DAVIDSON — There’s a new media agency in town for those living in the Davidson and Charlotte areas.

It’s called Carolina Content & Media Relations Corporation, and it’s all about serving the high-tech scene and improving press coverage on everything from artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to aerospace, cloud computing and data analytics.

“Charlotte’s vibrant technology market offers great opportunities for this new business to help companies solve their problems and succeed,” its founder, Charles Hartley, said in a statement.

Before this corporate communications tenure, Hartley reported and edited for a publisher about the fiber optics, telecommunications, and sensor industries, and launched two technology-focused publications.

Charles Hartley, President, Carolina Content & Media Relations

He said this work has helped prepare him to serve technology companies in the Charlotte area, which recently earned a ranking of sixth in the United States as a technology leader, according to a CompTIA Tech Town Index 2019.

“I had the good fortune to climb aboard the technology train in the early 1990s when fiber optics became all the rage with the promise of bringing high-speed broadband services into homes.

“The tech train kept rolling. I rode that during the explosion of the Internet, smartphones, semiconductors, satellite radio, and all the way through to the recent rise of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, predictive analytics, and blockchain. It’s been a great ride, and I’m looking forward to staying aboard to help create the next chapter of the high-tech story with Charlotte-area clients and beyond.”

During his career Hartley helped clients in major corporations land press coverage in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Times, the Financial Times, Reuters, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomberg, and the Harvard Business Review.

In his media relations roles, he has written articles published in Forbes, Fortune, Fox Business, San Jose Mercury News, EE Times, Multichannel News, Wireless Week, and Aviation Week.