Team Kingthing: Rebecca King
Founder + Director

Rebecca King

Rebecca King

Rebecca (fondly known to us as Beck) is a multi-award-winning marketing specialist who has worked in small business, State Government, the airline industry, media and now as a Director of her own national digital marketing company, Kingthing Marketing.

In the five years Rebecca held the position of Marketing Manager at Tamar River Cruises, the company won 9 awards including multiple Tasmanian Tourism Awards and the Telstra Business Award for Innovation. Her managerial style, strategic business planning skills, and proven track record for unprecedented growth led Rebecca to be awarded the 2006 Telstra Tasmanian Corporate Business Woman of the Year. Her love for all things online saw her leave the industry development role to start her own consultancy specialising in online.

With Beck at its helm, Kingthing Marketing has gone from strength to strength and recently won the 2014 Tasmanian Tourism Award for Education and Training. In April 2015, Rebecca achieved the highlight of her career by winning Gold in the prestigious 2014 Australian Tourism Awards in the Education and Training category. Beck is also a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has completed the Company Directors Course. In September 2015, Rebecca was appointed as a Director on the Tourism Tasmania Board and in 2018, she was appointed as a Director on the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board.

Fun facts

The not so serious bit

Travel, mid-century modern design, puppy dogs, cookbooks and listening to podcasts in the shower.

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What inspires you?
People dealing with chronic illness and chronic pain yet still achieving amazing things. Forget celebrities and reality TV show contestants - chronic illness warriors are The. True. Legends.

Motivational song
Vitriol by Bluejuice for public speaking Walking in a Straight Line by Silverchair for coping with life

If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do at Kingthing, what would it be?
Director of Making Things Better.

Rob won't stop whistling in the office, how do you distract him?
Tell him there is either cycling or soccer on the tv.

What's your coffee/hot drink order?
My coffee order changes weekly. I swap between all the milks and I read recently that potato milk is the next big thing, so that will be me, lined up and ready to try.

Who would you invite to a dinner party?
Tim Minchin for his comedic insights with a musical twist, Tara Brach a yoga teacher who keeps it real, Venus Williams for achieving great sporting things with a chronic illness and Cheryl Strayed, author of the book 'Wild' for her hiking tips.

If you could be a world champion in any sport, what would it be?
Gymnastics. I was a gymnast for about 10 years when I was young, I really loved it until my body just couldn't handle those crazy moves anymore. Gymnasts are so incredibly skilled, fit and waaaaaaay stronger than they look.

What would be your ultimate three course meal?
Oysters fresh from the ocean with a squeeze of lemon for starters , a 'lobster roll' from Supernormal restaurant in Melbourne for entree, anything by food King Yottam Ottolenghi for mains and gooey blue cheese for desert. Whoops, that was four courses. Oh well!

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