NAME: Kenneth Herring
COMPANY: Cirrus Insight
TITLE: Director of Media & Public Relations
WEBSITE & SOCIAL MEDIA: www.cirrusinsight.com; @CirrusInsight
WHY DID YOU JOIN AMA KNOXVILLE?
I was referred by Daniel Monday, who is a long-time friend and professional colleague. I heard that it would be great for my business and relationship-building. After one meeting I was convinced.
WHAT ARE YOU HOPING TO GET OUT OF YOUR AMA KNOXVILLE MEMBERSHIP?
I want a better understanding of different marketing strategies and tactics, and more importantly, genuine and sincere relations.
WHAT DOES YOUR COMPANY DO BEST?
Make software for people who want to #GetThingsDone and #SaveTime. We help people who are in the sales and business community gets that done.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CLIENT?
One that is the most resistant to help.
WHY DO YOU LIKE WORKING THERE?
I believe in the co-founder who hired me, Brandon Bruce. He is committed to helping people and the community.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART ABOUT DOING BUSINESS IN KNOXVILLE?
The growth opportunities that are present here. What a time to be alive.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PAST TIME?
Basketball, without a question.
Next time you’re at an AMA Knoxville event, be sure to chat with Kenneth and challenge him to a little one-on-one basketball!
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We would like to thank Colby McLemore with Colby’s Photography for being one of the Knoxville American Marketing Association’s (KAMA) Sponsors. Colby McLemore and his team focus primarily on advertising imagery, both in the digital world and in print. They specialize in images that involve people telling the stories and benefits of products or services as well as architectural and product photography, both of which have won many awards. As you may know from attending our events, they do business portraits and corporate events as well.
You’ve undoubtedly already seen their work on websites, billboards, and print advertisements around Knoxville, as Colby happens to be one of Knoxville’s favorite and most talented commercial photographers. He has won Gold and Silver Addy awards, and Knoxvillians have voted him the best Knoxville Photographer in both The News Sentinel andCityview three or more years in a row. He’s also highly respected by his peers, having been named one of the International Top Ten Commercial Photographers in a contest sponsored by the largest and oldest photography trade organization–the Professional Photographers of America. He has also been named Photographer of the Year by Tennessee’s Professional Photographers Association (TNPPA), Top 10 Photographer of Tennessee, Fuji Excellence Award, Kodak Gallery Award, and many others.
But Colby isn’t just an exceptional commercial photographer; he’s also fantastic to work with. He somehow manages to combine a laid-back attitude with exemplary professionalism, making his photography projects both timely and painless. Here’s what a few KAMA members have to say:
“If you’re looking to convey a message through an image with no words, Colby can make that happen.”
– John McCulley
“[Colby is] thorough, detail-oriented, professional and passionate…a true craftsman…fantastic experience from start to finish, and beyond…I was pleased with the experience, the final product and the communication – he hit the trifecta from downtown (literally)!”
– Daniel Monday, KAMA president
“Whenever anyone asks me for photographer suggestions, the first name that comes to mind is Colby McLemore…he has blown me away. He always goes the extra mile for clients…he’s not satisfied until you’re satisfied…gorgeous photos…I highly recommend Colby.”
– Ana Ritchers, KAMA VP of Communications
“extremely knowledgeable…I couldn’t be more pleased!”
– Bethany Yandell
Lucky for us, Colby strongly believes in giving back to the community and is an active volunteer on KAMA’s communications board, the Professional Photographers of America’s National Council, Tennessee’s board of the American Society of Media Professionals and many more. In this spirit, he’s offering business portraits at a discount for all KAMA members. (This is a deal you seriously don’t want to miss! If you haven’t yet experienced Colby’s style and expertise, now’s the time to do it!) And if you’ve been looking for other advertising photography like architectural shots of the place you or clients work, group staff photos, lifestyle advertisements—Colby’s Photography has you covered. We’re proud to have him as a member of KAMA and are thankful for his sponsorship.
If you’d like to know more about his services or talk to him about getting your discounted business portraits, check out his website.
We’re so excited to announce the KAMA 2015-2016 Board Members! The new board members include:
President: Daniel Monday, Slamdot
President-Elect: Susan Napier-Sewell, Designsensory
Immediate Past President: Lisa Rupchak, U.S. Cellular
Treasurer: Andrew Hartung, Eaton & Hartung, PLLC
Secretary: Kelsey Brantley, Clayton Homes
VP Conference: Katey Marina, Securities Service Network
VP Communications: Ana Richters, NIMBioS
VP Special Events: Carol Matthews, Ullrich Printing
VP Past President’s Council: Sharon Moore, Knoxville Zoo
VP Programming: Lori Fuller, Knoxville Chamber
VP Collegiate Relations: Chad Elmore, Pyxl
VP Membership: Lindsay Cates, The Trust Company
VP Sponsorship: Jim Ragonese, UT Medical Center
VP Volunteers: Abbigail Christensen, Ripley PR
Director at Large: Marti Townsend, Knoxville News Sentinel
Director at Large: Angie Howell, Knoxville News Sentinel
Director at Large: Michelle Anningson, WATE
Director Brand Content: Mandy King, Pyxl
Director Brand Design: John McCulley, Moxley Carmichael
Director Social Media: Bethany Yandell, UT Medical Center
There’s a lot in store for members in 2015-2016, and the energy and expertise of our new board will ensure that this is one of the best years ever for KAMA!
The newly elected KAMA Board Members were featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel’s People and Honors section on August 23, 2015: