Blogging + Content Creation
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
Odds are, the seed of the idea that has now grown into your business was planted for one simple reason: you had a need. Upon looking around for a company or solution to fill it, you thought, "I bet I could do this, or do it better myself."
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's a familiar stereotype: the blue-collar construction worker, off duty at last with his hard-working buddies, knocking back a few beers at the local tavern after a hard day on site.
Marketing Communications + Thought Leadership
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...
JPMorgan Chase thought leadership on Smarter Payments
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.
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.
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
We love CBD...and our endocannabinoid systems do too! But while all CBD can do good, CBD tinctures are unusually great.
Products, procedures and practitioners to make the best of you
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.
It’s a powerful thing, scent. It can take you back, turn you on, turn you off, energize or calm you.
Scientists in the field have identified a new, helpful aspect of CBD products, destined to be of service both in the medical and the wellness fields, and it's changing the game for the better.
Cool, clear water slakes our summer thirst, body and soul
Fashion + Lifestyle
Fall Fashion Issue
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.
Once the Holly Hunt director of design, Debra Weninger moves on to the next level—and makes a serious splash
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
We love our kitchens. It’s where everybody ends up at a really good party, and it’s the heart of our home.
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.
In a handsome Hyde Park mansion, David Jimenez juxtaposes graphic mid-century modern and stately antiques with sheer panache
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."
with silver bells and cockle shells—and a few other things. that’s how our garden grows