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Axia earns 1.5 million impressions in 90 days to launch restaurant and entertainment center Dave & Buster’s into new tourism market

Posted by Jason Mudd

When Dave & Buster’s, an iconic entertainment and sports restaurant chain, needed to generate excitement over the opening of its first location in the tourist hot spot of the Florida Panhandle, it turned to Axia Public Relations. Located in Panama City Beach, the new 40,000-square-foot full-service restaurant, bar and video arcade at Simon’s Pier Park marked Dave & Buster’s first entry into the highly competitive and mercurial tourist market. The city’s small local population, as well as its huge, highly transient tourist population, posed a particular challenge toward quickly generating interest in the launch.

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Topics: Media Relations, publicly traded companies, Food Beverage, Large Companies, Retail, Florida, B2C, Family Entertainment Centers, Travel and Tourism

PR firm repairs client's image, generating $62.5 million in earned media, revenue increases by 1,200 percent

Posted by Axia Public Relations

A national mortgage company approached Axia Public Relations with an online reputation management problem. The company was suffering from a damaged reputation and the negative perception that it was a substandard company and a bad place to work. At the time, it was estimated that the company was losing $20,000 in new sales per week – perhaps each day. In order to solve these issues, Axia launched a nationwide, proactive public relations campaign that would mend the company’s tarnished image. Axia’s plan included an in-depth media relations campaign, an awards recognition program and the implementation of a lasting online reputation management program.

Within 24 months, the national mortgage company saw big results: a 1,200-percent increase in annual revenue; 3,903 articles generated; 20 business awards that celebrated the company and its business practices; and a complete reversal in public perception from negative to positive.

More importantly, the company enjoyed completely clean returns on the first six pages of search engine page rankings. 

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Topics: Media Relations, Reputation Management, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Insurance, Social NetWork, Thought Leadership, Financial Services, Awards, Crisis Communications, Spokesperson Training, B2C, Mortgage

Software company gets fix for its online reputation

Posted by Lauren Budik

An Orlando, Florida, company found itself in hot water and struggling to recruit new employees. The job board website and software development company sought the PR expertise and ReputationRestoration services of Axia Public Relations to help repair its troubled online reputation.

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Topics: Media Relations, Reputation Management, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Thought Leadership, Technology, Professional Services, medium companies, private companies, Orlando, Personal Services, Software

Public relations firm covers insurance agency from startup to national franchisor

Posted by Lauren Budik

For more than seven years, Brightway Insurance has enjoyed 50 percent year-over-year organic growth and significant value from investing in Axia Public Relations to build its brand – an investment that has helped propel the company from a locally owned startup to a nationally emerging brand in insurance franchising with more than 100 unique insurance stores nationwide.

 

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Insurance, Thought Leadership, Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, medium companies, private companies, Retail, Consumer Services, B2C, Franchisors

Axia PR Firm helps Verizon reconnect product with American consumers and businesses

Posted by Jason Mudd

When Verizon needed to breathe new life into one of its product lines and to reconnect with consumers and businesses alike, it hired Axia Public Relations.

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Topics: Media Relations, Consumer Goods, publicly traded companies, Technology, Consumer Electronics, Public Companies, Branding, Large Companies, B2C

Southern Comfort ups Jacksonville’s pre-game ante for World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party, reaching more than 432,000 in 2 days

Posted by Lianna LeMay

One of the largest American-owned companies in the wine and spirits business, Brown-Forman’s Corporation trusted Axia Public Relations with its Southern Comfort brand for building momentum for one of the largest college football rivalries in history, formerly given the name “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.”

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Topics: Media Relations, Consumer Goods, Thought Leadership, Food Beverage, medium companies, private companies, B2C, Travel and Tourism

Public Relations Firm helps MPS Group gain national visibility

Posted by Jason Mudd

When worldwide staffing conglomerate Adecco Group (previously MPS Group) selected its public relations agency of record, it chose Axia Public Relations. For nearly a decade, Axia has delivered results, including increasing public awareness of the company through targeted national news coverage.

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, publicly traded companies, Technology, Professional Services, Crisis Communications, Large Companies, B2B, staffing firm

PR firm’s single pitch leads to national coverage, new franchisee locations for insurance franchisor

Posted by Jason Mudd

Insurance retail franchisor Brightway Insurance is a rapidly growing independent insurance agency offering a variety of insurance coverage options to meet the unique property and casualty insurance needs of U.S. consumers. Among the company’s metrics of success is the number of new franchises opened. Brightway receives up to a $60,000 fee for a single franchise, plus an ongoing royalty fee over a five-year renewable agreement. Selling a new franchise is highly profitable – both short- and long-term – for Brightway. Working alongside Brightway to promote franchise opportunities is Axia Public Relations, the company’s PR agency for 10 years.

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Insurance, Financial Services, Professional Services, Small Companies, product launch, Large Companies, medium companies, start-up companies, Health, Retail, B2B, Franchisors

PR firm increases Brightway Insurance's call volume by 300 percent

Posted by Jason Mudd


When State Farm exited Florida's home insurance market, Brightway Insurance, Florida’s fastest-growing independent insurance agency, and its public relations agency of record, Axia Public Relations, recognized an opportunity for expansion. They immediately set forth positioning Brightway as the go-to expert on the effect of State Farm's exit on Florida homeowners.


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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Insurance, Thought Leadership, Financial Services, Professional Services, Large Companies, medium companies, start-up companies, Retail, Consumer Services, B2C, Franchisors

Axia helps beauty and wellness company reach 1.5 billion consumers

Posted by Jason Mudd

Fast-growing It Works!, a lifestyle and wellness products brand in the direct sales industry, sought to increase its brand and product recognition nationally and globally. The company wanted to tell more consumers and prospective independent distributors its unique story and share its signature product, the It Works! Wrap, a tightening, toning and firming body wrap.

