Anthology Marketing Group, Hawaii’s largest marketing and communications company, today announced that Nathan Kam has been named President of its public relations practice, McNeil Wilson Communications.
The appointment takes effect March 1. Kam, who joined the agency 14 years ago as an Account Executive, succeeds David McNeil, who remains Chairman of Anthology and will continue to help direct the firm’s public relations programs for its clients.
“We could not ask for a more qualified individual than Nathan to represent our next generation of leadership,” said McNeil. “Nathan has been my chosen successor for some time and it’s been a pleasure to see him grow into a top-flight professional and leader. He has an intuitive understanding of the market from a community, business and tourism view, and will bring a fresh perspective to the ever-changing communications landscape.”
Kam, who presently holds the title of Executive Vice President, said, “I’m proud to continue the leadership of a firm that has such deep roots in Hawaii’s business community. I consider myself fortunate to have been coached by the best in the business and to have represented some of the most important organizations in our community. We have a deep bench of talented and committed PR professionals and I’m looking forward to seeing our people and clients succeed and prosper in the invigorating marketing environment offered by Anthology.”
Kam represents some of the highest profile clients in the state, including the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau. He has a strong background in strategic planning, media relations and emerging media and has become established as a leader in Hawaii’s public relations industry. In 2013, Kam was the recipient of the President’s Leadership Award presented by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Hawaii Chapter for significant contributions to the success and advancement of the profession.
Kam sits on PRSA’s Travel & Tourism Section Board of Directors for the national organization, and is a past president of PRSA Hawaii. He also serves on the advisory board of Kapiolani Community College’s Business Marketing Management Program. Born and raised on Hawaii, the Big Island, Kam graduated from Konawaena High School and is an alumnus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Journalism/Public Relations.
Anthology’s clients include the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, Kauai Visitors Bureau, Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau, Big Island Visitors Bureau, Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, Hawaiian Airlines, Hawaiian Telcom, Bank of Hawaii, Prince Resorts Hawaii, Marriott Hotels, NextEra Energy, Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaii Gas, Na Hoku Jewelers, Kenworth Trucks, American Savings Bank, and Hawaii Pacific Health.
McNeil Wilson Communications was founded in 1982 and later launched an advertising practice, which became Laird Christianson Advertising. In 2007, the firms acquired Starr Seigle Communications to create Anthology Marketing Group.
Led by CEO Dennis Christianson, Anthology offers a team of more than 100 best-in-practice specialists providing services in Public Relations, Advertising, Digital and Mobile Marketing, Social Media, and Research. Headquartered on Bishop Street in the heart of Honolulu’s business district, the company also operates offices in Guam and Seattle. Anthology is the only marketing company ranked in the Top 250 listing of companies by Hawaii Business Magazine.