SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MacKenzie Communications, a San Francisco-based strategic marketing and creative services firm, today announced that public relations industry veteran Jeff Raleigh has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this newly created position, Raleigh will be responsible for overseeing operations, as well as client services.
“It's especially rewarding to be working with my long-time friend Janis MacKenzie. I look forward to working with Janis and her team to help MacKenzie’s clients connect creatively with their audiences.”
“I’ve known Jeff for years and I’m thrilled to have him join the MacKenzie team,” said Janis MacKenzie, president of MacKenzie Communications. “As our client base continues to grow, Jeff’s demonstrated leadership, business acumen and extensive experience in the communications industry will be invaluable."
Raleigh has a 30-plus year background in communications and public relations. He began his career with one of the world’s largest public relations firms, Hill & Knowlton, starting in its San Francisco office and serving two stints as general manager. Most recently, Raleigh was the senior communications counsel to the US Mission to Afghanistan, the senior communications counselor to Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf, the head of a counter narcotics program in Afghanistan, and a strategic engagement consultant with the Department of Defense. Raleigh is also an adjunct professor at University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communications.
"It is great to be back in San Francisco after spending a number of years in some very strange places," said Raleigh. "It's especially rewarding to be working with my long-time friend Janis MacKenzie. I look forward to working with Janis and her team to help MacKenzie’s clients connect creatively with their audiences."
About MacKenzie Communications:
MacKenzie Communications is a San Francisco-based strategic marketing and creative services firm providing integrated communications solutions--from devising strategy, messaging and action plans to managing the creative process and tactical implementation. Our services include: strategic positioning and messaging, advertising and marketing campaigns, events and trade shows, media relations, internal communications and community outreach.
Since 1983, we have created successful programs locally, nationally and internationally for clients ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to international government agencies to California nonprofits, in sectors including technology, healthcare, education, economic development, renewable energy, the arts, travel and hospitality, and financial services, among many others.
To learn more about MacKenzie Communications, please visit www.mackenziesf.com.