Julie Pippert is. . .
Personally, the wife of Jon, and mother of Patience and Persistence, two bright and independently minded girls. She has four cats who suffer her gladly, and a dog who is her constant companion. She works from home, reads as often as she can, engages in political discourse, loves a lively but fair debate, has a well-developed sense of the ridiculous, and would someday like to live full-time in a hotel suite, preferably a Four Seasons.
Professionally, she is the Founder and Director for Artful Media Group, Inc., a Houston, Texas-based communications strategy company that specializes in creative business communication and social media outreach. She focuses in communication development and strategy, especially for parenting, political, nonprofit and advocacy groups.
Julie has consulted for WomenOnline, a boutique digital PR and marketing firm run by pioneers in engaging women through social media, and Zoetica, which serves nonprofits and socially conscious companies, providing superior communication consulting, training, and strategy to help mindful organizations effect social change. Julie has also worked as the program manager for Blue Star Museums, a partnership between Blue Star Families, a military family support organization, and the National Endowment for the Arts, that offers free admission to military families in over 900 museums nationwide.
As a writer and editor, Julie has worked for TheMotherhood.com and is the Houston City Editor and has a biweekly parenting column at Savvy Source. In 2009, the American Cancer Society asked Julie to join their Blogger Advisory Council to help launch and promote the new More Birthdays campaign, and she subsequently joined their Choose You campaign, where she launched and ran the Choose You blog. Julie was a contributing author to the spectacular celebration of women's written and artistic work, Kirtsy Takes a Bow, has been published in several news services, and has spoken at Netroots Nation (’09), Mom 2.0 (’10), Social Media Breakfast Houston (’10), MD Anderson (’12), Action Camp San Antonio (’12), and other venues about using social media as an effective tool for organizing and promoting, building awareness, and achieving results.
Julie joined the acclaimed political blog MOMocrats as a contributing writer in 2008, and has since expanded into a leadership role. She became interested in politics in high school, and first used her power to vote mere days after turning 18. During college, she worked on local political campaigns and eventually landed a spot as a speechwriter for a presidential contender. Currently, she consults with several national campaigns, and works to support EMILY’s List candidates.
You can reach Julie at j pippert at g mail dot com, on LinkedIn, on Facebook, and on Twitter (@jpippert).