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Jason Mudd

Jason Mudd Jason Mudd, APR, is CEO of Axia Public Relations. He is certified in inbound marketing and is an Emmy Award-winning, accredited public relations practitioner, speaker, author and entrepreneur. Jason has been CEO of Axia since 2002. Connect with Jason on Twitter @jasonmudd9 and Axia Public Relations @axiapr. Be sure to tweet and share your thoughts below. We’ll read and respond to each of them. Learn more about Jason Mudd. Read Jason's recent blog posts below.
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Ingredients of a PR plan

Developing a public relations plan can seem like a tedious, time-consuming task, but with the right planning and a coherent map, you will ultimately save time and money and enjoy more success. Here are the basic elements to any great PR plan:


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Topics: Public Relations, Featured

​The 5 commercials that won Super Bowl 50

Whether you thought Lady Gaga nailed the national anthem or you hailed the combination of Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars’ halftime show, Super Bowl 50 proved to be yet another stunner.

Denver's defense led the Broncos (and Peyton Manning) to victory while MVPs from Super Bowls past showed us they can still rock a tailored suit.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Super Bowl

3 things that make a Super Bowl ad a touchdown

Are you ready for some football (or the ads)?

The Super Bowl is fraught with traditions: adult beverages, hot wings and viewers gripped by an exciting football game and intricately woven-in advertisements.

Most of us have our list of favorite commercials, yet corporations don’t spend millions on creative ads simply for the sake of being creative. They want their messaging contained within the ads to stand out equally as strong.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Super Bowl

How to use PR to outsmart Super Bowl ads

The Super Bowl is the Holy Grail of advertising. But membership to this elite club costs north of $5 million per 30-second commercial. And that is some serious capital.

What if your business can’t afford such a significant investment? The answer, quite simply, is to invest your money wisely in other forms of public relations and marketing.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Super Bowl

​Learning from the 3 best Super Bowl commercials ever

Since 1989, USA Today has tallied the top-ranked Super Bowl commercials through its Ad Meter ranking system.

This approach combines results from a privately selected panel and feedback obtained through social media to determine commercial rank.

As we gear up for Super Bowl Sunday, here’s a brief look at the top three Super Bowl ads and what made them so memorable.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Media, Super Bowl

​Super Bowl ads: Are they worth the investment?

Nearly a year ago, business executives began hatching plans to invest millions of dollars in single advertisements to air during Super Bowl 50.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Super Bowl

4 things that we’re very excited about in January 2016

As we turn the calendar to 2016, there are four things that we’re very excited to share with you.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, ReviewMaxer, Undercover Boss

The strategy of being remarkable

December 2015

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Incorporate remarkability, good SEO practices into business strategy

By definition, the best way to set yourself apart from your competition is to be remarkable, so make a point of it. Proper search engine optimization will ensure that your website ranks well on Google so that potential customers can find you. It’s time for your company to say “goodbye” to 2015 and “hello” to a remarkable new strategy for success.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Newsletter

Reach the right audiences and win their loyalty

You won’t win true customer loyalty with flashing lights and shiny objects; your values and your brand identity are what will attract and retain consumers long-term. Keep an eye on the next generation’s habits and favored platforms in order to better connect with them. You don’t have to look far to find templates to model your business’ success after.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media, Newsletter

Make memories, make profits


Instead of being irritating with ads, connect emotionally with consumers

Internet users are tired of seeing your ads; it’s time for a new approach. Reaching consumers on an emotional and personal level will keep you fresh in their minds and set you apart from your competition. The best way to forge a deep connection is to laser-target your messages to specific audiences. Don’t worry if you’re not at the technological forefront of your field; as long as you make positive and memorable impressions on consumers, you can still lead the pack.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Inbound Marketing, Newsletter

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