Meet Patricia Jones

Strategic Communications Advisor and Management Consultant

Beginning her career in the prestigious position of NBC Page, Patricia worked her way up to producer on NBC Nightly News where she covered stories from the White House to the iconic kitchen of Julia Child to the beaches of Normandy, France for the 40th Anniversary of D-Day.

Later, Patricia applied her journalistic background to a new career direction when she joined the international public relations agency Hill & Knowlton.  Her work at H&K earned a Creativity in Public Relations Award (CIPRA), and a Public Relations Society of America of America (PRSA) Big Apple Award.

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In 1999, she launched a global project with the creation, production and distribution of a calendar: “Bachelor Farmers of Ireland: A Celebration of Irish Rural Traditions.” Patricia generated international publicity with media channels spanning: The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time Out New York, the Associated Press, Irish America Magazine, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, ITN News, BBC News and ABC News.

A lifelong passion for animal welfare inspired Patricia’s next career move to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) where she served as Vice President of Media Relations and Advertising for seven years.

Patricia’s insight and strategic ability is only matched by her eye for detail and most important her talent for generating unrivalled media relations results.
— John Mc Cook, Former Supervisor, Hill & Knowlton



In 2005, Patricia launched P Jones Communications.

She has worked on media and branding projects for clients including Virginia Tech, Condé Nast, and Blue Man Group. She landed a New York Times review for award-winning playwright William S. Leavengood and in 2019 placed media stories including a feature story in Modern Drummer magazine for Clayton Craddock, drummer for the Tony Award winning Broadway production Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.

In her career, Patricia has worked with numerous celebrities for cause related marketing campaigns including Mary Tyler Moore, Russell Simmons, Portia di Rossi, Drea De Matteo and Eartha Kitt.

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From 2008-2010, Patricia represented a group of New York City business owners to in their fight against the city’s policy of Eminent Domain by spearheading an integrated communications strategy that included proactive advertising, video, media relations, rallies and press conferences at New York City hall. Her efforts resulted in vastly improved settlements for the Willets Point Industry and Realty Association.


Patricia led a grassroots advocacy organization fighting to preserve the South Street Seaport’s inherent character as the pubic steward of NYC’s maritime history, resulting in successful media coverage. In 2018, she spearheaded a media campaign to raise awareness of the efforts of Queens Streets For All, a grassroots coalition of business owners and residents adversely affected by the New York City Department of Transportation’s road redesign. 

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A love of animals led Patricia to spin off a boutique agency focused on strategic management and marketing for pet product companies and animal protection groups. Paws PR, works with nonprofits to develop, implement and manage communications plans, operating budgets, and effectively build media relations programs for companies from the ground up.


During Hurricane Katrina, Patricia’s efforts to raise awareness in the media of a nonprofit’s work to rescue animals in the aftermath of the disaster resulted in over 8 million dollars in donations to the charity. In 2013 and 2014 Patricia was named a finalist in the Women in the Pet Industry Network Woman of the Year Award. In 2014, Patricia was profiled as a “Leading Woman in Business” by the Huffington Post and she was named a winner of the 2015 Pet Age Women of Influence award.


She has been interviewed as a communications expert by numerous media outlets including Randi Zuckerberg’s Dot Complicated Radio Show and Crain’s New York Business.


As a native New Yorker, Patricia attended New York University and earned a B.A. with a dual major in Broadcast Journalism and Politics. She is an avid genealogy enthusiast and has traced her roots back to the 1820’s in New York City and County Kerry, Ireland.