Randall Kenneth Jones

Author. Speaker. Podcaster. Creative.

Randall Kenneth Jones photo by Charlie McDonald 5 x 7Modern-day renaissance man Randall Kenneth Jones has built a marketing and public relations portfolio that includes respected household names from the IT, healthcare, entertainment, publishing, retail and consumer products & services industries. His primary focus has been creative ideation, branding, content development, CRM and direct marketing.

In addition to his work on behalf of clients, Jones continues to expand his personal media footprint. His longstanding public quest for professional civility has landed him on TODAY, The Hoda Show with Hoda KotbMARKETPLACE on Public Radio and CNBC.com.

After Jones’ 2010 move from Washington, D.C., to affluent Naples, Florida, the award-winning writer and creative director approached the Naples Daily News and offered to write an independent newspaper column—a blend of personal and professional development. For the next few years, the ultra-inquisitive public speaker and scribe arranged to conduct over 100 best-practices interviews. His subjects included Pat Benatar, Brian Boitano, Jeffrey Hayzlett, Shirley Jones, Sonny Jurgensen, Sue Monk Kidd, Hoda Kotb, Colin Mochrie, Suze Orman, General Barry McCaffrey, Cynthia Rhodes, Tommy Tune, Vanessa Williams and many more.

With a Foreword by Peggy Post (The Emily Post Institute) and an Introduction by Erin Brockovich, Jones’ subsequent book, Show Me: Celebrities, Business Tycoons, Rock Stars, Journalists, Humanitarians, Attack Bunnies & More! was published in late 2016.

Show Me has been described by New York Times Bestselling Author Janet Evanovich as “a bit David Sedaris, a touch Dale Carnegie, a dash of Janet Evanovich….” Barbara Corcoran of “Shark Tank” added: “Randy has created a literary ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ Wickedly funny, yet profoundly touching! Show Me is ‘Shark Tank’ meets NASCAR meets Broadway meets ‘The Partridge Family.’”

In 2017, Jones joined the highly successful NICE GUYS ON BUSINESS podcast as a regular correspondent. In 2018, in partnership with Susan C. Bennett (the original voice of Siri), Jones launched JONES.SHOW, a new podcast with his signature “look for the best in people” focus. JONES.SHOW guests include Laura Benanti, Beekman Boys, Erin Brockovich, Panache Desai, Val Chmerkovskiy, Sara Evans, Dr. Judy Ho, Dr. David Perlmutter, Nischelle Turner, Vanna White,  Ginger Zee and many more.

Having spent most of his life as an actor and improviser, funnyman Jones is happiest before an audience. His favorite stage roles include: The Monster/Young Frankenstein, Professor Callahan/Legally Blonde, Roger DeBris/The Producers, Bottom/A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a gender-bending Jane Hudson in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? For Jones, time on stage is a blissful extension of the creativity-fueled lifestyle he is so blessed to enjoy.

Whether he is writing, speaking, training, consulting or performing, Jones’ platform is unwavering. His ongoing mission supports positive communication, creative thinking & innovation and authentic self-expression

A uniquely entertaining motivational speaker, Jones focuses his infotainment to appeal to a broad range of business and educational platforms. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia.