Jason Mudd is a trusted adviser and dynamic strategist to some of America’s most admired and fastest-growing companies, including American Airlines, Budweiser, Dave & Buster’s, H&R Block, Hilton, HP, Miller Lite, New York Life, Pizza Hut, Southern Comfort, and Verizon. He is the CEO and managing partner of Axia Public Relations, one of America’s Best PR Agencies, according to Forbes. Jason is an Emmy Award-winning, accredited public relations practitioner, speaker, author, podcaster, and entrepreneur.
Industry Expertise (3)
Public Relations and Communications
Areas of Expertise (10)
America’s Best PR Agencies, Forbes (professional)
2021 Axia Public Relations Ranking within the top 4% of U.S. PR firms
Agency of the Year, Ad World Masters (professional)
Person of the Year, Time (professional)
Rising Star of PR, PRWeek (professional)
Emmy Award (professional)
2002 The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter
40 Under 40
Feb 2002 American City Business Journals
University of Missouri: B.A., Journalism 1998
- Public Relations Society of America : Member
- Society for Marketing Professional Services : Speaker and Mentor
- American City Business Journals: Expert Business Columnist
- University of North Florida : School of Communications Professional Advisory Board
- University of South Florida : Mentor
- Trivia:30 : Guest Host
Media Appearances (5)
People on the Move: Port Authority hires Collins; Black Knight appoints Hallett
Jacksonville Daily Record online
Forbes magazine named Axia Public Relations as one of America’s Best PR Agencies for 2021. Statista surveyed more than 12,700 employees of PR agencies and freelancers and 20,500 customers between June and July. Statista identified those firms with the highest number of recommendations. Of 5,000 PR agencies considered, Forbes’ list included 200 firms. Axia is the only Jacksonville PR agency on the list. “As we reflect on why Forbes selected us, it’s likely (because of) our innovative approach to PR that our clients and industry peers recognized, our talented PR agency team, proven processes, and value-driven approach,” said Jason Mudd, Axia’s CEO and managing partner.
Axia awards $2,000 annual PR student scholarship
Fernandina Observer online
Axia CEO Jason Mudd presented the scholarship to Wylie during the Public Relations Student Society of America’s awards ceremony in Austin, Texas, as part of the Public Relations Society of America’s annual international conference. The scholarship is made possible through Axia’s financial donation to the PRSA Foundation and helps deserving college students in need of financial assistance. “It’s an honor for our company to give back to our great profession by investing in future PR leaders,” Mudd said. “This is certainly a highlight of our community giving and Colin is a very hard-working and deserving individual who exemplifies the reason we created this scholarship.”
MGM Resorts shelves marketing in response to Las Vegas shooting
Las Vegas Review-Journal online
Corporations are often “super cautious” about what they say anyway, said Jason Mudd, owner of Axia Public Relations in Florida, adding, “We’re in such a litigious society.” He has a 10-step process for managing and preparing for a crisis, and the final step is “ride out the storm.” “I’m guessing that’s what they’re doing right now,” he said.
Is Courting Controversy An Urban Outfitters Strategy?
Questionable sincerity aside, the recent pile-up of apparent missteps raises another question: Are they doing it on purpose? "Yes, absolutely," says Jason Mudd, president of Axia Public Relations, a national firm with clients that include Verizon and Blue Cross Blue Shield. "It's happening too frequently to be an accident," Mudd says. "It's certainly intentional, and perhaps part of their brand strategy and positioning."
Working on the First Coast: Jacksonville’s Axia PR firm reflects growth of young owner
Florida Times-Union online
Jason Mudd opened the Axia Public Relations firm in Jacksonville 10 years ago at the age of 26, and since then, it’s grown into a national business. Axia is headquartered at the Old Title & Trust building at 200 E. Forsyth St. But as Mudd said Tuesday, it has offices in Orlando, Tampa and Atlanta. Mudd plans to expand into the U.S.’s largest metropolitan markets, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and either Dallas or Houston. Axia focuses on raising public awareness through media coverage. Mudd has 18 employees in eight states who try to get coverage for clients such as Miller Lite, Verizon and Dave & Buster’s.
Public Relations Measurement Master
Certified Solutions Partner
Continuing Board Education (CBE) Program Credential Issuing Authority
Certified Predictive Index (PI) Analysts
The Predictive Index
Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
Tackling Adversity in Modern MarketingAxia Public Relations
2021 Time and again, the truly successful organizations and memorable campaigns have been those that went against the grain. Surviving skepticism and overcoming doubt, marketing leaders can harness their team’s unique skills to create buy-in at every touchpoint.
What It Takes To Get a Fourth Quarter WinAxia Public Relations
2021 Creating a spark with your users takes unforgettable moments. From process and quality improvement to dynamic marketing strategies, the final quarter of the year gives you the chance to put it all on the line and score the big win your team has worked all year for.
How to Get Your Brand Noticed All Summer LongAxia Public Relations
2021 The summertime slowdown is a commonality among most teams. Holidays and vacations vie for consumers’ and employees’ attention alike. Here, we’ll cover a few creative, simple ways to keep your brand’s relevance just as hot no matter the month.
Forbes: C-Suite says the digital transformation is hereAxia Public Relations
2021 Some of the world’s best and brightest PR leaders are manning the helms at an incredible time as top regional and national companies move toward complete digital transformation. We’ll cover leveraging the power of web-based marketing like social media and investing in the digital tools your team needs now.
10 components of a strategic public relations planAxia Public Relations
2021 It might seem daunting to figure out where to start with a public relations strategy and program. It’s much easier with a public relations plan, but if you’ve never developed one, it might seem challenging. That’s for good reason. The craft of public relations isn’t something you learn overnight. It takes time and experience.