CHARLOTTE, NC, November 16, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Two experienced communication professionals have launched a new communications and speechwriting firm, Harrell & Kinnison, Inc., a North Carolina corporation. The firm's web site is http://www.HarrellAndKinnison.com.
A woman-owned business and minority supplier, Harrell & Kinnison, Inc. offers corporate communications and business writing services - from speechwriting and essays to editing, from communication strategies to crisis communications, from public relations to government relations, and more.
"We wanted to provide corporate and individual clients a lower-cost alternative to high-quality corporate communication functions and writing services," said Harrell, who has 25 years of combined experience as a communications executive for Bank of America, director of government affairs and corporate communications at Siemens Corporation and manager of internal and external communications at Allstate Insurance Company.
"Speechwriting, for example, is typically an expensive service in the industry, and we are able to provide executive-quality speechwriting for a lower cost," she added. "Plus, as a woman-owned company, we are aligned with many companies' minority supplier development objectives."
According to Writer's Market, speechwriters typically charge a flat rate for each minute of the speech delivered. Harrell & Kinnison, Inc. charges an average rate of $60/minute of speech delivered.
The firm's primary writer, Karen Kinnison, is a graduate of the famous Iowa Writer's Workshop and has 15 years of experience writing speeches for top Bank of America executives, most who reported to the CEO, including the Global Risk Executive, Global Technology & Operations Executive and North Carolina President, to name a few.
Harrell & Kinnison, Inc. provides the following services:
• Business writing, editing, proofreading
• Executive communications (bios, video scripts, organizational announcements, presentations, memos, etc.)
• Communication plans
• Internal/external communications (electronic and print communications, newsletters, articles, brochures, annual reports, web site content, etc.)
• Social Media communication strategies and content
• Crisis communications
• Government relations
• Public relations
• Creative projects
Marion Harrell is a senior communications professional and leader with 25 years of experience in corporate communications combined at Bank of America, Allstate and Siemens Corporation. She is a strategic thinker who has counseled all levels of executive management - from the CEO to senior business leaders - on company positioning, crisis communication responses, risk management culture and employee communications. She has served as a communications executive for Bank of America, director of both government affairs and corporate communications at Siemens, and manager of internal and external communications at Allstate Insurance Company.
Karen Kinnison is a professional business writer and speechwriter with more than 15 years of experience writing for senior executives at Bank of America Corporation. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree in writing from the top-ranked writing program in the country, the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. During her career, she has written for many Bank of America executives - including the Risk Management executive, Compliance executive, Technology & Operations executive, Brand executive, and North Carolina President. Her diverse range spans topics such as diversity, corporate brand, risk culture, compliance, risk management and technology. She has taught writing at the U of Iowa and Loyola Marymount University. Her poetry has appeared in national literary reviews and she is author of a novel of literary fiction titled The Birth of the Future, available from all online booksellers.
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Harrell & Kinnison, Inc. provides corporate communication, business writing, essay writing and speechwriting services to organizations of all sizes and individual clients. For more information, please visit http://www.harrellandkinnison.com.
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