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A storyteller at heart, Julie Holton is the Owner and Principal Strategist at mConnexions, a full-service marketing and communications agency that focuses on developing digital marketing solutions for clients. Julie leads a team of digital marketers, website developers, writers, designers, brand strategists,  and creatives.

Whether it be through digital platforms or traditional marketing, Julie's strengths have always been tied to building connections. Before launching mConnexions in 2017, Julie led the strategic marketing directives for a mid-sized law firm of nearly 50 attorneys practicing 70+ areas of law at three offices across Michigan. She currently continues to serve on the Michigan Steering Committee of the Legal Marketing Association.

Prior to working in marketing, Julie spent more than ten years working in top television newsrooms across the country, as an Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and executive producer. Julie worked with her news teams to develop digital and social media strategies – even before social media sites began to peak in popularity.

Julie also has a passion for her community, working closely with several non-profits. Most notably, she sits on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, Marketing Chair of the Young Professional Alzheimer’s Advocates of Lansing, and on the committee for MIRivALZ.

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At mConnexions, we believe that strong relationships are the foundation for building a successful business. These connections are so important, that we put it right in our name: Marketing Connections. With strategic branding, digital marketing, and content creation at its core, mConnexions builds, implements, and manages custom strategies for businesses. Learn more at mConnexions.com.

Women and minorities made history in 2018.

From the first Muslim woman elected to Congress to the first openly gay man to win a governor’s race, it was a big year of firsts. Politics aside, we want to know: with so much forward momentum, what comes next? Some companies are embracing progress, but diversity and inclusion needs to be about more than just good PR.

On this episode of Think Tank of Three, our guest Kim Hafley of Foster Swift Collins & Smith talks about diversity and inclusion, successes, misses and how we can all work to get it right.


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If you’re a newcomer to the world of business blogging, you may have found yourself wandering the cyber-sphere, looking for tips and tricks that will make your blog shine and attract the right kind of audience. And there are a lot of tips out there. Depending on the article, you could find yourself scrolling through 10, 20, or 50 amazing MUST READ TIPS for your blog!

To cut through the noise, mConnexions has distilled those hundreds of tips into the top three things you need to know to jump-start your business blog and set your business up for success.


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Sometimes, stress hits us like a sucker punch to the gut.
It might be a panic-inducing, sudden onslaught of feelings.
Or maybe a rub-your-temples and remember to breathe type moment.

Maybe it’s just a hide-in-bed-under-the-covers and disappear from the world, kind-of-day. (“Just”… As if it’s some small thing to feel like hiding from reality.)

Some stressors affect us every single day. Most likely roll off our shoulders without slowing our stride, but some days, life hits us more than others.

Whatever the cause, when stress hits hard it can leave you feeling like you’re suffering from an emotional hangover.

And for all of us bad-ass, boss babe, rockstars, we can’t afford to have stress from our personal lives interfering with work. Yet, even bad-ass, boss babe, rockstars — are human, too.


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The Think Tank of Three is ringing in the New Year by looking back and taking stock of what we loved in 2018.

We’ve been dreaming and scheming and building our plan for the Think Tank of Three, so we’re all set and ready for the new year. We have some amazing interviews with kick-ass women coming out on the podcast and we’ve been brainstorming blog posts that will continue to empower our tribe.

The new year is as much of a time for reflection as it is a time for setting goals and looking forward. The Think Tank is taking a minute to share what was most empowering or impactful for us in 2018.


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Your Three Think Tankers are taking this week off to spend some quality time relaxing, hanging with the family and getting in some travel but we didn’t want to leave you with radio silence.

We are sharing some of our favorite things this holiday season in the hopes of spreading some holiday cheer in the flavor of women empowering women.

Check out what we’re reading and listening to while we’re checking out for the holiday break.


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2019 will soon be here — a new year, new challenges, new opportunities for growth, and a whole new set of digital marketing trends!

To help your business prepare for what the new year might bring, Think Tank of Three’s Julie Holton and her team at mConnexions put together a walk-through of some up-and-coming trends that you can expect to make a strong statement in 2019.
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Some people are naturals at networking. Others struggle to leave their comfort zone to make new connections. But all of us need other people to succeed.

Whether you’re a meet and greet pro or need to reignite your networking flame, we’ve got you covered in this new podcast from Think Tank of Three!

Our guest in this episode has made a career out of making connections, and not just for herself. Kristin Beltzer is the Director of Appointments for the Governor’s Office in Michigan. So who better to talk about building your network — than someone who continues to put her own advice into action.

Listen to this podcast for some real tactics you can use, starting today!


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You want to grow your brand and build name recognition for your business. But you don’t have much of a budget and just getting started gives you anxiety. Does this sound familiar? We get it!

Marketing yourself or your business can seem like an overwhelming feat – like one that only big businesses can afford to do.

Here’s the good news: You don’t need a lot money to build your online presence – especially when using social media. You need the right strategy and you need time. Yes, we know, time is money, so we’ll walk you through how to build that strategy so that you’re investing your time wisely.


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