I work in our Public Relations team and I’m also an Account Director, so I’m a publicist who runs a tight ship! I work primarily on the Illinois Office of Tourism and Firefly Grill accounts, and I’m also helping manage the Illinois Governor’s Conference for Travel and Tourism.

I love helping you tell your story--whether it’s through a snappy video, curated Instagram, targeted media pitch or an integrated marketing campaign. When I was nine, I single-handedly wrote, edited and produced a weekly newspaper for my class. I’ve been a storyteller ever since.

Come to me with your questions about destination marketing, PR and media relations or social media. I’ll do my best to help, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll know someone in the TimeZoneOne team who does.

One of my favorite aspects of working at TZO is collaborating with such a smart and diversely-talented team. We work in an industry that is constantly changing and because of our specialized team members, someone is always up-to-date on the latest trends and insights—whether it’s a change in a Facebook algorithm or new regulation on email marketing. We truly function as a full-service agency.

I thrive on new experiences and fresh perspectives, which stems from my love of travel and learning. I love that every day here presents a new challenge.

I adore traveling. Growing up I was fortunate to have the opportunity to travel often. The world is an incredible place and I think it’s so important to take time to appreciate it and experience other cultures. My other passions are spending time with my family (they are the best!), running, and enjoying a good Manhattan.

Recent Projects with Colleen

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The Field Museum, Illinois

Marketing Destinations/ Digital Marketing

Illinois Social Media

We’ve had the pleasure of marketing some of the world’s most spectacular visitor destinations here at TimeZoneOne. But the opportunity to drive travel in Illinois, the home of our headquarters and so many of our team? That’s a dream—and you’ve got to pursue your dreams.

ROUTE 66 CASE STUDY IMAGESArtboard 1

Marketing Destinations/ Experiences & Events

Route 66 Activation in London

The first stage of a traveler’s decision-making journey is “dream”. They need to be inspired with something that gives them a taste of a destination. Coming up with new ways to do that is a challenge—but we found a winner when we brought a little of Route 66 to London’s Regent Street Motor Show.

Solar Eclipse Illinois 2017

Marketing Destinations/ Experiences & Events

Total Solar Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, nearly 200,000 people traveled to Southern Illinois to experience total darkness in the middle of the day. It was the first solar eclipse in nearly 40 years, and NASA identified the Carbondale area and the village of Makanda as the best place to see it!

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