Jacobs + McDougal is an independent HR/PR firm providing smart work in change and reputation to clients of all sizes. A business communications consultancy, without the overhead of larger agencies, J+M provides counsel on every communications issue, from acquisitions to workplace matters. The firm not only develops strategy, but also does the work, as a scalable, out-sourced public relations solution.

Ted McDougal is former Director of Ketchum's Midwest Corporate/Healthcare Practice, VP of Public Relations for Sears, SVP of Financial Services for Edelman, and MD of Corp. Communications for Continental Bank Chicago. Expertise in media relations, employee engagement, investor relations, CEO counsel and crisis management.

Barbara Jacobs is a former Practice Leader for Gagen MacDonald, National Consulting Leader for Spherion, and Midwest Change/Communications Practice Leader for Deloitte Consulting. A recognized strategist, thought-leader, and hands-on tactician in large-scale change implementations