Punch Media is a full-service boutique agency specializing in public relations, marketing, media management, events, consulting, and brand development.
We are a collective of proactive media savvy professionals who deliver measurable results in a timely fashion. We offer more than two decades of media, branding, consulting, writing, and TV and print advertising experience in both the corporate arena as well as small- to mid-range business development.
James Zeleniak – Principal
James – an admitted media junkie – is a seasoned journalist, editor, writer, and consultant who has edited Where Magazine in Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as written extensively on the Philadelphia region, the culinary arts, real estate, trends, culture, music, nightlife, fitness, and more for a multitude of publications including Philadelphia Style and City Paper. Zeleniak has spent the last decade spearheading communication strategies regionally and nationally for clients of PUNCH Media and mentoring his growing team. As a principal partner in PUNCH Media, Zeleniak parlays his years of inside-industry experience and dynamic creativity into compelling campaigns that achieve desired results for a diverse client base. For the last five years Zeleniak has chaired the PR Committee for No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation event and is also a Board Member for The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation. In his free time, James can be found exploring his love for combat sports, nutrition, cooking and entertaining for family and friends.
Alicia Crawford-Zeleniak – Advertising & Marketing
Alicia Crawford-Zeleniak has enjoyed life on both sides of the fence and knows that each is equally green. She is a marketing communications professional with experience on both the client and agency sides of business. She has extensive knowledge of marketing communications, brand identity and advertising, as well as multi-media project management and production. Her forte is in translating corporate/client strategy into brand-building opportunities to generate revenue. She has worked as talent in TV and radio spots, and has managed broadcast campaigns from concept to production to post-production. More recently, Crawford-Zeleniak managed national branding and acquisition advertising as Director, Marketing Communications at Comcast.
Kylie Flett – Director of Public Relations & Strategy
Following two long-term stints at other agencies, Flett recently rejoined the PUNCH Media team which is where she first launched her career and cultivated her love for PR. She is highly respected amongst Philadelphia’s press and business communities, particularly from a food and beverage perspective. Flett is a tenacious and seasoned pro — who like James, shares a must-win attitude for PUNCH Media’s clients. She has extensive experience in developing brand strategies for clients such as Henry A Davidsen – Master Tailors + Image Consultants, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Philadelphia Distilling and Bluecoat American Dry Gin. Flett holds a masters degree in Professional and Business Communications from Philadelphia’s La Salle University and hails from Adelaide, South Australia. Flett is a board member for Morris Animal Refuge and sits on the committee for their Annual Fur Ball Event. She is a proud owner of a rescued pug mix named Lucy-Furr, is an enthusiastic at-home cook, former bartender and retired lacrosse player/coach.
Emily Marmion – PR Assistant
Emily Marmion – a self-proclaimed social media guru – studied both English and Communications at the University of Pittsburgh. She has a strong editorial background with a focus in creative nonfiction writing. When she’s not hashtagging, Emily enjoys trying new restaurants, reading, traveling and petting every dog she passes on the street.
Shakira West – PR Assistant
After graduating from Indiana University of PA, where she studied both Communications Media and Journalism with a concentration in graphic design and public relations, Shakira took her talents to New York City. There, she worked for two agencies that specialized in the Entertainment, Consumer Lifestyle/Tech, and Cannabis industries before heading back home to Philadelphia. Shakira enjoys eating, going to concerts, traveling to exotic places and hanging with her friends and family.
Blake Pertl – Jr. Graphic Design & Marketing Coordinator
Blake Pertl is a senior studying Interactive Design and Development at Philadelphia University with a minor in Marketing. Blake has a broad skill palette with experience in both the graphic design and web design fields. When he gets a break away from work and school, Blake can be found cheering on his favorite sports teams, or outside taking part in his loves of cycling, hiking, and soccer.
Carmella Martonick – Graphic Design
Carmella Martonick studied both public relations and advertising at Philadelphia’s Temple University. Carmella has a keen eye for all things aesthetic, which really comes across in her work. Additional super-powers include mad hula hoop skills, overseeing retail graphic design projects and assisting in brand identity development. In addition to pulling off winning design, Carmella’s other interests are in fashion, bands and having fun with friends.
Megan Toolan – Social Media Manager
Megan is a senior at Philadelphia University studying Fashion Merchandising and Management with a focus in both Global Brand Marketing and Fashion Communication. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the Philadelphia food scene and documenting her finds on her Instagram, @cityoffoodidlephia.