The experience of becoming an author, with the release of ‘Unscripted’ in April of 2017 was a lot of things for me. Exhilarating, draining, emotional, and incredibly satisfying are the first words that come to mind. I soon learned that writing the book was just a part of the process. When it came to getting the word out, and setting up a media tour, Choice Media & Communications took the reins, and I would have been lost without them. What a group of professionals! Heather Adams, Kerry Gardner and Maggie Rheney put together a tour that included Good Morning America, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, an ESPN car wash, and more national radio shows and podcasts than I can possibly count. And they were there to take care of every detail every step of the way. When it comes to getting a book in front of the eyes of potential readers, there’s only one Choice.”— Ernie Johnson, Jr., author and Emmy award winning host of "Inside the NBA"
It has been a pleasure working with Choice Media. Their connections and resources inside the industry are vast and knowledgable. Their expertise has given me peace of mind knowing that our publicity and communications are being taken care of and that has allowed me the time to focus on other important areas of my business. The interest and awareness they have generated for us has been invaluable and far and above what was promised. They are an integral part of our team.”— Lee Kennedy, Leiper’s Fork Distillery
Relationship is at the heart of everything I do – my writing, my clinical work, and my personal life. And there is no other publicity firm that I have come across who are as expert in having relationship at the heart of everything they do as Choice! They took the time to deeply understand my work and my message. They connected with me as a human being. They worked in focused, planful and skilled ways to make things happen. And they put all of this capably together with their marketing savvy to win my confidence – and secure my success.— Dr. Vanessa Lapointe, Celebrated Child Psychologist and Parenting Expert, Author of Discipline Without Damage: How to Get Your Kids to Behave Without Messing Them Up
During the publishing and promotion of “It’s My Pleasure,” I was fond of saying, “I’ve never done this before.” Thankfully, Choice Media has done it many times before and brings a wealth of expertise to my project to not only promote the book, but to also coach and prepare me for every new experience along the way. Heather and her team bring the highest level of professionalism and dedication to their work. Most valuable to me is Choice’s ability to understand my brand, and represent me as I would myself.
— Dee Ann Turner, Vice President of Enterprise Social Responsibility and 30-year veteran at Chick-fil-A and Author of It's My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture
After interviewing several top PR firms, Choice was the clear and obvious winner for For the Love. Usually when reading PR pieces or interacting with the media outlets, I feel like a weird, inauthentic version of myself—‘the PR version.’ But with every idea, press release, invitation, and announcement created by Choice, I feel like my real, normal, actual self. From the southern-themed NYC luncheon, to the pitch-perfect media choices, to the spot-on descriptions of not only this book but me, Choice has demonstrated at every turn that they understand my heart, my style, my reader, and my message, and they know exactly what to do with it.— Jen Hatmaker, Bestselling Author and Star of HGTV's "My Big Family Renovation"
Be prepared for Choice Media & Communications to far exceed any expectations you have for your communication needs and business goals. When you partner with Choice, they become part of your team, your number one advocate, your wise counsel, and your go-to for enthusiasm and creativity. Heather Adams and Beth Gebhard prepare you for anything you face and help you spread your message far and wide. With expertise, authenticity, and professionalism that are head and shoulders above the competition, be prepared to soar with Choice Media & Communications.— Rachel Macy Stafford, Author of New York Times bestseller Hands Free Mama
Beth Gebhard has worked on three of my books, and it is no coincidence that all three became New York Times bestsellers. The bottom line is: She gets it done. Not only does Choice achieve results but also Beth, Heather, and Kerry are savvy, creative, cheerful professionals who are a pleasure to work with and who have all of the media connections that an author needs. Beth has continually surprised me over the years with the media hits she has scored – and she sets an incredibly high bar for herself to begin with. If it were up to me, I’d choose Choice every time.— Alexandra Robbins, Author of Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities and four other New York Times bestsellers
It was an absolute pleasure to work with the team at Choice Media. Not only did they do a wonderful job creating the maximum amount of exposure for me and my project, but they were a true joy to work with. The Choice team makes you feel like family while maintaining a high level of professionalism. I owe a great deal of my success to Choice Media.— Sean Lowe, Author of New York Times bestseller For the Right Reasons
I’m so grateful for the opportunity to work with Choice. Not only do I appreciate their commitment to excellence and professionalism, but I also love how they seek to understand my personal and business priorities and make sure that everything they do is in line with my life mission.— Crystal Paine, Founder of MoneySavingMom.com and Author of New York Times bestseller Say Goodbye to Survival Mode
It started with the Today Show. From there, the team at Choice guided our book “Undivided” from one great media stop to the next. With their extraordinary connections, tireless energy and great enthusiasm, Choice brought our book and its story to the attention of countless readers, bloggers, viewers and more. Beth, Heather and Kerry, we are forever grateful for your expertise. Thanks for being so smart, savvy, encouraging and fun.— Patricia Raybon, Co-Author, Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace
Heather, Beth and team get results that make waves! The Choice ladies have cultivated genuine relationships with key media and take great care to place clients in the right hands. My experience with them has been incredible! From helping me navigate PR waters to getting media placements that matter, they make things happen. I highly recommend Choice for targeted results, meaningful connections, and a touch of Southern hospitality with every interaction!— Lara Casey, Editor-in-Chief of Southern Weddings Magazine and Author of Make It Happen
Choice understands media, relationships, building bridges with key influencers, and the power of mainstream marketing. Partnering with them allows for powerful connections with the key people and partners you can’t access on your own as an author.— Brad Lomenick, Former President of Catalyst and Author of H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.
