Our Approach

We work with INTEGRITY.

The finished product we provide our clients is EXCELLENT – creative, accurate, and targeted.

Our offerings are DIVERSE, completely tailored to our clients’ needs.  We believe the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and COLLABORATE with our clients and strategic partners.

We add value through a THOUGHTFUL, STRATEGIC approach.  We provide recommendations and insight in addition to seamless EXECUTION.


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Our Approach

Our Story


Meet the Team

You've got to meet these people.  Seriously.

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Bekah Carlson

Bekah spent over a dozen years in corporate real estate marketing for an investment firm. Then she worked on side projects outside of that realm, from gaming to men's underwear development to restaurant concept work, and discovered a passion for developing the strategy and marketing fundamentals that can grow all businesses.

Bekah is also a real estate managing broker, past president of NICAR (the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors), and a frequent guest on the Fried on Business podcast.

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Melissa Fuller

Melissa Fuller lives in Madison, WI.  She is a nanny and an unschooling mom with one fantastic kiddo.  Melissa is a social media maven and blogger, working with real estate and small business clients to develop messaging and materials for ongoing social media campaigns.  Her background includes education (she has her teaching certificate), veterinary medicine and a ton of specialized learning.  You can follow Single Mom Unschooling on Facebook and Instagram.

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Bre Kingsley

Bre is a creative spirit with a deep love of designing and creating impeccable work for her clients. Her career has included work at a marketing firm as a National Sales Director. She has designed numerous campaigns in the beauty, personal care, and wellness industries. Additionally, her passion for wellness and serving others continues through her company, Oil Artisans.

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Kristy Nickol

Kristy wears many hats. At Carlson Integrated, she is the master of e-blasts and editing. When she's not conquering email communication, Kristy is a licensed hairstylist, an English teacher and a full-time mom to 2.5 kids (#3 comes soon!) and 2 furry children. Kristy hails from the Chicagoland area and loves summertime in the city!

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Riley Counihan

Riley Counihan is a passionate marketing professional. She recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Cum Laude, with a B.B.A. in marketing and management minor. Riley has had experience working in social media marketing for several non-profits, including Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. Riley is excited to launch her post-grad career by learning even more about the ins and outs of digital marketing. Riley loves Dunkin’ iced coffee, handwritten letters, and posting on her cooking-in-quarantine Instagram account.

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Kim Strout

Kim has worked in a variety of fields over the years: retail, staffing agency, investment firm, hospital, and a newly opened chiropractic office. Her background includes administration, small business operations and HR. Kim loves helping people and groups working together.  She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is mother of three energetic children. Kim and her family love spending time outdoors, reading, and creative cooking.

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Hoku Alapai

Hoku is an administrative guru with a passion for serving others. She is an adventurous spirit, avid fitness enthusiast, powerlifter, who enjoys hiking, camping and most water activities. Her experience in a variety of industries and attention to detail makes her a great addition to our team.

Our Collaborative Partners

Creative.  Innovative.  Memorable.  That's how my companies have always viewed the branded products  from Amy Bossov and her team at Yes Promotions.  Fast.  Responsive.  Incredible follow up.  Those are the elements that have made working with Amy an absolute dream and I am thrilled she is part of this collaboration.

Open Slate's Michael Millar and Allison Millar developed their PR and marketing company to get the right message out to the right audience in the right manner at the right time. I've gotten to work with them developing media/social media strategy, strategizing thought leadership pieces.  They can also be seen every January hosting the real estate forecast conference in Chicago!

I've known Adam Ekstein, Founder of Real Site Video, easily for a decade.  With great curiosity, I watched as he transitioned from a career as a successful commercial real estate broker into a passionate marketer.  He is a drone pilot, a high-end commercial photographer, and his corporate and leasing video products are exemplary.