JULIE SALISBURY, CEO + FOUNDER Julie is the driving force behind The Bee Colony. For 25 years, her professional reputation has centered upon her ability to use effective and creative communication in a manner that boosts the bottom line of business. She’s been a proven catalyst for such nationally recognized brands as Bausch & Lomb, Delta Air Lines, DuPont, Ralston Purina, Russell Athletic and the Tennessee Valley Authority.
She began her career with NBC Network News as a field producer. After a four-year stint as a journalist, she started her strategic public relations firm Julie Davis Associates, and grew it to 25 employees with fee billings in excess of $2.5 million. She sold her firm to Fitzgerald+CO (part of The Interpublic Group) just five years later, but remained at the helm for another seven years, leading the agency through rapid growth and winning national awards for her work. Besides earning numerous AMY marketing awards, IABC Golden Flame awards, and PRSA Phoenix awards for the agency’s work, Julie was named to Atlanta’s Top 10 Women to Watch, selected as one of The Outstanding Young People of Atlanta and was a perennial pick for Adweek’s Atlanta Agency Dream Team.