Working with Choice Media has been an absolute honor. Beth, Heather and Kerry’s connections opened the door to opportunities I never imagined possible. Choice Media tirelessly dedicated themselves to our promotion, reaching out to innumerable outlets on our behalf. I knew they cared about our message, but mostly, I knew they cared about us. Thank you, Choice Media, for your wisdom, guidance and encouragement!— Alana Raybon, Co-Author, Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace
From our very first interaction, working with the team at Choice has been an amazing experience. They are proactive and represent their clients with the utmost of professionalism and integrity and are masters at following up on leads quickly, efficiently and completely. Whether you’re talking to a producer, editor or on-air talent, they have the relationships to make things happen. As if that weren’t enough, the entire team is full of life and an amazingly fun group of people to partner with.— Joy Groblebe, Owner of The Frontline Group
I cannot speak highly enough about Heather and her team. They went above and beyond to make sure our event was a success, not to mention they are a blast to work with. As our social media sponsor, they implemented strategies that ensured the best exposure possible for our event which helped us grow our revenue and attendance. I am so grateful they were willing to share their time, talents, and expertise with us. They understood our needs, came up with a strategy, and executed their plan brilliantly. I look forward to working with them in the future!— Lauren Harris , Regional Director, Rutherford County, American Heart Association
Heather and Beth took this unknown, small town Minnesota girl to the big city of Manhattan and used their amazing media contacts to open some pretty incredible studio doors. From the first day I met them, I knew their hearts were truly committed in their desire to make the most media impact they could for the success of Fly a Little Higher. I loved my time with Choice Media and would work them again in a heartbeat!— Laura Sobiech, Author of Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way
We used Choice for my company’s launch and I could not have been happier with their guidance, strategy and professional demeanor. I felt we were in good hands, and we got exactly what we wanted in terms of exposure and attention.— Sarah Rucker, Director, Sales and Marketing, little bee books
Choice Media & Communications is one of the finest I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Heather’s work on long standing bestseller “The Daniel Plan” was so superb Amen Clinics hired Choice to do more work for us. Heather and her team are smart, hardworking, connected and have great follow through. I highly recommend them.— Daniel Amen, M.D., double-board certified psychiatrist, nine-time New York Times bestselling author and founder of Amen Clinics
Heather’s enthusiasm is contagious. She attacks everything with a can-do attitude and is always willing to take on new challenges. Not easily discouraged, Heather always finds a way to get it done.
She is also an excellent presenter – clear, concise, and compelling. She knows what it takes to get others to sit up and take notice, and she always makes a great impression.
Heather knows how to get publicity for her clients. She has a ‘nose’ for a great story and knows how to sell her point of view. When she speaks, people listen!
