Karen Morris is a senior executive with more than 16 years of marketing experience in key leadership and CMO roles in middle-market to large, publicly held companies.
Morris has a 22-year track record of success as a brand visionary and thought leader with a key proven ability to deliver marketing solutions across a broad product portfolio. Morris has overseen global brands with several billion dollars in revenue and has run her own marketing consulting business, coaching c-level executives on aligning internal and external brand positioning and passionate purpose definition. She has exceeded goals in both large multi-national and small start-up environments.
Morris provides executive advising and coaching to heads of marketing in both public and private companies in a wide variety of industries. Her core competencies include: Strategic Marketing, Brand Management, Product Marketing, Account Acquisition/Expansion, Social, Mobile Marketing, Advertising, Content Creation, Media and Public Relations, Channel Marketing, Sales Promotion, Market Research and Product Management.
Presently, Morris is Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Bell and Howell. Previously Morris was President and CEO at Morris Worldwide Marketing, a marketing company specializing in the high technology industry. Morris provided executive-level marketing leadership, leveraging her consistent success in the strategic development and tactical execution of industry-recognized marketing initiatives in the telecommunications industry.
As Chief Marketing Officer at ZOS Communications, a position she held from September 2010 until August 2012, she built Platform-as-a-Service product and communication strategies for mobile, social and digital, ensuring local relevance and impact.
Morris was Vice President of Marketing at Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Inc. in North America. She has more than 19 years of management experience at Sony Ericsson and Ericsson, Inc., one half of the joint venture with Sony. Prior to her role as Vice President of Marketing, Morris served as Head of U.S. Channel Marketing where she managed all aspects of channel marketing functions and deliverables across Sony Ericsson’s wireless customer base, including AT&T.
During her time in the industry, Morris has overseen many campaigns that received honors from trade and industry associations and served on the Board of Directors for the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) Wireless Foundation. Along with garnering two Summit Creative Awards, her initiatives have been honored by CTIA, The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and The Advertising Federation. Morris graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing.
About Bell and Howell
Bell and Howell is a leading global provider of multi-channel communications solutions, providing messaging technologies for print, Web and mobile delivery. We dedicate ourselves to driving positive growth for our customers, and our suite of solutions are designed to be open and flexible, solve unique customer needs, and enable the highest quality and lowest cost production of relevant business communications. Supporting these solutions is one of the largest dedicated service organizations in the industry. Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., the company maintains development and manufacturing facilities in Wheeling, Ill., Rochester, N.Y., Dallas, Texas, and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. For further information, please visit www.bellhowell.net.