Joel Kelly

Marketer. Writer. Loved by all.


A year without parents

What I’ve learned since my parents said they would never speak to me again.


Bosses Suck

Learn how to be a leader, not a manager.


This year, I spoke at Podcamp Halifax with my colleague Jamie. Our topic was called “Bosses Suck: Leadership vs…


If I won the lottery…

Everyone knows what they’ll buy when they’re rich — market to them


I was talking with the marketing director for a luxury resort the other night.

He said, “Our customers just aren’t on social media. They’re wealthy, they’re busy. They don’t even read their own emails. They’re definitely not on Facebook.”


A year without parents

What I’ve learned since my parents said they would never speak to me again.


5 lessons from my mentors

Simple lessons for marketers that you can apply today


I have worked at a number of marketing agencies and departments over the past few…


My path to productivity

The apps that help me get stuff done — and stay sane.


A few months ago, Justin McElroy — co-host/co-brother of the incredible podcast My…


Halifax Summer

The last time I spoke to my father.


On a sunny afternoon in August, my father told me he would never speak to me again.