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Leading Public Relations Agency

Jesson and Company consistently delivers outstanding traditional and social media results throughout North America. We were the original influencers. Look for our client’s in Conde Nast Traveler, Toronto Star, National Post, Financial Post, Travel + Leisure, the New York Times, LA Times, and the Globe and Mail. Online you’ll find our client’s stories on major sites including Forbes, Huffington Post, Readear’s Digest, MSN and Yahoo Canada.

Jesson and Company combines sophisticated strategy, inspired narrative design and nimble street delivery using our communication strength to meet and exceed the public relations needs of our clients.

Our team is international with our home office is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

We travel throughout North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Asia and Canada to meet with clients, attending meetings and familiarizing journalists with destinations we represent. Watch for our break-through media events, exciting activations, flawless Globe Recognition events, and inspired ribbon cutting ceremonies. We have done headline artistic unveilings, store launches, ground breakings events and more.

Founded in 2002, Jesson and Company Communications Inc has established itself as a leading Canadian Public Relations Agency.

Public Relations Seasoned Professionals

Jesson and Company is a team of Public Relations specialists which work together seamlessly:
We retain the flexibility of a smaller independent public relations agency while driving international results for some of the world’s benchmark brands. Our team of trusted industry leaders integrate seamlessly into client campaigns and initiatives, performing in a matrix environment that ensures the cross-fertilization of great ideas and opportunities. From the front page of a newspaper, to television broadcast, to the top of the social media feeds we’ll leverage our strong relationships and proven expertise to get your story in front of the audiences that matter. Our results speak for themselves.

Our Leadership Team

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BARBARA JESSON

PRESIDENT

Barbara is a trusted resource for many of the world’s landmark brands. Barbara energizes and inspires the Jesson team to deliver stellar results. Before founding Jesson and Company Barbara worked client side for industry leaders such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Allied Signal and Labatt Breweries. Barbara is past president of the Empire Club of Canada, Director of the Theatre Museum Canada, and a board member for Hugh’s Room Live.

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NICOLA BLAZIER

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Nicola provides dynamic leadership in media relations strategies for all accounts and is a highly respected veteran in the travel and tourism sector. Drawing from a rich background in media relations with Four Seasons Hotels, Nicola’s distinctly collaborative approach allows her to excel at securing tier one coverage for Jesson’s clients. Nicola continues to enjoy deep friendships with A-list North American and international travel journalists, holding a seat on the board of the Society of American Travel Writers.

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MONICA GARCIA

VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL MANAGER

Monica has over 20 years of professional experience in the fields of marketing and public relations in both tourism and cultural affairs. A veteran of multiple international markets, she has worked in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Monica wields her experience as a former diplomat to guide Jesson in liaising effectively between the private and public sectors. An analytical and strategic thinker, Monica brings her trademark laser-focus to Jesson and always delivers results.

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NANCY DROLET

SENIOR DIRECTOR - TRAVEL TRADE

Nancy is a 30 year veteran of the travel industry where she worked predominantly in Sales and Marketing for tour operators (Fiesta Holidays and Thomson Vacations) Hotel Chains (Sandals Resorts and Radisson Resorts of the Bahamas) and Cruise Lines (Holland America and Windstar Cruises). Prior to joining Jesson and Company, Nancy was the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Canadian representative until they closed their offices in December 2019.

Full-Service Marketing Communications

When it comes to public relations services Jesson and Company delivers creative communications that grab attention. Our penetrating analysis reflects a deep understand and comprehensive knowledge of our clients’ needs. The combined expertise and innovative thinking from our talented team work together to achieve our clients’ goals and exceed their expectations.

Media Relations and Strategic Planning are core business strengths. It is more and more apparent that public opinion drives brand awareness and we are masters at helping clients define positionings that resonate with consumers. We deliver Brand Activations and other special events including new product launches, tradeshow participation, customer experience labs, product academies, webinars and more. Jesson and Company is on call 24/7 whatever the time zone you find yourself, ready to respond with quick turnaround to questions and provide you with support if you are in urgent need of Crisis Communications.

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Media Relations

Media Relations is one of our key strengths. Media outreach, press releases, news story development, media events and media training is all part of what we do.

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Strategic Planning

What makes for a great brand communication strategy? Jesson and Company can help your brand with strategic communications planning.

