Melanie Rembrandt

Since our initial launch date, Melanie Rembrandt has been an integral part of the StartupNation team.

As the founder of Rembrandt Communications®, LLC,, Melanie is one of the country's top, public-relations consultants, an SEO copywriter and a published writer with over 20 years of extensive experience and an excellent track-record for success.

She specializes in helping entrepreneurs get the attention and credibility they need via targeted public-relations and SEO copywriting efforts (including Web site copy that sells, newsletters, eReports, social media, blogs, SEO press releases, e-mail auto responders, direct marketing, and more!).

Melanie offers tips and insights via her blogs and monthly newsletter, "Rembrandt Writes Insights®." And she provides in-depth training presentations to various businesses and organizations nationwide.

Melanie is also the author of "Secrets of Becoming a Publicist," published by American Writers & Artists, Inc., "Simple Publicity," published by 1WinPress, StartupNation's "7 Steps to Successful Public Relations," and the host of the SmallBiz America Radio Channel, "PR and SEO Quick Tips with Melanie Rembrandt."

A magna cum laude graduate of the prestigious UCLA School of Theater,Film and Television, Melanie is the official small-business PR expert for StartupNation and Pink Magazine Online. She’s open to your questions, comments and suggestions at and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

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It’s early Thursday morning, and I just remembered another “New Year” bit of information to share with you. If you haven’t checked these two things, you could be losing out on some great publicity and new customers:

1. What copy needs to be changed on your website?

Do you have old copyright dates and outdated content on your site? Take a moment to review all of your website pages and look for copy that needs to be updated right away. In the process, you’ll probably notice additional changes that need to be made.

It’s important to look “at home” to new site visitors and provide fresh, new content. Otherwise, they will go elsewhere for help.

2. How old is your media list?

Have you been sending your press information to the same media members for over a year? If so, check your media list.

With all of the economic changes, many reporters, editors and producers have moved on to work at different venues. If you are automatically sending news to old addresses, you are wasting time and money.

Instead of rushing into new projects this January, try to take a moment to look at where you are and where you are going. Correct mistakes and make the appropriate changes now so you can start 2009 off attracting the right customers and media attention.

Need help with the copy on your website? Send me a note here or at I’m here to help! Thanks.

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