Our Clients


One East Wacker Drive #2450
Chicago IL 60601
United States

Office Phone: 312-558-1770
Fax: 312-558-5425

Dorothy Pirovano
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Beth Schlesinger
Vice President
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Public Communications Inc. (PCI) provides thoughtful, strategic counsel to our clients, whether we're dealing with the most serious and complex crisis or the splashiest of events - and we've been doing so since 1962.

Our job is to guard our clients' reputations, to be trusted counselors, and to find the right way for clients to communicate what they have to say so it is heard and believed.

Our clients trust us and stay with us, and our business has grown primarily through referrals and word of mouth. More than half of our clients have been with us 10 years or more; 15 and 20+ year relationships are common (and valued). When we asked our clients why they’re so loyal, the answers were consistent. They can count on PCI to provide outstanding client service, and to surpass their expectations.

Our size and depth of our staff – 50 skilled professionals experienced in writing, media relations, issues management and media coaching and training - enables us to manage the most sophisticated client assignments while allowing us to move quickly, be flexible and change course when it makes sense to do so.

The bottom line reason for our success: we love what we do.

Client Successes

Free Nationwide Screenings Bring Asthma Under Control

Asthma affects 23 million adults and children, and is the most common chronic disease of childhood. Government reports have noted that public education is probably the most important strategy in bringing asthma under control. So, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, working with PCI, in 1996 conducted a pilot asthma screening in Kansas City. Now, 14 years later, the Nationwide Asthma Screening Program has screened thousands of adults and children in communities throughout the country, referring more than half for further evaluation. Media coverage has reached millions. The award-winning grassroots program continues to help people breathe easier year after year.

Industry Expertise

  • Associations
  • Not-for-profit
  • Sports
  • Education
    • Higher education
    • Pre-school/Child education
  • Government
  • Health Care/Medical
    • Biotech
  • Business-to-Business
    • Construction/development
  • Entertainment/Cultural
  • Other
    • Engineering
    • Law Firm
    • Manufacturing
    • Oil and Energy
    • Trade fairs
    • Economic development
  • Plant/Life Sciences
    • Conservation

PR Specialties

  • Media Relations
  • Social Media
  • Community Relations
  • Crisis Communications/Issues Management
  • Marketing PR
  • Management Consulting
  • Public Affairs
  • Brand Development
  • Event Management
  • On-line PR

Other Specialties

  • Marketing
  • Graphic Design
  • Print
  • Video Production
  • Web Services
  • On-line Marketing
  • Other

Practice Groups

Market Intelligence

After 49 years in Chicago, there is not a corner we don't know. Our local clients are "everything Chicago" - advocacy organizations, conservation groups, cultural institutions, banks and financial organizations, government agencies, museums, sports teams, water parks. We've promoted the city's "green" agenda, supported the re-birth and renovation of city icons, helped communities attract development, and promoted events from the far suburbs and exurbs to the heart of the city. Our knowledge of the Chicago-area and regional media is unmatched, and our relationships are so mutually beneficial that it is not uncommon for a producer or reporter to ask us for sources or background. We've made Chicago our home for a reason: we love this city and take great pride in being one of the oldest public relations firms here. But we know far more than our own back yard. PCI is a national firm with more clients out of state than in. We have a concentration of business in health care, a practice area for more than 30 years; conservation/environment and education, both rapidly growing segments; and entertainment/sports/culture, which includes professional sports teams, Navy Pier and other major attractions and museums across the country. We bring diversity and experience to each assignment.