About FMPR

A consulting firm based on Kauai, Hawaii and in the Greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

About Us

We’re a full-service PR/communications consulting firm on Kauai, Hawaii and in the Greater Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.  In serving clients for 19 years, we’ve come to know that all successes are owed to great relationships.  This is why everything we do as consultants involves helping you relate authentically and deeply to your publics.

 

Many people think that PR is about “spin” or presenting a fake image. Good public relations is about putting forth who you really are in a truthful way with the purpose of a positive outcome. If you boil PR down to its essence, that’s all it is: relating well to your publics.

 

We focus on creative, relationship-based, charitable ways for you to love and be loved by your constituents, from customers to employees, donors, and more. One of our specialties is integrating philanthropy into your business plans so that both you and the community benefit.

 

Take a look at our client list and you’ll see we’ve served many sectors of the economy and all different types of commerce from family businesses to large corporations, government, and nonprofits.

Team

Jenny Fujita and Joy Miura Koerte, partners, manage all client work together and collaborate with a team of associates who are experts in their fields.

Memberships


JENNY FUJITA

Jenny Fujita has more than 25 years of communications and development experience. She specializes in advising clients on fundraising, capacity building, business development, crisis communications, and strategic communications campaigns.
 
Before FMPR, Jenny served as the public information officer for the County of Kaua`i; the public relations and communications specialist at Kaua`i Electric; a nonprofit director of development; and an advertising account executive.
 
Jenny has a cum laude bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in studio art and religion from Bucknell University.

Fujita is a member of:

  • Dock Mennonite Academy Marketing & Enrollment Committee
  • Hawaii Community Benefit Consultants
  • Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Toastmasters International

JOY MIURA KOERTE

Joy Miura Koerte is a trusted public relations and corporate philanthropy advisor. As a fifth-generation Kaua`i resident and active member of the community, Koerte’s close relationships with leaders and community members allow her to effectively advocate for FMPR’s clients.

 

Koerte graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and an emphasis in business. She has worked in both in-house and agency public relations including Kauai Electric and Brown & Dutch PR.  Koerte also had her own public relations firm, Joy K. Miura Public Relations, serving clients such as Kauai Power Partners and the Kapaa Business Association. She is also a past Board Chair of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and former member of the Hawaii Community Foundation Kauai Leadership Council.

Koerte is a member of:

  • Action with Aloha Kakou Board of Directors
  • Ae Kamalii Preschool Board of Directors
  • Hawaii Community Benefit Consultants
  • King Kaumualii Elementary School Community Council
  • PBS Hawaii Board of Directors
  • Waialeale Project Advisory Team

FMPR’s Partners & History

Jenny and Joy founded FMPR in 2000.  Jenny is Pennsylvania born and raised and Joy is a fifth-generation Kauai resident.  Together, we know the intricacies of small, multicultural, rural communities and especially, Hawaii’s one-of-a-kind business environment. As active members of the communities in which we live, we have strong relationships, first-hand knowledge, and accurate insights on economic, community, and business issues. Communities, like people, are complex and diverse, and understanding is the first step toward a meaningful relationship.  Likewise, relationships are the first step toward business success. Focusing on relationship building for our clients, we are able to boost the effectiveness of traditional PR tactics for high-impact results anywhere, anytime.

U.S. SBA Home-Based Business Champion

Jenny and Joy were awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration Home-Based Business Champion of the Year in 2006 for Region IX, which includes California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and Guam.  We carry this legacy on by working with our growing team of home-based associates to provide a breadth of services to our clients, from graphic design to web design and marketing, electronic communications, photography, videography and more.

From Hawaii With Love

In 2009, Jenny and Joy created and co-hosted From Hawaii With Love, an internet talk radio show on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network, the world’s leader in live internet talk radio. From Hawaii With Love shared Hawaii’s customs and traditions with the world and featured interviews with Iron Chef star Mark Dacascos; former Miss Universe Brooke Lee; Ultimate Fighting Champion BJ Penn; American Idol finalist Jasmine Trias; award-winning slack key virtuoso Makana; the lauded celebrity chef, Alan Wong; and others.

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