About Us


Our clients represent leaders in the private, public, nonprofit and philanthropic enterprises.


We have colleagues who have special skills that we sometimes call on.

Smart City Consulting is led by Tom Jones. He continues the firm’s traditional emphasis on game-changing public policy and perceptive messaging and communications. In addition, he helps nonprofit organizations and companies position themselves more strongly through disciplined plans and clear narratives that respond to their aspirations and define their options. Tom writes a monthly column, City Journal, for Memphis magazine and primary author of a blog, Smart City Memphis, recognized by the Pew Partnership for Civic Change as “one of the most engaging” civic-minded blogs in the U.S.

He and other team members possess special expertise in media relations, strategic planning, research and branding. We have worked for clients in a number of cities, particularly for economic development organizations and city governments