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laurie jessup


Laurie Jessup is the president and founder of Jessup Communications Corporation (JCC) and is a professional publicist specializing in national television placements, with emphasis in hospitality (culinary and VIP chefs), book authors and entertainment/fine arts clients.

As a practicing professional PR media specialist for over 25 years, her background includes copywriting at major advertising firms; U.S.Senatorial press  relations internship; technology marketing to government; marketing and PR for an award winning national education magazine; international PR and press release writing awards; event planning; non-profit PR, and all forms of publicity as a Publicist.

She has made hundreds of print, radio and television placements for clients locally and nationally.  In the last fifteen years JCC has specialized in strategically developed national television placements on the Today Show, CBS Sunday MorningFOX and Friends, Daytime, Rachael Ray and CBS The Early Show – to name a few – as well as national print placements in The New York Times and other national newspaper, trade and consumer magazines.

Laurie spoke by invitation at an International Public Relations Convention on the topic of “Creating the Message for National Television;” acted as literary agent for a culinary client for two books released by an international publishing firm; was awarded the Apex Best Press Release Writing Award out of 3500 entrees, and for three years was awarded the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award at a special ceremony in Florida.

Laurie worked on the FOX feature film Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton as Media Relations (IMDb credit) and is the publicist for the Florida based Sunscreen Film Festival.


laurie jessup, president


some kind words


I just wanted to extend my sincerest gratitude on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox for your recent work on MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN while production was shooting in Florida. Your existing relationships with local businesses and agencies and flawless communication skills made for a seamless two weeks. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you again. Thank you!

Vice President, Domestic Publicity

I had the pleasure of working with Laurie Jessup who handled the Tampa/St Petersburg market for the feature release UnSullied. She also coordinated and handled press relations for a major event around the film’s opening.

Laurie was a terrific collaborator and worked diligently to get major coverage for both the film and the event – delivering far beyond expectations

I’d be pleased to work with her again.

MPRM Communications


Email: laurie.jessup@verizon.net
Phone: 727.743.9579
Address: Tampa Bay, FL