EAST LANSING, Mich. – President of King Media, Coleen King, has been honored with the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award by the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts & Sciences. Each year, the college’s Alumni Board recognizes the outstanding alumni and faculty for their outstanding achievements, service to the community and enduring impact on students. Only 223 individuals out of more than 56,000 of the most accomplished Communication Arts and Sciences alumni have received this award since its inception nearly 48 years ago.
King is the president and founder of King Media, an award-winning, full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital media agency founded in 1999. With offices in East Lansing, Grand Rapids and St. Joseph, Michigan, King and her team serve clients across the country. King Media’s proven combination of foundational research, targeted strategy, compelling creative and flawless execution has moved the needle for the agency’s clients in big ways. It’s also earned the King Media team 26 national and international awards, including PR News Boutique Firm of the Year; first place in the PR News Agency Elite Awards for Digital/Social Media; and six MarCom Platinum Awards for Strategic Communication. Most recently, King received recognition in New York City as a Top Women in PR Honoree by PRNews.
“Receiving the 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award is very meaningful to me,” says King. “This prestigious award represents the culmination of my professional journey, which has taken years of hard work, many sacrifices and constant application of the skills I learned at MSU. Working with clients on a daily basis to help them ‘move the needle,’ giving back to the community, and reminding students to always ‘dream big’ gives me so much joy. I am truly blessed and honored to receive this award.”
King’s career in marketing, advertising and public relations has spanned more than three decades, commencing at the prestigious national rep firm Avery Knodel in Chicago as media buyer, then continuing as a Regional Sales Manager for Lansing’s NBC and CBS affiliates.
King Media is nationally and internationally recognized for its engaging and compelling creative execution and experience impacting business growth for clients of every size, within every industry. King Media offers its complete suite of marketing services to organizations in agriculture, architecture, automotive, coalitions, construction, design, economic development, education, finance, healthcare, law, manufacturing, politics, retail, tourism, trade associations, the non-profit sector, the arts, and more.