1959 - 2023
64 years of impeccable service to clients and the community. Now with Offices in Los Angeles, CA
Zigman Joseph has a warehouse of tools to assure clients achieve their business objectives and communicate at peak effectiveness.
Zigman Joseph Associates is a public relations and governmental affairs agency, headquartered in Milwaukee, since its founding in 1959. ZJPR has a proven track record in public relation practices such as lobbying, business-to-business communications, issues management, crisis communications, spokesperson training and special event planning.
Zigman Joseph's capabilities include:
Blog creation and development
Special events coordination
Consumer products marketing
Professional service firms marketing
Food and beverage marketing
Industrial products marketing
When the unpredictable occurs, our experience allows for implementing the appropriate immediate response.
The Issues Management Group of ZJPR strategists who have worked inside state and local government. The capabilities of the team are strengthened by access to key decision makers at all levels of government and a keen knowledge of public opinion.
A Community Leader
To create excellence in public relations, ZJPR brings together the expertise of seasoned marketing communications professionals, awareness of each client's immediate and long-term needs, adaptability to changing markets and breadth of services.
ZJPR clients include:
• Banks and financial institutions
• Consumer product companies
• Database marketing consultants
• Gaming interests
• Governmental and citizen-action groups
• Hospitality companies and restaurants
• International corporations
• Multiple-outlet retailers/distributors
• Native American Nation
• Non-profit organizations
• Private and publicly held manufacturing companies
• Professional service firms
• Public and private universities
• Real estate developers and contractors
• Software manufacturers
• Sports marketers
An important part of the success of Zigman Joseph PR is its steadfast dedication and contributions to the community. ZJPR was instrumental in the establishment of several Milwaukee institutions, including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the United Performing Arts Fund, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Our staff also performs significant pro bono work in the community, helping non-profit and political efforts in the Milwaukee area.
Issues Management Success Story
ZJPR represented a group of local restaurant and tavern owners opposed to the PabstCity development project, which would have converted the former Pabst Brewery in downtown Milwaukee into an entertainment complex with a 10 screen movie complex, a video gaming facility, a concert venue, and other entertainment options. The developers wanted assistance from the city, in the form of Tax Incremental Financing, before moving forward.
Local tavern and restaurant owners in Milwaukee opposed the project and city financing because they feared the plan would over-saturate the entertainment market in Milwaukee and harm their businesses.
In the PabstCity case, ZJPR publicized local businesses’ concerns, drew attention to the potential harm to local and small businesses, provided information and background on similar development projects, and kept the aldermen informed through direct contact and constituent contact, even when the proposal seemed slated for approval. At a crucial point in the proceedings, the firm assisted aldermen in developing a parliamentary strategy to delay the vote.
After several months of research, phone calls, and written work by the ZJPR team, the Milwaukee Common Council voted July 26, 2005 not to provide city funding for the project.
Today, Joseph Zilber's Historic Brewery Works development, located at the proposed PabstCity location, is a national success.
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