I am a strategist and storyteller.

I am a connector of people and ideas.

I am a problem solver.

In 2004, I founded Swirl Public Relations, LLC providing communications services to a diverse mix of clients: non-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, media personalities, and artists.  For over a decade, I have worked in public relations within New York City media industries varying from arts and entertainment to non-profits and social justice activism.  I have created and executed social media and online strategies from everything to legislative campaigns to movie premieres.  My specialty is events and cordination, making sure clients get the buzz and exposure they desire and that the attendees have a memorable experience.

In addition to my strategic communications expertise, I’m also a creative non-fiction blogger.  I have written about women’s health, travel, politics, pop culture and spirituality for outlets including DailyWorth, AlterNet, RH Reality Check, Feministing and Racialicious.  Goddesses Rising is the blogging collective that I co-founded as an outlet for a diverse group of women writers to explore topics like sexuality, social justice and personal development.  Additionally, I am a media maker, producing news and interviews for various programs on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York since 2007.

Janna is a dynamo at creating, managing and attending events. It is what brings her joy. She thrives most in projects where she is bringing people together especially through creative arts and media. Her goal at every event is to create a high-quality, memorable experience that facilitates networking and connection.

  • Communications expert with over 12 years of experience in public relations, digital strategy, social media marketing, event execution and content creation.
  • Skilled relationship builder and creator of strategic, long-lasting partnerships.
  • Coordinator of successful events that earn press coverage and praise from attendees. Specialist in event publicity through social media.
  • Proven record in building online awareness and buzz for brands, organizations, individuals and campaigns.


A writer of all things promotional. Over the years, I have written for…

testimonials ~ kind words

“Janna Zinzi is a detail oriented and impeccably dependable media professional. Janna was invaluable when it came to publicizing AllHipHop events while her enthusiasm and professional courtesy made her an indispensable team member. Despite limited resources Janna still managed to secure vital press placement and manage our hectic events, including AllHipHop Week, with equal aplomb.”
Alvin Blanco, Deputy Editor, HipHopWired.com at Moguldom Media Group LLC

“Janna is an extraordinary event producer. She comes to the table with brilliant ideas and insight, ready to do the work of bringing an organization’s vision to life as a solid team member and independently handles all her deliverables in a timely joyful manner. She is one of my absolute favorite people to work with!”
Chicava Honeychild, Creative Producer, Brown Girls Burlesque

“Janna’s leadership, coordination and collaboration skills have been vital to the success of the 4-day We Move Forward International Women’s Day conference, held annually on Isla Mujeres, Mexico.  An enthusiastic and hard-working team player, Janna has an abundance of knowledge in the areas of marketing, promotion, social media, sponsorship, programming, working with keynote speakers, and handling pre, during and post logistics. But what really makes Janna stand out – her likability. Janna is all around top notch.”
 Janeen Halliwell, Founder, We Move Forward

“Janna is an amazing social media consultant who helped train our staff and members on the basics of social media as well as how to promote our organization and advocacy efforts using social media. Janna has great connections in new media and was a great asset to help us take our social media to the next level, connect with new allies, and get public recognition for our brand.”
Michelle Jackson, General Counsel at Human Services Council of NY

“Enter Janna with her spot on expertise, compassion and creativity, and here I am with actual twitter followers, a social media presence and everything! She not only demystified the process for me, but actually made it fun. She got my brand and built out a whole campaign for me, that resonated with my goals, passion and sensibility. Janna is smart, kind, proficient, knows her stuff and really made a difference for me, plus I even got clients and opportunities from her brilliant work!”
Lois Barth, empowerment speaker, life & business coach and trainer

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