Documents

Degrees

  • M.A. Strategic Communication Regent University
  • B.S. Business Administration Biola University
  • Accredited in Public Relations APR Universal Accreditation Board
  • Certificate of Professional Fundraising Boston University
  • Certificate in Christian Apologetics Biola University

Member of

Biography

KiYong Kim is a seasoned public relations professional with expertise in humanitarian and faith-based organizations. As an international communications expert, he brings a global perspective developed through his experiences in places such as Hong Kong, South Korea, China, the Philippines, Australia, and the United States. As an advocate for the eradication of extreme poverty in his lifetime, Kim’s work with Compassion International helped over 20,000 children find sponsors. His experience included managing experiential events in churches, universities, and music festivals; launching a nation-wide fundraising campaign for the Korean-American market; and leading vision trips to Guatemala, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic. As a subject matter expert in cross-cultural and international communication, he helped reimagine the communications and technology platforms for Compassion. At Ambassador Advertising Agency, Kim worked to expand the reach of faith-based organization's radio programs such as Mercy Ships, the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Max Lucado's UpWords, and the Life Issues Institute. Today, he provides digital branding and strategic communication consulting for start-ups and faith-based organizations. Kim is an Accredited Public Relations Professional (APR), who graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Biola University and earned his Master of Arts in Strategic Communication from Regent University.

Affiliations

  • Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
  • Orange County PRSA
  • PRSA Nonprofit Interest Group

Awards

  • Epsilon Kappa Epsilon Honor Society Biola University — 2007
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges — 2007
  • Henry Warren Scholarship Crowell School of Business Biola University — 2006
  • International Leadership Grant Biola University — 2006

Courses

Undergraduate:

  • Multimedia Channels
  • Public Relations History & Foundations
  • Social Media, SEO and Digital Strategy
  • Public Relations Internship and Applied Experience
  • Advanced Internship and Career Preparation
  • Public Relations Management, Philosophy, and Ethics
  • Advanced Digital Management
  • Public Relations Leadership and Advanced Campaign Analysis

Graduate:

  • Principles of Public Relations
  • Strategic Digital Communication
  • Public Relations Research
  • Capstone

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Para-church (faith-based organizations)
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Communication
  • Social Media and Digital Strategy
  • Non-profit
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