Public Relations and advertising are an essential part of any business- if no body knows about you, your product or service, how would you sell? There are awesome champions who understand the art behind publicity and public knowledge of a business, projecting a company in the light that it deserves. Meet Monika Dixon from MDPR, one of those rockstars that have worked very hard to get to where she is right now through grace and patience. Her company, MDPR has been helping several companies grow in the Chicagoland area with impressive results. Despite growing up in communist Poland, life during those years were quite limited for her which forced her and her community to inject creativity and variety into her beautiful soul from a very young age. Building a special connection with nature, history and literature – Monika grew up to be quite the story teller, never skipping elements from nature in her work palette and ethic. Meet entrepreneur and publicist Monika Dixon with current thoughts about the industry and more:
Who was your Role Model, growing up?
On motherhood: how do you juggle family and business?
Motherhood is challenging, but also incredibly beautiful. It is a job on its own and I praise all Moms everyday! My children are my teachers. Their needs, their fears, their victories, their challenges make me a better mother, woman and friend because they bring me back to reality, back to what really matters in life. Now, I look at the world through their prism and want to make sure that their self love and self confidence is strong enough to support their own choices as kids or when they grow up.
Juggling family and being a boss is my reality. It’s a difficult choice but it’s a good balance for me and hence, I do not complain. I take it as a blessing and try to do my best everyday. My kids are very much involved in my work schedule. They know my clients, they know what a logo is, what a tag line is. Nadia and Enzo have probably created 10 business plans already – little entrepreneurs! It is actually really funny but it makes us US, the unconventional family unit.
Chicago is quite well known for it’s Advertising and Public Relations Industry. How did you manage to create a niche for your business with so much competition?
How did you set up business?
Successful business ownership requires leadership and I have learned over the years that leadership is an art and you have to put your pride aside.
How has PR changed recently?
Influencers have the power to impact your consumers’ buying decisions, and how we spend our time, what we read, what we watch, our daily habits have been changed by technology.
Success Secrets? Any tips for publicists?
My Quote for life
I heard Jack Hanna once say ‘Touch The Heart To Teach The Mind’ and it really resonated with me.
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