In this post, we’ve selected and featured 10 of the best PR agencies in Illinois. Read on to learn about them and their services.
1. Heron Agency
Heron Agency is one of the top PR agencies in Illinois, and even boasts an award for ‘America’s Best PR Agencies’ from Forbes for 2021. Clients range from local businesses to large corporations showing a large range in their work.
Located in Chicago, Heron Agency was founded in 2000 by Noreen Heron and specializes in lifestyle industries such as the hospitality sector, entertainment brands, celebrities, and corporate clients. Citing themselves as a ‘one-stop shop’, a range of services are on offer, including public relations, social media, advertising, event planning, crisis communications, and more.
For a full range of what Heron Agency offer or to inquire, contact them today.
Founded by Gemma Long in the Guernsey Islands in 2003 and with locations in the UK and Channel Islands, Gem PR and Media also has an office in Springfield. Gem PR and Media work with small businesses, and local authorities among other clients, and offer a personal touch.
Their services include running campaigns, copywriting, proofreading, and crisis communication. They also assist brands and companies with their corporate social responsibility which is becoming quite a desired service for companies to consider.
If you are in the Springfield vicinity and need help with your enterprise, reach out and see what Gem PR and Media can do for you.
JJR Marketing work with a whole host of industries, including aviation, manufacturing, personal brands, and non-profits. They are a women-owned business and hold awards for ‘Best PR Firms in Naperville 2022’ and ‘Top Advertising and Marketing Agencies Illinois 2021’ among others.
The company was founded by Jackie Camacho-Ruiz and Juan Pablo Ruiz in 2006. JJR Marketing can help you with content and creative services to help you to create and grow your brand, public relations, including utilizing influencers, and marketing strategy.
Situated in Naperville, get in touch to see if they can facilitate your needs.
Situated in St. Charles, Streng Agency has been in the business for over 30 years. Skilled in advertising, design and production, digital and relationship marketing, strategic planning, and media tactics, they are well placed to give your business or brand a boost.
They aim to work collaboratively with clients to make sure that they can tell their stories in the best way possible. One of their specialties is product catalog design and their clients range from large corporations to smaller firms, found either locally or internationally.
Interested? Have a chat with Streng Agency here.
Founded in 1973, Cain & Company has almost 50 years of experience in the PR field. With clients ranging from small businesses to large corporations, they have a large scope of coverage and have built up longstanding relationships, so you know they come with a level of trust.
Cain & Company works with a plethora of industries, such as non-profits, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare. They can assist you with all manner of requests, including news and press releases, digital marketing and social media, content creation including blogs and web content, and graphic design for products and branding.
You can find Cain & Company in Rockford, so why not reach out?
Focusing on the education sector, Behr Communications was founded by Faith Behr who has over 20 years of experience in public relations. They work with a large range of school districts and universities in Illinois and are based in Naperville.
They can assist you with crisis management, media relations, website development, content management, communication plans and audits, and social media management and presence.
If you are working in the education environment and need help with your business, why not consider contacting Behr Communications.
Paramount PR in Chicago offers a public relations service with a personal, boutique feel. They are experienced in their craft, being founded in 2003 by communications execs from both Chicago and New York.
Paramount has created campaigns and worked with various businesses in the greater Chicago area and has knowledge in a large variety of sectors, including media, sports and entertainment, and technology. Their services include a broad range: corporate sponsorship, media relations, trade show support, and news and issues monitoring are among those on offer.
If you’re looking for that mix of experience with a personal touch, Paramount PR is a good bet for you.
Based in Chicago, Sherman Communications & Marketing offer a more holistic approach to public relations. Founded in 2001 by Jason Sherman, they work with all sorts of clients, from CEOs and technology entrepreneurs to hands-on company owners.
Sectors Sherman has engaged with in the past include healthcare, the food and beverage industry, and energy companies. The agency can help you with various needs, such as crisis management, public affairs, research, and much more.
If Sherman Communications & Marketing interests you and your business, why not say hello?
If you run a lifestyle brand, then Zapwater Communications may be the public relations agency for you. Zapwater has a particular focus on real estate, fashion and beauty, hospitality, and travel. They have a large number of accolades (over 175 of them to date), so it is safe to say that they know what they are doing.
Located in Chicago, they can cater to local, national, and even international reach for your campaign. Founded in 2005 with over 15 years in the business, they offer services including media relations, strategic partnerships, event management, influencer marketing, and more.
If you want to work with Zapwater Communications, look no further.
With offices in both Chicago and Northbrook, KemperLesnik was founded by Steve Lesnik in 1979, giving them more than 40 years in the public relations workspace. They work with a large range of clients, with large corporations, lifestyle and leisure resorts, and non-profits on their books.
The company also has strong roots in sports marketing, including golf, football, and e-sports. Whether it’s corporate, consumer, or media public relations you require, KemperLesnik has you covered. They also offer a comprehensive crisis management service to help you navigate any bumps in the road of your company’s journey.
If KemperLesnik suit your needs, get in touch.