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akb Marketing LLC is ready to help businesses express themselves

Amy Bast brings her marketing skills back to Hudson.

Amy Bast knows marketing and knows it well. Her successful career in the field now extends to her own business akb Marketing LLC which she founded earlier this year. Bast attended UW-La Crosse, The College of St. Scholastica and University of St. Thomas completing a master's degree in management and marketing.

Locally she worked in marketing at Citizens State Bank in Hudson from 2006 to 2009 before moving on to positions in the Twin Cities.

"I love the St. Croix Valley," said Bast, who grew up in Baldwin. "Hudson seems like a perfect fit. I didn't want to leave town, to work in the metro area. I'm a Wisconsin girl at heart."

The heart of her business is marketing consulting designed to help small to mid-size businesses grow.

"I work with all professional services," said Bast. "That is my niche and where my background is."

Specifically akb offers expertise in four areas which include general marketing services, digital marketing, law firm marketing and financial services marketing .

"I plan and execute programs for the client and act in a complementary role to help with other marketing initiatives as well," said Bast, who added, "Social media is always a component when I am working with a business."

"It has always been my goal to reinvest in the Hudson area," said Bast. "Now is the time to kick this off and see where it goes. I am excited to be back in Hudson and to be able to give back to the community."

Bast lives in Hudson with her husband and two children.

"I love what I am doing right now," said Bast. For more information, call (651) 283-7750 or visit her website at for complete details on all the services she offers.