Peppercomm Names Jacqueline Kolek Managing Director
Kolek leads high-level client counseling across a diverse group of accounts and established the firm’s social media and digital offerings.
Peppercomm, an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm, has promoted Jacqueline Kolek to the role of managing director. Kolek leads high-level client counseling across a diverse group of accounts and established the firm’s social media and digital offerings. She has deep expertise in helping clients in the B2B space and those in highly-regulated industries to leverage integrated communications offerings to drive business goals. She was also instrumental in the firm’s recent acquisition of Walek & Associates and oversaw the integration and development of WalekPeppercomm, a specialty group within Peppercomm with deep financial services PR, capital markets and IR expertise.
Kolek, a partner with the company, has been with Peppercomm for 14 years, joining the firm as an account supervisor. Since then, she has won and grown multiple accounts in the financial services and business-to-business/industrial sectors with clients such as Pershing, LLC, Sterling Bancorp and the Financial Accounting Foundation. She also helped design Peppercomm’s CrisisRx service offering, where she leads crisis simulation and preparedness workshops with clients to develop and test crisis processes.
In addition to client work and new business development, Kolek also leads the firm’s internal marketing team, driving media relations, sponsorships, website design and content creation platforms for Peppercomm.
“Jackie is a great example of Peppercomm’s focus on investing in and developing our top talent. Her promotion reflects her unparalleled ability to manage up, down and across the firm,” said Steve Cody, co-founder and managing partner, Peppercomm. “She embraces our philosophy of listening to audiences to bring success for her clients and the agency.”
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Peppercomm, Inc., an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco and London, prides itself on listening first, last and always. The firm’s tagline: “Listen. Engage. Repeat.” emphasizes the unique approach Peppercomm takes in understanding exactly how a client can engage in authentic conversations with its audience. Peppercomm was ranked No. 1 in Crain’s New York Business Best Places to Work 2012, is currently ranked number 30 on a national industry list by PRWeek, and was a finalist for the 2012 PR Week Midsize Agency of the Year. More information about the agency may be found at its new website http://www.peppercomm.com.