About Us

We are a full-service food and beverage marketing communications agency. Since 1989 we have focused 100-percent on delivering media relations, event management, trade, foodservice and consumer education, and sales promotion support to food and beverage brands, commodity associations, and wine appellations worldwide.

With our exclusive focus on the food and beverage sector, our team is extremely well connected to the food and beverage media – consumer and trade, national and key market, print, digital and broadcast – and to influencer groups whose opinions create and sustain trends. This national network of media and influencer contacts, combined with our breadth and depth of experience in food and beverage communications, is a powerful competitive advantage for our clients, lending unusual credibility to our clients’ marketing messages and gaining valuable access to trade and consumer media.

Karen MacKenzie
Founder and President

An internationally respected food and beverage marketing communicator, Karen founded her own food marketing business in 1989 in New York City following a rapid rise at Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations, Bozell Worldwide, and the NBC television affiliate in Boston. A past president of Les Dames d’Escoffier, San Francisco chapter, Karen is actively involved with the Society of Wine Educators and the International Foodservice Editorial Council. She frequently lectures on food and beverage public relations for colleges and industry groups nationwide.

Karen serves as a judge of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook Awards, considered the gold standard in the culinary industry. She is a recipient of the Clarion Award, bestowed annually by Women in Communications, recognizing the top journalists, writers and communicators in the United States. She has been at the agency helm for virtually every Public Relations industry recognition of excellence, including an unprecedented seven Kraft Creativity Awards, the Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil Award, as well as several Big Apple Awards for PRSA, New York Chapter.