Andrew founded AKA MEDIA INC in 1998 after seven years of agency life working for major public relations firms. As Executive Producer and CEO, he lives by the motto “The show must go on!” He enjoys consulting with our clients who rely on Andrew’s 20 years of experience working for many of the world’s most respected brands to help shape video, radio, web, TV and social media campaigns.Quote to live by: “Do or do not. There is no try” — Yoda Alternate Job: I’m handy and creative. I could be a creative handyman. CONNECT:
Tim is the president and co-founder of AKA MEDIA INC but most of us call him “Batman.” He executes high-profile, high-difficulty live productions with a reputation for flawlessness. Tim joined AKA in 1999, after five years at Fleishman-Hillard in St. Louis. His 20 years of experience developing and executing multi-faceted public relations programs provides tremendous value for our clients.Quote to live by: “Take your head out of your ass and pay attention to what you are doing” -- Unknown Alternate Job: Indiana Jones CONNECT:
Sarah is the main client contact for a wide range of productions including satellite media tours, live-streaming events and multi-platform video content. She is known for “calming the chaos” on high-profile digital and broadcast campaigns for Fortune 100 brands, and her red velvet cupcakes are out of this world!
Before joining AKA in 2006, Sarah worked for Arthur Agency, a digital advertising firm. She was the president of her PRSSA chapter at Southern Illinois University where she graduated with a B.S in Public Relations.Hobbies: I love the outdoors - hiking, skiing, camping - you name it! Recently, my husband and I started dabbling in our new vegetable garden in the hopes that our daughter will realize veggies are where it’s at! Little-Known Fact: I was an on-air DJ for the SIUC student radio station, WIDB. My roommate and I had
Seven-year old Alison developed her storytelling skills sitting around campfires sharing ghost stories and s’mores. She parlayed her storytelling skills into an acting degree from Northwestern, which turned into a journalism career as a reporter for TV stations in Washington State, Washington D.C. and Chicago before joining Edelman Worldwide as an Executive Producer.
As a Senior Producer at AKA, our clients rely on Alison’s “insider view” to craft captivating stories. Her award-winning productions for our Healthcare, Consumer and Corporate clients include ambitious global productions and billions of media impressions.Fun Fact: Obsessed with craft ice creams, Alison is embarrassed to admit she once paid $14 for a pint! Hobbies: Making homemade ice cream; her favorite flavor is backyard mint chocolate chip
Paige works with clients to develop and execute campaigns including B-Roll packages, social media content and corporate productions. She is on hand to guide clients through the process from scriptwriting through the final output and everything in between. As a member of the Digital Team, she manages SMNR design and social media distribution.
Paige joined AKA after graduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with both a B.A. in Radio-Television with an emphasis in News Broadcastingand a B.S. in Speech Communication with an emphasis in PR.Quote to Live By: "You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm." – Colette Meet Anyone Alive or Dead: I’d conduct a focus group with Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Notorious B.I.G, Eminem, and Madonna. Why you ask? Can you imagine the conversations to be had with this group of music revolutionaries? Me neither, that’s why I want to find out. CONNECT:
Media Relations Manager
Vince brings more than 20 years of TV experience to his position as Media Relations Manager. He consults with clients on the best strategy for a successful media campaign. In addition, he supervises pitching for projects, including satellite media tours, radio media tours, B-Roll packages and public service announcements. His relationships with news producers nationwide help get our stories on the air from NY to LA and everywhere in-between.
Before joining the AKA team, Vince was a Writer/Segment Producer for WBBM-TV (CBS) in Chicago and worked for Tribune Media, WGN and CLTV.Little-Known Fact: I worked as a stuntman in the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
Myles, a seasoned AKAer, is a skilled editor and motion graphics artist. He works on a range of projects - from public service announcements & commercials to corporate videos to sizzle reels - infusing them all with energy and style. He is not just as an editor, but a storyteller, taking a client’s idea and using his vision to transform it into a compelling video.
Before joining the AKA team, Myles was an editor at Film & Tape Works.Quote to live by: I don’t always play Settlers of Catan, but when I do, I lie about what resources I have… Little-Known Fact: I play Settlers of Catan. CONNECT:
Kate, who joined the AKA team in 2005, uses her editing and motion graphics skills to cut a variety of projects including how-to videos, sizzle reels and social media content. She loves flexing her creative muscles by taking raw elements and shaping them into authentic digital videos.
Prior to AKA, Kate was a Producer at Chicago-based Manning Productions and a Web Project Manager at Console Inc. in San Diego.Quote to live by: “Collect moments not things.” Hobbies: Exploring the wilds of the U.S. on road trips with my family in our pop-up camper,
Cassie’s versatility is amazing. She maintains strong confidence under pressure during our live event streams and has piloted a vessel on the Chicago River with more than 100 passengers. As a motion graphics and video editor, she uses her creative and technical skills, combined with her passion for human-interest storytelling and do-good volunteerism, to inspire her narrative work.
Prior to joining AKA, Cassie served as a creative writer for the San Jose Group multicultural advertising agency, worked as a PA on commercial shoots and short films, and assembled Zacuto brand rigs.Little-Known Facts: She rides her bike to work every day like a boss. Through four summer seasons,
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