Jesse Cute is Vice President, Field Marketing for Allied Global Marketing. He has been a member of PPRA for over twenty years.
Jesse leads select account management and field operations in North America while also overseeing Philly clients and personnel. Prior to Allied, Jesse ran the Philadelphia office of Terry Hines & Associates, which merged with Allied in 2011. He was also Public Relations Manager at WPHL-TV (then The WB affiliate) and the New Jersey State Aquarium (now Adventure Aquarium.)
During his tenure at Allied, Jesse has expanded the Philadelphia office’s integrated services into new categories including the performing arts, conventions, festivals, hospitality, lifestyle and more. In his time off, Jesse can be found globetrotting (traveling, not playing basketball!), hanging with his papillon (Duma – named after the adorable 2005 film about a cheetah), or reliving his childhood watching reruns of ‘90s Nickelodeon.
PPRA: Who are your clients and/or what are you working on right now?
JC: We are regional representation for major motion picture studios like Disney and Warner Bros. Pictures, streaming services including Netflix and Hulu and TV networks such as National Geographic and The Food Network. Our astounding local clients include the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Adventure Aquarium, Opera Philadelphia, Fashion District, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and more!
PPRA: What is your favorite part of your job?
JC: The people…everyone has a story to tell!
PPRA: What was your latest & greatest accomplishment at your job?
JC: Working with amazing talent from Jane Fonda to Ashley Judd… and of course, celebrating the ROCKY and CREED franchises. I have loved watching young talent grow into major stars… Blake Lively, Vin Diesel, and our very own Bradley Cooper.
PPRA: What one piece of advice would you give to your fellow PR pros?
JC: Talk to people. Listen to people. Our work is more than transaction. Breathe!
PPRA: What book or movie could you read or watch again and again?
JC: Notes on a Scandal (book AND movie!)
PPRA: What’s your favorite spot in Philly?
JC: Lately, The Saloon and Rittenhouse Square
PPRA: If you weren’t in PR, what profession do you see yourself in and why?
JC: Hotel Concierge or News Anchor?
PPRA: Favorite Philly Food?
JC: Pizza from Randazzo’s, Fries from Monk’s Cafe