Abshire PR

Pictured Left to Right: Jennifer Abshire, Susan Hancock, Kara Ford, Morgan Sawicki and Nancy Fullbright

Face of Public Relations

Abshire PR

Meet Jennifer abshire –  What began 15 years ago around a kitchen table and one client has since blossomed into a distinguished, award-winning public relations firm. With the tagline, “We take the puzzle out of PR,” the Abshire PR brand is readily recognized throughout the region across a plethora of industries including tourism, legal, financial, retail, economic development, real estate, education, government — and the list goes on. 

The face behind the brand is none other than one of South’s former “Stars of the South,” Jennifer Abshire. The savvy CEO began her career in the nonprofit world where she was responsible for raising $3 million a year at the age of 25 and later served as executive director of Savannah’s Olympic Committee, which some may remember was an extraordinary moment for our little-big town. Fast-forward a few years and Jennifer had a rolodex money couldn’t buy and loads of experience working with major players across the state, solving problems and making key
business connections.

When the Olympics were done, Jennifer decided to roll the dice and gamble on herself. Today, she’s grown her team to five dynamic professionals including company president, Susan Hancock, known for her undying enthusiasm and leadership expertise, Nancy Fullbright, the copy queen and VP of media relations, and Kara Ford, a former APR intern who now operates as VP of accounts. Morgan Sawicki, a recent UGA grad and technology guru, just joined the team as an account executive.

Each recruited for different strengths, APR mobilized a firm worthy of the hype.  Speaking of mobilize, you won’t find Abshire PR sitting still for long. This PR team prides itself on its ability to work virtually and on the go. Whether that includes getting the work done in a board room or from the car, they are as efficient as breathing. There are two things you can always count on from this crew: quick response and quality of work. 

“It’s truly a fast-paced world in which we operate and I think our company has stood the test of time because we live for that energy our profession and clients create for us. We are blessed beyond measure to have worked with so many amazing clients and feel so grateful to get the chance to live, work and play in Savannah. We know the best is yet to come for our region and it’s going to be incredible,” said Abshire.

Incredible is right. For this reason and many others, South is proud to name APR as “The Face of PR.” 

“It’s truly a fast-paced world in which we operate and I think our company has stood the test of time because we live for that energy.” 
– Jennifer Abshire, CEO and founder, Abshire PR

abshirepr.com  912.695.7881

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Greatest Kids 2019

Nominate your kid this year and tell us why he or she has to be the winner of our South's Greatest Kids contest. Don't be shy — this could be your year!

Greatest Chefs 2019

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Events Calendar

  • SS Savannah (1819-2019)

    May 23, 2019
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Ships of the Sea Museum

    2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the SS Savannah's groundbreaking trans-Atlantic crossing.  In recognition of this monumental achievement,...

  • Savannah Philharmonic Chorus Auditions

    Sep 07, 2019
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle

    The Savannah Philharmonic is holding auditions throughout the year for singers to have the opportunity to join the Chorus for the exciting...

  • Savannah Philharmonic Chorus Auditions

    Sep 07, 2019
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Collegiate Church of St. Paul the Apostle

    The Savannah Philharmonic is holding auditions throughout the year for singers to have the opportunity to join the Chorus for the exciting...

  • “Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick” Exhibition

    Oct 11, 2019
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Jepson Center

    Summon the Sea! Contemporary Artists and Moby Dick examines the work of six contemporary artists—Corey Arnold, Guy Ben-Ner, Patty Chang, Tristin...

  • Touch a Truck at the JEA

    Oct 13, 2019
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance

    Firetruck • Police Car • Tow Truck • Military Vehicle Construction Equipment Food Trucks • And More! Sunday, October 13 |...

  • 2019 Frogwarts: A Magical Adventure

    Oct 13, 2019
    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Georgia State Railroad Museum

    Georgia State Railroad Museum and Savannah Children’s Museum will transform into a magical Harry Potter-themed experience during...

  • Savannah Food Truck Festival

    Oct 13, 2019
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Daffin Park

    The Savannah Food Truck Festival is coming back to Daffin Park this October for #6! 😍🚚🙌🚚🤤  🚚🚛FOOD TRUCKERS!!!...

  • "Portrait of the Artist" Exhibition at Telfair Museums

    Aug 03, 2019
    12:00 PM - 12:00 PM @ Jepson Center

    This exhibition brings together several photographic portraits of recognizable creative individuals from Telfair’s permanent collection....

  • Savannah Philharmonic-- From UGA with Love: ARCO Chamber Orchestra and Levon Ambartsumian

    Oct 13, 2019
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Yamacraw Center for the Performing Arts

    Distinguished soloist and UGA violin professor Levon Ambartsumian performs and directs the ARCO Chamber Orchestra in their debut appearance in...

  • "The Farewell"

    Oct 11, 2019
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Tybee Post Theater

    As we enter fall, we start bringing you the Oscar-worthy flicks, and  "The Farewell" shows up on many a critic's list.In this funny, uplifting...

  • 17 South Haunted Forest

    Oct 04, 2019
    7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ 17 South

    Do you dare to enter the 17 South Haunted Forest after the sun goes down and night begins to fall? Shadows take on a life of their own in this...

