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A trusted partner delivering strategy & results

CJ Public Relations was founded in 2008 with a strong mix of deep-rooted experience and bright-eyed perspective. We have stayed true to our core values of dedication to client, attention to detail and persistence in any situation.  Our team proudly delivers clients a customized mix of PR services with the respect and care that should be expected from a trusted partner.

CJ Public Relations is the Connecticut affiliate of the PRConsultants Group.

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  • Insanely Dedicated

  • Nimble and Versatile

  • Always Curious

  • Reliable and Ready for Action

  • Thrifty and Efficient

  • Smart and Savvy

  • Lean and Mighty

I am driven by the successes we achieve for our clients.  It brings our team incredible satisfaction to execute and deliver beyond client expectations.


Elizabeth Cowles Johnston, President 


Meet The Team
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Elizabeth Cowles Johnston


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Elizabeth specializes in developing strategic media relations and crisis communications campaigns and creating engaging targeted marketing and social media content. With 20+ years honing communications expertise, she has also led countless sessions on promoting messages and regularly hosts media training exercises to help others maximize positive impacts.


Previously, Elizabeth was senior associate at The Kotchen Group in West Hartford, CT, and account executive with Sloane & Company, a New York-based public relations firm. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from the University of Florida.

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Emily Sorensen

Senior Associate

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Emily has contributed media relations expertise to client account teams since joining the agency in 2008. With strong communications skills and a specialization in broadcast media relations, Emily achieves high-impact national and target market media hits for clients.

Previously, Emily was broadcast services team manager at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide and worked at The Kotchen Group. She was also a traffic reporter for Metro Networks and did freelance production work with ESPN. Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.

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Kristie Borges
Senior Associate

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Kristie contributes to the team’s expertise in broadcast media relations and manages media and social media campaigns for agency clients at local and national levels.

Prior to joining the team in 2021, Kristie spent 30 years as a television producer working in Boston, Providence, Baltimore and Hartford markets and she maintains a strong network of contacts. Kristie graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.

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