Meet Andrea Reynolds

Author • Blogger • Book Publisher • Columnist • Copywriter (Promotion) • Critical Thinker • Ghostwriter • Instructor • Interviewer • Investigator • Lecturer • Newsletter Publisher • Researcher • Speechwriter

Despite a high IQ, Andrea Reynolds was considered "least likely to succeed" by her high school teachers and classmates... based only on her mother's scandalous behavior in the small town where she grew up. After leaving home and escaping the scornful, small town mentality, Andrea found she loved learning, attended 7 universities in 3 countries, and excelled in difficult courses, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in fashion marketing and family studies. She studied abroad at Oxford University and did graduate level work at the Fashion Institute in New York.

As the only woman in most of her university business classes, she worked doubly hard to prove herself and earned an "A" as the final grade – in "Marketing in the 21st Century" – from a professor known for his 10 year refusal to give "A"s. This was 1972, decades before most people were considering what business would be like in the year 2000. This professor,
Donald F. Mulvihill, one of the founders of the Marketing Management Association, was impressed with Andrea's forward business thinking. At her high school's tenth year reunion she was declared "most dynamically improved" by the Class President (who went on to work in an advertising agency).

She went on to host and co-host talk radio in both the US and Canada, host a television show, publish how-to books for over 25 years, publish 6 newsletters, and write advice columns. Published from the age of 15, Andrea invalidated her high school English teacher's pronouncement that she didn't have what it took to be published. As a marketing strategist, she was hired by some of the most brilliant experts and independent professionals in the world as well as Fortune/Financial Post 100 corporations for her marketing solutions and strategies.

Andrea has appeared as an occasional guest expert on CBC's "Morningside" with the late Peter Gzowski, CFRB radio, on "Dini", CityTv's "Breakfast Television", Global News at Noon, CBC Evening News, and was interviewed by Sir David Frost. She has been quoted in Time, Success, USA Today, Sales & Marketing Management, Entrepreneur, Globe and Mail, Financial Post, National Post, Canadian Business, Toronto Star, etc. She has been listed in various "who's who" directories in Toronto and Canada.

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She became her own first client in 1977 after attempting to hire a Toronto public relations firm to gain exposure for her (then) wardrobe consulting service. The agency wanted a $3,000 fee to "take a few editors to lunch to talk about her." Marketing degree in hand, Andrea knew she could do as much for herself for far less money. As she became more visible two author-management consultants asked her to promote them and her expert-promotion practice was launched in 1979.

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