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 – Founder & CEO
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 – Director of Operations & Communications Specialist
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 PR & 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 Associate
Emily Marmion knows a thing or two about PUNCH Media, having collaborated with James, Kylie, and the team on various projects and clients over the last two years. Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and double majored in English and Communications. Emily’s talents run the gamut of developing pitches, garnering press for clients, social media marketing, managing interns, and more. Following the core ethos of PUNCH Media, Emily has extensive experience in hospitality and has a keen interest in craft beer.
Abigail Weaver – Account Coordinator
Abigail Weaver is a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with majors in Marketing and Finance. Abigail spent a semester studying abroad in Paris, France: home of her favorite falafel place, L’as du Fallafel. When Abigail is not traveling the world, she spends her time watching basketball and reading street style blogs. Abigail completed several undergraduate internships and has extensive experience in all things branding, media, and digital marketing.
Adi Chazoom – PR & Visual Assets Assistant
Adi graduated from American University in Washington, D.C. with a BA in Public Relations and minor in Graphic Design. With previous experience in D.C. music venues such as the Fillmore Silver Spring, she brings to PUNCH Media her prowess in strategic communication and visual branding. As a foodie with a huge case of wanderlust, Adi enjoys tasting dishes from all over the world. She would fly halfway across the world for Alfredo alla Scrofa’s Fettucine Alfredo in Rome, Italy. Additionally, Adi also loves to sing, play violin and piano.
Alisha Donnell – PR Intern
Alisha is a senior at Rowan University majoring in Public Relations with minors in Strategic Communication and Psychology. Using her personal experience with blogging and social media, she brings knowledge of trends and branding to the PUNCH team. Alisha is also a Style Guru and former Social Media Fellow for Who What Wear brand, College Fashionista. When she is not working, Alisha spends her time watching her favorite soccer team Tottenham Hotspur, watching the Great British Bake Off and playing with her new kitten, Hugo.
Joshua Mead – PR Intern
Joshua is a Public Relations major and Business minor at Temple University. In the past two years, Josh has cultivated his passion for traveling the world. So far, he has visited the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy, France and Germany, and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon. In his downtime, Josh enjoys working out and hanging out with friends and family. With growing media relations expertise from PUNCH Josh hopes to one day own an entertainment PR firm.
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.