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Public Communications Inc.

Partner in the WORLDCOM Public Relations Group

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


[email protected]

A national, independent communications agency of creative professionals providing crisis and issues management counsel, digital and social marketing services, and integrated communications for healthcare, conservation/environment, education, culture and destination marketing, government and nonprofit organizations. Other services include senior counsel for brand and reputation management, executive/board strategic planning, media and presentation coaching; fundraising campaign communications; product launch and lifecycle promotions; awareness campaigns and events; websites, online platforms and collateral. Our team members work with a purpose: to make a positive difference for our clients and community.

Employees: 40. Founded: 1962.

Agency Statement:

Public Communications Inc. provides senior-level strategic counsel, digital marketing and integrated communications to clients, whether they're dealing with the most serious and complex issues, a national awareness campaign or the splashiest of events. PCI is a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) and certified LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®).

PCI professionals believe in the transformative power of communication and the ability of the right strategy, work or image to convince, to motivate and to make a positive difference for clients.

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 large enough to provide all communications services a client might need but also the right size so that the agency's officers are 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. Crisis counselors bring calm in crisis to clients whose success and bottom line depend on their reputation and public perception. Digital expertise includes social media, digital advertising, search engine optimization, email marketing, website development, SMS marketing and strategy. 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).

As an inclusive workplace, the agency reflects the diversity of our clients and communities we serve. PCI brings a global and multicultural perspective to client programs and to communication solutions.

Jill Allread, CEO; Craig Pugh, pres.; Pamela Oettel, CFO & COO; Wendi Koziol, mng. dir./sr. VP; Sharon Dewar, Mary Erangey, Leigh Madden, sr. VPs; Michael Queroz, VP

Clients Include:

AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Alzheimer’s Assn.
American Assn. of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists
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
National Society of Genetic Counselors
North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
The Marine Mammal Center
The Nature Conservancy, Illinois Chapter
ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Public Communications Inc. in the news with O'Dwyer's:

On the Move: Zapwater ReCupido Chicago MD

Wed., Jun. 15, 2022

... Amanda ReCupido Zapwater Communications names Amanda ReCupido managing director, Chicago. ReCupido comes to Zapwater from Public Communications Inc. , where she most recently served as senior vice president, overseeing the agency’s nonprofit sector...

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