Share your story with me and I will get it told by the media. There are a few key factors that differentiate me from the thundering public relations herd. I have determination and persistence as well as a hefty contact list filled with national media contacts with whom I have developed a strong rapport over the years. I know how break down doors to get through to them, but also when to back down. I promise my clients that I won't pitch a story unless it is newsworthy. Reporters have come to know me and trust me and I am not about to cry wolf with them. They know that when I come to them I have a story of legitimate importance and timeliness. The whole point is to get your story heard by the noisemakers of the world.
In addition to public relations, I am well-rounded in all facets of marketing, and am particularly skilled at developing cross promotions between synergistic organizations, as well as in procuring sponsorships.
I began my career in Philadelphia as an Account Executive and Media Planner/Buyer on several high profile accounts including Wendy's International and Okidata. Four years later, I left for Columbus, Ohio to become Director of Public Relations for the Hyatt Regency Hotel. After a rewarding tour at Hyatt, I decided to move back to my hometown of Cincinnati and work for an advertising agency as Account Supervisor on America's #1 toothpaste brand. Later, I became Director of Tourism for the Greater Cincinnati Convention Visitor's Bureau, Community Affairs Director for WLWT-TV, and Marketing Development Director for WKRC-TV.
Julie Phillippi-Whitney is an amazing PR professional. Her contacts are far reaching - from local media to national sources. I worked with her on a community outreach program called Cases For Love. The amount of press coverage that Julie created for this program was simply amazing. This experience has shown me her above and beyond work ethic.
I first met Julie when I decided to hire a PR firm for my professional services. She is one of the most energetic, enthusiastic, attentive and gifted people I have known. She is hard working and will always be there for you when you need her to assist, edit, or simply chat about your work. I will hire Julie over and over again! AMAZING WOMAN!
Julie is the best example of a public relations professional; she approaches prospective media representatives with specific, targeted pitches that show thought and research.
Julie’s PR services are worth every penny - and then some!
She simply knows everyone in Cincinnati who works in media, publishing and advertising, and has extensive list of contacts on the regional and national level. Julie knows who to contact, how to open doors, and succeed in developing a successful campaign for her clients. Her work is professional and most effective.
Julie is a PR Dynamo! I have seen her tackle both big and small challenges with equal enthusiasm. She consistently delivers results that exceed expectations. Not only is Julie a real pro, but she is also fun to work with. Whether your business is national or local, Julie will hit a home run for your company.
Julie - You ROCK! You've accomplished my goals - you landed both the Enquirer article, and the Fast Company online column. Thank you for your persistence. This would have NEVER happened without engaging your services.
Julie is high energy, enthusiastic and persistent when it comes to pitching stories. For this reason, she has developed an excellent rapport and many longstanding relationships with the national media and they know they can count on Julie as a credible source for newsworthy stories.
Julie is a fireball. She has an unbelievable amount of energy, intense loyalty to her clients and an unrelenting desire to get them publicity. While business editor at the Cincinnati Enquirer I had a hard time turning down a story from her because of her persistence and because her pitches were crafted thoughtfully. Julie's a pro, with a background in news, and she understands how to craft a trend story around her client's expertise; how to capitalize on current events to work a client into a topical story; and how to find the human interest elements in their businesses. Julie also has a positive, can-do spirit that is an asset to those she works with.
Julie is fantastic! She expertly navigates which stories should be pitched to various news agencies, and has been a great help with the College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corp.'s efforts to draw attention to our redevelopment. She has a great relationship with both television and print media. Could not recommend Julie more!
Julie Whitney's work in PR is like a lightening strike, a sudden burst of energy and light that, when it hits, cannot help but be noticed. She has done a spectacular job identifying stories about our organization that will gain media traction and then expertly uses her relationships and persuasiveness to get those stories into the press. Her work has greatly helped us to tell our story in the press, in print and on television. I highly recommend her work!
Julie is great! She always has timely guests that are professional (no matter what the age!) and well prepped for air. The segments go smoothly and as planned. Julie's persistence usually pays off.
Julie is a real pro. She pitches quality stories, knows what media organizations are looking for, and is terrific to work with. News organizations get dozens of pitches from PR firms each week. Julie's calls and emails consistently got our attention.
As the sales and marketing manager for the past 24 years at the Club, I found in Julie what I needed - someone to hold me accountable to making the elements of PR a priority and affordable investment in our multi-layered marketing strategy.
I have had the pleasure of working with Julie on many events to do with my medical practice. Julie is very efficient and reliable in all aspects of her job. Julie is very creative on how to market items that will benefit your company to the highest degree. It has been a joy working with Julie and I would recommend her services to anyone.
Her ability to successfully build market awareness and visibility for our clients, local, regional or national is truly exceptional... Not only does she deliver exceptional results, but her game-planning and set-up leave no stone unturned. She is able to help maximize our client’s strategies and offer a synergy that run-of-the-mill public relations people can only dream of. This combined with her high energy enthusiastic approach and persistence can only lead to success and our client's benefit.