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Who are we?

Since 2008 ImaginePublicity has assisted in social media management for individuals, organizations, books, small businesses and websites. Social media marketing and management are proven to be an integral part of all business success strategies.

Our services are tailored to the individual goals of our clients with assessments and action plans for each step towards completion.

What we offer

Whether you are just beginning to put your toes into the social media waters, or not seeing your desired results, we can help. We offer a long-term program, or short-term, per project programs.

For a list of services refer to the Services page.

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If you would like to know more about how we can assist you with your goals, please call 843-808-0859 or send an email to for a FREE 30 minute consultation.






Shattered Lives Radio: Five Years and Counting


Five years ago Shattered Lives host Donna R. Gore was inspired by Crime Wire hosts, Dennis Griffin and Susan Murphy Milano to begin her very own podcast to record interviews with guests who could speak to the aftermath of crime, it’s victims, and resources to help the survivors.

Over the span of 5 years Shattered Lives has featured many expert guests and touched on a multitude of topics, often showcasing the resilience of the human spirit.

In the beginning

The original Shattered Lives podcasts were 30 minute interviews with the following 7 episodes:

  • Sgt. Mark Vanau on Elder Abuse
  • Janice Smolinski on her missing son, Billy Smolinski
  • Wanda and Sam Reiger on Resilience after Devastation
  • Robin Kraemer of Interval House
  • Robert Rahn and Kim Anklin Private Investigator of Management Resources of NY
  • Attorney Michelle Cruz on Victim Advocacy
  • Dr. Laurie Roth on recovering from brain injury and returning to the airwaves

Finding that 30 minutes was not enough time to convey important information, Shattered Lives moved to the Inside Lenz Network joining other podcasts; Crime Wire, We Know a Guy, and Writers Tricks of the Trade.

Reminiscing over the past 5 years for favorite samples was a daunting task considering all of the quality guests willing to talk about their respective issues.

Samples of Shattered Lives

The short list of samples of the hundreds of Shattered Lives episodes can be heard at any time, anywhere on a computer, tablet or phone.

Guest: Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s brother David Kaczynski

David Kaczynski, brother of Ted is an enigma. He is a soft-spoken, dignified man who carries the weight of an anguished heart that will never heal. David is also considered the traitor. He is the one who turned in his brother “The Unabomber” to the authorities all those years ago based on Ted’s writings.  David and his wife Linda saw Ted’s “Manifesto” published in the Washington Post, and noticed an eerie similarity in thought and language pattern using his personal correspondence as a comparison.

Guest: Duane Bowers, LPC has returned to Shattered Lives as a guest  8 times over the last 5 years to discuss various topics such as suicide, cultural trauma, and trauma informed care.

Duane T. Bowers, is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Reiki Master in private practice. His work includes working with individuals and groups. He teaches workshops, seminars, and courses nationally and internationally, and through a variety of media. He is author of “Guiding Your Family Through Loss and Grief” and “A Child is Missing: Providing Support for Families of Missing Children” Duane Bowers ranks among the very few professionals globally who specialize in working with and providing support for families of missing children and missing adults.

Guests: Family members of slain police officer Robert Holcomb and Plainville, CT Police Chief Matt Catania.
An unusual parole reversal case, combined with victims’ rights policy and the honoring of a fallen police officer who became the victim of a ruthless homicide. This episode discusses the case and the treatment of the family during the process. Also we discuss the importance of the victim impact statement and recommended reforms for legislation.

Twice in 2016 Shattered Lives was honored to welcome Dr. David Fowler to the show. Dr. Fowler is the Chief Medical Examiner for the state of Maryland.In his most recent episode he discusses the very important role that medical examiners play in public health matters.

From the CDC:  Each state sets its own standards for what kinds of deaths require investigation and its own professional and continuing education requirements for individuals carrying out these investigations. These different standards can have a broad-reaching public health impact as variations in the collection and reporting of cause-of-death data could hinder public health officials’ ability to conduct accurate mortality surveillance.

What’s coming up for Shattered Lives?

Recently, Shattered Lives featured the Colonial Parkway murders and there are plans to create a series of future episodes talking to family members of other victims.

30 years ago there were a series of murders committed on Virginia’s Colonial Parkway, they have never been solved. Guest, Bill Thomas, brother of victim Cathleen Thomas, discusses the case and what it means to the families. The investigation is still ongoing and  technology has advanced greatly over the years giving family members hope that justice will be served.

The success of Shattered Lives lies in its unique focus on the aftermath of a crime and resources for the victims left behind suffering without guidance. By sharing information, awareness, education, and allowing crime victims to have a voice, it’s hoped that it has created a positive impact and helped others in some way.

Host Donna Gore sincerely thanks all of her guests who have given their time, talents and generosity along with their willingness to assist others in need.

Do you have a story to tell? Do you have a resource to share? If you would like to be considered a guest on a future episode of Shattered Lives, contact Donna Gore at or ImaginePublicity at

Donna R. Gore


To schedule Donna R. Gore for your next conference, seminar or event, please contact ImaginePublicity. Phone: 843-808-0859 or Email:



“Get the Edge!” with Jillian Maas Backman’s Leadership Program

Get the Edge Leadership Program

One of the untapped niche markets in leadership development is the balance of logic and intellectual knowledge with internal reasoning. Jillian Maas Backman is an innovator in the realm of creating personal paradigm shifts, integrating established methods of leadership development and adding the element of intuition to create that balance.

“Get the Edge” intuitive leadership development combines intuitive interpretation with critical thinking and traditional problem solving techniques which allows attendees creative ways to build their leadership skills by learning the significance of their internal thought processes and enhancing successful goals.

According to Jillian Maas Backman, “The interactive presentation sparks the visionaries of the future by allowing them to examine their personal process of intuitive leadership and decision-making abilities. It’s exciting to watch them grow with something they’ve not had presented to them in the past.”

She has presented to college students in several areas and will be bringing her program to the eastern states in 2016.  “Get the Edge” is being adopted by many of the Greek sororities and fraternities across the country as well.

Jillian Maas Backman, Change Already Radio,Beyond the Pews

In her book, BEYOND THE PEWS, Jillian offers readers several “lesson plans” which guide them towards developing their personal observations of intuitive leadership and to recognize the intuitive abilities in each person. Establishing the existence of logic and intuition as a continuum of traditional leadership practices, Jillian teaches the dynamics of each, as well as the pitfalls.

Jillian Maas Backman is a professional speaker, award-winning author and radio host. She is a consultant to several high-profile individuals, organizations and corporations. For detailed information about her radio show, Change Already, Your Future, Your Choice, and her book, BEYOND THE PEWS: Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown, please refer to her website, JillianMaasBackman.Com

To schedule Jillian Maas Backman and “Get the Edge” please contact ImaginePublicity:

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Crime Wire LIVE: Peter Hyatt and the Madeleine McCann Case

the New Crime Wire

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, Crime Wire will broadcast for 90 minutes LIVE from 3pm to 4:30pm Eastern time. Statement Analyst Peter Hyatt will discuss the case of missing Madeleine McCann.

Crime Wire will be taking live calls and the chat room will be open to questions from international listeners. The number to call in is: (646)-478-0982. For advance questions or topics you would like discussed on air, please email to

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Madeleine McCann at 4 and age enhanced

4-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared from a resort in Portugal while on vacation with her family and a group of other families and their children. Her case has been widely publicized around the world and she is still considered missing.

From the beginning, Madeleine’s disappearance has been the source of controversy, much of it surrounding her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, and their subsequent actions. After several inquiries, a campaign by the parents, and numerous theories, Madeleine’s case is still unsolved.

Peter Hyatt, Statement Analyst

Peter Hyatt is a Statement Analyst and instructor who teaches statement analysis and analytical interviewing to law enforcement and corporate America. He has authored the investigator training manual for DHHS, State of Maine, as well as the book Wise As a Serpent; Gentle as a Dove. He has been interviewed extensively on radio and television, including the nationally televised program, “Crime Watch Daily” and “Taken Too Soon: The Katelyn Markham Story” documentary.

