Buzz Builders PR and social media
Tech-Savvy Experience That Matters for Emerging Technology Companies
Michele Mehl is a results-driven professional with 14 years of traditional and “2.0” public relations and corporate communications experience in enterprise and Internet technology. Before joining forces with Deanna to start Buzz Builders, Michele was director of PR at Aventail (purchased by SonicWall). Prior to Aventail, Michele served as director of communications for Ask Jeeves' enterprise software division, Jeeves Solutions, which was purchased by Knova Software (now Consona). Prior to going “in-house” working for Ask Jeeves, Michele worked with InterActive Public Relations (acquired by Porter Novelli) which was an aggressive PR firm for emerging technology companies. At InterActive, Michele worked with multiple start-up vendors to help define and aggressively communicate their stories to the market, including Ask Jeeves, Brightmail (purchased by Symantec), Fast Forward Networks (purchased by Inktomi, which is now part of Yahoo!), Seeker Software (purchased by Concur Technologies), Sendmail, Network Appliance, and CollabNet. There's not a top-tier business publication, technology trade, or blog where Michele hasn't successfully placed coverage, including securing visionary or leadership status for clients in market defining analyst reports.
Michele holds a B.A. in Communications from University of the Pacific.