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Topics: Media Relations, Consumer Goods, Beauty, medium companies, private companies, Health, B2C, PR Projects, Direct Sales

PR Firm scores touchdown for Modis with more than 10x ROI in Super Bowl coverage

Posted by Jason Mudd

Modis, the flagship brand of the Fortune 1000 international staffing company MPS Group, now Adecco Group North America, leveraged its public relations agency of record, Axia Public Relations, for help with building brand awareness for the global staffing firm during the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. During the campaign, Axia delivered interviews and coverage of the company and its executives by Gannett News Service and Florida Today, three front-page business articles in The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union and a story and international features in the Jacksonville Business Journal and Economic Outlook Magazine. The end result was more than $80 thousand in earned media coverage during Super Bowl activities.

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Topics: Media Relations, Sports, publicly traded companies, Technology, Professional Services, Jacksonville, Corporate Communications, Large Companies, B2B, staffing firm, Travel and Tourism

Green PR firm helps Fortune 500 FIS launch GreenLight

Posted by Jason Mudd

A leading provider in banking technologies and a Fortune 500 company, FIS (formerly known as Fidelity National Information Services) hired Axia Public Relations to develop its environmental employee sustainability program, GreenLight. Axia put together a comprehensive campaign which included developing internal communications, marketing tools, naming the campaign, designing the logo, developing a tagline and an internal e-newsletter, concepts for a website and social media integration. FIS experienced enterprise-wide global success with its GreenLight program. Its Dedham, Mass. office, inspired by the program, recycled 161 tons of paper and set a goal of 100-percent recycling by the end of that year.

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Topics: Social Media, National, publicly traded companies, Financial Services, environmental, Corporate Communications, Large Companies, B2B, Software

From backwoods to high-rises, Axia supports international forest products company

Posted by Jason Mudd

rayonier Since 2004, Axia Public Relations has provided misc. public relations strategy and services to the executive and marketing communications teams at Rayonier. Our work includes public relations; building community support, providing media relations, spokesperson training and key message development for its real estate development and Southeast Forestry Resources division; internal communications for employees, including corporate executive and administration staff in towers and office parks, as well as for forestry staff in the woods and factory workers in the paper mill; producing a 50th anniversary publication for its employees and neighbors in Jesup, Georgia; providing strategic communications and action plans for the Nassau County Stewardship District, including its new community, Wildlight; and communicating and promoting organizational design and division restructures, employee training and professional development programs and opportunities.

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Topics: Most Popular Case Studies, National, publicly traded companies, Spokesperson Training, product launch, Large Companies, B2B

Axia breaks difficult ground for concrete company

Posted by Jason Mudd

tarmacWhen Tarmac sought to develop an excavation site from which it could extract sand and materials to develop concrete, it knew that community involvement and public engagement was a critical part of the endeavor. A callous competitor had recently made efforts toward similar projects which had failed because of strong opposition from the community and a lack of community outreach. Tarmac sought to prevent a similar situation with its own project. The company turned to Axia Public Relations to provide strategy and counseling to:

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, National, publicly traded companies, Professional Services, product launch, Large Companies, B2B, Engineering, Construction

PR firm helps Fortune 500 company relate to its community

Posted by Jason Mudd

fidelityFidelity National Financial (NYSE:FNF) is a leading provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management services. The company is one of the largest and most respected providers of title insurance and escrow in the world. Despite being well-known nationally and even worldwide, many Jacksonville citizens were unaware of this large, global corporation headquartered – and employing hundreds – in their own backyard.

Fidelity National Financial sought to improve its presence and reputation as a good corporate citizen in the Jacksonville, Florida, market through increased community awareness. Despite being a publicly traded Fortune 500 company, Fidelity National Financial is relatively quiet and had never sought media attention. However, the company is a great supporter of the Northeast Florida community and desired to be locally recognized as such.

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Insurance, Thought Leadership, publicly traded companies, Financial Services, Professional Services, Awards, Large Companies, B2C

PR Firm helps family entertainment center franchisor expand

Posted by Jason Mudd

Fast-growing Rebounderz Franchise and Development, franchisors of Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena, sought to increase its brand nationwide to grow its franchise units. The company wanted to share its success story with more consumers and prospective franchisees.


Rebounderz conducted a competitive public relations agency search and selected Axia Public Relations based on the PR firm's responsiveness, professionalism and its award-winning PR results for franchisors and family entertainment centers.
 

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Consumer Goods, medium companies, private companies, Health, Retail, B2C, Family Entertainment Centers, Franchisors

Axia’s strong PR campaign increases Foundation Financial Group’s reputation, exposure and revenue

Posted by Jason Mudd


Reputation management campaign builds strong brand and attracts new customers and employees
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In a mere 24 months, Axia Public Relations’ strategic PR campaign helped Foundation Financial Group have a 1,200-percent increase in annual revenue and generated more than 3,900 articles including print, radio, TV, and online. With the help of Axia’s efforts, the company also received 20 business awards - all a huge success for Foundation Financial Group. 

