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Public Communications Inc.

Partner in the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group

One East Wacker Dr., 24th flr., Chicago, IL 60601


A national independent agency of creative professionals providing digital and social marketing and integrated communications for healthcare, conservation/environment, education, culture and destination marketing as well as senior counsel for issues management, crisis communications, cybersecurity incidents, executive/board strategic planning, media and presentation coaching; fundraising campaign communications, product launch and lifecycle promotions; campaigns and events; websites, online platforms and collateral. We work with a purpose – to make a positive difference for our clients and community.

Employees: 40. Founded: 1962.

Agency Statement:

Public Communications Inc. provides strategic counsel to clients, whether they’re dealing with the most serious and complex issue, a national awareness campaign or the splashiest of events - and we've been doing so for more than 50 years. PCI is a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE).

Our job is to safeguard reputations and recommend the right way for clients to communicate so what they have to say is heard and influences their audiences. We are an integrated communications firm, large enough to provide all communications services a client might need but the right size so that the firm's officers are directly involved, hands-on, in each client's program.

PCI is a founding partner of the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group, the world's leading partnership of independently owned public relations counseling firms with more offices in more cities and countries than any multinational firm.

We have a strong concentration of business in healthcare, conservation/environment, education, culture and destinations, and business clients from tech to non-profits, entrepreneurs to advocacy groups nationally, regionally and locally. Specialties in community engagement for municipalities.

Our clients trust us and stay with us. Our business grows primarily through referrals and word of mouth. Most of our clients have been with us five years or more; 15 and 20+ year relationships are common (and valued).

Our size and the depth of our staff enable us to manage the most sophisticated assignments while allowing us to move quickly, be flexible and change course when it makes sense.

Jill Allread, CEO; Craig Pugh, pres.; Pamela Oettel, CFO & COO; Sharon Dewar, Mary Erangey, Wendi Koziol, Leigh Madden, sr. VPs; Amanda ReCupido, VP

Clients Include:

AIDS Foundation of Chicago
American Assn. of Diabetes Educators
American Epilepsy Society
American Society of Anesthesiologists
Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago's First Lady Cruises/Mercury
Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline
Chimp Haven
Cradles to Crayons
Howard Brown Health Center
Georgia Aquarium
Giving USA
International Crane Foundation
Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa
National Society of Genetic Counselors
Northwestern University Buffett Institute for Global Affairs
Option Care, Inc.
The Marine Mammal Center
The Nature Conservancy
University of Illinois at Chicago

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