From the girl next door to the owner/CEO of the agency that handles everything from making coffee to sitting down with clients and forming an awesome marketing campaign, takes the time to understand each client.
I have been in advertising for over 15 years and cannot imagine doing anything else. My degree is in graphic design which enables me to push that design button a little further. I am not satisfied with any of the advertising campaigns that we put together until the client receives their goals and objectives. In my spare time.....ya, what spare time lol. This business is my passion.
Alex Alexander - Vice President
I am the Vice President of the agency. "It will be fun, THEY SAID." I manage the digital aspects of the agency for our clients. Other portion for my scope of work includes everything from making popcorn and coffee first thing in the morning to handling Accounts Payable. However, I am never too busy to assist clients. I enjoy putting creative ideas in motion. An Addy Award for the creative projects I have directed, isn't bad either.
I am a family man, biker and dog lover. I am outgoing and love to have fun. In any spare time I have, I am out on the road putting miles on my motorcycle. Nothing clears the mind more than the open road.
Jonathan Smith - Marketing Specialist
I am the Marketing Specialist, which means I work to fill in the gaps on all your marketing needs. I do everything and anything within my power to ensure your organization is successful. Getting your message out in front of your audience is my number one priority.
I was born and raised right here in Peoria, IL, which means I have a personal stake in the well being of our clients' organizations. When they win, Peoria wins. I earned my degree in graphic design from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA, and have since cultivated skills in marketing, public relations, printing production, and social media management. I also performed theater and hung around a lot of thespians, so if I accidentally slip into a ridiculous British accent, please just ignore it. Of course you're welcome to play along too.
Cody Emmons - Digital Advertising Specialist
I am a Digital Advertising Specialist for Kelly & Company Advertising Agency. Learning the ways of new age digital marketing is my main mission. Everything from Social Media Advertising to Search Engine Marketing, finding new and improved ways to get your business seen is my goal, and I always achieve my goals.
I was born and raised in central Illinois. After high school, I joined the Navy and ended up being stationed in Great Lakes, IL; San Diego, CA; and Norfolk, VA where I completed 3 deployments. After 6 years of service, I got out and have since been going to school at Austin Community College from which I will transfer to McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Having the military background and ongoing education gives me the tools I need to successfully manage the needs of our clients.
Jennifer Volk - Digital Marketing Assistant
I am the Digital Marketing Assistant, which means I work on all digital products such as web sites, landing pages, eblasts, SEO/SEM and more for our clients. Anything you can advertise online I am the girl for you!
I was born and raised in a small town right outside of Peoria where tractors were regular roadway vehicles. I went to Illinois Central College and Bradley University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications, Advertising, Marketing. My love for the industry was discovered after watching a documentary known as “Art & Copy.” I enjoy absorbing the knowledge of team members and seeing different voices come together to make something unique and amazing.
Jenny Salzer-Administrative Assistant
Thank you for calling Kelly & Co, this is Jenny. How may I help you today? Every primary office should be answered by a "live" person, not by an automated machine. I am the one who greets you on the phone and at the front lobby. We don't have an automated machine that takes your call or a buzzer to let you in the front door. Hope to hear from you soon!
About Me I was born and raised in a small farming town in Central IL. I attended Illinois Central College and have worked in customer service for 10 years. I enjoy being in the great outdoors and have a passion for gardening. I like to spend spare time with family and snuggling my Chihuahua. I also love meeting new people!
Candace Quinn - Lead Generator
I am the Lead Generator, so it is not uncommon for my voice to be one of the first a prospective new client hears when KCo reaches out to them.
I often work remotely, allowing me to have sincere conversations with potential clients regarding whether they may benefit from our services prior to setting appointments with owners. This flexibility means we can start these conversations at times that work well for your business and ensure that any appointment(s) set thereafter will include that same courtesy.
Hiring Experienced Graphic Designer "Beast"!
Bella Alexander - Staff Mascot
My job is to look cute and try not to bother the staff until the mail lady comes. I LOVE the mail lady! I also love popcorn! We have a popcorn machine where I wait patiently while a fresh supply is being popped every morning. Bark.