An accomplished passionate public relations professional and strategist, Kelly Howard is the CEO of EightSixtySouth, a strategic communications agency operating between Los Angeles and New York. Having served as Post + Beam’s West Coast Director for several years, Kelly acquired the company in October 2016 and has since led the company through a full rebrand – introducing the new EightSixtySouth in 2017. Kelly is a member of the PR Couture Council, a contributor to Forbes.com, a member of the Forbes Los Angeles Small Business Council and was named “Communicator of the Year” during PR Couture’s 2018 Bespoke Communication Awards. She has spoken and conducted sessions at Simply Stylist, BOSS Talks, NerdyGirl Academy and at her alma mater, Iowa State University, and has been featured in New York Magazine, BondTwenty, IdeaMensch, Mavenly, Bri+Co, Business Insider, HerCampus and Buzzfeed, among others.
Kelly is seasoned in creating targeted approaches for consumer brands in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle market. Specializing in cross-channel marketing and drawing from expertise in PR, content strategy and digital, her work builds meaningful and ROI-focused brand experiences for a diverse roster of clients.