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Topics: Media Relations, Social Media, Reputation Management, Insurance, Social NetWork, Financial Services, Professional Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Awards, Corporate Communications, medium companies, Retail, Consumer Services, B2C, Avalon, accounting/taxes, Mortgage

PR firm increases awareness for automotive consumer electronic product launch

Posted by Jason Mudd

PR campaign reaches 75.4 million consumers

Taiwan-based Sonray Technologies sought to increase the presence of its Kulcar product in North America. Sonray provides affordable products backed by performance guarantees. The company’s signature product, Kulcar, is a solar-powered ventilation system for vehicles that uses an efficient design and clean, renewable energy to continuously refresh the air inside a parked vehicle. When properly installed, Sonray Technologies claims its Kulcar product can reduce in-car temperatures by up to 68 degrees Fahrenheit, provide better cooling, produce cleaner air, reduce poisonous chemical emissions from plastic car interiors, improve users’ health, protect the environment, save money, conserve fuel and energy, effectively replace in-car air and keep bad weather out.

Sonray Technologies hired Axia Public Relations for a three-month project to increase awareness for solar-powered car cooler-ventilators across the United States of America during the hottest summer months with a special emphasis in Florida, and when possible warmer climate states.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Consumer Goods, Consumer, Technology, Lifestyle, Consumer Electronics, Small Companies, product launch, Retail, Automotive, Florida, B2C

More than 5 million consumers catch the Sanidoor wave

Posted by Jason Mudd

L. Gale Lemerand, a serial entrepreneur from Daytona Beach, Fla., hired Axia Public Relations to promote his invention: a touch-free door-opening system for public restrooms. Sanidoor’s goal was to educate consumers and businesses about the product and how it could reduce the spread of germs in public places like restaurants, hospitals, libraries and other high-traffic areas. Axia launched a PR campaign throughout the United States, Canada and beyond through which it earned countless media mentions that brought Sanidoor new customers, distributions and partners. Coverage of Sanidoor reached more than five million consumers and decision-makers, including earning mentions on nearly every ABC network affiliate.

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Consumer Goods, Technology, Consumer Electronics, Small Companies, product launch, start-up companies, private companies, Health, B2B, B2C

Axia promotes IT Deployment to 8,500 Blue Cross enterprise employees

Posted by Jason Mudd

As Blue Cross Blue Shield rolled out new operating systems and software, internal references pointed the company toward the public relations experts at Axia Public Relations for help with communicating the IT migration benefits to its enterprise employees. Axia recommended that Blue Cross Blue Shield implement a two-way communication system between individual department executives and employees before making the official switch to its new software. During its campaign, Axia provided computer-based training, email updates, weekly newsletters, “webinars” and closed-circuit TV spots, desktop drops, online surveys and other communications to educate employees, generate positive responses and measure its successes.

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Topics: National, Insurance, Technology, Jacksonville, Corporate Communications, Large Companies, private companies, Health, B2B, Florida, Medical, Software

Medical Tech Startup Looks to Axia to Build Strong Brand Reputation

Posted by Jason Mudd

Utilizing a twist on RFID technology, IntelligentM’s “SmartBand” offers hospitals the ability to monitor and improve the cleanliness of each individual health care employee on a 24/7 basis, something simply not feasible previously. In an environment where 70 percent of health care-acquired infections could be reduced or eliminated through proper hand hygiene (instead of costing the industry $35 billion annually), the potential benefits of such a device are tremendous. Yet a great idea does not necessarily translate into a marketing success if relevant audiences are unaware of its existence. Mindful of this fact, IntelligentM sought out a public relations agency that could not only draw media attention, but that also possessed the technological prowess to discern and target the audiences which could best propel the concept to industry-wide recognition, approval and adoption.

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Technology, Small Companies, product launch, start-up companies, private companies, Health, B2B, Medical, Software

PR firm helps wellness product launch reach $500,000 in annual sales

Posted by Jason Mudd

 

 

BeWell Health, a United States-based wellness product manufacturing company, reached out via referral from a senior marketing executive to Axia Public Relations to nationally increase brand awareness and sales of its new product launch, Dr. Hana’s Nasopure, a nasal-cleansing consumer packaged good. As a solution, Axia recommended engaging the news media to tell the story of Dr. Hana as a pediatrician who wanted to put an end to the suffering of those plagued by stuffy noses, allergies and the common cold. Through Axia’s efforts, Dr. Hana’s Nasopure now enjoys measurable success as a result of expanding its presence to 600 health-food stores and retailers around the country. This, in turn, has boosted sales to a reported $500,000 annually, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Consumer Goods, Small Companies, product launch, start-up companies, private companies, Health, B2C, Medical

PR Firm Earns National Attention For Start-up

Posted by Jason Mudd

Thermscrub, an innovative medical uniform product launch, approached Axia Public Relations for help promoting its product nationwide without heavy advertising expenses. Thermscrub’s goal for the PR campaign was to market its thermal scrub nurses’ uniform from its Florida headquarters. Excited to take on a new challenge, Axia developed a strategic PR campaign that targeted colder regions like the Northeast and Midwest as well as the industry trade. Within 45 days of the campaign, Axia earned more than 62 articles for Thermscrub with a total publicity value of $1.25 million and 36.7 million impressions. Such media coverage lead to new orders from retailers and consumers, including retailers who previously didn’t accept calls from Thermscrub management. In addition, Thermscrub received requests from a home shopping network to feature its product.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Consumer Goods, Small Companies, product launch, start-up companies, private companies, Health, B2C, Medical

Upstart business places faith in Axia Public Relations to promote new product launch

Posted by Axia Public Relations

When trusted business leaders referred Lee Lewis to Axia Public Relations, he contacted the firm looking to gain more exposure for the product launch of his consumer packaged goods brand, NiP Energy Dip. Lewis wanted to educate consumers about NiP Energy Dip as a tobacco-free alternative to traditional chewing dip. Axia went straight to work on an effective PR campaign that would gain Lewis the exposure he needed, helping to attract retailers that would carry the product.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Consumer Goods, Small Companies, product launch, start-up companies, private companies, Health, B2C

