J. Wade Public Relations’ talented team has worked with the most coveted names in travel, real estate, design, food, wine and wellness. We are committed to providing extraordinary brands with personalized and savvy service...not only working on their behalf but also living and loving the lifestyle they represent.


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Jenn Wade, Founder & President

Jenn Wade is founder and president of J. Wade Public Relations.  An accomplished PR specialist with more than a decade of experience, Jenn has represented some of the world’s top lifestyle brands from luxury hotels and resorts, coveted destinations and world-class developers to Michelin-starred chefs and dynamic designers.  Combining her PR prowess with an unmatched passion and energy, Jenn delivers smart and exciting campaigns complete with intriguing storylines that move the needle. Her success is evidenced by her longstanding relationships with clients and press.

Jenn has been the force behind noteworthy campaigns for clients like St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Barry’s Bootcamp, Karisma Hotels & Resorts, 181 Fremont, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Jay Jeffers, McGuire Furniture, CANOPY by Yves Behar, Millennium Partners, Related California, Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Kennedy Wilson, Michael Mina, Pilates ProWorks, Turks & Caicos Islands Tourist Board, popchips, and Munchkin, among others. 

From The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, WSJ. Magazine, Robb Report, Town & Country, Departures and Elite Traveler to Food & Wine, TIME, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, Financial Times, Elle, NBC’s TODAY, ABC’s Good Morning America, E! Entertainment News, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, she lays claim to placement of an impressive anthology of stories.  Jenn has partnered her clients with noteworthy brands along with a variety of A-list celebrities and social influencers.

Jenn is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She was born and raised in the Bay Area, where she currently lives with her husband, two children and dog.  


Nicole Lax
Senior Director

Senior Director Nicole Lax has nearly a decade of experience providing clients with thoughtful strategic guidance, imaginative ideas, and top results. She is a seasoned communications specialist who excels in writing, brand building, and media relations. Nicole's client roster has included renowned hospitality, lifestyle, real estate, food, and non-profit brands such as Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, W San Francisco, The St. Regis Atlanta, Art Miami, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, MICHAEL MINA, MillenniumPartners, and Kohanaiki, among others. Nicole has secured powerful placements in outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, SELF Magazine, Robb Report, Entrepreneur, The Knot, National Geographic Traveler, Elite Traveler, and MarketWatch.  

Prior to moving to San Francisco, Nicole worked at Walker Sands Communications and Jasculca Terman and Associates, both based in Chicago. Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, with a specialization in PR, from Michigan State University.

 

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YASMIN IMAM
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Yasmin Imam brings a wealth of experience to her Senior Account Executive role after she honed her skills at luxury lifestyle and fashion brands such as Minted, Cartier, Kenzo and Peter Pilotto, amongst others. From managing VIP and influencer relations, to planning and executing events, as well as developing strategies and the necessary tactics to achieve outstanding results, she has expanded her toolset in both London and San Francisco. Yasmin has secured prominent placements in distinguished international and national media such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Martha Stewart Living, HGTV magazine, RealSimple.com, Harper’s Bazaar UK, Town and Country Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, BRIDES magazine, The Knot, The View, The Doctors and USA Today, to name a few.

Yasmin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to London to study Public Relations and Communications at the University of the Arts London. After five years in the UK, Yasmin returned to the Bay Area to further her career.

 

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megan zamiska
Senior Account Executive

Senior Account Executive Megan Zamiska has been an integral part of the J. Wade PR team since the agency’s inception.  During her tenure, Megan has played a key role on accounts like Karisma Hotels & Resorts, CANOPY, Barry’s Bootcamp, Pilates ProWorks, McGuire Furniture, and The Republic of Tea, among others.  Megan has experience managing social media, events, influencer and celebrity campaigns, and media relations. 

Megan has scored top press placements with Time Magazine, New York Daily News, Afar Magazine, Eater SF, Tablehopper, Fox News, Red Tricycle, 7x7, Fox & Friends, San Francisco Magazine, Business Insider, and The Bustle.  Megan is a Bay Area native and graduate of the University of Arizona. 

 
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Blake Willahan
Account Executive

Blake Willahan is a savvy communications professional with experience in public relations, event planning, social media management and influencer relations.  Before joining J. Wade Public Relations, Blake held PR and marketing positions with The St. Regis San Francisco and Montage Laguna Beach, scoring them placement in top outlets like Modern Luxury, Coast Magazine, Robb Report, Shape and Haute Living, among others.

Blake grew up in Orange County and attended San Diego State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations.  She moved to San Francisco to pursue her passion for hospitality, food and fitness. 

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ALYSSA GONZALES
ACCOUNT COORDINATOR 

Alyssa Gonzales brings diverse experience in PR, marketing, and event planning to her role as an Account Coordinator.  In this position, she is critical to pitching press, celebrities and influencers; handling social media; providing event support; and tapping her outstanding writing skills for hotel, restaurant, design and real estate clients.  Previously, Alyssa supported public relations efforts for hospitality clients such Gotts Roadside, Poggio Trattoria, AC Hotels and ROOH.

Alyssa received her Bachelor of Arts in 3.5 years magna cum laude from Washington State University, where she majored in Strategic Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Sport Management. She is a Bay Area native, and has enjoyed keeping up with the hottest restaurants, bars, and travel scene.

Danielle Cohen
pr specialist

Danielle is a veteran public relations professional whose talents have contributed to highly successful publicity campaigns for some of the country's leading wine, food, beauty, hospitality, and real estate brands, including Trump SOHO, Ovid Vineyards, Hakkasan, Kathy Fang, NARS Cosmetics, Harvest Inn, Jay Jeffers, and St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, among others. A media relations maven with an unbeatable rolodex of contacts, Danielle has scored coverage in outlets like O: The Oprah Winfrey Magazine, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Food + Wine, Wine Enthusiast, Harper's Bazaar, Celebrated Living, Robb Report, and CNN, to name a few. Danielle is an expert at combining work and play, always dining at the hottest new restaurants and drinking the most talked about wines to remain an authority on the industries she represents.  

Formerly a senior PR professional at Hill & Knowlton in San Francisco and 5W Public Relations in New York, Danielle is well-versed in running large-scale campaigns and boutique programs alike as a coveted freelancer for a range of clientele.