About Us

Alison Katz Danes is the founder and president of Ali Kat Productions, Inc. Alison brings a unique perspective to marketing and events, having worked in the entertainment industry for over a decade. Her extensive background in event management, marketing and production – combined with her enthusiasm, passion, dedication, fresh creative solutions and flawless execution - has earned her respect from industry professionals, clients and vendors. Clients can attest to the fact that no matter what challenge she is presented with, Alison always delivers positive results!

Alison started her career at USA Network in sales and worked her way to Manager of Consumer Promotions and Event Marketing. In 2004, Alison joined NBC Universal as Director of Corporate Events working on projects including: the Torino and Beijing Olympics, Wimbledon, NBC, USA, BRAVO & SCI-FI Upfronts, and premiere launch events for shows like "Project Runway" and "Top Chef."

Alison has a B.A. in Mass Communication and TV Broadcasting from the University of Hartford. A passionate and positive person that will do whatever it takes to meet expectations, she is dedicated to helping solve environmental issues and strongly believes in partnerships and relationships.

Testimonials


"The Weather Channel brought Alison/aliKat productions on to oversee our Pre-Upfront VIP Dinner and we couldn't have been more pleased.  Every detail from the menu to the decor perfectly reflected our brand and made a wonderful impression on our clients.  After just a brief conversation about what we were looking to achieve, Alison took off running and worked with the venue to create a unique wine pairing dinner that seamlessly incorporated the effects of weather on wine production.  Her creativity, attention to detail and professionalism are top notch and you can rest assured that she will deliver an amazing event.  I look forward to working with Alison again soon." —2014, Shannon Janak, Director of Events, Trade Marketing, The Weather Channel

"I've worked with aliKat on our annual green building awards show for three years now. Alison's professionalism, creativity and attention to detail have made the event better each year. I recommend her highly!" —2012-2014, Christina Anjesky, Director, Development & Communications, Urban Green Council

"It is always a pleasure to work with Alison. She is dependable, organized and has both an eye for detail and the big picture. She brings a wealth of knowledge, skills and creative suggestions to her work and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for marketing and event planning services." —2013, , Shari Weisenberg, Marketing Brand Strategist, Microsoft

"Alison is a consummate professional in her line of work. She is very detailed and organized and while she is immersed in the minutiae of events will ALWAYS see the bigger picture. She is friendly and easy going but adheres to deadlines. Her work ethic is strong and dependable and she sees a project through from inception to completion. I am proud to know her and to have the opportunity to work with her on the Spirit of Life luncheon." —2012-2014, , Lisa Kaye Fuld, President, City of Hope, East End Chapter/Jeanne Kaye League

"Food Network Magazine retained Alison Katz Danes/Ali Kat Productions to oversee our first ever Food Network Magazine Lounge opening the Food Network New York Wine & Food Festival. The event was well attended by consumers, celebrity chefs, sponsors and VIPs. Alison executed the event flawlessly. From venue selection to décor to sponsor integration. Attendees raved about our event throughout the entire evening, as did the press the following day. I highly recommend Ali Kat Productions to produce and execute any event." —January 13, 2011, Peggy Mansfield, Executive Director, Marketing, Food Network Magazine

"It was a pleasure to work with Alison. She is very competent in negotiating and interfacing with a variety of vendors, ultimately helping us secure the best price and service for our event." —January 11, 2011, Amanda Gentile, Development and Communications, GrowNYC

"Alison is a wonderful asset to any organization. Her intelligence, ‘can do’ spirit, dedication and strong communication ability made her a valuable part of the USAN Marketing team. As the founder of Green Depot, I'm grateful to have Ali Kat Productions, a reliable and talented source, on our team to help grow my business." —February 12, 2010, Sarah Beatty, Former SVP, USA Network, Founder, Green Depot

"Alison is an excellent professional who has both an eye for detail and big picture thinking. She is a great organizer for events that LOHAS does in New York. I highly recommend anyone interested in seeking a point person who will handle all the details of events to consider Alison." —November 16, 2009, Ted Ning, Director, LOHAS

"Alison successfully provided event production services and was a major contributor in planning and executing Green Depot's events and marketing initiatives, driving traffic to our stores. Our objective has always been to have environmentally conscious events that support sustainability, local businesses and community. Alison took charge and exceeded our expectations, making these events not only "green", but also fun and memorable. Alison made sustainable events go main stream at Green Depot!" —March 1, 2010, Jim Holiber, General Manager, Green Depot

"Alison led the planning of the first large-scale promotional event I was tapped to oversee at NBCU. From the first phone call I was impressed. Her knowledge and professionalism was evident and her execution exceeded my expectations. Alison managed - from ideation to execution - a launch event for the first Entertainment Program on MSNBC. As I was new to event planning she guided me through action items and decisions and expertly provided new, innovative and creative ideas that had not been thought of before...and all within our budget! She managed with confidence and achieved all of our objectives in a creative and impressive manner. The event was a success and was even featured in BizBash Magazine, touting the originality and the perfectly set tone for the event. I would enthusiastically choose Alison to execute any project or event, big or small." —April 1, 2008, Jenna Tyre Bain, Director, Brand Strategy & Promotions, NBC Universal

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Ali Kat Productions is a member of the Sustainable Business Network in New York City.

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