About Us

JIJ is a boutique strategic communications and strategy firm. We work with our clients to tailor strategic solutions, impact messaging and develop content. Our double bottom line approach creates a space for us to work in concert with clients to achieve maximum market and social impact.


We provide strategic consulting to navigate our clients through team re-organization, brand development, impact integration and even crisis communications


Our team of communications professionals works with clients to tailor messaging that has integrity to their core values and ensures maximum saturation and influence on the demographics they wish to engage


We are master storytellers and work with our clients to help them control their narrative and maintain integrity and communication with their core and targeted audiences.

City of Cleveland

Our team provides strategic messaging support and content development for the city of Cleveland leading up to and during the 2016 republican national convention.

Steve Harvey

J I J worked with Mr. Harvey during the production of his New York Times best-selling act like a success think like a success.

Ceiling Breakers

J I J worked from conception to implementation on this dynamic platform designed to engage, inspire, and provide resources to Women looking to be successful in business and life.

BET Networks

Our team has provided award winning content, production support, and talent to BET networks for the last eight years. From interviewing President Obama to moderating presidential candidate forums BET is one of our longest relationships.

Reach Media

J I J has provided social and political commentary content to one of the largest black owned media companies since 2008 reaching millions of listeners a week.

Rickey Smiley Morning Show

Our CEO has provided culturally relevant content to this number one rated morning show that reaches nearly 8,000,000 listeners every morning since 2013.

Tom Joyner Morning Show

We provided weekly political content from 2008 through 2013 to nearly 10,000,000 listeners that adding measurable value to the nationally syndicated morning broadcast.

Roche Pharmaceuticals

JIJ provided diversity training for this international pharmaceutical company’s Middle East division.

Credit Suisse

Our team worked with this financial services company’s diversity team to provide strategic recommendations to expand it’s employee resource groups capacity and bottom line impact.

Wells Fargo

Our team presented to several African-American employee groups strategic recommendations to increase staff development, Community engagement, and employee group impact.

Memorial Foundation

The Memorial foundation, the organization then sure direction of the Martin Luther King Junior memorial in Washington DC is a long time partner that our firm provides strategic and messaging support to.

Black Men Vote

Our CEO served as Communications Director for this 2012 Super PAC created to engage nontraditional African American male voters in Ohio. The PAC was credited by the Obama campaign with having significant impact on the state’s final voter turnout.

Green For All

Provided strategic engagement and communications consulting for this organization committed to increasing the involvement of urban communities in the green movement.


Our firm has provided content for several African American employee group meetings for GE, one of the country’s oldest publicly traded companies.

The Root

JIJ provided strategic content development and talent as one of the earliest video content offerings for this award winning African American news and intellectual content site.

The Cleveland Foundation – African American Philanthropic Committee

Our firm conducted and is currently leading a strategic planning initiative for the African American Philanthropic Committee, a project of the largest community foundation in the world.

German Marshall Fund

Our firm has provided leadership and communications training in Belgium, Germany, and Italy, as well as content for this organization committed to advancing the relationship between transatlantic leaders.

  • Clients

  • City of Cleveland
  • Steve Harvey
  • Ceiling Breakers
  • BET Networks
  • Reach Media
  • Rickey Smiley Morning Show
  • Tom Joyner Morning Show
  • Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Credit Suisse
  • Wells Fargo
  • Memorial Foundation
  • Black Men Vote
  • Green For All
  • GE
  • The Root
  • The Cleveland Foundation – African American Philanthropic Committee
  • German Marshall Fund



Every organization is trying to map the most efficient pathway to success. We partner with our clients to develop strategy and the internal teams needed to navigate the path towards their targeted goals.


What we say and how we say it can be a matter of organizational life and death. We are experts at developing messaging that speaks to our client’s targeted demographic and ensures maximum saturation.

Content Development

Can you tell your own story? It is crucial for every organization to control its own narrative. We help our clients transform their strengths, truth, and goals into content that frames their story and disseminates it to add value.

  • Tiffany Tate - BET NEWS

    As a producer, one of your biggest obstacles, can be the talent you work with. Whenever I take an assignment and am told Jeff Johnson will be your talent, I exhale. He knows his facts, he has great ideas, and he works at a level of professional excellence, that makes you want to better yourself.
  • Michelle Gadsden-Williams & David-Jamal Williams - Ceiling Breakers, LLC

    Jeff Johnson has been the Chief Strategist on the design, planning and execution for our blog Ceiling Breakers for almost two years now. Jeff is a critical thinker and exceptional at formulating innovative concepts and ideas which yield maximum results. He is a true expert and visionary in the field of communications & media and consistently delivers high quality products. I cannot think of anyone better to work with. It has been a pleasure working with Jeff and his team.
  • Lora J. Berg - German Marshall Fund

    Jeff Johnson brings a transformative approach to transatlantic initiatives; he inspires young leaders on both sides of the Atlantic to work for positive change and empowers leaders with cutting edge tools for lasting impact. The German Marshall Fund has benefited from Jeff's expertise both in building the Transatlantic Inclusion Leaders Network" and as an inspirational speaker at the Bilbao Urban Innovation and Leadership Dialogues. Jeff consults thoughtfully with executive level leaders, offering strategic advice and strengthening capacity. He is a charismatic and energizing speaker both for large and small audiences, and is also generous in sustaining relationships over time in order to make genuine change toward greater social cohesion.

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