Mikey (Michele) Kelly

Chief Creative Officer

As Mikey came from generations of San Francisco performers and writers (founding members of the Opera, Symphony, and early motion picture industry), she learned at an early age how to communicate a concept to an audience. This led to her writing career as a columnist for SF Magazine, founder of Theater Magazine and Co-founder of the Nob Hill Gazette. In television, she was the first woman executive hired by ABC, an on-air talent and reputation development expert for ABC, CBS, NBC and KCBS. Her years of experience have made her the only non publisher/editor to serve on the Board of New York’s prestigious media organization, The Kelly Gang. She serves with Ed Kelly, CEO American Express Publishing and Katie Smith, EVP Hearst and others.

As Chief Creative Officer for kf!g, her innovative customer and media acquisition programs have resulted not only in many awards but many, many firsts. She created the first “live auction” with eBay, first internet Oscar promotion, first fashion product placement for the Oscars, Emmys and MTV Awards, first makeovers for television such as ambush, mother- daughter, first digital animation of NFL cheerleaders for live game simulcast, first commercial lunar lander exhibition simulcast and first augmented reality shopping experience for Federated Stores.

Mikey received her BA from Mills College, previously studying at UC Berkeley and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.