“Hiring Julie Parker and trusting her expertise to create a professional Media Relations Division was one of the best strategic decisions I made as Chief of Police. Through her leadership, we excelled at crisis management, which fostered trust, accountability and unprecedented support from our citizens.

Ms. Parker’s extensive experience with all forms of social media allowed our Department to interact with a vastly wider audience than ever before. This outreach has enabled the Department to forge new relationships with every segment of our community, which has increased its effectiveness expeditiously.”

Chief Mark Magaw (Ret.), Prince George's County (MD) Police Department

“She taught media training basics, offered inside information on how to present themselves professionally, advised them on how to develop messaging and modeled savvy responses. She is a pro, and it was a tremendous gift to our network to share her deep expertise with us. Widespread accolades from the more than 500 attendees verified we chose wisely when we brought on Julie Parker.”

Martha Wilcox, Chief Marketing Officer, Safe Kids Worldwide

“I have had the opportunity to attend Julie’s Media Matters class twice and each time I learn valuable information. I have only been in my media relations position for a little over a year. Since taking Julie’s Media Matters class, it gave me the confidence to handle several critical incidents that drew national media attention. You are not going to find a more professional media relations training course that will prepare you with actual media case studies, crisis communications and how to effectively utilize social media.”

Lieutenant Kevin Ayd, Commander, Maryland Transportation Authority Police

“The Riverdale Park Police Department had an incident involving a suspect high on PCP destroying a local business and threatening customers. The arrest was captured by a citizen on a 7-minute video which was posted to YouTube and quickly went viral. The officers did an outstanding job and it was critical that the media release and press interviews be presented equally as well. Small agency, limited resources. I reached out to Julie for assistance knowing she is the best in the business. Julie coached me right through it and the responses were overwhelmingly positive. I cannot express enough the level of comfort she provided me personally as I dealt with the unfolding event. Julie’s help gave me confidence and peace of mind. Irreplaceable! Easy to see why she is so well respected.”

Chief David Morris , Riverdale Park (MD) Police Department

“When I decided I wanted to get some air time on TV in Washington, DC, to help build my name recognition for my real estate business, I knew exactly who to call. I’ve known Julie for five years and have watched her in action. She’s personable, has a tremendous amount of media contacts and gets the job done. From the time I hired her, it took just two weeks for me to get on TV in the 8th largest media market in the country! As a result of Julie’s work, I developed multiple leads just from my five-minute appearance on NewsChannel 8. I highly recommend her for whatever your industry. She knows media in Washington.”

Melissa Bernstein, Owner, Melissa Bernstein Homes

“What a difference three months make? In August, we engaged Julie Parker to secure media placement for our boutique fitness studio, The Bar Method, in the Kentlands community. She guided us to share “newsworthy” stories about our studio with her. She coached us to make these stories more enticing and sent us regular reminders, check-in and update emails. Three months later, we had an article in the local paper, The Town Courier, a radio broadcast feature on 99.1, and a TV news story on CH4. She worked quickly and canvassed a broad audience to tell our story. Julie Parker has exceeded our expectations!”

Jennifer Gawronski, Owner, the bar method

“She is a tenacious professional with great attention to detail. As a reporter, she was known for her breaking news skills and flawless presentation of numerous local and national news stories. She is a true winner with her eyes on the prize to be a success at everything she does.”

Suzanne Kennedy , ABC7 News Reporter, Washington, DC

“Julie is the consummate professional and the best crisis communications leader with whom I have worked.”

Chief David Mitchell, University of Maryland Police Department

“Julie is now the ‘go-to’ communications expert for public safety organizations. Her ability to handle crisis communications, and her evolving and innovative communications strategies, are the standard by which everyone in public safety is now measured.”

Major Bill Alexander, Prince George's County Police Department