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 35 years, Janice L. Kaplan has worked as a writer and communications professional, 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
Janice's real power is in bringing people together.
Amy Austin, former Publisher, Washington City Paper
I’ve done stories Janice pitched me—everything from new ways of helping the homeless to Color Field painters to bonsai. 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, former CBS producer
Recent Media Placements for Clients
Americans exhibition at National Museum of the American Indian
CBS Sunday Morning (date to come)
Five decades after Fair Housing Act, segregation continues
(Baltimore Sun, 4/12/18)
Housing Discrimination Rife in DC Region 50 Years After Fair Housing Became Law
DC to boast its own destination arts festival)
Housing first approach proves successful
One man's plan to fight sexual assault: Have the victims band together
(The Washington Post, 2/8/18)
Living well while aging well
A place where they can take their shoes off and say 'I'm home'
(The Washington Post, 2/4/18)
History is on the side of the Cleveland Indians in retiring Chief Wahoo
(Cleveland Plain Dealer, 2/2/18)
Friends of the National Arboretum's Dinner Under the Stars (Capitol File, 6/6/17)
This food pantry manager loves serving the needy (The Washington Post, 4/27/17)
Ensuring justice for all with legal aid (Post-Gazette, 3/5/17)
Power Plays in DC (USA Today, 12/28/16)
Turkey Giveaway (WUSA9, 11/22/16)
Utah Monument Fight Pits Native Americans Against Land-Use Militants (The American Prospect, 8/3/2016)
"Pottermania" Hits D.C. Bookstore - Again! (WAMU, 7/26/16)
Proposed Utah Monument The Latest Flashpoint In Fight Over Western Land (NPR, 7/02/16)
Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery names first resident choreographer (The Washington Post, 5/17/16)
Jury rules against Chinatown bar in discrimination suit (Washington Business Journal, 1/25/16)
The 390-Year Old Tree that Survived the Bombing of Hiroshima (Smithsonian Magazine, 8/4/2015)
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Clients are Saying...
Janice stepped in to help Martha's Table at a critical time - we were ready to launch our first ever capital campaign - and her communications and strategic insights as well as the finished written project were all key to our success.
Patty Stonesifer, President and CEO, Martha's Table
We hired Janice to help raise the visibility of the U.S. National Arboretum, and she has succeeded beyond measure. She's easily one of the best media experts I've ever worked with – she has an unnerving eye for picking out the right story idea and for knowing the best way to pitch it, at 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 Kaplan 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. One day she may be tackling the region’s budget crisis by offering to introduce you to her neighbor the budget director, the next she may be negotiating with Georgetown Cupcake to raise money to save the azaleas or raising First Amendment issues by hosting a Grateful Dead tribute band in her yard. She is creative, fearless and absolutely dedicated to her clients.
Terri Lee Freeman, former President, The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region