Jason Kelley
20 years in marketing
Currently enrolled in Intermediate Swedish

As Founder, Jason brings over 18 years of marketing experience to Oōtem on consumer centric brands, as well as B2B accounts. Additionally, his clients have been rooted in both traditional brick and mortar and digital. He started his media career in 1994 at a little company called Microsoft.  As one of the original dot-comers in the late-90s, Jason designed the products & services and lead sales & marketing as the Director of Sales & Marketing at SocialNet.com.  Following SocialNet, Jason joined Tickle (formally known as eMode) as the National Sales & Marketing Director where he managed a large team and oversaw national sales & marketing.

In 2001, Jason left the publisher side to join agency life and hasn’t looked back.  As VP of Marketing Services at Real Branding, Jason developed their media department from the ground up and grew their business from a department of 1 to over 40 while growing the client base from 1 to 32.  During his tenure, Jason spearheaded a number of firsts in media/marketing strategies, theories, practice and principles for the agency and their clients.  After successfully achieving all of his goals at Real Branding, Jason moved on to consult for agencies such as Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and others before joining Questus, a full-service agency and creative shop, as the Managing Director.  In this role, Jason was responsible for the agency P&L, agency direction, overall strategy, client service, research and more.  Here Jason further fine-tuned his skills on the fundamentals of running an ad agency and building a business while also fulfilling his client’s needs.

The following accounts represent clients where Jason acted in a senior leadership role: Diageo, Warner Home Video, Tickle.com, Monster.com, QuickenLoans, New Line Cinema, Sapporo, Corona, Darden, Rodan & Fields, YMCA USA, HD-DVD Consortium, eHarmony, CVS/Photo Center, Doritos, Genentech, Organic Beauty Now, NewCastle Brown Ale, Hewlett Packard, Method, Sony PSP, OnLive, Specific Media, Blackbird, PKWare, Nokia, and TrendMicro.

Jason has an undergraduate degree from Creighton University in Theology and a Masters degree from Northwestern University in Public Administration-Higher Education.

Without question Jason loves to travel and learn languages.  His passport has stamps from 78 different countries and he speaks French, Latin, Swedish and Icelandic.