Tom CiesielkaAdvisor

Tom makes messages visible. A media relations wizard, he leverages his public relations, marketing and crisis communications skills to keep clients in a favorable spotlight.

Professional service providers, nonprofit organizations, publishers and authors have benefited from Tom’s media relations proficiency. He’s cultivated coverage ranging from breaking news at the speed of Twitter to thought leadership op-eds in USA Today.

His clients have received coverage from CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Fox News and the Associated Press, seen their messages on the front cover of The New York Times and trended on Facebook and YouTube.

Tom is a frequent workshop presenter. He teaches firms and association groups how to reap exposure in the media or manage crisis communications and has worked with Verizon Wireless, Procter & Gamble and General Motors.

He previously handled niche marketing for Paramount Pictures, MGM and New Line Cinema. He was marketing director for the Museum of Broadcast Communications and won a regional Emmy for a national PBS program.

Tom is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology as well as a graduate of Second City. He regularly performed stand-up comedy at clubs around Chicago before moving to the city’s northwest side.