Kate Imbach

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Writer & Filmmaker

1 Projects

Work History

Freelance Writer
Jun 2012 – Present
Amsterdam Area, Netherlands
- Wrote the essay Fairytale Prisoner by Choice: The Photographic Eye of Melania Trump, an art analysis of Twitter photos read by millions and covered widely by the international press - Wrote "Social Spy," a weekly column examining the social media photographs of politicians and celebrities, published weekly by Dutch magazine FD Persoonlijk (2017-2018) - Additional non-fiction published by Quartz, MediaPost, The Toronto Star and Nowhere Magazine - Short stories published by literary journals including Amazon Day One, Passages North, Lowestoft Chronicle, Map Literary, Word Riot, Crack the Spine, Dali's Lovechild, Jersey Devil Press, Axolotl Press, Out of the Gutter and The Mulberry Review - Directed, edited and produced short documentary films including Rapunzel's Tower (expected 2019), Partners (an official selection of nine 2016 film festivals, including the San Francisco International Film Festival, Saratoga Springs International Film Festival, OUT Watch, Reel Affirmations, TWIST Seattle Queer Film Festival and the Santa Fe Film Festival), The Last Video Store (2014), The Mayor of Noe Valley (2013) and The Taxi Composer (2012) - Spoke about the internet and photography at TEDxAmsterdam (2017) and The Hmm (2018) - Self-published photobooks include All this happened, more or less. (2015), Nobody Knows Who You Are (2016) and US (expected 2019)
Head of Marketing and Community
Feb 2013 – Jan 2014
San Francisco Bay Area
Managed marketing and community development for video platform startup. - Wrote, produced and directed a strategic video series highlighting channel partners - Worked with engineering and product to develop product marketing features
VP Marketing
Aug 2010 – Mar 2012
San Francisco Bay Area
Lead mobile strategy, marketing, and business development at an early-stage internet radio startup. - Designed creative consumer acquisition efforts informed by listener behavior and analytics - Managed press outreach and community communications - Produced video interviews with bands, a strategy to make deeper contacts with the music press - Oversaw mobile application development, working closely with product, QA and engineering - Established cross-promotional partnerships with advertisers, music publishers and mobile apps
Co-Founder & Organizer
Mobile Monday Boston & Silicon Valley
Jan 2008 – Sep 2010
Organized and promoted popular mobile industry events, using the chapters as platforms to establish deep connections within the mobile industry worldwide. - Raised tens of thousands of dollars in sponsorships nationwide to host C-level dinners, developer events, and general-interest panels. - Developed mobile industry expertise and personal connections - Used Mobile Monday as a marketing, sales & press tool for my employers and participating companies - Marketed events via industry research, extensive email lists and social media
VP, Marketing
Skyhook Wireless
Feb 2007 – Aug 2010
Greater Boston Area
Strategically marketed rapidly growing mobile location startup. - Established and managed an API program for thousands of mobile application developers, a strategic effort supporting a broader sales effort to device makers - Used creative marketing and business development strategies (content creation, press outreach, partnerships, events) to spread Skyhook’s brand to key market segments including OEMs, application developers, advertisers, and publishers - Planned and oversaw product development on the a social location software kit for iPhone developers and a location-based advertising product
Project Manager
VeriSign (formerly m-Qube)
Jan 2005 – Jan 2007
Greater Boston Area
Managed the submission process for hundreds of SMS-based campaigns to wireless operators, built a department and designed a new product to improve the business process. - Created a new department which served to streamline the internal application process - Improved proposal submission process by simplifying project plans, assisting in the development and management an internal application submission product - Collaborated cross-functionally with clients, account managers, engineering, product management and QA to drive programs through the end-to-end launch process - Developed an expertise mobile market, varied carrier idiosyncrasies, industry standard program requirements, and client needs
Campaign Director
Mark Falzone Committee
Jul 2004 – Nov 2004
Greater Boston Area
Managed a competitive Massachusetts State Representative race, ultimately winning every precinct in both primary and general elections.
Government Affairs Associate
Charles Group Consulting
Aug 2003 – Jul 2004
Greater Boston Area
Tracked legislation, monitored budgetary accounts, planned events and advocated for Massachusetts non-profit clients in affordable housing, health care, public health, and education.
Public Affairs Assistant
Family Planning Advocates
May 2003 – Aug 2003
Albany, New York Area
Supported the communications strategy for a reproductive health bill in the New York State Legislature, ultimately signed into law in October 2003


Master of Fine Arts - MFA
New York University
2017 – 2019
Suffolk University - Sawyer Business School
2005 – 2008
BA, Government
Skidmore College
1999 – 2003