Led by Katie Merx, a Pulitzer Prize-awarded journalist and trusted executive adviser, Merx Communications knows what it takes to develop and sell your story. Merx Communications can help you shape your strategy, brand, messaging and outreach. We help you craft compelling narratives that achieve your business needs. And, when necessary, we can help pull your organization out of a negative news cycle.
Whether it's developing your story to pitch to top national reporters, crafting a keynote speech, or designing and deploying your sustainable communications strategy, you'll benefit from our experience in the newsroom and the boardroom.
Media relations is all about building trust and relationships. In more than 20 years working in and with the media, we've developed a strong network of media contacts. While each company, industry and story demands its own approach, we know the ropes and can chart a path that helps your organization achieve its goals.
Everything your company does is measured in sustainability. More and more of your stakeholders care about what you're doing and how you're talking about it. We can help you sort it all out, tie it to leading sustainability standards and tell that narrative in a way that is meaningful to your constituents, big and small.
We've crafted financial communications strategies and delivered communications results for publicly traded major multinationals and technology start-ups in a variety of industries, including automotive, energy, renewable fuels, advanced mobility, intelligent transportation, building materials and higher education.
Today's executives are under great pressure not only to deliver results, but to lead in thought and deed. Your workforce, investors, customers, partners, communities and society-at-large believe what you publicly say and do makes a difference. All that "saying" and "doing" takes time. Trust us to help you carefully sort and present your thoughts and actions in a way that is positive and meaningful for you, your organization and those you serve.
Whether you need immediate surge support, or an enduring advisory relationship, Merx Communications can help you prepare for, endure and recover from a crisis.
A Pulitzer- and Loeb-awarded journalist, Katie Merx has led corporate financial communications, media relations and crisis communications for a variety of large publicly traded companies and a major research university. She's helped launch multiple IPOs, new CEOs, new corporate names, new businesses, corporate websites and cross-border M&A transactions.
She’s been a key strategic consultant with activist investor issues, national labor negotiations, legal proceedings, global vehicle recalls and legislative hearing appearances.
Her experience includes serving as global media spokeswoman for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Owens Corning.
Through this work, she has earned placements for companies and executives in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, the Detroit Free Press and The Los Angeles Times, and negotiated appearances on CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg and in many major markets.
With more than 25 years working in and with top-tier global, national, local and trade media, she has extensive media experience, insights and relationships.
For the launch of Merx Communications, she has established relationships with brilliant communicators, graphic artists, designers, photographers, writers, editors and website designers who are at the ready to make your company shine.