Get Found


Manage your listings and see how they’re performing.

Websites & Landing Pages

Get a mobile-optimized, conversion-friendly site.


Increase your traffic with keywords, technical optimizations, and more.

Social Media Marketing

Manage your social media accounts.

Scale Your Business

Search Ads

Run your campaigns across popular search engines.

Display Ads

Build awareness and grow your brand with display ads.

Video Ads

Reach more customers with video ads.

Social Ads

Increase brand engagement with social ads.

Targeted Email Marketing

Spur action and get noticed with email marketing.

Custom Promotions

Drive leads and customer acquisition with custom promotions.

Convert & Keep Customers


Engage customers immediately with our chat solutions.


Keep up with our best marketing tips, trends, and insights.

Marketing Lab

Learn the right local marketing strategies for your business.

Website Grader

Evaluate your site performance, social media presence, and more.

Educational Content

Get access to guides, webinars, and additional resources.

Industries We Serve


Build awareness and credibility, reach the right audiences, and more.


Attract new patients and build trust with your audience.

Home Services

Ensure your business gets found when people are searching for services online.



Promote your business effectively and stand out from the competition.

Professional Services

Drive leads and earn your customers’ trust with our marketing solutions.

Travel & Entertainment

Reach potential travelers with more effective digital marketing.



Generate leads and maximize results across locations.

Agencies & Partners

Get scalable solutions that will help you see results.

The LocaliQ Advantage

Learn how LocaliQ can help your business succeed.

Success Stories

These businesses seized their potential with LocaliQ.

  • Home
  • Blog
  • Talking Local Marketing with President of Local Marketing Solutions Kathy Jack-Romero

Today, we got the privilege of speaking with Kathy Jack-Romero, President of Local Marketing Solutions at Gannett | USA TODAY NETWORK.

Kathy has been with Gannett for more than 30 years and leads our sales teams in delivering local marketing solutions to clients across the U.S.

We talked to Kathy about her career journey with Gannett, her favorite marketing solution and client story, and what she can’t live without.

Wow! Congratulations on 32 years ““ that’s quite an accomplishment. You’ve worn a lot of different hats during your time here. Tell us a little about that.

My career can be characterized as one of reinvention. As we’ve transformed our industry over the years, I’ve made it a point to do the same with my career. I’ve jumped in to learn new aspects of our business and reimagined ways in which I could take my talents to a new area, team, or approach in our organization. I love building and leading winning teams, and I hold myself accountable to consistent communication, collaboration and understanding, and tapping into the “superpowers” of our team members.

I love that! So, what’s your favorite part of what you’re doing now?

Talking to our teams about the impact they make in our communities. I love when someone tells me of the success that their client is having. Our North Star is to make our communities a better place. Finding that “purpose” makes your job so much more rewarding. We help local businesses thrive. We allow them to achieve growth, meet goals, have banner sales years. They then add staff, support local causes and issues, and contribute to a healthy and vibrant local community. That’s important and meaningful work!

That really is! Speaking of marketing solutions, which of ours are you most excited about?

A differentiator of ours is branded content. No one is better equipped to deliver a highly engaged audience with content that we know resonates with the desired consumer! We have expertise on both sides of this powerful coin. Plus, I love when we have the opportunity to talk about the power of our journalism and how a client can fit alongside and compliment the work that we do.

Do you have any examples of how we partner with our clients to help them achieve results?

We have a home improvement client in Memphis that started their relationship with us by being selected as a winner in our annual “Best of” awards. At the time of the awards, the client was not advertising with us. After publishing our winners, our valuable and loyal audience of readers started reaching out to this business to inquire about jobs/services. The owner of the business did not have a website, and consumers wanted to see examples of his work. Our team partnered with this client to help them understand the value of a powerful website and we delivered a finished product to him in short order. After a few months of the website being up and running, the client agreed with our team that it was time to start driving leads to his site with display, search, and social advertising.

A few months after that, our partnership with the client led to us helping him build a strong SEO and listings presence and participate in a pay for performance program with us. At each step of the way along this journey ““ our client has allowed us to be a trusted advisor and partner, not just a vendor. We’ve been able to help this local referral-based business owner truly grow their business to new levels of success.

Just like we love to partner with local businesses, I know we love to frequent them as well. What’s your favorite local business to visit?

The Human Bean. I just can’t function well without a latte a day ““ and the chocolate-covered coffee bean that accompanies my drink gives me an extra kick.

Last question: What was your very first job?

In high school, I worked as a housekeeper for a boutique ski hotel in Lake Tahoe on the weekends. I delivered extra towels to Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli, passed by Bill Cosby in the hallway, and got to hit the slopes on the weekends after my shift.

Thanks to Kathy Jack-Romero for talking with us about her career journey, partnering with local businesses for marketing solutions, and more.

To learn more about LOCALiQ and what we do, contact us today.


Talking Small Businesses, Marketing, and More with One of Our Clients

How this Business Owner Went Above and Beyond to Educate his Community

Hillary Weiss on Finding Your Brand Voice, Authenticity, and Being Memorable

Sign up for our newsletter

Get the latest marketing tips and actionable insights for your business.