- Strategic and crisis communication,
public affairs and advocacy services.
- Political consulting for independent
candidates and causes.
Based in Denver, Colorado, JKJ provides political, public affairs, corporate and nonprofit clients with effective campaign, crisis communication and creative media services. We're nationally recognized for our work helping independent candidates and causes develop effective messaging campaigns and projects.
Jim Jonas is the founder of JKJ Partners and a political consultant with IVC Media, a leading political and digital creative consulting firm based in San Diego.
Political consulting, management and advocacy services for
independent candidates and causes, companies and public affairs organizations
Campaign planning & management, message development and delivery
Crisis communication and reputation management consulting
Candidate speech/debate and corporate communicator training
Complete creative messaging services for direct mail,
print, digital/social and television production and delivery
Strategic corporate communication planning and implementation
Jim has helped build a broad range of entrepreneurial political ventures and managed campaigns focused on supporting disruptive, non-partisan reforms and independent candidates..
Past projects include:
- co-founder of Unity '08,
- chief communication officer for Americans Elect,
- campaign manager for Greg Orman's 2014 independent campaign for US Senate in Kansas
- consultant to Building a Better Colorado
- advisor to the Centrist Project,
- co-founder of Colorado Independent Voters
- treasurer of The Independent Project PAC
In 2000, Jim co-founded Peak Creative, a Denver, Colorado creative and public affairs agency, that he helped grow from a single client into one of Colorado's busiest agencies. He sold the firm in 2011.
Prior to Peak, Jim worked on a variety of successful federal, state and local campaigns for Republican candidates and committees including serving as communications director for Lamar Alexander's early campaign for the 1996 GOP nomination. Jim got his start in political consulting working for media legend Roger Ailes in New York, Washington and Los Angeles.
He wrote and produced more than half of the radio spots broadcast by Bush-Quayle '92 including a commercial awarded the Pollie for "Best Presidential Radio Spot" of the cycle by the American Association of Political Consultants.
He's won numerous creative awards including several Pollies and Gold Quills and was named a "Rising Star" by Campaigns & Elections magazine.
Other recent clients and projects include:
• Centrist Project - candidate recruitment and strategic services
• Let Colorado Vote - ballot initiative to let unaffiliated voters participate in party primaries
• DaVita - public affairs project management
• WellTok - marketing and management services
• University of Colorado Foundation - communications and donor-messaging services
He's developed messaging and public advocacy campaigns for clients including T-Mobile, Great-West, Qwest (now CenturyLink), First Data, Western Union, Dex Media, Pinnacol, One Colorado, Gill Foundation, Denver Botanic Gardens, Coloradans for Fairness, Coloradans for Sensible Solutions, Foundations for Colorado's Future and many others.
With High Frontier Productions, he led the development of several celebrated satirical web sites including WeLoveTheIraqiInformationMinister.com which have earned millions of web visits and sold thousands of fantastically silly t-shirts.
In The News
Find the Good and Praise it: Highlighting NonPartisan Organizations That Are Putting Voters Ahead of Parties by Jim Jonas - Published on IVN, June 4, 2015
Do You Have to Belong to a Political Party to Vote? Third Circuit Court of Appeals to Decide by Jim Jonas - Published in IVN, March 13, 2015
Dole Institute Post Election Panel - CSPAN - December 2014
Orman had highest PAAR (Percent Above Anticipated Result) score of any federal candidate in 2014 - Lincoln Park Strategies - January 2015
Political Experts Recap Contentious Kansas Elections - KCUR, December 2014
One Election Ends, Another Starts - Kansas City Star, December 2014
Roberts, Orman Double Down, It's War in Kansas - Daily Beast, October 2014
Two Party System is Stacked Against Outsiders - Kansas City Star, January 2015
Rights information campaign launched by Colorado GLBT Advocates - Denver Post, July 2009
2008 vote to have a third ticket - Denver Post, May 30, 2008