Katie Hogue

Media Relations Specialist

Katie Hogue, Media Relations Specialist

Katie Hogue is a media relations specialist at Walker Sands working with B2B technology clients  with a focus on fintech, HR tech, enterprise software and professional services. She is responsible for executing media relations campaigns, content development and building thought leadership for clients.

On a day-to-day basis Katie manages reporter relationships and outreach, coordinates interview opportunities, prepares clients for interviews, and researches and submits proposals for speaking opportunities and awards.

Prior to joining Walker Sands, Katie worked on media buying and planning for Starcom Mediavest Group and on the corporate communications team at Ace Hardware. Katie graduated from Indiana University’s media school with highest distinctions and was an executive board member of IU’s PRSSA chapter.

When she is not hard at work securing media opportunities for her clients, you can find her enjoying the great outdoors, reading a good book or eating a bowl of ice cream (no matter the weather).

Q&A with Katie Hogue

What is your favorite book of all time?

That’s a tough one, growing up I loved to read (and re-read) the Eragon series and the Lost World (the sequel to Jurassic park). How can anyone be expected to pick between dinosaurs and dragons?!

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

I don’t live in the city, so when I do make a trip in, it usually is for a tourism! I love museums and Chicago has a great selection so I try to make it to a few every year. The Field Museum has always been my favorite.

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

This is an easy one! I’m not a big coffee drinker but could always eat popcorn, and Garrett’s is the best out there.

One thing people in the world wouldn't know about you?

I once took a fencing class, I actually still have the gear in my basement.

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

Colorado, I love to ski, hike, kayak and be outdoors. I prefer mountains to the beach and would love to live or retire there eventually.

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