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Coffee and Bicycles Makes for a Brand That Even Beyonce Loves

Mike Salvatore, owner of Heritage Bicycles, sharing lessons he learned by creating a brand people love. The Chicago entrepreneur admits he doesn’t have it all figured about but with customers like Beyonce, Jay-Z and Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, it’s clear he’s doing something right. Follow Heritage on Instagram here.

Entrepreneur: Coffee and Bicycles Makes for a Brand That Even Beyonce Loves

How Twitter and Cuban Flavor Led a Husband and Wife Food Blog

Media personalities and long-time couple Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano are off the air and moving into the food blogger space with Suso’s Fork. These #Revolutionaries open up about the changes they’ve seen in the media (think fax machines and the introduction of a video recorder) and how it’s led them to where they are today.

Flowers for Dreams Helps Windy City Live Spread Valentine’s Day Love in Chicago

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the cast of Windy City Live isn’t wasting anytime in making sure that Chicagoans know how much they love and appreciate them.
Ryan, Val and Ji hit the streets with an armful of mini bouquets from Flowers for Dreams. Check out the video below and order your own (mini or large) bouquet from the local florist that donates 25% of its sales to a different, Chicago charity each month. For February that benefactor is Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly.

We Love You ChicagoWe hit the streets to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer a little early. Thank you Flowers for Dreams for helping us make Chicago smile! #WeLoveYouChicago

Posted by Windy City LIVE on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Partnering in Marriage and Business to Bring Chicago Organic, Fresh Meals

Sarah and Davide Arel are co-founders of Chefmade, a fresh, healthy meal delivery service in Chicago. In this episode of #TheRevolutionaries, the couple discusses how partnering up in business is a lot like marriage, and how they are able to survive the two.

Sprig and Flowers for Dreams On Demand

Picture by Jessie Eiseman

Picture by Jessie Eiseman

Forgot your lunch and dreading going outside in the arctic cold? Or are you simply trying to kickstart your 2016 ‘New Year, New Me’?

Don’t worry, Sprig has you covered! And through Friday, January 15, they are partnering with Flowers for Dreams to bring you mini bouquets for only $6

Not only will you dress up your meal and desk but 25% of the total profits go to local charity of the month as part of Flowers for Dreams’ business model. For the month of January that benefactor is RefugeeOne.

It’s the perfect way to enjoy a healthy meal while giving back to the community.

Download the Sprig app to explore all the menu options and be sure to enter code “SPRIGFLOWERS” for a free mini bouquet with your first checkout.

Share your bouquet and meal on all social media by using #SPRIGFORDREAMS

*Deal ends on Friday, January 15th.

2015 Year in Review

As 2015 comes to a close, we wanted to look back at all the amazing clients and fun we had! Let’s take a look…

 

First up, we had our Instagram takeover of PRCouture.

We hosted “Mastering the Art of PR Pitching,” with Emerald-Jane Hunter, former booker for ABC’s Windy City Live, and Afua Owusu, supervising producer for WGN-TV’s morning show. One of our core values is helping others because when one publicists/agency does well-we all do well.

 

We welcomed two new members to the team: Kim Kovacik and Emma Gonzalez Neira (who helped model flower crowns for Flowers for Dreams).

 

Ximena went to see our client, Sarah Seven, debut her ready to wear line on the runway in New York.

 

We partnered with Entrepreneur magazine and started The Revolutionaries, a web series about the best ideas, people and campaigns in communication.

We turned Vanille Patisserie into Snow White’s Happy Apple pop-up bakery with our client Princesses With a Twist, where Snow White was played by our very own Emma Gonzalez Neira.

Our graphic designer, Eric Upham, designed a banner for DePaul University.

C1 taking over @depaulu! Pretty cool seeing our guy @_ericupham's design in the loop for DePaul.

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The “Hot Dog and Encased Meat of the World,” Foodseum’s  first pop-up museum, came to life.

 

We got our girl Nicole Suarez on Windy City Live and Cellular Field to throw out the first pitch at a White Sox game.

Tune in to @windycitylive at 11 am on @abc7chicago! @valwarnertv @ryanchiaverini @oh_em_ji #chicago #talkshow

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Ximena got to interview Ludacris for The Revolutionaries.

 

We sent Mindy Kaling and Ike Barinholtz lunch from Portillo’s…and saw the love on Instagram.

Kim got to photograph a Vevo hosted Joe Jonas/DNCE concert for Moonlight Studios.

 

Our top 5 Instagram posts of 2015:

 

Overall, we had a great year with the most amazing clients. Thank you to everyone who helped us along the way. See you in 2016!

EP13: How to Stay Organic and Fresh While Still Reaching Benchmark Goals

 

In this episode of #TheRevolutionaries, Anna Triber talks about how trends in the digital world are changing PR landscape. She explains how now more than ever strategy and creativity will result in fresh, organic ideas

EP12: How This Digital-Only Sports Network Is Bringing Fans Sports Content In Real Time

 

In this episode of #TheRevolutionaries, Director of Marketing at 120 Sports, Emidgdio Gamboa explains how the sports media industry is benefitting from social media and the changes in communication

EP11: Running Social Media for Victoria Secret, a Millennial’s dream career

 

In this episode of #TheRevolutionaries, social media and digital communications expert, Anna Schilawski, talks about finding creative ways to capture consumers’ attention with the help of social media