Kelley Gifford

Social Media Strategist

Kelley refers to herself as a digital citizen who believes in the power of storytelling. She found her passion in college as a freshman when she discovered the vlogbrothers and transmedia communications. This new form of communications fascinated Kelley, and she made the decision to pursue digital marketing as a career. Outside of TKG, Kelley teaches Principles of Social Media at the University of Akron.

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Where she gained her knowledge

Kelley graduated from the University of Akron with a Dual Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and Marketing Management. Not long after graduating and starting a career in the nonprofit sector, Kelley completed her Master's degree in Public Relations at Kent State University. Since completing her MA, Kelley has worked in a myriad of positions in the nonprofit sector, while also deepening her understanding of online communications by being an Adjunct Instructor, teaching Principles of Social Media at the University of Akron.

Skills and Expertise

  • Social Media Marketing Certified
  • Social Advertising Certified
  • Cross-media/Transmedia Communication
  • Teaching

When not at work, Kelley's life revolves around

  • Joy and our dog Maggie
  • Friends and family
  • Hanging out in Highland Square and Downtown Akron
  • Exploring new places, restaurants and breweries in Akron

Little known facts

  • Loves playing Foosball
  • Rode a bike across Ohio in five days at the age of 16
  • On the Global Board of Directors for The United Methodist Church

Favorite places on the web