JConnelly PR was founded and is owned by Jennifer Connelly. She found her passion while still in college when she did an internship at FleishmanHillard, where her uncle was an executive.
After college, in 2003, when only in her mid-20s, she opened her own firm. Recently, as she is closer to 40 than 30, the company celebrated their 13th anniversary by changing their name from JCPR. They also rebranded with a new logo and intend to demonstrate their reasons for changing in showing how they’ve grown over the years.
According to Jennifer Connelly, “The world has changed dramatically since we opened our doors in 2003. We redesigned our brand, our identity, and our structure to reflect who we are now. Today, campaigns are about integrating new ideas, new technologies, and new ways of thinking about communications and marketing. Everything we develop and execute is centered around business benefits and results, supported by traditional and new media, data analysis, and the diverse talents of our team.”
JConnelly PR is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, but also have offices on 5th Avenue in New York City. They specialize in the financial, tech, media, CEO, consumer, personal brands, lifestyle, and luxury sectors. In addition to those, they have built high-level expertise in video production, advertising, content development, crisis communications, social and digital media, marketing, graphic design, and distribution services.
Clients and Accolades
Probably their best-known client currently is Tony Robbins. But some of their other clients include Envestnet, DoubleLine, America’s Best 401K, Worth, and HighTower.
Awards and recognition received recently include two Golds for Commercials/Financial Institution and Digital Video Creation/Animation from AVA Digital, and PR News’ Top Women in PR for Jennifer Connelly (all in 2016). During 2015 they were honored with Gold for Education/Video by Hermes, Gold for FCS Portfolio Awards, Jennifer Connelly named as one of NJBiz’s 2015 Best 50 Women in Business, and more.
Because they are currently growing, there are more opportunities to work with different and bigger clients. The culture is focused on teamwork and effort, not about blame and consequences. Oh, and Tony Robbins is one of their clients – can you imagine the energy flowing whenever there’s contact with him?
They have been recognized as one of the best places to work in New Jersey (small to medium size category) by NJBiz in 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2016. PR News also named them as one of the Top Places to Work in PR for 2015.
Getting a Job There
Be prepared to be busy working at this company – you’ll have growth opportunities, especially for those who are in the early days of their career. Because they are signing larger and better-known clients recently, leadership opportunities should also increase. If you are interested in applying, go to http://jconnelly.com/careers/. JConnelly says they are “seeking creative, committed, and collaborative professionals who want to grow, develop their talents, and reap the spoils of hard work.”