Strategic Authority Media System

The Smarter Way To Grow Your Reputation and Impact

Amplify your Authority as a thought leader with proven results from the Advantage Media | Forbes Books team.

How To Become a Thought Leader

Visible Results. Faster.

If you’re here, you’re looking to become a recognized leader in your industry. Many leaders try to build their reputation themselves, failing to produce the results they expect either because they lack know-how, time, or a built-in network to use as a springboard. But smart professionals know there is another way.

Place your trust in a team of personal brand experts to design and execute a made-for-you personal brand blueprint. Your team hits the ground running with proven strategies and established networks to achieve the results that matter. The team does the heavy lifting, and you focus on delivering expertise to your growing audience as the doors are opened for you.

Authority Media SystemTM Offerings

Choose from three tiers of packaged media services, for those just starting out to the seasoned business leaders with an established media profile.

Social Media Audit/Refresh

Our social team will review up to three social media profiles and produce a step-by-step roadmap to help you upgrade and leverage your influencer status.

Digital Ad Campaign

Our digital strategist will create ad assets and boost your content on social platforms, targeting your ideal audience profile—helping you grow your reach and following.

Content Writing

Gain a strategic framework for your annual content strategy with monthly topic suggestions. Our team will craft two blog posts or one thought leadership article (totaling 1,500 words) for external placement.

Performance Optimization

Ongoing dashboard reporting and optimization suggestions to enhance the performance of your content and growth campaigns.

Audience Email Engagement

Includes one monthly newsletter fully created and executed on your behalf. This service also includes an email drip campaign for subscribers to enhance engagement.

Public Relations

Your end-to-end PR agency. This includes weekly pitching, daily ad hoc pitching, articles/press release creation and distribution, speaking submissions, and management of media requests.


Our done-for-you podcasting services supports your brand’s reach by creating and distributing top quality podcasts, with you as the host. Receive personalized coaching and book distinguished guests with the help of our seasoned producer.

Personal Brand Website

Own your name in search with a personalized brand website, and create a strong brand identity with the support of our designers.

Video Packages

Packages include your choice of testimonials, sizzle reels, and promotional videos, creating stunning assets to leverage across your social media and website.

Media Service Packages

Choose from three tiers of packaged media services, for those just starting out to the seasoned business leaders with an established media profile.

Media Service Packages

We have the right solutions for you, for those just starting out to the seasoned business leaders with global brand recognition.


Rented Media

For the emerging thought leader who wants ongoing, done-for-you visibility.

  • Social Media Audit & Refresh
  • Digital Ad Campaign
  • Content Writing
  • Performance Review & Optimization


for 6 months


for 12 months

Get Started


Rented & Owned Media

For the thought leader who has built a reputation but wants to boost their audience reach and name recognition.

  • Social Media Audit & Refresh
  • Digital Ad Campaign
  • Content Writing
  • Performance Review & Optimization
  • Monthly Audience Engagement


for 6 months


for 12 months

Get Started


Rented, Owned, & Earned Media

For the executive thought leader who is looking for done-for-you brand visibility and "category of one" influencer status.

  • Social Media Audit & Refresh
  • Digital Ad Campaign
  • Content Writing
  • Performance Review & Optimization
  • Monthly Audience Engagement
  • PR


for 6 months


for 12 months

Get Started

*Approximately $1,000 of ad spend included in each package.


Video Package


Podcast Package


Personal Brand Website


By The Numbers

Branding’s Not a Luxury, It’s a Necessity

Since our founding in 2005, Advantage has helped thousands of business leaders amplify their voice — providing guidance you can trust with results you can see. Our partnership with Forbes, established in 2016, is yet another credit to the quality of our services.

CEOs and Entrepreneurs
"A" Media Placements, Last 3 Years

If you want to grow your business with your personal brand, there is no other company and no bigger name better suited and committed to that outcome.

Just like we went beyond the magazine to reach our audience in new ways, Advantage Media | Forbes Books will teach you how you can integrate rented, earned, and owned media to build an audience for your message in a bold and transformational way.
Steve Forbes
Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media // 7X Author

Real Members, Real Results

Kathleen Quinn Votaw

  • CEO and Founder
  • Talentrust, Recruitment & Consultation
  • 18k+ Followers

Featured on CBS News, PR Newswire, Yahoo News, MSN, Business Insider, and more

Saw 25% increase in Facebook Engagement

Host of the Forbes Books Podcast, Dare to Care in the Workplace

Dr. Nika White

  • Founder
  • Nika White Consulting (DEI)
  • 18k+ Followers

Featured contributor on Entrepreneur with a total readership of 8,088,714 and MSN with a total readership of 202,765,300

Increased engagement through video assets

Forbes Books published author

Toby Mathis

  • Managing Partner and President
  • Las Vegas Offices of Anderson Business Advisors
  • 18k+ Followers

Featured on CBS News, Yahoo Finance, Financial Advisor, and MSN

Achieved 2.5 billion digital impressions

Forbes Books published author

Get Your Authority Score

Take our free assessment to receive an Authority Score. Gain a glimpse into the state of your existing authority and areas for improvement.

Think of your Authority Score as your branding and authority “credit score.” Understanding where you stand helps you plan for the future and determine which Strategic Media Service Package fits your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our media experts are available to guide you through each package. We will help you identify which package is best suited to your unique needs.

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Each month, our team creates and shares monthly performance reports with you. These reports will detail the value of your content and areas for improvement. For better results, your content strategist may suggest changing the length or focus of your content for better organic performance.

The honest answer is it depends on what you’re doing and where in the process you’re starting. For members with an existing portfolio, results can be produced faster. However, our team is skilled at identifying a plan that will yield the most results in the shortest time possible. Enhancing your visibility online and growing your reputation takes time, but with us you go further, faster.

Likely, yes. Our team can help turn your thought leadership articles into a book so you can maximize the value of your content. Our team may make suggestions on how best to reshape your content or adjust your topic for the best outcomes. As an existing Member, you’ll benefit from a portfolio of existing content that supports a faster turnaround time and a team that already knows your brand voice and value proposition.

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