“As HKA celebrates its thirtieth year in business in 2014, I am thrilled for the growth the agency continues to realize – a byproduct of the hard work of our employees and a testament to the trust of great clients who value our work,” said Hilary Kaye, the president, HKA, Inc. Marketing Communications. “As business growth often requires additional staff, Andrew and Lauren bring to HKA industry expertise and the skills to manage many of our new and longstanding clients, and I couldn’t be more pleased to add such high-caliber managers to the HKA team.”
King, a former award-winning real estate journalist, will manage select financial and professional services clients for HKA, including Farmers & Merchants Bank, Haskell & White LLP and First American Trust. With a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, the New Jersey native began his career at Gannett newspaper company and made his transition into public relations at a leading full-service marketing agency in New York. He has since thrived in various roles at PR agencies in New York and Los Angeles, specializing in real estate and financial services.
Stracner will oversee a number of HKA’s clients in diverse industries, including Alzheimer’s Association Orange County, Fairhaven Memorial Park, Electron Beam Engineering, Inc. and Crystal Cove Alliance. Prior to joining HKA, Stracner led high-impact awareness campaigns, conducted media outreach and coordinated trade show logistics in the video game, telescope and smart-house engineering industries. She received her master’s degree in strategic public relations from University of Southern California and a bachelor’s in English from Whittier College.
About HKA, Inc. Marketing Communications
Celebrating 30 years of consistency and reliability, Orange County-based HKA, Inc. Marketing Communications is an award-winning agency which has garnered a reputation for excellence from clients, vendor partners and the media. Founded by former journalist Hilary Kaye, HKA instills professionalism and integrity into every campaign, project and client relationship, successfully enabling agency partners to leverage marketing and communications strategies to support critical business objectives. HKA’s menu of client services includes media relations, social media, integrated marketing, reputation management and community relations.
For more information, visit http://www.hkamarcom.com or call (714) 426-0444. Follow the HKA team on the company’s “Insights Out” blog (http://hkamarcom.com/