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Janie Katakami
Media Director

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When you work at ZGM, you can achieve anything -- awards, accolades and even the occasional hangover.


  • ZGM Tenure Award: 3.0
  • ZGM Tenure Award: 1.0
  • ZGM Tenure Award: 5.0
  • Badminton Champ
  • ZGM Tenure Award: beta
  • Best Coffee
  • Best Dressed
  • Best Hair Female
  • Best Hair Male
  • Blog Baron
  • Curling Champ
  • Early Bird
  • Fittest Female
  • Fittest Male
  • Friendliest
  • Greenest
  • Healthiest
  • Horseshoe Champ
  • Icon Crafter
  • Life Saver
  • Loudest
  • Most Caffeinated
  • Most Days Since Injury
  • Most Sick Days
  • Movember Champ
  • Night Owl
  • Social Butterfly
  • Timesheet Tender
  • Twitter King
  • Weekend Warrior
  • 7 Year General
  • Office Activist
  • Speedy Gonzales
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Bakerific
  • Multitasker
  • Multitasker
  • Most Sarcastic
  • Best Mounter
  • Restaurant GPS
  • Sherpa
  • Trooper
  • Fighting Spirit
  • Well Balanced
  • Well Balanced
  • Sunshine & Rainbows
  • Movember Champ 2012
  • Movember Champ 2011
  • Mustache May Champ 2010
  • Mustache May Champ 2009
  • Mustache May Champ 2007
  • Mover and Shaker
  • Weekend Warrior
  • Road Warrior
  • Early Riser
  • Yogi Berra
  • Movember Champ 2013
  • ZGM Tenure Award: 10.0
  • ZGM Tenure Award: 15.0
  • ZGM Tenure Award 20.0
  • Graduation CAAP
  • Artisan Chocolate Bar
  • Biker
  • Runner

I like media. I like a nice dinner and a generous glass of red wine better, but I haven’t figured how to make a living with either of those yet. So, I like media. I like planning it, negotiating it, and sometimes drinking a venti Americano at 10pm because I’m still working on it.

My journey into the often dizzying realm of media planning, buying and measurement began innocently enough—a communications degree from the U of C and a desire to parlay that into a means of supporting the aforementioned dinners and wine. But after seeing target-audience media habits and spend-weights transformed into the exciting executions and billboard locations that make our clients’ phones ring, I don't like media…I kinda love it.

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