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Marion Gold
Marion Gold




Communications that Make a Difference — Marion makes every word count...

                                                         Illinois Woman's Press Association 2013 Award Winner  NFPW 2013 Award


The Illinois Woman's Press Association (IWPA) awarded Marion FIRST PLACE

in its 72nd Annual Mate E. Palmer Communications Contest

for the comprehensive Press Kit she created and produced for

Internationally known Film Critic Jan Lisa Huttner's book,

"Penny's Picks: 50 Movies by Women Filmmakers 2002-2011."

         First Place winning entries were sent to the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW)

for judging in the NFPW 2013 National Communications Contest, where the Press Kit took Second Place in the "Media Kit: Tools to Gain Media Coverage." You can view the kit components at:

IWPA independent Judges said that while the Press Kit was a "bit unconventional ... a number of journalists

would find useful information...and apparently did. Smartly put together."


Marion also received Honorable Mention from judges of the NFPW’s

At-Large Communications Contest for a chapter she authored

for the anthology, Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012.

Skirting Traditions was produced by Arizona Press Women

and published by Wheatmark Press (Tucson).

The book was selected by the Arizona Historical Advisory Committee

as part of the State’s official 2012 Centennial celebration.


Learn how to market two completely different businesses successfully!

An interview with Marion on Biz Women Rock...

Click here to download the podcast...

MARION GOLD is a writer, book author, and publicity consultant with a distinguished history of communications and marketing excellence. Marion's services include the development of marketing & publicity materials, and strategic planning counseling for entrepreneurs, book authors, small businesses and nonprofits. She creates "Personal Publicity" and other specialty press kits, quality editorials, position papers and more. All the publicity tools you need to gain visibility for YOU, your BOOK, your BUSINESS or your ORGANIZATION. Marion is also considered an expert in forging alliances between nonprofit organizations and corporate partners who must meet bottom-line marketing objectives. Her award winning articles on marketing, diversity, and women in the workforce appear in marketing trade journals, national newspapers, and national and international magazines. Among her specialty topics are women's advocacy, career enhancement, publicity for entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, and *healthcare education.


Click to hear Marion's tips on How to Market YOU. Marion was interviewed by "The Women's Connection" moderator Barrie Switzen.


Have you written a book designed to market you or your business?

Do you have a new product or service to promote and need a tactical plan?

How about a press release, or a comprehensive press kit?

Marion's consulting, coaching, and editorial goals are to Make Every Word Count!

Bottom Line: Creating Communications That Make a Difference - For YOU and for your target audience.

She wrote THE book on it! The award winning “Personal Publicity Planner: A Guide to Marketing YOU.” This popular book provides do-it-yourself tactics for entrepreneurs, job seekers, small business owners, book authors, lawyers and other self-employed professionals - and those smaller nonprofit association executives who have to compete with the “big guys” for visibility and media attention!

Marion has also spoken on a variety of other topics - From the 'Status of Women in Law Enforcement," to the "Problems of Tobacco Use by Young Women," to "Trafficking of Women from Eastern Europe to the United States," to "How Volunteerism is Good for Business." She was a featured speaker and panel moderator for the annual meetings of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, the National Center for Women & Policing, and Women in Federal Law Enforcement. She also was a guest speaker at a variety of other events, including the 17th Annual Graduate Women in Business conference at the JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management, the Arizona Women's Town Hall, Arizona Press Women, the Women's Network Exchange of Arizona, the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, the Illinois Woman's Press Association, and at several programs by invitation of the State of Arizona Governor's Division for Women.

Lawyers, executives, writers, journalists and book authors, small-business owners and other entrepreneurs have attended Marion's MARKETING YOU workshops.


Download a FREE reprint of Marion's article on "Volunteerism - Good for Your Career, Good for Business and Good for the Community"


Marion served on a variety of distinguished Boards
· Arizona Women's Town Hall
· National Association of Women Business Owners, Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter
· Board of Judges for THE GLOBALS International Competition in Healthcare Communications sponsored by The New York Festivals
· Advisory Board of the National Women's History Museum (Washington, DC)
· Soroptimist International of the Americas (Chicago Club)
· Public Policy Council of the National Association for Female Executives
· Past President of the Illinois Woman's Press Association and Vice President of Arizona Press Women

She also achieved many honors-Among them:
· Communicator of Achievement awarded by the Illinois Woman's Press Association
· Athena Award for Excellence in Mentoring awarded by Mentor & Protege Newsletter
· Working Woman magazine featured Marion as an entrepreneur with GUTS
· Featured in the Soroptimist of the Americas magazine
· Named by Today's Chicago Woman to their list of 100 Women Making a Difference

Marion is the author of two books:
is Winner of an Athena Award for Excellence in Mentoring sponsored by Mentor & Protege Newsletter.
TOP COPS: Profiles of Women in Command was endorsed by United States Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and former Governors George Ryan (Illinois) and George Pataki (New York).

She is also co-author of SKIRTING TRADITIONS: Arizona Women Writers & Journalists 1912-2012

Marion’s two bylined chapters profile Arizona writers Jana Bommersbach - a nationally acclaimed investigative journalist and book author, and Pam Stevenson - one of Arizona’s first on-screen television producer/writers and a video journalist. The book includes biographies of twenty-eight female writers and journalists from Arizona spanning the one hundred years since Arizona became the forty-eighth state in the Union. The book was named by the Arizona Historical Advisory Committee as an official Arizona Legacy Project, and part of Arizona's official 2012 Centennial celebration - and is available from


Marion offers a full range of writing & ghostwriting, editorial, marketing communications, strategic planning,

and consulting & coaching services to book authors, entrepreneurs, artists and artisans, and others seeking career-enhancing visibility.

Specialized freelance services are also available to corporations, advertising agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Marion was profiled in "WE Magazine for Women." To download a reprint, click here.

*Marion is one of the few women to break through the "glass ceiling" of Corporate America to manage a multi-million dollar healthcare marketing agency. Prior to launching her own company in 1994, Marion was executive vice-president and general manager of PRAGMATON - a health care communications agency in Chicago that was part of the Health and Medical Communications Group of OMNICOM. She is credited with taking a part-time editorial position and less than $100 thousand in billings and rocketing it into a dynamic multi-media organization billing millions of dollars a year. In addition to Client Management and New Business Development, Marion developed corporate policies, set strategic goals, and managed the day-to-day operations of communications, event planning, production, graphics and computer personnel. She provided pharmaceutical companies with guidance and strategic direction in reaching out to major universities and nonprofit organizations to develop, produce and implement healthcare educational programs and projects. She designed and managed physician advisory panels, symposia, special monographs, series mailings, audiovisual programs and custom publications, and myriad other marketing and educational projects. She expertly blended the needs of healthcare professionals and consumers for objective and balanced information, with the responsibility and desire on the part of corporations to supply that information through sales, marketing, and educational projects. She resigned to launch her own communications business after 13 years at the helm of the company.


(Note: Marion's photo is by Yerucham Ben Reuven-Syma)

To order PERSONAL PUBLICITY PLANNER and TOP COPS on-line, please click here.
On-line orders require a credit card.
To learn more about Marion's editorial and marketing communications experience, see her complete profile and job history at

Email Marion to discuss your editorial or marketing needs:

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