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The Jamaica Information Services’ (JIS) Public Relations and Marketing Department is one of the most dynamic PR & Marketing facilities within the Public Sector.

The Jamaica Information Services’ (JIS) Public Relations and Marketing Department is one of the most dynamic PR & Marketing facilities within the Public Sector.

The engine of the JIS

The Department conceptualizes and executes public education campaigns and advertising programmes aimed at promoting a better understanding of the Government’s policies and programmes.

The Department also provides services to non-governmental organizations including corporate entities and international agencies.

The department is referred to as the “engine” of the JIS, because it is uniquely positioned to drive output across all the production departments, including Radio, TV, Photo, Publications and Computer Services.

How Can We Help You?

The PR & Marketing Department serves as the first point of contact for clients and prospective clients of the JIS. The department provides and facilitates a wide variety of communications services including:

Developing and executing strategic PR campaigns/programmes

Generating information from Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government, to guide production departments

Delivering comprehensive reports at the end of each campaign or programme

Requesting and Scheduling Interviews on commercial media

Providing strategic PR advice and consultation services to MDAs and non-core clients

Coordinating tailored media/public awareness packages/programmes to meet clients’ needs

Planning and executing special events including press conferences, meetings and launches

Media Centre Management—Managing media relations for events including the issuing of press advisories, confirmation of coverage and managing media relations for clients at their events

Scripting and producing electronic and print advertisements and Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and writing news releases and features

Organizing and hosting Think Tank session(s) to generate publicity about special programmes/policies

Facilitating Advertising and Media Buying services—Develop advertising campaigns and handle placement of ads in commercial media

Producing and Placing News Supplements/Features in the newspapers- (we coordinate the production of special supplements for company anniversaries and other commemorative events)

PR and Marketing works with other JIS departments

The PR and Marketing Department facilitates the execution of a wide array of media and communications services that are provided by other departments (Radio, TV, Publications, Research, Computer Services and Photo)

These services include:

Video Recording

Printing Services (brochures, flyers, programmes business cards, books, newsletters, etc.)

Town Crier Services

Online Advertising and streaming (live and delayed streaming of special events)

Photography (we provide coverage for your events)

Graphic Design (advertisements, flyers, book covers, business cards, programmes, etc.)

Video Recording

Radio and TV Production (we develop radio features, docufeatures, PSAs for radio and TV)

Public Address System Rental

Who Are Our Clients?

JIS’ PR and Marketing Department provides sound consultation in Public Relations and Strategic Communications services to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government and non-core clients including Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and international agencies; while maintaining our focus of gathering and disseminating information on Government policies and programmes, to Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora. Our commitment to excellent outputs and high quality client care has enabled us to develop and maintain long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Below is a representation of our clients:

Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)

Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH)

Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)

Universal Service Fund (USF)

Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC)


Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC)

National Insurance Scheme (NIS)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS)

Ministry of Agriculture (MOA)

Jamaica Emergency Employment Programme (JEEP)

Bureau of Gender Affairs

Ministry of Health (MoH)

Urban Development Corporation (UDC)

Public Sector Modernization Division- Public Sector Customer Service Competition 2013

Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF)

Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP)

Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS)

National Blood Transfusion Service –World Blood Donor Day 2013

Management Institute for National Development (MIND)

The Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica (BCJ)

Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM)

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