Contact:

Jo Trizila - President
Jtrizila@strykermunleygroup.com
214.232.0078

Specialties:

We offer a full complement of strategic communications and public relations services for B2B and B2C brands. We firmly believe that a well-thought-out, measurable and executed public relations strategy offers the best success-to-cost ratio for businesses today. We continually strive to define the key differentiators that separate a business or service from its competition and help our clients to build awareness and credibility with their target audiences.

Services:

Media Relations | Publicity Representation | Charitable Giving Strategy | Investor Relations | Nonprofit Marketing | Analyst Strategy | Internal Communications | Legislative Affairs | Startup/Entrepreneur Launches & Campaigns | Agency of Record Public Relations/Media Strategy | Content Creation | Events | Crisis Communications | Issues Management | Reputation Management | Social Media Strategy | Influencer Campaigns

 

 Jo Trizila

Jo Trizila is president of Stryker-Munley Group Dallas, a full-service national marketing and communications agency. Jo is also the founder and CEO of TrizCom PR and Pitch PR.

Jo is a multi-talented, high-caliber public and media relations marketing pro, with over 25 years of experience building and leading integrated and strategic public relations operations for a vast array of companies. She has an in-depth background in crisis communications, publicity, expert positioning, promotions, influencer marketing, investor relations and legislative affairs for Fortune 500 corporations, small to mid-size companies and not-for-profits/nonprofits. She is experienced in conceptualizing, creating and implementing innovative communication strategies. Additionally, she has held highly visible leadership positions and has earned a reputation for continually making a positive bottom-line difference while fostering excellent relations and maintaining a high profile in business.

Jo is analytical and creative while developing truly innovative communication campaigns that build buzz and raise brand awareness. Recognizing that many firms box-check their public relations with tactics, she continuously strives to be groundbreaking with bigger, bolder strategies that break through clutter and achieve her client’s objectives.

As an award-winning storyteller, Jo has helped place clients’ stories in thousands of outlets internationally, nationally, regionally and locally.

She has been instrumental in the formation of a number of promotions and publicity campaigns including Cadillac’s Team Escalade Texas, Chevrolet & Chrysler’s The Great $50,000 Giveaway, GMC Terrain Charity Challenge, GMC and Carry the Load, GMC Stars & Stripes Sierra Hashtag Challenge, Cadillac Cares, Fan Expo’s Chewbacca Mom, Fan Expo’s Heroes for Heroes, The Little Black Dress Experiment and many more.

It's no wonder that Jo excels in storytelling as she earned her undergraduate degree in theatre performance at the University of Texas at Arlington that included a study abroad at The University of London. She pursued her graduate work in theatre at Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Dallas.

Jo’s work has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America where she earned the prestigious Best of Show and three Pegasus Awards. She is also a certified woman-owned business by the National Women Business Owners Corporation.

Early in her career, Jo was senior director of media relations for the Dallas Regional Chamber, the director of marketing and publications for the Irving Arts Center and director of marketing for the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas.

Currently, Jo serves as a City of Dallas Cultural Affairs Commissioner for District 12. She is also very active on nonprofit boards including Vice President of the Board of Directors for Heroes for Children, a Texas-based charity that ensures no family fights childhood cancer alone and is an Advisory Board Member for Taylor’s Gift a national charity advocating organ donation.

 

“I hired Jo for assistance with crisis communication. She was able to get up to speed rapidly and begin making a difference within days and weeks. Her focus and service level were very high and I feel that my firm received a very strong return on the investment. As our crisis subsided, Jo continued to add significant value by bringing new elements of communication to our internal PR program. We continued to engage her past our initial crisis need due to this ongoing value. I would recommend Jo and her firm.”
Matt Davis, Former VP
Texas Credit Union

“Ever play the word association game where someone says one word and you say whatever pops into your head? With "Jo Trizila" you get: Professional. Smart. Tough. Funny. Committed. Caring. Leader. Direct. Honest. Dedicated. Powerful. Assertive. Tenacious. Resourceful. Reliable. Friendly. Self-reliant. I could also come up with a thesaurus full of other adjectives to describe Jo's qualities but they shouldn't be needed. With Jo, what you see is what you get: A smart, focused professional who consistently delivers. I've worked with Jo both as a reporter and now as a PR colleague. She's everything a reporter wants from a PR contact and everything the public relations industry needs. Oh, I nearly forgot one other important attribute: the best.”
Scott Sayres, Former News Journalist
FOX 4

“Jo Trizila actively sought out the Mayborn School of Journalism at UNT in hopes of engaging students and giving back to the community. With her insight, the students gained greater understanding of the tricky and complex world of crisis communication. More than ever, students benefit from interacting with top-notch professionals, and Jo made a tremendous impact on these future PR and ad practitioners.”
Gwen Nisbett, Professor of Journalism
University of North Texas

“Their focus was immediately on us, the customer, and it is obvious by all they do. They work at a fast pace, keep us constantly updated and are always looking out for our best interests.”
Ann Hambly, CMBS Expert
Founder/CEO
1st Service Solutions