Making it in Big Sky: Revolution House Media

Making it in Big Sky: Revolution House Media


BIG SKY– Fueled by a ardour for being open air partnered with a background in public relations, Kate Ketschek started Revolution House Media, an organization devoted to creating recognition and enhancing market share for younger manufacturers. 

For this subject of Making it in Big Sky, we had the chance to talk with Ketschek about her humble beginnings right here in the group and a few of her largest inspirations. 

This sequence is a part of a paid partnership with the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce. The following solutions have been edited for brevity.

Explore Big Sky: When did you first come to Big Sky and what introduced you right here?

Kate Ketschek: I first got here to Big Sky in 1994 to work throughout a summer time in school. I used to be drawn to the mountains and lack of crowds. I discovered Big Sky Resort in a Summer Jobs 1994 e-book and utilized to work on the Huntley [Lodge] entrance desk. I used to be in love with Big Sky after that first summer time, and I returned in 1999 to work in gross sales and advertising and marketing on the resort. While [he was] volunteering in the hearth division, I met my husband, Mike and we married in 2005. In 2007, he bought a job with a fireplace division in New Hampshire and we settled in across the seacoast of New Hampshire, after which Maine. Fortunately in 2015 Big Sky Fire employed him again and we’ve been right here ever since. 

EBS: What’s the perfect factor about working in Big Sky?

KK: Big Sky attracts good and gifted individuals who love the pure panorama of Montana and taking part in exterior. Big Sky has a historical past of being a supportive and giving group—which is required when the city runs on volunteers. I really like the folks I’ve met by means of volunteering through the years, from the hearth division to the chamber to my most up-to-date time with Big Sky Community Organization. Through these organizations, I’ve discovered mentors and individuals who have supplied perception from their previous experiences to assist me develop as a enterprise proprietor. 

EBS: When did you discovered Revolution House Media and what impressed you to take action? 

KK: I based Revolution House Media in 2013. After we had moved again East, I began working with NEMO Equipment, who on the time, was a small start-up in the outside business making revolutionary tents and tenting gear. We had little cash as an organization, so I wore many hats operating advertising and marketing and customer support. I loved the general public relations facet of my work, connecting with journalists to share NEMO’s story and merchandise. After 5 years in home, I knew I needed to do the identical for different smaller manufacturers who had impactful tales or revolutionary merchandise. Today, I work with manufacturers in the outside, way of life and meals industries, together with NEMO. Most of my purchasers I’ve been with for almost a decade or extra, and it’s been an unbelievable feeling of accomplishment to see these startups develop into flourishing manufacturers. 

EBS: What providers does Revolution House Media provide the group? 

KK: RHM works with manufacturers to construct recognition and improve market share by providing public relations and communications providers. We ship quantifiable outcomes by means of media relations, editorial protection, social media administration and strategic partnerships. We additionally host media occasions and practice executives for public talking.  

EBS: You’ve labored with some large names in the world, what attracts you to a sure consumer, or what sort of work excites you most?

KK: I’m captivated with recreating open air, defending public lands, wildlife and entry and sustainability. I search for purchasers that share these passions and are genuine in the best way they wish to use their model voice. I really like the problem of rising a smaller model and being inventive in how we work.

EBS: Where can we discover you whenever you’re not at work? 

KK: When I’m not at work, you’ll find me on the paths! In the winter, snowboarding, after all and all through the remainder of the 12 months, I really like operating with my canine Ramona on the ever-growing community of trails we’ve right here. Each summer time, my daughter Campbell and I’m going backpacking at the least as soon as. This 12 months, we’ve bought permits for Yellowstone National Park; we are able to’t wait! 

EBS: What’s the perfect enterprise recommendation you’ve ever obtained? 

KK: Listen. Surround your self with of us who’re smarter than you and be taught.

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