Called "perpetually newsmaking" by POLITICO, CATECOMM shapes public opinion and makes positive change for some of the largest campaigns, causes, and associations in the country.
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CATECOMM produces cinematic commercials, animations, and films.
Rocket Lobby makes calls, emails, meeting requests, and social media posts to lawmakers easier, more effective, and more engaging. And it’s as easy to embed as a YouTube video.
We collect the front pages of Florida's daily newspapers available online and deliver them to you beautifully via email by 9:00 a.m.
This map is an accurate time lapse of votes in Florida, the checkmate swing state of the 2016 presidential election cycle. Each point represents a single vote, by each voter's registered address, color coded by party or other affiliation.
We collect the front pages of the newspapers important to the 2016 presidential campaign and deliver them to you beautifully via email by 8:30 AM.
KEVIN CATE, founder of CATECOMM, is an advisor and ad maker for progressive candidates and causes, including serving as a senior advisor to Mayor Andrew Gillum. A former 2008 Obama campaign spokesperson, Cate knows what it takes to win competitive, history-making campaigns.
His work in 2018 was called "nothing short of brilliant" by the Tallahassee Democrat, and he's been called "perpetually newsmaking" by POLITICO, a "communications savant" by Florida Politics and a "multimedia wiz" by the Miami Herald. Influence Magazine recently named him one of the 100 most influential people in Florida politics and Florida Trend designated him a person you should know.
He has grown CATECOMM into a powerhouse provider of media relations, media production, media training, media products, and advertising.
Cate is also a nationally recognized political consultant, including providing commentary on cable news channels CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News Channel. He graduated from Auburn University and has a graduate degree in Applied American Politics and Policy from Florida State University, where he has served as an adjunct instructor teaching earned media. He is an Emmy®, Pollie®, and Silver Anvil® award winner.
Stephanie Shumate manages the growing CATECOMM team.
Shumate was born in Tallahassee and grew up playing on the steps of the Old Capitol, at age three, becoming the youngest volunteer on the late Governor Lawton Chiles' campaign.
Before joining CATECOMM in 2015, Shumate was mentoring young journalists with Herff Jones Yearbooks in an 18 county territory in North and Central Florida, and previously worked on Loranne Ausley's 2010 CFO campaign as the Director of Operations and Logistics. She also served as a Student Senator at Florida State University, before graduating in 2008.
She is actively involved in The Junior League of Tallahassee and serves as a committee chair every year. She is also a founding member of the capitol city's charity kickball league, Tallahassee Kickball Association, which helps raise more than $5,000 every season for local non-profits.
Damian Cardona joined CATECOMM in 2015 following the acquisition of Unknown Media, the production company he founded in 2010.
Cardona is a producer, coder, and branding expert, having produced content with major corporations like Speed Stick, McDonalds, eHow, and Red Bull — and built full scale digital products like Rocket Lobby. He has worked with CATECOMM since 2012, producing TV, digital content, and websites for major political and corporate campaigns, including Andrew Gillum's historic 2018 gubernatorial campaign.
He earned a graduate degree in Entertainment Business and Media Design from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida.