KLS Interactive is a Minneapolis-based interactive marketing services company specializing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Public Relations and Social Media Marketing.
Karen Sams, President
Karen founded KLS Interactive in 2008. With more than ten years of experience in SEO, online marketing and public relations, Karen has experience working with business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies across a variety of industries.
Prior to KLS Interactive, Karen was Interactive Marketing Manager at Ameriprise Financial, where she worked on lead acquisition strategies for ameriprise.com. She also served as an Account Manager at TopRank Online Marketing, where she was responsible for managing PR and SEO programs for multiple client accounts.
Karen was Marketing Chair on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association (MIMA) from 2007 – 2008. Karen has also presented at local industry events including the Online Marketing Summit (OMS) and the American Marketing Association (AMA).
Karen lives in Plymouth, MN, with her husband and three children. In addition to being a business owner, a wife and a mother, Karen is also a keen runner. She has run several marathons and enjoys running with the Lifetime Fitness run club.
Jill Karl, Interactive Marketing Consultant
Jill’s experience spans multiple industries and marketing disciplines. Her passion is connecting with customers by truly understanding their wants and needs to drive brand engagement and build affinity.
Prior to KLS Interactive, Jill spent over five years in consumer and B2B loyalty marketing. She created member engagement and CRM strategies for the Northwest Airlines WorldPerks program. Later as the client relationship manager, she helped launch two B2B loyalty programs for The Home Depot.
More recently at Ameriprise Financial, Jill worked to engage their network of financial advisors to build an online marketing presence to better connect with today’s consumers.
Jill, her husband and their two young daughters live in St. Paul, MN. They enjoy cooking new recipes and going “up north” to camp, swim and be outdoors.