News Citizen hires Kevin King as global Chief Digital Officer
Plans include bolstering digital PR and marketing offerings worldwide
Citizen Relations announced today that Kevin King, most recently global head of Edelman Digital, has joined the agency as global Chief Digital Officer. King will be working to bolster Citizen’s digital and marketing communications offerings in the U.S. and internationally, as well as working to leverage agency assets within the Vision7 International and BlueFocus network of agencies.
“With his tremendous reputation and background, we know Kevin had many options, and we’re absolutely delighted to bring him into the Citizen family,” said Daryl McCullough, Global Chairman and CEO of Citizen. “Our vision is to leverage Kevin’s reputation as a digital thought leader and all his agency strengths to bolster our digital marketing services worldwide while also building a deeper regional and global practice.”
Among his business responsibilities, Kevin will contribute to growing capabilities in digital issues management, content, social and paid media, and other strategic leadership areas. He also will be instrumental in working with Citizen’s network agencies to identify and apply best practices and lead deeper synergies and collaboration group-wide.
“ I’m thrilled to be joining a growing global network that puts an emphasis on culture and innovation,” said Kevin King. “Marketing and communications require a digital-first mindset and the ability to evolve at an incredibly fast pace. I’m confident that Citizen is the type of agency that will deliver the results clients are looking for in our rapidly changing world. ”
Kevin will be based in the U.S., splitting his time between Citizen operations in New York and California.