April 5, 2010
Taking on our First Client, HTG
We’re proud not only that our first client was Futures Hall of Famer Chris Hehmeyer, but Chris’ firm is still a client today. With HTG, now HT+I, our FinTech practice was also born.
Started Intern Program
At a boutique firm like ours, we need difference-makers at all levels of the company, and our interns -- from our first summer intern in 2012 to the start of our year-round intern program last year -- have played a huge role in our success over the years.
We co-founded our charity table tennis tournament in 2014, and since then it has become one of our favorite days of the year -- not only does it bring the Chicago tech community together for friendly competition, it raises money for an important cause (STEM education) as well.
Launching our Content Department
Drew and 3Points started out with classic media relations, but over the years we have evolved to fit the modern world of communications, offering a full suite of services along three prongs: earned, owned, and social media.
Seeing a Client Through
Chicago’s Biggest Tech Exit that Year
One of our earliest clients was online brokerage tradeMONSTER, which we helped grow from a startup to a top-ranked firm in the industry. We saw them through a merger with OptionsHouse in 2015, and continued doing their PR until the new company was acquired by
E-Trade for $725M.
Moving to our New Office
We only moved a few blocks down Madison, but our new office symbolized much more than that -- it was a collaborative space that gave us room
to continue to grow our
Becoming PR Partner of
Hyde Park Angels
While it’s difficult to mark a specific point where we branched out beyond FinTech into the Chicago technology space as well, partnering with HPA was a key moment or our burgeoning Chicago Tech practice.
Receiving our First Awards
We care more about getting recognition for our clients than ourselves, but earning a spot in both the PR World Awards and Expertise’s list of Top Chicago PR firms reinforced our belief in ourselves and the work we do.