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Julie Ziemelis 
Ziemelis Comunications 
 Education: 
B.A. Public Relations, minor Marketing-San Jose State 
University 19...
Public Relations Background 
 1992-1995 Worked at public relations agencies in 
San Jose, CA in consumer related fields o...
Kona Clientele 
 Director of the Big Island Chocolate Festival 2012-2015 
 ***Worked with the Kona Chocolate Festival fr...
Media Relations
TechConKona 2012
TechConKona Press 
http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/blog/2013/11/henk-rogers- 
hawaii-cio-chef-to-talk.html
Big Island Chocolate Festival 
Press 
Consistently have received media coverage in all Big Island 
media outlets, Honolulu...
Being the Media 
 While many professionals in public relations rely on the 
media to cover their stories, I have created ...
Digital Marketing 
 As public relations has progressed into the realm of 
social media, I have spent the past five years ...
LinkedIn Testimonials
LinkedIn Testimonial
Volunteer/Professional Organizations 
 Vice-President-Co-Founder-Kona Cacao Association 
 Board of Director member-Habit...
References 
 Greg Colden-owner- Kona Natural Soap Company 
 Laurie Mattos-owner- Hawaii Coffee Connection 
 Ron Lloyd-o...
Contact Information 
 Julie Ziemelis, Owner, Ziemelis Communications 
 808-854-6769 
 Julie@Ziemelis.com 
 Website: ww...
Ziemelis communications portfolio
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Ziemelis communications portfolio

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Julie Ziemelis is the owner of Ziemelis Communications, a small boutique PR/Events and Marketing firm in Kona, Hawaii. Ms. Ziemelis is also a blogger, speaker, and author of "How to Move to Kona" and the co-creator of the Big Island Chocolate Festival. This presentation is to learn more about working with Ms. Ziemelis.

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Ziemelis communications portfolio

  1. 1. Julie Ziemelis Ziemelis Comunications  Education: B.A. Public Relations, minor Marketing-San Jose State University 1988 Further studies in Hospitality Management, San Jose State University 1989-1991 Extensive hands on work in all forms of social media and digital marketing 1998-2014
  2. 2. Public Relations Background  1992-1995 Worked at public relations agencies in San Jose, CA in consumer related fields of real estate, non-profits and campaigns for the opening of the San Jose Arena and the San Jose Convention Center.  1995-2010 Worked at four different real estate trade associations in the Bay Area in the areas of communications, media relations, public affairs, event planning, fundraising and Foundation management.
  3. 3. Kona Clientele  Director of the Big Island Chocolate Festival 2012-2015  ***Worked with the Kona Chocolate Festival from 2006-2011  Co-founder of the Kona Cacao Association 2012-present  Current Clients: Kokua Roofing, Hawaii Coffee Connection, Kona Natural Soap Company, Bill Babbitt, Realtor, Java on the Rock, and Big Island Chocolate Festival.  Past Clients: LUVA Real Estate, AssureClose, Kinoshita Communications/Shops at Mauna Lani/Bite Me Fish Market, North Community Hospital-Waimea, Dolphin Journeys, Pointe Financial, Kokululu Farm/Cancer Retreat, and Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary  Other Kona Work: Creator of TechConKona 2012 and 2013  Social Media Trainer for Hawaii Life Real Estate and other individual business owners in West Hawaii.
  4. 4. Media Relations
  5. 5. TechConKona 2012
  6. 6. TechConKona Press http://www.bizjournals.com/pacific/blog/2013/11/henk-rogers- hawaii-cio-chef-to-talk.html
  7. 7. Big Island Chocolate Festival Press Consistently have received media coverage in all Big Island media outlets, Honolulu Advertiser, Forbes Travel and national chocolate food blogs for this signature event.
  8. 8. Being the Media  While many professionals in public relations rely on the media to cover their stories, I have created my own opportunities to share the stories of my clients.  My 365Kona.com blog and “365 Things to Do in Kona”page on Facebook page garner a steady stream of readers looking for information about West Hawaii.  Huffington Post-I am a blogger on Huffington Post and have had my posts appear on the front page of Huffington Post, as well as in the Travel section and the Hawaii Section.  Author- “How to Move to Kona” available on Amazon and local bookstores.
  9. 9. Digital Marketing  As public relations has progressed into the realm of social media, I have spent the past five years attending national conferences, sometimes as a speaker and ambassador, to learn, master and train others in social media and digital marketing.  Twitter: Over 4000 followers @JulieZiemelis  Facebook: Over 800 friends and 700 followers  Instagram: @JulieZiemelis  GooglePlus: @JulieZiemelis
  10. 10. LinkedIn Testimonials
  11. 11. LinkedIn Testimonial
  12. 12. Volunteer/Professional Organizations  Vice-President-Co-Founder-Kona Cacao Association  Board of Director member-Habitat for Humanity-West Hawaii  Marketing Committee Member-Kona Kohala Chamber of Commerce- 2010-Present  Fundraising Committee member-Kona Pacific Public Charter School-2010-Present
  13. 13. References  Greg Colden-owner- Kona Natural Soap Company  Laurie Mattos-owner- Hawaii Coffee Connection  Ron Lloyd-owner-Kokua Roofing  Farsheed Bonakdar-owner-Cocoa Outlet  Norman Bezona-owner-Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary  Andrea Pro-owner-Java on the Rock  Lance Owens-Broker-LUVA Real Estate
  14. 14. Contact Information  Julie Ziemelis, Owner, Ziemelis Communications  808-854-6769  Julie@Ziemelis.com  Website: www.JulieZiemelis.com  More info: http://bit.ly/JulieZiemelisProfile

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