Ann Cunniff, a premier branding, marketing and communications strategist, has joined Resolute Consulting as the firm’s Chief Creative Officer. She has merged her award-winning firm Chicago Creative Works into Resolute, strengthening Resolute’s in-house creative team and expanding the depth and reach of the firm’s client services.
Ann’s addition to the Resolute team is a sign of the firm’s commitment to providing full-service and comprehensive counsel to its clients, mixing Ann’s strategic, creative expertise into Resolute’s communications and public affairs foundation to build a stronger approach for clients, and in turn, a stronger Resolute better equipped to breakthrough to audiences nationwide.
In her new role, Ann will work with Resolute’s clients to help them define their brand, shape issues through the power of creativity and transform organizations. Developed over decades of experience, Ann’s sharp communications instincts help her identify clients’ stories and tell them powerfully through images and words, tapping the emotions of audiences and inspiring them to action. Ann’s ingenuity, collaborative approach and attention to detail strengthen the creative integrity of Resolute and elevate its work for clients across visual media.
“Ann is a respected strategic and creative force. She asks the right questions to tap into an organization’s DNA, challenge conventional wisdom, and push the envelope to achieve long-lasting, meaningful impact for our clients beyond just the problem at hand,” said Greg Goldner, chief executive officer of Resolute Consulting.
“Ann’s success quickly building Chicago Creative Works into an in-demand branding, marketing and communications firm speaks volumes to her effectiveness in building trust with the executive leadership of her clients to shape conversations, define brands and solve tough issues,” continued Goldner. “Ann’s addition to Resolute’s growing leadership team combines the power of her creativity with Resolute’s strength in developing and executing strategic communications – all to achieve exceptional results for our clients.”
For more than two decades, Ann has built a reputation as one of Chicago’s top branding and communications strategists. She has developed signature communications and branding campaigns for some of the most well-known not-for-profit and corporate organizations. Her portfolio includes USG, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Botanic Garden, Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park Music Festival, Metropolitan Family Services, Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago Public Library Foundation.
“I love rising to the challenge of my clients, finding ways to make them realize their full potential, pushing the team to create the right campaign and then hearing from our clients we knocked it out of the ballpark,” said Cunniff. “Resolute is a premier strategic communications firm and I am thrilled to start this next phase in my career with such a talented team of professionals who share my passion for moving people to action.”
Prior to founding Chicago Creative Works in 2015, Cunniff was the co-founder and partner of Turner+Cunniff where she worked from 1998 until the end of the firm in December 2014, serving as both a creative director and client services supervisor. Ann is also a committee member for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and a mentor for the ETHS Evanston Scholars program.