New Intern Joins CSG

We are pleased to welcome our new intern, Gianna Annunzio, to the Communication Strategies Group team. Gianna is a recent graduate from Illinois State University, and is enthusiastic about exploring careers within her Chicagoland hometown. After earning a bachelors degree in English with a minor in Mass Media, she is eager to begin extending her knowledge of the vast communications world by strengthening her abilities at Communication Strategies Group. With writing as her ultimate passion, she hopes to exercise her composition skills to their fullest potential, while also learning how to most effectively promote a brand and gain skills within programs like Google Analytics. Before starting at CSG, Gianna worked at the Vidette Newspaper as a features writer, and is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society. She also writes creatively in her free time, continuously hoping to add additional pieces to her current list of published works. In addition to writing, she loves listening to music spanning across all genres (the Beatles are her favorite). You’ll likely find her writing in a journal, listening to a new album or reading a classic novel. 


Welcoming a new client: Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

We are pleased to welcome the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine as a client! The Alliance reaches more than 9,000 academic internal medicine professionals across the country, representing nearly 95 percent of the medical institutions nationwide. AAIM empowers academic internal medicine professionals and enhances healthcare through professional development, research and advocacy. We’ve already designed and launched the “Even Better Together” campaign at AIMW15, and we’re creating new member engagement and communication strategies. Next up: a new website!


Fostering relations between AARP and NorthShore University HealthSystem

Proud to launch a new partnership with AARP and our client, NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Demitrius Maragnore and his team at the NorthShore Center for Brain Health will provide education to the more than 1.7 million AARP members in Illinois, starting with a monthly blog post.

Click on this link to read Dr. Maraganore’s first blog post: http://states.aarp.org/can-you-delay-or-reduce-your-risk-alzheimers-sc-il-wp-wellness/


CSG Moves to New Location

CSG is moving on up! Check out the amazing views at our new office at 18 S. Michigan Avenue!


CSG Principal Graduates from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program

Candice Warltier recently graduated from the highly-competitive Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. As principal at Communication Strategies Group, Inc., the Goldman Sachs initiative provided her with valuable skills and experiences to help grow revenue and create jobs at a higher rate than the national average.


CSG Hires New Intern

We are pleased to welcome our new intern, Elizabeth Hayden, to the Communication Strategies Group team. As a recent graduate from Duquesne University in Pennsylvania, Elizabeth decided to start her marketing career here in Chicago. She is looking forward to enhancing her writing skills, mastering Google Analytics, and learning how to manage client relationships.

Before moving to Chicago she has worked as the Marketing Manager for The Claddagh Irish Pub and as an intern at Pipitone Group, an integrated marketing firm in Pittsburgh. She also loves being involved in community and philanthropic work. During her years at Duquesne she was very much involved in their College’s Against Cancer chapter, eventually becoming President throughout her junior and senior year. In her spare time, you can find her going on runs along Lake Michigan or trying out a new restaurant as she is a big foodie. Her favorite spots in Chicago are: Chicago Q, Nellcôte, and Toro.


Communication Strategies Group Marks 10 Years

Award-Winning Communication Firm Celebrates a Decade of Connecting, Motivating and Changing

2013 marked the 10th anniversary of CSG.  We celebrated in style and hosted a cocktail party at the Wit Hotel to thank our clients and friends who have supported us along the way.

This year from educating teachers about NanoSpace, a new website for kids, to positioning high-level executives as experts on CNBC-TV and managing an association’s reputation during a crisis, CSG has successfully partnered with a variety of organizations to reach their goals.

Over the past 10 years the team at CSG has evolved to meet the needs of clients in the rapidly changing technology driven environment.

Industry-related organizations including IABC and PRSA have recognized the work of CSG.  Creative integrated marketing campaigns, such as “Reality Check,” created for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI), have garnered national attention.  Moose International’s “Heard of Moose?” campaign increased regional membership by 46 percent.


CSG Spreads the Word, 100 years for Mooseheart

Established in 1913, Mooseheart has raised and educated about 12,000 children in need. Recently, Mooseheart turned 100 years old, a testament to near-astonishing resilience. CSG aims to spread the word of the noteworthy foundation to ensure the organization endures and can continue to stabilize and rebuild children of shared vulnerabilities.

Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-mooseheart-100-years-20130716,0,2195996.story


CSG Granted WBE Certification

We are pleased to announce that we received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).