Mintz + Hoke Adds: Samantha Mackowitz, Ashley Champagne, and Katelyn Peterson

After serving as public relations intern this past summer, Samantha Mackowitz joins Mintz + Hoke as public relations assistant. She reports to SVP, Director of Client Services, Kara Mitchell. Her role consists of assisting the public relations team and agency needs, along with maintaining the agency’s social media platforms.  Mackowitz is currently a senior at the University of Connecticut pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Mintz + Hoke adds Ashley Champagne to the team in the new role of content and community strategist. She reports to SVP, Director of Client Services, Kara Mitchell. In a new era of advertising, this role expands the agency’s online content strategies and social media marketing services for clients. Champagne designs and executes content and social media plans with clients while analyzing and optimizing online performance. Champagne has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master’s degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and is currently working on a Ph.D. in English from UCSB. She has 8 years of experience in content development, publicity management and social media engagement from previous work with The Transcriptions Research Center at UCSB and 

After six months serving Mintz + Hoke as a design intern and freelance graphic artist, Katelyn Peterson has joined the agency’s creative team as junior art director. She reports to Creative Director Grant Sanders. Her responsibilities include developing creative concepts and executing design and communications projects. She works with clients including Goldline, Turning Stone Resort Casino, and My Place CT, Connecticut’s information hub for in-home care. Peterson has a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Central Connecticut State University. 

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:  Samantha Mackowitz is currently a resident of Storrs, CT. Ashley Champagne is currently a resdient of West Hartford, CT. Katelyn Peterson is currently a resident of Avon, CT.

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