The principals of Influence Communications have extensive expertise in the field of communications: This expertise extends to government projects, public-private partnerships, healthcare, education, transportation, general business, and both commercial and residential real estate. Influence is a full-service, award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm with several decades of combined principal experience in the media industry. The company uses this experience to engage radio, online and print media, and television news, and pen newsletters and blog posts, as well as manage social media platforms and websites. The company also excels at working with complex, multi-tiered companies and organizations that utilize boards and committees to shape opinion.
With a journalism, government and corporate background, Influence principals understand that the world of media never stops. With that reality in mind, there is always an Influence principal available to deal with breaking news and lend their expertise to our clients.
Influence has extensive experience working with multicultural, niche, and international media in both English and Spanish, and additional languages when the situation calls for it, maximizing all the messaging opportunities Miami offers.
Helena Poleo, President, and Andre Rodriguez, CEO, lead the firm, which was founded in 2010. Helena is an award-winning journalist, marketing professional and highly respected media analyst, whose expert opinion is featured regularly in both English and Spanish-language media that operate local, national and international networks. Under her leadership, the firm has won multiple awards and worked for some of Miami’s most important companies and organizations including FECI, which built Brightline, and Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami-Dade’s leading healthcare provider. Her knowledge of Spanish-language media and her leadership of crisis management cases is unparalleled in the market.
Andre has an extensive background in community and government relations, and has managed several political campaigns in Miami-Dade County. His work has garnered him prestigious awards as well as the respect of South Florida’s elected officials and business community, which has come to rely on Andre for his expert analysis and execution.
Since 2010, the Influence team has had the privilege of working with a host of prestigious clients including Univista Insurance, Siemens, Florida East Coast Industries and the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail, the Beckham team during its push to develop a stadium at PortMiami, Toyota of South Florida, The Solution Group, City of Miami, City of Doral, GS Inima, Presidente Supermarkets, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the National Wildlife Federation, Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival, Barlington Group, Education Fund, the Andrea Castillo Foundation, the Miami Science Museum, the American Diabetes Association, Jackson Health System, the Latin Builders Association, US Department of Health and the Democracy In the Americas Symposium.