Frighetto Communications Inc.

Strategic Communications Consulting for Professional Service Firms and Associations

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About Frighetto Communications Inc.

With more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications, media relations and marketing communications, Frighetto Communications principal Jennifer Frighetto provides senior-level communications counsel and writing support to professional services firms and associations.

At Frighetto Communications, we know how to help professional services companies and associations tell their stories, showcase their expertise to the right audiences, communicate to global, national and local employee/member populations, create awareness in a new market or vertical and get thought leaders and executives noticed by business media and industry publications.

"Jennifer Frighetto is an outstanding PR professional and expert. She is not only an excellent writer, but is also strategic, creative, media-savvy and terrific working with reporters and executives. She's the consummate PR professional that continually delivers outstanding results."

- Suzanne Zagata-Meraz, Frighetto Communications Inc. client

About

Jennifer Frighetto
Jennifer Frighetto

Career Highlights

Jennifer established Frighetto Communications in 2014, after spending 15 years leading corporate communications, media relations and integrated marketing communications campaigns for global, public companies. Before that she managed internal and external communications at a privately-held giftware company and supported clients at a boutique public relations agency in Chicago.


Over the course of her career she has worked on major corporate announcements, such as large acquisitions and divestitures, and the appointment of a new CEO. She has developed strategic media relations programs from the ground up, and launched campaigns in brand new markets, quickly learning the media landscape, establishing relationships with key reporters and positioning her clients as experts on industry issues. Working with marketing and communications colleagues around the world, Jennifer led the coordination of global integrated marketing communications campaigns, incorporating media relations, client communications, industry relations, social media, internal communications, public affairs, digital platforms and events.


Jennifer's work has been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the Association for Women in Communications, the Publicity Club of Chicago and the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.


Industry Experience

Industries and areas served include professional services, associations, information services, consumer packaged goods (CPG), defined contribution/401(k), employee benefits, human resources, travel, medical diagnostics, outsourcing, consumer products and market research.


While Jennifer's communications experience spans B2B and B2C, she has a particular know-how for promoting companies as experts in their fields and providers of choice, honing these skills during her 15 years at Nielsen and Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt), two leading professional services companies.


Volunteer Work

Jennifer dedicates a portion of her time to volunteer PR work. Currently serving as PR and Social Media Chair for Impact 100 Chicago's Suburban Chapter, she has also volunteered as newsletter editor for her homeowners' association, and provided PR and media relations support for her church.


Outside of Work

Chicago-born and bred, Jennifer lives in Chicago's northwest suburbs with her husband of 21 years, their teen and tween, and rescue pup. Jennifer is a travel lover and a marathoner-wannabe. She eats everything with hot sauce, finds cleaning out her refrigerator to be curiously relaxing and believes great views and sunsets should be accompanied with wine.

Services

Consulting & Strategy Development

  • Media Relations
  • Message Development
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Social Media
  • Crisis Communications
  • Content Development
  • Communications Process Analysis
  • Reputation Management
  • Internal Communications
  • Thought Leadership Campaigns
  • Executive Visibility Programs
  • Executive Media Training
  • Event Planning
  • Stakeholder Messaging Analysis

Writing & Execution

  • Media Outreach & Response
  • Press Releases
  • Case Studies
  • Social Media
  • Bylined Articles
  • White Papers
  • Website Copy
  • Blogs
  • Newsletters

Clients

Current and past clients include:

Testimonials

Scott McKenzie, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership - Nielsen

DELIVERS SAVVY STRATEGY WRAPPED IN PERFECT EXECUTION
"Jenn is that rare person who is able to consistently deliver savvy strategy wrapped in perfect execution. She is a true business partner who offers recommendations based on deep experience and reliable instincts. Having worked with her everywhere from China and India to the U.S. and Russia, I have often witnessed her ability to juggle people, priorities and complex topics. And, she does it all with her characteristic sense of humor."