PR firm puts national spotlight on New York City retail jeweler

Posted by Jason Mudd

As the creator of several high-profile jewelry pieces for celebrities, New York City-based Avianne & Co. Jewelers (also doing business as Avianne Jewelers) sought to strengthen its online presence and solidify its reputation as a unique and highly sought-after custom jeweler. Celebrities like Lil Wayne and Pauly D use the jeweler’s services, so Avianne & Co. wanted to bring national attention to its brand by generating media coverage about its success in attracting world-famous customers. Another goal for the jeweler was to increase traffic and links to its website and establish it as the go-to destination for jewelry, including custom-designed pieces.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Consumer Goods, Thought Leadership, Lifestyle, Small Companies, Online Public Relations, Jewelry, MediaReach, Luxury, Retail, B2C

Foundation uses Florida PR firm to earn positive publicity for helping Florida’s underinsured

Posted by Jason Mudd

The Blue Foundation, a philanthropic affiliate of Florida Blue with a mission to improve the health and well-being of Floridians and their communities, contacted Axia Public Relations to achieve more recognition for its worthy causes. In order to help the Blue Foundation achieve its goals, Axia initiated a statewide public relations campaign reaching community, health care and health business reporters in each market as well as preparing investor presentations and handling event management.

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Topics: Media Relations, Insurance, Non-Profit, Professional Services, Large Companies, private companies, Health, Florida, B2C, philanthrophy, Medical

PR firm reaches 680 million consumers for Orlando medical clinic

Posted by Jason Mudd

The Bougainvillea Clinique, a cosmetic surgery center and medical day spa founded by Dr. Jeffrey Hartog and located in Winter Park, Florida, offers a wide range of plastic surgeries. Dr. Hartog set his sights on a vision of the Bougainvillea Clinique as the expert, go-to facility for central Florida for a relatively unknown and virtually scarless breast reconstruction technique called autologous fat transfer (AFT). No other area plastic surgeon has a free-standing state- and federally licensed surgery center adjacent to the main clinic, a fat tissue bank or Dr. Hartog’s expertise in this procedure. Each of these differentiates and distinguishes the Bougainvillea Clinique from its competitors.

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Topics: Media Relations, Thought Leadership, Lifestyle, Small Companies, private companies, Health, Consumer Services, B2C, Medical, Travel and Tourism

Medical Clinic Garners Quick PR Results

Posted by Jason Mudd

The Center for Reproductive Medicine sought the public relations experts at Axia Public Relations to achieve greater awareness for its unique qualifications and high success rates. The clinic lacked widespread awareness among its target geographic markets for its accomplishments and expertise. In order to gain the exposure the clinic desired, Axia developed a three-pronged PR plan. This plan included a social media campaign, speaking engagements and, most importantly, exposure in the news. In the first 90 days of working with Axia, the clinic saw a 26 percent increase in web traffic along with a significant jump in specific keyword searches.

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Topics: Media Relations, Social Media, Thought Leadership, Professional Services, Small Companies, medium companies, private companies, Speaking, Health, B2C, Medical

Tech Company Taps Axia for Startup Public Relations

Posted by Axia Public Relations

     Tappocity, a bargin shopping website that shares revenue with purchasers, reached out to Axia Public Relations for effective public relations that could get the brand launched. Through the campaign, Axia introduced Tappocity to important audiences and critical resources such as consumers, manufacturers, consumer electronic suppliers, private equity and retailers. All of these resources helped to build consumer and merchant knowledge of Tappocity. Shortly after the start of the campaign, Axia earned Tappocity coverage in the top e-commerce publication, Internet Retailer, as well as coverage in Businessweek, Yahoo, EcommerceBytes and local media coverage in its home city. Such coverage attracted new consumers, merchants and investors to Tappocity and its sister companies.

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Topics: Media Relations, Technology, Small Companies, start-up companies, private companies, Consumer Services, B2C, Software

Tech Company hires Axia PR to Promote Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Posted by Jason Mudd

Pragmatic Works, a fast-growing, privately-held database analytics and business intelligence technology company, reached out to Axia Public Relations via client referral to help promote its corporate social responsibility program, Pragmatic Works Foundation. The program was centered around a free, one-week IT training program offered to veterans and unemployed/underemployed individuals who lacked IT employment experience. During the course of its campaign, Axia branded the program as High-Tech Hope and leveraged CEO Brian Knight’s vision to help get High-Tech Hope the visibility and participation growth that Pragmatic Works desired.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Thought Leadership, Technology, Professional Services, Small Companies, medium companies, private companies, B2B, philanthrophy, Software

Axia Rebrands Vizergy and Boosts 93,000 Unique Website Visits

Posted by Jason Mudd

Secure-Res, a booking engine for independent, smaller-chain and franchise hotels turned hotel web-marketing company, contacted Axia Public Relations for a rebranding strategy that would help to better represent the growing company and its expanding products and services. Through Axia’s branding process, Onoma, Axia renamed the company Vizergy and Secure-Res remained as a productized service. Along with the change came a logo, tagline, mission, vision, elevator speeches and a New York City convention and media tour. Results quickly followed and within 24 hours of the media tour, Vizergy received 93,000 unique website visitors thanks to its industry trade media coverage.

