We put your story in BOLD.
Boldface Co. is a boutique marketing firm, creating memorable marketing campaigns and events for clients in the fashion, start up, hospitality, retail and real estate industries. We pride ourselves on delivering personal attention to every client and project we take on. When you hire us, you hire two senior level marketing executives who become an extension of your brand fulfilling all of your marketing, public relations, event management, social media and strategic partnership needs.
Carolyn Pelissero Moretti, Founding Partner & Owner
Carolyn grew up in Skokie, Illinois before attending Marquette University where she studied broadcasting and marketing. She moved back to the city and began her career in the restaurant business, where she was a hostess and server while interning at a local PR firm, Dome Communications. Pelissero fell in love with the restaurant industry and combined her passion for marketing and restaurants as the Director of Marketing for Phil Stefani Restaurants where she oversaw all marketing efforts for over 20 restaurants and event spaces. Later, Pelissero worked in the marketing department at Chicago magazine before joining the non-for-profit and event company, Gen Art as their regional director of marketing. As an avid Chicago enthusiast, Pelissero wanted the opportunity to work with an array of companies that make this city fantastic and created Boldface Co. in 2008.
Sam Saifer Berngard, Event Associate
Prior to Boldface, Sam helped launch the Sun-Times weekly publication SPLASH as the Director of Events, represented national fashion and lifestyle brands at SKOOG Productions and was the Marketing Director of Modern Luxury owned publications CS Magazine, CS Brides, CS Interiors, Front Desk, and Men's Book for seven years, overseeing all marketing, events, and PR efforts. In addition to her integral role in the Chicago event and media industries, Sam has been a brand ambassador for national fashion labels such as BCBG Max Azria and LOFT owned by Ann Inc. Sam flexes her philanthropic muscles by serving on the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, The Chicago Children's Choir Ambassador Board and Joffrey Auxiliary Board. A journalism grad of George Washington University, Sam was also named one of Collaborate magazine's '40 under 40 best event planners in the country'.
Maria Mianecki, Public Relations Associate
Maria’s foray into hospitality marketing, public relations and social media began soon after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2009. She contemplated enrolling in culinary school to fulfill another, yet different, lifelong passion: developing and creating delicious and healthy cuisine. As an alternative to culinary training, she was determined to bridge the gap between her educational studies and her love for cooking (and eating). She applied herself as an apprentice at a boutique public relations agency, establishing media relationships in the Chicago food scene. Soon after, Maria had a taste for another aspect of the business – overseeing the marketing, social media and PR efforts of Pioneer Tavern Group, including the grand opening of Frontier on Milwaukee Avenue. Fast forward a few years when she rejoined the agency world, gaining corporate practice and further expanding her foodie network with Chicagoland hospitality clients. In 2013, she launched her own consulting firm, on executing marketing and media relations tfor a diverse rolodex of Chicago clients such as Tavern on Rush, Gibsons Restaurant Group and Greek Kitchen. Maria has been with Boldface Co. since 2015, assisting on a variety of hospitality, lifestyle and design brands.