Kyle successfully held leadership positions at the region’s top advertising agencies before founding Blakely + Company in 2001. Kyle’s expertise is in business management, strategic planning, creative concepting, copywriting and account management.
Camille worked for a national ad agency most of her early career, traveling all over North America working in hundreds of diverse markets. Camille partnered with Kyle in 2009 and heads up account services, new business and strategic planning.
Marco brings more than 25 years of marketing communications experience to the Blakely team. After running his own business and working in large- and mid-sized advertising agencies, he brings wisdom, perspective and a highly inventive creative approach that profoundly impacts our clients’ success.
Kimberly Way brings nearly three decades of industry experience to Blakely as head of our Media Department. Having worked in Dallas, Austin, San Francisco and over 15 years in Colorado Springs, Kimberly specializes in research, integrated marketing, data analysis, buying digital and traditional media and market targeting/segmentation.
Account & Media Manager
Mary Barker joined Blakely in March 2016 as an Account and Media Manager. She came to us from Anchorage, Alaska where she worked with an advertising agency specializing in social and behavioral change. Previously, she worked in healthcare marketing in the Pikes Peak region. At Blakely, she works as an account manager and also supports our Media Director with planning, buying and reporting.
Director of Public Relations
Becca brings 11 years of communications experience to the Blakely + Company team, including her role as Associate Editor of the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Becca generates news coverage, trains our clients to be media savvy and is a top-notch writer and editor.
Michael has worked in large and small advertising agencies in Colorado and Arizona and brings expertise in brand identity, integrated campaign development and website design. He also provides creative leadership and guidance to the entire graphic design team.
Lisa brings a wealth of communications talent, having traveled nationally for large corporations and having worked in-house as a Marketing Director for several prominent companies. Her tenacity, professionalism and excellent communication skills make her stand out among her peers.
Having graduated from the prestigious Iberoamericana University in Mexico City, Barbara brings over 15 years of business administration and marketing experience to Blakely + Company. In 2012, she moved to Colorado Springs with her family. Barbara has traveled the world and worked in upper management for both small and large corporations.
Kelsey Trotter joined Blakely in June 2016 as an Account Manager for a variety of accounts, including tourism, technology and education. She moved here from New York City, where she worked at Saatchi & Saatchi on global Procter & Gamble brands. Kelsey oversees execution of approved programs, keeping clients apprised of progress, and assists in preparing client invoices, proposals, marketing communications and strategic marketing plans.
Rita worked with the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center before coming to work at Blakely + Company. She developed important ad agency experience in our production and traffic department before moving over to account services.
Digital Marketing Manager
Chris Jones joined Blakely + Company in August 2016 as the Digital Marketing Manager, heading up digital strategy for the agency’s brands. He relocated to Colorado Springs from Denver after working in-house for brands such as Shane Co. and ShopAtHome.com and working for Location3 Media. At Blakely, Chris executes SEO, paid-search, social media and display campaigns for clients in such industries as education, tourism, construction, nonprofit organizations and B2B.
Mike came to Blakely + Company with a vast array of production knowledge and experience in the full spectrum of marketing services. After honing his skills at advertising agencies and large corporations in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, he settled in Colorado Springs where his diligence and persistence create an effective and efficient workflow.
Mike approaches his craft with laser-like focus. While he’s involved with all aspects of design and production, his greatest love is web design. He’s involved in web strategy, creative concepting, architecture, design and programming.
Shannon Sobota brings a cross-functional understanding of marketing, technical skills, design aesthetic, psychology and research along with creativity to her work at Blakely + Company. She has four years of design, photography and advertising experience working with a variety of local and national clients in the non-profit, tourism and hearing-aid industries.