Public Relations - Social Media - Marketing

We are C1 Revolution

What We Do
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About C1 Revolution

We are a public relations team based in Chicago. You've seen us featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, PR News and Business Insider.

Public Relations

We help our clients meet their business goals through relationship building among key influencers in media, community and business. 

Social Media Marketing

It’s a new world out there and media relations isn’t the only way to move the needle. We work with your team to leverage social media and digital platforms that impact your bottom line. 

Reputation Management

Nothing is more impactful than reputation. We help shape your personal narration and position you as an expert in your field, who yields true influence. 

Event Partnerships

We relish the opportunity to bring a diverse group of people together. From the attendees to event sponsors, we work to create a memorable experience.

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Without execution, we believe ideas are useless. Our team prides ourselves in not only the ability to generate great ideas, but to bring them to life.

– C1 Revolution
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Our Team

We believe in a diverse range of personnel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.

Meet the people who drive C1 Revolution:

Ximena N. Larkin

Ximena N. Larkin

Founder
Elizabeth Quan Kiu

Elizabeth Quan Kiu

Director of Spanish Communication
Kendall Thompson

Kendall Thompson

Eric Upham

Eric Upham

Creative Coordinator
Ximena N. Larkin

Ximena N. Larkin

Founder
Elizabeth Quan Kiu

Elizabeth Quan Kiu

Director of Spanish Communication
Kendall Thompson

Kendall Thompson

Eric Upham

Eric Upham

Creative Coordinator
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The Revolutionaries

In partnership with Entrepreneur Magazine, our team produces a web series featuring the best ideas, people and campaigns in communication. View all videos here.


Entrepreneur Network partner C1 Revolution interviews Ludacris on the success of The Fast & Furious franchise, making a…

Posted by Entrepreneur TV on Friday, September 25, 2015

Running Victoria's Secret's social media is more work than you might think! Entrepreneur Network partner C1 Revolution on the finer points

Posted by Entrepreneur TV on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

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Work

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below. Select a tile to see the full scope of work.

Foodseum
Flowers for Dreams
Sarah Seven
Nicole Suarez
Portillo’s
Chefmade
Nathan Michael
Princesses With a Twist
Future Founders Foundation
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Happy Clients

Hear from some of our extremely satisfied clients:

  • Nick Scarpino, vice president of marketing and public relations

    Ximena was instrumental in the inception of our PR program at Portillo’s. Ximena has been a pleasure to work with – her ideas are great and her ability to be flexible in her process has made it easy working with the C1 team. Ximena and her team were able to secure great media placements for us, including several Chicagoland and national press features, many celebrity influencer posts, and even the first feature on a national Snapchat Story. 

    Nick Scarpino, vice president of marketing and public relations
  • Steven Dyme, co-founder and CEO of Flowers for Dreams

    C1 is unlike any other PR firm. Though we’re a young startup, we did have a brief experience with a larger more industrial firm and it soured our understanding of good public relations. Then Ximena Beltran came along 🙂 She in particular, has gone to bat for us time and again. We never have to worry about whether she’s pitching us or looking out for the next big opportunity, because it feels like nearly every day we wake up to a new buzz-worthy idea or new press opportunity. They’re hungry, entrepreneurial, and deliver incredible value.

    Steven Dyme, co-founder and CEO of Flowers for Dreams
  • Kyle Joseph, founder and executive director of Foodseum

    C1 Revolution has done a great job of spreading the Foodseum story through media opportunities, press and influencer outreach. They provide experienced strategic advice in creating opportunities for media coverage, detailed feedback on campaigns and continuously look for unique angles to reach our target audience. Their network of influencers seems to grow by the week and spans the full spectrum from long-standing giants to trending new-comers.

    Kyle Joseph, founder and executive director of Foodseum
  • Em Hall, senior vice president for One Hope United

     C1 Revolution truly lived up to their name with their approach to PR for One Hope United.  They helped us build our brand in Chicago in new and unexpected ways: bringing digital influencers to our new signature annual event Hope In Action, helping place an op-ed written by one of our Child Development Center Directors in the Sun-Times, and placing PSAs for us on Univision radio in markets where many of the families we serve speak Spanish, a first for our agency. Most importantly to us at OHU, Ximena and her team brought a real passion for the mission to all they did in partnership with us.  They helped us stay on top of issues of significance to the human services sector and thought of ways to position the organization and our staff that we hadn’t previously considered. We love working with C1! 

    Em Hall, senior vice president for One Hope United
  • Nick Scarpino, vice president of marketing and public relations

    Ximena was instrumental in the inception of our PR program at Portillo’s. Ximena has been a pleasure to work with – her ideas are great and her ability to be flexible in her process has made it easy working with the C1 team. Ximena and her team were able to secure great media placements for us, including several Chicagoland and national press features, many celebrity influencer posts, and even the first feature on a national Snapchat Story. 

    Nick Scarpino, vice president of marketing and public relations
  • Steven Dyme, co-founder and CEO of Flowers for Dreams

    C1 is unlike any other PR firm. Though we’re a young startup, we did have a brief experience with a larger more industrial firm and it soured our understanding of good public relations. Then Ximena Beltran came along 🙂 She in particular, has gone to bat for us time and again. We never have to worry about whether she’s pitching us or looking out for the next big opportunity, because it feels like nearly every day we wake up to a new buzz-worthy idea or new press opportunity. They’re hungry, entrepreneurial, and deliver incredible value.

    Steven Dyme, co-founder and CEO of Flowers for Dreams
  • Kyle Joseph, founder and executive director of Foodseum

    C1 Revolution has done a great job of spreading the Foodseum story through media opportunities, press and influencer outreach. They provide experienced strategic advice in creating opportunities for media coverage, detailed feedback on campaigns and continuously look for unique angles to reach our target audience. Their network of influencers seems to grow by the week and spans the full spectrum from long-standing giants to trending new-comers.

    Kyle Joseph, founder and executive director of Foodseum
  • Em Hall, senior vice president for One Hope United

     C1 Revolution truly lived up to their name with their approach to PR for One Hope United.  They helped us build our brand in Chicago in new and unexpected ways: bringing digital influencers to our new signature annual event Hope In Action, helping place an op-ed written by one of our Child Development Center Directors in the Sun-Times, and placing PSAs for us on Univision radio in markets where many of the families we serve speak Spanish, a first for our agency. Most importantly to us at OHU, Ximena and her team brought a real passion for the mission to all they did in partnership with us.  They helped us stay on top of issues of significance to the human services sector and thought of ways to position the organization and our staff that we hadn’t previously considered. We love working with C1! 

    Em Hall, senior vice president for One Hope United
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Portillo's
Flowers for Dreams
One Hope United
Sarah Seven

We are passionate about our work.

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