Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Welcome SHOUT Marketing & Media Relations' New Addition, Jeffrey Ward, Restaurant Aficionado


Jeffrey Ward, Formerly of Lettuce Entertain You and Agency H5, Brings Additional Expertise to SHOUT and Expands the Company’s Restaurant Division
CHICAGO - Founding Partners James Juliano and Jill Evans La Penna (Evans) are proud to announce the addition of Jeffrey Ward to their firm, SHOUT Marketing & Media Relations (SHOUT). For 10 years, SHOUT has specialized in providing media relations and marketing services to a wide variety of clients in Chicago’s lifestyle and entertainment worlds. 

With the hiring of Ward, SHOUT plans to expand its restaurant clientele as he has worked with some of the most recognizable names on the culinary scene and is a leader in Chicago’s culinary and hospitality marketing industry. Ward most recently was the director of marketing and communications for the fine dining division of Lettuce Entertain You and the senior strategist for the culinary and hospitality division at Agency H5. His specialties include concept openings and promotional launches as well as long-term management campaigns designed to keep culinary brands in the public eye and marketplace.

“Having collaborated with James and Jill on a variety of projects over the years, I have always admired SHOUT and its depth of clients from both the food and entertainment worlds. I look forward to the opportunity to continue SHOUT’s growth as I have always been passionate and dedicated to the Chicago’s arts and entertainment as well as the restaurant industry. I now have the rare opportunity to unite those interests while gaining the rewarding experience of growing with a small business,” said Ward.

Evans added, “SHOUT’s dedication to working with Chicago’s theatre community is well known and we have always loved our restaurants clients, which include and have included, Bistro Campagne, Lockwood Restaurant in the Palmer House Hilton, the Radical Larder at Ipsento 606, J. Paul’s Restaurant & Wine Lounge within The Kirby Hotel, Big Jones, Venicci and Hannah’s Bretzel. With the addition of Jeffrey, we are able to expand the restaurant division and our roster of clients.”

This year marks a decade of SHOUT delivering unique and effective campaigns. SHOUT has established itself as experts in amplifying the unique voices of its clients - placing them in the spotlight on a variety of platforms and delivering on-brand messages. Current clients of SHOUT include Babes With Blades Theatre Company, Bistro Campagne, Chicago Fringe Festival, Chicago Tap Theatre, Factory Theater, Folks Operetta, International Voices Project, Jay Paul Deratany and The Deratany Law Firm, The Kirby Hotel, Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce, Lifeline Theatre, Near death Experience, The Neo-Futurists, Pegasus Theatre Chicago, Porchlight Music Theatre, Piaf: LIVE at the Athenaeum Theatre, The Ruth Page Center of the Arts, Strawdog Theatre Company and The House Theatre of Chicago.

SHOUT’s office is located within the Level Office Building, 73 W. Monroe St., and in addition to Juliano, Evans and Ward, SHOUT employs two marketing assistants, Kelsey Hoff and Megan McDonald. To learn more about SHOUT visit 

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