Jennifer Jenkins is a public relations strategist, entrepreneur, and a huge fan of Dolly Parton. A small-town girl from Alabama, she believes the power of storytelling is what grows brands.
In May 2010, Jennifer made a bold move to leave the hustle of the big agency world to create a life and career she loved. A wife and mom of three, she launched JJPR to balance her passion for helping others communicate and her love of family. She also wanted to create a company that provided a compassionate workplace, was deeply tied to the community, and connected strongly with clients.
Since that time, JJPR has grown from an upstart, solo public relations firm with one client to a team of eleven serving dozens of clients. JJPR ranked as one of the top three PR firms in the state by Business Alabama last year, and the agency’s client roster includes Alabama State Port Authority, AM/NS Calvert, BASF Corporation, Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, Children’s of Alabama, Cirque du Soleil, City of Gulf Shores, Elisabeth Hays Creative Collective, ellenJAY, and Harvest Jewels, to name a few. Her firm has received more than 50 industry awards, and she has consistently earned recognition and leadership roles in her industry as well as in her community.
Jennifer was named Top 40 Under 40 by Mobile Bay Magazine and has received the Professional Achievement Award from both the Public Relations Council of Alabama and the Southern Public Relations Federation.
A summa cum laude graduate of The University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in communications and marketing, she has more than 20 years professional experience in the field of public relations, marketing, advertising, research and communications planning. Throughout her career in public relations, Jennifer saw many businesses struggling with their public relations and marketing efforts, throwing away money on brochures, paid advertisements and other tactics that used the wrong message aimed at the wrong people. Jennifer founded JJPR with the goal of creating measurable public relations and marketing programs for businesses that produce results and drive their bottom line.
A native of Mississippi, Leigh attended The University of Alabama before receiving her bachelor’s degree in communications from Belhaven College. Her years of experience in the field of public relations make her an invaluable asset to our team—as does her unique background. A retired Disney princess, Leigh now translates her charming personality into building and maintaining meaningful relationships with clients, vendors and the media as a managing director.
Senior Account Manager
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Kathryn is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she received her bachelor’s degree in mass communications. Kathryn moved to the Gulf Coast in 2013 where she lives with her husband and two little girls. With almost a decade of agency experience, she is a self-motivated and progress-driven account leader with expertise in facilitating communications, marketing and advertising campaigns for her clients. At JJPR, Kathryn utilizes her expertise to plan, manage and direct client accounts for the agency collaborating closely with team members in account service, public relations, social media, production and creative.
Born and raised in Mobile, and a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans with a BA in journalism. Sara Miles is an industry-fluent producer with 15 years of comprehensive and multidimensional experience across television, web video, print and digital media. With a professional history of producing and collaborating for high-profile clients across a variety of industries, Sara Miles possesses a unique ability to identify upcoming trends while fostering innovation.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Sarah is our in-house design wizard and creative director. She earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Auburn University and has worked in the industry for over ten years, crafting advertisements, promotional pieces, branding and websites. At JJPR, Sarah’s creative flair brings our clients’ brands to life.
Callie earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in broadcast journalism from The University of South Alabama. As an account manager, Callie spends her days strategizing campaigns and creating content, while bringing clients’ visions to life. Her outgoing, bubbly personality drives creativity, passion and success on every project she tackles.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Austill is a graduate of Spring Hill College with a bachelor’s degree in communication arts and english. As someone born and raised in a small, southern town, Austill is a proponent of helping local businesses, in Alabama and beyond, to grow their business and their brand. At JJPR, Austill uses her account service experience to help manage and plan client accounts, while also using her love of storytelling and background in communications to assist with clients’ organic and paid content, as well as assisting with public relations efforts.
Digital Account Coordinator
A graduate of The University of Alabama, Nickole earned her bachelor’s degree in communications, majoring in journalism and creative media. She has worked as a news editor and in multimedia production at WVUA-23 news and managed social media and websites for Discover Long Island. At JJPR, Nickole is responsible for developing graphics, managing the digital presence for clients including maintaining and developing websites, building email marketing campaigns and providing original photography to enhance clients’ overall image. Her creative flair is the perfect complement to her digital skills.
Born and raised in Fairhope, Alabama, Jessica is a graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor of arts in public relations. During her time at Auburn she experienced countless learning opportunities and gained first-hand experience interning with a wedding event planner. As agency coordinator, Jessica is responsible for day-to-day service and support for both agency operations and client accounts. Her detail-oriented personality and ability to adapt makes her the perfect asset to the team.