I help PR/communications agencies grow and manage their business, and enhance staff performance, communications and leadership skills. I also offer leadership coaching that empowers executives to exceed their goals.
Ken is high-level strategic thinker who is also a great teacher. He recently led a sold-out session for Social Media Club Philly & PRSA Philly, which led to a robust discussion that the audience stretched for more than an hour beyond the meeting.
Ken also does an excellent job asking the critical questions that help you think through approaches to PR, keep your team motivated and make you laugh really hard.
And I don't know about you, but I don't think there are enough laughs these days;)
One of the most rewarding experiences of my career has been having the opportunity to work for Ken when I was at a pivotal point in my career moving into a senior strategic role. Ken taught me, through dedication to his clients and team, how to be a solid manager and strategic thinker. Ken not only demonstrated how, but took the time to teach me and help me grow. He spent countless hours grooming me to be a strong communications professional, and always did so in a respectful, motivating and thoughtful way. I believe I've learned the most in my career from his tireless efforts to help me succeed. Through the process, Ken and I built a great friendship, and we remain good friends today. I know that I can count on him for any level of career advice and help, and even today, after 20 years, I still rely on him for his input. I am so lucky to have Ken as a friend and a teacher.
I asked Ken to present on "Retaining Your Best and Your Brightest" to the New Jersey Chapter of the Public Relations Society. His talk offered the attending senior managers of public relations agencies and in-house departments a lot of good food for thought and tips on how to make the workplace better to keep key employees happy and engaged, with the benefit of reducing turnover. Ken is an engaging, well-prepared speaker that knows his subject matter well, and interacts very well with his audience. I highly recommend him!
Ken was the greatest mentor I've ever had the pleasure of working with. His ability to bring out the best in me was and still is unsurpassed by any other supervisors I've had. Ken has the truly unique ability to tap someone's hidden potential and make sure that it percolates to the top. He also was a fantastic strategist and creative genius when it comes to identifying and exploiting new business opportunities.
I am happy to recommend Ken and do so heartily! He is an extremely knowledgeable trainer. His knowledge of PR and affable manner is a winning combination and help make his training sessions interesting, easy to follow and fun.
Ken is a highly effective PR coach, trainer and facilitator. He has personally experienced what it’s like to deal with issues faced by communications practitioners. Ken teaches beyond theory. He applies real-life lessons learned about client and staff management when he led practices. For sure, his students doubly benefit from his excellent teaching abilities and his first-hand experiences. And when Ken facilitates brainstorms, you can bet he’ll do his best to compel participants to maximize their brainpower to generate ideas that win new business.
In my 25 years in this business running agencies, I have never worked with anyone as consistently right and as insightful as Ken. Whether it was advice that was effective at agency management or someone with the experience to tell you what you may not have seen on your own, Ken is in a league of his own. From training to growing business organically to being the "secret weapon" in winning new business, Ken is worth triple what he bills. If you want to run better brainstorms or enhance client profitability, you could not choose someone with a better track record.
Ken Jacobs is a highly skilled professional and an exceptional presenter. I was fortunate enough to hear Ken speak at our most recent PRGN global meeting in Santa Monica earlier this year. His workshop on "How To Create A Client Service Culture At Your Agency" was not only insightful and eye-opening, it encouraged us to take those best practices and apply them in our firm. As a result we have seen changes in team attitude, heightened levels of participation and it has created a new air of excitement and anticipation for the future of our agency. I highly recommend Ken as a speaker, consultant and all around fine gentleman. He is a joy to work with.
Ken provided an on-target seminar on "How to deliver 5-star client service" for our international Public Relations Global Network - and hit an immediate chord with our 50-member network of PR agency owners. We all know how important client service is, but sometimes forget how to implement it effectively. What I personally liked best about Ken's seminar is the way he offered specific ways to engage your clients that were eminently do-able. We've already done it and seen a big difference. I recommend Ken highly.
I have known and trusted Ken for a long time so it was a no brainer to invite him in to train my entire team. The workshop he led was the hit of our retreat and the feedback from staff at all levels was A+. We not only had fun in the session but learned a lot of useful real world skills and essential in the comms business management tools.
Ken has done a great job on numerous training programs for members of our staff. He has created classes ranging from writing to media relations to organizational skills. He is always well received and staff benefit from his vast knowledge of the public relations industry. If you are looking for trainers for your PR -- Ken would be a great choice!