Will is a skilled, strategic public relations professional who has worked with a broad spectrum of clients, including technology, hospitality, attractions, resorts, entertainment, restaurants, real estate, medical firms, finance and e-commerce. He has vast experience in all facets of public relations, from investor relations to pitching to crisis management. A former senior vice president with YPartnership, he founded William Wellons Communications in 2006.
Some of Will’s notable clients include Ripley Entertainment, Remington College, NeoCell, Cyclone Power Technologies, Endavo Media, and Stirling Soetheby’s International Realty. Will’s clients regularly get placement in top publications as a result of his longtime relationships with a vast network of media professionals. His clients have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Associated Press, The Los Angeles Times and on “The Today Show.”
Prior to establishing himself as a top public relations professional, Will spent more than twenty years as an award-winning journalist with The Orlando Sentinel and several other media outlets.
Media Relations Director
Frank brings clients a unique blend of experience in both public relations and journalism. As a PR professional, Frank has represented clients in a variety of fields, including education, restaurant, non-profit, outdoor recreation and entertainment. Frank’s media placements include Time Magazine, The Miami Herald, The Orlando Sentinel, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The National Culinary Review. Frank’s particular area of expertise is broadcast news, and he has used that experience to place clients on the Fox Business News network and local TV stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Tampa and Orlando.
Frank’s journalism experience includes twenty years in broadcast news. He was the assignment manager for KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California for several years. In this role he was a key decision-maker in what stories to cover and reviewed hundreds of press releases and pitches each week. That experience gives him a unique first-hand perspective on how to find a clients’ “story” and maximize their media coverage. In California, Frank counseled PR firms, non-profit groups and government agencies on how to effectively get their stories out to the media.
As an Account Executive, Stephanie handles the day-to-day items of the client, including researching top media targets, cultivating community relations and creating interesting and exciting content for web and print distribution. She offers expertise in media relations, content creation, and social media marketing.
Stephanie graduated from the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism with a specialization in print media. During her time as a newspaper editor, Stephanie gained valuable experience that directly benefits her clients. She earned a Masters of Business Administration from The University of Tampa in 2012.
Jessica has worked with clients in the hospitality, healthcare, restaurant, beauty and non-profit industries. Her public relations experience stems from other Orlando PR agencies as well as marketing experience working with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. Jessica excels in media relations, client communications, social media, and coordinating special events.
Jessica graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations and holds minors in English Writing and Hospitality Management. She received her master’s degree in Mass Communication from UCF in the spring of 2012.
Emily is a Public Relations Specialist for Wellons Communications where she implements media outreach, social media, and media relations for real estate, professional services, hospitality and entertainment clients.
Emily graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. After graduation, Emily worked under the Director of Public Relations for Gaylord Palms, a top resort in the Orlando area doing media relations for their annual ICE! event. She also ran public relations and marketing campaigns for a local commercial real estate firm. At the firm she was responsible for developing and writing copy for e-mail campaigns, social media and marketing collateral.