• United Way of LaPorte County
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • The Forbes Funds
  • Worthy Women Recovery
  • Linsday Ammann, Opera Mezzo-Soprano
  • Cameron Knight, Actor & Director
  • Alexandra Loutsion, Opera Soprano
  • Katy Williams, Soprano
  • James Flora, Tenor
  • Tome Cousin, Director & Choreographer
  • Pate & Associates
  • Travis Makeup Art
  • Olga Perez Flora, Opera Mezzo-Soprano
Our Amazing Clients
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Who We Are

Ahsek Media is an innovative consulting firm providing communications, operations, and financial stability solutions to businesses, non-profits, and artists around the globe.

We believe in the power of community and in the value of collaboration. We champion the mission and the cause and we advocate for people and organizations working to change the world by changing the world around them.

Owner Kesha M Pate is passionate about tranformational servant leadership, diversity and inclusion, developing innovative solutions, embracing new technologies, and collaborating with organizations that are working to affect positive change locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. Ahsek Media facilitates meaningful impact through mission advocacy by telling the stories and championing the causes of people and organizations making a difference around the world.

Our supports and services provide our clients with reliable expertise in all areas of communications, operations, and financial stability development; allowing our clients grow their work by focusing on their missions and causes while we focus on the tools needed to support and grow their business.

Inspiration. Go After It!



Kesha M Pate
Kesha M PateAs the principle owner of Ahsek Media – an innovative, consulting firm providing communications, operations and financial stability solutions to small businesses, non-profits and artists around the globe – Kesha M Pate is responsible for all strategic operations, creative development and philanthropic initiatives of Ahsek Media and its partners. Ms. Pate has extensive experience as a leader in a myriad of industries and in organizations of every size. Her areas of expertise include thought leadership and ideation; organizational culture development and change management; brand development and protection; organizational voice and positioning strategies; media relations and storytelling; crisis communication; strategic planning; board of directors development and engagement; employee coaching, mentorship and empowerment; mission/cause advocacy; and fiscal management and fundraising.

As a highly motivated and creative professional with skills in several technical areas, Ms. Pate is uniquely qualified to provide a wide range of services to an organization. Her dedication to servant leadership allows Ms. Pate to engage and lead diverse teams to meet deadlines, achieve goals and exceed expectations, while building relationships, strengthening organizational cultures and positively impacting long-term outcomes.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing with specialties including Communication and Public Relations from Purdue University. Her skills range from public speaking and media engagement, to graphic design, webmastery and video production, to financial planning, strategic management and budget planning, to donor stewardship, fundraising and board development.

As a strong believer in the power of community, Ms. Pate has a passion for creating positive change in the world and understands the dedication that service work requires. Her expertise in public speaking, relationship building, and interpersonal communication allow Ms. Pate to excel working in both structured, corporate environments and relaxed, creative environments by making interpersonal connections and developing long-term relationships. She also has extensive experience working within the financial constraints facing small businesses, local governments and non-profit organizations.

Ms. Pate is dedicated to supporting creativity in all forms – focusing on artists, small businesses and non-profit organizations - and is passionate about volunteering, mentoring and professional development.

Ms. Pate has served as the Board Development Chair of the Board of Directors for Attack Theatre, Pittsburgh's premier modern dance company; as a mentor in the Amachi Pittsburgh mentoring program for youth with an incarcerated parent; as a Volunteer Ambassador for the Heinz History Center Saturday Speaker Series "Steel City Groove: Celebrating Jazz in Western PA"; an advisory board member for the JazzLive International Jazz Festival; and is the founder of Steeltown Jazz, celebrating the past, present and future of jazz in Pittsburgh.

Ms. Pate and Ahsek Media have proudly served as the Communications Sponsor for the United Way of LaPorte County since 2012. Ms. Pate also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, is a member of The Rotary Club of Michigan City, IN and is also a proud supporter of the Trail Creek Watershed Partnership, Unity Foundation of LaPorte County, the YMCA, the Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club.

Ms. Pate is a native of northwest Indiana, a lover of animals – especially dogs – and has two standard poodles as her constant companions.

To learn more about Ms. Pate, visit keshampate.com


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What We Do

Communications and Public Relations

  • Clear, concise and meaningful messages that represent the mission, vision and character of your organization.
  • Positioning your organization as a thought leader in your industry and your community through traditional and innovative communication strategies.
  • Engaging traditional and non-traditional media outlets.
  • Customized strategies for paid, earned, shared and owned media engagements.
  • Crisis communication support, preventative and reactive.
  • Telling your organization’s stories in ways that move your audiences to action.

