Team

Why John Kelly Foster?

Located in San Diego, California, John Kelly Foster is a dynamic team that is passionate about brand-centric marketing communications.

We Become Your Brand Strategy Partner

Together, we align and focus all company touch points around your brand promise. Your customers, prospects, stakeholders and employees will experience a consistent and powerful sales and marketing journey. And by keeping branding simple, we can better handle the complexities that exist to manage that brand - over product lines, geographies and mediums.

We’ve worked with B2B and B2C companies across a wide range of industries – enterprise software, telecommunications, wireless, semiconductor, life sciences, retail, construction – and have maintained long-lasting partnerships with our clients as their virtual marketing agency.

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John Kelly

Principal/Creative Director


As an owner and creative director for more than 20 years, John has handled brand management, advertising campaign development, print collateral, web site design and corporate Identity design for a clientele that crosses a wide range of business types - from life sciences and technology to retail and construction.

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Kelly Foster

Principal/Brand Strategist


Kelly Foster has been creating and executing marketing plans for business-to-business companies for a decade. She has managed integrated marketing programs for a wide-ranging portfolio of public and private companies, including semiconductor, wireless, enterprise software, Internet, telecommunications, professional services firms, and life sciences.

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Bree Bolognese

Account Executive


Bree Bolognese has more than 18 years of experience providing public relations and marketing communications services to companies, both in the U.S. and abroad. She has worked with a wide array of clients ranging from VC-funded startups to mature, services and products companies. Bree received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing communications from Simmons College.

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Jillian Loustaunau

Account Executive


Jillian been a public relations and social media consultant at John Kelly Foster since 2012. Born and raised in northern California, she moved to San Diego after high school to pursue a career in public relations. She received her B.A. in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from San Diego State University and has been fully immersed in the new age of marketing ever since.

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John Kelly

Principal/Creative Director

John has been principal and creative director for more than 12 years. He started as a production designer for one of San Diego’s largest advertising firms, Kenneth C. Smith and Associates and realized he needed to branch out to exercise his creative prowess. In 1994, John became a principal owner in the advertising and design firm of Mechalas, Kelly, Capps. In 1997, he founded John Kelly and Associates Design & Advertising. John has handled brand management, advertising campaign development, print collateral, web site design and corporate identity design for a clientele that crosses a wide range of business types – from life sciences and technology to retail and construction. John earned a bachelor’s of arts degree from San Diego State University in 1991.

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Kelly Foster

Principal/Brand Strategist

Kelly has been creating and executing branding and marketing programs for business-to-business companies for more than 15 years. Based on a solid PR background, she has managed integrated marketing programs for a wide-ranging portfolio of public and private companies. Prior to co-founding John Kelly Foster, she managed account teams as the Director, Client Services at Townsend Inc., an integrated marketing communications firm in San Diego. At Townsend, she gained brand-centric marketing experience by helping to formalize the agency’s brand strategy services. Kelly graduated magna cum laude from Bradley University with a bachelor’s of arts degree in Public Relations. She is certified by the Institute of Cultural Affairs Group Facilitation Methods.

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Bree Bolognese

Account Executive

Bree Bolognese has more than 18 years of experience providing public relations and marketing communications services to companies, both in the U.S. and abroad. She has worked with a wide array of clients ranging from VC-funded startups to mature, services and products companies. Bree received a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing communications from Simmons College.

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Jillian Loustaunau

Account Executive

Jillian been a public relations and social media consultant at John Kelly Foster since 2012. Born and raised in northern California, she moved to San Diego after high school to pursue a career in public relations. She received her B.A. in journalism with an emphasis in public relations from San Diego State University and has been fully immersed in the new age of marketing ever since.

We provide deep agency experience but in a virtualized environment that eliminates high overhead costs and allows us to keep our rates very competitive. Plus unlike traditional agencies, we maintain a flat organizational structure that gives you direct access to the principals of the firm – who actually work directly on your account.