Founder and CEO
Charlene King is a passionate, accomplished, and performance-oriented executive with extensive experience in communications, public relations, media relations, social media marketing, reputation management, corporate social responsibility, visionary ideation, experiential marketing, product launches, media events, and consumer programs. Her strengths in writing, multimedia content creation, and leveraging traditional and digital media to engage key audiences through storytelling brings life, energy, and authenticity to any brand narrative and mission.
Prior to founding KING Communications in 2011, Charlene worked with sales, communications/PR, and marketing teams at BMW of North America, LLC. At BMW, she learned the ins and outs of the luxury and automotive industries. Her skill set and expertise come from building and launching highly-successful, innovative and groundbreaking consumer and media programs including BMW's 'Don't Text and Drive' National Campaign.
Charlene is PR savvy and known as forward-thinking. She is drawn to projects that push boundaries, provide thought leadership, and evoke fresh ideas. Charlene revels in the creativity of crafting unique brand stories and inspired, meaningful content - written and visual - that attract and engage consumers, turning them into brand ambassadors.
Photographer and Graphic Designer
Maggie McKay is an internationally published photographer based in the Chicago-area. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from Pratt Institute in New York and specializes in portrait, lifestyle, and automotive photography. Some of her work has appeared in Automotive News, Forbes, and BMWBLOG.