It's all about telling a good story. Whether the challenge is a magazine article or a blog post, the written word has great power to convey ideas and generate a call to action. Backed by strong visuals, appealing design and great insight, the message becomes a key driver of success.

Joseph M. Hanneman has been a professional communicator for more than 35 years. This site includes some of the best of his professional work, including writing, marketing, graphic design, photography and video. He has worked as an investigative journalist, marketing director, book author, magazine editor, publications director, newspaper reporter and small-business owner.

His reporting, writing, marketing and communications work covers much of the globe. As a reporter, marketing director, vice president and business owner, he has worked to create first-class communication materials for employers and clients around the world.

A photo and video shoot on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia took him and photographer Chris Duzysnki up a steep logging conveyor that hovered over the bay below. They scrambled up a steep rock face in Houston County, Minn., to capture a dramatic sunset shot of a motor grader on a rural gravel road.

Hanneman organized and ran two excavator customer events for Volvo Construction Equipment, held aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships that visited the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Aruba and St. Thomas. To prepare for a major product launch for a global equipment client, he traveled to South Korea, and Germany to participate in confidential briefings by company engineers and top executives. He has supported clients and their booths at trade shows in Las Vegas, Chicago and smaller regional venues.

He led marketing teams in the field to capture video and photos, interview customers and develop PR and marketing collateral. These projects meant frequent trips to Texas, Florida, California, Nevada, North Carolina, Louisiana, Michigan, Illinois and other states. He worked with top trade media editors to place cover stories and photos on behalf of clients in construction, trucking and consumer electronics.

His award-winning journalistic work has appeared in newspapers that include the Chicago Tribune, the Wisconsin State Journal and the Racine Journal Times; as well as the online news portals Catholic World Report and Church Militant. No matter the kind of work, Hanneman’s hallmarks led the way with careful planning, attention to detail, integrity, quality and outstanding customer and client service.

This web site has a good sampling of Joe's best projects. You can view his comprehensive work portfolio here.

The best way to reach Joe is by email: JCommJoe at iCloud dot com.