SHERMAN Communications & Marketing

A Chicago public relations firm providing senior-level talent, multiple-industry expertise, and innovative marketing and public relations ideas that work.

We take a holistic approach to understand and help solve your challenges. We’re equal parts business consultants, marketing specialists and expert story tellers. But, most importantly, we’re committed to helping grow your business.

Whether you’re launching a new product, service or entire business; rebranding your organization; want to distinguish yourself and communicate more effectively with your audiences; seeking crisis management help; and/or simply need a new PR firm that will help take you where you need to go…you’ve come to the right place.

We work great with hands-on business owners, tech entrepreneurs, CEOs, chief marketing officers, directors of communications and other nice people in need of a trusted marketing or PR partner.

We’re not all things to all companies, but we are an invaluable partner to our clients.

We invite you to find out why and then see if we’re a good fit for your organization

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“Jason is one of the best PR professionals I worked with during my 16 years as a reporter. He manages to be tenacious and relentless with a humble charm, easy smile and enthusiasm that's infectious. He's a great advocate for clients, while at the same time he's authentic and earnest. He excels at cultivating sources and making connections. In short: Jason is a true pro, and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

Eddie Baeb, former senior reporterCrain’s Chicago Business (Currently: Target Corp., Corporate Communications)

“For the two years I worked closely with Jason, he was the lead person on our agency’s account team. He consistently recommended and implemented low-cost, high-impact PR and marketing communications strategies and initiatives that got RE/MAX International results. We found him to be creative, imaginative, energetic, and very helpful. I would make the highest recommendation to anyone considering working with Jason Sherman.”

Bill Echols, former vice president of public relationsRE/MAX International, Inc.

“I reached out to Jason in late 2014 to help us with our PR through a strong recommendation from a mutual colleague. I was happy to find that Jason is more than just PR. He is a strong marketer. He is a terrific ‘thought partner’ as well. Jason sees the big picture but also understands the details well enough to get things done. He has great people-skills and as a result, he has been able to forge great relationships with our media partners and key influencers. Our recent success at CES in Vegas is a great example of Jason’s contributions. As a start-up competing against thousands of companies attempting to get the media’s focus and attention, CES can be particularly overwhelming. I was amazed to see the amount of coverage he helped generate for us. It was a culmination of great teamwork and collaboration in developing the right story but also an example of his relentless energy and focus to contact, engage, and follow-up with key media partners. We look forward to working closely with Jason as we evolve our platform and story!”

Mel Chiba, VP of marketing and business developmentCercacor Laboratories, Inc.

“Jason is a highly skilled and talented marketing and communications professional. Over the past two years, Jason and I have worked together on more than a dozen strategic and tactical plans on behalf of a major healthcare client. His work is exceptional – insightful and thoughtful. He also works beautifully with our mutual client, challenging them when appropriate and always wanting to introduce new ideas and new ways of doing things in the communications realm.”

Dorothy Balabanos, presidentDJB Communications Group

“Working with Jason was great. He was instrumental in helping our nonprofit rebrand itself to be better positioned in our environment, and he really strived to get a strong grasp on our industry so that he could do so in the best possible way. His media outreach opened many doors for us with relevant, far-reaching publications. He helped us formulate and incorporate our strategic plans to deliver to top members of meaningful organizations in our field. He was always very easy to reach and quick to respond, and his work ethic and personality make him one of the easiest and best people I've had the pleasure to work with in my career. I would absolutely recommend Jason and hope that I can work together with him again in the future.”

Kevin Pugar, executive director American Association of Surgeon Distributors

“Sherman Communications has provided excellent ideas to promote our institution since we hired the firm in 2008. It is a high-energy company that has listened to our needs and goals. Jason and his team are a pleasure to work with. They have produced several high-impact media stories for The Academy. We remain a very satisfied client.”

Duncan Webb, academic dean American Academy of Art

“Sherman Communications has produced tremendous results for us over the last three years. They combine an ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to news generation with good old-fashioned persistence. And the result – broken down barriers and increased hits. They get the job done.”

Hank Shulruff, senior vice presidentAttorneys' Title Guaranty Fund

“In my 18 years of marketing, I’ve hired and worked with more marketing agencies and consultants than I can probably remember. One person that stands out for me, however, is Jason Sherman. He has proven himself a hard-working, hard-hitting marketing strategist who blends bold strategic thinking and ingenious execution. He’s a well-rounded marketing athlete and brilliant PR consultant – overall a smart-thinking strategic planner, tactician, and problem solver. If you’re looking for innovative marketing that really moves the needle, I’d recommend Jason to anyone but my competitors.”

Randy Foliente, former head of marketing with three previous SCM clients(Currently chief marketing officer)