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Katie Keating

Katie loves to talk about brand strategy, marketing, social media, leadership, technology, and artificial Intelligence.

About Me

I’m a brand executive, mid-century design enthusiast, patented inventor, and proud Latina. I break ground in new territories, see opportunity in the unknown, and rise to the challenge of doing what hasn't been done before. Some of my greatest hits have been launching the first iPhone, reinventing brand for a $1B health tech vertical, and scaling IBM's corporate social practice to be recognized as the most engaged B2B brand.


Executive Director, Brand Marketing at IBM

Oct 2020 — Present

New York, NY

Head of Brand, Watson Health at IBM

Feb 2019 — Oct 2020

New York, NY

Head of Corporate Social Media at IBM

Sep 2013 — Feb 2019

New York, NY

Social Strategist at IBM

May 2010 — Sep 2013

Chicago, IL

Account Executive at FleishmanHillard

May 2008 — May 2010

Los Angeles, CA

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"Chip and Jo" of Brand Fixer Uppers

I revitalize brands in need of updating, renovation or total overhaul. I've worked primarily in the high tech space and can consult on anything from brand strategy, positioning, competitive analysis, design, messaging and vendors.

Social Media for Values-Driven Brands

I led corporate social media for one of the most respected brands in the world. I can consult on how to leverage current and emerging channels to protect the things about your brand that make it unique, while translating your value proposition into compelling content for social.

Get ready for the executive ranks

If you're looking to take the next step in your career, I can advise on how to ascend the corporate ladder. I'm an executive at one of the largest tech companies in the world and would love to share what I've learned along the way.

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