Elie Jacobs Joins Purposeful Communications as Partner

Elie Jacobs

Brings nearly two decades of public affairs and critical communications experience

NEW YORK, May 27, 2021 – Purposeful Communications, a strategic marketing communications firm, has appointed longtime senior advisor Elie Jacobs as a partner, bolstering the firm’s existing offerings and adding his deep experience in public affairs, executive and critical communications to the firm’s capabilities. Purposeful’s core expertise will remain offering senior level advisory to start-ups/scale-ups, mid-size firms and discreet, select situations for larger corporations.

Elie brings nearly two decades of experience working on high-profile corporate and public affairs campaigns, crisis and other critical situations. Prior to starting his own firm, EJ Strategies LLC in 2015, Elie worked at the world-class firms Brunswick Group, Public Strategies Inc., Sloane & Company, Glover Park Group, and M Public Affairs (now called Kivvit). In addition to his role as senior advisor with Purposeful, Elie has been a senior advisor to the global strategic advisory firm, Martin+Crumpton Group and continues to consult for candidates and elected officials. He’ll continue to work with his existing clients at Purposeful.

Frank De Maria, Founding Partner said: “Elie brings a wealth of knowledge and years of hands-on experience that adds tremendous value to the work we do for clients. He has served many clients small and large, providing strategic advice to help them navigate some of the most difficult reputational situations.”

On joining Purposeful Communications, Jacobs said: “Frank has been a mentor and friend since our days working together at Brunswick Group. I’m honored to be joining Purposeful Communications. Helping clients tell their stories, build their brands and protect -or rebuild- their reputations is what I’ve been doing for years and look forward to bringing my experience to Purposeful and our clients.”


Frank De Maria
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Elie Jacobs
+1 646 330 2585

About Elie Jacobs

Elie Jacobs has two decades of experience as a public affairs and strategic communications professional. In addition to serving as a Senior Advisor to a leading global strategic advisory firm, Elie is a sought-after advisor for political candidates and elected officials.

Elie has worked for some of the leading public affairs and strategic communications consultancies in the world, including Brunswick Group; Public Strategies, Inc.; Sloane & Company; Glover Park Group; and Kivvit. 

Elie began his communications career as a press aide in the post-presidential office of President Bill Clinton, handling Clinton’s briefing materials and working with the news media. He’s a political partner with the Truman National Security Project, a Dūcō Expert and frequently provides expert media commentary on American and Israeli politics and national security.

About Purposeful Communications

Purposeful Communications is a strategic communications firm that applies a modern approach to marketing and corporate communications and public affairs. We work with clients from start-ups to global publicly traded companies to help them develop creative, highly impactful communications strategies rooted in our shared belief: that the shifting communications landscape allows companies to better define their purpose and control their narrative regardless of the situation.

For more information, please visit www.purposefulcommunications.com