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Joan Stewart
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In the Jan. 17 issue, download your #socialmedia cheat sheet for 2017 image sizing. Also, read Peggy's "6 Tips for Dealing with Publicity Stress and the PR Grind" at my blog. Join me at sea by subscribing to my blog for updates from the #PublishingatSea cruise. #Publicitytips #socialmediaimages #socialmediacheatsheet #PRstress #PRproblems #authormarketing
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In the Jan. 10 issue, learn 3 quick fixes for #videomistakes and how to avoid them. Also, read about how to promote your #smallbusiness in this article "Insurance Agent Uses Restaurant gift Cards to Pull Leads." #Podcaster Jeff Williams, CEO of Bizstarters.com is looking for guests age 50 and older. #Publicitytips #videotips #smallbizmarketing #boomerbusinesses 
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In the Jan. 3 issue, put your #Twitter handle on everything, and watch your followers multiply. also, Here's another easy item for your to-do list. Update all of your #socialmedia profiles. Then add this next on your list, add subheads to all of your #articles . They make the article easier to read because they break up giant blocks. #Publicitytips #articlemarketing #authormarketing 
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Here then, is a list of my 10 blog posts that you can’t afford to ignore. Not necessarily the ones that got the most traffic, but the ones I think you need to know. All but one was published here. The last was one I wrote for another blog. #businessblogging #bloggingtips #bestof2016
I’m not above stealing good ideas, tweaking them, and using them for my own blog. You shouldn’t either. Agility PR Solutions did a round-up of Our top 10 PR articles for 2016. When I sa…
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In the Dec. 27 issue, don't forget who you pitched to. Keep a folder in your email with copies of all pitches you have sent. If you struggle #writingheadlines that attract attention and make people click, you'll love this free tool. Read"Facebook 101 for Authors," and the super tips about what kind of free content to share, and how to get started with #Facebookads. #Publicitytips #pitchingtips 
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For brilliant advice on making money from the copy that you write, you'll want to read the list of tips from 32 world-class copywriters and marketers. I'm honored to be among them. PaulParry.com asked each of us, "What are your top 3 tips that freelance copywriters can use to generate leads?" Read on of my three by clicking on the link below. #copywriting #leadgeneration #salescopy 
Lead generation tips from Bob Bly, Peter Bowerman, Jeff Bullas, Heather Lloyd-Martin and many other brilliant freelance copywriters and marketers.
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Promoting yourself can be challenging. But you can take several clear—and simple—steps to streamline the process and keep stress at bay. Guest post by Peggy Sealfon Personal Development Coach & Autho #PublicRelations #BookMarketing #EventPR #FreePRTools #PressReleases
By Peggy Sealfon Promoting yourself can be challenging. But you can take several clear—and simple—steps to streamline the process and keep stress at bay. I used to own an advertising agency …
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In the Jan. 14 issue, did you know that silent #videos perform better on #Facebook ? Instead, add captions to your videos. Also, what's the Number One feature you'd want to find, if you were a #journalists , at a site that would make your job easy? And, read this "47 Resources for People Who Love to Write But Can Never Find the Time." #Publicitytips #writingtips #websitetools #facebookvideo
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In the Jan. 7 issue, use your nametag to promote. This is a fast and easy way to #promote yourself. Here is a list of #influencers you can follow on #Twitter . For a project I'm working on, I'm looking for #authors, #speakers and #smallbusiness owners in any industry who are #experts in a topic and would agree to share with me what they've done to attain expert status. #publicitytips #smallbiz #marketingpros
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In the Dec. 31 issue, right a super easy blog post by sharing your best #blog posts and articles. Also, research blogs you would like to guest blog for by reading as many of their posts as possible. There are tons of new options now available on #Canva including #socialmedia posts and #emailheaders . #guestblogging #Publicitytips #publicityblogs #bestpublicitytips
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It's easy to get frustrated after you've delivered a pitch by email or phone, and the journalist or blogger doesn't respond within a week or two.
If you aren't following up because you've heard journalists and others say they don't want follow-ups, follow up anyway. What they really mean is, "We don't want crappy follow-ups." The video replay of my webinar on "The New Rules of Following Up Pitches to Journalists" shows you exactly how to follow up without sounding like you are. The bonus package includes a PDF of 11 things you can offer when you follow up. Save $24.98 when you use the coupon code BESTOF2016 at checkout. #PRpitches #pitchingtips #pitchjournalists
The New Rules of Following Up Pitches to Journalists A decade ago it was perfectly OK to follow up seven times. Do that today, and you’re toast. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer but…
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In the Dec. 24 issue, read 32 world-class #copywriters and #marketers then take Tom Antion's free copywriting course. Also, learn the three things the #publishers say you need to grab their attention, and see how often they read your #pitches . There’s still time to download and regift my #freeebook, and take advantage of the 50 percent off coupon. #publicitytips #freeprtools #pitchingjournalists #PRtips 
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Tips, Tricks & Tools for Free Publicity
Introduction
Publicity and PR expert, aka The Publicity Hound.  I share self-promotion tips and online visibility strategies to small businesses and nonprofits that want to self-promote.
