Kate Ideas Marketing is run by Kaitlin McMichael. I started this digital marketing consulting side business in January 2013, so that I could help others bring their great business ideas to a wider audience online.
I grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and moved to Seattle, Washington, in 2005. I currently live in beautiful Seattle with my wonderful husband Shaun and cat Kafka. I got my start in online marketing in 2010, when I worked at a travel agency in Lima, Peru, and learned how my love for writing can be infused with this amazing thing called SEO.
I currently am the iStock SEO Manager at Getty Images in Seattle, WA. Before joining Getty, I specialized in SEO at Portent in Seattle. Previous to joining Portent, I was the marketing manager for a South American travel company and have worked in Lima, Peru, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. I have a graduate certificate in Advanced Interactive Marketing from the University of Washington, and am certified in Google Analytics. I have taught at the University of Washington as a guest lecturer, and have done pro bono marketing consulting for various non-profits. I have written on marketing, travel, and music & arts for dozens of websites and magazines, including Seattle Met. My hobbies include hiking, biking, salsa dancing, and reading.
- Read more about my story in the Qualifications section.
- Read some of my published work in my writing portfolio.
- See the websites I’ve worked on in my client portfolio.
- Connect with me on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
- Read my personal blog Kaitlin and Shaun.
Just for fun — Over the years I’ve had the privilege of traveling to some really awesome places. Check out some of my favorite photos from my travels: