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We’re an impressively clever and devilishly charming team dedicated to doing it all for our brilliant clients.

 
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Dania Ahmad

PRESIDENT

Dania founded Good Word (formerly D Loves Design PR) in 2011 after working at NYC’s top design-focused agencies. She has more than 20 years of PR, brand strategy and social media experience and has represented some of the most recognized global design brands. Dania calls Brooklyn home and is often inspired by its immensely rich and creative culture as well as its superior pizza.

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Kristen Kelly

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Kristen began her career in the thick of NYC restaurant operations before moving to media & PR for a small restaurant group. In 2007 Kristen began building social media platforms as the need for a digital presence became important for businesses. She later started a social media consultancy for clients in the lifestyle & hospitality worlds. She joined Good Word in 2016.

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Ashley Guttuso

MEDIA + COMMUNICATIONS, MANAGER

Ashley’s PR experience began in the nonprofit industry and transitioned to brand-building and social media cultivation for a small design company. She joined Good Word in 2015 and has specialized in all things design ever since. Ashley has both lead and supported design clients of all types, from product manufacturers, to experiential design firms and interior designer to architecture firms. When she’s not talking design with her creative colleagues, she’s traveling, scoping out live music, and trying new food spots throughout the city.

 
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Stacey Tepper

DIRECTOR

Stacey has 15 years of public relations and marketing experience with many spent at the agency level. Working with companies of all sizes, she has developed and executed both large and small scale marketing and public relations campaigns for design and lifestyle clients as well as residential and commercial architecture firms. She lives in Manhattan and gets lost in Brooklyn constantly.

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Amanda Carpenter

MEDIA + COMMUNICATIONS, ASSOCIATE

With a background in marketing, brand strategy, and studio art, Amanda has worked with brands across various industries including consumer products, fashion, non-profit, and hospitality. She has a passion for design and photography, loves the power of Instagram, and gains inspiration from both her home in Long Beach, New York and while on her travels.


We are a Brooklyn-based Media Relations, Social Media + Brand Strategy firm focused on a range of lifestyle companies, but our hearts belong to design. We love working with companies that push boundaries, are creative, and inspire the way we live. At our core, we are connectors. In this business it’s all about the relationships and we take great pride in the ones we have. Our far-reaching network includes editors, journalists, creatives, and influencers in the US, Canada, and Europe.