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About Dan Janal
Dan Janal is Founder and President of PR LEADS Expert Resource Network.
USA TODAY called Dan Janal “a true Internet pioneer” because he has more than 20 years of PR experience. He was on the PR team that launched America Online. He also handled PR assignments for IBM, Reader’s Digest, American Express, AT&T and more than 100 other high-tech companies, including many startups. He was responsible for the PR that introduced the CD ROM industry, as he served as PR counsel to Grolier and their Electronic Encyclopedia, the first piece of consumer software for CD-ROMS.
The San Francisco Chronicle called Dan Janal “an Email marketing expert.”
The LA Times called Dan Janal “an Internet marketing expert.”
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I love answering questions from my readers! Here’s why: I like to help people. I learn what’s important to my readers. Let’s see if you can guess the hidden “lesson” from this question. I was thrilled to get a new question from my new BFF, Ned Barnett, a fellow PR guy in Las [...]
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I'm proud to announce that Book-Selling University has published my new course BSU-181: “How to Improve Your Book with Beta Readers.” That puts BSU over the 50-course mark, and they will add at least four more courses over the next couple of weeks. Book-Selling University is sponsored by Publisher's Weekly, Ingram and, Bowkers. Check it [...]
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