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Akrete: Business, Articulated

909 Davis St., Fifth flr., Evanston, IL 60201

847/892-6082; fax: 847/556-0738



Content, PR, marketing and social media for the financial services, commercial real estate and cannabis industries.

Employees: 10. Founded: 2011.

Agency Statement:

Your business, articulated. Your impact, magnified. We know your industry, your terminology, and your clients in the commercial real estate, financial services, cannabis and related industries. Team Akrete delivers the most senior team with the deepest expertise of any agency team in the nation within these industries of focus. Our clients can trace significant business results and closed deals to our services including content creation, public relations, marketing and social media services.

We aren’t all things to all industries; we are a specialized team that delivers results because we swim in the waters of our clients, and we live and breathe these industries all day long. We partner regularly with other more generalist agencies to deliver stellar results, many times coming in as pinch hitters or ghostwriters who “get it.”

There’s no ramp-up with Team Akrete. Our team of writers, marketers and public relations consultants immediately apply our experience to bring client growth stories alive. Whether it’s a social campaign driving leads from LinkedIn or securing a front-page cover story in Crains Chicago Business, we lean on our knowledge and experience to transform good ideas into results that drive business expansion.

We offer content creation, public relations, marketing and social media services, all informed by strategy developed leveraging our deep knowledge, experience and track record. The senior experience level of our team means that no content is too complex; we understand our audiences, how they relate to one another and who is selling to whom. As such, we can combine offerings that are more than the sum of their parts, to create campaigns that magnify the impact of your organization.

As part of our core focus on real estate and the built environment, we also offer deep experience promoting and developing marketing for #proptech, architecture, construction, financing, brokerage, investment management and other related disciplines. We have experience in all property types including traditional sectors like office, industrial, retail, hotel, healthcare and multifamily—as well as specialized sub-sectors like workforce housing, medical office, manufactured housing communities, cold storage and self-storage.

We’ve taken our expertise launching real estate and property technology companies and are applying it to one of the world’s fastest growing industries: cannabis. Our services in the cannabis industry are based on experience with a vertically integrated adult use and medical cannabis company in Massachusetts as well as several ancillary services providers. We publish a weekly industry newsletter every Friday and provide specialized cannabis industry services including investor relations and communications, public and media relations, full-service social media content and channel management, political communications, marketing strategy, website and email newsletter content generation and distribution services, company and industry event presence, speechwriting and more. We are a part of the social equity cannabis community, and actively support other women-owned and minority-owned businesses in this space.

Key professionals include Margy Sweeney, founder & CEO, and leaders including Patricia Agos, Sophie Bartolotta, Lana Demyanyk, Brian Greenberg, Amanda Hargrove, Jennifer Harris, Lisa Karel, Leslie Kaufman, Donna McSorley, Becky Reno, Daisy Simmons, Nicole Stenclik, Morgan Sweeney and Aleks Walker

Clients Include:

Alliant Credit Union
Area Development Magazine
Burwood Group
Cannabis Facility Construction
Design Construction Concepts
Drawbridge Community Revitalization Foundation
Grupo Ferré Rangel
The Goldie Initiative
Golub & Company
KeyBanc Capital Markets
KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Key Private Bank
Kingbird Investment Management
Maverick Commercial Mortgage
Mosaic Construction
Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – Chicago
Verdara Technologies, Inc.
Wright Heerema Architects

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