Bill Makely

Bill Makely

Writer and Marketing Communications Consultant

Greater Chicago Area
Public Relations and Communications

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Bill Makely's Overview

  • Owner at William Makely Associates
  • Board President, Camp Fire Illinois Prairie at Camp Fire

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Bill Makely's Summary

William Makely has been a marketing communications professional for more than twenty years. He has written and published more than 500 articles for his clients and for publications as a contributing writer. He has also written a wide variety of press releases, white papers, corporate brochures, online blogs and web site copy, and has written or edited more than 20 books.

Currently, he consults on marketing communications strategy and writes articles, white papers, blogs and brochures for numerous national and multinational corporations.

Specialties: The ability to explain clearly the technical features and application benefits of equipment, materials and processes to non-technical decision makers.

Bill Makely's Experience


William Makely Associates

1992Present (22 years) Greater Chicago Area

I provide writing, media relations services and marketing communications consulting to manufacturers of packaging machinery and materials, food safety and pharmaceutical serialization inspection systems, machine tools and other industrial products and equipment.

Board President, Camp Fire Illinois Prairie

Camp Fire

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

2013Present (1 year) Lombard, Illniois

Provide direction for the growth, financial stability and maintenance of community partnerships for this organization serving boys, girls and families in five Illinois counties.

VP, Director

McKee Public Relations

19851992 (7 years)

Vice President and Director of the Public Relations division of McKee Advertising, serving manufacturers of building materials, tools and equipment; industrial machinery; and packaging materials.

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Design industry

19841985 (1 year)

Wrote articles and generated public relations for J I Case construction equipment, GATX, Giddings & Lewis and other industrial companies.

Director of Publications

Illinois Institute of Technology

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

19781984 (6 years)

Directed development of all publications for the university and for the five major professional associations headquartered on campus. Also acted as assistant PR director.

Bill Makely's Skills & Expertise

  1. writing
  2. editing
  3. packaging
  4. Manufacturing Operations
  5. Press Releases
  6. Packaging
  7. Writing
  8. Editing
  9. Newsletters
  10. Marketing Communications
  11. Editorial
  12. Blogging
  13. Publishing
  14. Publications
  15. Media Relations
  16. Public Relations
  17. Marketing
  18. Magazines
  19. Marketing Strategy
  20. Corporate Communications
  21. Trade Shows
  22. Copywriting
  23. Storytelling
  24. Email Marketing
  25. Brand Development
  26. Copy Editing
  27. Web Content
  28. Strategy
  29. Strategic Communications
  30. Social Media Marketing
  31. Integrated Marketing
  32. Publicity
  33. SEO

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Bill Makely's Publications

Bill Makely's Education

University of Chicago

MA, English Language and Literature

University of Chicago

MA, Philosophy

University of Wisconsin-Madison

BS, English, Physics

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