— Arizona Business Magazine
“Public relations Guru.” “Spinmeister.” “Mastermind.” “Swami of Spin.” “Best PR firm I have ever worked with.”
Those are just a few of the phrases used by Arizona media to describe Jason Rose, President of Rose+Allyn Public & Online Relations, which he founded in 1996 at the age of 26. In fact, Arizona Business Magazine labeled Rose “Arizona’s PR Heavyweight.”
Since inception, the company has handled over 500 of Arizona’s most publicized public relations projects, and political and public affairs campaigns and civic causes. They range from sports franchises, Fortune 500 companies, Native American communities, and largest shopping centers to the top real estate brokerages, residential developers, sports venues, special events, and leading elected officials in the state.
On the political campaign front Rose has successfully consulted on the election of dozens of statewide officials, mayors, county officials, state and local ballot measures and even presidential campaigns. In 2016 Rose was asked to consult on Governor Ducey’s landmark Proposition 123 campaign as well as the successful re-election of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. In 2019 Rose headed the political campaign that saw Scottsdale voters approve a $300 million bond package for needed city improvements and infrastructure. It had been nearly 20 years since a similar measure passed. Also in 2019, Rose assisted the Colorado River Indian Tribes in an election which saw tribal members authorize the Tribal Council to pursue federal legislation to permit critical water leasing agreements. President Biden signed that legislation in January 2023. Rose also helped former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard’s successful effort to outlaw most anonymous political spending in Arizona. Voters subsequently approved Proposition 211, the “Voters’ Right to Know” act by 72%-23% in November, 2022. And in 2020, the company helped pass marijuana legalization in Arizona.
Rose’s crisis communications reputation has resulted in representation of elected officials and issues across the political spectrum from Democratic Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon to former Republican Congressman J.D. Hayworth, to Hall of Fame athletes.
Company work and commentaries have landed Rose and clients in The New York Times’ Magazine, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Roll Call, Politico, Newsweek, Voice of America Radio, Nation’s Restaurant News, Playboy Magazine, Los Angeles Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Show with John Stewart, Saturday Night Live, and other national publications. Rose has been profiled in the Phoenix New Times, Scottsdale Life, Paradise Magazine, Scottsdale Magazine, Arizona Business Magazine and Arizona Capitol Times. He is a frequent commentator on public relations and political matters in the Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune, Phoenix Business Journal, Arizona Capitol Times, New York Times and many Valley television and radio stations on public relations and political matters.
Following the tragic shooting of U.S. Congressman Gabrielle Giffords in 2011, Rose was asked to appear and comment on the situation for “This Week With Christiane Amanpour”, ABC News’ Sunday morning program broadcast nationally.
Jason is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership, Past Vice Chairman of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts Board of Directors, former chairman of the Arizona Republican Caucus, guest lecturer at Arizona State University’s Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication and served as co-owner of Nixon’s Bar & Restaurant at the Camelback Esplanade until 2008. In 2002, he was honored with the Business Journal’s Forty Under Forty Award.
He is also the co-founder of the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships which was started in 2011 and is now the country’s most attended polo event. Other current and past special events he has spawned include the Woodford Reserve Derby DayClub, the Fiesta Bowl Rugby and Balloon Classic, and Scottsdale Beat The Heat: The Hottest Race On Earth.
Rose’s production company, founded in 2019, Quixote Productions is also the Lead Producer of ¡Americano! the Musical, which premiered Off Broadway in New York City in 2022 following a record-breaking run at the Phoenix Theatre Company. It tells the true story of a DREAMer who learned of his immigration status when he tried to join the Marines. The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors, founded in 1975 to gain more representation on the biggest stages, awarded ¡Americano! Best Production and Best Cast. Rose is following up on that success by producing a new musical based on the tragedy and bravery in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Tiananmen: A New Musical premieres in October 2023 at the Phoenix Theater Company for a test-run. He is also producing other musicals in the developmental stage including The Ghost of john McCain and Bar Mitzvah in Birmingham.
Beyond musicals and polo, Rose is also a Co-Founder of the newly minted Scottsdale Community Bank. And in the past year he was invited and joined the Board of Directors of Artlink, a non-profit in Phoenix dedicated to growing Phoenix’s blossoming arts scene including its signature “First Fridays” as well as Amas, a New York City non-profit founded in 1968 to bring more diverse shows and actors to Broadway stages.
Rose is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles. He also studied Arabic at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and El Centro Bilingual in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He is an Arizona native and currently resides in Paradise Valley. He is the proud father of two teenaged sons, and also the proud visitor of every stadium in Major League Baseball.