KELLEY is a company built to help yours succeed. We offer organizations and agencies content strategy and development and public and media relations. We operate lean. We don't use marketing jargon. We believe in building relationships through fair and flat pricing, open communication, and smart work that delivers results. 



Jeff Kelley began his career as a business and technology reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, covering startups and enterprises and interviewing everyone from Fortune 500 CEOs and bootstrapping entrepreneurs. With both agency and in-house PR experience, he formed Kelley Communications in early 2015 to offer companies a nimble partner to deliver high-quality content and media needs on-time and under-budget. Jeff has served as a public relations writing instructor at VCU. He lives in Richmond with his wife, three young children, and has an obsession with Bruce Springsteen some have called “wholly disturbing.” Talk to him at


Catherine Kiesel is a director at Kelley, charged with making clients shine through ongoing project management, strategic and creative copywriting, digital content strategy, and public relations. She is a graduate of the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU. “Diesel” has really great shelves and knows a lot about tea. Reach her at

Anne Nelson Morck - that’s Anne Nelson, first name - is our director for key accounts. A longtime Richmonder, she’s made her career in strategic project management and keeps this whole operation on the rails. Inquire about honorary membership into her club, the BOWs. She’s at


Depending on the project, we pull from a deep bench of skilled communications professionals, creative graphic designers, talented video producers, web design gurus, and other hand-selected experts to build and execute your strategy.

What we are not

We’ve told you what we do. But it’s also important to tell you what we do not do.

  • We create things, but we do not create the strategy behind those things (we aren’t strategists, but we know many). By the time you get to us, you need to have the strategy in place. Or, you need us at the table when the strategy is being created.

  • We are not marketing or communications directors; we report to marketing or communications directors, and support their needs with everything you see on this site.

We work best when we are supporting communications communications and marketing teams. If we can do the work, we’ll say so. If we cannot, we’ll get you to the right place.