April Neill Public Relations, a Subsidiary of April Neill & Associates, Inc. is a full-service public relations consulting firm specializing in meeting the needs of small businesses in the corporate, healthcare, and not-for-profit sectors.
ANPR believes that publicity alone isn’t enough for small businesses to gain market share and drive sales. ANPR works hard to make sure that all components are covered and integrates a combination of PR, social media and other marketing components to create successful PR and Marketing campaigns.
Our Core Values
At April Neill Public Relations our core values are the essence of who we are as a brand. That foundation allows us to deliver effective marketing strategies and campaigns for our clients. They are:
• Exceptional Quality & Customer Service
• Entrepreneurial Spirit
• Creativity & Innovation
• Integrity & Respect
• Passion for Results
• Commitment to projects supporting not-for-profits and community
Meet April Neill Public Relations' CEO April Neill
I began my career as an entrepreneur and publicist in 1995 when I founded The Messenger’s Directory. A Christian resource directory serving Chicagoland, TMD was published annually and provided a network of support within the Christian business community where business owners and executives promoted their goods and services. TMD featured hundreds of businesses, Christian radio, TV stations, bookstores and churches and was distributed at hundreds of locations across Chicagoland.
I later went on to establish the Christian Publicity Network that provided affordable publicity services to TMD clients as well as book publishing services through Hosanna Publications, Inc. I've planned and supervised the PR efforts of several health books and publications as well as steering the PR efforts of a large chiropractic group for over 5 years. I've represented dozens of campaigns in my career and have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of businesses. Having garnered top tier media attention and placements for clients, I have a proven track record of securing media coverage for campaigns and events and connecting brand messages with target audiences.
I'm a strong believer in giving back and recently had the pleasure of joining ChiroMission’s 2011 & 2012 trips to the Dominican Republic and Haiti where I assisted a team of Doctors who brought chiropractic care to villagers and funds for an orphanage for abandoned children. I also currently provide pro bono PR support to local youth charity, Gear for Goals.
I have 20+ years of marketing & PR experience delivering creative solutions to help small businesses and non-profits build brand awareness and gain market share. I currently serve as CEO of April Neill Public Relations and I'm passionate about helping small businesses build brand awareness and tell their brand stories. I also love to write and contribute regularly to NBC Chicago's Inc. Well Blog.