KAKE is a Chicago-based branding and media agency. The brainchild of the production company Force One Seven (F17), KAKE specializes in directing creatives based on their individual objective(s). Since 2004, F17 has worked with many top-tier artists and labels including G.O.O.D. Music, Def Jam, and Warner Brother records . Through an array of experiences, F17 founder Na’el Shehade discovered a need for personal artist consultation and overall direction for individuals and brands. After teaming up with online media and branding expert Kellen Winters, KAKE was born. For over 5 years, Winters has worked in nearly all facets of digital media. By molding successful strategies and media for works like WGNTV.com, CS | Modern Luxury, and Chicago Blogger Network she has consistently proven that through dedication and hustle virtually any goal is achievable.
KAKE’s mission is to create successful branding strategies. KAKE prides itself in promoting growth and development from an innovative and intellectual perspective. We understand that creative entrepreneurs of all types have a specific end goal or vision. KAKE aims to stay parallel to that vision while making our clients all the more successful.
By using social, visual, and communicative elements, KAKE provides a full-scope of personal branding and business development. Proper media placement and use of our network of publications, brands, and tastemakers as a means of boosting profits and overall awareness.
KAKE understands that proper media marketing is an integral part of making brands and individuals noteworthy. Backed by a strong team of experts, KAKE builds successful campaigns that work directly in line with each of our clients’ objectives. We aim to increase exposure by creating personalized media strategies.
KAKE also has the ability to serve as an in-house recording studio, with access to a full-service, video production, and photography team. Our team of creatives has large-scale experience including with top-tier artists and labels like Def Jam, G.O.O.D. Music, and more. Our clients are given full access space as a hub for limitless creativity and productivity.