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‘Kat McKenna has to honestly be one of the hardest working people I have met in my professional life. Not only does she go above and beyond with her work but I have found that she adapts to different and difficult environments quickly which makes me work harder and keep my cool if things get a little much . Kat was friendly, easy-going from the moment I started working with her and I’m sure my work may have suffered if it wasn’t for someone like her on my team.’

Dougie Poynter, author and musician (McFly)

'Kat is an absolute delight to work with. Tenacious, strategic and extremely ambitious for the brands that she works on. She has creative ideas, fabulous contacts and a clear consumer focus that means her campaigns land with such impressive results. She is also warm, engaging and really fun to have around. I would highly recommend Kat if you are looking for someone to work with you to help take an author or brand to the next level.'

Laura Hough,  Deputy Managing Director,  Simon & Schuster Children's Books 

‘Kat McKenna is simply one of the best in the business – highly efficient, Kat’s campaigns are defined by her smart and strategic style; her creative and innovative approach; and above all, they are always perfectly pitched for the target audience.’


Hannah Bourne, Marketing Director
(Children's), Penguin Random House

‘Kat McKenna is a creative, talented and dedicated colleague. At World Book Day we’ve benefitted from her agile and innovative approach to marketing and brand development, her knowledge and expertise of an ever changing environment, and her tremendous enthusiasm and positivity. Kat is both a talent and a pleasure to work with.'

Cassie Chadderton, CEO, World Book Day 

’I’ve loved working with Kat over the last few years. She goes above and beyond for her authors and is always thinking outside of the box to create the most standout campaigns.’

Mel Taylor-Bessent, Authorfy founder

‘Working with Kat was an utter delight. Her hard work and kind nature made her a brilliant person to be part of the progressive team, that was part of Open.

Gemma Cairney, author and DJ (BBC R4/R6)

‘Kat has been an absolute delight to work with. She is passionate about children’s books, creative in her campaigns, committed to understanding the end user and shaping her plans to hit the campaign objectives. She is also hard-working, efficient and a true professional with a deep understanding of how to use digital platforms to reach readers.’

Georgina Atwell, Toppsta founder

‘I’ve worked with Kat in various guises over the past nearly ten years; from working alongside her on the creation of YALC (YA Lit Con with London Film and Comic Con) to campaigns, tours and events for Macmillan authors during my freelance life. She is creative, dedicated, passionate, knowledgable, organised, always willing to go the extra mile, and a hugely supportive colleague. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone needing marketing services!’


Nina Douglas, Nina Douglas PR

‘Kat has done a phenomenal job launching our Adventures On Trains series, turning it into an instant bestseller with huge national reach and exposure. She is a constant delight to work with, always brimming with original ideas and sharp insights. She thinks big, promises the world, and delivers. I can't recommend her highly enough.’

Sam Sedgman, author

‘Having given a top line project brief, Kat made brilliant suggestions for improvement and came up with solutions for issues I couldn’t solve myself. She’s knowledgeable, practical, hard-working and wonderfully calm! You can rest assured you are in a safe pair of hands with Kat.’

Emma Bradshaw, Head Of Campaigns, The Bookseller's Association

‘I worked with Kat on a joint partnership campaign between Macmillan and KidZania London. Kat was an absolute pleasure to work with and was always available and willing to support for anything that was needed. She was efficient and hard working and would most definitely look to work with Kat again in any future endeavours. '

Rachel Woods, Head of Brands Development, KidZania London

'Kat has been great! She really understood our core audience, recommended lots of creative ways to reach them based on her expertise and experience, and worked really well with partners to bring our campaign to life and deliver reach. I definitely look forward to working with her again on future projects.'

Alyssa Bonic, Head of Audience and Commercial Development, Factory 42

‘I absolutely love working with Kat, she always makes my job so much easier and I'm proud to have her expertise on our team. I'm always filled with confidence knowing that our campaigns (and authors) are in the safest of hands.. '

Hazel Holmes, Publisher, UClan Publishing

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