About UpMyInfluence

We believe YOU deserve the chance to positively and profoundly influence the world with your message.

For too long, the path to authority and influence has been paved by traditional public relations firms– a great option for large corporations with huge budgets and plenty of time on their hands. Not nearly as effective for the millions of other businesses, brands and entrepreneurs that need more bang…. for less buck.

At Upmyinfluence, we’ve created an antidote to this old-guard model! Our system is designed to totally disrupt and democratize the PR industry, giving users a platform to gain influence and the guts to claim their own authority.

The UpMyInfluence platform harnesses the power of agency-level tools and allows influencers and their teams the ability to collaborate with us through our strategic PR framework.

The Upmyinfluence team is totally and utterly committed to empowering others to take charge of their narratives, building loyal audiences and profitable businesses.
Josh Elledge - we turn entrepreneurs and executives into media celebrities
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Core Values + Value Narratives

No good treasure hunt starts without a map. And no good business should start without one either! At UpMyInfluence, everything we do is guided by 5 core values designed to keep us on course no matter where we roam. We hope our “map” will not just resonate with you–but prompt you to think about what’s guiding your brand and business as well.

Democratize

We aim to empower all to get their voices heard.

Authority

We coach our members own and grow their own expertise & wisdom.

Influence

We empower our clients to serve the world with their messages to create the biggest impact.

Innovation

We are constantly challenging the status quo with everything we do.

Human Connection

We harness the power of relationships to create sustainable collaboration.

Want more Authority and Influence?

Picture of Josh Elledge on TV. Josh started UpMyInfluence to help startup entrepreneurs get more media buzz.Josh Elledge, Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com has…

  • Been on TV and radio more than 2000 times in more than 100 different cities
  • Owned a newspaper
  • Writes a syndicated column to 1.1 million readers
  • Has created more than $8 million in free advertising for his company.
  • Has taught tens of thousands of entrepreneurs how to do the same thing

UpMyInfluence.com (previously known as upendPR) is a platform that uses PR-related strategies to get our members lots of publicity and authority. Our members become high-authority experts that the media and other influencers seek after for partnerships and to promote. It doesn't matter if you are a tech startup, author, artist, or athlete. The rules are the same and they all equate to one thing:

When you get lots of great media attention and buzz, you become a media celebrity. High-authority celebrities attract more money, more traffic, and more sales for the products they represent.

The more your audience sees you, the more they will trust and like you. You'll gain an incredible digital reputation. Investors will pay more attention. Customers will respect your authority in your industry. Your segments, stories, and content will get shared far and wide throughout the web – all doing its job to increase your authority, traffic, sales, and profits.

What you'll learn

Success requires exposure

Have you ever felt that you would someday get on TV? Be quoted in major publications? Be talked about in households across the country?

I have something to tell you that celebrities and successful entrepreneurs know.

If you want to be on TV, radio, established press, and large digital media outlets, you can't just build a business from behind your keyboard and expect to be recognized. Entrepreneurs need to MAKE their publicity happen. We do this for our members.

Gaining authority through publicity is not incredibly difficult – but it takes tools, resources, relationships, and expertise to speed up the process. That's what UpMyInfluence has. We turn entrepreneurs into media celebrities. Their authority opens up opportunities to work with very successful entrepreneurs. As a result, marketing and attraction of customers feel as though it's on autopilot. New business opportunities regularly happen because of the value of our members' networks.

A vast majority of business owners fail at this – and are potentially missing out on millions in sales because their startup just isn't well known.

How Josh bootstrapped a 7-figure a year business.

Prior to Josh launching SavingsAngel.com, he laid the groundwork by making many friends in the media. Because he knew the rules of working with journalists and other influencers, 18 of 20 outlets he chatted with said YES to helping him launch his company with NO out of pocket costs on his end.

Bottom-line: If he didn't get the help from the media, his company would never have gotten off the ground.

This is what fuels us, here at UpMyInfluence. There are countless great ideas and budding entrepreneurs who have what it takes to become successful. The only thing missing is customers and sales. A successful, ongoing media campaign and regular connections to influencers can solve this at a fraction the cost of paid advertising.

