Our Work

Case Studies

  • Alight: Emergency Response

    To promote Alight’s emergency initiatives for COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, and highlight various aspects of the organization’s response efforts locally and nationally to raise awareness and funding support.

  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

    FORGE PR was initially engaged to promote the second iteration of SAIC’s Lecture Series “Toward’s an Anti-Racist Art Ecosystem.” After successful results the PR scope expanded to include various events and exhibitions throughout the school.

  • Rest Duvet

    To build brand awareness for Rest Duvet and the debut of both their Evercool Cooling Comforter and Evercool+ Cooling Sheet sets.

  • National Safety Council: Virtual Green Cross for Safety Awards

    Secure talent for National Safety Council’s (NSC) biggest fundraising event of the year and heighten the profile of the organization and its impactful work.

  • Wow Bao

    To herald the innovation and timeliness of Wow Bao’s Dark Kitchen Concept while educating the media of the difference between the increasingly popular Ghost Kitchen concept and Wow Bao’s Dark Kitchen model.

  • Remedy+

    To launch Remedy+ plant-based, multi-dimensional suite of products including topicals, supplements and snacks throughout various US locations and online, and showcase how they are designed to scientifically support ambitious, active lifestyles.

  • ORI + Avenir

    To launch Smart Suites with Ori as part of Chicago’s newest luxury high-rise apartment building, the Avenir, and introduce the cutting edge robotic furniture within the market.

  • Lyfecycle: Chicago Marathon

    To garner local media placements announcing Lyfecycle’s participation in the Chicago Marathon as the official partner for the recovery bags, and begin conversations with key national media targets.

  • Pressto

    To support the early stage development and multi-phase launch of the Pressto, the award-winning EdTech startup that transforms the way kids learn how to write and utilizes AI to support teachers’ work within the platform.


  • Based on FORGE’s very strong & professional reputation, I reached out to the team to help launch a new program during the restaurant industry’s worst crisis and most vulnerable time. They quickly got up to speed on Wow Bao's work and developed a customized strategic approach for securing media that proved to be very successful and resulted in an incredible amount of earned media coverage that was well beyond our expectations. As their reputation precedes them, FORGE is nimble, creative, smart and great partners to work with. I highly recommend their services in any industry.

    Geoff Alexander

    President/CEO, Wow Bao

  • We engaged FORGE PR’s services for our annual awards fundraising event, held virtually this year due to the pandemic. Their scope included securing a high-profile speaker and emcee, as well as developing a coordinated media strategy and outreach to help promote the event. Their team worked seamlessly under pressure and executed flawless communication against a very tight deadline. Thanks in part to the support from FORGE, our event was a huge success and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

    Jennifer Steffus

    Chief Development Officer, National Safety Council

  • We worked with FORGE PR to introduce Ori to the Chicago market and announce our largest residential real estate partnership to date. Even before their contract officially began, FORGE was already strategically soft-sounding key press contacts to seed stories, resulting in a groundswell of press coverage the moment we were ready to launch. The team was creative in their ideas and approach, swift and detail oriented throughout implementation and flexible when the time called for it.

    Kyoko Minegishi

    VP of Marketing, ORI

  • The FORGE team went above and beyond to get to know our brands. They really became a part of our team and took our goals seriously. The level of organization was a stand-out. They brought visibility to our brands and amplified our voice. They exceeded our expectations in so many ways and were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend this team of seasoned PR professionals. They are an asset to any marketing team.

    Morgan Neff

    VP of Business Development and Marketing, CARR Workplaces

  • After vetting multiple candidates, we chose to work with FORGE PR on the opening of Chef Rick Bayless' newest Tortazo, at the Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, IL. We were struck initially by the way Leslie and her team were great listeners, and thus believed that they could really meet our goals of activating the local North Shore community, as well as the larger Chicago-based press and influencer set. I can honestly say FORGE exceeded our (admittedly lofty) expectations by not only landing great placements with print and live media, but really going deep and seeking out key influencers and tastemakers in the local market who were keen to partner with us in meaningful ways, well beyond just covering our opening.

    Sam Lipp

    President, Tortazo