JConnelly, a leading communications firm, has appointed Adam Schiff, a 20-year PR and marketing agency veteran, to serve as its Chief Operating Officer. Responsible for the daily operation of the company, Mr. Schiff will work alongside the CEO, providing leadership, management and vision to effectively grow the organization and to ensure continued financial strength and overall efficiency.
Mr. Schiff comes to JConnelly following a 15-year tenure at DKC, most recently as Executive Vice President, where he served as a crisis counselor and strategic lead on some of the firm's highest-profile accounts, including Jessica Alba's The Honest Company and Jet.com. While at DKC, he was also a trusted advisor to former Disney CEO Michael D. Eisner, handling both executive visibility and corporate communications for his portfolio of companies.
"Adam is a proven leader with a long track record of achievement in driving awareness and growth for companies across the consumer landscape, including e-commerce, technology, entertainment and media," said Jennifer Connelly, founder and CEO of JConnelly. "It is our great pleasure to welcome Adam to the JConnelly family. I'm confident that his experience and expertise will serve as a tremendous asset to our current clientele and in all areas of our business."
In his new role, Mr. Schiff will identify potential growth opportunities and lead and guide the firm's consumer division, which includes practice groups focused on luxury, lifestyle and entertainment brands.
"To succeed in today's rapidly evolving public relations industry, firms must constantly pioneer new communications and marketing services for their clients and their changing needs," Mr. Schiff said. "I am excited to help lead this dynamic team as we continue to exceed our clients' expectations and identify new opportunities for growth."
For 20 years, Mr. Schiff has successfully built new brands and helped take existing brands to the next level. His career highlights include launching both the Emmy Award-winning "The Dr. Oz Show" and "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius Satellite Radio, and overseeing all communications efforts related to Walmart's $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com.
JConnelly is a communications and marketing firm working with brands to help them expand awareness, connect and engage with clients and stakeholders, influence change, amplify online presence, and build community. JConnelly's professionals navigate the complex world of communications to effectively design and execute campaigns that are mission driven and deliver business-critical results. For more information, visit www.jconnelly.com.