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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:

4 tips for B2B social media growth

You don’t have to be a consumer brand to succeed on social media. Here are four ways for business-to-business companies to achieve social media success.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media, B2B

How important is your LinkedIn profile photo?

6 tips to help you look your best on your LinkedIn profile picture

Whether you’re looking for a new job or trying to position yourself or your company as a thought-leader in your industry, maintaining a top-notch LinkedIn profile is imperative. Along with carefully curating your experience and content, you also want to choose an appropriate photo for your profile.

Even though you look really great in the photo from your beach vacation or in the stands at the baseball game, you should hold off on using these types of photos for LinkedIn. While you want to look approachable and friendly, it’s important that you appear as a professional who takes work seriously.


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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media

4 ideas for repurposing content

Content is the key to an effective digital marketing strategy. Sometimes, the idea of creating content from scratch feels overwhelming. One way to have a robust content plan is to repurpose content you already have on hand. Repurposing does more than just give you something to say online, it allows you to tailor your message/content to reach a specific audience. It also allows you to differentiate the way you convey your message, so you reach people on different platforms.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Content Management

3 PR lessons you can learn from Disney and Universal

It’s been quite a busy summer for Disney. With a fair share of controversy, it’s safe to say Disney’s public relations team has been working hard all summer long. If you’re not familiar with the headlines, here’s what’s been going on at Disney in 2017 and three PR lessons you can learn from Mickey and crew, along with their competitor.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Crisis PR

Think your audience isn’t on social media?

Why your company should definitely have a presence on social media 

Everyone’s talking about using social media in their marketing mix. If your company isn’t there yet, it may be because you think your target audience doesn’t use social media. If your customers aren’t what you envision as typical social media users, is it worth your time to have a presence there? Yes, it is. Here’s why …

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media

Ready for inbound marketing? Make sure you do these 5 things

Television commercials and radio ads are interruption-based marketing tactics. While these tactics may have a time and place, online data has made it easier to do more tailored and cost-effective marketing through inbound marketing.

Inbound marketing is education-based and focuses on creating and distributing valuable, relevant and consistent content in order to attract and retain a clearly defined audience.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Inbound Marketing

Capturing leads at events

2 ways to gain customers through company events

Events provide great exposure for your company. They offer the ultimate opportunity for your company to be a thought-leader on a certain topic. They also provide a platform for your company’s representatives to network with key prospects. Another benefit of events, perhaps the least obvious, is the opportunity they provide to generate leads. Here’s how to give your events some longevity by incorporating lead generation into your plan.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Events, Spokesperson Training

Who has time to read blogs anyway?

Why blogging is worth it for your company

Creating blog content takes time. First, you must create a plan for content. Then, you have to research and write the content. After that, you need to research or create images to accompany your content. Finally, you should promote the content via social media. When thinking about all of the steps needed for great blog content, it may be tempting to put your blog on the back burner. After all, your prospective readers are likely as busy as you are. So if you’re questioning who has time to read blogs, consider the power of SEO and people who are searching for content from trusted experts.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Content Management, Blog

Ready to rock social media in 2017?

4 reasons a PR partner may be good for you

In the world of social media in 2017, you have to be all in. Effective social media includes a robust content strategy, a regular drumbeat of content and conversation and ongoing conversation monitoring. It can be a full-time job for someone at a small company. At a large corporation, it can require a whole team of professionals.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Social Media

3 ways financial services companies can benefit from PR

Use PR to connect with customers and grow your company

Having a solid public relations strategy in place can help take a financial services firm to the next level by building trust, while educating and connecting with audiences. Here’s how to use PR to benefit your financial services company.

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Topics: Public Relations, Featured, Financial Services

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