Growing companies around the world need to tell their story well.

To get people to really listen, they call us...

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Communicate
 your compelling story across all platforms
Engage
your audience
Participate
in the conversations that matter most.

More than PR/Marketing, we are a Story Agency, and your story is ALL that matters.

Through affordable branding, content, public relations, digital marketing, interactive web design, graphics, video and more, we're one of the best PR firms of veteran story tellers creating, communicating, engaging and participating to grow your business. Plus, we understand and implement the secret sauce to your success in a digital world.

Our Approach

Our Philosophy:

Tell your story, don't sell it.

Our Work

From the Milk Moustache, a Longest Kiss Challenge Tour, the Largest Roll of Toilet Paper in the World and launching the Appletini to helping grow small business clients into $1M in revenue in under two years, setting up a special corn maze theme to go viral, celebrity red carpet events and film premieres, a national media tour for a tech startup founded by a former NFL player, expert business mentorship, redesigning websites and brand messaging to increase SEO, exposure, credibility, sales and engagement. We've done it all.

We are an integrated marketing communications agency using creative strategies to engage audiences and grow business for clients around the world.

  • Messaging

  • Branding & Strategy

  • Public Relations

  • Custom, all-in, one price website design

  • Graphic Design

  • Video & Photography

 

  • Promotional Materials

 

  • Digital Marketing 

  • Marketing Consulting

  • Business Consulting

  • Traditional Advertising, and more....

A Virtual Agency

Our virtual public relations and marketing agency environment means that

our team is made up of veterans, who make us more effective in affordably

telling your compelling story where it has the most impact.

 

We're a different breed of public relations firm. We've been virtual since 2001.

 

More than PR, we're a true marketing communications agency and understand its intrinsic value to your business. As a virtual agency, we staff our accounts with veteran communications and marketing pros who really know their stuff. Our awesome team, and partners, allow us to offer the very best to our clients - a chance to have experienced professionals, not interns, affordably working to grow your business by generating compelling messaging, positive media attention, brand strategy, responsive websites, videos, graphics, and digital marketing.

 

Big agency expertise in a boutique setting. That's our story.

Applause

"...special thanks go to Cascade Communications for interpreting so well my wishes and for being so easy and fun to work with!​"

"...business knowledge and experience extend well beyond just marketing and PR."

"If you're launching a company or want to get to another level, you want Jennifer to work with you!"

"...one of the best hires I have ever made."

"...accommodating, efficient, and reliable."

"...highly professional, has high attention to detail and produces results."

"...exceptional. Not a detail was left unattended to."

"...a master at pitching high-end media like USA Today or New York Times as well as smaller local market media."

Named one of the Top PR & Marketing Agencies

SMB/Startups

We've helped many small businesses and startups launch and grow over the years through strategic marketing, impactful PR and mentorship.

Through creative and strategic marketing communications just for small business, we help reach your audience through media, social media and digital platforms, achieving your goals for growth and awareness. We're more than just a PR and communications agency, we care about the whole of your business so that our efforts are truly impactful.

Unlike other similar programs, our Strategic Startup Mentorship program evaluates all of your pain points from process and positioning to promotion and growth, and creates opportunities through a customized, actionable and strategic go-to-market plan. Our Principal offers expert business advice, support and a place for all your questions. 

We've successfully worked with budgets big and small.

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Have a news story? Pitch it on our @MyStorySource live Twitter pitch feed
Small business do it yourself PR, DIY public relations how to book

"Her book will be of great benefit to anyone wanting to develop a succinct message, promote their company, product, etc. It is a must have for all entrepreneurs." - Amazon Review

Learn how and why PR works, or how to DIY

Ever wonder how so many small businesses and startups attract media attention? Did they hire a public relations professional or PR agency? Maybe they learned to do it themselves. 

Even in today's social world, public relations is still the #1 way to build instant credibility for your business with customers, investors, partners and more. Most importantly, to you, is that it can DRIVE SALES! The power of a news story on your business, even a mention, can impact the grow of your business and help achieve your goals of success. And, it all starts with a great story!

"Pitched" is "how to" on public relations and includes insider tips, secrets, workbook exercises and templates you can use to define and write a compelling news story, that will attract media, investors and sales. As well as, marketing strategy development, preparing your business for media attention, and how to prepare for interviews.

Based on a workshop Jennifer Fortney taught for five years to small business owners, entrepreneurs and startup founders and content she shared as contributor to NBCChicago.com's "Inc. Well" blog.

This book is ideal for small business, startups and anyone interested in learning more about public relations.

Expert Advice

Contact: 
Chicago I Omaha

Chicago, IL 

T: 773/961-7791

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