So glad you’re here!
Let me introduce myself…I’m a woman who loves the hustle, is obsessed with planning and stays up way too late! I am a mom, wife and daughter and helping people connect the dots and make their business a TRUE REALITY is my passion.
I help businesses and influencers BUILD A SOLID BRAND FOUNDATION; the most important thing you can do for ANY business.
I can help you do this with your brand by prioritizing what you want to be and choosing the right opportunities amid all of the chaos.
Once this foundation is formed, then we can manage and promote YOUR brand together—focusing on public relations, marketing, branding, and media partnerships and MORE!
I LOVE THIS STUFF, and I have serious experience that’s given me expertise on the inner workings of the communications and media industries. Helping people connect the dots and make their vision a reality is my passion.
One of the most important things in the marketing, public relations, and media relations world is being prepared. I like to say that being prepared for your “big break” is MORE important than your actual “big break.”
Too many times, I have seen emerging brands and influencers spend too much time and money on the flashing lights of PR and media, jumping at any opportunity that arises before they have a set foundation. I don’t want that to be you.
The mantra that guides me when I am working with you: I know YOU are the expert when it comes to your business. My job is to show you how to make sure everyone knows it.
Let’s do it.
With more than 15 years of experience, Julie is an all-around marketing, branding, and PR pro. She is equally at home planning a major event, creating marketing strategies and communications plans, or engaging top editors and producers.
A move to New York City marked the start of her communications career: She began as a marketing and advertising assistant at Niche Media, a luxury-lifestyle magazine publisher. Working on Niche titles such as Gotham and Hamptons, Julie was thrown head first into the world of networking and relationship-building for the jet set.
As a result of Julie’s own networking, entrepreneur and business owner Bethenny Frankel reached out when she needed an assistant. Julie became Bethenny’s right hand—coordinator of chaos—handling everything from scheduling to marketing to product launches.
In 2012, Julie left New York and took a position as a senior account supervisor at Pittsburgh-based ad agency MARC USA, overseeing public relations and event planning for Rite Aid Pharmacy, MARC’s biggest client. Julie spearheaded Rite Aid’s first blogger-advocacy program—a forward-thinking strategy to drive specific programs and promotions while increasing positive conversation about the brand. She was also involved in programs for the American Heart Association.
In 2015, Julie left the corporate world to create her own business – JPM Branding + Consulting, where she works with influencers and small businesses to build strong brand foundations.
here is some fun stuff from back in the day
TribLive – The Mother of All Baby Showers Pittsburgh
Biz Journal – This Is What Happens When You’re Smart Enough
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Mt. Lebanon Native Starting a Business
Inquistir- Bethenny Frankel’s Former Assistant Speaks Out About What She Learned about Success
Pittsburgh Post Gazette – Comes Home to Real Life
but where Is Julie Now?
Bravo Daily Dish – Where Is Bethenny Frankel’s Former Assistant Julie Plake Now?
Bravo Daily Dish – Whatever happened to Julie Plake?