Scott McKenzie, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership - Nielsen
Mary De Angelo - Vice President, Global Emergency Center - Aon

OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING PROFESSIONAL, DELIVERS RESULTS IN A HIGHLY EFFECTIVE WAY
"Jennifer Frighetto is an outstanding communications and marketing professional. I engaged Jennifer to assist on development of a strategic marketing plan for an internal organization and to develop some standard collateral that could be used across various communications channels and geographies including intranet postings, email and hard copy. Jennifer is professional, easy to work with and thorough. She was creative in recommending many different options to best convey the messages we needed to convey. She learned quickly about the organization and how to articulate what we needed to convey. She was able to be a great sounding board to provide perspective on ideas and effectively worked with all levels of the organization to ensure clear definition of requirements and gap in current understanding. Jennifer was flexible to work with my schedule and was always efficient in terms of the use of my time. Jennifer delivers results in a highly effective way."

Mary De Angelo - Vice President, Global Emergency Center - Aon
Deanie Sultana, Executive Director, Communications, Southeast Asia, North Asia and Pacific - Nielsen

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED MEDIA RELATIONS PRACTITIONER, OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATOR
"Over the past several years that I have worked with Jenn, most recently in her role in Nielsen's Global Media Relations team, she has been an invaluable conduit between corporate HQ and our 100+ markets around the world. She is a highly experienced media relations practitioner and an outstanding communicator. For those of us working in Nielsen's far-removed regions, such as Asia Pacific, Jenn's guidance and counsel has helped us to build solid, highly effective media relations strategies around the world which are aligned with Nielsen's overall corporate communications objectives. She is a true team player and an integral part of our global team."

Deanie Sultana, Executive Director, Communications, Southeast Asia, North Asia and Pacific - Nielsen
Jon Hay, Vice President, Marketing - CIC Plus

A MASTER AT UNDERSTANDING THE BUSINESS, DELIVERS WHAT'S NEEDED UNDER TIGHT TIMEFRAMES
"I have had the pleasure to work with Jennifer on two occasions at Hewitt and Nielsen. When it comes to public relations and managing a company's brand and reputation with the media, Jenn is the first call I would make. She is a master at understanding a business and using her media savvy to deliver the right media exposure for your business. Nothing tests a PR professional more than a crisis situation, and that is when Jennifer is at her best, delivering what's needed under tight timeframes and often times with a limited view of the complete picture. That's what sets Jennifer apart."

Jon Hay, Vice President, Marketing - CIC Plus
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM, PARTICULARLY SKILLED WORKING WITH THE C-SUITE
"I had the opportunity to work with Jennifer when we were both at Hewitt Associates. She is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable, hard-working and determined. I was continually impressed by her high level of professionalism with people at all levels of the organization. Jennifer is particularly skilled at developing and implementing public relations strategies, working with the C-suite level, and managing corporate reputation. She would be a valuable addition to any organization that needs a highly skilled and experienced communications professional."

Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

SPOT ON WHEN IT COMES TO MANAGING THE MEDIA, KEEPS THE STRATEGIC PERSPECTIVE
"Jenn is spot on when it comes to managing the media. She knows the ecosystem, understands reporters' concerns, positions the news and delivers the pick up. When social media erupted, Jenn dove in and was one of the first Nielsen communicators to embrace it and leverage it to drive relationships and coverage. Jenn keeps the strategic perspective and can easily prioritize what's going to have an impact to make the most of her time. I was glad to have a high performer on the team and was gratified when she was promoted to a more senior, global role after her tenure on my team."

Leslie Krohn, SVP, Consumer Insights - Public Affairs, Nielsen
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

EXCELLENT WRITER, DELIVERS RESULTS
"Jennifer is an outstanding PR professional and an excellent writer. She can take complex messages and make them meaningful to members of the media. She is conscientious, a strong communicator and practical in her guidance. She delivers results and is a pleasure to work with."

Don Minner, CPSM, Communications & Marketing - Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

SUPERIOR WRITING SKILLS, COMMUNICATES COMPLEX CONCEPTS IN A WAY THAT IS CLEAR AND UNDERSTANDABLE
"Jenn is an excellent communicator who is an asset to any team. Her superior writing skills enable her to communicate complex concepts in a way that is clear and understandable. Her ability to coach internal clients on how to best communicate their messages is unsurpassed. Her personality and sense of humor make even the most stress-filled work days better for everyone who works with her."

