Testimonials

It’s so great to have the LFPR team on our side as we push out our mission, promote events and preservation issues. Their professionalism, attention to detail and enthusiasm for our mission is incredible; in addition to PR and media planning, they have increased our presence on all social media platforms.

They are awesome to work with!

Sue Adler – Interim CEO & President, Historic Savannah Foundation -

With the help of Lesley Francis PR we were successfully able to make the launch of Ethos Preservation public. We were so excited to share our new venture with the world, and Lesley’s team put us on the map. We are so grateful for their dedication and connections within the Savannah community.

Rebecca Fenwick – Principal, Ethos Preservation -

Thank you all for tirelessly contributing you outstanding skill sets to The Salvation Army of Savannah. The benefits of your involvement are, and will continue, to improve the lives of all of our clients, including the children in our after school programs, nightly residents of our emergency shelter, and the men of our CSRC program among many, many others.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all, and please keep up the fantastic work.

Aaron Odum – Special Events Coordinator, Salvation Army of Savannah -

I would give you top stars for your PR for the VOICE Festival.  The article in the DO section of the SMN about the June 4 concert at the Davenport House was excellent and I think it resulted in our selling out both performances.  I also saw the info again in the SMN on another day.
Working with LFPR has been wonderfully collaborative and your support for all of the VOICE programming is highly valued.

Toby Hollenberg – Chairperson, SavannahVOICE Festival -

Lesley Francis PR always brings fresh new ideas to the table that help move the needle on how our organization operates. I am thrilled with the work of the LFPR team!

Chris Hasson – Board Member for Family Promise of Bryan County -

“I’ve been aware of LFPR for a couple of years and I wish I had used their marketing services earlier.  In the short amount of time we have worked together they have significantly raised the profile of my sunglasses brand to key trade and consumer audiences and their strategic counsel has been extremely valuable.  I would recommend LFPR to any business for a great return on investment .”

Hector Claudio – Business Owner and CEO, Every Day Boater (EDB) - Every Day Boater

“The five year goals for Savannah Ballet Theatre had all fallen into place but the Board knew something else needed to happen…  That something was Lesley Francis and her dynamic team!  Lesley and her Team hit the ground running and have, in a very short period of time, already made a mark on our Brand and Image.”

Curt Bryant – President of the Board of Savannah Ballet Theatre - Savannah Ballet Theater

Before working with Lesley Francis and her team, our organization was letting the media manage us!  With their guidance and expertise we have taken our image into our own hands and strategically developed a cohesive communications campaign.  I highly recommend Lesley Francis Public Relations to any organization or company that wants to be in control of their message and reputation.

Trisha M. Growe – President/CEO, Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce -

A good PR professional can make an enormous difference to both individuals and businesses. Our aim was to raise our profile and educate the market on the great work SD Gunner Fund does. The LFPR team blew us away with their approach, dedication and most of all, results. The quality and consistency of these results have resulted in exactly the outcome that we were hoping for.  Lesley Francis PR is not only highly qualified but very experienced, modern and skillful in their delivery of PR solutions that met our needs and delivered results.  They are masters of their profession, not to mention a delight to work with.  I would recommend the LFPR team to anyone looking to build their business, campaign, or just raise general awareness.”

Britnee Kinard – Founder, SD Gunner Fund -

Working with Lesley Francis PR (LFPR) is equivalent to having a full marketing team at your disposal. Our business is complex as we provide tailored security solutions for large organizations.  Lesley and her team took the time to learn our business and develop strategies that improved our position within our industry.  We receive regular updates and can trust that our marketing initiatives are moving forward on time, on message and on budget.  With different skills and expertise within LFPR their efforts really enhance our profile and their connections within Savannah are impressive.  I recommend their services to any business professional seeking to focus and improve their marketing efforts.

Jordan Roth – Founder & COO, BETA ONE Solutions -

Family Promise of Greater Savannah is thrilled with the ways Lesley Francis Public Relations has increased publicity and awareness for our programs and services. The agency’s ideas for engaging the community and our supporters are fresh, thoughtful and perfectly executed. The LFPR team boasts experience that shines through and allows them to work efficiently and creatively to capitalize on existing media opportunities and create new ones. We consider LFPR part of our organization and know they are as passionate and committed to our mission as we are.

Katrina Bostick – Executive Director of Family Promise of Greater Savannah -

I had heard great things about the team at Lesley Francis Public Relations and we have not been disappointed. It really is like having a full marketing team to rely on. From strategy and issues management, to generating targeted and high-quality media coverage, impressive social media programs, and working alongside us at events and more, they never fail to deliver. I would highly recommend working with LFPR for a great return on investment.

Meghan Lowe – Development Director of Historic Savannah Foundation -

Lesley Francis’ whole team is great to work with and does a wonderful job. They are so supportive and very professional.

