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Julie Miller

Julie Miller Julie Miller is a marketing and communications professional with more than seven years of experience in the industry. She primarily works in the technology and education sectors and specializes in digital marketing and communications. She has earned her Content Marketing certification from Hubspot. Julie has worked for Axia Public Relations since November 2015. Read Julie's recent blog posts below.



Recent Posts:

5 tips for getting your entire team on message

Whether you’re preparing your team for an influx of media interviews or planning to launch a new marketing and communications campaign, getting everyone in your company on the same message is critical to the success of your efforts. Your company’s representatives are often the biggest influencers for your company and brand, after all. It’s critical to make sure this vital audience is helping – and certainly not hurting – your communication efforts. Here are five tips to help you.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, PR Tips

Forget the media kit; think robust newsroom

8 items to include in your company’s online newsroom

Seasoned PR pros may remember printing countless press releases, fact sheets and biographies to include in perfectly curated media kits. Media kits of yesterday were helpful leave-behinds, however, today they’re dinosaurs. Digital media kits – or online newsrooms – are an easy way for media to access key information and assets.

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Topics: Media Relations, Public Relations, Featured, News Release

6 tips for PR students to achieve success

Advice for students planning a public relations career

The school year is in full swing, and public relations students are likely juggling multiple class projects and thinking about the thing that’s on most college students’ minds: getting a job after college. Here are six tips to help students secure a great job in PR.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, PR Opportunities

Understanding the scope of PR

4 ways PR is more than getting press coverage and dealing with crises

Think public relations is only about getting news coverage or cleaning up a public mess? Think again. Sure, two major goals of PR are to obtain media coverage and to prevent crises. However, that’s just the beginning. Strategic communications is so much more than that. Here is proof that public relations is broader than you may think.

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Topics: Featured, Public Companies

Media coverage: Securing one for the wall

6 tips to help you obtain news coverage for your company

Public relations professionals should understand their clients aren't looking to put a news release in a frame on their wall. They want a cover story or great feature story to frame. So how do you make it happen? There’s no sure-fire way to earn that coveted feature story placement. However, there are some things you can do to help make the dream a reality.

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Topics: Media Relations, Public Relations, Featured, Media

Press releases going nowhere? 5 tips for getting more media coverage

Your company regularly creates press releases. You, as the PR specialist, spend time researching, writing, crafting the perfect quote and curating the best media list – only to have your release not get picked up anywhere. If radio silence from the media is the norm when it comes to your news releases, it’s time to shake things up a bit. Here are some tips to improve your news releases and media outreach approach.

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Topics: Media Relations, Public Relations, Featured, Press Release

Hurricane Harvey and social media: 6 takeaways for businesses preparing for Irma

A storm with the magnitude and destruction of Hurricane Harvey has not hit the United States since social media has infiltrated our lives. From Twitter to Facebook, people turned to social media to help family members reunite, to ask for donations and even to plea for rescue from the floods.

In addition to the individuals who were using social platforms, government entities and media outlets took to social media to broadcast critical updates. Companies also used social media to communicate key updates.

While nothing can fully prepare a company for a disaster the magnitude of Harvey, it’s a good idea to think about a crisis plan for your company. For Florida companies in the path of Hurricane Irma, here are some social media tips to have on-hand as your company prepares in the days ahead.  

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Crisis Communications

5 reasons you aren’t getting social media engagement

You know social media requires dedication, and you’re posting regularly. However, you can’t seem to get your audience to engage with you. If you’ve put some effort into your company’s social media channels, it’s frustrating when your engagement stats are flatlining. Here’s what might be wrong:

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media

Are you doing social media wrong?

6 things you should never do on social media

Wondering how to improve your social media presence? Here are some tips on what not to do to help you in your journey to social media greatness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media, Online Public Relations

5 ways to tell if your company needs social media help

If you manage social media, you may question how impactful your social media efforts are. If you’re unsure about how you’re doing, here are five ways to tell if your company needs social media help from an outside source.

 

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media, Online Public Relations

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