Why there's never been a better time than now

More than ever before, if you produce great digital content, large influencers (particularly those in news departments) want to talk to you! However, it's critical that you know what to say and more importantly, what not to say!

UpMyInfluence.com is designed to find the right influencers for you and make it happen faster than most public relations firms. The secret to PR and influencer marketing is to not only act as an expert for your company – but as an expert for your industry as a whole. Influencers respect other influencers. This can save you from having to pay $30K+ to get a big social media star to mention your product to their audience. Influencers work together all the time. Our job is to help make you one – so that you get access to the same benefits.

Technology has improved. Business has improved. Access to journalists and influencers has improved. However, many entrepreneurs I've spoken with have expressed frustration with a PR industry who has not evolved to meet the needs of the lean startup and ambitious entrepreneurs. We created UpMyInfluence to be the service that we needed for nearly a decade but did not exist.

Be prepared BEFORE reaching out to influencers

This part is so critical. I cannot overemphasize how important it is that you are ready before you contact influencers or your local media. You will be judged based on what you are showing the world in terms of your authority. Sadly, most influencers will never tell you why they chose not to reply to your email. But it almost always comes down to what you are communicating. You need an experienced eye to help you shine.

As an UpMyInfluence.com member, you'll have the tools to gain the trust of journalists, influencers, writers, and producers. Trust us. They are looking for some very specific things and if you don't have them in place, don't even expect a reply. They don't have time to waste on amateurs. We want to make sure this never happens again.

UpMyInfluence is disrupting 'old school' public relations.

You can spend a lot of money to hire a public relations expert to get you placed in your local newspaper or TV news. I spent $25,000 in PR fees. PR people are some of the nicest people in the world. Most are excellent at what they do. As a small-business owner or startup entrepreneur, however, there is a major problem: you generally cannot afford to buy what you would truly need with the old-school PR agency model. And… a half-hearted PR attempt is a waste of money. A. Huge. Waste.

UpMyInfluence.com is disrupting this system for anyone looking to create lots of buzz and authority for their business. Our approach to growing connections and exposure through PR is based on what works best: efficient systems that instantly improve what you'll be judged on. These things are what will mean the difference between a ‘no' and a ‘yes.' You'll learn what you need to create the relationships and perceived authority that will grow your business. Our system has been working for hundreds of other UpMyInfluence members. It will work for you.

Meet the Team

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Josh Elledge

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

Josh Elledge believes that every person has a message that can positively impact the world.
He's the Founder and Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com®, and is one of the nation’s leading experts on consumer savings.

Josh is a dynamic public speaker, the host of a very popular consumer savings podcast, a weekly syndicated columnist for nine newspapers (with more than 1.1 million readers), on a number of radio stations, and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country.

All told, Josh has appeared in radio, TV, digitial news, or print more than 2000 times. This media dominance led to more than $6 million in revenue – with less than $500 invested in advertising.

“With great power comes great responsibility,” said Uncle Ben, so Josh started serving local startups pro bono in his adopted hometown of Orlando, FL. The business owners Josh mentored started getting more publicity (and sales) and they started asking to hire him on a regular basis. That's how UpMyInfluence was born. Today, UMI is a global movement – equalizing the playing field for thoughtful entrepreneurs everywhere.

Josh is a U.S. Navy veteran, a dad of 3 awesome kids, a self-proclaimed fitness geek, and performs improv comedy. SEE JOSH'S MEDIA KIT

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Alissa Nolan

Director of Operations

Alissa Nolan can best be described as a straight-shooting, direct, and to-the-point personality type. She has an aversion to spontaneity and plans her life down to the Nth degree, except this bio. She’s writing this completely unplanned and off-the-cuff.

Alissa likes to be in charge and she’s the most laid-back bossy person around. Her children say that mom’s disappointment is the worst punishment ever since she clearly strives for excellence and expects it in those around her.

Alissa has worked for Makita Power Tools and United Way. Most recently she was the Command Family Ombudsman for Riverine Squadron Three where she served as the family liaison for over 250 families. She has been with UpMyInfluence since October of 2017 and loves to serve their clients whenever she isn't holding the company together with her bookeeping and human resource superpowers.

