From the central Texas town of Bryan, Keetria began cultivating her ambitions of a career in the entertainment industry as an optimistic teen. In addition to her fascination with the music industry, her creativity and artistic ability as a writer was well known. She later began plotting and developing short story film concepts and comedy scripts which landed her internship positions with Dallas area music magazines and a film production studio. Shortly after college, she helped with the launch of several companies, one of which is now an industry leader in celebrity talent representation and entertainment marketing, giving her the opportunity to work with various brands, recording artists and prestigious events along with a variety of other talented individuals. When she’s not in the office she’s likely in the studio brewing up a new mix.
Innovative thought leader, marketing pundit, and small business advocate, Keetria Garner-Chambers offers dynamic and strategic insights into branding, promotion, and public relations across multiple industries and the small business marketplace. For more than fifteen years, her strategies have delivered unparalleled exposure, publicity, and customer engagement for everything from major events to international product campaigns to book promotions to local business expansion.
Keetria currently serves as Managing Director and Head of PR for AMW Group, an international marketing and PR agency, a role she has held for more than eleven years. As head of the Public Relations and Marketing division, she oversees publicity campaigns for artists and brands, including planning, research, execution, and event arrangement. She has secured media placements for her clients in major outlets like The Huffington Post, Billboard, ELLE, Chicagoist, Elite Daily, US News, Rolling Out, Examiner, FitnessRX, Atlanta Magazine, Flair Magazine, Westword, Time Out, RESPECT, SLUG Magazine, and many others.
With a wealth of experience and expertise, Keetria knows what it takes to market big lifestyle brands (Here’s a brief mention from Time Doctor and in the Forbes article, Three Ways To Build Brand Loyalty, by contributor Ryan Westwood)…and she’s bringing that expertise to the small business community in the form of her new consulting venture: Style of Business LLC. Her brand marketing insight has also been included in several online blogs and in publications such as Luxury Daily.
Inspired by her podcast, Style of Business (SOB), a project that features business owners and entrepreneurs focused on building their brand, SOB assists clients with growing their business through strategic planning and brand marketing to increase sales, visibility, and consumer engagement. It’s something she has been doing quietly behind the scenes for years and is now bringing front and center.
She is also founder and CEO of HyPursuit, Inc., which recently relaunched, an online media outlet and printed monthly resource focused on entrepreneurship, self-activation, and creativity. The portal seeks to offer an accessible, regionally focused platform for sharing compelling stories of thought leadership and social innovation across arts, entertainment, lifestyle, leisure, and events.
Expanding into print media as well, she has published several ebooks dedicated to online marketing and branding, including Building Your Online Presence: A Guide to Do-It-Yourself Marketing in 2009 and Style of Business: Tips & Ideas on Creating an Irresistible Brand in early 2015. Keetria holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington.