Some of the nice things people have said about working with Jody Halsted….

Travel Media Showcase Best Prepared Journalist 2012 and 2014

Voted  “most prepared journalist; ready to write about a destination” by destination tourism professionals

 Kristin Tierney- Editor, Blissfully Domestic

“Jody is an extremely talented and knowledgeable writer. Her writing is engaging and informative and makes you want to instantly pack your bags and travel with her. I truly enjoy working with Jody and view her as an amazing asset to my writing team.”

Jessica O’Riley – Tourism Communications Manager, Tourism Office Travel Iowa

“I’ve worked with Jody multiple times on posts for our blog. Her submissions are engaging, entertaining and include great photos. (She’s also just a pleasure to work with.) In fact, I’ve even recommended her to publications as a source for freelance stories – always the good sign of a great writer!”

Joy Harron – Digital Marketing Executive, B&B Ireland

 B&B Ireland have been working with Jody Halsted for over a year on various display advertising, e-mail marketing and affiliate campaigns. We were initially drawn to work with Jody because the Irish B&B is a family friendly accommodation and we felt that Jody’s emphasis on family holidays on her blog and website were a perfect fit for the B&B Ireland product. Jody’s professional and efficient manner in working with B&B Ireland ensure that we will continue to advertise with her in the coming years. We have also been happy to promote and on our social media networks and our website. The publicity we have received since working with Jody has increased traffic to our website, conversions to bookings and has helped bring the B&B Ireland product to a well targeted international market. I would not hesitate in recommending Jody Halsted and her websites to any business.

Stacey Reese, Executive Director, The Villages of Van Buren

Thank you for doing the recent workshops on Social Media. Our small businesses are in dire need of getting information on new technologies about promoting their business. Most of them are small, “mom & pop” businesses, and the word “technology” often makes them a bit apprehensive. In fact, one of my concerns was that your workshops may be too advanced for some of our folks.

I was worried for nothing…your presentations were perfect…you really reached the audience at their level….

Feedback from the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association:

  • Very informative, excellent speaker, I learned a lot.
  • Interesting and current.
  • Subject was applicable to all EITA members.
  • Had good things to say and good tips for our attraction’s Facebook page and twitter account.
  • Enjoyed the speaker, learned quite a bit about social media and how to market your area/business.
  • Great new insight into now media and/or underline previously presented information which is valuable.

Carol Schiller, Social Media Director, Copywriter and Internet Marketer, Cozi Group, Inc.

“Working with Jody has been a winning experience for Cozi from start to finish. She consistently overdelivers, whether it’s planning a conference, collaborating on promotions or executing on various social media platforms such as blogging, Facebook, and Twitter. If you’re a business trying to navigate the online world, you won’t find a more helpful partner than Jody Halsted.”

Claire Celsi, Owner/Principal, The Public Relations Project

“Jody is an impressive person, standing out as a very unique individual in a sea of sameness. She constantly looks for ways to educate herself and while she’s at it, pulls other people up the education ladder with her. Jody is a very positive influence on the tourism industry in Iowa and has a great sense the latest trends.”