What Inspires Us

Kingdom; a realm of quality + excellence.

We pride ourselves in doing things “the KQ way” – going above and beyond to meet our clients’ needs. Each project is completed with the highest level of quality, professionalism and integrity.

Why We Exist

Purpose-driven for Social Good

KQ Communications was born out of a true desire to serve organizations and individuals who are doing good work in their communities.

A quality process is what matters most

Unlike similar firms, we begin every project with laser-focused research. This ensures we create fresh and strategic solutions that meet or exceed your marketing goals.

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And the Award Goes to...

Say hello to your team

Renee Malone, APR

Co-Owner and President

Renee is our guru of strategic communications planning and crisis media. The Illinois native holds an undergraduate degree in communications and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing. Before co-founding our agency, she worked as a broadcast news reporter, anchor and as a public information officer for a school district. In her role at KQ, Renee has spent nearly a decade leading award-winning projects for nonprofit, business and government clients. She's received awards from PR News, Public Relations Society of America-Memphis and Georgia Chapters and the National School Public Relations Association.

Terrell Gatewood

Co-Owner and Vice President of Creative Services

Terrell is a proud Memphis native with roots in the Binghampton neighborhood. A creative powerhouse with an eye for detail, Terrell’s design abilities have been recognized and awarded the best in Memphis by the Tri-State Defender and have assisted KQ in capturing local as well as national awards. He leads our talented team of designers for web, print and electronic platforms. When he’s not assisting clients, Terrell enjoys spending time with his better half, Nedra, and his two sons, Myles and Jeremy. He devotes his time to bettering the community through Big Brothers Big Sisters. Terrell is also a retired break-dancer who keeps us laughing as our resident jokester.

Harriette Burrell

Co-Owner and Vice-President of Digital Marketing

After receiving degrees in psychology and social work, Harriette made the next logical move: she started her own marketing agency. Having achieved success on her own, Harriette now brings her wealth of digital marketing knowledge to KQ. She is an e-commerce wiz with an entrepreneurial and motivational spirit. Seriously, if you need a pep talk, Harriette is your person! Born in Brooklyn and raised in New Jersey, Harriette is an avid Eagles fan who loves drafting the perfect fantasy football team. When she’s not making touchdowns in the marketing world, Harriette can be found spending time with her husband, daughter, son and dog and searching for the best chocolate Atlanta has to offer.

Amy Rosenberg

Co-Director, KQ Atlanta

Amy is a marketing wiz with a flair for telling clients' stories -- something she picked up during her nine years as an award-winning television reporter, anchor and producer. At KQ, she has successfully led some of the company's top projects and earned honors from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Memphis Chapter and the Associated Press.. The Wisconsin native lived in Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas and Memphis before making her home in Atlanta. Amy, of Polish heritage, played on the polka circuit as a member of an Oompah band as well as the flute and hand bells at her church. She enjoys exploring Atlanta with her husband and twin boys, snuggling with her chocolate lab and cats and claims she can fold a fitted sheet better than Martha Stewart. She's still waiting for Martha to respond to the challenge.

Joyce McKinney

Co-Director, KQ Atlanta

Joyce manages client projects with a focus on strategic marketing. She has a gift for finding the creative needle in a seemingly bland haystack. This University of Memphis cum laude graduate brings to our team more than 13 years of award-winning communications and community engagement experience, having worked with both major corporations and non-profits. With ten siblings and 27 nieces and nephews, it is no wonder Joyce is an expert communicator. Her community service includes devoting her time and talent at her church and to organizations like The Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Share Your Soles and others that help the underserved in the greater community. Although Joyce is a gifted singer who has performed before former presidents, international leaders and even Oprah, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching classic black-and-white films, and sharing love through hugs in her annual Hugs4Evvie event, in honor of her mother. And, we must say, she lights up a room with her smile and warmth.

Paula Dickson

Operations Manager

Paula, our resident ``mama bear,`` keeps the office going and growing by overseeing all operations. Growing up in a military family, Paula spent her childhood in Georgia, Virginia and Frankfurt, Germany before moving to Tennessee. The self-proclaimed army brat has picked up the organizational skills necessary to keep KQ's productivity at maximum levels. A graduate of Memphis State University, she spent more than three decades in the printing and design industry before coming to KQ. And her service beyond KQ includes spending 12 years running a program that feeds the homeless and participation in mission trips to orphanages in Brazil and Swaziland where her service included building wells and feeding hungry children. She also serves as an associate pastor at The Church on the Square in Midtown Memphis.