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Branding

We have helped some of the world’s leading brands develop their brand strategies and plans. Great brands stand apart.

Activations

We plan and execute brand activations for alcohol brands, beauty brands, fashion brands, travel and tourism brands, technology brands, restaurants and media brands.

Trade Marketing

We have a specialized team with deep travel trade relationships ready to deliver for our travel brands. We have spirits, food, healthcare and cannabis experience.

Crisis Communications

Effective communication during a crisis is best implemented with careful planning and training, but emergency help is available too. Call us for service.

A peak into our portfolio of clients

When choosing who will help you with your Public Relations needs, experience matters. At Jesson and Company we have a senior team with depth and knowledge in all aspect of PR Communications across a wide spectrum of clients. Our strategic strengths at Jesson and Company include travel and tourism, food and beverage, luxury fashion, entertainment, technology and healthcare. We also have experience in other sectors as well including government, media, manufacturing and design.

A sampling from our portfolio of Public Relations work gives you a sense of the breadth of our experience. Contact us to discuss your needs and how we can help you address them.

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Travel and Tourism

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Food and Beverage

Luxury Fashion

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Entertainment

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Technology

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Healthcare

Media Results for clients from Jesson + Company

We break through the clutter and get our client’s media attention that meets and exceeds their expectations.

Insights from leading PR Agency Jesson and Company

Public Relations insights from leading Canadian Public Relations Agency Jesson and Company.

Pharma in the Age of COVID

These are heady days for the pharma/biotech industries.  Billions of dollars are being invested in research for vaccines and treatments for the current coronavirus pandemic and there is more spending on the way.  The resulting scientific and technological insights will have application not only for this current virus but for countless other diseases.  The rush to find efficacious treatments or

What Has Your Agency Done For You Lately?

I am just so darned proud of the team here at Jesson. Agencies run by all kinds of rules.  Some start the clock and put down their tools when the time expires whether they have results or not.  Some just give up at the first roadblock.  The Jesson team works smarter and harder but it is also true that they

Mentoring PR Interns and the Pull of Gravity

I have been thinking a lot about education recently. Prior to the Covid-19 shut down, at a family gathering,   I was standing with a group that included my brother, when one of my cousins approached to introduce us to a friend. Turned out she was my fourth grade teacher. My brother was also in her class a few years later.

We get excited about our work!

We thrive on driving client results. Their success motivates us. We have worked with leading brands in many sectors with deep experience in the travel and tourism and lifestyle space. We pride ourselves on great client rapport. We love working for them and they love our work.

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  • "I can't tell you how impressed I am with you guys. Nicola and Barbara are veterans at this game and together with two young PR professionals, you make an outstanding team. You all made me feel so proud. All I heard all night was just one compliment after another from our team who kept hearing from our guests about how great the evening was. Jens and Hans were also very very happy. I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you so so much!"
    Christine WendlandLufthansa Group Canada, Manager Marketing Communications
  • "I just have to extend a huge THANK YOU for both launch events. We were an overwhelming success and I keep getting compliments from the folks at Remington and I have to give credit where credit is due. We could not have done it without you! Your team was amazing from idea right through execution. Over the weekend, we had about 1,500 people come through so we know the coverage is working! Now to keep the momentum going…Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!"
    Christina ButterfieldThe Remington Group Inc., Digital Strategy & Communications
  • "On behalf of Nancy, myself, and the Arla family, I want to personally thank you for helping plan and execute a truly fantastic and memorable event! I’ve been involved in quite a few media events but have never seen quite the level of excitement and engagement that we were able to stir up amongst the participants. Your passion and dedication to the Random Acts of Cooking initiative was truly inspiring and helped make the event such a success. We certainly could not have produced over 400 meals for FoodShare without each of your help, so thank you a hundred times over."
    Benjamin GordonArla Foods, Brand & Integrated Marketing Manager
  • "Spirits Canada has been a public relations client of Jesson and Company Communications for approximately two years and we have been very pleased with the service provided. The group is highly professional and knowledgeable and has greatly assisted us in connecting with media to share messaging about Canadian whisky and the Canadian Spirits Industry. Through their efforts we have been able to place stories important to the Industry in selected media. Breaking through the clutter to get your message heard and covered is no small feat yet, Jesson personnel have consistently delivered for us. We recommend them highly."
    Jan WestcottSpirits Canada, President & Chief Executive Officer

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