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Kitchen Table Marketing is a woman-owned, women-run strategic and creative communications agency based in Newport Beach, California. We’re different — and better — because we combine big agency strategy with small agency service and start-up energy. We’re proud to work across industry sectors — an intentional decision that allows us to be more creative, more connected and more effective for our clients. Each member of the Kitchen Table team is handpicked to be a perfect fit for our culture, where passion rules. We love what we do, we work hard, and we deliver the best service and results in the business.

the kitchen table story

Kitchen Table Marketing began at a kitchen table in Newport Beach, California. Where Carrie Williams-Freitas — a 20-year veteran of Fortune 500 PR, marketing, advertising and branding — came to realize that other businesses, large and small, could benefit from her passion and expertise for all things marketing.

why do we call ourselves kitchen table?

Because often, that’s the place where the best things in life begin. The Kitchen Table is where the family congregates to share stories about the day. It’s where new ideas are born, sometimes in the middle of the night, and enterprises launched. It’s where a President convenes his most trusted advisors. And now, it’s where communications strategy – and brand awareness and affinity – for your company will flourish.

The Kitchen Table Marketing team designs marketing communications campaigns – spanning PR, traditional marketing, brand-building, advertising…the whole gamut – that get the media, consumers, influencers, and allied businesses talking about our valued clients’ companies and brands around the kitchen table. The place where most influencing, word-of-mouth “selling,” and brand-building is done – from friend to friend, kid to parent, wife to husband, colleague to colleague. If you’re a business-to-business firm, we can positively impact your business, too. That’s where we take the conversation from the kitchen table to the boardroom table. As seasoned pros and dedicated client servants (yes, we said it), we’re comfortable at any table. And you’ll be comfortable at ours.
We’ve saved a seat at the table for YOU. Like any good host – and, in this case, trusted marketing communications advisor – we’ll make you feel at home, taken care of, and part of our family. So pull up a chair. It’s time to begin the conversation. Welcome to Kitchen Table Marketing.

meet our team

Carrie Williams-Freitas

Carrie is a 28-year PR + Marketing veteran who was reared in the “Big Agency” world, representing Fortune 100 and 500 firms (Target, Pepsi, Ford, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nestle) — until she figured out a better way to serve clients. She launched her well-respected strategic communications consultancy in 1996, delivering big ideas and results to regional and local companies of all types. She then founded Kitchen Table Marketing + PR in 2010 to bring high-impact marketing communications to an expanding roster of clients. She continues to provide senior-level strategy to every client, every project, every day. When she’s not working, she’s thinking about work — and also enjoys spending time with her family and lending her time and talents to the community through the Newport Harbor High School Educational Foundation and other nonprofits. Carrie is a Newport Beach native and currently resides there with her husband and two daughters.

Miki Akil

Miki oversees KTM’s account teams, guiding both strategy and execution to produce results that support the business goals of each client. She is an expert in guiding the creation of traditional PR, marketing, event and social media campaigns that deliver strong analytics and bottom-line results. Miki began her career at a public relations and brand management firm in Los Angeles, working with major talent in the television, film, music and sports industries. After relocating to Orange County, she began working with clients spanning a range of industries including major national and regional companies in commercial real estate, finance, healthcare, retail and the arts. She is a native Texan and currently resides in Costa Mesa.


Jordan Kruk

Jordan leverages her experience in media relations, digital media, influencer relations and event promotion on behalf of KTM’s clients. Her no-stone-unturned approach to media relations and client service rings tremendous value to her work across the agency’s roster, which includes restaurants, retail centers, nonprofits, real estate and hospitality clients. Jordan leads the firm’s social media department and manages social media for retail, education and commercial real estate clients across all major platforms. Prior to KTM, Jordan represented commercial real estate, retail and finance clients. She is a graduate of Cal State Fullerton’s renowned PR program, a native of Huntington Beach and currently resides in Costa Mesa.

Becca Stonebraker

Becca’s passion for PR, talent for storytelling, and attention to detail allow her to deliver exceptional service and results to clients. Becca began her professional career at a Los Angeles television network, where she worked with the promotions and marketing team — and now brings that expertise to KTM. She is a graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, earning a degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Becca is a SoCal native and currently resides in OC.

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