Patrick Jackson was one of the pioneers of what he called “behavioral public relations,” but his untimely death in 2001 at age 68 didn’t stop Jackson Jackson & Wagner, his firm from continuing to work with clients on research-based, analysis-driven public relations programs.
Stacey Smith, senior counsel & partner in the Rye, NH-based firm, is our guest on this edition of the Lubetkin on Communications Podcast. Stacey talks about Pat Jackson’s influence on the modern practice of public relations and discusses her own career with the firm since joining in 1981. She also describes the seminar she will run for the Public Relations Society of America’s New Jersey chapter tomorrow, September 20, in Rahway, NJ. She also talks about the retrospective of Pat Jackson’s public relations career taking place at the Museum of Public Relations at Baruch College in New York, and a newly launched archival website of Pat’s writings.
About the Guest
Since joining the firm in 1981, Stacey Smith has helped clients with her counseling expertise in crisis planning and problem solving, facilitation and training, developing public relations and marketing plans, and organizational dynamics and development. Stacey has particular expertise in research, specifically, problem analysis and methodology design. She has also worked with a number of clients on the issues and strategies surrounding organizational development.
Stacey holds a B.S. in Communication from the University of Tennessee and an MS in Management, specializing in Organization Behavior, from Antioch New England Graduate School. She has also served as an instructor in public relations at New England College and at Antioch New England Graduate School.