Doug Moe: Joan Collins' enthusiasm for her job is easy to see - she's had it for 44 years
Joan Collins remains synonymous with publicity. And by that we mean both the woman and her synonymously named company, Joan Collins Publicity. She still runs the business, which she founded in 1966 and includes not only her staff but a nationwide network of freelancers. She won a Governor's Trailblazer Award for Women in 2007, and generously gives back to nonprofits in general, with more than $100,000 in donations to the Madison Community Foundation, and to women and girls in particular, through MCF's A Fund for Women.
Young women in the Madison area can learn a lot from entrepreneur and public relations professional Joan Collins. The president and founder of Joan Collins Publicity Inc. is celebrating 40 years in business by establishing a fund in the amount of $40,000 to support philanthropic programs dedicated to early career development of women in business.
WTDY Radio's InBusiness with Judy & Joan interview Joan Collins on November 27, 2006
WTDY Radio's InBusiness with Judy & Joan interview Joan Collins on May 18, 2009
Publisher Jody Glynn Patrick writes about Joan Collins and her "pay if forward" approach to Joan Collins Publicity's Fourtieth Anniversary in business
WTDY Radio's The Iain Macfarlane Business Program interview Joan Collins on April 5, 2010
Jennifer Smith interviews Joan Collins for "InBusiness Executive Profile"
Joan's $40,000 gift to local programs for her 40th Anniversary in business is profiled.
The distribution of the $40,000 in grants that were awarded by Joan Collins are identified and the groups receiving the grants received additional publicity.
InBusiness Magazine online profiles Joan Collins as Executive of the Week.
Dane County Lifestyles Magazine May 2010 article by Debra Illingworth Greene
To call Joan Collins "high energy" is quite an understatement. In her 44th year of running Joan Collins Publicity, Inc., she still plays tennis five times a week. "I have just a ton of energy," she says. "I have to get rid of it by playing tennis before I sit down to work for the day." And once she sits down, that energy continues to flow as Joan creatively and assertively seeks out ways to obtain media coverage for her clients.