Jan Nargi, owner and director of JMN Publications, has more than 20 years experience in marketing, public relations, business writing and journalism, including 10 years at the senior management level in health care. A prolific writer, skilled business development strategist, effective communicator, and proven project manager, Jan leads a team of talented specialists in developing and implementing comprehensive marketing communications plans that get results.
Jan’s equally strong creative, technical and organizational skills equip her to provide innovative solutions for a wide variety of clients. Small business owners, human service organizations, world-class hospitals and emerging artists all benefit from her unique combination of visionary planning and copywriting expertise.
Jan’s extensive background is rich and varied. She earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and an MA in Psychology and Guidance from Assumption College in Worcester. She had an early career in education and mental health before transitioning into marketing and public relations. She has worked as a School Adjustment Counselor and developed pr and marketing materials for programs associated with the state departments of mental health, public health, and mental retardation. She has a passion for working with businesses that promote health and wellness and organizations that support the performing arts.
A writer and theater devotee her entire life, Jan has had hundreds of articles published in business, entertainment and consumer publications. She has acted, directed, and written for the theater since high school, and she currently serves as senior theater critic covering Boston and New England for BroadwayWorld.com.
The winner of four Lamplighter Awards of Excellence and two Bell Ringer Merit Awards, Jan has been listed in Who’s Who in Advertising, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in U.S. Writers, Editors, and Poets. She has also served on the boards of several local and regional non-profit organizations throughout her career. A lover of nature, animals and the outdoors, Jan can be found on the golf course when not in the theater. She'd rather not discuss her handicap.
|Pen Point #6
||“Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which
they should never bother about.”
W. H. Auden.
The Dyer’s Hand, pt. 1, “Writing” (1962).
There is nothing wrong with highly creative promotional materials as long as the concept, message and design spring
from your company’s mission, vision, and goals. But your advertising shouldn’t be “clever” or “slick” just for the sake of
grabbing attention. Let your corporate identity be true to your corporate culture. How your current customers respond
to your marketing image can be a reasonable gauge for how prospects will see you, too.