WHY HAJ MEDIA
Crisis Communications Experts
Award-Winning Editors & Nationally Recognized Writers
Global Corporate Marketing Professionals
We have been in the newsroom and in front of the camera; worked with government officials and corporate organizations; and strategized for big law and nonprofits and everything and everyone else in between.
George Haj is the founder of Haj Media, a boutique media and marketing firm specializing in media strategy, crisis communications and messaging for law firms, corporate clients and nonprofits. He has written and spoken extensively on crisis communications and how companies of all sizes can navigate…
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a fast-moving media environment.
Prior to starting Haj Media in 2017, George worked in some of the nation’s largest news organizations; he has deep roots and connections with reporters and editors in a range of publications across the country.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, George worked as state editor and executive business editor at The Miami Herald and then was a top editor at the Houston Chronicle, where he directed coverage of the Enron trials, investigations into the federal judiciary and complex business issues. He directed the newsroom coverage of Hurricane Ike in 2008, which was recognized as a Pulitzer finalist for its innovative digital coverage of the disaster.
He also served as editorial director of ALM Media, where he led a global newsroom of more than 100 journalists and iconic brands including The American Lawyer, National Law Journal, Texas Lawyer, Real Estate Forum and the Daily Business Review. While there, he transformed several brands into digital-first operations, created new products such as magazines and newsletters, and was deeply involved in the company’s recognition events and data-driven rankings of law firms.
A Miami native, he attended the University of Miami and spent an academic year at Stanford University on a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship.
Specialty: Corporate, Nonprofit
Paula Bosler is a corporate communications professional for more than three decades, with her career beginning in the WJKS newsroom in Jacksonville, Florida. After moving to Memphis, TN, she joined FedEx. She went on to work in various roles in their Miami Latin America regional office and at their…
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National Hub in Indianapolis, including video production, media relations, international communications, executive support and corporate social responsibility. She has a passion for sharing client stories and growing brand awareness, whether it be a small non-profit or Fortune 100 company. Today, everyone is a brand ambassador.
Paula has worked on nationally recognized philanthropic programming, including 15 years supporting the Trees for Troops program. She is proud to assist the American Red Cross as a volunteer communications lead, helping with regional communications groups during times of disaster.
A Miami native and University of Florida graduate, Paula has enjoyed living and working in different parts of the country, but prefers rooting her Dolphins and Gators on in person.
Juliet Di Frenza
Juliet Di Frenza is a New York-based fundraising and media relations professional. For the past 20 years, Juliet has developed a broad skill set in communications, sales and client management. Starting in the nonprofit sector with The New York Public Interest Research Group an environmental and consumer…
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advocacy organization, she rose to Fundraising Director and led an office of canvassers to break five years’ worth of fundraising goals. She has also fundraised for Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center music programs.
Several years ago, Juliet transitioned into Big Law media relations, working directly with firms including Baker Botts, Morrison & Foerster, Milbank and Venable LLP, among others. After leaving agency life she became an independent communications consultant and took on a variety of projects including publicity for a young climate activist, who attained international prominence overnight when she landed on the front page of the Washington Post; the media strategy for the launch of an augmented reality app created by Chinese mobile internet company, Cheetah Mobile and securing funding as an associate producer to cover the postproduction needs of a documentary that went on to screen at Lincoln Center and in film festivals nationwide.
For more than 20 years Juliet has volunteered for environmental causes, and most recently with two grassroots organizations, where she trained members on everything from interview preparation to media outreach and drafting press releases. These days Juliet has shifted her volunteer work toward mitigating food insecurity and other local issues that impact fellow New Yorkers.
Juliet, a native New Yorker, has a double major in Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies from Stony Brook University, The State University of New York, and thoroughly enjoyed her study abroad experience in Bangalore, India, during her senior year. When not working she enjoys the beach, art galleries and sampling from the many diverse restaurants New York has to offer.
Emily Hale is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Communications of Science, specializing in Public Relations and Political Science. Her interest in media and politics developed from a young age, when she would spend quality time…
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with her father watching the nightly news. While attending college, her choice of a double major successfully merged her key interests of political studies and international relations with media relations and crisis management.
Before joining the Haj Media team, she interned with the Armenian Assembly of America, where she researched war crimes carried out by the Azerbaijan military during the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War. Her research took place in the early months after the war had ended, when information on the timeline of events was less clear. She used international news coverage to follow the movement of Azerbaijan’s military forces to track the dates war crimes occurred, as well as the Armenian lives lost in the process. As a third-generation Armenian American, Emily has a passion for human rights and justice. While working on her research for her Armenian Assembly internship, she observed how the media can impact the flow of information in war.
During her senior year of college, she focused her career interests on public relations. She accepted an internship at a retail public relations firm in Miami, where she learned the basics of the field, including communicating directly with clients, orchestrating holiday photoshoots and helping onboard new team members.
In the classroom, Emily got field experience working with an actual client during her capstone class at the University of Miami. The 14-person class acted as a public relations firm to create a campaign for PAWS4you, a local canine nonprofit organization. Serving as the partnerships team leader, she managed research and outreach to local businesses, as well as networking opportunities for the client. The class campaign was a notable success and is currently in use.
While interning at Haj Media, Emily was curious about Haj Media’s niche area of public relations. She frequently sat down with George Haj to learn how the job differed from other public relations industries. Throughout her internship, Emily got a taste of legal, corporate and nonprofit-focused public relations. She worked closely with Haj Media’s nonprofit clients, Conservation Concepts, where she brought creativity to graphic design and social media projects. She also worked on media -monitoring for various clients and internal business matters. Emily is now looking forward to expanding her range of work at Haj Media and continuing to learn from the rest of the team as a Communications Associate.
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Haj Media is passionate about community and has always been committed to giving back. The company’s philanthropic commitment is varied, helping a number of organizations in distinct ways to promote vital programs and host successful events to raise awareness and funds. Haj Media is dedicated to supporting many causes, some of which include:
Cuban American Bar Association
Miami-Dade Chapter of Florida Association for Women Lawyers
United Way of Miami-Dade