Mary Fuller – Project Coordinator of the Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project -

Lesley Francis PR is a vital part of our Savannah VOICE Festival team. Quite simply we would not be here without their commitment and amazing levels of media coverage achieved since we launched the festival in 2013. They are energetic and committed PR Professionals who always go above and beyond to help achieve success in media coverage. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anybody who wants an experienced and exceptional public relations agency.

Maria Zouves – Board of Directors of The Savannah Voice Festival - VOICExperience

Working with Lesley Francis PR (LFPR) is like having a full marketing team within our organization. They provide so much more than you would expect from a public relations agency and handle not only media relations, but also social media and our online presence and branding.  LFPR is a true marketing partner to the Mediation Center as they have a real desire and commitment to understanding our organization – not only what we do but how we make an impact – and they bring that understanding into our marketing strategy and communication messages. The Mediation Center has been working in the greater Savannah area for over 30 years and we have a complex and diverse range of programs that need in-depth understanding and the ability to communicate messages to all our audiences; LFPR always delivers.

One of the main aspects that sets this agency apart is the diversity of the skill sets within the team; this adds so much to their marketing efforts on our behalf. No individual or single employee could ever offer the range of skills and expertise that LFPR does – from social media to branding to traditional media relations. Their efforts always results in quality TV, newspaper and online editorial coverage, which reaches and impacts our target audience.  I highly recommend choosing Lesley Francis Public Relations as your marketing partner.

Jill Cheeks – Executive Director Of The Mediation Center Of The Coastal Empire -

Working with Lesley Francis and her team of qualified professionals is like having an entire PR and Marketing department staffed within our organization. Their combined enthusiasm, attention to details and organizational skills have contributed significantly to our administrative productivity and, most importantly, our marketing results.

Terri O’Neil – Executive Director of The Savannah Philharmonic -

In the first year of our partnership, Greenbriar’s presence in the community grew exponentially. We experienced significant increases in both financial and in-kind contributions. We were exposed to new audiences through magazines and social media. They demonstrate their passion about the mission of Greenbriar every time they went above and beyond to tell our story. We are fortunate to have Lesley Francis PR representing Greenbriar.

 

Gena Taylor – Executive Director of Greenbriar Children’s Center -

I have been blown away by the performance and efficiency of the team at LFPR.  They are highly knowledgeable about marketing and extremely well-connected in the community.  They know-how to maximize my marketing campaign and really relate to the challenges and opportunities of local businesses like mine.  They make working together a pleasure and are worth their weight in gold!

Megan Myrick – Photographer and Business Owner -

Lesley Francis and her team are amazing marketing partners as we continue to build the ATC into a force to be reckoned with in the USA and internationally.  Their strategic insights, commitment to and knowledge of the arts and ability to deliver significant media coverage for our organization are all outstanding and we value their partnership.

Danny Cohen – Board President of The American Traditions Competition -

What Lesley Francis Public Relations has done for my business has forever changed it. My real estate business is noticed and recognized all over town because of their efforts to get me out there.

Randy Bocook -

Asbury Memorial Theatre Company of Savannah appointed LFPR to assist us with the promotion of our productions to increase awareness and attendance. We are ecstatic at the results and the difference they have made to us in only a few months. They are professional and committed to raising our profile and have quickly and enthusiastically become part of our team. Their expertise has led to TV, newspaper and social media coverage for our shows and events even during the busiest times of year for productions in Savannah when everybody is competing for audiences. We would unreservedly recommend them to anybody seeking a marketing partner.

Ray Ellis – Minister of Music of Asbury Memorial Theatre Company - Asbury

Lesley Francis adds energy and excellence to marketing activity.  Her copywriting skills and ability to place favorable media coverage in our area are second to none. 

Ted Flake – Owner of Keller Enterprises Custom Home Builders -

Lesley Francis has a great talent for Public Relations and copywriting. With her assistance I have been able to raise the profile of my diving for prehistoric fossilized shark teeth through a series of magazine and newspaper articles. I would recommend her services to anybody who wants an experienced and knowledgeable PR professional.

Bill Eberlein – Diver and Owner of Megateeth Fossils - Business Owner and Shark Teeth Diver, Megateeth Fossils

Seeing Lesley Francis in action is a force. She represents many of our tourism partners, and she does so with such deft skills. She is exactly the person you want on your team. She makes you look good and sound good in front of a targeted audience of people that matter to your business. When she’s pitching your story, she’s relentless. Her tenacity paired with her tact are the perfect combination. She keeps a well-stocked list of international contacts that will help get your word out to the right people.

Molly Swagler – Senior Director of International Student Services at Savannah College of Art and Design - Tourism Leadership Council

Lesley, Hollie, and everyone at Lesley Francis PR–thank you for excellent promotion for my sold-out concert April 21, “Johnny Mercer On Tybee.” Any time you sell all the tickets and there’s good buzz in the house, you know the pros at LFPR done a great job, and the performers take the stage with extra energy and joy. Onward!

