St. Joe’s King Media Back in the International Winner’s Circle

If you happen to spy Coleen King lugging two-by-fours and planks into her St. Joe office soon, don’t be surprised. At the rate her local marketing and advertising agency, King Media, continues to rack up international awards to the degree she’ll need to rebuild the trophy case to accommodate the hardware.

King Media is adding two more international awards to the trophy case, winning PR News Agency Elite Awards in Crisis Management and Integrated Communications for its work with Grand Haven Area Public Schools. The award brings King Media to a total of 20 national and international honors in just the last four years since 2015, reflecting the agency’s commitment to growth and innovation.

President and Founder, Coleen King, says, “Education is the key to success on every level,” and adds, “I’m proud to showcase the success of Michigan’s schools and communities on an international stage. Strong schools build strong communities, and a strong future for our children.”

The new award recognizes King Media’s integrated communication campaign, as well as its crisis communication work for Grand Haven Area Public Schools, where the agency first partnered to develop an integrated communications plan, beginning with in-depth research and culminating with a refreshed brand, public relations strategy, Kindergarten round-up marketing campaign and more. The research helped King Media understand both the district and the community, which led to successful communication in a variety of crisis situations.

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King says, “No one wants crisis situations to occur, especially in schools, but when they happen, district leaders in Grand Haven count on King Media to handle the details of effective communication so they can focus on effective decision-making.”

King Media will be honored alongside major global brands like AT&T, ESPN, FOX, Neutrogena, Nielsen and more at the PR News Agency Elite PR Awards Gala in New York City on November 21, 2019. Coleen says, “Having our campaigns recognized on an international stage is proof that our work is on par with global agencies and billion-dollar brands,” and adds, “Our clients receive the very best strategies executed by a team who is passionate about and committed to local success.”

King Media is a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital media agency that creates change for companies and organizations of all sizes, in all industries. King Media has three offices – St. Joseph, East Lansing and Grand Rapids – with a coast-to-coast footprint. Additional services and case studies can be found at

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