Jon Meakin

Founder, Coldharbour Communications

Jon has 30 years of communications consultancy experience, gained on both sides of the Atlantic. He has spent the past decade in technology communications, first running the PayPal business across the EMEA region, before moving to San Francisco and leading the West Coast team for global PR firm, Grayling, and North America for emerging tech agency, Clarity.

Over that time, Jon has worked with scrappy start-ups and mature enterprises alike, advising ambitious founders and seasoned C-suite executives in B2C and B2B tech firms.

In late 2022, Jon founded Coldharbour Communications, a consultancy focused on providing content-first brand communications services to technology businesses. Additionally, since 2018, Jon has served on the international Board of the Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (AMEC). As the founding Chair of AMEC’s agency group, Jon is focused on increasing the adoption of best practice evaluation methodologies throughout the agency world.

A frequent judge of communications and creative industry awards, Jon also speaks at professional conferences around the world, on topics including crisis management and measurement and evaluation.

British-born, Jon is currently resident in San Francisco.