Kate Nettenstrom

Account Executive

Kate Nettenstrom, Walker Sands

Kate is an account executive working with B2B brands in the Walker Sands marketing technology practice area, including Infogroup and PureCars. She is responsible for managing media relations and content marketing campaigns to help clients achieve their objectives of brand awareness, improved credibility and lead generation. To make the magic happen, Kate leads an incredible team of media relations specialists to secure print, digital and broadcast coverage that helps to accomplish her clients’ goals and promote their expertise to engaged, relevant audiences.

Experience working in editorial and media relations enables Kate to develop relevant and newsworthy story ideas to promote  her clients’ messaging, thought leaders and internal data. Kate has a strong background in media relations, writing and reporting due in part to her bachelor’s of science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University with an additional certificate in integrated marketing and communications.

Beyond B2B tech, Kate’s other passions include incredibly large dogs, coffee/chocolate/beer, extreme wanderlust and indie rock of the angry girl persuasion. 

Q&A with Kate Nettenstrom

What is your favorite book of all time?

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Brothers Karamazov, The Catcher In The Rye, Paper Towns, there's too many!

Would you rather have the office stocked 24/7 with Starbucks coffee or Garrett's popcorn?

Popcorn, hands down.

What TV or movie character best exemplifies you and why?

Rory Gilmore might have been a significant reason why I went to journalism school...

What is your favorite place in Chicago that isn't a typical tourist destination?

The Map Room -- awesome atmosphere, great beer selection, good music and close to home.

If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you live?

Padua, Italy is paradise for me. After studying abroad there, it is my mission to get back and stay as long as possible.

The funniest thing to ever happen to you at Walker Sands was?

My funniest moment at Walker Sands was when everyone realized that I was the "assassin" during an office happy hour game. It was so hard to not give myself away sooner!

One thing people wouldn't know about you is:

People may not know that I love elephants and have since I was a kid. How do you not love super smart, gentle giants?

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