Who We Are
Bernie DiMeo, President
Bernie is one of Chicago’s best known “ad guys” and an important player in the Marketing/ PR business. Over the years his clients have included the Chicago Bulls and White Sox, Popeyes Chicken, Amtrak, Turano Baking, Steel Parts Manufacturing, the RTA, CTA and many more. Bernie’s agencies have won hundreds of awards for both creativity and accomplishment. Bernie has served on the boards of the River North Business Association and the Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities.
Steve Doroba, Creative Director
Steve has been an award-winning copywriter for decades including stints at ad giants like Leo Burnett and Campbell Mithun. He has created branding campaigns for Sony, Nintendo, the Chicago Bulls and Corona Beer. Steve has been an award-winning copywriter for decades including stints at ad giants like Leo Burnett and Campbell Mithun. He has created branding campaigns for Sony, Nintendo, Chicago Bulls and Corona Beer.
Maggie O’Keefe, Director of Social Media
Maggie O’Keefe gives DiMeo Partners experience
in digital marketing and community engagement to
produce quality content that motivates people to take action. Maggie has experience working with small businesses, not for-profits and political candidates with building their online footprint. She has consulted
on numerous political campaigns, including Ameya Pawar for Illinois Governor, Fritz Kaegi for Cook
County Assessor, and multiple Democratic Judicial Candidates in the 2018 Primary Election cycle.
Debra Bader, Graphic Designer
Debra is an experienced graphic designer who has produced logos, brochures, coupons, presentations, promotional items and designs for clients in numerous industries including, but not limited to, restaurants, retail stores, ad agencies, home care services, municipalities and more. Debra is also a digital photographer with experience in food and product photography.
Lisa Gaines McDonald, Marketing Research
Lisa has 25 years of marketing and strategic planning experience. She conducts over 100 focus groups a year through her company Research Explorers. She provides astute observations on the African-American, consumer, social marketing health and teen markets through focus groups and other qualitative research tools. Corporations who have utilized her knowledge and insights include: Sears, Pfizer, GMC, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, and Toyota.