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"Working with Lesley Francis PR (LFPR) is equivalent to having a full marketing team at your disposal. They understand Savannah Classical Academy’s opportunities and challenges, and Lesley and her team took the time to learn about the education sector when they began working with us in 2018. Their services to SCA include issues management, to generating positive coverage via the media, effective social media programs, website and online marketing expertise and complex advertising campaigns - incorporating filming, design, and coordination of a diverse media. Their strategic input, commitment and responsiveness – in and outside office hours – is exceptional. With different skills and expertise within LFPR their efforts really enhance our profile and they are a valued part of the SCA team. I do not hesitate to recommend their services.”
“I have worked with LFPR in a variety of roles over the years and when the time came for a cohesive marketing program to support the return of the Savannah Challenger in 2022, they were the perfect choice. “This premiere professional tennis event, which takes place on Skidaway Island, needed a new logo, new website and new printed collateral. We are over the moon with how brilliant everything looks and how user friendly our new website is. Thank you LFPR for your hard work, creative, functionality genius and your thoughtful, artistic vision.”
"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."
"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!”
"Lesley Francis and her team at LFPR offer superior public relations services. From copywriting to media placement to creative services - they excel at all of it. Every member of the team really listens to their clients and respond to their needs, provide constant and consistent updates and feedback, and execute on time. They truly love Savannah and the business and organizations they serve."
"We have worked with LFPR since 2014 and they really are part of our team. They bring their marketing expertise to promoting church events, issues and challenges - such as when we pivoted to virtual worship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Asbury Memorial and what we stand for and do has a very high profile in Savannah and working with LFPR is one of the main reasons we often enjoy extensive media coverage."
"I had heard great things about the team at Lesley Francis Public Relations and we have not been disappointed. Their media knowledge and contacts have generated incredible levels of media coverage for The Salvation Army in Savannah. Feedback from our sponsors and the wider community has been very positive and they are a vital part of our marketing team. 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. The whole team is amazing to work with and I highly recommend their services.”
We love our new website! Great work, site visitors are going to love it and I'm sure it will help us generate more $ in the future. It's a million dollar website! We can't thank you enough!
"Lesley Francis Public Relations has been instrumental in drastically improving Bryan County’s communication with its citizens. They are very familiar with how local governments function, which makes things a lot easier for the staff. And more importantly, LFPR is capable of working directly with department heads and senior staff to communicate needed messages in a very professional manner to the public thus inspiring their confidence in our services.”
"LFPR has taken care of my PR and social media needs since 2014. Most recently, I retained them to build what turned out to be an awesome website for my practice. For 7 years, the LFPR team has always been a pleasure to work with, handling copywriting, design, and implementation in a professional and timely manner. I highly recommend their services."
"The dedicated team at Lesley Francis PR understands media relations. They have built solid relationships with local journalists by making relevant and timely media pitches and following through till the story is published. Newsrooms are grateful to work with professionals like LFPR.”
Heather Henley
Former Content/Features Editor - Savannah Morning News and Do Savannah
"Family Promise of the Coastal Empire 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 - Family Promise of the Coastal Empire
"At Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church, we connected with LFPR in September 2020, and I am so glad that we did! The staff has been friendly, responsive, and creative in helping us to publicize our events to the larger community AND helping us build new partnerships with other organizations in the community. We are a small church. Many churches may feel like they are “too small to afford a PR firm,” but after working with Lesley Francis, I say that any church that wants to reach the community can’t afford NOT to call LFPR!"
Rev. Dr. Devin Strong
Pastor - Spirit of Peace Lutheran Church
“Lesley Francis and her team at LFPR have provided exemplary service for Bryan County since 2017. Over the last four years, they have worked alongside the county to create an excellent marketing program encompassing PR, social media, design, copywriting, online marketing and more. They are familiar with how local governments operate, allowing them to work directly with the County Administrator, department heads and senior staff to communicate messages to the public in a professional manner, thus inspiring confidence in our services. We recognize that Lesley Francis Public Relations has been instrumental in drastically improving Bryan County’s communication with its residents at a crucial time in the county’s growth and thank them for all they have done for staff and their service to the citizens of Bryan County.”
Carter Infinger
Bryan County Commission Chairman
"From day one, The Lesley Francis PR team has been a true asset to our non-profit organization. They were able to deliver results immediately and made our events an instant success. The LFPR team has invested a lot of up-front time getting to know us and tailored their services to our sensitivities and needs. At the same time, we learned from them how we could benefit from public relations and media services in ways we never imagined and with which we were totally comfortable. LFPR is always professional, proactive and ready with a plan. For every circumstance, they have a solution ready. We cannot recommend their services enough!"
I've worked with Lesley Francis PR at two different organizations now, and both have expanded their reach, prestige, and fund-raising thanks to LFPR's efforts. Although Savannah based, they are perfectly capable of working on regional and national campaigns. I've also admired her esprit de corps and willingness to trust and advance her staff.
We selected Lesley Francis PR (LFPR) for a range of marketing services – beginning with getting our online profile right – developing a new website and social media platforms. As our business continues to grow, I value having a marketing team with a full range of services available to me. Their strategic input and business know how is valuable and I recommend their services to any business owner.
“As a nonprofit we have greatly benefited from the work provided by Lesley Francis PR. Per our grant, we have a budget for Positive Social Norms messaging. The team does an excellent job at creating weekly content that is spot on to the message we are working to promote! I am able to approve content with little to no edits. (These ladies do their research!) We have been impressed with media relations and the new exposure and look forward to continuing to grow our visibility through this agency.”
“HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Every team member at LFPR is fantastic to work with. They go above and beyond for their clients. This a team who truly cares, is creative, and professional. Our nonprofit continues to reach more clients and help those in need thanks to our wonderful team at Lesley Francis PR.”
"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, in a very short period of time, made a mark on our brand and image.”
“I’ve had the great pleasure of working alongside LFPR as an artist and administrator with the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Programs. The LFPR team has been integral in the success of the Programs by accurately assessing and highlighting the strength of our offerings. Each member of team is empathetic, engaging, and excited about our work, and I’m so thankful to work with and learn from them!”
“The LFPR team are always well prepared, friendly, and professional. They are always a pleasure to work with and go above and beyond to make their clients happy!”
“We partnered with LFPR to build awareness of the Indoor Ag-Con conference through social media in advance of and during the show.  They became an important part of our team and really did a stellar job catching the networking, show floor feel and education.”
Suzanne Pruitt
Indoor Ag-Con Event Director
"When Asbury Memorial Church made the decision to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church in 2020, in support of LGBTQ rights, we were thankful to have the expertise of Lesley Francis Public Relations (LFPR) on our team. We believe that we were the first church in the USA to leave the United Methodist denomination due to its unequal treatment of LGBTQ people, and making sure that we explained our position carefully and developed a strategic communications campaign was vital. Lesley Francis and her team of marketing professionals managed a very successful PR campaign and Asbury Memorial enjoyed media coverage on a national scale – from coast to coast and north to south. We were delighted with the success of this campaign."
"The past two years have been challenging for everybody, but especially for those in the hospitality industry. Since both of our businesses depend on visitors to Savannah, we used this time to evaluate how we wanted to promote our long established companies. We knew we needed some guidance with our social media platforms and raising our profile through traditional media. Contracting with Lesley Francis Public Relations was one of the best decisions we made. We would recommend their services to any business owner looking for some marketing expertise."
"Lesley – Thank you for all of your hard work and generosity towards the 200 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!”
"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 of SD Gunner Fund
“Lesley Francis and her team at Lesley Francis PR have become an amazing partner for Official Guides of Savannah. They are consummate professionals and their work is impeccable. We would be thrilled to recommend them to anyone who needs PR and marketing services.”
"Lesley Francis’ whole team is great to work with and does a wonderful job. They are so supportive and very professional."
Mary Fuller
Executive Director of the United Way of Bryan Coutny
"The Lesley Francis Public Relations team has been a valuable asset to the Bryan County Opioid Prevention Project. Lesley and her team have extensive knowledge and experience in working with non-profit organizations. They continuously research to stay up-to-date on the opioid epidemic in order to promote our goals and strategies in preventing opioid abuse in Bryan County. LFPR allowed me to make connections in the community that would have been impossible on my own. Their client communication surpasses all expectations. If I needed anything, I knew an email or call would be answered almost immediately. Lesley’s team has excitement and passion in what they do. I always look forward to my monthly planning meetings with them. They truly became an invested member of my organization."
"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
"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."
“Lesley Francis PR is a fantastic group of professionals who really listened to what to our agency wanted in a website. The staff are friendly and get things done in a timely manner. We finally have the website we have been wanting for years!”
"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 of Every Day Boater (EDB)
"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 Growe
President/CEO of Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce
"Lesley Francis’ whole team is great to work with and does a wonderful job. They are so supportive and very professional."
Lise Sundrla
Preservation Services Manager of Historic Beaufort Foundation
"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.”
"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."
"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 at Asbury Memorial Theatre Company
"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."
Jill Cheeks
Executive Director of The Mediation Center of The Coastal Empire
"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."
"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 of BETA ONE Solutions
“Great PR firm! Experienced and fast; attentive to our needs!”
"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
Owner of Bocook Realty
"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
“The team at Lesley Francis PR is great. Thoughtful and professional, they work hard for their clients!”
"I highly recommend Lesley and would engage her services again. 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 fertilization 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 marketplaces. 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."
Rosie Cunningham Thomas
Managing Director, Static Systems Group at Halma PLC