The 3rd Coast PR agency is made up of seasoned public relations professionals who have repeatedly been recognized for quality client work with numerous industry awards.

Rich Timmons

President & Chief Strategy Officer

Betsi Schumacher

EVP & Managing Director

Rachel Johnson

Director, Client Services

Maddie Zenz

Senior Account Manager

Mary Kelly

Senior Account Executive

We Create Dynamic Programs for Innovative Companies

Recognized as an award winning Chicago public relations agency, 3rd Coast PR is known for developing consumer and B2B public relations campaigns that exceed business results and client expectations. We specialize in product launch PR and in creating dynamic programs for innovative companies in categories that include:

Our Proven Approach

We are known as a top PR firm because of our experienced team and our proven approach, which we always customize to address specific business challenges. We take pride in getting to know our clients’ businesses as well as they do and in providing hands-on, senior leadership every step of the way.

Some of our focus areas and public relations expertise include:

  • Research and recruitment of respected and influential third-party experts to serve as source of trusted information throughout communications.
  • Collaboration with experts to develop proven research to support messaging, particularly related to health, safety and nutrition.
  • Extensive message development to ensure consistency at every touch point of communication.
  • Impactful content creation for media materials, social media, websites and microsites to convey meaningful consumer messages at multiple touch points.
  • On-site event management and trade show support.
  • Proven track record of media placements in print, broadcast and online publications.

Client Experiences

Launching a new product or looking to reinvigorate your brand? We’d love to partner with you.