Freelance Marketing Consultant
Kim Kohatsu boasts a rare combination of traditional and new media experience. She began her career as a copywriter for several leading ad agencies. While working in advertising, she spearheaded award-winning print, radio, TV, outdoor, and guerrilla campaigns for clients including the California Avocado Commission, AAA, The Orange County Register, The Hilton Family of Hotels, Yamaha, Wienerschnitzel, KFC, and Power Automotive, among others. After several years, Kim shifted her specialty into online marketing, helping tech B2B startups improve their online presence through PPC, SEO, email marketing, reputation management, blogging, and social media. She then founded her own consultancy, Charles Ave Marketing, where she has managed the marketing efforts and grown online engagement for local businesses and startups including Menuism.com, REDRHINO Epoxy Flooring, MyCorporation.com, and Mom Corps LA.
Kim is a graduate of Syracuse University, holding three Bachelor’s degrees in Advertising, Political Science, and French. In 2001, she was named a Syracuse University Scholar, the highest honor the university bestows on only 12 graduates per year. Today, Kim maintains her relationship with the University as Vice President of Membership in SoCalOrange, the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Southern California. Kim earned her Master’s degree in Communications from the Adcenter (now Brandcenter) at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a member of Mensa.