Success Stories

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

Chairman & CEO, Brian Tracy International

Andrea J. Lee

To work with Joanne is to work with a pro: the eye of the tiger for fantastic media gets, a vast rolodex, empathy and encouragement for grabbing hold of visibility to make excellent things happen in the world. In short, a delight from beginning to end. Highly recommended.

Andrea J. Lee

CEO, Thought Partners 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

Author of "Women Food & God" and "This Messy Magnificent Life"

Kristin Schiffner Thompson

If you’re considering training with Joanne McCall, I cannot say enough great 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.

Kristin Shiffner Thompson

Owner of Rock Your Talk and Speak and Grow Your Business

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 of "The Extremely Busy Women's Guide to Self Care" and "How Much Joy Can You Stand?"

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

Coauthor of "The One Minute Manager," "Great Leaders Grow" and More Than 50 Other Books

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

You are an angel in my life and am deeply grateful. Thank God, the book’s message is resonating and making a difference one person at a time in no small part to your efforts. Thank you! The light will continue to spread.

Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Author of "What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone?"

Stacy Ennis

Our book hit #1 bestseller in two major categories, and Joanne’s PR expertise helped make that happen. Not only was she an absolute pleasure to work with but she also went to bat for our book, pursuing opportunities for months on end and never getting dissuaded by media red tape. I’m grateful for her dedication to our book, and I hope to get the opportunity to work with her many more times in the future.

Stacy Ennis

Co-Author of “Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact”

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Zieglar

Thank you again Joanne. I am SO grateful that you waited for me. You are one in a million!

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel & Jessica Ziegler

Author & Illustrator respectively of "Science of Parenthood"

Ron Price

We hired Joanne close to a year ago to help us publicize our latest book. She has been terrific to work with in many ways. She is very well connected with radio broadcasters, podcasters and publishers, both on-line and in print.  She has always been ahead of us with great organizational skills. Most importantly, she identifies personally with us, making her a genuine member of our team.

Ron Price

Co-Author of “Growing Influence: A Story of How to Lead with Character, Expertise, and Impact”

Jane Finkle

What a stroke of luck to find Joanne McCall! I was amazed at how quickly she worked her magic to schedule radio and podcasts spots for me as well as multiple publishing opportunities. My collaboration with Joanne has without question been a wise and productive investment and has put wind into the sails of my writing career.

Jane Finkle

Author of “The Introvert's Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on up”

Rick Mathieson

Joanne McCall did an excellent job of helping me not only hone my message for the sound-bite world of media, but she also helped me put my best voice forward. She did a phenomenal job of targeting specific media outlets, some of which have resulted in multiple appearances, a sure indication of hitting the bulls’ eye. I can’t recommend her enough for future entrepreneurs who need to get their game on for media.

Rick Mathieson

Entrepreneur

Ted Coine

Joanne really exceeded my expectations. She worked relentlessly to get us great interviews and coverage. I recommend her wholeheartedly to any author looking to gain a top tier audience.

Ted Coine

Author of "A World Gone Social"

Becki Saltzman

Joanne is spectacular. She’s unique in that she combines media training with a publicist’s background (and the necessary Rolodex) making her help and insights invaluable. Feel confident in your choice and do what she says!

Becki Saltzman

Author

James Mapes

Joanne has done more for me in a couple of months than a $10,000.00 a month PR firm did for me in seven months. I can’t recommend her highly enough.

James Mapes

The James Mapes Organization - Best-selling Author & Speaker

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

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

New York Literary Agents

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 of "A World Gone Social"

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 of "The Thriver's Edge"

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!"

Zach Mercurio

Joanne is much more than a publicist. She is truly a coach and mentor. As a first-time author, the process of promoting a book and talking about it with media was overwhelming. After working with Joanne, I felt comfortable and prepared for interviews, became a better content writer for guest contributions, and overall learned how to spread my message as effectively as possible. Joanne will be your #1 fan (she even booked me a speaking engagement because she believed in my message so much!) and works tirelessly to help you achieve your own vision.

Zach Mercurio

Author, Speaker, Consultant

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 of "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 Hagan

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

Lisa Hagan

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 of "The Compass", "Exit Row" and "Searching for a Piece of My Soul"

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 of "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

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 of "Abolishing Performance Appraisals"

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

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

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 of 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

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

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 of "Practice Greatness: Escape Small Thinking, Listen Like a Master and Lead With Your Best"

Joanne is far and above the best publicist and coach I have ever found. She’s smart, creative, and above all, genuinely caring. She makes it her business to see you succeed. There are no cookie cutter plans, or attempts to fit you in time-worn niches. Instead you’ll find yourself with a coach, an advocate, and a shepherd. There’s no need to look any further. Joanne McCall is exactly what you need.

Jo Sparkes

Author, Screenwriter

Sally L. Clark

My book won the 2019 Independent Press award in Parenting & Family. You are a PR maven! It’s one more excuse for authors to get publicity!

Sally L. Clark

Author of "The Way of the Warrior Mama"

Jane Wyker

Joanne McCall is an extremely effective publicist! Although I was a new and unknown author, she was able to arrange dozens of interviews and articles on important media outlets nationwide. Always knowledgeable and supportive, Joanne approaches her work with enthusiasm and excellence. It is my delight to work with her.

Jane Wyker

Author of “Soul Selfish: The Awakening of a “Good Girl”

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