Vivid Ascent

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Vivid Ascent
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Founded 2009
Headquarters Chicago
Key People Raymond W. Carmichael
Products Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing Communications, Management Consulting, Event Management, Crisis Communications

Vivid Ascent was an integrated marketing company. The company was founded in 2009 by Dan O'Brien, the former president of Brand Clariti and Ray Carmichael, owner and CEO of Strategics, a 20-year old integrated marketing agency specializing in public relations.[1] The firm closed in 2012 and reverted its name to a predecessor firm, Strategics, Inc.


Strategics, Inc. is an integrated marketing consultancy representing national and international companies. It is owned by Ray Carmichael, a former head of corporate communications at the Chicago Board of Trade. The firm's areas of expertise include public relations, advertising, marketing communications, management consulting, event management and crisis communications. The firm serves companies in the financial, professional, technology, faith-based and non-profit sectors.

Products and Services

  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Marketing Communications
  • Management Consulting
  • Event Management
  • Crisis Communications

Key People

Clients - Current And Former


  1. About Us. Vivid Ascent.
  2. Our Clients. Vivid Ascent.