Mekky Media secured Mario Lopez as a celebrity ambassador for the organization’s annual gala, resulting in a sold-out event and helping Gigi’s Playhouse raise more than $600K.
The team also developed messaging and story angles to position founder and CNN Hero, Nancy Gianni, as a thought leader in the non-profit space as a thought leader in the non-profit space, which resulted in numerous media placements, including a feature story on the TODAY Show’s “Settle for More” segment. We coordinated various stories across local and top-tier outlets, including Chicago Sun-Times, Michigan Avenue Magazine and a profile piece on A&E online, garnering more than 20 million media impressions.
Notable placements include:
TODAY Show, ABC7 Chicago, Windy City Live, Thrive Global, Daily Herald, CBS Money Watch, Chicago Parent, Whitney Reynolds Show, The Connection, Chicago Parent, WGN-AM