Brand Development and Brand Protection

  • Developing brand strategies that are aligned with your organization's objectives and clearly articulate your mission.
  • Developing the tools to communicate your brand to the world – logo, tagline, website, etc.
  • Proactive strategies to protect and strengthening your brands recognition and reputation.

Executive Leadership and Board Development

  • Developing cultures of excellence.
  • Teaching executives how to lead, not manage; and facilitating inspiration, ideation and innovation.
  • Helping executives to articulate clearly, lead with confidence and inspire others.
  • Helping boards to develop healthy governance strategies that create sustainable pathways for organizational success.
  • Critical analysis, data capture strategies and meaningful reporting.
  • Controlled and purposeful change management implementation.

Strategic Planning

  • Identifying and clearly defining the vision and strategic goals.
  • Developing a clear, concise and measureable roadmap for success.
  • Systematic coordination and alignment of resources and actions with the organization's mission, vision and strategy.
  • Developing a comprehensive and realistic timeline of strategic action to achieve goals and positive outcomes.

Philanthropic Engagement and Fundrasing

  • Individual giving.
  • Corporate giving.
  • Major gifts and legacy giving.
  • Donor recognition and stewardship
  • New donor cultivation.
  • Long-term, sustainable financial planning.

Mission and Cause Political Advocacy

  • Lawfully engaging law-makers and elected officials in support of non-profit missions/causes.
  • Developing strategic relationships to support social justice, community development and economic development initiatives.
  • Advocating for underserved populations, the elimination of barriers, equitable access, diversity and inclusion.

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A Few of Our Amazing Clients and Their Life-Changing Work


United Way of LaPorte County United Way of LaPorte County
Who will tackle the problems most shy away from?
United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. In LaPorte County, through county-wide collective impact projects, United Way is creating bridges to financial stability for adults and families, and pathways to success for local youth.

Since 2012, we have been proud to serve as the Communications Sponsor for United Way of LaPorte County, donating our time and treasure to support their important community impact work.

Our ongoing partnership includes:

  • Development of a 2018-2020 Communications and Fundrasing Strategic Plan to increase awareness for the impact work; cultivate new partners and affinity group members; and steward donors to increase giving.
  • Development of a strategic communications calendar of messages to be disseminated through numerous traditional and non-traditional mediums to increase UWLPC's engagement with the community, its partners, its donors and sponsors, and centers of influence.
  • Development of a new website.
  • Development of a sustainable fundrasing engagement calendar to compliment the annual campaign and individual giving strategies.
  • Development of membership affinity groups
    • The Tocqueville Society
    • Women United
    • Young Leaders Sociaty
    • Student United Way
  • Media and public relations
  • Print materials and digital communications
Women United Power of the Purse 2018
4x6 Printed Invitation Postcard
Email: Join us for Power of the Purse 2018
Email: Will you help us win the fight?
Press Release: The “Power of the Purse” is Strong

2017-2018 Campaign Brochure
11x17 Gate-Fold, Printed
SEEDS OF IMPACT Annual Gala 2018
4x6 Greeting Card Invitation
A4 Invitation Envelope
3x5 Dropcard
4x9 Rackcard
8.5x11 Flyer
Email: Seeds of Impact - NEW Annual Gala
Email: Good morning!
Underwriter Recognition Boards:
  • Patrick's SGP Poster v1
  • Acradia SGP Poster v1
  • Bridge Inn SGP Poster v1
  • Fiddlehead SGP Poster v1
  • Franciscan SGP Poster v1
  • Fred Miller SGP Poster v1
  • LaPorte Hospital SGP Poster v1
  • NIPSCO SGP Poster v1
Give Generously Signage:
  • SGP-Give-Trafficking-12inx18in-v
  • SGP-EarlyOften-Bullying-12inx18in-v
  • SGP-EarlyOften-Homelessness-12inx18in-v
  • SGP-Give-Bullying-12inx18in-v
  • SGP-Give-Fence-12inx18in-v
  • SGP-Give-Teen-12inx18in-v
Quote Marks Ahsek Media helped us refocus and transform our marketing message. Kesha was able to capture the energy and passion of our staff and convert that into a clear message of engagement and compassion to the community we serve. She provides great creativity and imagination, and helps to crystallize our thinking and clearly communicate our message. Kesha has a tremendous skill set that enabled her to completely redesign our web presence, social media and was instrumental in shaping our overall marketing plan. All of this while being an absolute pleasure to work with. She will give you amazing knowledge, energy, enthusiasm, attitude and results.
- Andy Neal, Chairman, Board of Directors, United Way of La Porte County Indiana
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YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Michigan City Police Department
Michigan City, Indiana is blessed with an amazing Police Department with leadership that is truly dedicated to protecting and serving everyone in the community. As the national conversations intensify on law enforcement tactics, social justice and community policing, the service work of the MCPD stands as an example for all local law enforcement as to what Integrity, Dedication and Professionalism in action can do to serve a community.

