Marj Halperin Consulting  

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Marj Halperin Consulting brings an extensive network of partners and relationships to each project to build the team that best fits your needs.

Other team members

Neil Parker
Trained communicator, communications trainer
Neil Parker believes common sense should drive communications strategy. The problem is that most organizations and spokespersons don’t apply those simple strategies as common practices.
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John Kupper
Winning strategies, right relationships
John Kupper has spent nearly 30 years developing winning messages and press strategies for political candidates and officeholders across the nation. Kupper was on the ground floor of President Barack Obama's political rise, serving as a message and advertising consultant in both his 2004 U.S. Senate and 2008 Presidential campaigns. Kupper helped edit Obama's 2004 Democratic Convention keynote speech that rocketed Obama to political stardom, and is acknowledged for his assistance in Obama's 2007 bestseller, The Audacity of Hope.
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Michelle Damico
Creative pitches, integrated strategy
Michelle Damico is a natural communicator, with a successful career based on creative strategies, well-thought-out tactics and the right technology to secure placements in traditional media and through social media networks. She has more than 15 years of experience helping government, business and nonprofit organizations reach their key audiences through traditional media and integrated social media strategy.
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Brienne Callahan
Brings clarity to complexity, eases stress with strategy
Brienne Callahan brings nearly a decade of diverse communications experience, creating effective campaigns and materials across governmental, non-profit and private sectors. Brienne's expertise is in formulating effective strategies, and developing clear, effective communications across all channels.
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Catherine Lange
Verbal and visual, working both sides of her brain
Catherine Lange brings a unique blend of verbal and visual communications skills to her design work. Her user-friendly layouts and clean design are the result of 30 years' experience in communications, publishing, and the graphic arts. Catherine is a creative, collaborative, award-winning communicator whose versatile range of skills includes graphic design, photography, writing, editing, print production management, and database publishing.
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Kimberley Rudd
Innovative ideas, effectively implemented
Combining the creativity of a marketing whiz with the buttoned-down skills of a business management professional, Kimberley Evans Rudd brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate, non-profit and government programs. Her career includes tenures at Burrell Public Relations, the Chicago Park District, and KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization, as well as with her own enterprise, Rudd Resources LLC.
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Marj Halperin


Marj Halperin has more than 20 years' experience targeting messages to audiences. She’s a strategic management professional whose external and internal communications strategies deliver results for corporations, non-profits and government agencies. You’ll find just about all types of communications in her solid track record, from reputation management, crisis communications and media relations to internal communications and culture change strategies.

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And, in her spare time ...

Here are just a few examples of Marj's diverse activities and community work.


Crisis Management
Marj's best advice for managing a PR crisis is summed up in PRNews' Crisis Management Guidebook 2013.


Non-profit leadership
As a Board Member of the Chicago Foundation for Women, Marj chairs a new Communications Committee.


Cultural leadership
Marj served Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as co-chair of his Transition Team for Arts and Culture and currently holds the position of vice-chair of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Arts and Culture.


Political punditry
Marj is the democratic half of the WGN Morning News “political duo,” sparring with GOPer Chris Robling.


Grassroots training
A member of the National Faculty of the Center for Progressive Leadership, Marj wrote the communications curriculum used to train new leaders across the country.


Arts marketing expertise
Recent appearances include this session, moderating the Arts Participation panel at the University of Chicago's Future of the City arts symposium.



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