Client Testimonials

“Ximena was instrumental in the inception of our PR program at Portillo’s. Ximena has been a pleasure to work with – her ideas are great and her ability to be flexible in her process has made it easy working with the C1 team. Ximena and her team were able to secure great media placements for us, including several Chicagoland and national press features, many celebrity influencer posts, and even the first feature on a national Snapchat Story.” Nick Scarpino, VP of Marketing & Public Relations for Portillo’s

C1 is unlike any other PR firm. Though we’re a young startup, we did have a brief experience with a larger more industrial firm and it soured our understanding of good public relations. Then Ximena Beltran came along 🙂 She in particular, has gone to bat for us time and again. We never have to worry about whether she’s pitching us or looking out for the next big opportunity, because it feels like nearly every day we wake up to a new buzz-worthy idea or new press opportunity. They’re hungry, entrepreneurial, and deliver incredible value. Steven Dyme, co-founder and CEO of Flowers for Dreams 

C1 Revolution has done a great job of spreading the Foodseum story through media opportunities, press and influencer outreach. They provide experienced strategic advice in creating opportunities for media coverage, detailed feedback on campaigns and continuously look for unique angles to reach our target audience. Their network of influencers seems to grow by the week and spans the full spectrum from long-standing giants to trending new-comers. Kyle Joseph, founder and executive director of Foodseum

C1 Revolution truly lived up to their name with their approach to PR for One Hope United. They helped us build our brand in Chicago in new and unexpected ways: bringing digital influencers to our new signature annual event Hope In Action, helping place an op-ed written by one of our Child Development Center Directors in the Sun-Times, and placing PSAs for us on Univision radio in markets where many of the families we serve speak Spanish, a first for our agency. Most importantly to us at OHU, Ximena and her team brought a real passion for the mission to all they did in partnership with us.  They helped us stay on top of issues of significance to the human services sector and thought of ways to position the organization and our staff that we hadn’t previously considered. We love working with C1! Em Hall, senior vice president for One Hope United