About Me

I’m a PR and integrated marketing expert

PR Director on Call

Are you ready to stop flying under the radar, being the best-kept secret in your industry? Would you like to elevate your company visibility and be quoted and featured in the media? Are you sick of your competitors seeming to have all the industry buzz?

In that case, you’re in exactly the right place.

Hi, I’m Julie.

I help under-the-radar companies get the visibility and brand recognition they deserve.

These are MY values:

  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Perseverance
  • Enthusiasm

I’m not your standard PR expert – I’m all about PR without the spin.

I work with Chief Executive Officers, Chief Marketing Officers and VP Communications who want to better communicate their brand story and deepen engagement with customers, fans and followers.

I am different from other PR and integrated marketing professionals because I provide more than just PR. I function as an extension of a clients’ marketing department. My expertise is broad-based and includes strategic planning, traditional PR/media relations,  executive communication, as well as content development and digital marketing.

I tell it like it is. I’m pragmatic, truthful and the opposite of a flashy spin doctor. I partner with clients and provide them with sensible, honest counsel on all aspects of their marketing and communications and brand storytelling to help improve their image, reputation and deepen customer relationships. 

The relationships I foster with clients are not transactional. I’m someone people describe as “all in.” I truly care and that shows in the commitment and passion I bring to every project.

Having the WantLeverage team as an extension of our marcom department has helped us expand our reach and make critical new connections that have paid off with exciting business opportunities and new sales leads. On top of it all, Julie and her team are some of the nicest people I have worked with during my career!”

Lyn KenadyMarketing & Creative at mDesign Global

I have more than 30 years of experience in PR and integrated marketing.

I have more than 30 years of experience in PR and integrated marketing. 

I started as a magazine editor and then flipped the tables and went into PR, then integrated marketing. I worked for major brands : Liz Claiborne (fashion) and Scholastic (children’s publishing, education and entertainment).

I’m active in the marketing space – I’m a 3-time board member of the leading professional association, New York Women in Communications (www.nywici.org) and brought a reverse mentoring initiative to the organization which  was featured on Fox News (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPOspWNKHZk).

I hold a master’s degree in Communications Management from the prestigious Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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