INDIANAPOLIS – CVR, Indiana’s longest running advertising and public relations firm, has hired Kevin Kelly as Vice President of Media. In this role, he will lead traditional and digital media strategy for the agency and its clients.
Kelly was most recently Vice President, Managing Director at KSM South in Austin, TX. KSM South is a branch of Kelly Scott Madison, a media strategy and investment firm headquartered in Chicago.
“We are very excited to welcome someone with Kevin’s depth of experience as well as his strategic approach to media planning and buying to our leadership team,” said Kevin Flynn, President, CVR. “As consumers and advertising budgets have shifted to new digital platforms, his expertise will serve our clients well.”
Prior to his time at KSM South, Kelly held positions at several media agencies based in the Midwest. He began his career at TN Media in Chicago, followed by a stint at Zenith Media, before moving to MZD in Indianapolis. Kelly later returned to Chicago, where he spent several years at Starcom working on the General Motors account before moving to Kelly Scott Madison. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and media from Indiana University.
Kelly has worked with several regional and national B2B and B2C clients in his tenure ranging from restaurant groups including Cici’s Pizza, Chuy’s Restaurants, Whataburger to beverage companies such as Tito’s Handmade Vodka and automotive brands including Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC.
“I am excited to join the team at CVR and return to Indianapolis,” said Kevin Kelly, Vice President, Media. “CVR has an impressive roster of clients and I’m eager to contribute to the continued growth of the agency and its client partners.”
Founded in 1910, CVR, formerly known as Caldwell VanRiper, is the longest running advertising and public relations firm in the State of Indiana. CVR is a full-service, integrated communications company dedicated to Building Brands That MatterTM. From marketing strategy, PR and media planning to a creative team who develops content and video in-house, CVR provides the thinking, strategy and executions that stand out and exceed goals.
The agency services local, national and international clients from its headquarters in Indianapolis. CVR specializes in a variety of industries, including transportation, retail, healthcare, financial services and home & building products. CVR recently announced the addition of several new clients including dormakaba, Danco Roofing Services, Inc., Girls IN STEM Academy and Heritage Interactive Services.