Jim Wann – Musician and Composer -

I would not hesitate to recommend Lesley Francis’ professional PR services to any local business. Her marketing insight, advice on promotional activity and media contacts have all played an important role in the successful launch and ongoing success of the Milan Day Spa on Broughton. Her dedication has helped us to differentiate ourselves as THE downtown Savannah spa to both residents and tourists.

Catherine Garrido – Owner of Milan Day Spa -

Lesley Francis is a wonderful writer and publicist. She is professional, timely, well-informed and always eager to put forth more than what is asked of her. Her stories written for our magazine are always exciting and easy to read. We would recommend her work- hands down- to anyone seeking what she offers.

Paige Glazer – Publisher of Richmond Hill Reflections Magazine -

I have known and worked with Lesley Francis PR for over eight years and can honestly say she is a joy to work with and is the utmost professional in all that she does. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable in the field of public relations, she carries out her duties with great enthusiasm and dedication. The Bryan County Bark Park Association has benefited immensely from her expertise and I would not hesitate to highly recommend her.

Wendy Bolton – Past President of the Bryan County Bark Park Association, Inc -

Lesley – Thank you for all of your hard work and generosity towards the Two Hundred Club! The inaugural Red, White & Blue BBQ Fundraiser was a success and we owe a lot of that to the Lesley Francis PR family. Thank you!

Mark Dana – President of The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire -

Lesley Francis is an energetic and enthusiastic individual whose Public Relations skills are, quite simply, phenomenal. I had the privilege of working with Lesley as a Board Member of the Savannah Book Festival. Despite being in a strictly volunteer position, she garnered an unprecedented level of local, regional and national attention for the Festival, including dozens of newspaper and magazine articles, myriad radio and television interviews, and continuous broadcast of the Festival’s activities on a national cable network. The Savannah Book Festival has evolved from a local celebration into a nationally-recognized literary event, and Lesley deserves the lion’s share of credit for that transformation. I could not recommend her more highly!

Dr Mark E. Murphy – Mercer University School of Medicine -

Lesley Francis and her team were a tremendous help to us with the United Way of The Coastal Empire Bryan County’s 2016 fundraising campaign. Their public relations expertise helped us generate extensive media coverage and take this year’s campaign to a new level.  We are grateful for not only their services, but also their support and encouragement.

Kristi Cox – Executive Director of United Way of Bryan County -

Working with Lesley and her team was an absolute pleasure. Not only was she kind and gracious, but her attention to detail and accuracy was most impressive. I especially appreciated that she allowed our organization to proof any quotes before they were released. She is top notch!

Justin Addington – Director of Music and Organist, St. Johns UMC - Skidaway Island United Methodist Church

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Lesley Francis since I became managing editor of the Bryan County News in March 2015. Lesley Francis PR is a top-notch public-relations firm that provides great service to its clients as well as the media. I can count on LFPR’s press releases to be accurate and timely, and the photos are quite helpful for our print and online publications. Her semiweekly column in the Bryan County News is well-written and fun to read, and I know readers appreciate her insights on life in coastal Georgia, her adopted home.

Jason Wermers – Writer, Reporter, Copy Editor -

Lesley and I worked together for over 10 years as I developed my career as a healthcare technology executive. Lesley’s deep and wide understanding of the power of medical communications and the impact of developing clinical key opinion leaders resulted directly in accelerated sales growth and rapid market penetration across multiple technologies including an innovative infection control urology product, in vitro fertlization products and high tech cryotherapy products for the treatment of prostate and kidney cancer.

Lesley’s insight and PR leadership enabled several of the smaller enterprises to punch well above their weight in very competitive and highly regulated market places. Additionally, Lesley’s attention to detail, professional approach, winning manner and relentless focus on first class customer service ensured my respective businesses successfully delivered high impact PR campaigns.

I highly recommend Lesley and would engage her services again.

Rosie Cunningham Thomas – Chief Executive Officer of Symimetic -

Lesley Francis is one of the best PR and marketing agents in the Coastal Region. Through her assistance and advice the Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership has considerably enhanced is online presence, its social media capability and its traditional PR/press exposure. Lesley is the consummate professional who can bring true value to any business.

Dr Luke Pittaway – Georgia Southern University -

Over the past three years it has been my privilege to be on the board of the Savannah Book Festival with Lesley Francis and can unequivocally say that her knowledge, guidance and unselfish hours committed to the Festival’s visibility team has helped put the Festival “on the map”. Her mastery of Public Relations and Marketing has been impressive, as well as her follow through making sure it all happens.

I would not hesitate to recommend Lesley to anyone who needed the services that she can offer.

Scott Richards – Savannah Book Festival -