kim keuning

Kim Keuning, president

Creator of Out There, Kim is our ship’s captain – a fearless leader and inspiring role model.

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As a graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Kim’s attention to detail, ability to manage many moving parts, and desire to generate growth continually attracts a variety of local, regional and national clients.

Road to ota

From the costume department of a Colorado opera festival, Kim’s original plan of working in theatre eventually evolved into the world of advertising. Getting her start in Los Angeles, and after gaining several years of diverse experience, Kim returned home to Duluth, Minnesota to raise her children and launch her own thriving business, Out There Advertising in 1997.


Over the years, Kim has risen through the ranks as:

  • Account Coordinator with BBDO for Western Airlines
  • Account Supervisor with McCann-Erickson directing marketing efforts for Western Airlines, Winchell’s Donuts, Century 21 and U.S. Borax Household Products
  • V.P. Account Director with J. Walter Thompson for the multi-location accounts of both Pavilions Grocery Stores and Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors
  • Director of Advertising for HomeBase – a national home improvement chain
  • Marketing Director at KDLH-TV 3
  • President and Founder of Out There Advertising, Inc.


Kim is a downhill skier and mother of three. Now that the kids are grown, she is exploring a whole world of new possibilities to fill her free time (which had always found her cheerleading from the sports stands).

My World

“In my perfect world, all strategies would be silver bullets and I would always have perfectly balanced client budgets.”