Kate, an award-winning entrepreneur, is the founder, owner and president of Image Marketing Consultants. A successful marketing and public relations strategist, national public speaker, and philanthropic leader, Kate started the company in 2007 after leading multiple marketing teams for national brands including General Motors, Marriott, and CocoKey Water Resorts. She negotiated multi-mullion dollar contracts with entities such as Radio City Music Hall, the NY Jets, Lincoln Center and more.
The initial client focus of IMC was helping major brands manage their event marketing, but soon transitioned to encompass all aspects of marketing, including advertising and public relations. Under Kate’s stewardship, the company has been one of the most sought-after lifestyle marketing agencies in New England for the last ten years, consistently cited as an industry leader by such entities as the Hartford Business Journal. The firm celebrated its 10th anniversary in March 2017 and employs ten full-time professionals on its team.
In addition to her role at IMC, Kate has been a member of the executive board of the Southington Chamber of Commerce for five years and currently serves as the Chairman. She also served as President of her local Rotary Club, is on the Board of Directors for the United Way and Junior Women’s Club, and is active in many industry associations and trade groups.
Kate was honored as one of Connecticut’s “40 Under Forty” winners in the Hartford Business Journal in 2011, and again by Connecticut Magazine in 2016. She has been featured in numerous articles on marketing entrepreneurship and regularly makes TV appearances for her clients. She considers one of her greatest achievement to be the birth of her son, who arrived fifteen weeks prematurely weighing 1lb, and who, through the support of many friends, relatives and organizations such as the March of Dimes, is now thriving. Over the last twelve months, Kate has led efforts that raised in excess of $120,000 for the March of Dimes.
Kate attended Clark University, where she studied American Government and Organizational Communications.
Jenna manages creative processes for clients of Image Marketing Consultants from logo design and branding guidelines to print and digital publishing. Her eye for design and advanced artistic skills is used on national projects for such national companies as Centennial and Bricks & Minifigs, and locally for Winterberry Gardens, Connecticut Post Mall, and the Town of Southington. Jenna is a double-degree graduate of Marist College, where she studied studio art and digital media with a concentration in graphic design. Though she credits her career path to a lifelong love of doodling, she also enjoys country music concerts and spending time with her favorite husky, Max.
Edyta had a love for design from a very early age—which she discovered when she was constantly disciplined for drawing on the walls of her home in Poland. That passion for design came with her first to the U.S., and then to Image Marketing Consultants, where she now uses her attention to detail to design websites, create advertising layouts, manage digital assets, and develop promotional collateral. Edyta has a degree from Central Connecticut State University in Graphic Information Design, with a minor in Business and a concentration in Marketing. Off-hours she enjoys photography and photo editing, frequently using her dog, Moe, as a subject.
Social Media Coordinator
Alexa’s current position as the agency’s social media guru, allows her to work with all the major platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. She has created social media-related material for Winterberry Gardens, Vesta Corporation, and Centennial, helping to build client recognition and advance their reputations. In addition, Alexa uses her creativity and awareness of current trends to create client newsletters and blogs, a function she also directs for IMC. A graduate of Quinnipiac University, Alexa studied Public Relations and Entrepreneurship. When time allows, she will most likely be found on a connecting flight between one country and another.
Junior Graphic Designer
Erica’s path to graphic design was paved by early success when her first business venture, a greeting card business on Etsy, fared very well. Since then she has expanded into many other design genres for Image Marketing Consultants, including Facebook banners, e-newsletters, promotional flyers, and print marketing. Erica is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Graphic Information Design, and a minor in Communications. She enjoys shopping, and spending time with family and friends, but most importantly her pugs.
Sara traces her interest in writing to a newspaper article that was written about one of her equestrian competitions in the past. As she recalls, it was very poorly written–which inspired her to pursue a degree in journalism. Sara’s contributions to
Image Marketing Consultants include preparing
press releases, blogs, and all forms of written communications, to which she brings precision and creativity. Her degree is from Quinnipiac University, where she continued on for a Master’s degree in Print Journalism. She still rides horses, enjoys relaxing at the beach, loves to travel–and enjoys writing about all three.
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