Karen Eck

Karen has nearly 20 years of media and marketing experience in Australia and around the world. She founded eckfactor in the United States in 1999 and managed publicity campaigns for Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Columbia Tri-Star International and USA Networks. eckfactor was hired by Harpo Productions to manage media relations for Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure in December, 2010. She worked in collaboration with Kim McKay of Momentum2, who managed stakeholder relations. Karen was the event media director for the Eco-Challenge global expedition race series created by Mark Burnett, executive producer of Survivor, the worldwide reality TV phenomenon. She worked on Eco-Challenge races in Morocco, Argentina, Borneo and New Zealand. In 2001, Karen moved the company to Australia where it has grown and become a premier publicity agency specialising in media and entertainment with many blue chip clients. Karen prides herself on adding value for clients and partnering with them to build and enhance their brands. Prior to founding eckfactor, Karen worked in publicity for ABC-TV before becoming senior publicist for the Nine Network. Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts Communications degree from the University of Canberra. Karen and the eckfactor team focus on delivering results and working on interesting projects with great people (or vice versa). Current clients include Sony Pictures Television, Harpo Productions, WWE, MTV, STVDIO, World Movies and TV Touring's live events with Cesar Millan, Deadliest Catch and Super Nanny Jo Frost. In September eckfactor managed media for Donald Trump's first speaking event in Australia. In 2011 she founded a new brand under eckfactor called Perfeckt,which specialises in digital PR and content. Perfeckt works with new and existing clients to extend their PR campaigns.
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