Focused on three industries (real estate + proptech, financial services and cannabis), we are a national marketing, PR and digital content agency that goes “all-in” to help our clients grow and prosper.  A woman-owned business founded in 2011, our name – Akrete – is derived from ‘accretion,’ an accounting term for business growth.  Our goal is always to apply our marketing, communications and digital expertise to help you write your business growth story and make it real.

Our specialization in three industries is narrow, yet our service offerings are broad.  We go deep in industries, then within those sectors, we provide a full range of marketing and communications disciplines.

We organize our services into five categories as follows:

  • Public Relations: Full-service content strategy, public relations, media outreach and communications
  • Marketing: Content-rich marketing from collateral to ads, campaigns to conferences
  • Social Media: Content, strategy, community management, campaigns optimized for your industry

We go all in for our clients, combining high-touch service with experienced teams.  We work with companies of all shapes and sizes in our focus industries, from global brands like JLL, to leading family businesses like Skender and Golub & Company, to small businesses and start-ups.  We also partner with other Marketing and PR agencies, particularly when deep industry knowledge is needed to drive growth.

A sampling of our clients includes:

  • Alliant Credit Union
  • Bentall Kennedy
  • Burwood Group
  • Drawbridge Community Revitalization Foundation
  • Franklin Partners
  • FUEL (Property Valuation Software)
  • Garden Remedies
  • Golub and & Company
  • JLL (NYSE: JLL)
  • JLL Corporate Solutions
  • JLL Project & Development Services
  • JLL Industrial
  • JLL Industries Program (Life Sciences, Healthcare, Higher Education, Government, Others)
  • JLL Live at DisruptCRE
  • KeyBank (NYSE: KEY)
  • KeyBank Real Estate Capital
  • KeyBanc Capital Markets
  • Key Private Bank
  • Kingbird Investment Management
  • Maverick Commercial Mortgage
  • New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
  • Ontario, Canada (Ministry of Economic Development)
  • Skender (Design, Manufacturing, Construction)
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) – Chicago Chapter
  • Wright Heerema Architects

Our deep industry knowledge means rapid impact our clients. We know the terminology, media outlets, social media channels and influencers, applicable regulations and major players. From Day One, we bring ideas and options to the table that enrich your marketing and grow your business.

  • Real Estate + PropTech:  Marketing commercial real estate (CRE), #PropTech and the built environment has never been more electric. Connect creatively using social, video and mobile-friendly campaigns.
  • Financial Services: Deep roots in the financial services industry help our veteran consultants connect financial institution executives with key dealmakers, investors and specialized audiences.
  • Cannabis:  We earned our broad cannabis marketing, public relations, social media and investor communications experience in Massachusetts, and can apply that knowledge throughout North America.