R&J Public Relations is a full-service public relations firm that consistently achieves superior results for a strong and diverse client base that ranges from divisions of large, multi-national conglomerates to regional market leaders. By employing only the best and brightest PR professionals and delivering 5-Star Client Service, we have become one of the most respected, admired and prestigious PR agencies in the Greater New York/New Jersey region. In addition to yielding significant dividends for our clients, our philosophy has earned us numerous awards and resulted in R&J being named a “Top Place to Work in PR” by PR News.
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John is a recognized leader in the public relations and marketing communications fields. He founded R&J Public Relations in 1986, and has built the firm into one of the region’s leading communications consultancies. John has authored numerous articles on brand building and the role of public relations in the overall marketing mix, and has been a speaker and presenter at national conferences and symposia. John impacts each account at R&J through his drive to provide clients with the best returns on investment for their goals.
executive vice president
Scott is a principal of R&J Public Relations, and a 17-year veteran of the communications industry. He has engineered numerous successful campaigns and initiatives in practice areas including crisis management, corporate communications/reputation management, issues management and product publicity/media relations. Scott’s expertise ranges from top consumer companies to tightly focused advocacy campaigns. His deep knowledge of industry best practices affects all R&J clients through his pairing of the right campaigns to client needs.
With over a decade of consumer electronics and technology experience under his belt, Kyle is no stranger to the industry. Having worked with brands such as Samsung, Casio, Nikon and Vimeo, he has perfected the art of media relations and has built and fostered meaningful relationships with key journalists, lifestyle editors and reviewers across the country. With a deep understanding and passion for new technologies, Kyle can absorb the most advanced product specifications and communicate the points-of-difference with the most tech savvy media or distill them in easy-to-understand benefits for any media outlet’s readers or audience. Kyle has also excelled with business-focused communications on behalf of his clients. Working alongside executives in the C-Suite, Kyle has coached CEOs on how to raise their visibility and amplify their messages, with his efforts leading to coverage with some of the most prominent business broadcast media in the US.
Tracey leads a number of the agency’s technology and consumer products accounts. In this critical role, she directs and manages her account team in developing strategic plans, formulating actionable strategies and shaping persuasive content creation that generates widespread, impactful media coverage in both traditional and social media channels, helping to engage with consumers while connecting the agency’s clients with their customers.
Melissa is an account supervisor in R&J’s consumer and technology client group, providing strategic counsel and managing tactical executions for a number of the agency’s clients. Blending her experience in social media, digital marketing and SEO with a strong background in traditional media, Melissa works to elevate R&J’s clients’ presence to increase visibility, engagement and traffic across all media platforms.
director of business development
Mike is a veteran of more than 25 years in marketing communications at the highest levels, working with some of the largest marketing agencies and corporations in the New York area. Mike works with each potential client to ensure there is an extremely good fit between R&J and the client’s organization, while driving a complete understanding of the needs and expectations of both client and agency.
assistant account executive
Nick is an integral part of the agency’s B2B and real estate team. He is focused on building client brands and increasing awareness of product or service offerings to increase market share and drive meaningful results. By developing and implementing strategic communications initiatives that utilize purposeful content strategies and proactive media outreach, Nick has helped to position his clients as thought leaders and experts in their respective fields. Nick works closely with clients to ensure that R&J is delivering direct and positive results that increase brand equity, build sustainable market share and decisively impact our client’s bottom-line growth.
Tiffany is responsible for leading and managing the agency’s account service teams, and assists in setting the agency’s strategic direction as a member of the Senior Management Committee. Her deep expertise with messaging and campaign execution guides R&J’s clients from planning through results measurement. Tiffany brings strong leadership to her accounts, anticipates client needs, builds positive relationships and generates positive results in all of her activities. She focuses on the bottom line for R&J’s clients utilizing her diverse experience in a variety of industries including healthcare, B2B, non-profits, and real estate to achieve results that move our clients’ products and services forward to increase their market position and brand awareness.
Carlee is responsible for public relations, media relations and social media campaign efforts, serving as both the mind behind the strategy and the working force driving a variety of tactical actions for the agency’s diverse B2B client base. Carlee plays a critical role within the agency’s healthcare specialty practice area, generating media coverage in traditional and digital spaces and developing strategic communication materials which produce tangible results and help to build our clients’ brand positions.