Best PR Firms in Chicago

Why These PR Firms?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago PR Firms on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Bettie Bomb FEATURED

Bettie Bomb is a boutique PR firm that serves businesses in Chicago. It specializes in public relations, marketing, branding, design, and social media promotion. Since 2005, the PR and marketing agency has been working with numerous clients in various industries, including hospitality, events, retail, fashion, health, and wellness, serving as a business extension that helps in building brand image and awareness through personalized campaigns. Clients praise Bettie Bomb's attention to detail, level of responsiveness, and professionalism.

Winger Marketing FEATURED

Winger Marketing is a marketing communications and public relations firm catering to Chicago clients. For around 35 years now, the company has helped businesses with PR strategies, advertising and media placements, event publicity, content marketing, and launch campaigns. Karolyn Raphael, president and owner, first joined the PR firm 1997 and has over 20 years of PR, marketing, and media experience. Winger Marketing also does B2B marketing, digital and social media marketing, and PR and media training.

180 West Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602

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Carol Fox and Associates

Carol Fox and Associates is a public relations agency based in Chicago. The company develops PR strategies and utilizes its connection with local, national, and regional media to help brands establish their reputation. It specializes in serving clients that belong in the industries of entertainment, hospitality, arts, and education. Some of the companies Carol Fox and Associates has worked with are Arts Alliance Illinois and Millenium Park Foundation. The award-winning PR firm has been in service for 25 years.

1412 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657

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Carson Stoga Communications

Carson Stoga Communications is a boutique public relations firm helping clients grow or protect their brand via integrated public relations and reputation management. Since 2000, our team has developed programs and managed crisis situations for clients in higher education, manufacturing, safety, security, food, and hospitality industries, among others. Our expertise includes media relations, strategic planning, crisis management, social media management, cause marketing, and corporate social responsibility. Let us help you tell your story.

1900 E Golf Rd Ste 950
Schaumburg, IL 60173


Cascade Communications

Cascade Communications is a public relations firm that services commercial clients throughout Chicago, Illinois, and its surrounding area. It's been in business for more than 19 years and offers a variety of services that help its clients to heighten brand awareness and maintain a positive public image. These services include go-to-market strategy planning, strategic planning, website development and audits, SEO content creation, and social media management. The company also offers business consulting and startup mentorship services.

Chicago, IL 60614



KitelyTech is a Chicago-based digital marketing and consulting company that delivers projects to customers worldwide. The agency, which has offices across the country, provides many services, including online marketing, web design, and development, mobile app development, and custom software development. It also offers branding, graphic design, content marketing, and search engine optimization. KitelyTech has earned many awards such as being one of the top 15 digital marketing firms in Chicago and New York City.

1165 N Clark St Ste 7
Chicago, IL 60610


Mekky Media

Founded by Michelle Mekky in 2016, Mekky Media is a Chicago PR firm that provides its clients with an innovative approach to achieving their objectives. The agency's PR strategies and media relations are customized to develop a successful campaign for its clients. The firm's media training presentation and approach, designed by formal journalists, is specifically designed to prepare clients for the print, online, and broadcast interviews they encounter along with public speaking techniques. The firm also manages event promotions as well as social media strategies and influencer outreach.

410 N Michigan Ave Ste N700
Chicago, IL 60611


Motion PR

The Motion Agency is a Chicago-based, woman-owned strategic public relations and marketing communications agency founded in 2006. The firm integrates digital opportunities with public relations to move its clients' brands forward, specializing in the retail, healthcare, education, non-profit, and manufacturing industries. Motion’s services encompass consumer, B2B, and corporate marketing in addition to event management. Its team is also adept at controlling crisis situations and reputation protection. The agency's clients include Tractor Supply Company, Rush University Medical, Boys and Girls Club of America, and Haribo.

325 N La Salle Dr Ste 550
Chicago, IL 60654


myWHY Agency, Inc

myWHY Agency Inc. is a Black-owned, women-led Integrated marketing agency in Chicago founded by four-time Emmy Award-winning producer, Emerald-Jane Hunter. It employs various aspects of marketing to amplify client and brand voices in this crowded marketplace. It specializes in public and media relations, social media advertising and community management, content creation, and influencer and celeb-focused campaigns and activations. Its clients come from various sectors, particularly in the organic and natural CPG space, nonprofits, and BIPOC businesses. The agency's previous work includes marketing everything from lifestyle and beauty products to real estate and events such as Hyde Park Summerfest (formerly Brewfest) and more.

5113 S Harper Ave Ste 2C
Chicago, IL 60615


Orly Telisman Public Relations

Orly Telisman Public Relations is a full-service boutique public relations company. Established in 2011, services include integrated communications and public relations plans, media relations, crisis communication, marketing message development, marketing communications, as well as event planning. The firm's creative communication strategies put their clients' messages in front of their busy audience. With more than a two decades of experience in journalism, public and media relations, crisis communications, and event planning, Orly Telisman Public Relations provides clients the expertise and talent that catapults their organizations to the next level both offline and online. Client placement includes: The New York Times, AP, ABC's 20/20 and Nightline, and more.

Chicago, IL 60618


Page One Public Relations

Page One Public Relations is a Chicago-based public relations agency, specializing in luxury and lifestyle clients. Their services include coverage in all forms of media based on local, regional, and national outreach as well as strategic events, community relations, and publicity on national, regional, and local levels. Page One Public Relations has worked with notable clients including William Grant and Sons, Equinox, Levy Restaurants, Trunk Club, West Elm, Walter E. Smithe, and Rejuvenation.

Chicago, IL 60601


Pietryla PR

Pietryla PR & Marketing, LLC, is a boutique PR and marketing company in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 2002. It works best with clients that are managing a watershed moment such as launching a new product, seeking funding, going through a branding shift, or implementing a new automation strategy. The company specializes in media relations, marketing automation, crisis communications, communication content development, and corporate strategy. It also offers digital marketing and online reputation management services.

333 S. Wabash, #2700
Chicago, IL 60604



Propllr is a public relations and content marketing firm that helps startups and entrepreneurs accelerate their growth by building brand awareness and customer trust. Whether landing a company profile or writing engaging content, Propllr makes things easier for startups – sales, lead generation, fundraising, recruiting, retention, SEO, and more. Founded in 2011, Propllr brings a culture of transparency, nimbleness, and bias toward action in partnership with B2B and B2C startups from around the country and across all industries.

566 W Adams St Ste 610
Chicago, IL 60661



Spool is an Evanston-based marketing and public relations agency. The firm's team delivers solutions for growth and engagement by initiating a collaborative strategy with the client, identifying brand and goals and defining audience. From the research and planning stage to creation, Spool offers a wide range of communication options to spark interest. Its public relations digital and media experts leverage the platforms that will reach the widest target audiences for their clients.

909 Davis St Ste 500
Evanston, IL 60201


TC Public Relations

TC Public Relations has successfully coordinated publicity campaigns and helped with reputation management for a diverse range of Chicago clients since 2001, with specialization in public interest nonprofits, law firms, and entrepreneurial businesses. The agency's services are tailored to meet the needs of the client. Its team offers expertise in media relations and training, press conferences, publicity programs, community relations, social media strategy, and crisis communications. TC Public Relations' goal is to support its clients' success.

1 N La Salle St Ste 600
Chicago, IL 60602


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