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Meet Kerry Miller of Joyful PR in Pasadena

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kerry Miller.

Kerry, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was born and raised in LA and it is a city I love. I was in college at Cal State LA and needed an internship. My first internship was in Entertainment PR and it was one that made me realize I was in love and passionate about PR. I just went from there and worked for some different agencies, moved and worked in New York, lived in San Francisco for a year then came back to LA and have been in PR for ten years now and still so passionate about it. I started Joyful PR in June of this year because I felt a calling to do so to help up and coming brands especially in the times we are in and wanted to make my company about inclusivity and joy, two things that I have always lived by.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t been the smoothest of roads. The struggles only made me learn more and continue to realize how much I love PR and helping people with their brands that they are so passionate about. One of the biggest challenges was when I moved to San Francisco and worked to establish myself up there, but it was a blessing because it made me realize that LA is where I was meant to be.

Please tell us about Joyful PR.
Joyful PR was created and founded to create a space of joy for brands and their consumers with traditional and nontraditional PR. Joyful PR specialty is in the fashion, lifestyle, beauty and sports industries. Joyful PR puts inclusion and diversity at the forefront of everything they do from hiring as the company and the clients that are signed on. Joyful PR is about using their years of experience to create PR and Marketing initiatives that are outside of the box.

Joyful PR specializes in Public Relations, Influencer Relations, Media Relations, Events, Branding and Social Media.

I am most proud of that since I have started Joyful PR, it is the dedication to continue to be a better ally to fight racial injustice. Each month for the rest of the year, Joyful PR is offering Pro Bono Public Relations and Marketing services for BIPOC campaigns and businesses for the first three months of their contracts.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory is watching sports especially baseball with my dad. We are Chicago Cubs fans through and through since both my parents are from Chicago.

Another favorite memory is my mom and I went to an American Girl Doll luncheon in Long Beach when I was in the first grade and I got to match my doll with homemade dresses by my mom.

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