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Lynn Kelly

Marketing and Public Relations

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An award-winning news writer and entrepreneur, Lynn Kelly has owned and operated Kelly Communications full-service public relations and advertising firm since 1979 with offices in Colorado and Wyoming.

Kelly has extensive experience in researching, creating, planning, managing, budgeting and managing successful advertising and public relations marketing campaigns in Colorado and Wyoming, and in more than 35 major markets across the country for a wide range of local, national and international clients with annual marketing budget expenditures of up to $2 million.

A partial client listing includes Vail Valley Foundation, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Cheyenne Frontier Days, New Line Cinema, the NFL Players Association, Coors, Keybank Corporation, Kraft/General Foods, Pacer/CATS subsidiary of Ticketmaster, ITI Information Technology Institute, The Children's Hospital Foundation and US Senate and state governor races.

Kelly is proficient in research, design, budgeting and management of formal, informal, internal and external marketing strategies and tools including web page design and management, database development and management; video and audio production including scripting, producing, casting, location selection, direction and supervision ranging from training/recruiting videos to commercial advertisements; event and crisis management including speaker training. Kelly has worked in both English and Spanish-speaking markets.


Writing, speaking, creativity and perseverance. Creating, budgeting and managing successful communication programs, campaigns and projects. Noted for ability to smile in impossible situations.

Appearances and Interviews

New York: Today Show with Matt Lauer, Joey Reynolds Show, Fox TV, New York Times, New York Daily News, Newsday

California: Los Angeles Times

Chicago: WGN, NBC, ABC, NBC, Chicagoland, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times

Dallas: Dallas Morning News, NBC, ABC, NPR, Family net

Washington, DC: Washington Post, Washington Times

Denver: The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, Channels 4, 7 9, 2, Fox

Kelly also has been interviewed extensively and appeared on television and radio in Atlanta, Austin, Cincinnati, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, Albuquerque, Topeka, Wichita, Newark, Miami, Lexington and Louisville, among others.

A complete list is available upon request.


Ph.D. University of Denver, Human Communication Research includes managing development of trust, interpersonal communication, privacy, grief and loss, critical listening and distance management. Dissertation: Trust between Managers and Direct Reports in a Distance Relationship across the Globe

B. A. University of Wyoming at Laramie, English Literature


Instructor of marketing, advertising and promotion, Denver University Daniels College of Business Women's College, 1997-present
Instructor of communication/public relations/media/business, Regis School for Professional Studies, 2000-present

Curriculum Designed and Taught, 1997-present

Advertising Strategies, Denver University Women's College

Designing for the Web, University College

Listening in Organizations, Denver University Women's College

Looking Ahead for the Future - A Hyperlink How To, University College

Management as Performance, Denver University Women's College

Managing Grief and Anger in the Workplace, Denver University Women's College

Managing Media Relations, University College

Marketing, Denver University Women's College

Professional Development for Career Advancement, Denver University Women's College

Public Relations as Conflict Management, University College

Public Relations Certificate Program, Regis School for Professional Studies (Authored certificate courses including Public Relations Overview, Internal Public Relations Management, Event Management, Managing Public Relations Campaigns, Crisis Management.

Women and Democracy, Denver University Women's College, with Dr. Karol Merten

Courses Taught, 1997-present

Advanced Public Speaking, Regis School for Professional Studies

Communicating in a Technological Society, Regis School for Professional Studies

Communication Ethics, Regis School for Professional Studies

Communication Theory, Regis School for Professional Studies

Interview Techniques, Regis School for Professional Studies

Mass Media and Society, Regis School for Professional Studies

Organizational Communication, Regis School for Professional Studies

Persuasion, Regis School for Professional Studies

Senior Capstone, Regis School for Professional Studies

Current Titles

Don't Ask for the Dead Man's Golf Clubs, Advice for Friends When Someone Dies, 2000, Workman, NY, NY.

Denver Metropolitan Media Directory, Summer 1980-2005, Kelly Communications, Littleton, CO.

Denver Group Guide, community reference to clubs and groups, Winter 1999-2005, Kelly Communications, Littleton, CO.


Advertising and Public Relations Workshop - Wyoming Small Business Association

Steps to Developing a Marketing Plan, PR Campaigns/The Media Are Coming/Answering Questions - National Baptist Communicators Convention

Change - National Assn. of Canadian Investment Counselors

Conflict Resolution/Negotiation - Denver University Daniels College of Business

Crisis Communications - U. S. Department of Justice Workshops

Don't Ask for the Dead Man's Golf Clubs, Million Dollar Marketing Forum, Toronto (rated in top 6), San Antonio; Austin

Don't Ask for the Dead Man's Golf Clubs, keynote speaker, Health One, Pinehurst, NC

Event Marketing - Dodge City Roundup

How to Comfort a Grieving Friend - Hospice of Metro Denver, Denver Women's Press Club, United Methodist Women, Denver Rotary, Colorado Nursing Assn, Hospice Assn. of New York, Kansas Hospice Assn.

How to Make the Most of Your Advertising Dollar - International Design Association

Public Relations & Advertising - Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association, National Dinner Theatre Association, Colorado State University

Your Image and Your Public, Denver Public Schools


Author's Guild, Better Business Bureau, Children's Deafness Foundation board, Denver Athletic Club Public Relations Committee chairman, Denver Press Club board of directors, Colorado Press Women, Greater Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, National Western Stock Show Association