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Seven Marketing is a national strategic marketing and public relations agency. Seven provides a wide range of services to national businesses, franchises, high-profile CEOs and business owners. Strategically lean and focused, Seven gets their clients the most relevant and effective exposure and publicity. Their clients have been featured on ESPN, Fox News, ABC, NBC, Daytime, The Huffington Post, and publications nationwide.

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Papa John’s Case Study
Crisis Communications Plan: Created and implemented a crisis communication plan that included strategies and tactics used to distance the Florida Papa John’s franchisees
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Primrose School Case Study
Grand Opening PRPrimrose School South Tampa “The Leader in Early Education and Care” “Carolynn and her team have directed the Grand Openings, PR
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Event PR – Case Study: Managed the event PR for Disney On Ice including press release distribution, in-studio interviews, print and online publication
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Why Seven Marketing + PR?

Our Partnerships with Top Tier Media in Tampa, New York and LA.
Our Depth of Industry Experience Healthcare, Hospitality, Fitness, Anti-Aging, Wellness, Celebrities, Sports, Authors, Business Startups + More!
Our Combined Experience of 30 Years Building Successful Brands with Cost-effective PR and Brand strategy conceived and executed by our agency principals.
Our Passion We love our clients and what we do! Our approach is personal, tailored to your needs and always results-driven.


Public Relations services for local and national businesses, entrepreneurs, authors, CEO’s and those seeking brand awareness and media exposure.

PR Services IncludeS:

  • Press Release Writing and distribution
  • Local and national TV interviews 
  • Print and online publication placements
  • Radio and podcast interviews
  • Grand Opening PR (hotels, restaurants, venues)


We specialize in digital marketing and management. Personalized one-on-one service to develop and execute digital marketing strategies that increase brand awareness and elevate online presence. We facilitate data-driven business-to-consumer relationships, helping businesses make better marketing decisions to gain a competitive advantage with their industry.


  • Marketing Planning
  • Analytics & Conversion Optimization
  • Website Maintenance
  • SEO & Content Generation
  • Google & Bing Ads
  • Social Media Management


For those simply seeking a starting place or needing inspiration to take their current marketing or public relations platform to the next level.



Jones Family Foundation of Tampa Bay, Inc. President/Founder 
2021 – Present 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Board Of Directors – Communications & PR 
November 2018 – Present

Denard Span Foundation (MLB) Executive Director
January 2015 – November 2018 

Derrick Brooks Charities Marketing & Events Committee
August 2016 – January 2018

NFL Alumni Association Tampa Chapter NFL Advisory Board Member – Marketing & Events
February 2016 – Feb 2017 


B.S., Communications/ Public Relations University of North Florida, 2003

  • UNF – NCAA Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Induction 2005
  • Dean’s List – Junior and Senior Years 2002-2003


Meet Carolynn Smith-Jones

Carolynn Smith-Jones is a sales, marketing, and public relations professional with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality, health care, sports, entertainment, and franchise industries. Her business focus is to get maximum media coverage, brand awareness and brand exposure for her clients which include national corporations, business owners, professional athletes, published authors, and high-profile CEOs.

Carolynn started her career as an on-air radio personality for NFL Fox Sports where she covered NFL pre-season camps and side-line reporting; interviewing NFL players and coaches.

A graduate of UNF and Hall of Famer in NCAA Women’s Basketball, she continues to emcee the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four “Tourney Town” as one of her passion projects.  

Following the world of sports and entertainment; Carolynn’s extensive communications background includes multiple awards in sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels nationwide. As a former “Million Dollar Baby” in sales and marketing for Hilton Hotels Worldwide; Carolynn continues to help market Hospitality clients nationally including Papa Johns and national hotel brands. 

Carolynn is entering her 10th year as owner of Seven Marketing + PR. 