In her spare time, Alissa is the genealogist for Clan Macneil USA, a Scottish heritage group. She travels frequently with her youngest daughter who dances competitive ballroom.

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Jen Amos

Host of The Thoughtful Entrepreneur

Jen Amos found podcasting in summer 2019 as a way to work through bouts of loneliness and mild depression. She had recently moved from San Diego, CA (her home of 20+ years) to now Virginia Beach, VA with her husband (Scott R. Tucker) and dog (Stuggi). Currently, her main shows collectively have 20k+ downloads.

Jen is known for her active listening skills, candidness, and ability to uncover powerful stories and life lessons while interviewing her guests live. Her favorite topics to cover on her shows involve military families, entrepreneurship, the POC experience, and mental health.

Prior to podcasting and moving to the east coast, Jen received her Bachelor’s in Journalism emphasis Public Relations at San Diego State University and was fired from her fourth consecutive job in her young adult years. For nearly a decade since, Jen has grown a successful career in sales and in entrepreneurship. From 2013-2018, she founded and ran an online marketing agency where she had a chance to personally work with 100+ brands as small as solopreneurs to mid-sized businesses.

Jen’s been featured on multiple media outlets such as FedEx Office, The Living East, The ASIAN Reader, The Star News, The San Diego Union Tribune, NBC 7 San Diego, and SD Voyager. In May 2014, she was the youngest keynote speaker for the San Diego State University Filipino Graduation Ceremony. In 2018, her new business US VetWealth with her husband, Scott R. Tucker, was named 2018 Best Entrepreneur Start Up Company Awardee by the San Diego Business Journal & The Rosie Network.

Despite the multiple media outlets, events and organizations Jen has been fortunate to be a guest speaker throughout the years, her favorite medium of speaking has been through podcasting.

New Relationships / Exponential Growth Team

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Jenny Elledge

Head of Sales & Marketing Systems

Yes. Jenny Elledge is related to Josh. They’ve been married for close to 25 years. Jenny also happens to be a crazy-talented Marriage and Family Therapist.
So what is Jenny doing on this page – working with the UpMyInfluence team?
It turns out that Jenny is a MASTER of systems that directly impact relationships. As such, Jenny is one of the architects of our relationship-building systems with our potential clients and partners. She also runs about 80% of these systems day-to-day.
When you express a desire to work with UpMyInfluence in some way, you’ll get to experience her craft. Go ahead. We double-dog dare you to schedule an appointment. You will fall in love with how we do business. That’s mainly Jenny’s handiwork.
Jenny is also part of our leadership team – helping set direction while we’ve been experiencing massive growth. Jenny has a Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy. She works primarily with couples over Zoom – where one (or both) of them are business owners.

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Mianne C

Social Media Manager

Mianne was born and raised in the tropical country, Philippines, and struggles with its two climates. She wants to experience snow too.
She has been with the team since 2019 and manages Josh's social media accounts. It is her responsibility to make sure that his social media pages are updated and that his appearances and contents get out for his followers and aspiring entrepreneurs to read or tune in to.
Outside of work, she enjoys making arts, watching videos on minimalism and successfully failing to be a minimalist, self-studying whatever she could think of, traveling with her dad, annoying her cat, thinking of her next great idea, doing a K-drama marathon or fangirling over BTS, TXT or IU.

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Marie Janel

Inbound Sales

Marie Janel is a professional Freelance Contractor for the past 10 years before she became Inbound Sales for UpMyInfluence. A go-getter, results-driven, free-spirited, straight-forward and truthful, Janel is hard-working and very dedicated to her craft and her profession.
Owing to her free nature and spirit, she makes friends across boundaries. Janel is a family-oriented person, very loyal, guided by a strong inner sense of right and wrong. She is very good at sales due to her extrovert nature. She loves earning and spending money too! A certified shopaholic!
As a freelance contractor, she works as a virtual assistant for clients in the US, Canada, and UK, doing mostly sales and marketing. She has also worked in a telecommunications company for 12 years as a customer service assistant, an executive secretary, and an international traffic operator.

