In their own words ...

From Everyday to the Extraordinary . . .  Sophisticated + smart solutions always delivered with style and professionalism. 

Read what our impressive and notable clients have to say, alongside our awards and accolades. 

 

 
" Thank you Joanne! You really helped me be successful ... So, THANK YOU so much! Especially, thank you for being such a steady yet firm force the day-of. I really appreciated your honesty coupled with your understanding.  
You're Fabulous at what you do!"
Brittan, Freelance Event Decor.
" Joanne is incredibly detailed oriented and works fast on her feet. She is a team player who works hard. Her thought leadership and goal oriented focus is outstanding. Joanne is a strong partner for any organization."
Virginia Canavan, Vice President Integrated Marketing Communications at Diamond Marketing Solutions
 

Awards and Accolades

Joanne has received numerous industry awards for her Marketing Expertise, Leadership, and Partnership. 

 

AWARD: The TONY 

Outstanding Business Partner

It's the TONY for client partner awards. Recognized as an Outstanding Business Partner by the Better Boys Foundation

AWARD: Best Supporting Actor

Creative and Marketing

Joanne's received something similar to a Best Supporting Actor for Direct Mail with the Tempo Award by the Association of Direct Marketers, in creative and marketing. The direct mail themed “BBQ Program” was awarded for it's unique creative design, incorporating product and packaging, and the results: a remarkable 1,500% ROmI in the first year. You can say “Wow” now.


"Joanne Klee Marketing and Events has provided a customer centered experience that was excellent. My institution is not your regular business, actually its a school in the Chicago Public School district. As a school, there are a lot of guidelines that must be followed to ensure the confidentiality of our students, as well as, pose additional challenges that a regular business would not experience. Despite the challenges and additional work, Joanne has worked through all the challenges with utmost professionalism and attention to detail. It is due to their work that our school's Facebook page is professionally managed with interesting content and school memories that our school community is very proud of. As a result of Joanne Klee's Marketing advise and work on our page. Our School has seen an increase in page likes and is very much enjoying the new aesthetics. If you are looking for a professional, detail ordinate, and excellent customer service, I would highly recommend Joanne. No job is too little or too big its a great organization." 
William. Principal, Chicago Public Schools


AWARD: Best Director in a Series

Top Marketer

During her Corporate Career in Marketing, Joanne was named Best Director in a Series as a the Top Marketer by Fifth Third Bank after managing programs across multiple the 5 core lines of business including Corporate (International and Treasury Management), Small Business, Retail, Mortgage and Investments. Joanne also earned early in her small business career “#1 Sales Support Provider” for her role in building the small business division with training, and product development.   

AWARD: and the OSCAR goes to ...

President's Award

And the OSCAR goes to…. early in her career, Joanne earned Old Kent Bank's coveted Presidents Award for her stellar consistent performance over the course of a year.

"I have had the pleasure of working with Joanne Klee Marketing on various fundraising events and advertising campaigns for Better Boys Foundation. Joanne is very personable, thorough, detail oriented and just a delight to work with. Her events are fabulous. Beautiful decor, well organized, good food and just a wonderful time. Her events have been instrumental in helping to raise the funds needed to keep the agency open."       
Felicia Cook, Cook Consulting Group.
"I worked side by side with Joanne Klee Marketing on a wedding this past October. I was the couples photographer and I was more than pleased with Joanne's work ethic. She provided me with all the right tools a photographer could ever dream of. At no point did I ever feel unprepared or lost in the process because her attention to detail was incredible. She was kind, respectful and organized. I hope I get the opportunity to work by her side in the future. Thank you Joanne for your hard work and dedication, I really can see that you are passionate about what you do." 
Nancy Valladolid, Nancy Valladolid Photography

"I had the event of our dreams thanks to amazing Joanne Klee Marketing. With a keen eye for attention to detail, Joanne provided us with the guidance and professionalism from the early planning stages throughout the entire evening to ensure our wedding was a night we would always remember. Joanne has a way of making you feel incredibly comfortable and confident throughout the process; she was always readily available and assisted us in making key decisions and ensured we were prepared for our meetings with vendors. Joanne always made us feel like we were her top priority, it was wonderful working with someone with such dedication to her clients. Joanne, we are incredibly grateful for all the hard work you put in to planning our night was one of the greatest nights of both of our lives."

Allie. Chicago R.N. Extraordinaire


"I was initially contacted by Joanne Klee Marketing and Events as she was looking for a venue space. Right from the beginning Joanne was extremely thorough, detailed and on top of her clients needs. I had the extreme pleasure of working with Joanne to produce her clients wedding ceremony & reception. Throughout the entire process Joanne was pleasant, timely and skilled with planning the smallest of details. I would strongly recommend Joanne Klee Marketing and Events (AND Joanne) for event planning assistance." 
Michael Collins, Manager Venue One Chicago
"In my over 40 years involvement with special events, I have never worked with an event planner better than Joanne. Her attention to detail and her written reports were critical to our success. Her ability to work with a fairly cantankerous committee was both an important asset and fun to watch. Her management of our events was the key element in our success."    
Troy Ratliff, Executive Vice President The Joseph Kellman Family Foundation