Ahsek Media is proud to be donating our professional services in 2018 to support the community engagement, community policing and officer training efforts of the MCPD.

Projects included:
  • Brand and style guide development
  • Crisis and emergency communcation plan development
  • Website content development and social media support
  • Email marketing and communications campaign development
  • Special event support and promotion
  • Strategic storytelling and engagement in the national law enforcement conversation
  • Printed collateral development
  • Public informatoin and officer recruitment video production


YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Ahsek Media owner, Kesha M Pate recently served as the first Director of Communications for the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, responsible for all internal and external communication of the organization. Under the direction of the YMCA of the USA, Ms. Pate worked diligently to protect and enrich the YMCA brand as part of the movement to advance the YMCA mission and live the YMCA cause.

The Y in Pittsburgh had never before had a Communications leader in the organization. Ms. Pate used her vast experience and expertise as a communications consultant to build systems and processes that professionally and efficiently complimented the Y's work in the greater Pittsburgh region - developing a communications strategy based on the YMCA brand and the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh strategic plan; implementing new technologies based on industry best practices for non-profit charity operations, promotion and development; developing communications policies, processes and procedures; developing and managing crisis communication strategies; and educating senior leadership on the vital importance of organized and professional communications throughout the organization.

Projects included:
  • Development of Association-wide communications policies, processes and practices for brand protection, voice management, crisis management and technological innovations based on Y USA brand guidelines and industry standards of best practices.
  • Overseeing a third-party audit of all Communications and Marketing throughout the Association.
  • Educating senior leadership on the importance brand protection and voice management.
  • Managing earned media and crisis communications strategies.
  • Unifying, streamlining and securing all online communications platforms.
    • Decluttering and reorganizing the existing website
    • Decluttering and reorganizing the existing mobile app
    • Implementing cloud-based management software for over 50 social media accounts
    • Transition of 75,000+ email contacts with cleaned lists and user segmentation based on membership information, census data and social media profiles
  • Development and execution of Mission Advancement campaigns to build the organizational capacity necessary to effectively fulfill the Y cause and generate the awareness generate the awareness and financial resources needed to sustain the Y cause.


Worthy Recovery, Inc. Worthy Recovery, Inc. and Worthy Women Recovery Home
Worthy Recovery, Inc. and Worthy Women Recovery Home is a Christian home that provides recently incarcerated women with re-entry programs and the tools necessary to reduce recidivism rates, substance abuse and addictions, and to positively empower them to live as positive role models for their children and in their community.

We worked closely with the Executive Director Sonshine Troche and the Board of Directors to develop a new website that showcases WR, Inc.'s vital work in our community and helps them to raise the funds needed to complete the Worthy Women Recovery Home and open its doors to women in need. We also developed branded design templates for their email marketing service and regulary assist WR,Inc. with the content, design and layout of monthly email marketing campaigns. We have also designed several of their monthly print newsletters and coordinated with their local printer for printing and distribution. We have also set up and maintain their Google Apps for NonProfits, helping the organization to become more efficient, effective and secure.

Projects include:
Quote Marks Words are not adequate to describe Kesha. Her dedication to our nonprofit corporation is exemplary and extremely rare. Kesha worked within our budget. She realized just how busy I was with the construction phase of our Worthy Women Recovery Home, so she downloaded every story from our old site, kept the best of our statistical information, and then literally built our website by calling and talking to me for 15 -20 minutes a few times for three weeks. Kesha built our website as though we had been working together for three years, not three weeks. She also creates our newsletters both electronically and printable on time, every time. Our e-blasts are sent timely, and our following via Facebook has increased 13% in just the past three months. I am proud to know Kesha and wished we would have met much sooner. Did I mention that she is worth far more than what she charges?? She is!!
- D.E. "Sonshine" Troche, Executive Director of Worthy Recovery, Inc.
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Mount Washington Community Development Corporation Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
The Mount Washington Community Development Corporation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, community-based organization focused on the development of the Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights neighborhoods in Pittsburgh, PA. The MWCDC works with partners in the local community, the City and the region to bring investment and development to Mount Washington and Duquesne Heights, while advocating for supports and services to improve the quality of life and safety of the community.

