Connell Communications is among the nation’s preeminent public relations, social media and marketing consulting firms. Our CEO, Alyssa Connell, started the firm after spending years in boardrooms and meetings, creating solutions to problems just like yours. We’ve figured out a few things along our journey about what you need in an integrated communications partner. And, we’re turnkey corporate event management specialists. You can expect a lot from us.



Alyssa Connell, CEO/Owner - Connell Communications

Alyssa is a nationally-recognized industry leader in PR, marketing and social media. As a PR & marketing consultant, she brings a multi-faceted skill set – offering a unique mix of PR, marketing and social media strategy, leadership and copywriting. Her expertise includes strategic communications, social media/SEO, reputation management, trade events, crisis communication, media/community relations, fundraising, TV production and event planning.


Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Alyssa served as Vice President/Public Relations for the Hellman agency. She led the team of PR and social media specialists in creating and implementing strategies and programs for clients multi-nationally. From crisis communication to strategic implementation, Alyssa is skilled at affecting widespread change in behavior. Alyssa has spent the last 15 years working in agency public relations, broadcast television and commercial production. She has an extensive background in creating and implementing public/community relation strategies, PR and marketing communication programs, event planning and copywriting.


Her public relations programs and campaigns have received local, regional and multi-national awards. In addition, she has executive-produced two award-winning independent films, “Going Down in History” and “Harpooned.”She has extensive training in social media, including high-level MASTERS certifications from the  Public Relations Society of America. Alyssa has been awarded the Cedar Valley of Iowa’s most prestigious honor, receiving distinction as one of the “Top 20 under 40” business leaders by Courier Communications. She is a sought-after guest speaker for collegiate classrooms and speaking events, as well as annual PRSSA and PRSA conferences in the state of Iowa.


Connell Communications has established a network of elite preferred partners who believe in your success as much as we do. We’ll make sure you’re headed true north.