Our Story

JT’s core philosophy is simple: don’t confuse effort with results. It is the principle that guides our work today and every day.


Jasculca Terman Strategic Communications (JT) is an award winning, independently-owned strategic communications firm specializing in public affairs, crisis management, events and international advance, digital strategy and engagement, and video production.

Founded in 1981, JT pioneered the practice of public affairs in the Chicago market by applying the strategic and tactical discipline of political campaigns to the management of public policy issues, crisis situations and social marketing initiatives, and to the advancement of reputations and brands.



From our base in Chicago, we serve as a strategic communications partner to corporate, institutional, not-for-profit and public-sector clients across the Midwest, the United States and abroad.

Clients turn to JT for high-impact communications services that advance business and policy goals. We deliver compelling messages through multiple communications channels and by engaging and motivating target constituencies to take action.

With more than 35 communications professionals and support personnel, we have the depth and agility to handle fast-moving, multidimensional campaigns as well as more focused, short-term projects.


Our Clients

We serve as the strategic communications partner to corporate, institutional, not-for-profit and public sector clients working in many different fields of endeavor.



JT is your advocate in the court of public opinion, working in partnership with you to develop and implement creative strategies driven by compelling messages that engage and motivate. Guided always by strategy, we deploy an array of tactics to mobilize opinion and action to advance public policy, business and public awareness initiatives.

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Blessings in a Backpack

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

  • BP

  • Brookfield Zoo

  • Chicago Cares

  • Chicago Sunday Evening Club

  • Chicago Transit Authority

  • Clean Energy

  • Colorado State University - Global Campus

  • Cummins Inc.

  • CURE

  • DePaul University

  • DeVry Education Group

  • Donor’s Forum

  • Entertainment Cruises

  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

  • Feeding America

  • Ford Foundation

  • Greater Chicago Food Depository

  • Illinois Science and Technology Coalition

  • Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL)

  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

  • Joyce Foundation

  • Junior Achievement USA

  • MacArthur Foundation

  • Marquette University


  • Metra

  • National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance

  • National Minority Supplier Development Council

  • Northern Trust

  • O’Donnell Investment

  • OneGoal

  • Ounce of Prevention Fund

  • Polk Bros

  • Foundation

  • Skills for Chicagoland’s Future

  • University of Illinois at Chicago

  • University of Illinois

  • World Business Chicago

  • YearUp


Our People

Our fundamental strength as a firm flows from our people — professionals with diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives who welcome challenges and take pride in achieving results with a commitment to teamwork and the highest standards of integrity.