Authentic Noise

Agency Overview

At Authentic Noise, we take the non-traditional route defying the rules and pushing creative boundaries. Our industry knowledge combined with our passion for beauty, fashion, and lifestyle businesses make us a fully equipped marketing powerhouse. We believe in our clients’ brand visions and become an extension of each client’s team. We work hard to bring smart, effective strategies to our clients that achieve and surpass goals. Partner with Authentic Noise–together we can make your brand’s visibility skyrocket.

Signature Services


The way we communicate is by listening to your brand needs and goals. Then we plan and develop a strategy that aligns with those goals and generates opportunities.


We partner with our clients and ensure that you and your team are involved as much—or as little—as you want. Our goal is to keep the spirit of collaboration consistent and impactful.

Influencer Marketing

We see the strategy through to completion. Each step of the way, we make sure your strategy is executed flawlessly. We work with your team as well as outside vendors and partners to get it done.

Meet the Founder, Antoinette Ward


Antoinette Ward is a nationally recognized marketing communications strategist and Founder of Authentic Noise. She has been profiled in Refinery29, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Cision, Voyage Chicago and as a featured contributor to Chicago Woman Magazine. With over a decade of experience in marketing communications, Antoinette is a speaker, a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia College Chicago and teaches emerging entrepreneurs Marketing and PR strategies in her online course Authentic Coaching. 

Antoinette’s extensive relationships with Chicago and national media and influencers make her a go-to resource for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle brands. Her ability to recognize undiscovered opportunities gives her clients the edge they desire in elevating their visibility and bottom line. 

Antoinette is currently developing a product for business owners to streamline their marketing communications initiatives.

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