Hyatt has analyzed statements made in many high-profile crimes and missing persons cases such as Jon Benet Ramsey, Hailey Dunn, Darlie Routier, and Santa Claus on his blog, Statement Analysis.

Hyatt Analysis offers a variety of services:

  • Analysis – Statements, employment questionnaires, deposition prep and analysis
  • Interviewing – Law enforcement interviews and analysis, employment interviews
  • Training – For any professional who desires to detect deception and get to the truth in any situation

Website: HyattAnalysis.Com

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The Media Called–What Should I DO? Tips For Your First Appearance



Tips for media appearance from ImaginePublicityAs exciting as it is to be called by a major media producer to offer your brand of commentary, discuss your latest book, or to promote an issue, it can send even veterans to the moon with anxiety!

The spotlight is on you! Don’t get caught unprepared, looking a mess, or sounding like you don’t know what you’re talking about.

What makes a good interview? What should be said or not said? What should be worn that looks best on camera?  Whew! Lot’s to think about, let alone how to get over the jitters.

If you go into the interview well prepared, looking and sounding good, the chances of landing more appearances  went up a few notches.  Do and be the best you can!

1. The Media Called: Name Your Product

Whether it be a book or the latest gadget, it has a name and should be referred to by that name at each opportunity. Not that you need to say it in every sentence, but weave it through the interview in an easy, conversational way. The audience appreciates hearing the name of your product, not just a reference to “my book” or “my gadget.”

After all, the interview is the sales tool you’ve been looking for, take advantage and help the audience connect to you and your product.

2. The Media Called: Make the Host Look Good

Never comment on the host, not even complimentary, it’s not the time nor the place for acting chummy. You are a guest and should use all the good manners in the arsenal, following the lead of the host, and not stepping on toes during the dance.

You were invited to deliver information in a professional manner, be a gracious and polite guest, but not to the point where it infringes on the host. Your interaction with this host will make others want you as well.

3. The Media Called:  No Repeats

Never say, “As I said before,” in an interview. If it was said once, time is wasted repeating it again.

Have information prepared ahead of time and enough that you never have to repeat yourself.  Use the interview as a conversation about you and your product, dancing along with the host and their questions, not going backwards, but moving forward with each point you want to make.

It doesn’t hurt to make a short list of subject matter, keep it handy, but don’t read from it.

4. The Media Called:  Self-Promotion

Here’s the point where you walk a thin line between coming off as a huckster or a credible offering for your product.

The conversation between the host and guest should allow opportunities to get in information about you, your product, and where to buy it.  You must know how to subtly ask for the sale.

One of the most important things taught in sales 101 is how to ask for the sale. If you’ve woven the value of your product within the conversation of the interview, that’s winning half the battle, but the audience needs to be compelled to buy.  Leave them wanting more, but let them know where to get it!

5. The Media Called: Media Training

If you find yourself jittering all the way to the interview, it may be a sign that you need some confidence. Media training offers you an individualized session covering all the bases needed for a successful appearance. It’s an investment, not only in yourself, but in the success of your product.

Learn to effectively answer questions in a way that benefits you, the host, and especially the audience, your potential customer. Learn to be human, excited and confident!

BONUS 3 Tips When the Media Calls!


Don’t be distracting to the camera. Learn how to look your best on the set by checking your wardrobe, hair and makeup choices.

2. Your Voice

What do you really sound like? Learn to speak well so that your speech pattern isn’t what your audience remembers about you.  Get your points across articulately.

3. Unconscious Habits

Do you touch your face when nervous, or pull at your clothes? Many of us have those irritating little habits that we aren’t even aware of when we are in a position of stress. Learn what they are, and how to correct them before you go on air.

Don’t go before the camera cold, warm up to it, take a hard look at yourself, improve what’s needed and use this golden opportunity to be your best!

The Media Called–What Should I DO?

Tips For Your First Appearance

ImaginePublicity now offers basic media training. Take advantage of a FREE media training consultation by filling out the form below or contact us:

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