Academic Branding: A Step-by-Step Guide to Increased Visibility, Authority, and Income (Hardcover)

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Become a thought leader in your postgraduate field—and make money while doing so, with this step-by-step guide from an academic who has been there.

Academic Branding gives academics and scholars the tools and strategies they need to position themselves outside of academia so they can reach the masses and make an impact—without the expense of a publicist. With the practices in this book, readers will build a powerful brand, become a public intellectual, and grow their audience with guidance from Sheena C. Howard, PhD. She’s been where you are now, and she’s ready to help you grow beyond what you imagine. 

With Dr. Howard’s unique and thorough approach to success in the age of social media, you’ll learn how to:
  • Reframe the way you think about self-promotion
  • Identify your brand archetype and create a brand statement
  • Reach an audience beyond academia 
  • Build multiple revenue streams
  • Get your ideas (and content) to spread
  • Create a movement around your expertise 
  • Land major media spots and speaking engagements 

In a world where anyone who is savvy online can turn themselves into a subject matter expert, it’s important that we lift up and amplify the voices of actual subject matter experts. This guide will teach you how to reach the audience that needs your expertise most, building a brand and achieving financial freedom along the way.

About the Author

Sheena C. Howard, PhD, is a professor of communication. She is an award-winning author, filmmaker, and scholar. In 2014, Sheena became the first Black woman to win an Eisner Award for her first book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation. She is also the author of several critically acclaimed books and comic books on a range of topics. Sheena is an image activist with a passion for telling stories, through various mediums, that encourage audiences to consider narratives that are different from their own. Sheena writes books with celebrities, influencers, and CEOs, such as DMC (RUN-DMC), Omi Shelly Bell (founder of BGV), and more. She is the author/editor of the award-winning book Encyclopedia of Black Comics and the cowriter of the comic book Superb, about a teenage superhero with Down syndrome. In 2016, Sheena directed, produced, and wrote the documentary Remixing Colorblind, which explores the ways the educational system shapes our perception of race and “others.” She has also written for Marvel and DC.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781637744406
ISBN-10: 1637744404
Publisher: BenBella Books
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 256
Language: English