You have a great idea for a new business or you are working hard to promote an existing nonprofit. You have a lot to do, from creating your business product to fundrasing for your cause. Then you must attend to many tasks including taxes, local, state and federal regulations, finance issues, marketing and distribution.
If you are to succeed, you need to create and build a brand with quality writing, amazing artwork and eye-catching design. Too many businesses and organizations flounder by relying unpolished and intermittent publicity and promotional efforts.
If you put Just the Write Touch on your campaign, your message is more likely to be heard. Reach local readers through compelling press releases and social media posts (with correct spelling and grammar!) And, if your business or organization is unique or interesting enough, it could be fodder for a pitch to a regional or national magazine.
Award-winning freelance writer/photographer and author Johanna S. Billings has the skills to help you make this happen. In addition to her more than 20 years experience as a newspaper journalist, she has also contributed to magazines, written press releases, produced promotional materials such as brochures, bookmarks and newsletters, and assisted clients with publicity. She and her husband are coauthors of two books on antique glass and several on history.
Johanna’s work has appeared in many magazines such as Entrepreneur, Reader’s Digest, Writer’s Digest, Redbook and Cat Fancy, to name a few. She has also garnered on-air publicity, having appeared on local TV and radio shows. A piece she pitched on a collection of Marshmallow Peeps collectible merchandise to the local television station in Allentown, Pennsylvania was eventually picked up by CNN.
Her books, now out of print, include Collectible Glass Rose Bowls (Antique Trader Books, 1999); Peachblow Glass (Krause Publications, 2001); Wyoming County, PA: Postcard History Series, (Arcadia Publishing, 2004); Indian Trail and Edgemont Amusement Parks (Arcadia Publishing, 2005); and Slatington, Walnutport and Washington Township, PA (Arcadia Publishing, 2006).
Some of her magazine and newspaper articles can be found links:
In addition to promotional and publicity materials, Johanna shoots weddings, senior portraits and special events. She also offers her photography for sale through various outlets, including Expressions, a gallery located in Machias Maine. Her photography can be seen on her website at http://www.jsbillingsphoto.com