Since I was a little boy re-enacting full nine inning Major League Baseball games in my backyard by myself with a wiffle ball and bat, I have stirred with endless creativity, a vivid imagination and an unquenchable desire to immerse myself in new, engaging experiences. This is undoubtedly why my career path led me into the communication field. I am a writer, author and publicist for entrepreneurs, businesses, organizations and publishers nationwide.
On the journalism side, I write personality profiles, human interest features, baseball features and travel and lifestyle features for regional and national publications.
On the PR side, I create newsworthy story angles, craft journalistic-style press releases, generate media coverage, maintain blog and social media content and write bios for clients. If you are an entrepreneur, a business or and organization that wants publicity and media coverage, I can help via journalistic-style press releases, media outreach to secure prominent media coverage and writing and maintaining blog and Facebook content.
I love telling people’s stories, whether it be as a journalist, a publicist or an author. After graduating from Xenia High School in 1986 and Wright State University with a degree in communication in 1990, I remained in the Dayton area until 2002, when I moved to Florida. There I remained until my roadmap to happiness inspired me to return to my native southwest Ohio in April 2015 to be near the family with whom I am close, and to embark upon new chapters, and the subsequent adventures and experiences.
I am publisher of Centerville-Washington Neighbors, which is a community magazine from Best Version Media about all the good in Centerville and Washington Township. It features content, articles, videos and features about interesting and engaging people, businesses, places, restaurants, news and other stories about the area.
I am also co-host and co-editor of Dayton Sports Huddle: The DiSH – a podcast that airs on our YouTube Channel and our Facebook page, and an online publication/blog at www.daytonsportshuddle.com, that features interviews and stories about current and former high school, college and professional athletes, coaches, officials and personalities in the Dayton area and/or with Miami Valley ties.
Before going into business for myself, I was a reporter and editor for newspapers and magazines and a PR director for a PR firm as well as a writer and publicist for professional athletes.
Personally, I am a baseball fanatic. I play the game, closely follow the game and write about the game. I periodically write about the Red Sox and the Red Sox minor league system.
I was born and raised in Xenia, Ohio. I was blessed to be raised by loving parents (with whom I remain close to this day), amazing grandparents and a tight-knit group of aunts, uncles and cousins. I never felt like an only child because I was often surrounded by great friends in the neighborhood where I was raised and family members with whom I shared a bond.
Yes, after the tornado, I was left to my imagination all by myself with a wiffle ball and bat in my backyard. Eventually, more families moved in as Xenia rebuilt, and I was raised in a neighborhood where my backyard was the center of all activities, and we spent our collective childhood playing wiffle ball and “Ghost” in the warmer months and football and snowball fights in the colder months.
Ever the imaginative kids, we staged the annual Wiffle Ball World Series every October and coordinated our bicycle version of the Indy 500 in May (complete with the youngest kids serving as our pit crews, which was nothing more than giving us water). Unfortunately, the bike version of the Indy 500 reached an abrupt halt for good when one kid plowed into a neighbor lady with his bike, which led to an angry parent and the conclusion of the race!
Some of you know Xenia as the city that was hit by one of the worst tornadoes in U.S history on April 3, 1974. I was 5 when it happened, and the only part of our house left standing was the hallway where we sought shelter, and a few other walls. I won my first feature writing award 20 years later recounting this devastating tornado through the eyes of a 5-year-old.
I welcome the chance to work with you if you have a need for a writer and publicist. I write journalistic-style press releases, bios and articles; generate local, regional and national media coverage; write and maintain blog, Facebook and website content; and promote special events.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-304-4585 if you would like to work with me on writing and PR. Also, feel free to connect with me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jeff.louderback.