Success Stories

Brian Tracy

“Joanne McCall has done an outstanding job for me, initiating countless interviews with media across the United States, plus overseas. She is positive, proactive, highly productive, and follows through on every commitment. I would strongly recommend Joanne to anyone who is seeking an exceptional publicist who  can raise their profile and get them better known in critical markets.”

Brian Tracy Brian Tracy, Chairman & CEO, Brian Tracy International
Geneen Roth

“Joanne McCall is the sort of publicist who really, truly cares about making your project or business a hit and will do whatever it takes to get it out there. I’ve been impressed, not only by her tenacity and hard work, but also by her contacts AND her genuinely creative ideas. Joanne is one of those rare publicity people who truly can deliver the goods!”

Geneen Roth Women Food & God
Ken Blanchard

Joanne McCall was a delight to work with, as she kept me very busy with media interviews. She’s fast, organized, well-connected, flexible, and a whole lot of fun besides. If you’re interested in generating more visibility for your business or your book, I highly recommend Joanne McCall.”

Ken Blanchard Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Great Leaders Grow
Michael Glauser

“Working with Joanne is an absolute joy. She has helped promote three of my books including Main Street Entrepreneur and secured significant interviews in major media outlets including INC, Fast Company, and CNN. She is responsive, professional, and extremely well connected. She definitely knows the important people in her market. Without a doubt, she is one of the best publicists I have ever used.”

Michael Glauser Author- Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, University Professor
Agents Round Table: A Group of New York Literary Agents

“The members of the Agents Round Table (ART) want to thank you for the way you announced the presence of our group to the publishing world last week.  The release you created was smart,  professional and attention getting.  Perfect!  Plus you sent it to all the right people!  This was a very important moment for us and we all felt really good about being in your wise and very competent hands.

Thank you for everything!”

Agents Round Table: A Group of New York Literary Agents
 Richard Bandler

“Joanne McCall is a publicist who knows how to get things done. I highly recommend working with her.”

Richard Bandler Author of Get the Life You Want; Richard Bandler's Guide to Trance-formation; and Conversations with Richard Bandler
Suzanne Falter

“Joanne McCall is the sort of publicist who really, truly cares about making your book a hit and will do whatever it takes to get it out there. I’ve been impressed, not only by her tenacity and hard work, but also by her contacts AND her genuinely creative ideas. Joanne is one of those rare publicity people who truly can deliver the goods!”

Suzanne Falter Author 'How Much Joy Can You Stand?'
Mark Babbitt

“It is such a pleasure to work with Joanne. In addition to being highly organized, persistent and incredibly productive, she is creative, fun and thoughtful. Most important, Joanne helped us get A World Gone Social some amazing visibility with national publications. Without reservation, I highly recommend Joanne McCall.”

Mark Babbitt Author 'A World Gone Social'
Patti Clark

Joanne McCall is wonderful to work with! Her years of experience and her real understanding of marketing and media are invaluable.
She is part cheerleader, part truth-teller. I always felt supported, yet pushed, and I love her collaborative approach. Joanne is really well connected and she makes things happen quickly. If you are looking for someone to take you to the next level and get you out there, I recommend Joanne with all of my heart!

Patti Clark Author - This Way Up
Dr. David Simon

“Joanne McCall’s knowledge and experience are vast; however, it’s her down to earth humility (despite the numerous big names she has worked with) that makes her so endearing and approachable to work with.”

Dr. David Simon Co-founder and medical director of the Chopra Center for Well Being
Lisa Hagen

You get rave reviews from my authors. Thank you for your outstanding work!

Lisa Hagen President, Paraview Literary Agency
Tammy Kling

Joanne is one of the most professional people I’ve worked with. She has the uncanny ability to assess a situation and find the right solution. Energetic and organized, Joanne does what it takes to promote your book or project.

Tammy Kling Author
Kay Allenbaugh

Joanne has assisted me in creating a National Best Seller with Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul. Her extensive expertise, great sense of timing, and wonderful sense of humor allows her to create magic with whomever she comes in contact with. I could not have done it without her!

Kay Allenbaugh Author, Chocolate for a Women's Soul
Kim Weiss

Joanne McCall’s expertise in publicity and delightful personality are a winning combination. A unique barometer of her effectiveness is how authors often keep her on at their own expense when her campaign with HCI has ended. Joanne‘s a rare gem.

Kim Weiss Director of Communications for HCI
Donna Stoneham

Joanne McCall is a dream come true as a publicist!  She’s savvy, street smart, and not only has deep expertise in her business, but makes a point to understand yours.  She’s secured placements for me in the WSJ, TD Magazine, and  Investor’s Business Daily and knows exactly what to do to get the press you need to move your book or business forward.  As a debut author, she’s nothing short of a treasure and I couldn’t recommend her more!

Donna Stoneham Author "The Thriver's Edge"
Dana Manciagli

Joanne has helped propel my business from a first-time author to a professional speaker and coach. She guided me through the entire public relations process, coached me to be the best, and secured multiple placements.

The combination of her media relationships and deep expertise have translated into huge exposure for me in Money Magazine, Fortune, The Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune and multiple national radio shows. Joanne is professional, easy to work with and provides clear areas for improvement. She is a hard worker, my best advocate in the media marketplace and continues to do her magic.

