Kelli Hartsock-Packer,

Senior Strategist

Kelli Hartsock-Packer is a PR professional with nearly a decade of public relations experience, living and breathing the B2C space, specializing in food/beverage, hospitality and health/wellness lifestyle communications. Her expertise lies within strategic planning and media relations, as well as creative content creation, brand ambassadorships, and event management.


Currently, Kelli is an independent public relations strategist and media relations expert, managing a number of local and national clients. Some of her notable media placements include: The New York Times, TIME magazine, USA Today, Travel + Leisure, Men's Health, Women's Health, Working Mother, Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, to name a few.


In past positions, she has supported multiple U.S.-based hotel, resort, and restaurant openings, and brand /product launches, as well as managed and a number of high-profile spokesperson campaigns for major CPG brands, with house-hold names such as Bob Harper of "The Biggest Loser", Miranda Cosgrove of "iCarly," American Idol, Jordin Sparks and Marcus Samuelsson of "Top Chef Masters.”. Additionally, Kelli has also worked with a number of leading CPG health brands and products in the fitness and wellness spaces. Some of her past clients include Burger King, Curio By Hilton, Kraft Foods, Marriott Hotels, Morton's Steak House, NBTY: Osteo Bi-Flex, Optimum Nutrition, Pycnogenol, and Quaker Oats.

Outside of the office, Kelli is an active member of Camp Campbell - an organization of Campbell Soup Co., comprised of professional and influential women in food and business. She also lectures at Columbia College Chicago, sharing public relations best practices and trends, as well as personal brand marketing insights.


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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