Motion PR Acquires Miller-Pear Public Relations

Fast-growing Chicago agency joins forces with veteran PR pro Bonni Pear to expand entertainment client roster

CHICAGO, IL – April 14, 2014  Motion PR, a full-service public relations and social media agency, announced today the acquisition of Miller-Pear Public Relations, a Chicago-based agency specializing in entertainment, travel/attraction, retail and consumer product publicity, communications consulting and media spokesperson training.

Established in 1973 as Trisha Miller Communications, Miller-Pear is a highly-respected agency whose client roster throughout the years has included Feld Entertainment, Woodfield Mall, the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, Rosemont Theatre and Travel Michigan. With a heavy emphasis on developing and fostering long-term relationships with their clients, the average tenure among Miller-Pear clients is over 15 years.

“Motion PR’s acquisition of Miller-Pear is a natural fit given our shared results-oriented focus and track record of long-standing relationships with both our clients and the media,” says Motion PR Owner and Principal, Kimberly Eberl. “We are thrilled to welcome Miller-Pear to the Motion PR family and begin collaborating together on a variety of exciting new initiatives and projects.”

Miller-Pear Principal and Chicago PR veteran Bonni Pear will join the Motion PR team as Executive Vice President/Director of Entertainment and Lifestyle Brands. Pear brings with her more than 30 years of public relations experience, in addition to a number of long-standing Miller-Pear clients including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Disney On Ice, and the Bristol Renaissance Faire. In her new role, she will lead the agency’s entertainment, travel and event-based clients while also assisting in overall staff counsel and business development.

“I have tremendous respect for Kimberly Eberl and her Motion PR team,” says Pear. “Rarely have I encountered a more informed or harder working group of public relations professionals, and I look forward to what our agencies are going to be able to accomplish together.”

After eight years in business, Motion PR’s client track record spans a variety of industries including consumer and lifestyle brands like Red Bull, Shoreline Sightseeing, StarEvents, Viral Events, and Xtreme Xperience; corporate accounts such as Michael Best & Friedrich, Salas & Wang, and Contech Lighting; startups such as Packback Books and Food Genius, and healthcare and non-profits such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Central Lakeview Merchants Association. The agency offers a range of services, from media relations and social media, to event management, strategic planning, and more.

Through the acquisition, Motion PR strengthens its entertainment and events client segment and continues to distinguish itself as a leading Chicago public relations agency.If you are interested in learning more about Motion PR services and opportunities, please visit www.motionpr.net.

About Motion PR:

Motion PR is a full service communications agency, with the expertise to build brands through top-notch story development, media outreach, social media, consultations, event creation and support, and copywriting. Based in the Chicago Loop at 205 W. Randolph St, MPR works with a wide range of clients, spanning a range of trusted national brands, cutting-edge start-ups, non-profit foundations, web-based businesses, individual entrepreneurs, product designers and more. Their industry expertise includes Food & Beverage, Health & Beauty, Entertainment, Family & Parenting, Travel & Leisure, Athletics, Automotive, Law, Web/Technology and Music. More information can be found at www.motionpr.net.