At Mekky Media, we thrive on the power of collaboration, believing that when minds come together, incredible things happen. This belief was spectacularly brought to life at the inaugural Pitched Perfect PR event, co-led by myself and Mika Stambaugh of The MAS Ink.

The vision for Pitched Perfect PR was simple yet ambitious: to create a platform where professionals of all kinds could share insights, network and develop PR skills in an engaging and supportive environment. Attendees were also able to learn from subject matter experts and local media personalities: Dan Ponce, Cindy Patrasso, Lisa Fielding, Cortney Hall, Shia Kapos, Sherrie Tan and Lynzee Krohne.

Pitched Perfect PR provided me the opportunity to collaborate on something amazing with a fellow woman in the field. It was an extremely powerful event that combined both of our skills and strengths. Prior to meeting Mika, I never knew we’d be sharing a stage together to help professionals in Chicago be their best selves for their businesses, employees and futures.

Additionally, the event was graciously sponsored by Chicago staple Giordano’s, Abt Electronics, wellness and aesthetics brand IVme, Tortoise Supper Club, Leah Chavie Skincare, Stefani Restaurant Group, TeamWorking by TechNexus, Carmaine Means, Barb Levant Photo, Loquacious Culinary Events Inc., Tequila 1349 and branding and digital marketing agency LEO + LAINE.

As we look forward to future editions of Pitched Perfect PR, we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. The feedback from attendees has been overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing a renewed sense of enthusiasm and confidence in their PR abilities.

The success of the first Pitched Perfect PR event is a testament to what can be achieved through collaboration. Mika and I’s expertise and passion combined not only created an unforgettable experience but also set a high standard for future events.

Stay tuned for more exciting events and initiatives as we continue to champion the power of collaboration in PR!

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