Emily Johnson, President

Taylor Johnson Public Relations

The past two years have been ones of evolution and growth for Taylor Johnson Public Relations—as well as a time of reflection for its president, Emily Johnson.

“We have faced challenges since 2020, but also opportunities,” Johnson says. “This time has offered a chance to grow, which is exactly what our firm has done. We’re celebrating our 45th anniversary this year, and I’m so excited about our future.”

Since its founding by Emily’s mother, Deborah Johnson, in 1977, Taylor Johnson has been sharing the stories of Chicago’s most vibrant real estate companies. While many of Taylor Johnson’s clients are in Chicago, about half are busy outside the region, in metro areas such as Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Denver, New York and Washington, D.C.

“Though Chicago is where we’re rooted, we’ve expanded our reach nationally over the past decade,” Emily Johnson says.

Taylor Johnson’s clients include many of the industry’s most-prolific developers, brokerages and architecture firms, including Baird & Warner, Fifield Companies, Lendlease, CRG, The Habitat Company, Draper and Kramer, Jahn, Lexington Homes, Wingspan, Belgravia Group, Morgante Wilson Architects, Downtown Apartment Company, BKV Group and Optima, Inc. The PR firm also represents businesses in other areas of real estate, including commercial developers covering industrial, office and retail; property managers; lenders; and real estate advisors.

With many clients experiencing growth during the pandemic, Johnson and her team turned their sights inward, by expanding services, launching a new website, adding staff and restructuring the team, providing more leadership and growth opportunities for all employees.

Johnson says, “Taylor Johnson owes its success to the PR pros serving our clients. Our team provides strategic planning and counsel on how to communicate our clients’ projects, services and corporate missions, and we share compelling stories with media that reach clients’ priority audiences.”

Taylor Johnson’s staff includes executives with backgrounds in real estate, journalism, law, public affairs and marketing, along with social media strategists and event planners.

“We work with the best in the business–our visionary clients, passionate Taylor Johnson team and insightful members of the media,” Johnson says. “I consider myself very lucky to have found success in this dynamic industry.”

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