According to an old saying a picture is worth 1000 words. In our multimedia world, words have power to inform, explain and illuminate far beyond the mere visual impact of any picture. And yet, photographs can complement words in ways that make them come to life. Together, words and images become greater than the sum of their parts.
Welcome to my web site. I am David L. Brown, a professional writer, and communications consultant with many years of experience in a wide range of fields. My specialties include features, news, interviews, and commercial projects such as collateral brochures, newsletters, speeches, web sites, blogs, annual reports, scripts, white papers and books.
I’m proud to announce that I have been named 2010 “Citizen Journalist of the Year” in the Rocky Mountain region of the Society of Professional Journalists. The region includes New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.
News Update: I have an important new non-fiction book out, DEAD END PATH: How Industrial Agriculture Has Stolen Our Future. It’s available in print through Amazon (here) and other sites, and as an eBook through Booklocker (here) where you can also download and read a sample chapter. It’s soon to be featured on the Apple iBooks offerings for iPhone and iPad.
For details about what I can do for your publication or organization, click here, or read on to learn about my philosophy and background.
• BRINGING WORDS AND PICTURES INTO FOCUS
I’ll bring a broad range of specialized knowledge to your articles or marketing communications projects. Among the first questions I’ll ask are: “Who are the members of your audience?” “What are their needs and interests? ” “How will they benefit?” Then, I’ll deliver clear, concise copy that’s on-target every time.
And as an experienced editorial photographer I can give you two “bangs” for your bucks, providing imagery to complement my words. You are assured of a multi-media package that is focused, effective, and affordable. I can even shoot high-definition video on-site. That’s three bangs.
To learn more about the broad range of expertise I’ll bring to your projects, click here to visit the sidebar page My Features & Benefits.
• WHO IS THIS GUY?
A graduate of the top-ranked University of Missouri School of Journalism, during my long career I’ve been a newspaper reporter and columnist; a magazine feature writer; a copywriter in the advertising department of a Fortune 20 company; director of publications for a major national health charity; and traveled the world as a freelance photographer. For nearly two decades I was owner and creative director of an award-winning full-service public relations and marketing communications agency in Chicago.
I’ve personally conducted thousands of interviews and written myriad articles, speeches, scripts, brochures, news releases, case studies, and three books (with a fourth in progress). I’ve managed projects ranging from annual reports, public relations programs, speeches and product catalogs to newsletters, business plans, publicity campaigns and company magazines.
For details about my expertise and services, click here.
For a testimonial from a long-time client in the agri-business field, click here.
• LET’S GET TOGETHER
I live in the heart of the Southwest. Rio Rancho, New Mexico between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, conveniently positioned to cover the Southwest from Phoenix to Amarillo, El Paso to Denver. Call or e-mail me today and I’ll start the creative juices flowing for you. Email david (at) dlbrown-inc (dot) com. Phone 505-867-4840 Click here for complete contact information. Go here to learn more about my qualifications and services.
PS — To read my occasional newsletter containing tips, musings and ideas about the arts of communicating, click here.