Deborah King

As VP of Paid Social at Essence, Deborah is responsible for the paid social vision and strategy At Essence, EMEA. Building out a best-in-class approach to brand-safe and award-winning methods and working with Essence’s C-Suite to scale her vision and learnings right across the business. As well as departmental change, Deborah is determined to progress cultural change. In 2019, she set up and championed Essence Village - launched to build a community who are committed to driving Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic diversity through celebrations and awareness across the agency and change across the advertising Industry. In 2017 Deborah co-founded I AM History (, a black lifestyle and culture publication designed to raise awareness and be a voice for Black voices and stories - both historic and present day.