Mintz + Hoke Adds: Alyssa Cianciosi, Rachel Edwards and Kristen Forbes

 Alyssa Cianciosi is the agency’s newest account executive. Cianciosi attended Sacred Heart University and graduated with a degree in Communications. She previously worked as an account coordinator with Avid Marketing Group in Rocky Hill. Her responsibilities with Mintz + Hoke include facilitating workflow and approvals while ensuring that client projects are meeting deadlines. She reports to SVP, Director of Client Service Kara Mitchell.

Rachel Edwards is the agency’s newest developer. Edwards has a BA in Graphic/Information Design from Central Connecticut State University and an MA in Liberal Studies with a focus in art from Wesleyan University. She previously worked with Life Publications, The Computer Company and ZAG Interactive. She reports to Director of Digital Technology Kathy Morelli.

Kristen Forbes is the agency’s newest media assistant. She has experience working with Organic Inc. in New York City, Sense Advertising and Marketing in London and iHeartMedia in Hartford. She’s a 2016 graduate from Elon University with a degree in Strategic Communications. As a media assistant she is responsible for the broadcast buys and broadcast promotions for Mohegan Sun and Resorts Casino Hotel. She reports to the company’s Associate Media Director Michelle LaPointe.

“This is an exciting time for the agency as we continue to expand our team,” said President Ron Perine. “Alyssa, Kristen and Rachel bring experience that will help them take on the tough challenges and help our clients win.”

About Mintz + Hoke
We don’t do easy. Mintz + Hoke is in business to help clients win their most difficult marketing battles — using media, strategy, advertising, digital, design, PR and more. We bring equal parts strategy, creativity and data to bear against our clients’ toughest challenges. In addition, Mintz + Hoke Media Only is an independent media planning and buying service that offers more value to a range of clients, both local and national. Mintz + Hoke has been recognized as one of Connecticut's Top Workplaces by the Hartford Courant and FoxCT, as well as the Hartford Business Journal. For more information, visit


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LOCAL NEWS NOTE: Alyssa Cianciosi and Rachel Edwards are currently residents of West Hartford, CT. Kristen Forbes is currently a resident of Granby, CT.




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