About Mary Reed

Mary Reed Public Relations

I established Mary Reed Public Relations (MR•PR), a marketing and public relations firm, 25 years ago. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of clients, including attorneys, personal finance professionals, book publishers, authors, realtors, health care professionals, retailers, hotels, restaurants and nonprofits, and my services and advice have helped them become more successful.

In addition to providing clients with marketing and public relations help, I am also a ghost writer who writes books for professionals interested in "authoring" a book to enhance their professional reputations and/or the visibility of their businesses. To date, I've ghostwritten or co-authored 21 nonfiction books, including books published by Wiley (publisher of the popular ...For Dummies series) and Kaplan Publishing as well as e books and print on demand books. In addition, I ghostwrite magazine and newspaper articles and columns for clients.

Being the author of a book can be a very effective tool to add to your marketing mix. I have years of experience as a ghost writer.

Here is some of what I did in the marketing and pr arenas before I began my business

Prior to establishing MR•PR, I was:

Vice president of marketing for a national market research firm

Director of marketing for a women’s health organization

Public relations manager for Texas Monthly Magazine, one of the nation's preeminent regional publications

Publicity manager for a large regional press

I earned an MBA with a focus on marketing from Boston University and a BA from Trinity University in Washington, D.C.

When I am not working...

In my free time, I love to hike and ride my bike around beautiful Austin, read fiction and nonfiction, spend time with friends, family and my cats, cook, and have adventures in foreign lands, especially Egypt.

I am also the president of the Clarksville Community Development Corporation (CCDC), a neighborhood-based organization in the historic Clarksville section of Old West Austin. The CCDC keeps Clarksville ethnically and economically diverse through its affordable housing program and preserves the unique history of Clarksville, a National Register Historic District, which was the first freedman's town established West of the Mississippi after Emancipation.

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