Meet Our Staff: Katie Sells

We’re proud to have a ton of talented employees at Access Emanate and we’d love for you to get to know them. Here’s a quick Q&A with Senior Account Executive Katie Sells from our San Francisco office.

Where are you from and what brought you to Access Emanate?

I am from Bellevue, Washington and I went to college at Santa Clara University. After graduating, I moved to San Francisco and was quickly caught up in the crazy world of tech PR. I joined Access Emanate just over a year and a half ago and I haven’t looked back since.

Your role at Access Emanate includes:

I am a Senior Account Executive at AEC. I support the media relations and account management for three of our tech accounts. What I love about my role at AEC is that every day is different! I also place executives as speakers at top-tier conferences, submit my clients for awards, facilitate byline development and placement, and execute thought leadership campaigns around client surveys and reports.

What inspires you throughout the day?
I am constantly inspired by what I see on social media. Whether that inspiration is for a pitch, a vacation destination to add to my bucket list, home décor, or an outfit for our holiday party. I love to follow the trends on Twitter or scroll through Instagram for ideas.

What brand do you think gets PR right and why?

I think IBM Watson does an amazing job at PR and I would love to be a fly on the wall during one of their brainstorms. From creating the perfect BBQ sauce to dressing Karolina Kurkova at the Met Gala, I think their campaigns are creative and consumer-friendly, while also showcasing IBM’s innovation and tech prowess.

If you could grab a drink with anyone from any point in history, who would it be and what would you talk about?

I would love to grab a drink with Isadora Duncan, the woman who founded modern dance. I would like to hear about her experience as a dancer in the early 1900s and to discuss dance as a form of self-expression and therapy.

What’s one thing about you that might surprise people?

My family raises oysters in Hood Canal, Washington.

What are you passionate about pursuing outside of work?

I am passionate about supporting the arts. I trained in classical ballet at the Pacific Northwest Ballet while I was growing up and was a dance major in college. I don’t get to dance as often as I would like to but I love to attend dance and theatre performances of any kind. Fortunately there are so many good ones here in San Francisco!

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Senior Account Executive, Las Vegas native and puppy enthusiast.

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