"Ms. Kingsley had a no-nonsense approach to the subject matter. She has years of experience, which was reflected in her knowledge, and she shared very relevant, real-world work experiences as illustrative examples of principles she taught. I was able to take her advice and use it to make my writing more effective."
Karen Kingsley is a retained consultant to domestic and international advertising agencies and marketing companies. She brings over 25 years of experience as an executive and business writer. She has managed up, down and across in frenetic and deadline-driven environments.
She’s written speeches, marketing collateral and advertising for companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Yahoo, Procter & Gamble, NYPresbyterian, Ralston Purina and Spartan Races. Karen was SVP, Business Development at Deutsch Advertising, owned her own ad agency, was president of another, and EVP at a third. She writes web content, proposals, RFP’s, white papers, business briefs, resumes, cover letters and innumerable sales letters and advertising collateral.
Prior to advertising, Karen spent a decade managing teams and writing for such business publications as Progressive Grocer, Women's Wear Daily, Supermarket News and Home Furnishing News.
For the past fifteen years, Karen has freelanced, working for companies as diverse as Comcast Cable, Graphic Artists Guild and EatingWell magazine, developing cause-related marketing programs, writing online content, advertising and marketing materials, presentations, PR materials, marketing briefs and proposals.
Karen taught business writing at Gotham Writers’ Workshop for over ten years, also privately working with several corporations, including A&E TV Networks, Sotheby’s, PVH, wikiHow, Crispin Porter, NRDC and Planned Parenthood. She teaches Business Writing, Deck Writing, Presentation Skills and Business Etiquette or will create a custom day for your group. She was a commentator on "Retailwire," a website dedicated to the retail business and wrote financial, relationship and book review sections of Eons.com, a website directed toward baby boomers and contributes to Senior Planet.com.