Jason Mudd is a professional public speaker, trusted adviser, and dynamic strategist for some of America’s most admired brands and fastest-growing companies. Since 1994, Jason has worked with American Airlines, Budweiser, Dave & Buster’s, H&R Block, Hilton, HP, Miller Lite, New York Life, Pizza Hut, Southern Comfort, and Verizon. He founded Axia Public Relations in 2002, ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Best PR Agencies.
Jason is an accredited public relations practitioner and a certified PR Measurement Master. Clients love his commitment, candor, innovation, passion, and award-winning team. His grasp of technological demands on companies in an increasingly tech-forward world provides his clients a competitive advantage in reaching their audiences. He taught himself HTML in 1994, helped pioneer internet marketing strategies as an early adopter of e-commerce and SEO in 1998 — inspiring Silicon Valley tech giants like Yahoo — and conceptualized Web 2.0 and social media in 2000.
In 2007, Mudd started podcasting. Today, he hosts and produces “On Top of PR” with Jason Mudd — a videocast about public relations topics, tips, and trends. It is one of the top 5% most popular podcast shows globally, according to ListenNotes' Listen Score, and among the top 100 marketing podcasts on Apple Podcasts. Episodes feature guests from Inc, Disney, Wells Fargo, Kroger, Carnival Cruise Line, Undercover Boss, Firehouse Subs, Wounded Warrior Project, PRWeek and more.
Mudd also writes about public relations best practices for 44 American City Business Journals across the U.S., public relations industry trade media, and other national business news outlets.
At Axia, Mudd attracts, develops, innovates, and leads top PR talent and clients. He oversees strategic communications strategies for the firm’s national clients, delivering high-level consultations to client leadership teams at billion-dollar global brands, both business-to-business and business-to-consumer, including spokesperson training, crisis communications management, analytics, social media, online reputation management, and more.
Accredited in Public Relations, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
PR Measurement Master certification
Continuing Corporate Board Education (CBE) program credential for pressing issues facing corporate boards, ExecRank
Licensed real estate sales associate, state of Florida
Certified PI analyst, Predictive Index
Inbound certification, HubSpot
Bachelor of journalism, University of Missouri
Major: journalism and strategic communications
Minor: political science
Certification: new media
40 Under 40, American City Business Journals
Rising Star of PR, PRWeek
Dick Pope Grand Golden Image Award for the best PR campaign in the state of Florida – Florida Public Relations Association
Service Award, Rotary International
Chamber Small Business of the Year Award
Authored six PR books
Jason and Tabitha have two teenaged children: Molly and Simon. Tabitha classically homeschools Molly and Simon at the family’s primary residence on Amelia Island, Florida. They’re members of Grace Community Church, serving in various leadership positions.
Every summer, they visit with family at their lake cabin in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Jason’s a proud uncle to Aidan and Amelia in Jackson, Tennessee. The Mudd family recently rescued a Yorkie, who has his own Instagram account!
Youth flag football, basketball and soccer coach, YMCA and Upward
Columnist, American City Business Journals
Local chapter board, Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
Community board of directors, Synovus Bank
He was a sponsored skateboarder as a teenager.
He has never broken a bone.
He taught himself HTML and began web publishing in 1994.
He and his team conceptualized in 1999 what we later called "web 2.0" and social media.
He earned an Emmy with his colleagues at the Florida Sports Awards, the black-tie sports awards show that airs in prime time on NBC affiliates and DirecTV. He presented MVP awards to the state's top professional and amateur athletes.
He's presented fan-voted team MVP awards to every Florida pro team.
He performed stand-up comedy at The Comedy Zone.
He studies Bokujin Bujutsu martial arts with his children.
He’s visited 47 of the 50 U.S. states.
"I am Legend"