Working within the limited budget of a non-profit community development corporation, Ahsek Media was able to help the MWCDC reach all of their constituents in Mount Washington using targeted Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) services for quarterly newsletters, invitations and special informational print pieces; develop a consistent and engaging social media and electronic mailing calendar; update the look and content of their website; and plan and execute several special events.

Projects include:


Quote Marks Kesha M. Pate is an excellent media consultant. Ms. Pate is a wonderful person to work with - she is warm, energetic and enthusiastic. She is well organized and effective and stayed within my budget constraints. I hired her to build an audience for a choral concert. Through her efforts we had great publicity with website, postcards, posters and drop cards. The end product - a large audience - was more than I hoped for. I rehired Ms. Pate immediately to handle the media for my next concert.
- Dr. Gretchen Franz, Seraphic Singers Founder/Conductor
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Website Development Projects

Tome Cousin, Director & Choreographer Pate & Associates Travis Make Up Trudy Menke - Reframing Leadership
Quote Marks Ahsek Media’s work on my personal website has been nothing short of spectacular. The results exceeded all that I had imagined. The highly professional look, and easy access to each compartment of the website is always commented on by all who has visited it. I’ve been told multiple times that it is possible the best and most accessible website many have come across. I have been contacted by artists and industry professionals from around the globe and booked several employment opportunities, simply from this professional working site.
- Tomé Cousin, Dancer, Choreographer, Director
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Tome Cousin, Director & Choreographer Alexandra Loutsion - Soprano Cameron Knight, Actor Lindsay Ammann - Mezzo-Soprano
Quote Marks The work that Ahsek Media did with my website and brand allowed me to focus on on the other aspects of my career. Kesha takes great care of my online identity. She has a precise and artistic understanding of the needs of her clients and makes it her priority that you are represented and up to date with everything needed to become and remain relevant in a constantly changing electronic age. She is the best!
- Cameron Knight, Actor, Director and Professor
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Katy Williams - Lyric Soprano James Flora, Opera Tenor Olga Perez Flora, Opera Mezzo-Soprano
Quote Marks This website is beautiful and just as I had imagined it. Kesha designed it for my specific needs and made it accessible for even the most computer-phobic clients. She checks in with me every few weeks to make sure she has all of my upcoming performances posted so I don’t have to worry about anything but singing! I love my website, I love her and I recommend Ahsek Media to everybody!
- Katy Williams, Singer and Voice Teacher
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Alphabetical Client List
Alexandra Loutsion - Opera Soprano
Amachi Pittsburgh
Arcadia Café + Bar
Armstrong County Link to Aging & Disability Resources
Cameron Knight - Actor & Director
City of Michigan City, Indiana
Dwayne Dolphin - Grammy-Award-Winning and Hall of Fame Nominated Bassist
Healthy Families of LaPorte County
Homewood Children's Village
James Flora - Opera Tenor
Katy Shackleton Williams - Lyric Soprano
Lindsay Ammann - Opera Mezzo-Soprano
Marianne Cornetti - Internationally renowned Verdi Opera Mezzo-Soprano
Massage Heights at Bakery Square
Mercer County Link to Aging & Disability Resources
Michigan City Fire Department
Michigan City Police Department
Michigan City Robotics Team 3936
Mount Washington Community Development Corporation
Northern Indiana Public Service Company - NIPSCO
Olga Perez Flora - Opera Mezzo-Soprano
Pate & Associates, Utilities and Energy Consultants
Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival
Pittsburgh Opera
Seraphic Singers
Steeltown Jazz and Steeltown Jazz Storytellers
The Forbes Funds
Tomé Cousin - Dancer & Choreographer
Travis Makeup Art
Trudy Menke - "Reframing Leadership"
United Way of LaPorte County
Worthy Recovery, Inc. and Worthy Women Recovery Home
YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh
YourCFO of Pittsburgh, Accounting Services


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