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Topics: Media Relations, Technology, Professional Services, Small Companies, product launch, medium companies, private companies, B2B, Software

PR firm helps media company launch franchise offering nationwide

Posted by Lianna LeMay

Money Pages is a monthly coupon and savings publication. When it decided to build its brand and reputation in advance of franchising nationwide, trusted advisors referred the growing company to Axia Public Relations.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Consumer Goods, Small Companies, medium companies, private companies, B2B, Franchisors

Dry cleaners launches with fresh, clean, bright brand

Posted by Jason Mudd

The team at Axia is full of great ideas on how to brand a business.”

- Allen Elfterion
Bubbles Dry Cleaners

With big plans but no visual identity, Bubbles executives hired Axia Public Relations to brand the soon-to-be launched dry cleaning franchise. Axia created a complete corporate identity package, including a logo, tagline, Web site, letterhead, envelopes and business cards, as well as store-front and interior logo signage, direct-response mailers, print ads and more. And since free pickup and delivery was a huge part of the company’s business model, Axia also designed attention getting van graphics. With Axia on board, the franchise was able to successfully launch seven stores in its first few months.

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Topics: Media Relations, Consumer Goods, Small Companies, start-up companies, private companies, B2C

PR firm plays key role in merger of 3 staffing companies

Posted by Lauren Budik

  As fast-growing Reichard Staffing and RDW Professional Staffing merged with Jacksonville’s Alluvion Staffing, executives knew they needed to find a PR agency partner that could successfully share the news of the merger with the media and through external communications. They also needed a strategic partner to review internal messages that would go to employees, currently placed candidates and current clients. Upon the completion of the merger, the four company partners would all serve as managing directors under the new Alluvion Staffing entity.

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, National, Thought Leadership, Professional Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, medium companies, private companies, staffing firm

Axia earns increased market share, sales boost for staffing firm

Posted by Jason Mudd

Incepture, a specialized staffing agency with a vision of providing top talent and service excellence for clients, sought to expand its comprehensive suite of staffing, consulting and managed solutions to targeted markets on the East Coast. Born out of the health care and information technology sectors, Incepture had an unmatched depth of industry knowledge, experience and expertise and aimed to become the go-to expert on staffing for healthcare, information technology and financial services as it continues to expand into additional markets.

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Topics: Media Relations, Thought Leadership, Professional Services, Small Companies, Awards, medium companies, private companies, Speaking, Health, B2B, staffing firm

Axia positions Special Counsel as legal staffing “subject matter experts”

Posted by Jason Mudd


When MPS Group wanted to boost awareness of its legal staffing unit, Special Counsel, the largest legal staffing company in America, it called Axia Public Relations. Axia helped establish company spokespersons as “subject matter experts” on legal trends, staffing and employment.

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Topics: Media Relations, Legal, Thought Leadership, publicly traded companies, Professional Services, Large Companies, B2B, staffing firm

PR Campaign Helps Small Law Firm Compete with Big-Spending Competition

Posted by Axia Public Relations

Randy Reep, fighter pilot and lawyer, approached Axia Public Relations to help get the word out about his personal injury and criminal defense law firm without spending the big bucks on advertising like his competitors – some of whom invest millions annually in paid media coverage. Axia designed a public relations campaign to increase Reep’s stature in the community using local, regional and national media outlets to position him as a respected thought-leader in his field. During the six-month campaign, Axia generated roughly $15.2 million in earned media coverage that included 282 feature articles, 73 broadcast appearances and exposure on CNN and in USA Today and The Florida Bar Journal.

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Topics: Media Relations, Legal, Thought Leadership, Professional Services, Small Companies, Jacksonville, private companies, Consumer Services, B2C

Florida PR Firm Axia Publicizes Florida Law Firm GrayRobinson’s Expansion

Posted by Jason Mudd

Long-term Axia client Brightway Insurance referred GrayRobinson, one of the most reputable corporate Florida law firms, to Axia Public Relations to get the word out about the firm’s expansion throughout Florida. Axia implemented a detailed public relations campaign and conducted media interview training and developed key messages and article submissions to regional and state news outlets. During its campaign, Axia earned news coverage for GrayRobinson in well-read and influential media outlets such as The Florida Times-Union, The Jacksonville Business Journal, Florida Trend, Financial News & Daily Record and Jacksonville Lawyer, among others.

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Topics: Media Relations, Legal, Thought Leadership, Professional Services, medium companies, private companies, B2B, Florida

Florida Law Firm enjoys front page exposure from PR Firm

Posted by Jason Mudd

The Law Offices of Don Pumphrey, Jr. were referred to Axia Public Relations by trusted colleagues during a time of growth and change in the organization. To meet the expanding company’s needs, Axia crafted a new corporate identity package that included a logo, a tagline, stationery and a direct-marketing lead generation program targeted toward recently arrested citizens. Axia earned the firm media exposure in its target markets, including a front-page client verdict news story that was picked up by the Associated Press. Today, the firm is well-positioned as one of Tallahassee, Florida’s better-known law offices.

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Topics: Media Relations, Legal, Thought Leadership, Professional Services, Small Companies, private companies, Florida, B2C

Tax Defense Network’s news coverage boosts company visibility

Posted by Jason Mudd

Tax Defense Network, a tax resolution service, hired Axia Public Relations for a public relations campaign leading up to April 15, tax day, to generate publicity for its tax debt resolution services. During this campaign, Axia positioned Tax Defense Network as a national expert on tax-related issues – specifically, tax debt. As a result of its efforts, Axia earned Tax Defense Network news coverage in target national newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and internet news media as well as local media coverage in the geographic markets where it has offices.

