Lesley Francis Public Relations (LFPR) is a boutique public relations agency based in Savannah, GA. Our experience and commitment allows us to offer a tailored approach to ensure our clients make a big impact with the right target audiences every time.
With over 30 years’ experience in public relations, Lesley and her team quickly become an integral part of her clients’ marketing programs. An exceptional talent and enthusiasm for Public Relations and the written word ensures quality results time after time.
British born Lesley Francis is a graduate of the University of Bristol (England) and has extensive experience in London-based, global media agencies. In 1998, Lesley founded hsdcommunications, an award-winning, London-based agency that she grew from one person to a UK top 25 PR firm. She sold her business in 2007 to Gyro International, a global group with offices in 11 countries, and ran their worldwide PR before relocating to the USA seven years ago. She became a proud US citizen in 2012.
Lesley Francis Public Relations represents non-profit organizations as well as local and global businesses. Lesley is a regular columnist for Morris Multimedia Inc. and a contributing writer to several regional magazines. She has been on a number of local boards, including Ariel South East Angel Partners, The Savannah Book Festival, and The Savannah VOICE Festival. Lesley is also a Rotary Past President and a Fellow for the Center of Entrepreneurism and Leadership at Georgia Southern University.
Hollie Barnidge, Account Director, lives in Pooler, Georgia, with her husband and daughter. She holds a Bachelor’s of Journalism in Communications from the University of Missouri. She joined LFPR as social media manager and copy writer in 2015. Hollie has worked at a number of publications, including daily newspapers and lifestyle magazines, and served as a regional editor for Morris Multimedia Inc. for seven years. Through her time spent as a Main Street Program manager, Hollie amassed experience in small business and economic development, marketing, planning and preservation, design, and volunteer management. She was named to the Hinesville Veterans Memorial Walk Board of Directors and enjoys volunteering with several area nonprofits.
Kristyn Fielding, Account Executive, lives in Savannah, Georgia. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University. She works with client event coordination, writing and issuing news releases, media coverage evaluation, and social media management and content generation at LFPR. Fielding completed a summer internship as a public relations intern with The Averitt Center for the Arts in Statesboro, Georgia. During her education she was an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America as well as a co-host of a weekly radio show for Georgia Southern’s official radio station, WVGS 91.9 The Buzz.
Evelyn Fallon, Digital & Social Media Executive, resides in Richmond Hill with her family. She works on client liaison, graphic design, website management, media relations and social media at LFPR and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Family & Consumer Science from Texas State University. As a freelance writer, Fallon’s work includes the weekly “Life on the Hill” section in the Bryan County News. Evelyn is a John Maxwell Certified speaker and trainer, member of the Women’s Speaker Association and serves as an Ambassador for the Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce.