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The Golden Trumpet Awards is dedicated to honoring public relations, marketing and communications firms and representatives in the Midwest. The Publicity Club of Chicago has held this ceremony for 65 years, which highlights the initiatives, growth and accomplishments of professionals throughout the region.

Publicity Club of Chicago selected Rachel Chick, a Senior Account Manager at Mekky Media, as an honoree in the 30 Under 30 group recognized at the 65th Annual Golden Trumpet Awards ceremony on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

Since the beginning of her postgraduate career nearly six years ago, Rachel has demonstrated incredible client management, strategic insight and team leadership. She is a truly exceptional leader and well deserving of the 30 Under 30 Honor in the Midwest’s PR community, not only for her contributions to Mekky Media but more importantly for her contributions to the larger public relations industry, particularly as a young leader in the field.

“I am so grateful to be recognized alongside the 29 other professionals who were selected for the Publicity Club of Chicago’s 30 Under 30 award,” said Chick. “This accomplishment is a testament to the dedicated team I have had the privilege to work alongside at Mekky Media and the mentors who have guided me – I cannot wait to continue work in this field and push my career even further as a public relations professional.”

Mekky Media also received the Silver Business to Consumer award for its work with Red Bull Midwest’s summer 2022 event, Red Bull Flugtag, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin! The legendary event began in Vienna, Austria back in 1992, and has taken place in a multitude of cities around the world – but had not returned to the U.S. since the COVID-19 pandemic. Until 2022, the event had never taken place in Wisconsin – coincidentally, the only state in the Great Lakes region where energy drink sales are led by a Red Bull competitor.

The multi-phase earned media campaign that stretched over five months, secured more than five billion media impressions, including every broadcast, print and online outlet in all major Wisconsin markets.

Following the event, Mekky Media received outstanding regard from its Red Bull point of contact, Luis Castillo Gonzalez, who shared that “Mekky Media Relations is more than a PR agency that delivers amazing results. Every team member is a business partner who cares about your business as if it was theirs.” He added, “We’re thankful for their wise strategic counsel and flawless execution as it has ensured Red Bull to be covered everywhere in the Midwest and beyond.”