About My Work
I have over a decade of strategic communications experience at some of the top independent public relations agencies in the country, including OLSON Engage in Chicago and Los Angeles, and DKC in New York. In 2016, I launched Amy Kaske Berger PR and Communications Consulting, working with consumer brands eager to raise awareness in the marketplace.
Prior to starting my own PR and Communications consultancy, I was a Director at OLSON Engage where I led strategic programming for top-performing consumer brands including Wrigley (Orbit gum, Extra gum, Juicy Fruit gum), SkinnyPop, Quaker, Old Navy, Kayak.com, Naked Juice, TiVo, and others. Here, I designed strategic PR programming, including media strategy and outreach, influencer and celebrity partnerships, event development, account and project management, social media marketing, and reputation management. As a manager, I implemented and oversaw cross-discipline, interagency teams, internal agency team development and mentoring and hiring initiatives.
Before joining OLSON Engage, I developed programming at DKC in New York City, where I managed lifestyle and hospitality clients including Peroni, Dylan’s Candy Bar, Gen Art, FTD.com, Hotel Victor and Sagamore Hotel. I oversaw client participation and celebrity attendance at high-profile events such as New York Fashion Week, South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and The New York Stock Exchange, in addition to red carpets and product launch events.
Prior to DKC, I managed Kate Spade’s flagship retail store in New York’s Soho neighborhood, developing a roster of personal clients and managing in-store PR and event logistics.
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Outside of Work
Here are five things that make me smile:
I love to travel and have visited 21 countries, but love visiting wine regions the most- I've been to over 100 wineries. The most memorable region for me was Bordeaux, France.
I'm wild about vintage clothes and jewelry and maintain a collection from a variety of thrift shops and vintage stores. In high school I was voted "Most Likely to Shop at Salvation Army" which was actually a compliment in my world.
From living in big cities, I have an obsession with making and receiving referrals and recommendations. I'm thrilled when something I've recommended can make someone's life easier.
I love to cook and bake. My favorite recipes come from Smitten Kitchen, What Gaby's Cooking, and Gimme Some Oven.
I'm passionate about moms and babies. I aim to support parents and families through my work whenever I can.