TCS Education System

Ongoing Media Relations


TCS Education System engaged a partnership with Mekky Media to elevate awareness of the organization and its team as leaders and innovators in higher education. Mekky was tasked with building a national strategic media relations campaign that reached general news, the higher education industry and key business news outlets. The team developed a year-long strategy that explored various areas of TCS’s expertise, differentiation within the education space, and affiliation benefits by leveraging its unique philosophy on radical cooperation and highlighting different topics on a quarterly basis.



Throughout the partnership, Mekky Media successfully garnered thought leadership interviews and op-eds with key spokespeople and revamped media reporting for TCS’ C-suite and board of directors. TCS also engaged the Mekky team as a consultative partner to advise decision makers on strategic planning, goal development and crisis management. TCS continues to engage Mekky Media on a broader level to support PR initiatives for their current partner schools and prospects.

Notable placements include:

The Chicago Tribune, KLAA, Crain’s Chicago Business, WLS Radio


- TCS Education System


2020 Silver Trumpet Award Business to Consumer, Joe's Imports Opening
2020 Silver Trumpet Award Non-Profit, ​Komen Chicago ​Race for the Cure​ Campaign​

2020 Stevie® Award Winner for Agency of the Year

2020 Agency Elite Top 100

2020 National Bulldog PR Awards, Komen Chicago Race for the Cure Campaign

2020 Official Member of the Forbes Agency Council

2020 IPRN (International PR Network) Member

2020 Expertise, Best PR Firms in Chicago

2019 Golden Trumpet Award Winner for Media Relations (Abt Electronics)

2019 Golden Trumpet Award Winner for Advocacy (Komen Chicago)

2019 National Business Enterprise (WBENC) Certified 

2018 Stevie® Award Winner for Women in Business, Entrepreneur of the Year

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