  • Alee Temple Haunted Terror Plantation

    Oct 04, 2019
    7:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Alee Shrine Temple

    Our Haunted House is primarily an indoor event, our Haunted House is one of the scariest in Georgia! We are located in the scariest city in...

  • 15th Annual Tybee Pirate Fest

    Oct 10, 2019
    All Day @ Tybee Island

    Gather your Krew of Marauding Buccaneers for the 15th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest October 10-13th, 2019! Bring your family and your friends to...

  • Wicked South Haunted Corn Maze

    Oct 04, 2019
    All Day @ Madrac Farms

    WICKED SOUTH PRODUCTIONS, LLLP IS BRINGING THE HAUNT INDUSTRY TO SAVANNAH WITH THEIR INAUGURAL HAUNTED ATTRACTION. OWNERS TOM MCCORMICK AND EMEKA...

  • Tanger Outlets Pink Campaign

    Oct 01, 2019
    All Day @ Tanger Outlets Pooler

    Tanger Outlets is offering shoppers special savings in return for supporting the ongoing efforts to end breast cancer during the month of October....

  • Savannah Moose Lodge Haunted Forest

    Oct 04, 2019
    All Day @ Savannah Moose Lodge

    Official 2019 Haunted Forest Dates: October 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th, 31st, Noveber 1st & 2nd.

  • Pumpkin Storytime at Giggles

    Oct 14, 2019
    10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Giggles Parties and Play

    Join us for a "not so spooky" story time at Giggles!  Let's get the season started right with a super fun book, songs, and a...

  • Living Floral Book Signing at Courtland & Co.

    Oct 15, 2019
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Courtland & Co.

    Please join Courtland & Co in celebrating Margot Shaw, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Flower Magazine, with a book signing of her newly...

  • Southwest Chatham Library 10th Anniversary Celebration

    Oct 17, 2019
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Southwest Chatham Library

    Join Live Oak Public Libraries to celebrate 10 great years at Southwest Chatham Library! Enjoy games, crafts, and activities for all ages. Details...

  • SPD 3rd Annual Pumpkin Painting

    Oct 17, 2019
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Daffin Park

    We are very excited to announce that our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Painting with Police event will be held on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at...


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Scenes of the South

Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala

Glitz and glamour were galore at the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala celebrating the Savannah Entertainment Industry as Charles (Bo) Bowen and his team orchestrated the event of the year. The night was unforgettable for all, but even more so for many hard-working and deserving individuals who were recognized for their contributions to the local film and television industry

Bitty and Beau's at Kendra Scott

Kendra Scott gives back with Bitty & Beau’s Saturday, Sept. 28. Kendra Scott gave 20% the proceeds of their sales from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to Bitty & Beau’s Coffee. Bitty & Beau’s, which aims to provide jobs and change the way people see those with special needs and disabilities, provided muffins and coffee.

Brews for a Cause September at Mansion on Forsyth

South magazine in collaboration with Southern Eagle hosted Brews for a Cause at Casimir’s Lounge at the Mansion on Forsyth Park on Thursday, Sept. 26 in a successful effort to raise money and awareness for CURE Childhood Cancer.

Savannah Hospice Gala

Hospice Savannah celebrated 40 years of the “Art of Living” at the Landings Plantation Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 25.

Latin Dance Party Featuring Gino Castillo & The Cuban Cowboys

The 38th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival hosted a Latin Dance Party, which featured Gino Castillo & the Cuban Cowboys on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Castillo - the Afro-Cuban jazz singer and percussionist – led the Charleston-based Cuban Cowboys as they brought patrons to their feet, dancing the night away to his funky–jazz, high-energy tunes.

Grand Opening Studio 60 | Body Brite

Studio60BodyBrite owner and girl boss Bobbie Ciaccio unveiled Savannah’s newest salon to the public by hosting a grand opening, “Pink Party,” on Friday, Sept. 13.

The Laughter After: George Montero's Visual Art Show

Savannah's art world gathered at the Cork House, Thursday to experience the award winning SCAD graphic design professor, Jorge Montero's opening exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and more!

Buy Local's Big Barn Business Bash

Brews for a Cause at Husk, August 22, was truly an unforgettable night, featuring live music by Thomas Claxton and some fantastic craft beer by Southern Eagle — along with the top-notch cuisine of Chris Hathcock. A variety of incredible auction items benefited the Royce Learning Center and the Chatham Academy, including a pearl necklace from International Diamond and several rounds on the Bacon Park Golf Course!

Ruth's Chris National Taste Maker's Veuve Clicquot Wine Dinner

Ruth's Chris held their Veuve Clicquot Tastemaker Dinner on Friday, August 23, pairing their signature steaks with renowned Veuve champagne — which was founded in 1772 and is one of the largest champagne houses in the world. The Tastemaker Dinners are held at Ruth's Chris locations across the country, featuring a five-course meal inspired by the French heritage of Veuve Clicquot, including dishes such as filet mignon and lobster agnolotti.

August Brews for a Cause at Husk

Brews for a Cause at Husk, August 22, was truly an unforgettable night, featuring live music by Thomas Claxton and some fantastic craft beer by Southern Eagle — along with the top-notch cuisine of Chris Hathcock. A variety of incredible auction items benefited the Royce Learning Center and the Chatham Academy, including a pearl necklace from International Diamond and several rounds on the Bacon Park Golf Course!