Dixon|James Communications
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Dixon|James Communications is a Chicago-based independent marketing communications firm that delivers “growth communications” to eXcelerate your business success. Focusing on small to mid-sized businesses, we bring a collaborative, results-oriented approach and decades of experience in all aspects of marketing communications, including branding and rebranding, change management, public relations and social media, digital marketing, advertising, website development and graphic design. We focus on supporting business transformation that eXcelerates your growth.

Dixon|James is known as the Rebranding Experts and regularly shares its experiences and best practices in the Rebranding eXperts blog. Rebranding requires a comprehensive set of capabilities and experiences which Dixon|James uniquely possesses. In addition to the expected brand identity creation expertise, it requires deep corporate positioning and leadership communications experience, followed by internal engagement, project and change management…all implemented with precision and passion.  Only then can external marketing and stakeholder alignment begin.

Dixon|James Communications was established by Jim Heininger who has been building and safeguarding some of the most respected brands for more than 30 years. Jim is a consumer and corporate brand marketing expert and experienced issues management and crisis counselor. He previously held leadership positions at the Chicago offices of Ogilvy, Porter Novelli and Ketchum and served as a communications consultant to McDonald’s Corporation. Jim is best known for his work with McDonald’s (managing through nutrition issues affecting corporate reputation), Procter & Gamble, Wendy’s (making Founder Dave Thomas a cultural icon and patron saint of adoption), Miller Brewing Company, Lions Clubs International (global branding campaign on Lions’ efforts to conquer blindness) and many other blue-chip brands. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimheininger

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Content Creation
Cause Related PR
Consumer Products
Corporate Image
Corporate Responsibility
Crisis Management
Cultural & Educational Institutions
Digital Communications
Employee Communications
Event Marketing
Financial Services
Food & Beverage
Health & Medical
Media Training
New Product Introductions
Professional Services
Real Estate
Social Marketing
Social Media
Sports Marketing
Travel & Tourism
Consumer Technology
Public Affairs
Mergers and Acquisitions
Brand strategy and brand building
Issues and crisis management
Market intellegence
Public positioning
Reputation management
Stakeholder engagement
Strategic advice & counsel
Thought leadership
Omnibus Research
Brand Research
BMO Harris
United Electronics
Cantata Adult Life Services