Kate ancell

Kate Ancell

Storyteller. Global Citizen. Corporate Scheherezade.

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Kate Ancell is an award-winning writer, content creator and marcomm expert. She is based in Chicago. Her work has appeared in publications including Vogue, Tatler, Brides, SELF, Chicago Social, FOOD, Food Illustrated, People, Sheridan Road, Hallmark, Chicago Booth, SPACES, The Evening Standard, London Review of Books and The Kansas City Star.

Kate has an unusual ability to make seemingly complicated concepts accessible to the everyday reader while maintaining subject integrity and never losing sight of the call to action. She believes that trying to sound smart rarely has the desired effect and that any topic, stripped of industry mystique, should be inherently simple to grasp.

Kate holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she studied under the Poet Laureate.


Blogging + Content Creation

Private Client
CBD Gifts for Relief and Health This Holiday Season

Cannabidiol (CBD) products are more than just a healthcare fad. Studies prove that they can help fight stress, anxiety and even pain to varying degrees. They aren’t magical cure-alls, but the right CBD products can definitely make someone’s festive season at least a little merrier.

#DataDriven Gifting
The Best Real Estate Gifts for the New Year

What is it that sets realtors apart from other professionals? If you've ever been to an open house where you could smell cookies baking, or seen a realtor out in a rainstorm putting up signs, you know that it's their commitment to their clients.

TurnKey Blog
5 Vacation Rentals with Unbelievable Pools | TurnKey Blog

Share this post! Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Linkedin It's that time of year, when minds turn to thoughts of warm weather rentals and planning for summer vacation. Travelers are starting to picture what their ultimate holiday destination looks like. And almost every time, that perfect vacation rental involves a pool.

No Cart Left Behind! Tips for Reducing Shopify Abandoned Carts - Postscript

A sale is not made until the transaction is complete and the product paid for. And in ecommerce, there's an unfortunate tendency for shoppers to halt the process entirely before checking out-abandoning their carts at the last minute. It happens for a variety of reasons which we'll explore below.

Marketing Communications + Thought Leadership

Chicago Booth Magazine
The Origin of the First Index Fund

When John Andrew “Mac” McQuown, a mechanical engineer with a degree from Northwestern, graduated in 1957, he did two things: he entered the Navy, and he invested in Texas Instruments, because of the company’s expertise in transistors. Even then, he was convinced of the important role computers and technology would play in the future of business. It didn’t take long for him to be proven right, either: in 1959, he sold his shares—which he had bought only two years earlier for $1,600—for more...

Grant Thornton
How to build a case for a sustainable business strategy

From scrutinizing each rung on the supply chain ladder, to reducing waste and water use, sustainability is a crucial element in your company’s continuing ability to successfully grow and compete in a world of shrinking resources and expanding population.

Kellogg Northwestern
Kellogg Marketing & Communications | Brand Guidelines

Our narrative and identity system are the primary expressions of the distinctive Kellogg brand. These guidelines give you the information, tools and templates you need to bring the unique Kellogg experience to life consistently across all the ways you communicate.

Byline Bank
Leadership - Byline Bank

Leadership - Byline Bank Hey there. Just a friendly heads up that you're about to leave BylineBank.com. Hope to see you back here again soon. Meet the leaders helping us be the bank our customers deserve. At Byline, we believe that banking is about more than money. It's about people.

Beauty + Wellness

SPACES Magazine
New Year, New You

Products, procedures and practitioners to make the best of you

Pain-Free Living
Arthritis and Depression

This article explores the connection between arthritis and depression, what the symptoms are, its impact on health and what you can do to get the help you or a loved one needs.

SPACES Magazine
Good Scents

It’s a powerful thing, scent. It can take you back, turn you on, turn you off, energize or calm you.

SPACES Magazine
Taking the Waters

Cool, clear water slakes our summer thirst, body and soul

Fashion + Lifestyle

Sheridan Road Magazine
SR at Home...Dinner Party 101

As summer winds down and the thick white envelopes begin to mount up in the mailbox, our etiquette expert, Kate Ancell, brings you a review of good, old-fashioned Manners for the Modern Day.

CS Interiors
The Graduate

Once the Holly Hunt director of design, Debra Weninger moves on to the next level—and makes a serious splash

Summer at the Lake

Long to gather with all your relatives this summer? Take a lesson from the Nickoley clan, who’ve spent 25 summers perfecting the art of the happy family vacation.

House + Garden

SPACES Magazine
Kitchen Aids

We love our kitchens. It’s where everybody ends up at a really good party, and it’s the heart of our home.

SPACES Magazine
Not-So-Little House on the Prairie

This is a story, not so much of décor and furnishings and fabulous finishes—although certainly, they exist in this space—but of discovery. Of his-tory. Of a retreat—deliberate, planned, and executed with outstanding artistry—into a simpler, less-cluttered time.

SPACES Magazine
Mix Master

In a handsome Hyde Park mansion, David Jimenez juxtaposes graphic mid-century modern and stately antiques with sheer panache

Kansas City Spaces
The Secret Garden

When LesLee Huttie Smith and her husband, Pete Smith, moved into their current home on Westover Road, "the bones were beautiful," says Huttie Smith. "The house had a wonderful structure. The outside is still exactly the same now as it was then, but it needed updating to reflect our lifestyle."

SPACES Magazine
Garden Variety

with silver bells and cockle shells—and a few other things. that’s how our garden grows

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