ABOUT JESSON and COMPANY


The Jesson team regularly delivers outstanding media results throughout North America. Look for our clients in the New York Times, LA Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Toronto Star, National Post, Travel + Leisure, Forbes, Globe and Mail and more. For companies that are looking for fresh new ways to tackle their communications challenges, Jesson and Company delivers innovative solutions.


Founded in 2002, Jesson and Company marketing and public relations services include comprehensive strategic planning, branding, media relations, public affairs and issues management, event planning and activation. We are a hybrid team, determined to defy conventional thinking and ideas. We offer our clients a fully integrated partnership focused on their business goals. We get that we are all explorers on an entirely new communications landscape. Medium and message have converged and creative concepts must traverse the new terrain easily and effectively, moving in and through various modes and channels. At the same time there are some values and traditions that we continue to cherish – ethical behavior, reliability, honesty.


For straight up communications that deliver impact and punch, count on us for results!


Barbara Jesson

PRESIDENT

Lufthansa, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Lockheed Martin – Jesson’s agency roster of great clients speaks for itself. She has consulted to Canadian Tire, SMH International, ICI International, Air Canada/Air Ontario, Lever Ponds, Enbridge, the Ontario Government, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and many others. Some of the world’s icv>onic brands have chosen Barbara Jesson to lead their communications teams. Before starting Jesson + Company, she worked client-side for iconic leaders such as Four Seasons Hotels, Abitibi-Price, Allied (now Allied Signal) and Labatt. Barbara is a lateral thinker, recognized for her strategic insights, creative ideas and innovative problem solving.


Sharyn Thomas-Counce

VICE PRESIDENT

Sharyn has deep experience in travel and tourism as well as fashion and lifestyle. She takes the lead on our fashion and lifestyle accounts and plays a key role for travel clients. Her broadcast media relationships are a key asset, and her right brain ideas and creative ideation are the inspiration for much of our programming at the agency.


NICOLA BLAZIER

VICE PRESIDENT

Nicola provides leadership in media relations strategies for all accounts and is a highly respected veteran in the travel and tourism sector, with a rich background with Four Seasons Hotels where she spearheaded media relations. Nicola has deep friendships with A-list North American and international travel journalists.


MONICA GARCIA

DIRECTOR, GENERAL MANAGER

Monica has over 20 years of professional experience in the fields of marketing and public relations in both tourism and cultural affairs. She has worked in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she is a former diplomat that brings the experience of liaising between the private and public sectors. An analytical and strategic thinker, Monica is known to deliver results.


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