Strategy: Media Relations

Writers Theatre

Background Writers Theatre, hailed as the “best drama company in the nation” by the Wall Street Journal, was launching a $34 million capital campaign – “On to A New Stage” – to build a new theater complex in the northern Chicago suburb of Glencoe. Designed by internationally-renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by principal Jeanne Gang, […]

Chicago Foundation for Women

Background Chicago Foundation for Women is the leading Chicago-area grant making organization dedicated to supporting basic rights and equal opportunities for all women, girls, trans, and gender nonbinary people. As CFW approached its 30th anniversary, the organization was looking for new messaging to freshen and clarify strategy andmission to build the case for support.. Following […]

The Chicago Network

Background The Chicago Network is the leading organization of Chicago’s professional women who have reached the highest levels of achievement in business, government, academia, nonprofits, and the arts. Through research, programming, partnerships and thought leadership, The Network seeks to expand opportunities for the advancement of women. By identifying key workplace challenges and celebrating successes, The […]

Partnership for College Completion

Background The Partnership for College Completion, a nonprofit funded by leading foundations and individuals, is the only organization in Illinois working with colleges and universities to promote practices, programs and systems-change to ensure that low-income, first-generation students of color graduate from college. Through direct engagement with college leaders and policymakers, and through breakthrough research, the […]

Illinois Collaboration on Youth and Pay Now Illinois

Background Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) is the leading statewide member network advancing the interests of at-risk youth and families, delivering programs, services and advocacy. At a time of growing budgetary pressure on the human and social services sector, ICOY sought to raise visibility and understanding among the public, funders, and legislators of the importance […]

Shriver Center on Poverty Law

A Chicago-based national organization that advances economic and racial justice for all, was preparing for its 50th anniversary and the launch of a new strategic plan.

One Million Degrees

The organization has sought support for a range of activities, beginning with messaging for its tenth anniversary and largest fundraising campaign, and extending to extensive media relations to underscore the value of community college to students, communities, and employers and the linkage between its programs and student success.

Perkins&Will

One of the leading global architecture and design firms, Perkins&Will sought media relations counsel to assist its Chicago studio marketing and firm-wide corporate public relations teams in raising the visibility of leadership and the projects “that make a positive difference in the world.”

Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is one of the country’s largest food banks, providing food to individuals and families facing food insecurity through a network of 800 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.