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, www.rembrandtwrites.com, 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 melanie@startupnation.com and @rembrandtwrites on Twitter.

And you can also sign-up to receive her e-newsletter and reports packed with great information at: http://www.startupnation.com/steps/77/steps-successful-public-relations.htm.

Latest posts by Melanie Rembrandt (see all)

As a small business publicist, I’ve been watching all of the political debates and television commercials with much interest. Some of the comments and images anger me and others make me think – “Is that true?”

Beware of media opinions.

As many of you know, PR specialists carefully train candidates on what to say and how to say it in order to generate the most votes. And many media venues and reporters use the “power of the press” to slant stories in favor of certain candidates and issues.

With all of this going on, it can be easy to get lost in thedrama, visual images and emotional statements involved with the election.

Are you falling into their trap?

I know we are all worried about the economy, health insurance and other small business issues right now. But this is not the time to get lazy.

It’s important to review what the candidates support and what the various propositions entail.

Instead of “going with the flow” and simply following what you see, hear and read in the news, please do me a favor and conduct a little bit of research.

Get the real facts and make your own decision…You may be surprised at what you find.

And with the way the world is now, wouldn’t it be better to discover those hidden truths and false statements prior to casting your vote?

Check out your local State Board of Elections and sites like these for more information:

http://www.votesmart.org/

http://www.transparentdemocracy.org/?gclid=CITGjYnzq5YCFQv7agodZ1hcyw

http://vote-usa.org/?gclid=CMr-q6zzq5YCFRIcawodBwLWxw

http://www.johnmccain.com/splash32615.htm

https://donate.barackobama.com/page/content/splashsignup_welcome

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