Ketchum author Alexa Mechanic

Alexa is a managing account supervisor in Ketchum’s Travel, Hospitality and Leisure sector, based in New York. She started at Ketchum as a summer fellow and has since worked with an array of incredible travel brands, including Qatar Airways, Discover Puerto Rico and Sandals Resorts. With a background in creative writing, a passion for media relations and a knack for creativity, Alexa develops and executes campaigns rooted in human truths to break through the clutter and tell her clients’ stories. Outside of the “office,” Alexa enjoys cooking, spending time on her Peloton and experiencing new destinations near and far. ​

Posts: Alexa Mechanic

Skyline view of Doha, Qatar, from the Museum of Islamic Art

Think Like the Locals: Why an Inside-Out MarComms Approach Reigns Supreme

by Alexa Mechanic and Bettina Garibaldi | April 1, 2022

After departing JFK and covering 6,689 miles in the coveted Qatar Airways Qsuite, we touched down in Doha, Qatar. The descent into the peninsular country was captivating: shorelines of beaches along turquoise waters, desert dunes and – in stark contrast – futuristic skyscrapers and state-of-the-art stadiums. From the second we arrived in Qatar in early […]

2021 Summer Travel Trends — with a Glimpse at Fall and Winter - photo of a family on a seaside dock at sunset

2021 Summer Travel Trends — with a Glimpse at Fall and Winter

by Alexa Mechanic | May 26, 2021

Ketchum’s Travel, Hospitality & Leisure team is keeping a close eye on 2021 summer travel trends and how they’ll translate to fall and winter travel. With Memorial Day around the corner, 77% of Americans are planning to travel this summer — and more than half of these travelers are dusting off their suitcases to take […]

New Kid on the Blog: Insights From a Summer Fellow

New Kid on the Blog: Insights From a Summer Fellow

by Alexa Mechanic | August 11, 2015

Ketchum recently became my new home when I made the move from the publishing industry. My move – one from Johns Hopkins University (where I studied English) and the book-filled floors of my first internship at HarperCollins – felt comparable to another move I was making… a native, never-left-the-West-Coast, Californian’s heading to New York. I […]