Kevin Kelly
Kevin Kelly
President & COO

As a Berklee graduate, drummer in a touring rock band & record producer, it was a natural next move to start an advertising agency. Since founding Bigbuzz in the mid-ninety’s, Kevin’s tech-forward vision has positioned Bigbuzz as a leader in the connected age of marketing. Kevin speaks often as an expert in digital marketing strategy and artificial intelligence. He recently spoke at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas about Ethics in AI with David Hanson and Sophia of Hanson Robotics, and spoke at SXSW about Chatbots and Service Culture. 

Kevin also hosts a video podcast: The BuzzBubble and believes we’re here to make the planet a better place. Supporting his vision, Kevin drives a solar-powered electric car and has been knocked out while boxing in a charity boxing match. See Kevin’s boxing debut and learn more about BuzzLove at http://bigbuzz.com/buzzlove 

  • Q: Where were you born?
    A:

    Trenton, NJ

  • Q: What did you study in school?
    A:

    Music Production/Engineering @ Berklee College of Music in Boston

  • Q: What was your first job?
    A:

    Landscaper, cutting grass on walk behind mowers. 

    We figured out that we were walking more than 15 miles/day, back & forth on people's lawns.  

  • Q: What got you interested in digital marketing?
    A:

    An AOL 2.0 floppy disc. I was always a tech geek who loved the tech side of creative. As a recording engineer I loved working in the studio, and the internet introduced a very similar opportunity to be creative in a tech space. 

  • Q: What’s the best thing about working at Bigbuzz?
    A:

    Working with a group of really smart people who challenge each other to create something great for our client-partners, day in and day out. I enjoy the buzz in the office and knowing I have a positive impact on so many lives.  

  • Q: What motivates you?
    A:

    See previous…Inspiring people, and having a positive impact on other’s lives. 

  • Q: What’s your brand/what are you known for?
    A:

    Innovation, forward thinking, saying yes, doing stuff that matters, being left of center, accountability & partnership. And just being nice people to work with every day. 

  • Q: What’s something surprising to know about you?
    A:

    I was a drummer in a touring rock band signed by Puff Daddy (and married the guitarist in my other band), was knocked out cold while boxing for charity, am on my 5th electric car, training for my 3rd Ironman 70.3 race.  

  • Q: What’s your favorite social platform?
    A:

    Our Bullpen 

  • Q: What do you do when you’re not working?
    A:

    Build stuff, Train for Ironman (swim bike run), root for Penn State & The Philadelphia Eagles and really enjoy spending time with my wife, kids and 2 dogs.