JESS3 Executes Plan to Fuse the Best of Madison Avenue and Silicon Valley

Launches public relations division, expands engineering team

Mar 01, 2011, 14:59 ET from JESS3

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JESS3, leading creative interactive agency, announced today the addition of its newest team members, PR Director Simon Owens and Engineer Glenn Siegman.

The new hires increase the company's total number of full-time employees to 25. JESS3 President and Co-Founder Leslie Bradshaw describes 2011 as the year of JESS3.

"JESS3 has been the agency to watch when it comes to real-time data visualization and information design," Bradshaw said. "Our work has garnered significant attention and now our clients will benefit from the new breed of PR we've helped create. Make no mistake, this is not traditional PR. The content, the messenger and the medium are the message."

Owens started his career as a newspaper reporter outside of Richmond, VA but is best known for his work online with his blog "Bloggasm," expertise in digital PR at NMS and LMG, and contributing writer bylines at PBS MediaShift and The Next Web.

"JESS3 is one of the few agencies that complements my skill set – I find its creative output to be ideal content that bloggers and journalists will want to cover," Owens said.

Siegman specializes in backend web development, and for the past year, has worked for Discovery Communications as a Python / Django developer.

"My interest isn't in technology alone," Siegman said. "My real passion is the combination of technology, media, marketing, pop culture, and modern business strategies. JESS3 is the perfect fit for just about everything I'm interested in, both personally and professionally."

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., JESS3 is a creative interactive agency that specializes in social media and data visualization. JESS3 continues to push the limits of what creativity and storytelling mean, providing services that range from UI / UX, animation and social media strategy to developing large-scale installations, brand strategies and infographics. JESS3 also has a dedicated Labs division, which funds and launches its own products.