"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." - Albert Einstein -

 

 

Katie Gallo, BA, MS
Founder and CEO
 
katie@daydreamcommunications.com
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Awards
 

2021 Gold MarCom Award
Strategic Communications/

Integrated Marketing Campaign Category
Award for "You Think You Know" campaign

 

2021 MarCom Honorable Mention

Advertorial Category.

"You Think You Know" advertorial.

Bronze Aster Award
Social Media Category for HealthBytes, a former health and wellness blog of Mt. Sinai Hospital. 

Communicator Award
Silver Award of Distinction

"The Child and Family Institute Story", a video produced with Morgan Stanley.

Gold MarCom Award
Brochure/Capabilities Category
Award for my design of a brochure set for The Child and Family Institute.

MarCom Honorable Mention

Newsletter Category for Healthy Neighbors Newsletter, which I was the editor of.

Whether it's a product, a service or a nonprofit, everything starts as an idea. I have been a daydreamer with an entrepreneurial spirit since I was a little kid. I was always making products to sell to my family and dreamed of running my own business someday. As I sat in high school classes, my mind wandered to the future and I started thinking about all of the possibilities. I wanted to find a career that allowed me to be creative and write. After taking a variety of classes, I found myself in marketing. 

 

As a teenager all I wanted to do was to leave my small town and get to the big city -- New York City. After receiving my undergraduate degree, that’s just what I did. During the day I worked for a boutique public relations firm in Manhattan where I managed accounts for architecture and design clients. At night I attended classes at The New School to earn my master’s degree in nonprofit management.
 

After spending time in the agency world, I transitioned to nonprofits. I began doing public relations and social media management for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. From there I moved into a senior marketing management position for a Continuum Health Partners (now Mt. Sinai); the hospital system encompassed Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals. I was responsible for marketing neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry, addiction services and senior health. I also co-chaired the corporate social media committee and produced community newsletters.

 

In 2013, I left Manhattan and became a digital marketing specialist at Silver Hill Hospital, a renowned psychiatric and addiction treatment facility in Connecticut. After having my first child, I finally turned my daydream of running a business into a reality and created Daydream Communications. 

 

My background is very diverse, but I consider that an asset. I have acquired different skills and knowledge in each of my roles and I have proven that I can seamlessly adapt to any industry, workplace culture and business. When I partner with you, I immerse myself in your industry and work with you to develop a marketing plan that meets your unique business needs.

 

Successful marketing campaigns start with an idea; maybe one that popped into your head while daydreaming! Let me help you bring that idea to life. 

 

Education
Bachelor's degree in communications/journalism: St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY
Master's degree in nonprofit management: The New School in New York, NY

 

Current Clients

The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CTGreenwich TogetherKeystone House, Spectrum Healthcare Partners, City of Stamford Youth ServicesThe English Concert in America, Thriving Youth Taskforce

Past Clients 

Chemical Abuse Services Agency, Inc. (CASA), Communities 4 Action, Liberation Programs, New Canaan CARES, Silver Hill Hospital, TONK Art, Youth Mental Health Project