What We Do

Stories influence. Stories inspire. Stories lead to action. What’s your story? We give brands and companies an arm up to stronger communications. Together, let’s create and share the story you were meant to tell!

Public Relations

Media relations, press releases, strategic messaging, and community partnerships.


Product, service or event promotion, strategic positioning, brand awareness, and web site editorial support.

Social Media

Online strategies for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms. Content calendars and monitoring.


StrongArm Communications, LLC

Jen Armstrong, APR is owner and principal of StrongArm Communications and has over 17 years of experience in public relations. She consults clients on a variety of communication needs in the state of Hawaii. Jen’s experience includes journalism, public relations, marketing, community relations and social media communications. She brings a fresh perspective and insight to the field of public relations. Her commitment to client services coupled with her passion for the work is the foundation of StrongArm Communications.

After graduating from Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, Jen attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Arts with an emphasis in Journalism and minored in Creative Writing. Upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, California to launch her career. While there, she interned for two of L.A.’s top celebrity publicists. This is where her love for public relations was born.

Jen eventually moved back to Honolulu and decided to pursue a higher educational degree. She then enrolled in Hawaii Pacific University in its graduate program for Communication. After graduating with her Master of Arts in Communication, Jen has had the privilege of working alongside many professionals in the field and was fortunate to execute groundbreaking projects. In 2012, Jen started her own communications company (initially as Kaia Consulting) so she could successfully balance her work/home life.

Jen is an Accredited Public Relations professional with the Public Relations Society of America. She won the inaugural Young Marketer of the Year award from the American Marketing Association Hawaii Chapter in 2015. Jen was also named one of the 40 Under Forty by Pacific Business News in 2016. In 2020, the Public Relations Society of America, Hawaii Chapter named Jen its Gregg W. Perry Public Relations Professional of the Year for a lifetime of achievement in public relations in Hawaii.
Clients since 2012
Stories yet to tell

Our Team

Jen Armstrong
Intern Program

20 years

My Experience

  • Jen has helped Goodwill Industries of Hawaii through a series of campaigns to improve and further our Social Media Annual Plan by increasing our audience size and audience engagement through strategic posts and timely placements. Her services also contributed to the success of our inaugural public awareness event in 2012 and the strategies and the suggestions made by StrongArm Communications will enrich our organization for years to come.

    Sarah Tenney - former VP of Marketing Communications & Development, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii

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PO Box 60644
Ewa Beach, HI 96706