HELPING FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS COMMUNICATE BRILLIANTLY SINCE 2005
As a branding, marketing and public relations firm, we provide marketing communications solutions exclusively to financial professionals and the organizations that serve them. Originally founded in 2005 and acquired by JConnelly in 2021, we bring in-depth industry experience with an independent perspective to help you:
- Define your brand image and message
- Support your brand with high-impact, multimedia marketing materials
- Promote your brand through turnkey public relations programs and
- Capture your audience with custom solutions tailored to your specific marketing objectives
Through our proven, packaged PR programs, we create lasting impressions, bolstering and enhancing your reputation through local and national media coverage to capture the attention and trust of your ideal clients.
Meet the AdvisorPR Executive Team
The executive team at AdvisorPR brings a diverse background of experience, talent and education to directly benefit the clients we serve. Being exclusively dedicated to the financial industry since 2005, we have built our team, services and network of industry and media relationships to truly cater to this unique niche.
From the pace of working for Fortune 500 organizations, to the skill of standing in front of TV cameras and radio mics, and with the patience of sitting across from financial clients, our team of experts understands firsthand the distinct challenges and opportunities that financial organizations face.
Alana Kohl, founder and president of AdvisorPR, is an accomplished publicist, author and brand consultant. Established in 2005, AdvisorPR is exclusively dedicated to serving the marketing communications needs of financial services professionals and organizations.
Through her innovative turnkey programs and proven approach to media relations, Kohl and her team have been able to skillfully and systematically secure substantive media placements through every market and economic cycle and across diverse media platforms, including local, national and industry outlets. With nearly two decades serving the financial sector, Kohl’s leadership has been pivotal in shaping and supporting some of the industry’s biggest evolutions—from communication strategies surrounding mergers and acquisitions to guiding advisors to establishing independent brands and launching thought leaders to new levels of success.
As vice president of marketing, Courtney Browning brings creative talent from nearly 15 years of experience in marketing, branding and advertising roles. She works with AdvisorPR’s clients in developing integrated marketing communication plans and consulting on coordinated marketing and branding initiatives.
Courtney started her career in the financial industry managing an in-house marketing agency with a prominent financial corporation working to establish professional brands for more than two hundred independent financial advisors across the country. Prior to joining AdvisorPR in 2014, she also worked as an independent financial advisor specialized in retirement income planning. From seminars, hosting weekly financial radio and TV programs and compliance regulations, she brings a firsthand understanding of the industry to our team. Courtney is a magna cum laude graduate of Washburn University with a bachelor’s in advertising and a minor in business.
Jill Jagelski Schofield brings her experience from the “other side” as a news anchor and producer for an NBC affiliate station to the team at AdvisorPR. As the director of AdvisorPR’s public relations programs, she focuses on creating media opportunities for clients in local, national and industry media outlets through broadcast, digital video and radio outlets.
Prior to joining AdvisorPR, Jill gained a variety of media experience, including executive producer, lead anchor and assignment editor for broadcast media as well as serving as a color commentator and sideline reporter for ESPN radio. She has been involved in writing, video editing and the production of news content for local news programs and has collaborated on and shared content with national news organizations. She is a graduate of Carroll College with a double major in communications and public relations, a focus in journalism and a minor in television broadcasting.
Noe’l Starks brings an impressive level of organization and attention to detail to AdvisorPR. Originally from Orange County, California, with a background in paralegal work, she helps support the team throughout daily operations and scheduling coordination. Noe’l has her certificate and Associate of Arts in paralegal studies from Santa Ana College. She is married and is the proud mom of two daughters.
A Division of JConnelly
Our parent company, JConnelly, is one of the top 50 PR firms in the U.S. and is known for its award-winning reputation to build, grow and protect premier brands, mitigate and manages crises, and influence change. The team’s work includes some of today’s best-known and most respected international brands, including financial institutions and industry leaders that you likely use in your business today!
JConnelly also serves some of the top global brands across all business verticals, including:
- Financial services
- Food and beverage & consumer brands
- High-profile executives & celebrity personalities
- Healthcare & non-profit
- Technology brands & beyond