Media Relations Experience
Patricia Ellen Jones has worked extensively with the media both as a journalist and public relations professional. As a former producer for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, she is skilled in crafting a compelling story and stirring the interest of a reporter. At the PR firm of Hill & Knowlton, she executed award-winning media relations campaigns for AMF Bowling, Kikkoman, Samsonite and the government of Zambia. She also coordinated the one-year anniversary memorial observing the crash of TWA Flight 800. In 1999, Patricia conceived and promoted the Bachelor Farmers of Ireland: A Celebration of Irish Rural Traditions Calendar and generated media coverage in outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time Out New York, Associated Press, Irish America Magazine, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, ITN News, BBC News and ABC News. Here is a sampling of projects that P Jones Communications has been involved in:
Providing strategic media relations counsel to Conde Nast.
Collaborating with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) to market their Executive MBA program.
Represents the photographic artist and filmmaker Jasmine Hirst renowned for her death row interview with Aileen Wuornos and her photographic work which is collected by Madonna, who owns one of the largest contemporary art collections in the world.
Collaborated with the REEL Recovery Film Festival to launch the New York City 2012 premiere.
Launched the 2012 summer concert series for Nobody's Business Trio, promoted their summer concert season kickoff at Broadway's Iridium Jazz club and booking/promotion holiday concerts at the Iridium Jazz Club and the Metropolitan Room.
Partnered with the Nancy Hirsch Group to promote the 2011 Blue Man Group national Invent an Instrument Contest.
Provideded media relations and writing services to the Baltimore-based direct marketing company ABIS.
Partnered with DB Public Relations to promote the cellist and composer Mike Block's performances at the Brooklyn Lyceum.
Represented a group of NYC business owners in 2007-2008 in their fight against the city’s efforts to invoke Eminent Domain to take away their land and their businesses, PJC launched an integrated communications strategy that included advertising, proactive media relations, rallies and press conferences.
Partnered with the Collective PR to promote Amala, an all natural skin care line.
Worked with award-winning playwright William S. Leavengood promote the off-Broadway production of “Little Mary,” securing multiple reviews including one that appeared in the New York Times.