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:
Jim joined AKA in 2016 as Executive Producer bringing his extensive Brand Journalism expertise. His experience in global corporate affairs, video content strategy and broadcast news serves our customers with earned, owned and paid media coverage. His award-winning corporate storytelling accomplishments include work in healthcare, consumer products and charitable foundations. As an alumni of Chicago’s legendary Second City Academy, Jim enjoys using his improvisation skills on productions in the field as well as cooking and traveling.Alternate Job: Chef. Quote to live by: “Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny…” Bruce Springsteen CONNECT:
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 Freelance 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 is a seasoned producer who’s quick on her feet, efficiently adapting in high-profile situations. She’s an avid reader who listens to podcasts at 2x their speed. A die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan, Paige thrives in a city filled with Cubs fans. Her major-brand customers including Ace Hardware, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and many more rave about her creativity, tenacity and her no-nonsense ability to drive results. With her attention to detail and receptive approach, Paige will put you at ease as she works to to bring your social media content, live production, or global corporate social responsibility documentary to life.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:
Social & Media Relations Strategist
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.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.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. Cassie is a product of Second City improv and has appeared live on-stage in Chicago.Little-Known Fact: She rides her bike to work every day like a boss. Hobbies: Web design, songwriting, poetry and international travel. CONNECT:
Strategic Content Coordinator
Camaree is responsible for designing, developing and implementing internal CRM and Business Development Systems at AKA. She also trains and manages a staff of interns specializing in Video Content Production, Video Editing, and Social and Media Relations. Working to get the whole team on board, she collaborates with the staff and leads Interns to accomplish specific tasks for company initiatives.Best Job: AKA Digital Intern, of course! Hobbies: Personal Development, Workplace culture - making sure AKA is the best place to work! CONNECT:
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