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Stacey Stockford

B2B Sales System Customer Service Manager

Stacey joins Up My Influence from a unique background. She has spent the past 16 years working in dental offices as a dental assistant, dental receptionist and most recently an office manager. She loves to travel and has dreamed of working from anywhere her laptop and WI-FI will take her! Life is to be lived and enjoyed, being in one place all the time is not her idea of fun.

In March when COVID 19 hit she decided no better time than now to take control of her life. She decided to take the time to learn the necessary skills to make the transition from dental office Manager to working online. Her plan was to go back to the dental office until the time came that she had enough online work to start her work from anywhere lifestyle, things happened and fell into place in the right time and now here she is working with us.
In her down time she can be found working on crochet projects, lounging in the sun, and day dreaming of when COVID 19 will allow her to start her traveling and explore this big world all while working from her laptop.

Media Placements Team

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Di Blais

Media Placements Manager

Di Blais hails from the sandy shores of Lake Michigan but has never been a beach bunny. During the cold of winter – which seems to last more than 6 months out of the year – she often wonders why she even lives there. To break away from the cold and to see something more than flat land and sand, she loves to travel with family and friends. When home and fueled by the coffee she loves, she likes to eat out, explore yard sales, frequent thrift shops, go on dates with her husband, spend time with friends, and actively work on efforts and projects with her church.

Di is a fantastic manager because organizational skills come naturally to her. In fact, she wonders why everyone doesn’t alphabetize their spice rack, or group the clothes in their closet according to color? After all, it makes perfect sense! She brings that natural talent for organization and combines it with editing and writing to serve the clients of UpMyInfluence with excellence and proficiency.

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Jackie Mitchell

Podcast Placement Manager

Adept in the art of doing things backward, Jackie Mitchell had a 20-year+ career in Project Management, Training, and Team Facilitation for a major medical healthcare manufacturer before giving it up for full-time mommy-hood. Though her previous career had provided opportunities to travel to exotic locations like Malaysia, Puerto Rico, and Japan, it turned out that running a home preschool and mom-taxi service was something she was perfectly suited to. Fast-forward (and it was really fast!) another 20 years, and she was packing off her youngest for college and ready for new adventures. Now a grandmother of 14 (yes – 14!), ranging in age from 2-1/2 to 24 years old, Jackie is smack in the middle of a modern American family and loves every minute of it.

At UpMyInfluence, Jackie is responsible for podcast pitches and matching the right shows with our clients' individual areas of expertise. Her responsibilities encompass everything from tracking podcast pitches and client invitations to sourcing and directly contacting podcasters about guest spots. Jackie is also perfect for pitching in on writing assignments whenever needed.

Account Managers

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Rosemary Nickel

Account Manager

Rosemary Nickel is an account manager here at UMI. She has hosted over 100 of her own podcasts and created a community for entrepreneurial moms to come together for support and encouragement, .
When she isn’t working with our clients, you will find this crunchy mama in the kitchen creating healthy recipes, road tripping with her kids, and leading women out on the trails – teaching them how to dig poop holes in the woods and selling them off to other campers like prime waterfront real estate.

While she has swum with sharks in the Bahamas, walked on fire with Tony Robbins, and walked on glass at a video creation conference, she says those are tame challenges compared to taking on the role of Homeschool Teacher/Advocate/Facilitator for her two kids, now teenagers.

Rosemary’s biggest goal is to survive motherhood and reap what will be her biggest reward in life: Watching her teenage grandkids drive their parents nuts.
Her second language is fluent sarcasm.

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Megan DeCuypere

Account Manager

Megan DeCuypere is often described as passionate go-getter. She is currently enrolled as an honors student earning her undergraduate degree in anthropology. She is committed and dedicated to always getting the job done right. Megan has worked for UpMyInfluence since September of 2019.

Megan has a love for travel and adventure and is always willing to try new things. She has a love for food and is always experimenting in the kitchen.

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Shraddha Bhalla

Account Manager

Shraddha is an Orthodontist turned lifestyle influencer, Podcaster, youtuber and now helping entrepreneurs and life coaches to harness the power of social media and podcasts for their businesses.

