Welcome to Janice L. Kaplan Communications
Janice L. Kaplan Communications is a full service PR firm based in Washington, D.C., serving local, national and international clients. 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 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 Janice's story.
Liz Levin, senior producer, The Colbert Report
Janice has 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, producer, CBS
Clients are Saying...
Janice stepped in 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 - including a fundraising case statement and our annual report - were key to our success. She is a real pro who is well-known throughout the city for her broad creative skills.
Patty Stonesifer, President and CEO, Martha's Table
We hired Janice to 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 knowing the best way to pitch it, and to whom. A Washington Post opinion piece conceived 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
I have worked with many PR people who promise the world. Janice actually delivers.
Kate Goodall, CEO and co-founder, Halcyon
Janice has endless energy and creativity and incredible media contacts. She walked me through the entire process of rewriting our report, creating press releases, preparing talking points, and coaching me for radio appearances. In addition to being incredibly smart and strategic, she's the nicest human being on the planet and 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
One of the joys of working to end homelessness in DC and around the county has been the privilege of working with Janice. She makes me think more clearly about what I am doing, sharpens my message and has the skills and contacts to take that message to the world.
Linda Kaufman, DowntownDC Business Improvement District
Connect with Us
Select Media Placements for Clients
How one facility east of the river offers older adults welcome support and new friendship, Washington Post
D.C. pauses homeless encampment clearing, Axios
See Me program lets those with memory loss and their caregivers connect with art in the comfort of their own homes, Washington Post
Voting Is Always A Nightmare For People Without Secure Housing. Thanks To The Pandemic, It Just Got Harder, BuzzFeed
Nonprofits in trouble: One-third of organizations may not survive pandemic, recession, Washington Post
D.C. museum director dishes on the art of reopening, Washington Business Journal
For the Dixons, Helping People in Need is a Family Affair, WAMU
In a homeless shelter, they share a bunk bed. When the pandemic ends, they will move into neighboring apartments, Washington Post
In a pot of black-eyed peas, one family's New Year's Day tradition and creative muse, Washington Post
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
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
Broken Kingdom: Fifty Years of "The Phantom Tollbooth," The New Yorker
A simple bed is a coveted prize for those who don't own one, Washington Post
Smithsonian's Wayne Clough Plays Not My Job, NPR Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Battles Over Billboard Space Precede G.O.P. Gathering
, The New York Times
How going live on Facebook helped this D.C. boutique survive, Washington Business Journal