Pam Leibfried, Manager, Content Development - Alliant Credit Union
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

STRATEGIC, CREATIVE, MEDIA-SAVVY, DELIVERS OUTSTANDING RESULTS
"Jennifer Frighetto is an outstanding PR professional and expert. She is not only an excellent writer, but is also strategic, creative, media-savvy, and terrific in working with reporters and executives. She's the consummate PR professional that continually delivers outstanding results."

Suzanne Zagata-Meraz, Public Relations Leader, CSAA Insurance Group, a AAA Insurer
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

CALM PRESENCE, SMART AND INSIGHTFUL COUNSEL
"Jennifer is smart, talented and a pleasure to work with. Her strategic ability and media expertise is a great asset to any organization. She is also a balanced, calm presence that provides smart and insightful counsel. Jenn has also had the opportunity to work globally which gives her valuable insights to any organization with an international footprint."

Lorri Christou, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing & Communications, CLIA
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

IMPRESSIVE BUSINESS ACUMEN, STRONG WRITER, VALUABLE SOUNDING BOARD
"I worked with Jennifer for many years, and she always impressed me with her business acumen, her knowledge of the industry and the advice and counsel she provided her clients. She is a very strong writer...and skilled at turning very complex information into compelling, easy-to-understand stories. In addition to her professional skills, Jennifer was a wonderful team member and colleague. Even during her busiest times, she was always willing to help others and became a valuable sounding board to me personally. Even today, I still rely on Jennifer for her advice and counsel."

Maurissa Kanter, PR Director - Aon Corporation
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PR PROFESSIONAL WITH A SOLID GRASP OF BUSINESS OBJECTIVES
"I worked with Jennifer for several years at Hewitt Associates. Without exception, I found her to be an excellent, highly effective public relations professional with a solid grasp of the business objectives the ways that PR should be integrated to advance them. I strongly recommend Jennifer to any organization requiring a real pro."

Jay Bondeson, Professor of English - College of Lake County and College of DuPage
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

HARD-WORKING AND INTELLIGENT, PLEASURE TO WORK WITH
"Jennifer is a hard-working and intelligent PR professional. I found her to be a thoughtful and flexible colleague with a good grasp of what journalists need, as well as being willing to understand the differing media implications of issues in other countries. Not least though, Jennifer is great fun and was a pleasure to work with."

Colin Mayes, Head of UK PR - Aon Hewitt
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

ULTIMATE PROFESSIONAL, STRATEGIC AND ARTICULATE
"I worked with Jennifer for several years and think the world of her! She is the ultimate professional whether she's working with her team, business leaders or the media. She is strategic, articulate, thoughtful, collaborative, and highly motivating. I so enjoyed working with her and hope our paths cross again."

Kyra Ramsey, Co-Executive Director - Apple Seeds
Pamela Filler, Marketing Communications Manager - Umbrellas on the Beach, Inc.

ONE OF BEST WORKING RELATIONSHIPS I'VE HAD
"I worked with Jennifer over several years and it was one of the best working relationships I've had. She is professional, smart, conscientious and has the ability to think strategically through any situation. I would work with Jennifer again if I had the opportunity."

Anita Block, Project Manager - Topco Associates LLC

Awards

Gold Quill of Excellence Award in Media Relations
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
2013

Clarion Award, Ongoing Public Relations Campaign
Association for Women in Communications
2013

Hermes Global Creative Award
Strategic PR Program
Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals
2013

Hermes Global Creative Award
Strategic Communications Program
Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals
2013

International Business Award
Communications Campaign of the Year, Global Issues
The Stevie Awards
2013

Clarion Award, Public Relations Campaign
Association for Women in Communications
2009

Silver Quill of Excellence Award
Marketing Communications
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
1999

Golden Trumpet Award
Special Events Program
Publicity Club of Chicago
1998

Newsletter

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Contact

Address

Customer Support

847.702.5304

jennifer@frighettocommunications.com



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