What do you do when you realize you have nowhere to go in your current job, and your past experience is mostly in auto repossession? If you’re Dan Smith, you go the entrepreneurial route and start a publicity firm.
This episode’s guests are Dan Smith, founder of Smith Publicity, and President, Sandy Smith. No, the last name isn’t a coincidence—they’re married.
Dan’s decision to start Smith Publicity in 1997 was a make-it-or-break-it plan, and his can-do attitude and dedication paid off.
Today Smith Publicity has served over 3,000 clients and Sandy and Dan are at full capacity representing traditional and self-published authors. But it wasn’t always that way. Some of Smith's first clients where strippers, mystics, and alien abductees whom Dan found endless creative ways to promote. He worked with the authors no one else would touch and it served them and his firm well. Entrepreneurs, authors, and anyone who loves a whacky origin story will appreciate this episode. And there’s even a touching, Hallmark style love story thrown in for good measure.
Creators and Guests
Writer. Reader. Interviewer. Cohost of The Premise Podcast. I help authors build brands + websites. Cofounder of the San Diego Writers Festival. Chicken-mama.
Chad Thompson, co-founder of Monkey C Media, offers professional photography and videography services. He has an eye for detail and a command of lighting that gives him the ability to show his subjects at their very best. You can count on seeing Chad around South Park on his bicycle with a camera slung over his shoulder. If he has never taken a picture of you, chances are good you have never met him.