The PR Net Next Gen, 2023: Mekky Media Relations

When a veteran broadcast journalist leads a communications agency, you can expect a knowing approach that addresses the duality of the media-PR relationship. Chicago’s Mekky Media Relations, led by Michelle Mekky, also employs a multidisciplinary team of fellow former journalists as well as producers and publicists, further honing the agency’s uniquely journalistic media relations, influencer and event strategies. On the heels of its sixth anniversary, the firm expanded its team to nearly 20 full-time and contract members and brought on several high-profile clients; The team was tapped by Red Bull to drive local media relations for the first-ever Red Bull Flugtag in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mekky Media is also a leader in nonprofit public relations, supporting clients like Chicago Scholars, Chicago Lights, Start Early and Hands of Peace.


Michelle Mekky, Founder & President

Agency founded:


Notable clients:

Fresh Wave, National Louis University, 1800Flowers, Susan G. Komen Chicago, Abt Electronics, Wealth Management Group, Westfield Old Orchard, GiGi’s Playhouse, Meet Chicago Northwest, FAN EXPO, IES Abroad, Chicago Scholars, Chicago Lights, Primark, Vosges, Adalina

New client wins:

Red Bull Great Lakes Region

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