“I met with Jo Ann Colton approximately one month after publishing my second nonfiction book. I needed to find other avenues to broaden my book sales. Two weeks after meeting with her she sent me a well thought out marketing plan/proposal with numerous ideas and viable options that could assist me in reaching a broader audience. I have been having success with her suggestions and I have been selling more books!”
Rita Stout, author of: Daybreak in Odessa
“I had the opportunity to benefit from the writing services of Jo Ann Colton. First of all, I have been amazed by her listening skills and her ability to understand what I am doing. She wrote a newspaper article about me and my company that perfectly reflects our former discussion and even more. Her writing revealed beyond the words what I shared with her. She also reviewed the writing of my website and once again, the work she did was a very good reflection of the messages I wanted to convey. As a French Native, having to write in English, her services were highly appreciated and I have already recommended her to people in my network.”
Edith Samouillet, President and Founder of
Turning points LLC
“Thank you for a fabulous Marketing Plans 202 workshop on 2/19/15. I learned more about writing a Marketing Plan in 1-hour than I have from other people/classes in the last 15 years. I’ve already signed up for her next 2 workshops!!!”
Cheryl Ilov, Physical Therapist, Pilates, and Feldenkrais® Practitioner
Ilov Integrated Arts, LLC
A privately owned alternative physical therapy practice
“Jo Ann skillfully condensed a magnitude of information into a creative, informative article for my business profile in the 5/2015 Mountain Connection. What I appreciate most, is the manner in which she conveyed my true spirit and energy. It is clear she heard who I am, what I offer, and how I might be of service to others.
Thanks, Jo Ann!"
Jani McCarty, Love & Light TLC Transformation
Empowering You to ILLUMINATE, LIBERATE, & CELEBRATE Your Life! www.janimccarty.com
"I recently had the great opportunity to consult with Jo Ann Colton of JM Colton Communications and Publishing to develop the marketing plan for my photography business, Skalte Images. Am I ever glad I did!
Jo Ann showed me how to build a coherent marketing plan from the ground up, starting with what I needed for a solid foundation. Then she showed me the building blocks to logically place atop the foundation, and she told me which tools I needed to build a solid marketing structure.
From educating me about the components of a marketing plan, including developing a marketing budget, drilling down my service offerings, pricing/positioning strategies, and targeting (and effectively reaching) my market to developing marketing goals, making marketing projections, and monitoring my results Jo Ann gave me everything I needed to confidently create my marketing plan. As a bonus, she even followed up with a written summary of all we discussed, so I had all my planning information in a succinct, clearly written package!
You don’t need to go ‘down the hill’ to the Denver Metro area to get superb, high value market planning guidance. Just go see Jo Ann!"
Sue Kaltenbach, Photographer
“I’ve taken 2 of Jo Ann’s 2015 business classes and learned lots! I highly recommend her classes and services... Jo Ann, thanks for your expertise and wonderful helpful advice.”
Rachel Henderson, Artist, Mural & Faux Painter
“As a writer, self-publisher, and marketing consultant, Jo Ann M. Colton is a real professional. From her own experience she developed her marketing workshop, ‘Marketing on a Shoestring Budget,’ wherein I gained tips and suggestions that helped me launch and increase sales of my two books. Also, Jo Ann’s book, Marketing Matters is a gold mine of advice for new and aspiring authors!”
Diane Chambers, author of:Words in My Hands, A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man, An Unforgettable Journey and Hearing the Stream,
A Survivor’s Journey into the Sisterhood of
Breast Cancer www.ellexaexpress.citymax.com
Business Communications (Written)
· Company Manuals
· Company Newsletters
· Employee Handbooks
· Human Resources Policies & Procedures
· Magazine/Newspaper Articles
· Other projects as discussed and mutually agreed upon
· Press Releases
· Verses for Business Events and Promotions
· Website Content/Content Revisions
·Consultations: Business Operations Review
·Consultations: Marketing Peripherals Review
·Consultations: Marketing Plans
·Consultation: Marketing Review
Clients include, but are not limited to: art galleries, artists/faux painters, dentists, doctors, kitchen & bath designers, photographers, realtors—and more.
· Resume Cover Letters
· Role-playing: Employment Interview Sessions
· Award Recipient Speeches
· Custom Verses for all personal celebrations/occasions (births, birthdays, graduations, weddings, retirements…) that memorialize life’s precious moments
· Funeral Eulogies
· Newsletters–Family Reunions
· Personal Correspondence of a Business Nature
· Consultations: Book Ideas (focusing on your writing ideas and how to proceed)
· Consultations: Book Publishing Option
· Consultations: Book Marketing & Marketing Plans
· Editing Services (for magazines and book manuscripts)
· Writing Coach