April Neill began her career as an entrepreneur and publicist in 1995 when she founded The Messenger’s Directory (TMD). A Christian resource directory serving Chicagoland, TMD was published annually and provided a network of support within the Christian business community where business owners and executives promoted their goods and services. TMD featured hundreds of businesses, Christian radio, TV stations, bookstores and churches and was distributed at hundreds of locations across Chicagoland for 10 years.
April went on to establish the Christian Publicity Network, providing affordable publicity services for faith-based clients, and has planned and supervised PR efforts of several health books and publications as well as steer PR efforts of a large Chicagoland chiropractic group for 5 years. April has represented dozens of campaigns and has had the honor of working with hundreds of businesses. Having garnered top tier media attention and placements for clients, April has a proven track record of securing media coverage for campaigns and events, connecting brand messages with target audiences, and driving sales and profits.
April is a strong believer in giving back and has joined several mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Haiti where she assisted Doctors bringing chiropractic care to villagers and funds for an orphanage for abandoned children. She has also provided PR support to local youth charity, Gear for Goals and Dreamweaver International.
April has 20+ years of marketing & PR experience delivering creative solutions to help small businesses and non-profits build brand awareness and gain market share. She currently serve as CEO of April Neill Public Relations and is passionate about helping small businesses build brand awareness and tell their brand stories. April also loves to write and has contributed to NBC Chicago’s Inc. Well Blog.