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Topics: National, Financial Services, Professional Services, Small Companies, Spokesperson Training, medium companies, private companies, Consumer Services, B2C, accounting/taxes, Taxes

Accounting firm experiences a surge in consumer awareness thanks to Axia PR

Posted by Paul Cook

Tiffany Washington, owner of Washington Accounting Services in Maryland, retained Axia Public Relations when she wanted to increase awareness of her tax and accounting business, and build her personal and professional brand. When Washington approached Axia, she desired to expand her visibility with companies and individuals who require the expert counsel of an advisor to small businesses and an expert on topics related to accounting, taxes and business financials.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Thought Leadership, Financial Services, Professional Services, Small Companies, private companies, Consumer Services, B2C, accounting/taxes, Taxes

PR Firm delivers star clients for engineering firm

Posted by Jason Mudd

Estrella Engineering, a quality mechanical engineering services company, approached Axia Public Relations for help in increasing its profits and revenue. Axia developed a targeted direct-response program throughout the southeast United States to reach the top prospective clients. By positioning the professionals at Estrella as “subject-matter experts,” Axia earned media coverage in industry and target geographic news outlets, including a half-page, full-color profile of Larry Estrella in The Florida Times-Union and stories detailing the firm’s projects.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Professional Services, Small Companies, private companies, B2B, Engineering, Construction

PR firm's campaign helps reactivate Florida restaurant group's growing customer base

Posted by Jason Mudd

Referred by its Chairman of the Board and an Axia client, Stonewood Grill & Tavern called upon the PR services of Axia Public Relations in order to reactivate and grow its consumer base. After being contacted, Axia recommended a six-month launch program. During these months, Axia earned media coverage for the upscale Florida restaurant group through local, regional and national food editors, writers and bloggers as well as restaurant, business and community writers. Axia also helped launch a new social media campaign for the 17 restaurants. At the end of the campaign, Axia’s PR efforts generated more than $3.7 million in measured earned media coverage, which included 245 media mentions and an audience reach of 146 million Florida consumers.

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Topics: Media Relations, Consumer Goods, Food Beverage, medium companies, private companies, Florida, B2C, Travel and Tourism

Bringing fresh ideas to grand tradition in Orlando restaurant industry secures more than 50 articles and $370,000 in earned media for Christini’s

Posted by Axia Public Relations

Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, an upscale restaurant founded by Chris Christini, called upon Axia Public Relations for public relations counsel and services that would bring the restaurant back to top-of-mind among consumers. Christini’s, located in Orlando, Fla., was looking for greater visibility and sales during summer months among local consumers who had either forgotten about the 30-year-old restaurant or were new to the area and not yet aware of it. The PR firm put a media relations and social media engagement campaign into quick action, which included establishing a presence in central Florida general business, dining, entertainment and tourist news media outlets.

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Topics: Media Relations, Social Media, Consumer Goods, Food Beverage, Small Companies, private companies, Orlando, B2C, Travel and Tourism

Axia helps development secure more contracts

Posted by Jason Mudd

A national slowdown in real estate sales, coupled with an oversupply of luxury condominiums in the northern Florida market, resulted in many delayed and postponed projects. Allegiance Development hired Axia Public Relations to ensure that its new 48-unit waterfront project secured five contracts and two reservations by early June.

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Topics: Media Relations, Consumer Goods, medium companies, private companies, Real Estate, Florida, B2C

Media Relations for Haunted Mansion Garners News Coverage Worth $8 Million

Posted by Axia Public Relations

Theme Park Connection selected Axia Public Relations to provide public relations counsel and services for the sale of a unique home: a replica of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. With goals of increasing awareness for its brand and traffic to its website, along with brand-building and increasing foot traffic to its Winter Garden, Fla. retail store, Axia developed a media relations plan which was implemented for just 30 days. Axia’s public relations approach included pitching newsroom contacts, TV morning news shows and the news media in relevant geographic markets across the nation. During the October campaign, Axia generated more than 200 news stories which added up to $8 million worth of earned media coverage for the home listed at $873,000.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Consumer Goods, medium companies, private companies, Orlando, Real Estate, B2C

PR gives a high-end condominium complex the push it needs to succeed

Posted by Jason Mudd

South Florida’s Atlantic Investments, a division of Florida Crystals, purchased an apartment complex in Jacksonville, Florida, that it wished to convert into high-end condominiums. Atlantic Investments needed to get the word out about its property to attract investors and owners to the complex, which would be called Avanti. After a competitive agency search, Atlantic Investments hired Axia Public Relations and charged Axia with the goal of generating buzz for Avanti.

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Topics: Media Relations, Jacksonville, Real Estate, Consumer Services, B2C, grand opening

PR firm increases ticket sales by 73%

Posted by Jason Mudd

Based on a referral from community influencers, festival officials of the Amelia Island Book Festival contacted Axia Public Relations looking for help with quickly promoting the event both locally and nationally and increasing its attendance. During the course of the PR campaign, Axia earned media coverage nationally from C-SPAN, booktv.org, The Miami Herald, The Dallas Morning News, The Charlotte Observer, Southern Scribe, Bradenton Herald, American Profile, and other outlets. Within 90 days of the start of the campaign, Axia helped increase ticket sales by 73 percent and increased overnight stays and corresponding tourism tax by 57 percent.

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Topics: Media Relations, Most Popular Case Studies, Small Companies, private companies, Florida, B2C, philanthrophy, Travel and Tourism

PR Firm Increases Bed Night Stays at Historic Amelia Island Inn

Posted by Jason Mudd

Florida’s oldest continually run bed and breakfast, The Florida House, approached Axia Public Relations to help promote its upcoming 150th anniversary. In order to increase bookings and attract more repeat visits, Axia launched a public relations campaign targeted at reporters who cover travel and tourism. Axia’s efforts earned the inn a full-color, front-page story in the Sunday business section of The Florida Times-Union and Florida Trend as well as Jacksonville Business Journal, Nassau Sun and News-Leader, among others.

