/zēl/ noun  great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.

Relationship-Driven Marketing

Pull Up a Chair and Tell Us Your Story

When you build a trusting relationship with someone, you let the walls come down. You’re open about the challenges you face and the worries that keep you up at night. The person on the other side feels free to share their advice as you work toward your goals and is the first to buy you a beer when you finally reach them.

At Zeal Marketing & Consulting, we believe great marketing starts with authentic relationships. We’re not here for a one-and-done project – we’re in it for the long haul to ensure what you dream for your company turns into a reality. From that very first meeting, we get to know your business from the inside out so we can design a bold strategy that fits your mission and bring your brand to life through brilliant creative that helps you grow your own relationships with life-long customers.

Work With a Team of Marketing Experts in St. Louis


Marketing Evaluation

Strategic Planning

Brand Development

Project Management

Marketing Vendor Management



Graphic Design


Content Development

Video Production

Custom Website Development


Social Media Marketing

Digital Advertising

Traditional Advertising

Media Buying

Zeal Marketing & Consulting is your go to for developing a comprehensive marketing strategy for your business. Kate Allaria develops customized solutions that keeps your core values and brand at the center, and which are designed to attract your ideal customer. Worth the investment!

Caryn MeffordFounder, My Pocket CEO}
Kate at Zeal Marketing has been a great asset for Hawthorne Animal Hospital.
Dr. Paul MyerOwner, Hawthorne Animal Hospital

Small businesses who are ready to break out from the pack won’t find a better cheerleader and coach then Kate! By getting to know her clients on a one-on-one basis, she’s able to understand their challenges and uncover opportunities to develop custom marketing strategies that maximize their goals and budget. Kate’s passion for her client’s success is truly contagious! As a writer, I appreciate the fact she fully engages her team from day one so everyone is on the same page throughout the creative process. When each voice is listened to and valued, the project runs smoother and faster – and most important, it produces better results for the client in the end!

Nicole PleggeFreelance Writer

Zeal has been able to help us navigate through a difficult year to be able to communicate with our customers by offering us non traditional methods to reach them and creative ways to engage them. Kate’s responsiveness and her willingness to work with us was what we were looking for in a partner.

Mike GreenfieldBranch Manager, Crown C Supply, Wentzville

Kate is amazing to work with. Creative, diligent, fun, she makes marketing look easy! I highly recommend Kate. If you want someone to help you think outside of the box, Kate is your gal. Plus you will have fun during the whole experience!

Danelle BrownQueen Bee Consulting

I was really hesitant to take the leap towards getting help marketing my first time small business. Working with Kate at Zeal Marketing and Consulting has truly helped me to organize and up my marketing game. Everything about our process so far has been painless and actually FUN!

Sarah Deathrage-SteeleComforting Keepsakes

Kate is amazing! As Director of the Edwardsville Children’s Museum, I’ve worked closely with her on our board marketing committee. Kate has helped ECM so much with her energetic and out of the box marketing ideas. Thank you, Zeal Marketing and Consulting for everything!

Abby SchwentDirector, Edwardsville Children’s Museum

In 2020 Zeal Marketing & Consulting started working with my company in a collaborative relationship. Our services complement each other and Kate and her team are extremely responsive, professional, and provide quality work. I look forward to a continued working relationship, and highly recommend anyone partner with, or utilize Zeal for all of their marketing needs.

Ryan HuneidiOwner, Huneidi Services

Give Kate a call for all your marketing needs. She is very creative, professional and can give you lots of ideas to help you. Highly recommend using Zeal Marketing & Consulting.

Stacie StephensInterventional Pain Consultants

Zeal Marketing & Consulting is a one of a kind company. Kate the president is smart, detailed, a blast to work with and knows exactly what to do when it comes to making your company look great. You will definitely not go wrong with Zeal Marketing.

Darin HartliebFreelance Photographer

Kate Allaria, MBA

President & Chief Strategist

A Small Agency Leaves Room for Big Ideas

Big agencies aren’t always the best fit for small businesses. We should know – we’ve been on both sides of the table in our careers as clients and as advertising professionals.

And, oh man, the stories we could tell!

Zeal isn’t your ordinary agency. Our team of creative professionals, led by chief strategist Kate Allaria, shapes our diverse marketing skills to your business for a made-to-order solution you won’t get anywhere else. There’s no clash of big egos that drown out your voice, no mad dash to fill billable hours (while blowing your budget in the process). Just a collective of passionate and imaginative designers, writers and social media experts who put your success above all else.

Try Zeal on for size by scheduling your consultation today.

Recognized as one of St. Louis’ Best Marketing Firms in the Small Business Monthly