Welcome to Episode #16 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. In this episode, columnist, author and successful entrepreneur Gene Marks  explains the process, challenges and benefits of being a writer who’s capable of producing prodigious amounts of relevant business content to high circulation publications like The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc Magazine and many others.

Listen to the Audio

Some of the key takeaways from Gene are:

  • How he, a business owner, got his first shot as a business columnist
  • How he manages his time for maximum productivity
  • His view on story pitches and some suggestions on how you can improve yours
  • Advice to experts and entrepreneurs who want to write books
  • How his work as a writer has benefitted his business

Read the Transcript

You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here:

Episode 16 Gene Marks Transcript

Links & Resources


Gene Marks website

The Marks Group, P.C.

Twitter: @GeneMarks

About Dana Dobson

Dana Dobson is CEO of Dana Dobson Public Relations, a boutique PR firm that helps businesses with creative publicity campaigns and business building content strategies. She is an award-winning B-2-B business writer, specializing in producing compelling, persuasive content for businesses in the services sector. She is the creator of the PR Breakthrough Publicity workshop series, an online training program that teaches you how to launch your own successful publicity campaigns, and she is also the host of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast, featuring interviews with top media talent. Dana speaks frequently on building market presence for executive and subject matter experts, demystifying media relations and how to write effectively.

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