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Employee Spotlight: Kelly Carver

Meet Kelly Carver, Celtic’s Media Manager and voted most organized in the office. Kelly’s specialty is getting our clients where they need to be seen, all while getting the best deal. From building custom-made media plans to experimenting with new alternative media options, Kelly is your gal. When she isn’t in the office, you can find her immersed in the latest mystery novel or binge-watching Netflix with her husband. Read on to learn more about Kelly, her run-ins with celebs, and her ideal meal.

Can you describe your job in 5 words? Planning, negotiating, buying, analyzing, and managing.

Have you met anyone famous? I saw Roger Ebert at the airport once in high school (that counts). I spotted him and my parents talked to him. He ended up being on our same flight in first class. I also met Michael Phelps in between Olympics at a signing in South Barrington. Oh, and I also have met Bo Burnham twice.

What would your office superpower be? Since a big part of my job is math, I would love to have a calculator in my head. To automatically solve every percentage, cost, and metric would be amazing.

What is your ideal meal? It would for sure be my Mom’s zucchini pie, Portillo’s fries, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and a caffeine-free diet Coke to wash it all down. (Is it lunchtime yet?)

What’s the best part of your day? When I get to cross something off my long to-do list, it’s so satisfying. (There really is no better feeling)

What celeb would you most like to swap places with for a day? Rihanna for sure. (Same Kelly, same)

What do you think is the trickiest part about media? Good media is all about finding the right placement. You can have amazing creative but if the placement isn’t complementary, it’s not going to get those results you want. Good creative with good placement will drive reactions, but it’s easier said than done.

Time to learn a little more about Kelly with our “Lightning Round.”

Biggest pet peeve: Leaving lights on, @Mr. Carver Book or movie: Book Burgers or pizza? Burgers (Portillo’s, obviously)

Word association, GO! Rain: Umbrella (ella, ella) Summer: Flowers Yellow: Love


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