Bill Corbett Jr. is president of Corbett Public Relations Inc., “Long Island’s public relations firm.”
Built on the foundation established by international PR profession leader, William J. Corbett Sr., the firm has been providing professional PR and business growth services for over 35 years.
Bill is known as a publicist for entrepreneurs and his firm acts as both promoters and protectors of clients’ brands and businesses. Clients include public companies, growing brands and not-for-profits, including John’s Crazy Socks, Paws of War, Soter Technologies and Allied Physicians Group.
Bill is proactive and understands what reporters and editors are looking for. He has secured feature news coverage for clients in local and national outlets, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, AP, Entrepreneur Magazine, Newsday, Fox News and News 12 Long Island.
More than 8 million people have attended events Bill has promoted. These events have generated over $100 million in sales and have made client companies into leaders.
The firm services have assisted them to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.
Bill is a professional speaker, media trainer and the creator of the Elite Personal Branding Program for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. He is a recognized crisis communications expert providing successful strategies that have assisted clients manage negative publicity, overcome business challenges and mitigate threats.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic he secured multiple interviews for doctors from Allied Physicians Group with Newsday and local TV news outlets, he landed coverage for Soter Technologies on NBC’s Today Show about the company’s cutting-edge technology and worked with lending expert Neil Seiden of Asset Enhancement Solutions to share his story about how he and his team assisted over 1,000 businesses get over $100 million in PPP loans.
Today, many Corbett Public Relations clients are stronger than they were before the pandemic thanks to his support, strategies and counsel.
Bill’s mission is to provide businesses and entrepreneurial-minded professionals with effective and goal-focused marketing strategies and services.
He assisted several client companies grow from startups to industry leaders. Several were later acquired by public companies in multi-million-dollar transactions and others taken public.
Bill believes that effective media relations give businesses and entrepreneurs an unmatched competitive advantage. For over 20 years, he has encouraged businesses to embrace video and leverage its power to share their solutions and how they are different.
As a PR expert, he has been interviewed and featured by many media outlets, including Fast Company, Inc.com, The Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Long Island Business News and The New York Times. He is host of his own award-winning TV program, “Inspiring Stories.”
For close to two decades, he has served as an Executive Board Member of the Marty Lyons Foundation, a not-for-profit that has provided over 7,000 wishes for children with terminal and life-threatening illnesses. He has served on the boards of the PRPLI and Theodore Roosevelt Council of Boy Scouts of America.
He is positioning Corbett Public Relations for the future and building upon the strong growth the firm has experienced over the past several years. With his team is developing new approaches to make the firm and its clients valuable sources for the media.
The firm is leveraging the power of video content creation. Every year more video content is created for clients and the firm shares it with the broadcast media.
Corbett Public Relations is working with partners to create networks, programs, shows and content that appear on streaming services and applications including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google and YouTube. This approach allows information about clients’ products and services to reach larger as well as targeted audiences.
Bill earned a B.A. in political science from Marist College and received his master’s degree in environmental management from C.W. Post Long Island University.
He has lived on Long Island all his life and is active in his community and with charitable organizations. He and his wife Laura live in East Rockaway with their twins Billy and Vita.