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Topics: Media Relations, Small Companies, private companies, Consumer Services, B2C, Travel and Tourism

PR Firm helps hotel developer win town’s approval

Posted by Jason Mudd

 

 

 When residents of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, wanted to put the brakes on a proposed 114-room hotel, investor and developer Poseidon Hotel Ventures sought to sway public opinion.

Poseidon Hotel Ventures enlisted public relations firm, Axia Public Relations, based on strong referrals and previous business relationships, for a public relations campaign to educate the community and gain public approval. 

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Topics: Media Relations, Consumer Services, B2C, Local PR, Travel and Tourism

Boat show sails away with sales and attendance boost news

Posted by Jason Mudd

Seeking to increase attendance and generate more revenue from its St. Augustine Boat Show, the Marine Industry Association of Northeast Florida hired Axia Public Relations. During the campaign, Axia implemented an integrated marketing plan which included print ads, billboards, news releases/media coverage, electronic billboards, event program content, electronic ads and a website to publicize the boat show. Axia’s efforts produced higher-than-expected attendance as well as a greater profit for the association and, most important, supported millions of dollars in boat and marine service sales at the event.

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Topics: Media Relations, Consumer Goods, Small Companies, private companies, Florida, B2C, Travel and Tourism

Turfgrass Scores a Hole-in-One, earning more than 20x its PR Investment

Posted by Jason Mudd

Turfgrass America, a leading national provider of greens grass to golf courses, selected Axia Public Relations to help market its new MiniVerde putting surface, which not only ranked first nationally in ultra-dwarf bermuda grass, but The Players also debuted it in its PGA Tour tournament. With a small budget and a timeframe tighter than the Sawgrass fairways, Axia earned the equivalent of more than $63,000 in advertising dollars in just 30 days.

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Topics: Media Relations, National, Sports, Small Companies, product launch, medium companies, B2B

PR Firm serves up a new title sponsor

Posted by Jason Mudd

Octagon, the world’s largest sports marketing firm, got in touch with Axia Public Relations to sponsor its Women’s Tennis Association event in northeast Florida. In order to gain the coverage Octagon was looking for, Axia reached out to Sports Illustrated and USA Today along with many other news outlets. By the end of its campaign, Axia gained more than a half-million dollars in media exposure and earned media coverage that generated the leads to secure a new title sponsor.

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Topics: Most Popular Case Studies, National, Sports, Public Companies, Large Companies, medium companies, B2B

University increases MBA enrollment by 50%

Posted by Jason Mudd

Jacksonville University sought out Axia Public Relations to dramatically increase enrollment in its adult degree programs (ADP) and various master’s degree programs. Axia implemented an integrated campaign that included direct marketing, print, radio, television and earned media coverage, as well as a strong online program. From Axia’s campaign, JU saw a 50-percent increase in MBA and ADP enrollment.

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Topics: Media Relations, Professional Services, Jacksonville, medium companies, private companies, B2C

Economic development board unveils new look with Axia’s help

Posted by Jason Mudd

The Nassau County Economic Development Board hired Axia Public Relations to design a new business-to-business website for its organization. Axia generated a site that was easy to navigate and utilized the right technology while keeping load times fast and employing key visuals and engaging copy that drew the attention of visitors. Then the public relations experts went to work to promote the new site – online and offline – using the power of public relations.

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Topics: Government, Professional Services, Corporate Communications, B2B, Florida

PR Firm and earned media coverage reaches 1.2 million potential credit union members

Posted by Jason Mudd

Jax Federal Credit Union, looking to promote its transition to a community credit union, looked to Axia Public Relations to generate media exposure. During its campaign, Axia wrote news releases and leveraged current media contacts to announce the credit union’s new “open membership” and publicized JFCU’s first building purchase to further solidify the company’s community presence in Jacksonville, Fla. The end result was more than $58,000 in earned media coverage for JFCU in The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Business Journal and the Financial News and Daily Record.

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Topics: Media Relations, Financial Services, product launch, Branding, Jacksonville, medium companies, private companies, Consumer Services, B2C

C1 Advantage Checking Program makes a splash on TV, Radio, Internet and more

Posted by Jason Mudd

Already an Axia Public Relations client, Community First Credit Union, with a goal of capturing additional members by launching an innovative rewards-based checking product, turned to Axia for additional services. Axia created two brand-response television spots that drove up membership and enrollment in the C1 Advantage Checking program. The result included 746 new members, 387 new accounts from current members and 3,118 converted accounts from current members.

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Topics: Media Relations, Financial Services, Jacksonville, medium companies, private companies, Consumer Services, Florida, B2C

Synovus turns to Axia for internal and external collateral materials

Posted by Jason Mudd

When Synovus combined its Commercial Lending and Asset Based Lending business units to become Synovus Capital Finance, it needed new collateral materials to launch the new division and engage employees and customers.

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Topics: National, Financial Services, Public Companies, Corporate Communications, Large Companies, Consumer Services, B2B, B2C

Bank launches new campaign and nets $14.5 million in deposits

Posted by Jason Mudd


First Coast Community Bank chose Axia Public Relations to raise awareness of a new high-yield account. Axia delivered with a comprehensive integrated campaign that netted millions of dollars in new deposits.

