EJ Strategies LLC
EJ Strategies LLC (EJS) helps our clients tell their stories in the most effective way possible to the audiences that matter most to them. EJS helps corporations, non-profits and high-profile individuals through some of their most challenging situations. We want to be more than just a senior advisor to our clients, we seek to be a true partner.
Utilizing a broad network, EJS creates a bespoke team - staffed with senior talent - for each client. Our network reaches around the globe, enabling us to work anywhere, at any time.
Elie, and members of the EJS network are experts in enhancing clients’ images; protecting them from negative attention and helping them mitigate the risks they face on a day-to-day basis. We are a boutique firm that puts a priority on discretion, integrity and service.
How We Work
At EJS we approach each client freshly – we do not take a plan off the shelf, dust it off and pass it off as new. Each client strategy is tailor-made just for them. Before we do anything, we spend the time necessary to get to know our clients, their strengths, weaknesses, threats and opportunities and just as importantly, we identify who their true audience should be. Once we know our clients’ story, we work with them to figure out how to most effectively and efficiently tell it – ensuring the most appropriate messenger for the right audience uses the optimal message.
Our “process” can be broken down to four core steps:
Listen, learn, and understand
Audit, analyze and assess
Strategize, plan and prepare
We are big believers in the maxim: “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done in the first place”. We don’t want to waste our time and we certainly don’t want to waste our clients’ time. We work to separate the urgent from the important and the noise from the real issue.
Elie Jacobs is a seasoned political and corporate strategist and a public affairs and strategic communications consultant based in New York City. As of May 2021, Elie is a Founding Partner with Purposeful Advisors. With an emphasis on message development, media training, media relations and crisis communications he helps corporations, non-profits and high-profile individuals tell their stories and successfully overcome some of their most challenging situations. Elie is also a sought after advisor for candidates and elected officials.
Prior to branching out on his own, Elie worked for some of the leading public affairs and strategic communications consultancies in the world, including: Brunswick Group; Public Strategies, Inc.; Sloane & Company; the Glover Park Group; and Kivvit.
Elie has experience working on multifaceted public affairs campaigns, communications programs for complex mergers & acquisitions and IPOs, fast-moving crises and other demanding situations. He also has years of experience acting as an on-the-record spokesman for clients.
Elie began his communications career as a press aide in the post-presidential office of President Bill Clinton, handling Clinton's briefing materials and working with the news media. After spending a year in Israel after high school, he graduated from Rutgers University with a dual degree in History and Hebraic Studies.
Elie is a partner in the Truman National Security Project and a co-host of the podcast "Taking Ship". He was a co-founder of JNFuture (the young leadership of the Jewish National Fund), and a past Carnegie New Leader. He is the co-editor of Covenantal Imperatives: Essays by Walter S. Wurzburger on Jewish Law, Thought and Community (Urim 2008). Elie is also a Duco Expert.