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Chances are, you're visiting our website because you need help. Look no further! We have an experienced, talented team ready and passionate about helping you succeed.

In 2006, Doris Bloodsworth, an award-winning writer and journalist, founded Crosswords Communications Co. with an innovative vision that laser-focused on the client's needs. Our mission: Partner with top talent in the public relations, marketing and strategic planning fields, whose integrity and expertise have earned them recognition as leaders in their fields. This forward-thinking model offers clients the benefits of a full-service agency at cost-effective prices. You can enjoy the services of the entire team or take advantage of our a la carte menu that gives clients the option of choosing individual services as needed.

We are proud to provide the collaborative services of the following experts available through Crosswords Communications Co.

Contact us at 407-797-9393 to tell us how we can support your success and help you achieve your dreams.


Crosswords Communications Co. offers a complete range of award-winning content services, including writing, editing, strategic communications, APR-certified public relations, media relations and more. Founder Doris Bloodsworth is a Pulitzer-nominated writer who is nationally-certified in public relations and an honors graduate of the University of Florida. Former reporter for the "Wall Street Journal," "Bloomberg" and the "Orlando Sentinel," she is an author and member of two halls of fame. Her clients include government, international business and nonprofits. CLICK HERE for more details.

Alarie Design Associates, founded by Joe Alarie, offers an award-winning creative team that has helped brands gain awareness and generate revenue for over 30 years. Clients include Walt Disney World, the City of Winter Garden and Crossfit. Alarie teamed up with Doris Bloodsworth and Crosswords Communications to rebrand the City of Groveland and is a past West Orange Chamber chairman. Alarie attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.


Kilsheimer and Associates is headed by Joe Kilsheimer, a UCF graduate and former “Orlando Sentinel” reporter. Kilsheimer is a past Apopka mayor and city council member. He has broad experience in government relations, research, media relations, public relations, marketing and strategic planning. He worked at some of the most prestigious PR firms in Orlando and was formerly the board chair of Sustainable Florida and the Apopka Historical Society. He is an alumni of Leadership Orlando and Leadership Apopka.


Levey Consulting was founded by Managing Director Richard Levey, Ph,D., AICP. Dr. Levey is a familiar name across Central Florida, where he has served as an economic-development consultant. His rich experience includes strategic planning, branding and marketing for several cities, including Mount Dora and the city's Wolf Branch Innovation District. In addition to his leadership positions at the City of Orlando, he has been a significant force in major projects with leading developers, such as Tavistock and Lake Nona and was a major player in the City of Clermont’s rebranding. Levey earned his bachelor's degree at Wittenburg University, his master's at Arizona State University and his doctorate at the University of Central Florida. He also graduated from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

Day Communications was founded by Amanda Day, who describes herself as "one part right brain, two parts MBA." Her services include issue advocacy and crisis communications. Day's clients include the Central Florida Expressway Authority, Lynx and Bike/Walk Central Florida where she leads several innovative safety initiatives. Her experience includes working with The Florida Mall and the YMCA of Central Florida. She is a graduate of the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Shepherd + Wolfe is an award-winning design and creative firm led by Tiffany Wolfe, a graduate of the prestigious Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. She manages design for all projects, including brand-identity packages, ads, marketing collateral, outdoor billboards and digital communications. As a former co-owner of TWsquared she worked with clients such as LEGOLAND Florida, General Motors and the Florida College System. She launched national ad campaigns as creative director for Olympus media.

Skillful Antics, founded by Ben Homan, is a full-service, creative agency specializing in online marketing, web development, graphic design and multi-media production. With locations in Clermont, Nashville and Santo Domingo, Skillful Antics is able to offer industry-leading services at a local price point. The firm's newest project is RSVPtext, an app to help individuals and businesses plan events, organize guest lists and collect user data from one point. Ben and his wife founded Priority One Worldwide, a nonprofit supporting philanthropy since 2012.


JB Communications is headed by Jenifer Bloodsworth, a New York City-based writer, producer and entertainer as well as a savvy business marketer. She has performed at the legendary Carolines on Broadway and regularly performed with the sketch comedy team, National Scandal, at the People's Improv Theater. She is an alumni of the PIT and Upright Citizen's Brigade. She has performed at the Chicago Women's Funny Fest and the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival. Bloodsworth was the first woman writer-producer for the WWE, where she spent more than four years writing, producing and directing six hours of live TV weekly that included "Monday Night Raw" and "Friday Night Smackdown." She was the lead writer for WWE's NXT. Bloodsworth graduated from Emerson College with a degree in Writing for Television and Film before pursuing a career that included manager of multimedia at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and streaming media producer at e-media. She earned her MBA in wealth management at Columbia University.

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