Finally, Heather has a robust network of publicity contacts in New York and Los Angeles. If she doesn’t get through on the first call, she always gets her calls returned.— Michael Hyatt, New York Times bestselling author, former chairman and CEO, Thomas Nelson Publishers
Heather Adams knows PR! More importantly, she knows the media gatekeepers who open the windows to the worldwide audience that watches American TV and follows our national press. She handles a crisis with wisdom and grace and has the respect and affection of our most powerful network producers.— Wes Yoder, president, Ambassador Speakers and Literary Agency
Heather Adams is a high performer, in general, and the consummate publicity professional in particular. She created and executed publicity campaigns for many of the books published by my division, and her work always reflects commitment to excellence and complete ownership of the results. The top-tier authors and media personalities Heather works with invariably praise her for her encouraging attitude and her total command of the process. I recommend her highly.— Brian Hampton, senior vice president and publisher, Thomas Nelson Publishers
-Brian Hampton, —senior vice president and publisher, Thomas Nelson Publishers
If you’re looking to get a job done with excellence and professionalism, put Heather Adams at the top of your list. In my role as vice president of marketing for the Corporate Brands division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., Heather was the director of publicity and reported to me. I was continually amazed at her ability to handle a high-volume workload and frequently volunteer for initiatives outside of her job responsibilities – while maintaining an impressive rate of success. She’s the kind of team member that instills confidence in her coworkers, managers and clients. In addition to her efficiency and productivity, she has great interpersonal skills and is a lot of fun to work with. I highly recommend her for any position for which she is being considered.— Rob Birkhead, vice president and associate publisher, Howard Books/Simon & Schuster
Heather is a highly motivated and extremely professional executive. She is competitive, goal oriented, and thrives on the intensity of the projects she directs.
Known for her well-developed network of media contacts, she has a great command for making the right connections. Heather excels at pitching ideas, people and concepts. She exudes confidence and passion. Heather is both candid and caring. While she is hard driving, she can be very sensitive to the clients she represents. She finds special ways to communicate that she cares about the same things they do.
I am impressed by her strong desire to grow and learn. Eager to take on more responsibilities, she will do whatever it takes to gain competence in areas where she does not have extensive experience. She is open to feedback and wants to know how she can make a difference. I strongly support and recommend her.— Tami Heim, president and CEO at Christian Leadership Alliance
Heather is a consummate leader, strong thinker and balanced executive who makes things happen. She is confident and assertive as needed, but listens and takes direction from anyone with a good point of view. Moreover, she appreciates and has good perspective on all the functions of publishing. Heather is someone that you want working on your team, not someone else’s.— Donald W. Gates, Jr, founder & principal at The Gates Group, former vice president of marketing, Zondervan Publishers
Heather Adams is energetic, great to work with, and exceptionally driven. I appreciate her detailed organization, thorough communication, and ability to maximize our time for the greatest impact.— Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv and New York Times bestselling author
As part of the startup team here at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Beth Gebhard was instrumental at developing plans for launching several of our inaugural series, managed advertiser relationships, digital strategies, publicity events, and secured speaking opportunities for key executives. We were a small team working on a worldwide brand, and it was Beth’s skill and perseverance that turned challenges into successes. She is a great leader and someone you want on the team no matter how big or small the task.
Before OWN, we worked together at Disney where she was an excellent book publicist. I highly recommend Beth, anyone lucky enough to work with her knows they are teaming with an executive who puts herself on the line and delivers great work day in and day out.— Nicole Nichols, EVP Communications & Strategy, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios
When I was CMO at at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, Beth became a trusted PR advisor. She’s got a great sense about what makes something newsworthy and a great personal sense of how to work with all kinds of people – journalists, talent, management, superfans and social networks. Beth’s strategies are both original and effective – she’s the total package!— Liz Dolan, Chief Marketing Officer, Fox International Channels
Beth is a consummate professional and absolute joy to work with. She is super creative, very high-energy, and a strategic thinker. And, she takes on new challenges with passion and drive.— Ellen Archer, Head of East Coast Development, ABC Entertainment
Beth Gebhard is simply a force of nature. She doesn’t just pitch you/your product, she lives and breathes it, 24/7. Beth was behind more of our successes at Hyperion than I can name. But take my word for it: you want her on your side.— Bob Miller, President & Publisher, Flatiron Books
Beth Gebhard is a pleasure to work with. Her media relationships, expertise and tenacity, combined with her personality makes her not only great to work with, but also easy to recommend.— Greg Hill, CEO, Hill Entertainment Group
I have worked with Beth Gebhard for many years and there is no publicity campaign, no strategic plan, no media blitz better than hers. She is a can-do miracle worker! She is absolutely wonderful with people, super gregarious, a multi-tasker, has terrific connections, highly resourceful and produces meticulous work. She also has impeccable writing skills and true business savvy. I have always admired her work ethic and the way she leaves no stone unturned when it comes to her clients and her projects. Beth is someone you absolutely want on your team … and leading the charge!— Gretchen Young, Vice President, Executive Editor, Grand Central Publishing, Hachette Book Group USA
Beth has a gift for making people feel special, listened to, and comfortable. And, I love how positive she is. Her energy and determination to spread my message was so touching and meant a great deal to me. She was a true blessing, a true shining light.— Rachel Macy Stafford, author of The New York Times bestselling Hands Free Mama