Founder & CEO
Harp Advertising and Interactive
Lisa was juggling so many clients she didn’t have time to promote her own award-winning agency. I crafted a Harp landing page that had her chuckling (and converting).
Once I turned CB into “The Career Concierge," her a la carte services attracted the Millenials she'd been missing. After selling that brand, the award-wining executive coach became president of ACEC where she provides every possible support system for every level career coach. Including ghostwriting webinars by yours truly.
founder / CEO
This shrewd entrepreneur always had a secret passion for charities. When the time came to start his own Jay was brimming with ideas that needed to be wrangled into website copy, collaborator invites and a bio introducing his alter ego. Jay has created a space where even the most self-absorbed writers can give back while doing what they love in “the home of the give-back buzz.”
Tania left McDonald’s corporation to launch her own marketing company – for women, by women. Her personal branding philosophy was soon in demand all across Chicagoland. She needed a bit of word wrangling before launching the Windy City's boldest empowerment platform for women.
After honing his restaurant real estate savvy for 20 years Jim was ready to host Chicago’s first food and drink industry hub. A tasty invite for the founders’ board, a snack-y release for the press, and voila – Restrocity was served.
EP Sundance Productions
She needed pitches and she needed them now. While developing the Chicagoland series with CNN Laura was seeking uplifting stories about real characters creating real change in the Windy City. I had a few in my back pocket...
Zoe Blue International
This pet project had preoccupied her for years. When she finally had interested investors, Tereasa needed to seal the deal with an enticing book proposal. I researched and wrote it up in a weekend.
Phil’s unconventional method had saved so many marriages he couldn’t keep count. But he needed a brand that reflected his rebellious success. After studying his method (and passing his quizzes) I got to work presenting him to the world as “The UnTalk Therapist.” Now he's preparing to appear on the Ask Dr. Nandi show, which is syndicated in 79 countries.
A fresh collection of charms lay before her and it needed to go to market – quick. Alexandra asked me to craft names and descriptions concise enough to fit on the packaging, but vivid enough to capture the spirit of each unique piece.
The creator of Chicago's first brownie was ready to expose some Old World secrets with a new line of organic raw bars. The "Athena Bar" introduced the exotic, sassy side of this renown gourmet baker through website and wrapper copy.
Intoxicating success was making Kevin itch with curiosity. Should he re-brand to reflect Buzz Co’s new life stage? Over a jug of joe he told Buzz Co’s mythic founding story, threw out a few “buzz words,” then set me loose to craft a B2B collateral kit.
founder, ITS Marketing
Jeana was working with a medical staff support start up that had developed brilliant training technology, but not the digestible vocabulary to describe it. After a 30 minute conference call with the CEO I crafted copy for the Javelin I/O Solutions site, including a diverse selection of tag lines.
owner Carnivale, Gioco, Barbakoa, Poggiolo
The “high priest of Chicago’s restaurant industry” was ready to tell his life story to the world. He did the talking; I did the typing. So by the time a reality show scout discovered this epic persona and mad cap career I was prepared to write the show pitch too!
AKA “The Healing Hacker”
This alternative healing wiz, gets her academic wisdom wrangled into monthly blogs and articles digestible for the rest of us.
Her infectious pep and funky style had been helping teenage girls stay in school and out of gangs for years. When she was ready to share her tactics and success stories, Marisa hired me to craft a pitch for her teen TV show. Hollywood, here she comes...
John came to me with seven years worth of notes. Real estate savvy was oozing out of his ears, and many in the industry were anxious for him to share it. We wrangled his unique philosophy into a book that instructs and entertains both seasoned pros and curious dabblers.