Welcome to Janice L. Kaplan Communications
Janice L. Kaplan Communications is a full service PR firm based in Washington, D.C., and serving local, national and international clients. Our success on behalf of clients can be measured in increased visibility, funding, attendance and sales.
For 40 years, Janice L. Kaplan has worked as a writer and communications professional, defining messages, managing major campaigns and placing clients in editorials and on the front page of The Washington Post, in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, on NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, Huffington Post and WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show, among many other places.
Journalists are Saying...
Malcolm Gladwell, who used to sit next to me at The Washington Post, has this concept about connectors. They
are the glue of the networks we have. If ever there was a connector, it is Janice. She now knows more people at The Washington Post than I know.
Ruth Marcus, Columnist, The Washington Post
Janice Kaplan is a one-woman idea factory.
Rita Braver, Correspondent, CBS Sunday Morning
We don't often get unsolicited pitches that might actually work but I was impressed with your story.
Liz Levin, Senior Producer, The Colbert Report
I’ve done numerous stories Janice pitched me and her call always starts with “Have you thought about doing a story about...” or “What are you working on?” It’s an organic way of integrating her knowledge, experience and network into what I need as a journalist, as opposed to thinking about what she needs as a publicist.
Jill Rosenbaum Meyer, CBS producer
Recent Media Placements for Clients
In this fellowship, entrepreneurs live in a house together. Does that work? Washington Post Magazine
Their son died by suicide. Now their employees' mental health is their top concern, Washington Post
Design is chosen for first national monument to Native American military veterans, Washington Post
Since the darkest days of AIDS, these men have offered succor to the sick, Washington Post
15 Women Entrepreneurs from Saudi Arabia Visit US to Develop Their Pitches, NPR
Americans exhibition at National Museum of the American Indian, CBS Sunday Morning
What Halcyon's upcoming By The People Festival could mean for Washington, Washington Business Journal
Five decades after Fair Housing Act, segregation continues, Baltimore Sun
Housing Discrimination Rife in DC Region 50 Years After Fair Housing Became Law, WAMU
Housing first approach proves successful, Current
One man's plan to fight sexual assault: Have the victims band together, Washington Post
A place where they can take their shoes off and say 'I'm home,' Washington Post
History is on the side of the Cleveland Indians in retiring Chief Wahoo, Cleveland Plain Dealer
This food pantry manager loves serving the needy,(The Washington Post
Ensuring justice for all with legal aid, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
Power Plays in DC, USA Today
Turkey Giveaway, WUSA
Proposed Utah Monument The Latest Flashpoint In Fight Over Western Land, NPR
Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery names first resident choreographer, Washington Post
Jury rules against Chinatown bar in discrimination suit, Washington Business Journal
The 390-Year Old Tree that Survived the Bombing of Hiroshima, Smithsonian Magazine
A simple bed is a coveted prize for those who don't own one, Washington Post
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Clients are Saying...
Janice stepped in to help Martha's Table at a critical time: when we were ready to launch our first ever capital campaign. Her communications and strategic insights as well as the finished projects - a case statement, annual report and newsletter - were key to our success. She is a real pro and well-known throughout the city for both her support of nonprofits but also for her broad creative skills.
Patty Stonesifer, President and CEO, Martha's Table
We hired Janice to help raise the visibility of the U.S. National Arboretum, and she succeeded beyond measure. She's one of the best media experts I've ever worked with with an unnerving eye for picking out the right story idea and for knowing the best way to pitch it, and to whom. A Washington Post opinion piece conceived by and written by Janice led to a $1 million donation. My board thinks she's a miracle worker!
Dana M. Faulkner, CEO, Friends of the National Arboretum
Janice has endless energy and creativity and incredible media contacts. She walked me through the entire process: rewriting our report, creating press releases, preparing talking points, and coaching me for radio appearances. Despite being incredibly smart and strategic, she's also the nicest human being on the planet, and she makes it all fun.
Channing Wickham, Executive Director, Washington AIDS Partnership
I can’t remember what life was like before we became part of the Janice L. Kaplan network. Writer, publicist, storyteller, film producer, Janice is generous with her contacts, passionate about the cause and imaginative in the way she brings people together.. She is creative, fearless and absolutely dedicated to her clients.
Terri Lee Freeman, former President, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region