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Public Relations

We can analyze your current public relations programs and develop ways to improve your company's image in your targeted marketplaces. Even if you already have staff in place, we can work with existing personnel. Many clients use us as an extension of staff to provide special expertise and generate new ideas.

We have over 30 years experience working with news media and are accredited by the Public Relations Society of North America. Whether it is a simple task such as writing press releases or developing a fully integrated program, we can help.

Check out our clients, Maine Township MaineStreamers, performing on WGNs Halloween show for the 9th year.

 

BMG secured three hours of live coverage on WGN Morning News for our client Liberty Bank and its Pet Photo Day event. The resulting publicity was priceless.

Relevant Radio interview

Media Placement on ESPN Radio

Media Placement on WBEZ's Morning Shift

 

Copywriting

Samples done for clients


We are experienced journalists with expertise in writing text for brochures, speeches, media materials, annual reports, educational materials and advertising. Our creative staff will find the right words to tell your story to the most appropriate listeners.

All of our account managers are experts in writing with degrees in either English or Journalism. Leave the hard part of the writing to us! After we come up with the copy, your input is sought for the final touch. What could be easier?



Media Relations

Whether it is an image-building campaign for a beleaguered business or a media tour with celebrity spokespersons, we have the experience and know-how to make it happen on time and on budget.

Ask us about the time we helped John Ratzenburger, a.k.a. Cliff Claven from the hit show Cheers, get news coverage for his Ride Across America to promote the American Diabetes Association. We provided the Harley-Davidson, got the cameras and radio interest and he provided the star appeal. Let us help you do the same!

We are there for you in the tough times too. Our Crisis Communications skills have been honed by years of hands on media work involving potential negative press coverage.

 

What the Media Says About Us

“We have worked closely with the Barton Marketing Group for many years and have always found the quality of their work and their service exemplary. The information they regularly send to us is thorough, well-written and timely. Their photos are top notch. Their professionalism is great and they are always available to provide information any
time of day, which we greatly appreciate.”

  – Todd Wessell, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief,
     The Journal & Topics Newspapers


“Your press releases are so good and comprehensive,
I'm afraid we won't have more ink for something additional. We'll be sure to get something in tomorrow's paper.”

  – Chris Placek, The Daily Herald

 

Illinois Reporter article

Read an article we placed for Liberty Bank

 

Dick Barton with Chic Harley

Here Dick Barton "poses" with a stand-up likeness of the famous Chic Harley, considered the greatest college football player of the early 1900's. Dick helped author Todd Wessell, promote the book about Chic in both Ohio where he played at The Ohio State University and Illinois where he was a member of the original Chicago Staleys which became the Chicago Bears.


WGN segment

"Around Town" Host Ana Belaval of WGN-TV visits Dominic's Kitchen Store for a segment on cooking gadgets.

 
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