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  • Inside Edge: Public Relations & Media Services

    • Communications
    • Downtown Oak Park
    • Media Services
    • Pleasant District
    • Marketing
    128 Francisco Terrace
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    (708) 860-1380
    Hours:
    Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Other times, as needed.

    About Us

    Matt Baron, founder of Inside Edge: Public Relations & Media Services, has crafted stories professionally for over 35 years.

    For over two decades, Matt reported for small-town weeklies, big-city read more
    • About

      Matt Baron, founder of Inside Edge: Public Relations & Media Services, has crafted stories professionally for over 35 years.

      For over two decades, Matt reported for small-town weeklies, big-city dailies, and national magazines, with his work appearing in scores of publications, including Time, USA Today and the Chicago Tribune. Through Inside Edge, Matt has helped over 150 organizations communicate their stories, from public and media relations to marketing, social media and other strategic services.

      Since 2001, through workshops, webinars and columns, Matt has trained reporters, editors, publicists and other business leaders on myriad facets of the story-telling process. Topics include interviewing techniques, numerical literacy, and working effectively with reporters under deadline pressure. In addition, top PR firms have retained his counsel for all-day training sessions on media crisis management and cultivating positive relations with the media that generate results for clients.

      Central to Matt's mission is connecting people with important ideas, with other people, with his own life, and with organizations. Along the way, Matt’s involvement has extended to civic engagement. He served a four-year term on the Oak Park Public Library Board, is now serving a four-year term on the District 200 Oak Park and River Forest High School Board, and volunteers with the high school’s Business Incubator program. He is also a leader in his church, Chicago West Bible Church, located in the Austin neighborhood.

      Matt and his wife, Bridgett, have 16-year-old twins.

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      Inside Edge PR's office is adjacent to Oak Park and River Forest High School. Contact Matt for more details.