Karen Floyd has led eight affiliated yet distinct companies, beginning with The Palladian Group, the banner organization she founded in 1997. Recognized as one of the most dynamic CEOs in the Southeast, Floyd is a high-demand speaker and consultant on a variety of corporate, public affairs and business development issues. Karen’s resumé reflects one of the most robust and successful business, legal and political careers in South Carolina and across the country. She moves fast, and she has a unique ability to understand clients’ goals and develop strategies and solutions that are engaging and deliver results. Karen is the recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the highest civilian honor awarded in South Carolina.
The Palladian Group
With six divisions, The Palladian Group has thrived for more than a quarter century. The organization has been recognized nationally for its work, and its roster of clients includes some of the most influential and successful individuals, companies and organizations in their respective fields.
Palladian Marketing’s expertise lies in conceiving and implementing successful marketing and public relations campaigns through quantitative and qualitative analysis, strategy and tactics. All collateral is conceptualized, designed, written and produced in-house. Palladian Marketing functions as the organizational and operational hub for all Palladian Group entities, except for Palladian Public Affairs where state ethics laws dictate.
Palladian Digital builds complex systems, processes and devices that integrate data using the latest innovative technologies. From website design/build to research and development (R&D), Palladian Digital spans a broad spectrum of information technology paradigms. Digital encompasses coding, app development and analytics.
Palladian Public Affairs
Palladian Public Affairs offers clients access to insights that can only be obtained through years of work in the legislative and executive branches. Working as embedded members of The Palladian Group, the Public Affairs team infuses those insights into strategic planning and masterful execution to meet each client’s unique (and often delicate) political, policy and fiscal goals and objectives.
Palladian Development creates one-of-a-kind fundraising campaigns in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. Our fundraising process involves goal evaluation, development of the organization’s case for support, creation of campaigns, cultivating leaders and prospects, and the coordination of efforts through the completion of the campaign.
Palladian Productions serves clients through all stages of filming, including concept development, casting, shooting, editing and screening. From website vignettes to commercials to feature-length documentaries, Palladian Productions continues to grow and become ever more vital to the group’s overall operations. The two most recent documentaries, CatWalk FurBaby and Fight for Ukraine: 12 Women’s War, have been lauded at national and international film festivals.
Palladian Publications communicates through print materials – from collateral pieces and annual reports to glossy magazines and children’s books – produced by an award-winning creative team. The pinnacle of Publications has been ELYSIAN, an elegant quarterly magazine designed to inspire and reflect the interests of women over 35.
ELYSIAN, an international luxury lifestyle magazine, launched in 2015 and has evolved into a comprehensive multimedia brand that includes print, film, podcasting, social media, commerce, events and a far-reaching weekly digital newsletter. Anchored by its signature Inspiring Women interviews, ELYSIAN pushes the boundaries to explore the most exclusive and ambitious fashion, travel destination, philanthropic endeavors, art, food and culture. The launch of each magazine is the centerpiece of its own premier event, either in the United States or abroad, that features networking, learning and social opportunities.