Image Management Associates is an independent public relations and communications consulting firm. We build strategies that serve the needs of smaller to mid-size clients in the Midwest and beyond.
From our base in suburban Chicago we partner with businesses,
organizations, and individuals nationwide, to design and deliver
customized and targeted communications and public relations solutions
for both narrow and broad-based constituencies.
Our wide-ranging platform of services and our accessible client service
structure make us well-suited to meet the needs of:
- Small to medium-sized businesses
- Professional practitioners (solo and group)
- Groups and organizations
Sure, we have what it takes to work with the larger players.
However, our best clients:
- Are smaller but growing businesses and organizations
- Can be public or private companies
- Have one employee, a few dozen, or a few hundred. Maybe even a
- Are successful enough to need our services, and competitive
enough to want to take that success to the next level.
Maybe you sell or manufacture a product. Perhaps you offer a
professional service. You might also have a special talent, or maybe
your group represents a specialized skill, mission, or interest.
You know the benefits that come with building greater visibility,
credibility, and awareness of you, your brand, and your image. You want
results. We do too.
Contact Us, and we’ll
take it from there, because
|In our world, Image is Everything.
A thirteen year award-winning veteran professional communicator and relationship manager, Thomas brings to bear a wealth of experience in project management, client service, and in framing and delivering effective, targeted messages that deliver results.
During his seven-year on-air career at Detroit’s leading news radio
stations, WJR-AM and WWJ-AM, Thomas’s work drew national recognition for
his on-site crisis coverage of the Cuban Refugee drama, the Oklahoma
City Bombing, The Clinton-Lewinsky Affair, The Clinton-Yeltsin Summit,
and the protracted controversy surrounding Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
His enterprising coverage of other original stories earned him the
Outstanding Affiliate Correspondent of the Year Award from ABC Radio
News, and multiple awards from the Associated Press and the Michigan
Association of Broadcasters. He has traveled extensively in 30 countries
across four continents.
As a journalist, Thomas has also collaborated at length with other
public relations professionals from a number of leading firms in the
Midwest. His firsthand insights into the demands facing both print and
broadcast journalists make him uniquely positioned among public and
Business Communications practitioners to meet and exceed the expectations of
both journalists and clients.
“Integrity,” “honesty,” “bold,” “forward-thinking,” and “enterprising,”
are words that Thomas’s colleagues use to describe him. He was widely
quoted by the national Associated Press in reports about a recent
controversy at a major Midwestern university.
Thomas’s career spans both radio and television. After earning his
graduate business degree, he spent two years serving clients at a major
Wall Street investment firm in Manhattan, and at a major retail bank in
the Midwest. He holds a High Distinction undergraduate degree in History
from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in Finance from Indiana
University’s Kelley School of Business. He resides with his wife, Olga,
in suburban Chicago, Illinois.
With more than ten years of video production experience to his credit,
Charles brings the weight of his technical mastery to bear on every
video he produces for Image Management Associates.
His leadership and creativity first attracted national recognition in
2001, when he won the Communicator Award of Distinction for producing an
original public service announcement for a multicultural family center
Charles began his professional career at WWTV-TV in Traverse City,
Michigan, and later at Premiere Radio Networks in Sherman Oaks,
California. The scope of his expertise centers on the industry’s most
technically advanced digital production tools, including Final Cut Pro,
Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Avid Media Composer, and Avid Express.
He also works in production at a globally recognized,
Fortune 500 entertainment company.
A native of Traverse City, Michigan, Charles holds undergraduate Degrees
in Film, Television, and English. He also holds a Master’s Degree in
Education from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.