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Cindy Ratzlaff
Worked at Red Carpet Strategies
Attends University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
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Loved sharing the stage with actress Kathy Kinney and academy award winning director Peggy Rajski at the UW-SP Then, Now, Forever event this week. This brilliant event beautifully illuminated the power of higher education and community in creating opportunities, awakening dreams and fueling imagination. #WEAREPOINT
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Speaking at the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop this past weekend was so uplifting. 400 women and some men, all gathered together to learn, share and uplift one another around the topic of humor and writing. As promised, here are the slides from my workshop. Please let me know if you have any questions. It was a joy to be part of #2016EBWW  
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Great thought piece on the evolving industry of publishing books.
As Book Business’ year-end trendspotting survey indicated, direct-to-consumer marketing and bookselling will be top-of-mind for all segments of the publishing industry in 2016. It’s clear from these results, as well as the slew of newly-launched consumer-facing sites, apps, and newsletters that publishers are eager to learn how consumers find books, why they buy, and how …
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Bookmark Alert! Five Strategies Brands MUST master to stay on top of new digital distribution.
Five strategies for brands to become experts at holistic marketing.
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Now is the time to be thinking about creating your 2016 marketing calendar. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started.
A well developed marketing calendar saves time, money and frustration in your marketing efforts and provides a blueprint for successful execution.
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I'd just like to have a little moment of blatant self congratulations. My newest book pubs today and it's so stinking cute, I can't stand it. It's a 60 page 4-color gift book of original art and inspirational quotes by me and my dear friend and actress, Kathy Kinney (of Drew Carey fame). It's adorbs and you should buy 10 each. :)
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Thank you so much Diana. I just adore this little book and I'm so proud of it.
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Positively thrilled to have my newest book included in the Parade Magazine Mother's Day Gift Guide (page 4). Now go buy a book for your Mom! :)
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And, by the way, having The Moody Blues tweet out this article was a Mother's Day gift to me. Still giddy...


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Bookmark Alert: Instant articles for all, enhanced insights based on reaction buttons and Facebook Live as a growing marketing influence.
New Facebook features always make huge waves. With an audience of 1.59 billion active users, changes to the platform can affect a massive amount of people.
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Delighted to be quoted in today's ADWEEk article about how to fix Twitter. Now, if only they're listening - and doing. . .
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Boom! Here's a great example of an author being able to tap into news events to promote a book - and here's the key - and still deliver value to the readers. Brilliant and I'd expect nothing less from client and friend, Mike Berland, professional fixer and pollster (think Olivia Pope without the murder - and male). http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/fashion/putting-the-presidential-candidates-and-america-on-a-diet.html
Mike Berland, a political pollster and corporate crisis manager, has written a diet book that he says will help people win the campaign against fat.
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Brand building isn't just for mega businesses. Building an author brand is now an essential skill for writers, especially if they have more than one story to tell.
When an author submits his or her manuscript to a publisher, there are several things to go into their decision on whether or not to publish the author’s work. First, of course, is “Is this a well-written book that people will want to read?” The very next question is “what is this author’s platform?” What …
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Good idea, Cindy. Unfortunately, authors 'usually' don't think like marketers. In my experience they feel it's distasteful. Yet all of your suggestions are excellent, creative ideas to subliminally promote their work. Including give-aways!

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Very simple, straightforward explanation of steps every website owner should consider. Most important takeaway for me? Use the webmaster tools and monitor your reports.
To protect a website from Google penalty, one must keep tandem with factors that makes Google to penalize the site and also their relevant solutions.
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So very true Jean. Slow loading is a real issue that can hurt our ranking.
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Media & Marketing Consultant, Author
Employment
  • Red Carpet Strategies
    Founding Partner, 2010 - 2012
  • Rodale
    present
  • Simon & Schuster
    Director, Brand Development, 2016 - present
    Creating branded visibility for authors in the North Star Way imprint of Simon & Schuster.
  • WCBS-TV
    present
  • Brand New Brand You
    President, 2007 - present
  • Contributing writer for BusinessInsider.com | Forbes Top 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter | Ad Age Marketing 50 Recipient | Digital Brand Building Strategist |Brand New Brand You Inc. | Red Carpet Strategies | Instructor, Social Media Academy for Women
    Media & Marketing Consultant, Author, present
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Female
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Forbes 25 Most Influential Women on Entrepreneurship, Ad Age Marketing 50, Contributing Columnist BusinessInsider.com, Creating Conversations about You
Introduction
Cindy Ratzlaff is a former actress and comedian whose quest for health insurance caused her to give up the highly charged world of show business and pursue a sensible lifestyle in marketing and public relations.  Never one to remain sensible for long, Cindy's performance needs were met by creating blockbuster award-winning book launch campaigns. Generally considered one of the finest boardroom comedians of our time, Cindy now  consults with  publishers and authors on elite project launches and  has written her own book, Queen of Your Own Life (March 2010, Hardcover).
Bragging rights
Named to the Ad Age Marketing 50 List, Forbes 30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter
Education
  • University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
    B.S., Theater Arts, present