Today we’d like to introduce you to Joseph Bonner.
Joseph, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Well, I was working in education for some 10 years but I felt like I wanted to do more to have a bigger impact on the community. So, I was watching a Will Smith movie, where he played a superhero and had a publicist help him fix his reputation. So, I thought, I could do that. So, I did.
Where I first started, I began working with celebrities out of Los Angeles and eventually began to include work with businesses and executives from almost every profession, including real estate, fashion, fitness, health, food, fashion, and telecommunications.
In an effort to reach a larger audience and help support the growing careers of my clientele, I launched Legend Magazine, a national media outlet distributed in over 120 countries. I also started the Joseph Bonner Show podcast, now with over 10 million listens per promoted episode and distributed nationally. In addition, I launched a television + podcast radio network to distribute content from nationally acclaimed partners.
Today, our company has made great strides in the media world but what makes us most special is that 80% or our proceeds are used to fund the National Bullying Intervention Talk Line and the Bully Avengers Anti-Bullying program in an effort to combat school violence, youth suicide, and workplace bullying. The program was founded by Joseph Bonner PR to have a national impact in the fight against bullying.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
They say that the 1st three years of a business are the most difficult. That is very true. We started with 0 financings and so that made marketing very difficult. Nevertheless, I used a method called transparent marketing to grow my LinkedIn following from 2,000 followers to 48,000 + in the past four years and that has aided marketing efforts tremendously.
We’d love to hear more about your company.
We are a publicity firm that incorporates marketing, clientele management, graph design, magazine publishing, radio, and television broadcasting.
We specialize in building instant national credibility for our clients to enhance ROI and bottom-line initiatives.
I am most proud of the publicity campaigns I run through Legend Magazine. I’ve been able to work with the teams of Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Oprah Winfrey to name a few. It has given me a sense of pride in my work to get their support early on in my career.
I would say that the biggest thing that sets us apart is that we run our own national platforms and that most of our proceeds benefit children and families nationally.
What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I was always big on volunteering my time in the community and helping as many people. Even as a kid, I spent many hours in the community working with people to teach them how to make good decisions using timeless principles found in the bible. I loved making people smile and I pretty much got along with almost everybody. I loved school and I organized many community events in high school and encouraged my friends to join me.
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Bully Avengers and the talk line are a part of the Anti-Bullying Program we founded.