As the CEO and Founder of Sarsaparilla Marketing, Kim Davis is a leading marketing & media expert, broadcaster, and international keynote speaker.
She became a TED speaker in 2022 and is currently a presenter for The Travel Show on BBC Worldwide, which is watched by over 71 million international viewers.
For over 20 years, Kim has worked with A-list celebrities, such as Beyoncé, Andre Agassi, and Marc Jacobs, and been a trusted advisor to the leaders of the world’s most iconic brands, including: Bayer, BNP Paribas, Harper Collins Publishing, MasterCard, and GoDaddy.
Kim is regularly featured on major media outlets, such as: BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, BBC radio, TalkRadio, The Guardian, The Metro, etc. She has also written for The Telegraph, Talk Business Magazine, and The Inside Connection as a music, travel, and marketing journalist.
Originally from New York, Kim started training to become a classical musician and performer when she was just 5 years old. She studied music (violin and voice), dance, and theatre and performed at Disney World, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and more during her teenage years.
At the age of 15, she fell in love with journalism and began interviewing celebrity icons, including tennis legend, Andre Agassi, for her local newspaper.
Kim's talents eventually caught the eye of television & media pioneer, Martin Stone - creator of The Howdy Doody Show, who gave her the opportunity to become the host of her own classical music radio show when she was just 18.
By the age of 22, Kim had graduated with multiple Bachelor of The Arts degrees (Business, Music, & Theatre); become the youngest person to teach at a prestigious New York University ("Writing For Mass Media"); pioneered The Music Business Conference, and had become the Morning Show Producer for a Market 1 radio station in New York City.
Kim's media career skyrocketed and she went on to become a producer, writer, on-air presenter, and voice over artist for some of the largest TV & radio stations in the US.
It wasn't long before she was promoted to Marketing Director and went on to work for corporate giants, such as Avon and MasterCard, where she had the opportunity to work on the award-winning “Priceless” campaigns.
In 2004, Kim moved to London and launched her own consulting and training agency (Sarsaparilla Ltd.), where she continues to advise business leaders on marketing, media, and other high-performance leadership strategies.
Her innovative methods incorporate business with The Arts and are proven to increase results by up to 600%. In fact, Kim's techniques drastically outperform most traditional forms of learning and development and have earned her the title, “The Money-Making Marketer”.
Kim’s marketing and media skills have been praised by industry experts such as Mary Portas ("Queen of Shops"), Robert Senior (CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi) and Nikki Crumpton (CSO, McCann Erickson).
As an international keynote speaker, she has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages from New York’s Carnegie Hall to London’s O2 Arena. Her TED talk on "How The Arts Can Help You Achieve Anything" was has been widely acclaimed and will be added to her speaker repertoire in 2022.
Kim's also provides voice over work to Fortune 500 companies and media outlets around the world.