NP Strategy Continues Expansion with Addition of Video Services Manager, Taylor Kearns

June 27, 2018

NP Strategy is pleased to welcome former journalist and professional videographer, Taylor Kearns, to our strategic communications team, as video services manager. With more than a decade of experience using video to tell clear and compelling stories, Kearns will work with clients across the Carolinas in the conception, creation and distribution of video communications.

“Within the last year, NP Strategy has aggressively grown our footprint,” said Leighton Lord, managing director of NP Strategy. “New clients and new projects naturally lead to new growth. We are ready for Taylor’s energy and creativity in providing a high level of service to our growing base of clients.”

Kearns is the third hire for NP Strategy since January 2018, for a team now comprised of 15 veteran professionals spread across North and South Carolina.

“When business grows, we need to follow suit,” said Heather Matthews, director of NP Strategy. “We are excited to bring on new talent because not only will it increase our level of service, but Taylor adds significant value to our team through collaboration and an added skill set. Plus, as you’ll see below, he has a great sense of humor.”

Kearns spent seven years as a photojournalist and reporter at Columbia’s NBC affiliate, WIS-TV. During his time on air, he was honored with awards including two regional Emmys and recognition from the National Press Photographer’s Association. Most recently, Kearns operated his own business in Columbia offering companies and non-profits professional video services with a personal touch.

“I’m ready to get in the door and get to work,” said Kearns. “Running my own business was hugely rewarding, but it was also isolating at times. My dogs don’t laugh at my jokes anymore, so I can’t wait to have a new audience. Also, the opportunity to work with some of the region’s leading companies and organizations was hard to pass up. The demand for video continues to grow, and I’m honored to join a team that prides itself on quality client service.”

Kearns is originally from Hartsville, SC, and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. He will be based out of the firm’s Columbia, SC office.

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