Who We Are

We’re the Mavens. The Growth Marketing Mavens, That Is.

Since 2003 we’ve dedicated ourselves to helping companies grow. What began as a simple e-newsletter service for one vertical has evolved into a full-service marketing and communications agency offering the strategy, creative development, and production services clients need to effectively market and grow their company.

Day after day we brainstorm, strategize, plan, create content, design, manage production, monitor response, and evaluate results. We also continually wrack our brains to make improvements and generate better results for our clients. In our experience, pushing products and services is a turnoff. “Show, don’t tell” is a far more meaningful and effective marketing and sales messaging technique. So is being human while showing your best self.

Our tightly-knit team of strategists, content creators, designers, developers, and production specialists is curious by nature and loves learning about different industries, audiences, and business challenges. To ensure we understand each client’s world, we first slide into their shoes and saunter around their neighborhood (sometimes virtually if that’s all that is feasible) until we feel at home. The more we know, the better equipped we are to achieve clients’ goals.

We service clients from all areas of business life: financial services, technology, manufacturing, commercial real estate, consulting, promotional merchandise, retail, therapeutic services and more.


Meet Our Leader


Cathy Cain-Blank

Cathy has dedicated 20+ years to helping businesses grow market share by increasing the effectiveness of their marketing and communications. Her love of the written word stems from spending 10 summers at overnight camp, beginning at age six. Her camp friends all lived on the east coast, and Ma Bell was a costly way to keep in touch between September and June. Her parents gave her a box of stationery, a pen, and a roll of stamps, and most afternoons she shoved her homework aside in favor of penning long letters to her fellow campers and counselor friends.

Over the years Cathy has enlightened countless business leaders and marketing directors on what constitutes effective email marketing and meaningful content. She is known for delivering seminars, webinars, and workshops packed with strategies and ideas that can easily be implemented.

Cathy lives in the Chicago area with her husband Bob, and two overindulged canine companions, Belle and Frankie.

Ready To Talk?

Call us at 847-926-7990
Or email cathyc@ccmarketing-communications.com
We’d love to learn more about your email marketing needs!

CC Marketing and Communications
2549 Waukegan Road
Bannockburn, IL 60015
p: 847-926-7990