Oak Brook, IL - January 16, 2018 - The Chicago Marketing family annual commemoration ceremony this year was held at the banquet hall at Gibson’s Bar and Steakhouse. The occasion was marked by the recognition of the hard-work that ensured the tremendous success of 2017. Individuals with significant contributions were acknowledged with bonus checks, plaques, promotions and other awards. New lofty goals announced were greeted with enthusiasm and anticipation as the first quarterly convocation welcomed the New Year. Furthermore, in the spirit of giving back, Chicago Marketing Inc. partnered up with Children’s Home and Aid, the “leading child and family service agency in Illinois” to contribute to the cause of under privileged children.
Through donations of household items and academic accessories, Chicago Marketing Inc. was able to make the holidays brighter for families in need. They built camaraderie among their work teams while supporting the vulnerable children and families in Illinois.
“We’re very fortunate to be in this situation and we cannot take it for granted. It’s a privilege to partner with Children’s Home and Aid and to have the opportunity to give back to those who may not have the basic everyday things we take for granted.” – Jacob Cline, CEO.
Chicago Marketing Inc. was able to support not one but three different centers: the Marletta Darnall Child and Family Center in Schaumburg, the Mitzi Freidheim Child and Family Center in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, and the Community Child Center of Palatine.
“Partnering with Children’s Home and Aid this year was one of many enlightening experiences for our employees. The organizations help over 100,000 families per year thanks to the cumulative result of little efforts, like our contribution, to the cause. It is humbling to realize that such efforts make some difference to those in need local to our area.” – Sophia O’ Leary, Human Resources Director.
“Thank you to all who helped support this wonderful cause.”
While Chicago Marketing provided assistance to these agencies over the holidays, the need does not end. We are hoping our efforts become contagious. Help is needed every day of the year. Every donation, monetary or material, counts! We encourage all who can, to donate. For more information on how to volunteer or provide assistance, please contact www.chicagomarketinginc.com for details.
August 2017 has brought many positive new advances here at Chicago Marketing Inc. Not only have we finalized the opening of two new branches in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, but we also had the opportunity to attend our annual Keys to Success conference which was held this year in Kissimmee, Florida. This nationwide conference brought together numerous members of the organization to indulge in conversation, networking, education and the better understanding of the business and its success. Not only were we given advice on how to improve our company, but we were also able to understand how we can progress and achieve the utmost level of accomplishment for ourselves and our teams. The conference was held this year at the gorgeous Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center and the amenities we were able to experience were endless. This three-day long conference allowed Chicago Marketing Inc. to be well known amongst other businesses and gave us the opportunity to educate and guide numerous organization wide members to promote their businesses in a similar and prosperous way. The speeches, advice and data that was given will allow us to improve the company and stay innovative amongst our competitors.
The conference consisted of speeches from recognized members of the business as they gave their insight and guidance on how we can create a better work environment and team structure. We were also given the opportunity to ask questions directly to speakers and receive personalized recommendations on improvements, adjustments and future advances.
This conference, of many, has been very gratifying. I found that this year I was able to really make an impact to other business owners that were looking to expand and enlarge their companies. During my speech, I was able to reach out to some members of the organization that could really utilize the information I was teaching. These conferences have always been a great way to get advice and knowledge about companywide initiatives. I hope to have made a positive impact during my stay, and I will continue to develop the relationships I made during the conference to better influence my fellow team members
Mark Krupa, CEO
Chicago Marketing Inc. is proud to present two new initiatives that will soon be launched within the company in the next couple of weeks. The first will be the expansion of our business into the north suburbs of Schaumburg and Deerfield. The northern suburbs have a distinct culture that our team can thrive on for future business endeavors. We are elated to develop our company with the launch of Chicagoland Executives that will branch out a larger portion of the area bringing in prospective clients and allowing prosperous individuals to join our team and continue the growth of our business. Chicagoland Executives will not only diversify our company with its expansion but will allow a larger clientele to submerge within the company and essentially produce enhanced initiatives and allow growth in all departments. We are all looking forward to this expansion and working diligently to have a successful opening.
“This expansion will hopefully be an addition of many that we intend to open within the Chicagoland area. I have high hopes for us to move to a different suburban setting and see where Chicagoland Executives will take us. We are all striving to make this opening a successful one and hope to launch shortly. We encourage everyone to stay updated about the new location and its takeoff. Indefinitely, this is an exciting time for us and we are looking to open the office as soon as we can in for this expansion. Our team has always been dedicated to the success of this company and this expansion is just one example of that dedication. “– Jacob Cline, CEO
The second initiative Chicago Marketing Inc. is launching is our CEO Jacob Cline’s upcoming website. Due to Jacob having numerous obligations and arrangements, we at Chicago Marketing Inc. have realized keeping up with our CEO is vital for the progression of our company and creating this website will assist with keeping in touch with Jacob along with companywide changes, updates and events. This website launch will update us on all future initiatives, speaking engagements, current events and ways to get in touch with our business. The second launch will not only expand future knowledge and updates, but will create a close relationship with the business and CEO to anyone who has interest in Chicago Marketing Inc. and our future happenings.
Chicago Marketing has been at the heart of the suburban area over the last nine years. Projected, operational plans were met earlier than expected and the expansions north and west into the entire Chicago Market and its suburbs, are well underway. With continued success and growth, Chicago Marketing added two new fortune 50 clients within quarter one of 2017, and subsequently plans to expand to the east coast by quarter four.
“We shall continue to build the Chicago Marketing brand and strengthen our labor force through quality, targeted acquisitions in order to handle our growing list of clients and accounts and maintain the accountability our clients continue to count on. We are confident of exceeding those expansion projections and tackling the accompanying challenges successfully for our clients. We are known to impress our clients in that regard.” - Jacob Cline, CEO, Chicago Marketing, Inc.
Chicago Marketing opened more offices in two locations in 2016 to handle the increased operational expectations of additional accounts. These offices covered the northern and western suburbs and aided those local economies with long term job opportunities. Employees enjoyed financial growth and merit based promotions as Chicago Marketing exceeded its growth expectations by 56%. The new territories targeted for growth are the East and some West Coast Markets by quarter four of 2017. With its strong, and growing supporting cast, Chicago Marketing shall continue to meet its clients’ marketing and promotional needs!
“Joining the Chicago Marketing team, and working with such driven individuals, makes it easy to continue to provide tremendous opportunities to our employees and clients.” - Sean Foley, Marketing Director, North Chicago Marketing Branch.
For almost a decade, Chicago Marketing Inc., has been recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing brands amongst marketing & promotional advertising firms in the Chicago area. It was established to introduce new products to the consumer market and provide a personal relationship with consumers on behalf its clients. With its main focus on client and consumer satisfaction, Chicago Marketing cultivates a company culture based primarily on professional and personal development.
From the star of the north, to the land of Lincoln, Chicago Marketing Inc. was able to guide the path for future manager tandem into success. Sean and James were able to come to our office in Downers Grove, to pick up new techniques, and help launch products in both Home Entertainment and Energy Platforms.
Some key points Sean will take with him is the ability to be selfless with his crew, he said, “One important thing I learned from Jacob, as a manager, I need to work for my employees, and that having the right mentality will always give you the results you are looking for.” Sean received a great experience, and will continue to grow as a young entrepreneur, while opening up his new office in the, “City of Brotherly Love.” Sean will be sure to implement everything he learned with his new people, and is eager to take on the territory.
James actually took the chance to stay a little closer to home and took over the Northern region of Illinois. James was promoted in mid July, since then he has prepared for completing the rest of this year on a high note. After James left Downers Grove, Jacob shared that, “he always had the right mind set for the business, it was minor things, and fine tuning that James needed to modify.” He is now using the tools he learned at Chicago Marketing, and he excited more then ever for his future in the industry.
In this upcoming year, Chicago Marketing is excited to see what the team will bring to the table. Jacob Cline says, “I think they are both already proving that they are up to the challenge, I am looking forward to working side by side with these two for quite a while.” We would like to congratulate you both on your development and growth into management, and we look forward to seeing the next big step in these young men’s careers.
Chicago Marketing Inc. of the Downers Grove, IL, Announced their newest expansion into Green Bay, WI and Minneapolis, MN. The Chicago Marketing team had an outstanding year of productivity with in 2016, and projects in 2017 to keep the momentum rolling.
Jacob Cline, along with Marketing Director Sean Thompson, opened the office in the Green Bay market for business on November 7th. Cline explains, “Green Bay, was a market that no one could conquer for the longest time. I knew that putting Sean up there, would help us meet our clients needs and expansion requirements, as well as put the team in the best possible situation to succeed.”
Sean, 24, originally from Northern Illinois has set out to take over the Wisconsin area with high expectations goals and goals set high. “I am excited to finally be opened up, the moment was exciting for me for many reasons; the expansion of our organization, the privilege to choose whom I work with, and the pride of owning my own business all rank toward the top. Above all, the opportunity to help others grow with their career and as individuals is what excites me the most.”
As the expansion proceeds, the organization currently oversees 60 plus locations throughout the Midwest alone, and only plans to increase that number in the future. “We have over 45 locations across the United States. The office in Green Bay marks the first territory we have in Wisconsin,” says Cline. We also opened a second market in neighboring Minnesota, Mike Babcok was able to expand the organization and set his roots out west in Minneapolis. “ I am honored to be representing some of the largest fortune 100 clients within the technology and entertainment fields. I am also excited to expand our client’s footprint and brand here. I am grateful to be in a situation to give my people the same opportunity that was given to me. The chance to grow and expand this organization as well as our clientele is incredible.”
Because of their client’s increased demand, coupled with the companies’ consistent productivity throughout the country, Chicago Marketing Inc. has tripled in size in 2016 and has showed no signs of stopping.
Chicago Marketing Inc. looks to not only expand its organization even more in 2017, but we are looking to get more involved with our local communities. Our leaders here in the office are stepping up more and more to get involved in charity events not only on a local scale but a national scale as well. Our last order of business this year is to help support homeless shelters in the Chicago land area. We will be donating a variety of clothing, toiletries, and canned food, by the end of December.
Hurricane Matthew, one of the most recent catastrophes of the southern hemisphere, it is something that will not be forgotten in our history. Chicago Marketing showed a great deal of concern for the incident. Without hesitation the company stepped in and helped with the disaster cause by the record breaking Category 5 tropical storm. The storms anguish hit close to home for CEO Jacob Cline; for he was born and raised in Georgia, where many hurricanes have touched in the past. Chicago Marketing reached out a helping hand, for Cuba, Haiti, and all other areas coping with their loss.
Cline took some of our top employees to a charity event in Naperville, IL; where they received the opportunity to learn all about the struggles that Haitians have to live day in and day out. Once the team arrived at the event they were excited to get to work, the volunteers at the affair explained that they would have to hand pack rice, soy, and dried vegetables. Which are then wrapped and shipped out to various locations that were hit the hardest during the hurricane. Our team was there for a few hours, Ana in particular said that, “ the experience was truly humbling and it felt good to help out those hit the hardest, even though we were not able to go to location, it was amazing to help out back at home.”
When everyone arrived back at the office, Jacob Cline shared the crews experience with the organization. Cline informed everyone of the importance of how giving a helping hand and the smallest gestures can help change a life. For more information about how to volunteer, please contact www.chicagomarketinginc.com for details.
The time has come for our annual R&R trip! This year we are taking the company to the Aria Hotel in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. Owner Jacob Cline is bringing over 31 members of the team to enjoy some much deserved rest and relaxation.
Upon arrival colleagues of the Chicago Marketing family not only receive accommodations paid in full, but a generous two hundred dollar gift card from the owner himself. When asked about the generosity Cline said, “ I just believe in a healthy work environment and that everyone should be treated like family. The work that is put in day in and day out by the team should be rewarded as much as possible.”
The group will participate in friendly networking events to meet other owners within our industry, dinners with future business partners, and finally a get-together to celebrate promotions within the corporation. Jacob Cline states, “You are always learning, whether it’s from someone brand new to our organization, or someone whose been doing it for a few years, I always pick up something innovative every time we have a chance to all get together."
While in Las Vegas, we will have the opportunity to interact with some of our hardest working individuals in our organization. We will have managers getting promoted, administers getting recognized, and one very passionate and dedicated rookie owner who will walk away with a brand new Mercedes!
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired - Apr 2, 2015) - Chicago Marketing, Inc., www.chicagomarketinginc.com, an Oakbrook Terrace, IL based marketing and advertising firm, works with Fortune 100 clients in the home entertainment and consumer electronics industries. With new clients and expansions on the horizon, Chicago Marketing is making moves to meet their clients' demands. With a strong investment in their own team, alongside their philosophy of promoting from with through performance based advancement, rather than seniority, Chicago Marketing has a Management Training Program that is second to none. Jacob, Chicago Marketing Manager says,
We believe that investment in our team is the key in growing effectively to keep up with the needs of our expanding client base.
Chicago Marketing's Manager Jacob Cline, born and raised just outside of Atlanta, GA, grew up playing hockey. While he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Management at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, athletics still remained a major part of his life. After college, Cline moved back to Atlanta, GA, where he first began with the company after replying to a sports minded job posting. Cline joined the team as an eager new member of the job force, and with his competitive spirit still ignited, was promoted into Management to take over the company's Minneapolis, MN location after only 8 months. After much success in Minneapolis, Cline was sent to help improve business at the Indianapolis, IN office before settling in the Chicago suburbs.
After joining forces with Chicago Marketing, Cline has expanded nearly two dozen times since 2010, with 6 of these promotions from 2014 alone. This includes the company's first expansion into the Pacific Northwest, making Chicago Marketing a nationwide Marketing firm. The company is projected to expand at least 7 more times this year, putting Cline's organization at over 30 locations across the country. Chicago Marketing has already seen growth in 2015 through their expansions into the Aurora, Schaumburg and Springfield, IL markets.
Our clients need us to continue to grow in order to meet their needs. We bridge the gap between everyday people and everyday products. We invest in our talent internally to expand with our clients. I know that by giving the same opportunity I received back to my top team members, we will continue to grow with our clients' rapid expansion plans.
- Jacob Cline, President of Chicago Marketing, Inc.
Ending the year even stronger than it began, the Chicago Marketing team wrapped up a successful 2014 with a Management Retreat to Cancun, Mexico, where Cline won "Manager of the Year." With his leadership and the company's focus on internal teaching and training, Chicago Marketing is prepared to meet their clients' goals, while also preparing for new partners. "There are more clients on the way," stated Jacob, "as we have a proven system to market and promote their products." Things are looking promising in the Management world for Chicago Marketing.
We recognized hard working individuals in our organization with bonus checks, plaques, and awards.
Employees look forward to going to work when they are invested in tasks and hence seek the fulfillment of their accomplishment. That enthusiasm reflects their work, and the overall business thrives. The converse is also true. Since, business success is measured in the return on investment, it behooves the decision makers to make wise choices in the allocation of resources. Since the human resource is the most valuable producing asset, it only makes sense that investing in people would yield good returns. It all beings with creating a culture and set of values that are conducive to productivity and the human condition. Here are a few key points that show the right investment to make:
1. Improve Morale: Creating a positive work environment starts with cordiality and respect. When people recognize and are comfortable to acknowledge the contributions of their peers, it fosters camaraderie and communication, vital for team building and growth. There is a joy in accomplishing tasks as a group and the individuals take pride in their contribution to that cause. They invest in their respective tasks because of that assurance that should they play their part it almost always leads to success and goal attainment that are appreciated and rewarded.
2. Increase Retention: People really only stay where they feel welcome and appreciated rather than where they are tolerated or used. When they are shown appreciation, people tend to stay and even further, are willing to contribute because the company has shown that their voices matter and will be heard. They submerse themselves in their work in other to impress and be recognized. That recognition improves the strength of the support and they can see the returns of their trust in the system; their investment in the company.
3. Drive Loyalty: Wanting to be somewhere does not preclude the thought of a greener pasture somewhere else. Loyalty is the sticking to the one regardless of the other, whether the possibility of greener pasture is true, unconfirmed or a mirage. Loyalty is earned and it starts with promoting from within and on merit. Transparency and directness matter in all interaction especially during employee evaluation. They understand the importance of their contribution and subsequent growth and aspirations. Invest in employee development.
4. Reputation Boost: This is a direct consequence of having happy employees. A reputation boost not only attracts more employees but more business as well. Business is done with companies that have the reputation for not only excelling in their field of endeavor but an incredible culture that their employees brag about. Providing a “great place to work” is a big deal as it directly affects the competitiveness in prospective candidature.Read on Linkedin