Kate Pacholek, 

Assistant AE

Kate is a freelance project manager and consultant with over a decade of combined experience in marketing, advertising, and public relations domains. Her background includes working with a myriad of clients in industries such as travel and hospitality, retail, F&B, CPG, technology, education, non-profit, healthcare and more. 


Over the years, Kate has executed a variety of roles, including management of product and service branding and launch, hotel and restaurant openings, media buying and execution, creation and printing of marketing and materials, promotions, in-store demo planning, trade show planning and execution, and more. She has also been involved in PR strategy and media relations, social media strategy and content creation, media events, grand openings, and national and local influencer marketing and partnerships. She was able to garner press placements for clients in national and local outlets like Daily Herald, Chicago Tribune, Color Lines, Insider, MSN, Forbes, Parents, Reader’s Digest. Kate has also secured numerous awards for clients including The Stella Awards and The Daily Herald Business Ledger Annual Awards for Business Excellence. 

Currently, Kate is a freelance consultant providing support to a number of agencies and managing projects for a variety of clients, such as day-to-day operations, business development, database management, award program, reporting, and assisting AE in managing client accounts. 


2020 Silver Trumpet Award Business to Consumer, Joe's Imports Opening
2020 Silver Trumpet Award Non-Profit, ​Komen Chicago ​Race for the Cure​ Campaign​

2020 Stevie® Award Winner for Agency of the Year

2020 Agency Elite Top 100

2020 National Bulldog PR Awards, Komen Chicago Race for the Cure Campaign

2020 Official Member of the Forbes Agency Council

2020 IPRN (International PR Network) Member

2020 Expertise, Best PR Firms in Chicago

2019 Golden Trumpet Award Winner for Media Relations (Abt Electronics)

2019 Golden Trumpet Award Winner for Advocacy (Komen Chicago)

2019 National Business Enterprise (WBENC) Certified 

2018 Stevie® Award Winner for Women in Business, Entrepreneur of the Year

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