Chicago Public Relations Firm

Who We Are

Make Ideas Reality is a public relations firm dedicated to making your ideas become reality. With the establishment of the firm, Joe Koenig brings 20+ years of experience working with clients in automotive, environmental, technology, manufacturing, government relations, and educational leadership. The Chicago-based firm started with a simple concept: “What starts as an idea can become a reality,” Koenig says. These are words that have guided his career as a communications professional.


Make Ideas Reality is focused on building positive awareness of your brand and protecting your reputation. Koenig has served as a source for stories in hundreds of news-media outlets, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York TimesThe Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN News, 60 Minutes, trade journals, and websites.


Koenig has a knack for telling stories to audiences of any size. His expertise includes developing and implementing innovative communications strategies that are designed to assist organizations in meeting their goals and attaining their vision.


Koenig’s knowledge of business comes from the front lines of American business. Throughout his career, Koenig has been a respected adviser to senior business leaders, overseeing external and internal communications for a variety of business areas, including product launches, engineering, manufacturing, B2C and B2B.


Koenig’s experience includes:

  • Leading the announcement of new products, new technologies and brands.
  • Planning, implementing and overseeing major special events, from news conferences to international trade shows.
  • Arranging thousands of media interviews.
  • Managing organic and promoted social media on various platforms.
  • Overseeing the creation of content-rich websites.
  • Managing the creation of videos explaining new technologies.
  • Preparing technical materials, sell sheets, and brochures.
  • Publicizing national advertising campaigns.
  • Providing media training and presentation training to executives.
  • Writing speeches and preparing presentations.


Koenig is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism and has a Master’s Degree in Education from DePaul University.

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Tell Your Story...


Telling your story is the only way your potential customers and important audiences will learn about your product, service, or organization's mission. You need to tell your story. You need to get the word out.


Make Ideas Reality finds the right communications platforms for you to get your story heard.


That might be taking your CEO on a news-media tour, giving a speech at a major event, demonstrating your product at a trade show, visiting with local government officials, or finding a better way to engage employees.

Phone: 708.613.5005 / Email: info (at) / © 2022 by Make Ideas Reality Communications, Inc.