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Topics: Most Popular Case Studies, Financial Services, product launch, Public Companies, medium companies, Consumer Services, Florida, B2C

Campaign brings in $2 million in new SBA loans in 90 days

Posted by Jason Mudd


First Coast Community Bank, a provider of Synovus Financial Services in the north Florida market, chose Axia Public Relations to help it gain greater penetration in Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.

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Topics: Media Relations, Financial Services, Public Companies, medium companies, B2B, Florida

Retail store gains national exposure on Undercover Boss

Posted by Axia Public Relations

PR firm secures coverage and manages social media during live broadcast

Shoppers World, a family-owned discount department store chain, is aiming to grow from 40 stores in 11 states to 500 stores nationwide. CEO Sam Dushey determined that the best insight he could get, as the company expands, would be firsthand experience working in the store aisles, side by side with the store’s employees – without being recognized.

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Topics: National, Consumer Goods, medium companies, private companies, Retail, Undercover Boss

PR firm improves customer reviews for air conditioning and plumbing company

Posted by Axia Public Relations

For companies in business for more than 15 years, taking the leap to using PR and social media isn’t always an easy transition. Established companies often find it difficult to use PR and social media because they've never done it that way before, so they don't know where to start. Often they believe they already have a following, so they don’t see a need to create those social media platforms.

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Topics: Media Relations, Social Media, Reputation Management, Thought Leadership, ReviewMaxer, medium companies, private companies, Real Estate, Consumer Services, Florida, Online Reputation Management

PR promotes island sale and secures coverage in 100+ outlets in 2 days

Posted by Axia Public Relations

When It Works! CEO Mark B. Pentecost and his wife, Cindy, decided to purchase Little Bokeelia Island, they turned to their trusted PR partners at Axia Public Relations to generate excitement over the multimillion-dollar sale. The 104-acre private island, located off the southwest coast of Florida, provided an opportunity to make news locally and nationally.

Axia had previously developed and led a successful PR campaign for It Works!, a debt-free skin care and nutrition company, on local and national levels.

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Topics: Consumer Goods, Thought Leadership, Beauty, medium companies, private companies, Health, B2C, PR Projects, Direct Sales

Miller Lite receives 10x return on PR investment through Axia’s earned coverage strategy

Posted by Jason Mudd

Just as it was launching its new Miller Lite Vortex bottle, MillerCoors reached out to Axia Public Relations for help in targeting a specific audience in the Southeast for its unique consumer packaged good product launch, the Vortex bottle. MillerCoors sought Axia to raise public awareness of the Vortex bottle and ultimately increase its summer sales.

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Topics: National, Consumer Goods, publicly traded companies, Food Beverage, product launch, Public Companies, Large Companies, B2C, Travel and Tourism

Public relations firm promotes golf academy's new graphic system to the media

Posted by Axia Public Relations

Anne Cain Golf Academy was one of an elite group that introduced a patented, state-of-the-art video-graphics system called Hotlines. Axia Public Relations was hired to promote the academy and the new technology to regional and national news media. Axia’s earned media coverage included all local TV news and sports shows, Sky, Delta Airlines’ in-flight magazine, Golf Today, Florida Golf, Water’s Edge magazine, The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Business Journal, and the News-Leader, among others.

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Topics: Media Relations, medium companies, Consumer Services, Florida, B2C

Public relations firm creates an effective sales presentation for a manufacturing company

Posted by Axia Public Relations

Annandale Millwork/Allied Systems helps residential and commercial builders construct better buildings in a fraction of the time it takes with conventional methods. When the company opened its north Florida factory, Annandale Allied executives sought Axia’s help to develop new sales tools that showed the revolutionary benefits in action.

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Topics: National, Professional Services, medium companies, B2B, Engineering, Construction

PR firm gives local skate park a leg up

Posted by Axia Public Relations

Operation Skate is dedicated to the vision of providing a city and county supported and supervised park for skateboarders, rollerbladers and BMX bicyclists. As a former youth skateboarder and Fernandina Beach native, Axia’s founder Jason Mudd was thoroughly stoked to get involved.

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Topics: Media Relations, Small Companies, Florida, B2C, Local PR

Public relations gives real estate company's marketing plan a successful remake.

Posted by Axia Public Relations

In a hot real estate market, condos in Florida sell like sunscreen. Consider the experience of Amelia Island’s new residential condominium, Cape Sound. During a 24 month period, more than 50 percent of the units in the first phase sold. Then, as the real estate market cooled, Allegiance Development began to feel the pinch.

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Topics: Media Relations, Consumer Goods, medium companies, Real Estate, Florida, B2C, Local PR

PR company helps physical rehabilitation service gain a brand identity

Posted by Axia Public Relations

Advance Rehabilitation specializes in physical, occupational and speech therapies, on-field athletic training and sports medicine. Prior to working with Axia, the chain had no unified brand identity across the 20 markets it served. To meet this challenge, Axia developed a Web site and a brand identity system for Advance Rehabilitation, including letterhead, envelopes, business cards, referral pads and more. The new materials help raise awareness for the growing company.

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Topics: Branding, medium companies, Consumer Services, B2C

Car dealership exceeds monthly sales goals thanks to public relations

Posted by Axia Public Relations

After eight successful years in business, Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler Jeep wanted to maximize repeat sales from prior customers. To achieve that goal, the AXIA team created a quarterly “Keffer Club” newsletter for the 4,000 customers who had purchased a new or used vehicle from the dealership in the past five years. This focused strategy resulted in a record-high sales figures for the following two quarters, exceeding monthly sales goals set by the Chrysler Corporation.

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Topics: Consumer Goods, Small Companies, Retail, Florida, B2C, Local PR

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