Unlike many other so-called publicity "experts," Joan Stewart has a solid track record of media and Internet marketing experience. She worked in the newspaper business for 22 years as an editor and reporter, and she's appeared on hundreds of TV and radio shows. She has accepted and rejected thousands of story ideas. So she knows the kinds of ideas that editors toss in the wastebasket and the ones that get them so excited that they reach for the phone to call you. Joan, also known as The Publicity Hound, has an international following of more than 15,000 people who subscribe to her popular electronic newsletter "The Publicity Hound's Tips of the Week" and her bi-monthly subscription newsletter, "The Publicity Hound."
Many of those same people buy her more than 100 CDs, special reports and ebooks about publicity from her website at PublicityHound.com and her blog at PublicityHound.net. She launched her Internet marketing business as a member of Tom Antion's mentor program. And today, she has her own Publicity Hound Mentor Program that's patterned after his.
Joan will make her third trip to Tom's Internet Marketing Retreat Center in Virginia Beach as a member of Netaim's "Outer Circle," the highest level of membership. Her articles appear regularly in magazines and newspapers for the PR and publishing industries. And her expert commentary is included in more than 40 books about marketing and publicity and in hundreds of print and electronic newsletters.
TDS Telecom, a Fortune 500 telecommunications company, tapped her as their small-business marketing expert.
Joan has also worked as a writing coach at three daily newspapers. Reporters coached by her have won dozens of writing awards for their news articles, investigative series and feature stories.
She is a member of the National Speakers Association, the Better Business Bureau, the Publishers Marketing Association, the Small Publishers Association of North America and The Summit Group, a consulting group in Milwaukee.
Joan enjoys watching "The Sopranos" (and tries to stay warm) in Port Washington, Wisconsin.