- Strategic and crisis communication, public affairs and advocacy consulting services.
- Comprehensive political consulting for independent candidates and causes.
JKJ Partners is a Denver, Colorado-based political consulting firm that helps independent candidates and causes, public affairs, nonprofit and corporate clients craft effective messaging projects and campaigns.
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.
Jim has developed a broad range of entrepreneurial political ventures and campaigns and for the last 10+ years has been focused on supporting disruptive independent, non-partisan reform efforts.
Political consulting, management and advocacy services for independent candidates and causes, corporate and public affairs organizations:
Campaign planning & management, message development and delivery
Crisis communication and reputation management consulting
Candidate speech/debate and corporate communicator training
Brand & identity development
Strategic corporate communication planning and implementation
Jim has helped to build a broad range of entrepreneurial political ventures and managed campaigns focused on supporting disruptive, independent, non-partisan reform efforts.
Past projects include:
- co-founder 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, he 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 to his partners in 2011.
Prior to Peak, Jim worked on a variety of successful federal, state and local campaigns for Republican candidates and committees including Lamar Alexander's early campaign for the 1996 GOP nomination on which Jim served as national communications director. After managing two successful congressional campaigns in his native North Carolina, Jim got his start in political consulting working for media legend Roger Ailes in New York, Washington and Los Angeles. He won a Pollie award for Best Presidential Radio Spot for his creative work on Bush-Quayle '92.
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
At Peak Creative, he developed a range of 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.
Other past political clients include Bush-Quayle '92, Lamar Alexander for President '96, the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and numerous winning campaigns for the US Senate, US House of Representatives, gubernatorial and local offices.
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 other creative awards, including several Pollies, Gold Quills from the IABC and was named a "Rising Star" by Campaigns & Elections magazine.
With High Frontier Productions, he led the development and marketing of several celebrated satirical web sites including WeLoveTheIraqiInformationMinister.com which earned millions of web visits and sold thousands of fantastically silly t-shirts.
In The News
Recently 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
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