Meet your team
After spending time in magazine publishing, and nonprofit and corporate PR, Mara joined a start-up marcom agency in Chicago. As the first employee, she helped grow the company into one of the fastest-growing high-tech PR firms in the Midwest, eventually being named president. Mara founded Clarus Communications to fulfill her desire to build an agency focused on the special needs of high-growth companies for senior-driven strategy that accelerates revenue. The winner of numerous industry awards, Mara is especially passionate about helping companies develop simple, memorable and unique messaging and content that positions executives as industry leaders.
After an award-winning career in broadcast news and then media sales, Linda focused her attention on PR, which is a blend of news and sales. The constant flow of new information from clients that she can “sell” to the media delivers regular coverage for clients in trade and business publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company and the New York Times. Linda quickly understands the news value in a client’s story and delivers that to reporters best-suited to understand and report on it. She works closely with clients to prepare them for interviews, and is a trusted media coach. She is a credible media resource who is respected for her judgment, persistence and sensitivity to the needs of the media.