JMP Verdant is a full-service communications firm that specializes in global media strategies, public affairs and entertainment campaigns. We help our clients define themselves, distinguish themselves from competitors, project their messages while illustrating their value in order to articulate their stories – and ultimately achieve their goals.
We see ourselves as long-term media partners to our clients, and while many have used our services to deal with a particular topic, we find it telling that a significant number stay with us long after those campaigns have been completed. We become our clients’ trusted strategic media partner and an extension of their internal team.
We offer world-class expertise in conception and execution of media strategies and engagement across a multitude of issues, and a full range of communications services including: research and analysis; creation of messaging and talking points; world-class press releases media training; crisis and rapid response communications; media relations for legal and political strategies; reputation management for luminaries, political and cultural figures; press conferences; tastemaker events and media monitoring.
1000 Dean Street, Suite 329
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Julia Pacetti is a global media strategist specializing in high-impact media campaigns for public and international affairs, international political candidates, human rights issues, political prisoner cases, whistleblowers and entertainment properties. Julia has spearheaded global media campaigns for public figures such as civil rights activist and author Daniel Ellsberg and former President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives. She has lead numerous campaigns for issue-driven films including the Oscar-winning documentaries Icarus by Brian Fogel, The White Helmets by Orlando von Einsiedel and A Girl in the River by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Julia has developed and executed complete media and event strategies for political figures and causes in Australia, France, India, Italy, The Maldives, Vatican City, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, the U.K., the U.S. and at the United Nations. Julia is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs and began her career working in the press office of Senator Patrick Leahy.
Austin Schiano has experience in an array of international affairs communications. Austin has worked for the United Nations, federal and local U.S. government, several executive non-governmental organization boards, and dynamic media platforms. He received his Master’s degree in International Relations from the New York University Center for Global Affairs. He has written and published academically on sustainable development. In 2015 he was given the “Spirit of the UN” award, and was recognized alongside ambassadors and high-level UN staff for his work on citizen engagement in international politics prior to joining the Verdant team.
Cordelia Sklansky is an experienced media and communications professional with a decade of experience in the entertainment and film industry. She has contributed to numerous impactful theatrical releases and awards campaigns, from major studio blockbusters to independent foreign language films and documentaries. Prior to joining JMP Verdant, Cordelia was the Publicity Manager at Cohen Media Group, where she worked on successful release campaigns for the Oscar-winning film The Salesman by Asghar Farhadi and Oscar-nominated films Faces Places by JR and Agnès Varda and The Insult by Ziad Doueiri.
Cordelia began her career working in regional publicity at Allied Integrated Marketing followed by a role on the national publicity team at 20th Century Fox. She has also held positions at Tina Brown Live Media where her responsibilities included planning and producing the 2016 Women in the World Summit. Cordelia received her B.A. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina where she majored in Public Relations.