Times, CNN and many more. We have also been interviewed on radio stations throughout the world, including Disney Radio and the BBC. We continue to provide content for many publications, including Frommers, Spirit, Southwest Airlines; the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum in Washington, D.C., Elite Traveler magazine, the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and the AP.
Our live Internet events secured the attention of the Discovery Channel, the Learning Channel and out-of-country television stations whom we assisted during their visits to New Orleans.
One of 5 finalists for "Woman Business Owner of the Year" by NAWBO: "City Business" by BestOfNewOrleans.com
"NATIONAL VIEW: Americans must be ready in event of a disaster" by Michael CHERTOFF, Secretary of Homeland Security
Michael Chertoff requested a meeting with us after our sites stayed online after Katrina, helping many businesses and individuals connnect and get help. He shared an article with newspapers around the country and included the below:
"How vital is emergency preparedness? Ask Judy Weitz.
I recently met with Judy in New Orleans. She owns Compucast Web, an Internet services company for more than 250 New Orleans-area businesses. Before the arrival of Hurricane Katrina, Judy had secured dedicated computer servers in San Francisco and Philadelphia. She wanted to ensure that her clients' Web sites would function in a hurricane.
Thanks to her foresight, Compucast became one of the few area Web providers still online after Katrina's devastation.
Working from Houston, Judy helped stranded employees find places to stay, employers to communicate with them regularly, and businesses to begin rebuilding. She also offered to match job seekers with job creators. What Judy did with her business, people can do with their families. Simply stated, they can prepare."
"Digital Snapshots Into Unconventional Portraits" by Lisa Napoli
A Purist's Mardi Gras -- article about how we are using the internet to change the perception of Mardi Gras through our website www.MardiGrasNewOrleans.com.
"Making the Most of Your Website" by April Chapman Thomas
Compucast's Judy Weitz interviewed by bnetTV at CTIA Wireless
Talking with Internet broadcasting company bnetTV as part of a panel of industry leaders, Judy spoke on the effectiveness of online marketing, social media outreach and other technology applications, and shared insights and information from years of experience.
Panel Expert on "E-Commerce: The Continually Changing Frontier" by the Association of Independent Information Professionals
Facebook Becomes Digital Home for Some Business Owners by Jennifer Larino, Staff Writer
Judy Weitz, owner of Compucast Web in Metairie, said her small business customers tend to balk at the upfront cost of a website as free social media grows. But she notes that more people have Internet access than a Facebook page. A website allows customers to experience one brand and thereby yields the most credibility, she said. "The return on it is invaluable. It’s your brand, it’s not Facebook," Weitz said.
Internet Marketing Discussion with the Ed Clancy Show
Discussion about Internet marketing, promoting websites, search engine optimization...and the importance of the development process when designing websites so search engines can see them easily.
Compucast gave additional radio interviews with BBC, Disney Channel, and local radio stations throughout the United States during Mardi Gras as the online representative for many of the official businesses involved in the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration.