Based in Chicago, Caren Joan Public Relations, Inc. is a full-service, boutique PR and marketing agency specializing in the restaurant, travel and lifestyle industries.



  • Media & influencer relations

  • Social media consulting & management 

  • Content creation 

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"Working with Caren has been a dream for a brand like us. She's responsive to questions, open to our ambitious and crazy ideas, and does whatever it takes to help us get the job done. Caren's help was integral to our successful launch in Chicago. She helped us navigate the media landscape and generate a ton of positive conversations about Imperfect right when we needed them most. Caren knows the market well and navigates the ups and downs of publicity like a true seasoned pro. I'd highly recommend working with her!"

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With nearly a decade of experience in the hospitality public relations industry, Caren Leonard has worked on an array of clients including hotels, large-scale events, lifestyle brands, fast casual concepts, chef-driven restaurants, trade shows and more...

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About CJPR

Caren Joan Public Relations, Inc. is an innovative, strategic and results-driven PR and marketing agency that specializes in the hospitality and lifestyle industries. With an emphasis on publicity and media relations, CJPR executes smart, tailored campaigns that cultivate brand awareness and connect with consumers.


Results to help you achieve your bottom line.


In Good Company

Founded by Caren Leonard in 2015, CJPR executes strategic, creative and traffic-driving PR campaigns. With a genuine passion for the hospitality industry, the team works with clients that inspire them and they do it with unmatched energy and enthusiasm.