Bragging rights
Frequent #1 spot on Google for "free publicity." Named one of The 40 Most Approachable Social Media A-Listers on Twitter. Named to Writer's Digest's 101 Best Websites for Writers. Named Top Website for Self-Publishers by Alliance of Independent Authors.
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  • PR Mentor aka The Publicity Hound
    present
  • Lumen Cordium High School (Bedford, Oh.)
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262-284-7451(Central Time Zone)
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Box 437, Port Washington, WI 53074 USA
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Publicity Expert, PR Mentor, Small Business Promotion Coach
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Publicity, Media Relations, Public Relations, Content Creation, Small Business Promotion, Book Publicity
Employment
  • PublicityHound.com
    President, 1996 - present
    Publicity expert works with small business owners, authors, speakers, experts and nonprofits who want to promote their expertise, enhance their credibility and tell their story to the world.
  • The Business Journal (Milwaukee, Wis)
    Editor, 1994 - 1996
    Managed editorial department of Milwaukee's largest business publication.
  • The Express-Times (Easton, Pa.)
    Editor, 1991 - 1993
    Managed editorial department of this daily newspaper.
  • The Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wis.)
    Editor, 1988 - 1991
    Managed editorial department of this daily newspaper.
  • The Lake County News-Herald (Willoughby, Oh.)
    Managing Editor, 1974 - 1988
    Managed editorial department and served as writing coach for this daily newspaper in northeast Ohio.
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aka The Publicity Hound
This is my favorite grocery store because the prices can't be beat, and the quality of the produce is as good as fruits & veggies at the big chains. I'm willing to bag and box my own groceries for lower prices. I don't care for the off-brands of things like canned tomato sauce. But frozen foods, dairy and cheeses, bagged greens and meats like ground turkey, etc. are good quality. Best value: The giant pizzas in the refrigerator case, plain or with toppings. Employees multi-task with ease and are very friendly. (I can't figure out why everybody doesn't shop here.)
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I love showing off Port Washington to out-of-towners, and Newport Shores has become my family' s special request for Friday night fish. Salmon and perch are our favorites. Cozy in the winter. Party atmosphere in the summer. Lots of fishermen and people who have been out on their boats all day eat dinner there, so come as you are. Try the Schaum Torte for dessert. When they brought this giant mountain of strawberries and whipped cram to our table, everyone in the restaurant gawked. Great place to watch Packers games.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
ZING is way more than just a local shop where women of all ages can find fashionable clothing that doesn't look mass produced. Owner Deb Neulreich works her magic on any customer who needs help creating the perfect outfit. She has a daring fashion sense and loves to mix patterns. She's chosen outfits for me that I'd never choose for myself, and I hear compliments galore when I wear them. I never feel rushed. If I have an outfit that I bought elsewhere I'll sometimes bring it in and ask her to "do the Deb thing" and choose the scarf or jewelry that pulls it all together. The shop is an explosion of color and textures.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This is on my "we have to go here" list when friends and relatives from out of town visit Port Washington, WI. They love the place, and I try to leave at least an hour for everyone to browse around. Guys, bring the women! Work and casual clothing for men and women, travel and outdoor gear, delicious hand cream and even a few toys for the kids. Inside the store, there's an entrance to Smith Brothers Coffee Shop, the perfect place for lunch. Try the fried perch sandwiches. Eat in the shop or get it to go, and find a picnic table outside, overlooking Lake Michigan. In the winter, the coffee shop has a cozy fireplace.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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A truly memorable meal. Perfect restaurant for a special occasion, or if you're in downtown Port Washington in jeans and hankering for a great meal. --The Crab and Artichoke Baked Fondue came with 7 pieces of toasted crostini. Perfect for a cold winter night! --I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I ordered the Asian BBQ Atlantic Salmon. Fabulous! It was pan-seared and had a light crispy exterior. The sauce wasn't too sweet, and it was sprinkled with white and black sesame seeds. --House salads featured a beautiful combination of greens. The Orange Honey Dill vinaigrette was light enough that it didn't overwhelm the taste of the greens. --And those desserts! If you love cherries, order the Cherry Crumble. It comes warm, topped with an oatmeal mixture, with a small scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I felt like I was back in Door County. I've already made plans to eat here again in March when my family is in town. I'm so proud to live in Port Washington where I can walk to the Twisted Willow.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My family, a bunch of cheese curd junkies, visited from Ohio this weekend and I planned a surprise visit to your store. I told them I was taking them somewhere fun but didn't tell them where. As soon as they saw the giant yellow "Cheese Store" sign on the side of the building, they got excited. It was the highlight of their trip. They had a blast tasting the samples, and they loved picking out some of the packaged soups and dips, planning meals they will make when they return home. In the back of your store, all 7 of us each donned a different Cheesehead hat, and a customer offered to take our photo. It will be a fun reminder of a fabulous weekend. I'm so proud to live here and show off places like Cedar Valley Cheese Store. Where else can you find a Cheesehead sombrero?
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago