On Saturday, July 20, The Silver Room hosted their 16th Annual Sound System Block Party in Hyde Park. The Block Party is a free event that fosters a space for diversity and inclusivity, artistry, bumping music and activities the whole family can enjoy. That’s why Fetch was so excited to be able to participate in the festivities for the second year in a row!
Thousands of Chicagoland community members showed up in support of the event and with multiple dances and concerts, The Silver Room Block Party was a huge success. People from all over Chicago came to Hyde Park to admire the artistry of the many creatives that performed.
But how did attendees know which stage to stop by to catch their favorite artist or what time the movie festival started? That’s where Fetch comes in. We had the unique opportunity to design an app that detailed everything guests needed to celebrate The Greater Good. From artist bios to stage locations to the festival’s schedule, we were able to organize, optimize and stylize an app to enhance the Block Party experience. And even though the party is over, you can still keep the good vibes going by checking out the Block Party playlist and downloading the app on the Apple Store or Google Play.
Fetch is honored to be one of five firms selected to receive a fellowship from the PR Council. The PR Council is a trade association designed to connect the present and next generation of PR professionals, industry innovators and business leaders. The PRC has active members from over 108 leading US agencies.
As part of our fellowship selection, we will receive access to the organization’s resources and programming. “Diversity and inclusion are core to the mission of the council and its members,” said Weber Shandwick president Gail Heimann, chair of the PR Council board. “I know that what we learn from the impressive leaders of these firms will add enormous value and meaning to our efforts and help to accelerate the change we need in our industry.”
We can’t wait to dive into the council’s business-building, talent development and networking initiatives as well as participate in committee work to further the organization’s agenda on behalf of the PR industry.
This holiday season, Fetch has been active in supporting the artistic and non-profit communities that benefit our great city of Chicago. From youth programs to interdisciplinary creative foundations, Fetch is always looking to back up-and-coming movers and shakers in our hometown. Here are a few of the organizations that Fetch is currently involved with.
This year, Fetch was proud to sponsor the 11th annual 3Arts awards ceremony, hosted at the beautiful Museum of Contemporary Art. As a 3Arts board member, Fetch CEO Erryn Cobb was honored to co-host the event with fellow board members Remberto Del Real and 2016 awardee Jess Godwin. The awards featured an amazing set of artists that spanned all disciplines, from dance and the visual arts to music and costume design. Click here to see this year’s awardees.
Fetch is also proud to support inSTEM, a program that provides middle school girls in low-income Chicago Public Schools with unique opportunities to engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities. Located at Depaul University, the non-profit offers programs such as the Solar Panel Car and Robotics workshop, as well as classes in coding and app development. Most recently, Fetch helped inSTEM raise money to purchase additional computers in order to create smaller, more efficient working groups.
We’re proud to be a part of philanthropic efforts across the Chicago area. Our team is always on the lookout for new opportunities to help our community, and with the holiday season upon us, it’s more important than ever give back.
For the second year in a row, Fetch has been named one of the top public relations firms in Chicago! Expertise, a platform designed to locate local experts, surveyed 706 PR firms that serve the Chicago area to select the top 18 to feature.
Firms were scored on more than 25 variables across five categories, then analyzed the list to hand-pick its recommended companies. Fetch also received this honor in 2017.
Every time someone asks me how things are going at Fetch, I give the same reply: “The marathon continues.” Being a small business owner is one the of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences I have had in my life. The one constant in the marathon of entrepreneurship is change.
When we started Fetch PR nine years ago, we had a very clear mission. Deliver meaningful results for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Over the course of the past decade, that objective has remained our focus and has helped guide us and our clients to new heights. However, times have changed. PR, marketing and the trajectory of small businesses have changed. We will never detour from our path of delivering big-firm results for SMBs. That being said, we’ve evolved how we go about doing it.
Our rebrand is more than a name and logo change. We’re staking a claim in the SMB space. We know what small- to mid-sized businesses need to grow their brands. We are laser focused on leading the industry in delivering unmatched results for entrepreneurs who need it most. While PR will always be part of what we do, we are now partnering with our clients to be their go-to marketing resource.
We were very honored to receive a Trumpet at the 58th Annual Golden Trumpet Awards! The ceremony, sponsored by the Publicity Club of Chicago, honors prominent individual achievement of public relations and communications in the Midwest. The award was for our product launch campaign for Zacks Advantage’s new robo-advisor product. Click here to learn more about the campaign.
We had a great time celebrating and meeting fellow PR professionals at the awards ceremony last week. Here are some photos from the event.