Meet KARV’s Strategic Partner in Los Angeles, JCI Worldwide

KARV Communications and JCI Worldwide, a premier public affairs and communications firm based in Los Angeles, are marking the success of their ongoing strategic partnership and collaborative strategic communications offering, which launched in 2015.  

The principals of KARV and JCI, Andrew Frank and Seth Jacobson, have known each other for decades and their teams have worked together on a number of projects, delivering high-level strategic counsel to a growing range of U.S. and international clients. Through their partnership, the firms are able to offer an enhanced array of services – from corporate positioning and litigation support to crisis planning and public affairs issues management. 

Frank noted, “Being able to service clients remotely from across the country has been a huge advantage, but we know that being there when the pandemic subsides is also key. Collaboration between our office in New York and JCI’s in Los Angeles has been impactful before and during the pandemic, and we see that continuing as we meet the needs of discerning corporate and non-profit clients.”  

From the onset of the partnership, KARV and JCI have successfully leveraged their cross-country geographies and extensive local and global knowledge of the media, business and political landscapes. The deep experience of each firm’s team across a multitude of challenging communications situations involving numerous key industries – is available to clients across the nation and around the world.  

The combined senior leadership of the two firms has worked with clients from the healthcare, energy, tech, financial services, gaming, advocacy and non-profit sectors and beyond. Successful collaborations that were  focused more on the west coast include: working with Harry Shearer in a high-profile battle for artists’ rights in 2016; designing and presenting a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) class on litigation public relations to more than a dozen law firms; and developing and implementing a crisis communications planning and tabletop exercise program for the California-based East West Bank. 

Jacobson added“Our diverse and accomplished teams offer a 360-degree approach to communications consulting and are capable of addressing issues no matter the region or time of day. It’s been a tremendously strategic alliance – and we are excited about our future prospects for collaboration in meeting challenging new client assignments.”

Meet the JCI team here.