November 27, 2018
Today we’d like to introduce you to Beth Treacy.
Beth, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I originally came to Chicago after getting my MBA in International Marketing/Management at Thunderbird to work for Leo Burnett in their international division. I was fortunate to work on some amazing and iconic brands like Kellogg’s, Pillsbury and International 7-Up. From there, I joined LaSalle Partners (now JLL) as that real estate company’s first branding professional working on marketing efforts for class-A projects around the country. I also spent a short time at Rubloff marketing their developments in California, DC, and Chicago before starting my own branding and marketing company in 1990.
With a team of strategists, writers, designers, and planners, I formed Treacy Marketing Group to provide solutions to complex marketing problems. My company has evolved over the years to embrace new technologies and channels to help clients across a wide spectrum of industries connect the dots between their brand and business goals.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It’s never a smooth road! Business and the economy run in cycles. It’s a constant struggle to plan for both the up and downturns. In addition, the advancement of new technologies has made my work an exciting challenge.
Treacy Marketing Group – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Because of my personal background as well as the initial work we were known for at start-up, Treacy Marketing Group is recognized as a national expert in real estate and real estate-related (construction, architecture, etc.) marketing. We have positioned or re-positioned hundreds of class-A buildings across North America.
However, what truly sets us apart is our ability to listen, understand and create brand strategies and marketing efforts that focus on competitive advantage and move the needle for our clients’ businesses. Today, we work across a multitude of industries including education, manufacturing, construction, luxury, finance, not for profits and more. Using our proprietary product, the Ogee Platform, we develop hard-hitting strategies that connect the dots between our clients’ brand and their business goals.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Mentoring young people and launching careers for employees who have become life-long friends and colleagues.