Communicate Like a Pro

Public Relations Strategy From Julia Bonner, Communications Expert and Founder of Pierce Public Relations

Photo of Julia Bonner. Julia is a communications expert and founder of Pierce Public Relations. Julia is sitting at a table at Mockingbird Restaurant, Nashville, TN, wearing a pink leather jacket and a beautiful, natural smile. Julia is surrounded by a floral wallpaper backdrop.
Photo of Julia Bonner by photographer Anthony Ferrell.

With chaos and uncertainty all around us, the phrase “communication is key” could not be more relevant and timelier than it is today. Slightly outside of my wheelhouse, I asked Julia Bonner, founder of Pierce Public Relations (PPR), to help me deliver a stellar communications strategy to you. With a passion for working with philosophy-driven clients (both individuals and organizations), Julia has helped build platforms and programs that are sustainable and have had a lasting impact.

Young Nashville Entrepreneur On the Rise

Robert Higgins

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Nashville-based Entrepreneur Robert Higgins

Few people own and operate multiple successful businesses by the age of 32, but Robert Higgins, a budding Nashville-based entrepreneur, easily fits into that group. I sat down with Rob recently to discuss his portfolio of businesses, ties to the Nashville community, and the Winter Wonderland Event he graciously allowed me and friends to host at his newest Nashville establishment, craft cocktail house Minerva Ave. I didn’t know Rob well prior to our meeting, but during our discussion it was easy to see how his drive, confidence, and passion for uplifting others have helped propel his businesses forward, and you’ll definitely want to read more.  Continue reading “Young Nashville Entrepreneur On the Rise”

Leveraging Their Power to Move the World Forward

Thoughts on Nike and Colin Kaepernick

I have written and rewritten this blog post more times than I’d like to count. While I’m extremely passionate about the topic, there are so many issues underlying the climactic moment that inspired this post and sparked a fire in many across the country that I had a difficult time narrowing them to write this post. Yet, after giving it more time and thought, I decided to just write from my heart knowing the right words would follow.

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Women’s Summer Style Guide

Summer Style 2018

Although it may feel like it’s been forever, summer is just now heating up. We’re just over a month in, and if you’ve been struggling with what to wear or could use some summer style inspiration, then hopefully this summer style guide is right on time.  The guide is broken into three categories: general,  work, and weekend. So, whether you’re looking to add more color to your wardrobe or specific ideas for what to wear during or after your 9 to 5, this summer style guide will inspire you. 

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The New Retail Experience

RH Nashville, The Gallery at Green Hills

With retail as we know it disappearing before our very eyes, it’s no longer a surprise when a store closes its doors permanently. And physical expansion is almost unheard of these days. Yet, despite the online push, there’s at least one brand revolutionizing physical retailing. I recently toured the new four story, 70,000 plus square foot  Restoration Hardware in Nashville, and in my opinion, it is defying trends in retail and taking Nashville to new heights.

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Travel with Ease

6 Travel Tips for an Easygoing Trip

Travel Tips For Easy Trip

With summer’s arrival, vacation season is in full effect. Whether you’re traveling in the U.S. or internationally or heading to the beach or trip to the city, I’ve outlined 6 travel tips to help ensure an easygoing trip. Inspired by my recent travels to several U.S. cities, including, Seattle, Denver, Memphis, Toledo, and Detroit and my latest international trip to the Cancun, Quintana Roo, wherever you’re headed, these travel tips should have you all set for your next adventure. Continue reading “Travel with Ease”

Women Who Inspire Part II – Women Who Lead

Laura Smith: Inspiring Through Leadership

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Laura Smith, Nashville Electric Service General Counsel and non-profit leader

Years ago, someone challenged me to always 1) be mentored by someone and 2) be mentoring someone else. My memory is fuzzy as to who issued the challenge, but the advice is something I’ve carried with me since. The reason is simple: experience is one of the best teachers, whether through experiences of your own or experiences of others.

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