I’m amazed to look back and see that I’ve worked with Dottie DeHart and her highly capable staff for more than a decade now! They write solid press releases, have terrific relationships with many reporters, have high ethical standards, pay attention to detail, and provide lots of personal service. Unlike other publicists who too often drop the ball, I know that Dottie and her staff do what they say they’re going to do. The steady stream of interviews they arrange for me has absolutely been an essential ingredient in the success of my best-selling books.
—Eric Tyson, Best-Selling Author of Personal Finance for Dummies, Investing for Dummies, and Home Buying for Dummies (coauthor)
Thanks, as always for your love and support. I really appreciate you! These ladies did three book campaigns for me and I LOVE them. Literally. They gave me the best advice, created the best press kits (I have had more producers tell me they were the best kits they’ve ever received—I still use their model), and they do sound, solid, great campaigns. But most importantly, they have incredible perspective that you can trust. (Big, important piece to the publicity part.) They also taught me everything I ever needed to know about media, put the best clips together for me, and booked me on amazing national hits. And those hits are continuing to generate more hits. They did things for me on a national level (Today show, national TV hits, magazines, etc.) that were amazing.
I couldn’t recommend this group any higher. I sent out an email blast to all my writer friends—including Jack Canfield from Chicken Soup for the Soul—recommending them, and several hired them. All were pleased they did.
I am conservative with recommendations and endorsements, but when it comes to DeHart & Company, I think these ladies are just tops in their field.
—Michele Borba, Ed.D., Author of No More Misbehavin’ and Don’t Give Me That Attitude!
Century Furniture has been a client of DeHart & Company for eight years. We depend on them to integrate and align our public relations activities with our positioning and branding goals. Publicity is the “golden arrow” in our marketing quiver. Editorial is more credible and affordable than advertising. Best of all, DeHart & Company has done more than get us press. They have helped us develop the media relations to get it ourselves. To paraphrase the old adage, they’ve taught us how to fish...ensuring that we get publicity for life!
—Edward M. Tashjian, Vice President of Marketing, Century Furniture
Hiring DeHart & Company to publicize Treating the Aching Heart: A Guide to Depression, Stress, and Heart Disease was some of the best promotion money Vanderbilt has ever spent! Great hits and terrific reception for this wonderful book. Thanks again, and I look forward to working with you in the future.
—Sue Havlish, Marketing Manager, Vanderbilt University Press
When you’ve got Dottie and her staff working for you, you’ve got the best. She’s a remarkably skilled professional, whether she’s dealing with you (her client) or the media. For you, she’s a great coach, advisor, and “reality messenger”…helping you spend your time and dollars where they’ll do the most good. And with the media, she’s a bundle of wit and energy, sending forth a stream of publicity they find hard to resist.
—Dan Adams, Author of New Product Blueprinting: The Handbook for B2B Organic Growth
As a brand-new author, I’ve been impressed by the media attention garnered for my book by DeHart & Company. The staff is as pleasant and considerate as they are savvy about changing media trends and how to translate them into great publicity. This combination of sharp analysis, creative output, and consistent results led to exposure and sales that I could never have accomplished on my own. As my campaign progressed, people around me began asking how I was able to get so much media attention. When I told them, they wanted to know who my publicist was!
—Virginia Bentz, Ph.D., Author of Quick Guide to Good Kids
These people really get results—the kind that matter. From writing literate, compelling press materials to getting media placed in just the right spots, DeHart & Company can’t be beat. They have strategic smarts to spare, remarkable energy and efficiency, and an outstanding network of relationships with editors and producers everywhere. To top it off, they’re fun to work with.
—Jeffrey Miller, Author of The Anxious Organization: Why Smart Companies Do Dumb Things (1st and 2nd editions)
When researching for a publicist, I contacted a lot of big name companies to represent me. All of them made me feel like a number. After speaking with the president of DeHart & Company, I found exactly what I was looking for: an acute understanding of the industry, integrity, and honesty. Having been exploited for money and getting hoodwinked by people who professed their “genuine” commitment to my success in the past, honesty meant everything to me.
While running a fine-tuned and no-nonsense business, the president read my book and knew exactly how to drive it. Using an atypical and new age approach to introducing books to the market, her staff (a group of well-orchestrated geniuses) created an electrifying series of press releases that immediately gained national and international coverage.
Now, I’m currently working with their editors on my second book, which the president insists is one of their “specialties.” As far as I’m concerned, everything they do is exceptional.
—Christina Eckert, Author of Winning Against the Wackos in Your Life: How to Spot Them and Stop Them in Their Tracks
I work in a fragmented industry, and it can be difficult to distinguish oneself from the competition. DeHart & Company helped us translate the work we do into fresh, readable press releases that made our message interesting to editors. They kept our name in front of our target market and helped set us apart from the crowd. In addition, we’ve been able to use the content they helped us develop over and over again in many aspects of our business! Thanks to them, we’re able to speak to our clients and to the media in one voice—and our consulting practice has never been stronger.
—Rick Lepsinger, OnPoint Consulting, Coauthor (along with Dr. Gary Yukl) of Flexible Leadership: Creating Value by Balancing Multiple Challenges and Choices
I get inundated with email from agencies wanting to publicize their business interests, and I automatically delete the vast majority of those not coming from Iowa…except yours. When I see that an email is from your company, I always know that there’s an excellent chance that it’s going to be topical, have broad appeal, and be written in an engaging style that will require very little effort on my part. That’s pretty unusual, so I thought I’d jot you a note to let you know!
—Jill Brimeyer, Editor, IA.biz magazine
I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dottie DeHart on six of my books. I can not express how wonderful she has been nor how wonderful the response as been from all things media: be it TV, radio, or print. Thanks to her wonderful press releases and “pitching” me, I have enjoyed media hits in more outlets than I even thought possible. In fact, as they say, “the hits keep coming.” I have to “Google” myself at least once a month to keep up with where her wonderful pitches have landed. As I am writing this, I just checked out my Google numbers: 3562! Dottie is a PR home run for sure!
—Susie Galvez, Author, Speaker, and Beauty Industry Expert
If you want results, DeHart & Company is your best choice. If you want a PR firm that will do whatever is in your best interests, it is your best choice. They are smart, responsive, and energetic. One of my best decisions.
—Mike Staver, CEO, The Staver Group, Author of Do You Know How to Shut Up?: And 51 other life lessons that will make you uncomfortable