We had the good fortune of connecting with Kim Prince and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kim, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important lesson by business has taught me is to persevere despite how difficult things can be from time to time.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Proven Media is a marketing communications firm that specializes in compliant industries and specifically, the cannabis industry. I entered this segment long before many others, at a time when it was quite controversial, as it combined my degree in communications, my experience in business, and my passion for the medicinal nature of the plant. This early entry has given my company a solid competitive edge with companies that want to get right down to business, and those that understand the value of communications in this highly competitive space. My team has grown the company into a full service firm that provides excellence for clients, both privately held and publicly traded companies. We have worked from the ground floor and earned their trust, and now are collaborating at the highest level with their investor and stakeholder relations, and C-level news developments. My team works both with consumer brands, and business-to-business companies. Along with investor and stakeholder communications, we love working with specialized niches like cannabis tech, too. The more complex the project, the more we shine. From basic media strategies to detailed case studies, we love helping our clients succeed.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would take a visitor to where I live in the Carefree/Cave Creek area. It is located in Arizona’s high Sonoran Desert and it is extremely beautiful. There is a lot of open space and an abundance of wildlife and nature. In the evenings, I would take them to live bull riding at the Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek, where they would meet cowboys and get their boots dirty. It’s a truly unique Arizona experience. Then I would take them over to Harold’s Corral, a cool bar and restaurant, a place that has been around for nearly 80 years and truly reflects the heartbeat of our community. If something is being celebrated, or mourned as in the case of a great loss, everyone gathers at Harold’s. Then, just for fun we would go over to the Hideaway, a biker bar that has been a part of our community for many years. The people watching is great, the food is delicious and the outdoor patio is perfect to get some sun. The owners of these establishments are the ones who have supported our community during the good times and bad. These places are fun and so unique to Arizona.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
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