Jenna Smith has been hired by Page Communications as a senior public relations account executive. Smith’s responsibilities for the firm include account management, social media strategy and management, press release and advisory writing, and media relations. Smith previously spent time as a public relations coordinator at Page Communications from 2011 – 2013 after graduating from The University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Communications in December 2010.
Prior to returning to Page Communications, Smith spent nearly three years at LightEdge Solutions, a cloud computing and data center provider, as a marketing coordinator in the company’s Kansas City office. Smith’s responsibilities at LightEdge included event planning, social media, direct mail and email campaigns, website management, and managing partner and vendor relationships for all marketing development funds. Smith also worked closely with the LightEdge Solution sales team to create client presentations and to provide RFP project management. Most recently, Smith spent time at Bread & Butter Concepts, a local restaurant group, where she focused on social media and public relations for several restaurant concepts in the Kansas City area.
Page Communications is currently under its seventh consecutive year as the agency of record for Kansas City Restaurant Week, one of Kansas City’s premier dining events that has raised over $1.4 million for area charities during its first seven years. The agency is also on its second consecutive year managing the public relations, media, social media, influencer marketing and advertising support for Downtown Dazzle, an initiative funded by the Neighborhood Tourism Development Fund that connects all of downtown Kansas City’s holiday events and activities via trolleys and the KC Streetcar. 2016 marks the third annual Downtown Dazzle.
The agency continues to represent local and national brands, alike, such as Houlihan’s Restaurants, UnitedHealthcare, Legends Outlets Kansas City, Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar, Q39, and Summit Grill & Bar.