Bill Corbett, Jr., is President of Corbett Public Relations, Inc., an award-winning professional public and media relations firm based in Floral Park, New York. He is a professional speaker, trainer and the creator of the Grow Your Personal Brand and LinkedIn Winner programs.
Bill is recognized as a public relations, media relations, crisis communications, digital media, networking and personal branding expert with over 25 years of experience. He positions his clients as leaders and experts in their fields and works with them to achieve their promotional and business development goals.
He regularly secures interviews for clients in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, AP, Reuters, Huffington Post, Fortune, Newsday, Long Island Business News, Fox News, FiOS1 News, News 12 Long Island and hundreds of other national, regional, local and trade media outlets.
He is known for effectively building and protecting reputations and brands. His mission is to provide businesses and entrepreneurial-minded individuals with effective and goal-focused marketing strategies and services. Bill believes that every businessperson must have a personal marketing plan in order to achieve both business and personal success. He frequently offers workshops, writes articles and is interviewed by the media on a variety of business and marketing topics. He has presented to thousands of businesspeople and has the distinction of being the only man to speak at the 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference.
He related in an interview by FastCompany.com “How to Be Unforgettable” and appeared on FiOS 1 News “Money and Main Street” to discuss “Local Marketing” He is the host of the award winning television program Inspiring Stories.
Bill works with companies located across the country and specializes in servicing Long Island–based companies and not-for-profits. The not-for-profit events he has promoted have raised over $5 million. Combined the other events he has promoted have drawn millions of people. For example, the Metro New York Balloon and Music Festival attracted attendance of over 100,000 people two years in a row.
Bill has personally secured more live morning TV coverage than any other media professional in the Long Island market including 55 live segments during one morning on News 12 Long Island. He has set up close to 100 live morning remotes for the WPIX 11 Morning News.
In 1989 Bill earned a B.A. in Political Science from Marist College, and he holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from C.W. Post Long Island University. In college he completed internships for a White House advisor and for a member of Congress on Capitol Hill. In graduate school he interned at the Environmental Protection Agency and later worked as a legislative assistant for New York State Senator Kemp Hannon. Bill has worked with several elected officials on projects and has had a contract with the Town of Hempstead, the nation’s largest township.
Bill is available to keynote or provide marketing training programs at business meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows and retreats or to create customized seminars for promotional and business development.