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You have an amazing story to tell. Let us help you tell it.


The marketing needs of your business or non-profit are complicated. There is no such thing as a one-size fits all approach.

Budgets are tight, time is short and staff is limited.

WriteBrain, the newest division of Business Publications Corporation, is here to help.

Consider us the creative extension of your team, solving your marketing needs, on time and on budget.

Business Publications Mission Statement

Business Publications is a highly respected publishing company that strives to support and enrich the Central Iowa business and cultural communities by providing essential knowledge, connections and inspiration through innovative products, compelling editorial, stunning visuals and enduring relationships.


  • Content Marketing
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    89% of marketers are using content marketing as a key component of their overall strategy. And with good reason! 96% of consumers WANT content with more input from industry thought leaders. Read more

  • Book Publishing
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    We provide the knowledge, experience and support you need to publish your book. Read more

  • Branding Identity
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    From social media management, logo design, promotional products, brochures, direct mail pieces, and more. Read more

  • Custom Publishing
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    At WriteBrain, we see things differently. Custom Publishing is more than just delivering content, it’s about the total package. Read more.

  • Custom Events
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    From the early stages of planning to day-of details, we will see your vision through. Read more

  • Video Storytelling
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    If time and resources weren’t a factor, 83% of marketers said they’d create more video content. Read more

  • Social Media Management
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    It’s time to transition from being present to being engaged. Read more


Meet Ashley, our WriteBrain publisher and candy jar keeper.

She’s held various roles within the company since 2009, most recently leading the @businessrecord advertising team for four years before becoming the publisher of WriteBrain in early 2017—a comfortable role for Ashley considering she’s been a boss since the day she scored 28 points and nabbed 11 rebounds in a high school basketball game. Competing is a lifestyle for Ashley, and for that and more, we’re fortunate she’s leading our team!

Luke joined WriteBrain in December 2017. An award-winning writer and journalist, Luke brings clients' stories to life through blogs, print and websites.

Luke hails from Northfield, Minnesota — best known for stopping Jesse James’ bank-robbing gang in the late 1800s — and graduated from Iowa State University. He’s an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan but can regularly be spotted scouting the competition at Iowa Cubs games in the summer. Good thing his enthusiasm for writing matches his baseball fandom!

Director of Business Development
Meet Rebecca, our savvy seller and community enthusiast. Most recently in her 8-year stint with Business Publications she has taken on the role of WriteBrain Director of Development.

It only makes sense for her to DIRECT and DEVELOP something! After general contracting her family home with her husband, it's evident she's fully capable of building something from nothing. Rebecca's 19 years of experience in sales and marketing makes her a go-to resource for helping our client's build custom strategies that stand apart!


‘Destined for Greatness’
‘Destined for Greatness’
tells story of Hawkeyes Great Chuck Long - By Aaron Putze
A Guide to Local Eateries
Now is the Time; Des Moines is the Place
Now is the Time; Des Moines is the Place
By Lee Anderson, PH. D.; Kathy Penningroth


Everyone Has a Story

It’s something we constantly preach at WriteBrain — storytelling sells, and that extends to both print and multimedia. It’s certainly true in the case of video, which has become the

Top view of office table written about blogging concept

Blogging can be an important part of your marketing mix. It helps drive traffic to your website and, if done well, informs and engages the reader. But many individuals and




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Rebecca Zoet
Director of Business Development
Luke Manderfeld