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CBD Marketing Partners with Ragan Consulting Group; Key CBD Execs Expand Consultant Team
December 14, 2020
CBD Marketing Partners with Ragan Consulting Group; Key CBD Execs Expand Consultant Team
Zhana Veleska

CHICAGO (December 14, 2020) – Colman Brohan & Davis, Inc. (CBD Marketing) and Ragan Consulting Group (RCG) are partnering to offer the expertise of key CBD executives as part of RCG’s consultant cohort. The agreement makes available creative, brand, content and social media expertise to RCG clients.

The participating CBD executives are:

  • Mary Olivieri, EVP and Executive Creative Director (Creative Consultant)
  • Mark Shevitz, EVP, Client Strategy and Planning (Branding Consultant)
  • Bob Musinski, SVP, PR, Social Media and Content Marketing (Social Media and Content Consultant)
  • Kelly Bradley, Senior Content Specialist (Social Media Consultant)

They join more than a dozen distinguished professionals who are already part of the RCG team representing corporate communications, PR, video, photography and related disciplines. RCG specializes in training workshops and audits for corporate communications and marcom, as well as longer-term engagements involving brand journalism and integrated, multi-discipline marketing initiatives. Their client base is large corporations and organizations.

“We’re excited to begin working with Ragan Consulting Group and see it as a win-win for both companies,” said Liz Brohan, CBD Marketing’s CEO. “As two of Chicago’s premier communications firms—who serve a similar client base—it makes sense to leverage our combined strengths. Our senior SMEs are uniquely positioned to contribute in important ways to many Ragan Consulting Group engagements.”

Brohan added that CBD Marketing has had speakers at Ragan Communication events for several years, and had already developed a warm working relationship with Ragan Consulting Group management.

“Organizational communications is always changing and evolving, especially these days. That’s what makes it so dynamic and fascinating,” said Jim Ylisela, co-founder of Ragan Consulting Group. “Our clients require new approaches and the latest techniques, and our friends at CBD Marketing bring so much to that discussion. This just makes us better at what we do.”

About Colman Brohan & Davis, Inc. (CBD Marketing):  CBD Marketing is a Chicago-based integrated marketing and advertising agency that builds strong connections between brands and the hearts and minds of their customers. Founded in 1988, CBD serves national and global clients in manufacturing, energy, appliances, building products, education, retail, financial services, food, food ingredients and other industries. Companies and organizations count on CBD to Market What’s Meaningful®, building more intimate and profitable relationships in emotional and rational ways.

About Ragan Consulting Group (RCG):  Ragan Consulting Group (RCG) is a partner of Ragan Communications, the leader in workshops, conferences and live events for organizational communicators. Ragan Communications has over 1 million visitors to their four websites and online platforms. RCG was founded in 2016 by Mark Ragan and Jim Ylisela to respond to the needs of Ragan Communications’ clients for additional services. It specializes in brand journalism and employee engagement, offering training, coaching and consulting in internal communications, speechwriting, PR and marketing, diversity, equity & inclusion, social media, writing and editing, visual communications, crisis communications and more. RCG and its team of consultants have helped hundreds of public and private organizations improve their internal and external communications with audits, training, management reorganization, channel upgrades, brand journalism, crisis communications and leadership communications, among its many practices.

Jean Ban
CBD Marketing
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