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Custom Tours and Content Services

Enhance your special event with our stories of Chicago. 

We are passionate storytellers who work with corporations, non-profits, and marketing agencies to customize and produce hyperlocal Chicago tours and content. 

Use our curated experiences and content to enhance your

  • Meetings & Conferences
  • Professional Development Events
  • Executive Leadership Retreats
  • Nonprofit Board Retreats
  • Company Anniversary Celebrations

We work with corporations, non-profits, and marketing agencies to customize hyperlocal Chicago tours and content for special events.

Use our curated experiences and content to enhance your

  • Meetings & Conferences
  • Professional Development Events
  • Executive Leadership Retreats
  • Nonprofit Board Retreats
  • Company Anniversary Celebrations

storytelling concepts

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Inspire innovation and creativity.

Align your event with strategic themes.

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Connect to Chicago with neighborhood narratives.

Bond teams together over stories of exceptional Chicago people and places.

Explore Chicago with travel and tourism content.

Have us tell your corporate history in the context of the story of Chicago.

Our hyperlocal content Services

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VISUAL

  • Documentary Video Production
  • Animation and Graphics
  • Audio Production
  • Architectural Photography
  • On-camera Talent
  • Creative Chicago Maps

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EXPERIENTIAL

  • Chicago-Themed Event Conceptualization
  • Virtual Chicago Tours
  • Walking, Bus, Boat Tours
  • Hybrid Events
  • Educational Activities
  • Public Speaking
  • Team-Building

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WRITTEN

  • Editorial Writing
  • Archival Research
  • Informational Listicles
  • Educational Content
  • Location-based Stories
  • Scriptwriting
  • Snackable Content
  • Company Histories

what is hyperlocal chicago content?

When content is hyperlocal, it means it is specialized to a narrow geographical area and appeals to a niche group. These are stories you can’t find anywhere else.

To design unique Chicago content for your project, we would start with your strategic event goals. We draft a narrative to express your desired content themes. Then we do personal interviews, dig into archival research and creatively develop narratives. 

It’s specialized to a narrow geographical area and appeals to a niche group.

To design unique Chicago content for your project, we would start with your strategic event goals. We draft a narrative to express your desired content themes. Then we do personal interviews, dig into archival research and creatively develop narratives. 

FEATURED PROJECTS

Our Chicago experts tell stories of Chicago people, places and ideas from past to present. You can begin to envision how our stories can enhance your meetings and events by viewing these examples of our Chicago custom tours and content creation. 

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Custom Bus Tour

Changing Communities Around Campus Bus Tour

We designed a custom tour of architecture and history to promote the University’s civic engagement with neighboring South Side communities.
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Video production

downtown walking tour video production

We produced a one-hour "Downtown Walking Tour" video. We wrote the script, provided on-camera talent, directed the shoot, and managed post-production. Hub International played the video for their virtual conference and a tour guide answered chat questions live.
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Blog content

"Five Real Historic Irish Pubs in Chicago"

"From Glamor to Gloom at the Pittsfield"

We write engaging hyperlocal content about Chicago neighborhoods, history, architecture, and tourism.
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Keynote address

10 Big Ideas That Make Chicago Its Own Kind of Town

Exec. Director Amanda delivered a fun, lively keynote about the unique character of Chicago for the opening event of the iADH Congress. The speech appealed to both locals and new visitors.
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Custom Virtual Tour

Custom virtual tour: Diverse Cultures of Evanston

We built this custom virtual tour for a community fundraising event. We conducted historic research, wrote a script, and sourced both archival photos and 360-degree images. For the event, a live host shared stories along with the visuals.
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Editorial Content

Amanda wrote entries on neighborhood food specialties and culinary experiences for this authoritative reference.
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Snackable history content

Snackable History content

We wrote the script for two-minute-long historical fun facts for the Choose Chicago "Virtual Road Show" for meeting and events planners. Amanda presented the stories as on-screen talent.
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Corporate history tour

We dug through historic archives to design a custom bus tour which visited Wrigley Company sites across Chicago. Mars held this as a special event for a large group of international executives.
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History animations

custom animated historical storytelling

We conducted historical research to write a fun and educational story. We storyboarded the concept and produced this animated story with voiceover to use for a virtual event.
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Amanda's presentation was the high point of our event for an out-of-town office and our local office.

Everyone discovered things they didn't know about, including those from Chicago.
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Custom Speech about the Architectural View from Law Firm Office
Everyone had fun for our virtual tour fundraising event, and they're still talking about it!
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Custom Virtual Neighborhood Diversity Tour

We combine passion, knowledge and creativity with experience, strategy and insight for all our Chicago content productions. Call us at 312.350.1131 to chat about your project!

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