Senior Account Manager

Passion and creativity drive Julie Peterson.  If she is not learning something new or taking on another challenge she isn’t fulfilled.  Let’s just say that she is a multitasker, problem solver and relationship builder to the max.  As Senior Account Manager for Merlot Marketing, Julie harnesses her love for marketing and public relations to build the brands of each client account she leads.  She strives to treat every client’s business like it’s her own—offering a strategic and collaborative partnership.

Julie has developed local, regional and national campaigns for a wide spectrum of businesses in California and throughout the country.  Her experience spans from kitchen and bath appliances to solar power manufacturers, global engineering groups, national homebuilders, high-end resorts and large produce brands.  Julie juggles deadlines, media interviews, marketing plans, schedules, and strategy in stylish stilettos and always with a smile! Active in several associations, she has been an active participant and board member of the Public Relations Society of America California Capital Chapter for many years.

Julie’s more than ten years in marketing and public relations has been on the agency-side of the table and she loves every minute of it.  She thrives off of the team atmosphere an agency provides and the challenge of developing a marketing strategy from all vantage points.  Julie earned her bachelor’s in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma.

A Texas native born in California (for more details feel free to ask her), she’s never met a stranger and never forgets a face.  Outside of her time at Merlot, Julie adores spending time with her husband, family and friends.  In her spare time you can find her trying out the newest restaurant in town, wine tasting, baking with inspiration from her favorite show, Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, or salsa dancing at a Zumba class.  To connect with Julie, drop her an @ reply on Twitter at @Julie__Peterson or send her a note on LinkedIn.  She would love to connect with you!