Dana Manciagli Author of "Cut the Crap! Get a Job!"
Amiel Handelsman

When I launched my book, Joanne helped me get coverage in Fast Company and other valuable media outlets around the country. We did this through a ‘Wave,’ which produced a great return on investment. I attribute this to her understanding of the changing media landscape, her savvy counsel, and her diligent follow through. It has truly been a pleasure working with Joanne.

Amiel Handelsman Executive Coach and author "Practice Greatness: Escape Small Thinking, Listen Like a Master and Lead With Your Best"
Kristin Shiffner Thompson

“If you’re considering training with Joanne McCall, I cannot say enough grout things about the experience. If you’re a small business owner, and entrepreneur who’s looking for more visibility with a polished look, then I highly recommend connecting with Joanne McCall. It’s well worth it.”

Kristin Shiffner Thompson Owner of Thompson Professional Services
Laura Kessler

“Joanne McCall’s knowledge and experience are vast; however, it’s her down to earth humility (despite the numerous big names she has worked with) that makes her so endearing and approachable to work with.”

Laura Kessler Speech & Voice Coach

“Joanne McCall is an extremely creative, resourceful, and knowledgeable publicist who knows how to maximize publicity opportunities for her clients in every medium—print, radio, TV, and cyberspace. Based on a year of outstanding service and excellent results. “

Tom Coens Author - Abolishing Performance Appraisals
Mary Jenkins

“McCall’s deep understanding of marketing, communications, and the media make her a formidable partner for anyone wanting more publicity and visibility. The coaching she provides guarantees both results (many have been top tier) and a level of personal learning you will carry with you always.”

Mary Jenkins Author - Abolishing Performance Appraisals
Barbara Scott Sherry

“We always know Joanne’s call is worth returning. You can bet she’s thought through how an interview can be tailored to inform and entertain OUR listeners, making for very good radio. How does she do it? She’s been on this side of the phone. I worked with her then and always marveled at her ability as the interviewer, to ask provocative questions.”

Barbara Scott Sherry Production Director
John Erickson

“The fantastic thing about Joanne is how well she understands the different kinds of media and is able to help our programs at the same time she helps her clients. We always know that when Joanne comes to us with an idea, it’s going to make for a good interview that our listeners are going to love.”

John Erickson News Director
Ragini Michaels

“Joanne McCall and her programs offer clear, precise, and practical guidelines for jumping into the world of media with savvy and thus potential success. Worth every penny. Joanne cares about your project, and it shows!”

Ragini Michaels Business owner, Facticity Training
Mary McGill, MA, LPC

“Joanne’s training was inspiring for me. I feel like this is a new medium for me to promote by business. It helped me feel confident and I would definitely recommend this training to all of you. Thank you Joanne.”

Mary McGill, MA, LPC Owner, Heart’s Call
Maury Fertig

“I found Joanne easy to work with and very efficient with my time and I always knew what to expect no matter what type of media I was on. She did an excellent job preparing me for my interviews.”

Maury Fertig Relative Value partners, LLC
Pamela J. Gordon

“Because publicist Joanne McCall understands what motivates members of the press— out of her own broadcasting background—she effectively coaches others on reaching the interests and sensibilities of interviewers. Joanne is supportive of her clients and tenacious in securing publicity opportunities. It truly is a pleasure to work with Joanne McCall.”

Pamela J. Gordon President - Technology Forecasters, Inc.
Kim Stezala

“Joanne is the perfect matchmaker between clients and media. Her combination of an insider’s viewpoint, boundless energy and true care for the needs of clients (and producers) positions her to deliver results for everybody. I am so glad that Joanne was part of my team. If you want a savvy publicist that gets the job done, and is a joy to work with, then pick Joanne.”

Kim Stezala Stezala Consulting
Linda Swanson

“Joanne McCall gave me new marketing eyes. Her program revealed common mistakes people make and how to avoid them plus offered tools and techniques to become a more polished business expert. Truly an enlightening and empowering training. I highly recommend it.”

Linda Swanson Founder, Wisdom Wills
Shirley Rawson

“Joanne McCall’s Program is filled with fantastic information on how to make you and your business both highly visible, so you become the catch of the year for media interviews!”

Shirley Rawson Stress Relief Coaching
Joyce Wright

” Joanne generously shares all her insider secrets about media and publicity. What a fabulous program!”

Joyce Wright Artist
Anne Rutherford

“Just listened to the first session – great info. Joanne’s distinction of “you” media vs. “other” media – really helpful. And how we can use what we do with the “you” media to attract attention from “other” media.”

Anne Rutherford Speaker, storyteller
Theresa Caldwell

“How does she FIND these great guests?  Not only can I count on Joanne McCall for great guests, I can count on her friendly personality, professional demeanor and ability to connect with my goals. You have no idea how hard it is to find all that in one publicist!”

Theresa Caldwell Producer

Wow, there is so much to know about being successful with media! Joanne and Denise did an excellent job of laying out the basics that are so important to be successful and what to avoid. It takes work and they didn’t pull any punches about it. This was a hands-on, practical, and realistic training that opened my eyes to more of what it takes to be a media darling. I highly recommend this workshop and in particular anything that Joanne McCall does.

Amber Rose Dullea Thriving with Pain
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