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talkStrategy is a woman-owned, full-service, independent communications agency.

Our experience runs deep and includes entrepreneurial small businesses, regional organizations, and international brands. We get shoulder to shoulder with municipalities, utilities, and causes, marching their issues to successful fruition. And we are ready at a moment’s notice to jump in on crisis communications whether you are an ISD, church, or business of any stripe.

So are we a marketing agency?

Or a PR shop?

Or an advocacy and government affairs firm?

Or a digital, web, and social media company?

Yes. Yes, we are.

Meet the team

Girl talk.

Behind every strong woman there are two more women. And a powerhouse team.

talkStrategy leadership is the superfecta of three accomplished communications mavens:

Anamaria Suescun-Fast

Chief Executive Officer, Owner

talkStrategy's CEO and owner is bottled lightning and an all-around Jefa. Texas public relations royalty, Anamaria has perfected the pursuit of perfection and throughout her career, she’s lived and breathed the details and minutiae that keeps clients coming back year after year. Always in-the-know, always on the job, and always thinking about the next big opportunity for our clients, Anamaria’s superpower is her knack for forging alliances and authentic relationship building. She will demolish a can of Pringles in one sitting, and is a serial dog rescuer with a bleeding heart of gold.

Laura Hotten

Chief Creative Officer, Chief Digital Officer

Duality and dexterity. Left brain, right brain. Multi-cultural and multi-talented. Laura has agency chops in spades yet she is more. More than a creative director, more than a digital expert, more than a web designer and programmer, more than a producer, more than a strategic thinker. Laura is more than talkStrategy's Chief Creative Officer or Chief Digital Officer, she’s “go ask Laura,” “Laura will know,” “run it by Laura;” a fearless feminista force. Creativity is in her marrow and flows into everything she does...even when she codes.

Kristine Smith

Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Operations Officer

If curiosity killed the cat, Kristine has nine lives. Our talkStrategy Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Operations Officer asks a lot of questions, poses countless “what ifs?” and never backs down from a “devil’s advocate” opportunity. She is driven by inquiry into what makes people tick, what’s important to consumers, and how to find real ways to connect with them. Her passion for people extends to her supervision of the account team, where she is coaching the next generation of talkStrategy staff and interns to take over her job and possibly the world.

Meet the team

Specialists and Virtuosos

They are single-minded in their vision––to do smart work every single day. 

Rachel Trevino

Director of Communications

Rachel puts the zest in strategic communications with a 360-perspective developed from more than a decade of agency, nonprofit, and client-side experience. She dares greatly, cares deeply, and leads confidently…unless spiders are involved. Hard pass.

University of Texas at San Antonio

Contemporary Collaborator
100%
Asana Aficionado
100%
Scare Qween
100%

Keoni Viriyapunt

Director of Creative Strategy

As a boy, the way movie posters told succinct, compelling stories sparked Keoni’s interest in design. Today his creative process starts with strategy and ends with a “Wow” factor—like a nectar set punctuated by a crushed beach volleyball.

San Antonio Art Institute

Conscious Concepting
100%
Deliberate Design
100%
Everything Beach Volleyball
100%

Tina Dunk

Digital Media Supervisor

Tina’s love language is KPIs, GTM and CTR. An agency veteran with deep branding roots, her expertise in digital and social make her a natural at Integrated Marketing. She creates impactful work that gets results no matter the channel or industry.

St. Edwards University

Digital Strategery
100%
Social Media She-Ra
100%
Tik Tok Ya Don’t Stop
100%

Mariah Contreras

Account Executive

Mariah’s active listening skills, unfettered curiosity, and collaborative work style are the embodiment of integrated marketing. Whether working with clients or her team, she balances deadlines and deliverables with disarming calmness and confidence.

Texas Tech University

Deadline Management
100%
Client Service
100%
Strangely Enjoying Board Meetings
100%

Stephanie Guerra

Senior Account Executive

By day Stephanie’s a mild-mannered marketing maven helping clients navigate the ever-changing comms landscape. At night she becomes Puro Pinche, spotlighting can’t-miss local music, art and events for her mucho online followers. Both are magnifico.

University of Texas at San Antonio

Strategy-led Marketing
100%
Proud Latinx
100%
Kind of a Big Deal
100%

Tori Johnson -Inimgba

Graphic Designer

Tori is a creative with a passion for multimedia art, seeing projects from a 360 degree perspective. An adept web designer and graphic artist, her commitment to life-long learning and creating impactful work makes her an invaluable team player.

Art Institute of San Antonio

Graphic Design
100%
Website Wizardry
100%
Unironic Sincerity
100%

Cheryl Covey

Bookkeeper & Office Manager

Highly detail-oriented and efficient, Cheryl has been building her office management skills throughout her career. Highly creative and a maker at heart, Cheryl has been preparing to organize the herd of cats known as our team for her entire life.

San Antonio College

Organization
100%
Task Master
100%
Knowing When We Need Candy
100%

Karen Krause, PMP

Founder and President, Armogan Solutions

Our special partnership with Armogan Solutions can be summed up as symbiotic fangirling. Armogan Solutions shines a light on the root causes driving change, charting a path, a process, and a destination rooted in results. For organizations unsure of what to do before considering a communications campaign, Armogan Solutions can provide actionable guidance and direction.

Agency Interns

Kaitlyn McMillan

Intern, Marketing, Public Relations, and Digital

Baylor grad Kaitlyn is not playing. She’s here to soak up as much experience as she can before starting her Masters in Comms at UTSA this fall. Bucket list items: content creation, blogs, project management, learn learn learn, then learn more.

Baylor University, 2022

Active listening
100%
Deep Sea Fishing
100%
Retail Market Research (Shopping)
100%

Our certifications

  • Hispanic American Business Enterprise (HABE)
  • Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)
  • Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)
  • Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

NAICS Codes

541613: MARKETING CONSULTING SERVICES
541810: ADVERTISING AGENCY CONSULTING SERVICES
541820: PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTING SERVICES
541910: MARKETING RESEARCH SERVICES
54199: ALL OTHER PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND TECHNICAL SERVICES
711320: ORGANIZERS OF ARTS EVENTS WITHOUT FACILITIES

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