Alisha Tillery

Senior Account Executive

When it comes to managing projects and turning out superb copy, Alisha is the KQ go-to. She spent several years in Baton Rouge, where she received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Southern University A & M College and her graduate degree in communications from Louisiana State University. Her writing has appeared in magazines such as Essence and Ebony, and her PR ability has been recognized by the National School Public Relations Association. Alisha enjoys reading, spending time with her parents and three siblings and attending music festivals. She's also an avid fan of HBCU college band music. Alisha serves the community through volunteer work at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Her superpower: an immense repertoire of movie quotes stored in her memory.

Brittney Elkins

Account Executive

Brittney is an ace when it comes to planning and managing events. She also assists with copywriting, strategic planning and social media management. Before joining the KQ team, she worked as a marketing specialist in the health care industry and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, helping to improve children's kindergarten readiness and engaging on a variety of community events. Brittney enjoys time with her husband, two daughters and a pet beta fish named Lucy, and her hobbies include crafting and DIY projects. She confesses she has an obsession with the color purple -- even her first car was purple. She says her favorite aspect of working at KQ is ``there's never a dull moment. `` There's also never a dull moment with Brittney, a petite powerhouse with a big personality, who proves great things really do come in small packages.

Amelia Ables

Account Executive, Memphis

Amelia Ables is a small-town girl with a big passion for public relations. The Fayetteville, Tennessee native received her B.A. in political science from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Amelia then moved to the Bluff City to attend graduate school at the University of Memphis, where she studied journalism with a focus on public relations. After receiving her master’s degree, she interned at Habitat for Humanity and Restore Corps, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating human trafficking, before joining a local web design agency as an account manager. Amelia’s warm demeanor, superb writing skills and willingness to go above and beyond for clients has made her an invaluable asset to the KQ Memphis team. Outside the office, you’re likely to find her perfecting her homemade Southern sausage gravy and biscuits, a family recipe. Amelia enjoys reading, kickboxing and getting her Namaste on at the yoga studio. Although she’s proficient in downward dog, she’s earned herself a reputation as a “crazy cat lady.” If you lose sight of her at your Christmas party, she’s probably in the next room snuggling with Fluffy.

Olivia Thompson

Account Executive

Olivia is a Memphis native who settled in Atlanta after graduating Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Georgia State University. While at #therealGSU, Olivia interned for the university’s athletics department in Marketing, acted as a student consultant for Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead, and served as the Social Media Coordinator for her dance team. Outside of school, Olivia volunteered in the creative arts department at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. She formed a passion for marketing and creative writing in high school, where she won state competitions with the marketing organization DECA and wrote and illustrated 3 children’s books. For Olivia, her goals in client interactions are the ability to carry out their vision, maintain their brand, let creativity take their business to the next level, and use her bubbly personality as a resource. When she’s not at work, you can catch Olivia browsing through everything wedding-related on Pinterest and sketching bridal gowns or enhancing her sewing skills.

Denise Webb

Administrative Assistant

Denise is a ‘people person,’ evident in her warm smile and cheerful demeanor. The Indiana native, an alumna of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, has more than ten years of administrative experience. She honed her customer service skills during her years as a flight attendant, which also offered her the opportunity to explore numerous U.S. cities and meet people from all walks of life, including famous passengers such as Lucille Ball and Dionne Warwick. Nothing is more valuable to Denise than spending time with her family – she’s immensely grateful for her roles as a wife, mother and grandmother. Her extended family includes her church community, and she especially enjoys visiting with church members who reside in nursing home facilities. Denise’s hobbies include swimming and tennis, which she’s played for the past seven years. And be sure not to interrupt her while she’s watching her Lifetime movies -- her favorite way to relax.

Jermaine Gutherie

Web Designer

Jermaine carries more than ten years of web design experience with a focus on WordPress development. He specializes in bringing our customers vision to life believing that form over function is key in web design. First it has to work then it must be compelling and beautiful across all devices. Jermaine is a father of 3 in Atlanta, Ga and enjoys spending time with his family.

Memphis

2670 Union Ave Ext. Suite 810
Memphis, TN 38112
901-761-9286

Atlanta

101 Marietta St. Suite 2340
Atlanta, GA 30303
844-839-6100