Most recently, Carolynn has been thrilled to announce the launching of PWR Press Publishing, a national publishing company where she will incorporate her years of experience in successfully launching numerous Amazon Best Sellers & nationwide media tours for high-profile author clients. Her life-long love of reading and listening to audio books, combined with her PR expertise, fueled the growth of launching PWR Press. PWR publishes authors through an innovative hybrid model where authors have more creative and financial control while still getting publishing and editorial guidance, coaching, vetting, full distribution, and nationwide press! 

VP of Sales + Business Development 
Meet Kendrix “KJ” Jones

VP Artist + Talent Management

Meet Amy Jean Smith

Amy Jean Smith is a skilled copywriter and content marketer for 7 Marketing + PR based in Tampa, Florida. She has over 20 years experience in hospitality, arts, and entertainment; including, talent management for artists and entertainers nationwide.

Her flowing creativity and knack for having excellent communication skills compliment her strong writing ingenuity. Amy specializes in crafting engaging content for marketing and sales copy, as well as personal brand stories and storytelling.

Amy has the uncanny ability to bring out incredible copy and piece it together beautifully, her ongoing curiosity helps her strive in the field.
In addition to copywriting, Amy specializes in B2B, B2C and social media marketing.

When Amy is not busy helping her clients tell their story, her passions include; the arts, jewelry making, animals, reading, and non-profit volunteer work with Bess the Book Bus where she serves as Secretary for the Board of Directors.

Director PR & Social Media

Meet Kristen Rumberger

Kristen Rumberger is our millennial marketing Guru that has been in the PR and Social Media industry for over six years managing PR and social strategies for national corporations and industry leading experts.

She is responsible for planning and executing cutting-edge social media strategies, monitoring trends in digital marketing, writing story angles and pitching to local and national media, as well as keeping in the “know” of the latest and greatest applications and campaigns for social media.

Kristen manages national and local social media accounts creating brand awareness and growth for products, services, hotels, restaurants, and high -profile CEOs. She has taken clients with little or no social media presence and grown their social media to include more than 100,000 engaged followers.

Born and Raised in Florida, Kristen is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations.

Graphic Design & web developer

Meet Beatrice Sims

Beatrice Sims, is our graphic, brand and web developer. For Beatrice, branding goes far beyond just a logo or graphic design. When she thinks about your brand, she thinks about your customer’s entire experience…everything from your logo, your website, and your social media interaction.

A sleek and accessible design can mean a world of difference between you and your competition. People connect with brands more easily when they are visually appealing. This can drive customer traffic and word-of-mouth referrals.

Raised in Florida, Beatrice is a graduate of the University of Ringling College of Art and Design with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Animation and Graphic Design.

“Our Disney On Ice talent loved working with Carolynn and said that she made the entire morning worthwhile. It can be really difficult to get performers excited about PR, especially early mornings and off days, so this feedback is very much appreciated. Great Job by the agency!”

– Tour Coordinator, Feld Entertainment’s Disney On Ice 

“When Carolynn joined the Hilton marketing team she “knocked it out of the park” achieving $1.5 million in annual sales and earning the designation of “Million Dollar Baby.” She has a deep knowledge of the hospitality industry, unquestionable ethics and is a consummate professional.”

Hilton Hotels Worldwide – Colleen Beck, Director of Sales & Marketing

“Carolynn and her team have directed the Grand Openings, PR & Marketing for 6 different Primrose Schools in the Florida Franchise. While opening our South Tampa school, she enabled us to max out enrollment before we ever opened our doors. ANY franchisee seeking an expert in results-driven marketing, PR and business development would be fortunate to have her support.”

Jana Radtke, Owner and Franchisee, Primrose School of South Tampa

“Carolynn Smith and her team produced successful marketing and PR programs that increased business at our TGI Friday’s Restaurant in Tampa International Airport. She also did the same for my personal brand. Carolynn is a trusted business partner and I recommend her to anyone needing a senior level strategic marketing/PR partner to drive their company’s growth and revenue.”

George Tinsley, Owner/CEO Tinsley Group, Inc. , Independent restaurant conglomerate with 75 restaurants inside the Tampa International, Miami and Louisville Airports.

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