She loves animals and her favourite procrastinating activity is animal meme-surfing or weeping over animal rescue videos.

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Amanda Kroll

Account Manager

Hi, I am Amanda, and would best be described as an adventure-seeking, go-getter that has recently transitioned from corporate life to working in the online world. After years of coffee and conferences, I am looking forward to bringing my skills and business experience to helping my new team here at UMI while working the remote dream.

I love to volunteer and recently joined the local 4H Foundation board to help the local youth. I also love spending time hiking with my dog and exploring the world, with the goal of making it to all seven continents (after travel restrictions are lifted of course). I am curious by nature and love to find fun ways to learn and have taken classes on beekeeping, winemaking, and mushroom growing to name a few. I am looking forward to meeting and learning about the businesses that I will be working with here at UMI!

IT & Website Development Team

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Nino Mas

Graphic Designer

I'm Nino Mas, a 13-year graphic artist residing in Manila, Philippines. I am also a professional musician/songwriter and member of Filscap.
“Always give 100% — unless you’re donating blood.”

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Ritu

Admin Assistant

My name is Ritu, and I'm an SEO expert from India having more than 6 years of experience in Search Engine Optimization/Digital Marketing. I'm working here @ UpMyInfluence as a Digital Marketing Specialist.

Podcast/Video Production Team

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Sorcha Nolan

Podcast Producer

When Sorcha was a 3 year old, she would sit atop the desk and doodle on Microsoft Paint, working one pixel at a time to create massive and detailed images. This patience and artistry has followed her into adulthood, so it's no surprise that she's now editing audio.

While Sorcha still paints and illustrates, audio production has become a new passion to go with all her many other creative passions. A huge goofball and ardent in every task she takes on, the gears in Sorcha's head are always turning for her next big art project.

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Aoife Nolan

Podcast Manager

Hello, I'm the youngest daughter. Aoife has been ballroom dancing since 2012 and dancing competitively since about 2013. She's had multiple regional first place championships, international second place wins, and even holds a Bronze Medal from the International Olympic Committee-recognized World Dancesport Federation Games.

Her stubbornness and determination to keep trying is what got her those wins and those traits follow her in everything she does, including being assistant to the Managing Director and as Podcast Manager.

Her ultimate goal is becoming a Computer Engineer with a focus on Cybersecurity.
When she's not working or studying she's playing her favorite computer game, World of Warcraft. For The Alliance!

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Ethan Elledge

Youtube Guru

Hi! My name is Ethan Elledge. I’ve been a video editor for UMI since 2019 and a self proclaimed expert in Techsmith Camtasia.
I’m currently a senior in high school and an avid enthusiast in the field of robotics, engineering, automotive tuning, and programming. People would describe me as very easy-going, laid back, and creative. I love spending my free time with my friends, learning about cars, playing video games, or learning how to make my own. I’m working towards graduating with a degree in software development.

David Nolan

Podcast Manager

David Nolan has been an avid chef since he was 12 years old, refining his skills and spoiling his mother nearly every day. He specializes in Asian and Mexican cuisines. David is a gamer-extraordinaire playing on a multitude of platforms.
At UMI, David works in video post-production producing video clips intended for social media use and client edification videos for the B2B Sales Systems.

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Talha Yeasin

Youtube Manager

I am Talha Yeasin. I have been a YouTube Marketing Expert since 2014. I have endured the ups and downs of YouTube algorithm changes. I am also an SEO Expert in WordPress and Shopify. I have great experiences in these fields. Additionally, I have other skills such as Video Editing, Photo editing, Facebook Marketing. Even when I sleep, I dream I'm on a computer.

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Joseph Simon

Youtube Manager

Hi, my name is Joseph Simon. I'm currently a high school senior in Orlando, Florida. I like to play basketball every chance I get and I'm in love with the sport. I'm a hard worker who can balance out school and work.
I currently take dual enrollment classes at the local community college and

I'm an honors student. I plan to pursue my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Central Florida. I always like to be around people and talk, and I love everything about the interaction you can have with people and the relationships you can build.

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