words: Elizabeth Bowers | images: Landon Neil Phillips, The Royal Wild
Telling a collective tale is both how The Royal Wild came to be and what they do.
A couple years ago, after a music video shoot with Rachel Kate, co-founders Jenny Kleiman and Landon Neil began to build a business on their talents and their passion projects.
Kleiman says, “Landon and I are absolutely obsessed with musicians. We would give our left arm to constantly shoot that all the time. But, how do you balance these passions projects—that make you go forward and compel you—and turn them into your business?”
By merging with local digital branding agency Row Collective. This past spring, The Royal Wild did just last. The Row Collective is comprised of Kayla Morrisey and Haley Shaw; they help local companies like Charleston World Heritage with their websites, branding, and social media presence. Now all four talents stand together under The Royal Wild umbrella, focusing on production and creating media content for businesses.
Simply, now The Royal Wild can provide both the website and the content for the website.
Landon Neil brings his honest photography skills to the business, and recently shot a collection of musicians who he thinks deserve far more press than they’re receiving—locally and otherwise. He says, “Charleston is in a pinnacle of growth right now. It’s very exciting, and this year and next year are going to be so huge, and The Royal Wild can be part of a scene that just keeps growing. It’s like Paris in the 1920s! There’s a bunch of amazing artists and things happening, and we get to be a part of it.”
They also get to document it.
Morrisey says, “At the end of the day, it all comes full circle, right? We’re trying to tell a story: it’s the same thing as making a film, doing social media, as building a website. You’re just trying to tell a story, and I think that a lot of small businesses in Charleston need that service. They have these awesome homegrown businesses, but they’re missing that element of telling their story through their photos, their video, or their blog.”
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