Bellevue Communications Group announced today Jubelirer Strategies and its two executives will join Bellevue beginning in January.
The merger will bring veteran communications strategist Jeff Jubelirer as Vice President and Johanna Kilbride as Account Executive along with the firm’s existing clients.
“We have long admired Jeff’s work in issue management and crisis communications,” said Bellevue President Kevin Feeley. “Together we can offer a tremendous amount of complementary experience, talent and creativity to existing and prospective clients. On behalf of the staff of Bellevue Communications Group, we extend a heartfelt welcome to Jeff and Johanna and look forward to taking on the challenge of growing our business together.”
Jubelirer, is widely recognized as one of the top corporate-communications and public-relations strategists in Greater Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Perhaps best known for his expertise in issue- and crisis-management and public-policy advocacy, Jeff is a “go to” media and political analyst for local broadcast and newspaper outlets. In addition, Jeff is a regular commentator on 6abc’s venerable weekly public-affairs show, “Inside Story.”
He is the chief architect behind the development and execution of strategic communications, media- and community-relations and crisis-management issues for his clients, who constitute many of the state’s most well-known businesses, executives, associations and nonprofit organizations.
Jeff earned his BA in Political Science from Penn State University, and his master’s degrees in Integrated Marketing Communications and Political Science from Northwestern University. He currently resides in Villanova, Pa. with his wife and two children.
Kilbride, who will become an account executive at Bellevue, brings valuable public relations and social media development experience to her new post. Johanna works to raise the profile of the firm’s clients through earned media and strategic social media, and assists with all aspects of media relations, from writing press releases and collateral materials to managing client events and press conferences.
Previously, Johanna was an assistant account executive at Institutional Marketing Services, a financial-communications firm based in Connecticut. At IMS, she worked on a variety of investor-relations initiatives including writing press releases, managing the content and design of investor presentations and fact sheets, and driving social media presence for the firm and its clients. Johanna earned her BA at Wake Forest University where she double-majored in communication and art history. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Johanna currently resides in Center City.
“Being asked to join a talented and well-respected firm such as Bellevue Communications Group has been both an exciting and humbling experience,” said Jubelirer. “Our combined organizational capacity will allow us to pursue larger and more diverse clients, while at the same time providing a deeper pool of experienced media consultants to advise our current client roster. We are excited to begin this new chapter and further establish ourselves as a leading strategic-communications and media-relations firm in Philadelphia.”
Bellevue is a full-service public-relations firm specializing in strategic planning, media relations, community and government relations, crisis communications, media training, social media and community outreach. The firm has developed an extensive client base from non-profit organizations to large corporations including: Campbell Soup Co., Citizens Bank, Cardone Industries, Comcast-Spectacor, the Goldenberg Group, Holt Logistics, Neumann University, Ronald McDonald House of S. Jersey, National Lung Cancer Partnership, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Continuum Health Alliance and Philadelphia Charters for Excellence.
Bellevue was created in a joint venture with S.R. Wojdak & Associates, and Bellevue draws on Wojdak’s long-standing reputation as one of the preeminent lobbying and government relations firms in Pennsylvania. Bellevue is committed to the development of strategic, carefully tailored communications that put a premium on getting results for the client.