ABOUT JESSON and COMPANY


The Jesson team consistently delivers outstanding traditional and social media results throughout North America. Look for our clients in the New York Times, LA Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Toronto Star, National Post, Financial Post, Travel + Leisure, and the Globe and Mail. Online, you’ll find our stories in Forbes, Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, MSN, and Yahoo Canada. 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’s 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 and transcend conventional thinking and ideas. We offer our clients a fully integrated partnership focused on realizing their business goals. In an ever-evolving communications landscape, we recognize that medium and message have converged, necessitating creative concepts able to traverse this new terrain with both ease and flexibility. We pursue these novel solutions without ever compromising on the values and traditions that we continue to cherish—reliability, transparency, and honesty.

For winning communications that combine best practices with cutting-edge implementation, you can count on us for results!


Barbara Jesson

PRESIDENT

Lufthansa, Glenfiddich, Hendrick’s, Lockheed Martin – under Barbara’s leadership, Jesson’s roster of great clients speaks for itself. Barbara 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. 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 + Company, she worked client-side for industry leaders such as Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Abitibi-Consolidated, Allied Signal and Labatt Breweries. Barbara is a lateral thinker, recognized equally for her strategic insights, creative ideas and innovative problem solving. Barbara Jesson is the past president of the Empire Club of Canada, Director of the Theatre Museum Canada, and a board member for Hugh’s Room Live.


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.


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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