Who We Are
ELISE is a marketing communications consultancy serving clients in the social innovation and new product space. We create and execute innovative brand messaging and public relations initiatives for our clients. ELISE achieves success through focused research, informed strategy and targeted media relations. We do not buy attention for our clients.

We earn it.

Our Work
This includes some of our best case studies.
  • Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

    Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs





  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


  • Yourself!Fitness



  • The Lemelson Foundation

    The Lemelson Foundation


  • Chemical Heritage Foundation

    Chemical Heritage Foundation


Our Services
Core Offerings

Marketing Communications Strategy

ELISE can develop annual marketing communications strategies, considering all program goals and moving parts.

Thought Leader Panels

We can create thought leadership panels to further engage influencers in your field.

Brand Positioning and Messaging

We can work with you to forge powerful messaging and talking points.

Content Development

ELISE can generate content and blog posts to position you as an expert in your field.

Media Outreach

We can create and execute media campaigns to further persuade and engage your audience.

Pitch Development

We can work with you to help forge a compelling pitch that will attract attention.

Happy Customers

Randall Kempner

- Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs

"ELISE communications has been instrumental in helping ANDE with our media outreach and ensuring that we are in contact with the writers and publications that are covering this space. They definitely go above and beyond to make sure our story is being told."

Paul Polak

- Founder of International Development Enterprises (IDE)

"ELISE is a miracle worker."

Joseph Steig

- CFO, Long River Ventures and Senior Advisor, Village Capital

"Good communications produces simplicity out of complexity. That's ELISE Communications and Carrie Barnes. Clients of Carrie routinely slap their head and say "Why didn't I think of that??" But they didn't and they wouldn't have been able to without Carrie's help."

Julia Novy-Hildesley

- The Lemelson Foundation

"ELISE communications has been a wonderful resource for the Lemelson Foundation, helping us build our communications strategy and forging meaningful partnerships with writers and thought leaders in the media. Most importantly, Carrie and her team are tireless in their commitment to deliver excellent work and creative in their generation and execution of new ideas. They are a joy to work with!"

Judith Appelbaum

- Sensible Solutions, Inc.

"Carrie Barnes is a master at activating media people and other key players in the arenas that matter to a particular project, and at creating high quality materials that win attention."