Chicago based communication strategy firm Christopher Foltz & Company is launching a new entertainment division in September with charity high on the agenda.
Changing the way the world thinks about entertainment representation…
CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX on CNBC.com/ — Chicago based communication strategy firm Christopher Foltz & Company is launching a new entertainment division in September with charity high on the agenda. Public relations takes many forms throughout America and Foltz’s firm is trying to change the way people think about giving back in the entertainment industry. You don’t have to give up your career to give back where it’s needed most.
Christopher Foltz & Company’s initial division will consist of clients in music, television, radio, motion pictures, athletics, authors, and comedy. One thing that is clear from the onset of this division is sharing the same message and agenda for philanthropy.
“When I was thinking through the ways to better represent entertainers and celebrities, it was paramount to me and our firm that we share the same message with our clients. We can all change the way the world thinks,” commented Chris Foltz, President of Christopher Foltz & Company.
“We have been working with the Boy Scouts of America Regional Council in the Chicago area and when we were searching for speakers for this year’s Distinguished Citizens Banquet every agent or publicist I talked to wanted to talk about payment. The Boy Scouts Regional Council is a non-profit that shapes the future leaders of the world. Our clients will put giving back on the top of their agendas. This charity pay to play is not going to happen on my watch,” continued Foltz.
The Christopher Foltz & Company boutique office, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, has come a long way. Just over a year ago the company was working out of firm partner Dominic Turcotte’s daughter’s bedroom. CFCo clients stretch across a wide variety of industries, from professional basketball teams and politicians, to the world’s largest underground parking system and one of the largest medical groups in America. “I was excited to finally give my daughter her bedroom back and I couldn’t be happier in the direction we are going,” commented Turcotte.
Christopher Foltz & Company also works with several non-profit organizations at no charge. “I have been down many roads in my life and if it were not for some of the non-profits that have helped me change the way I thought about things, I wouldn’t be here today,” said Foltz.
The Christopher Foltz & Company’s initial 20 client entertainment roster spans globally. From Sports Illustrated cover star and Big-Ten Football legend Darnell Autry and Los Angeles based actor Andrew Roffe from Steve Harvey’s new movie “Think Like a Man,” all the way to Chicago television personality Jane Monzures and United Kingdom pop sensation Michaela whose new single is about to hit the American airwaves this month.
“We are going to be accessible to our clients and our clients are going to be accessible to the world. This is something that is lacking in the industry and we are going to change it,” concluded Foltz.
Foltz has marked September 1st, 2011 as the official launch of the new entertainment division. Client and media inquires can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Christopher Foltz & Company visit www.ChristopherFoltz.com or call 312-772-4865.