Headed by “The Message Maven” and 25-year marketing & communication veteran, Joscelyn Duffy, The Maven Agency partners are a heart-centered group of global game-changers with undeniable talent in their fields of expertise. While our primary focus lies in the creation and publishing of brilliant books, we have brought together the experts who support all of the facets that go along with being an author. Together, we help bring to life everything from masterful messaging and marketing, to status-quo-shifting signature talks and PR.
Meet The Maven Agency Partners
Raoul Davis is CEO of The Ascendant Group, a founding member for the Forbes Agency Council for top PR & advertising firms and a world leader in CEO branding with locations in North America, Egypt, Lebanon, and Netherlands. Ascendant helps CEOs, retired athletes, and executive leaders increase their top line revenue. Ascendant's integrated model includes brand strategy, public relations, book deals, social media, and brand design. Raoul has been invited to small business forums at the White House and is considered to be a global leading expert on CEO and executive branding.
Jonathan Merkh is the Founder and CEO of Forefront books and a twenty-five year book publishing veteran. His career encompasses roles in marketing, sales, distribution, agenting, and ministry through work at Thomas Nelson Publishers, Guideposts, the William Morris Agency and Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster. He has published more than twenty-five New York Times bestsellers, including works by Robin McGraw, Dave Ramsey, Dr. John C. Maxwell and Donald Miller. He also launched the Nelson Business and Political imprints.
Drew Gerber, “Nomad CEO” of Wasabi Publicity, is on a mission to change global conversations and challenge industry conventions. Sparking “aha” moments, Drew empowers people to discover new ways of thinking that creates PR campaigns instilled with passion, creativity, and brilliance. Recognized by PR Week and Good Morning America for its innovative business practices, Wasabi Publicity consistently lands top national media placements that further their clients’ commitment to change the world.
Ty Ward is a marketing all-star and the founder of ADVOCATE, a marketing & advisory firm that helps thought leaders build extraordinary education businesses online. Ty has created 7-figure online universities, membership communities & courses for influencers like David Bach, JP Sears, Havilah Cunnington & Graham Cooke. With programs for the new entrepreneur and the veteran influencer, Advocate specializes in supporting transformational-bent leaders who want to create sustainable, profitable influence online.
Joscelyn Duffy has handed some of the Maven Agency's ghostwriting and editing work over to one of the best in the country! Michael Levin is America’s leading business ghostwriter, having been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. In 25 years of ghostwriting, Michael and his team have written, created, or edited more than 700 books. Two are New York Times best sellers, one is an Amazon Kindle number one best selling business book, and 18 are legitimate national best sellers. He now runs MichaelLevinWrites.com, a boutique ghostwriting firm.
Tricia Brouk is an award-winning director and long-time writer and choreographer for theater, film and television. As a TEDx producer, executive producer of Speakers Who Dare, founder of Speakers Salon and host of The Big Talk podcast, she applies years of experience in the entertainment industry to help entrepreneurs master the art of public speaking with intention-based techniques. Expert in the difference between a Keynote and a TEDx, Tricia understands how to create a safe space so speakers transform into who they are meant to be.
Sara Stratton is a recognized expert in the publishing industry. After creating, developing, and implementing the publishing division of a prominent ghostwriting firm in the United States and discovering her passion for book design and indie publishing, she started Redwood Publishing. Her firm acts as a “publishing concierge,” where authors work with a team that truly understands books and creates final products to compete with books from big traditional publishing houses.