Ali McGee Kelly, MBA is a social media fanatic. It is her passion both personally and professionally. Ali is also a Lexington, KY native, step-mom, pet lover, and roller derby girl. Since studying the business side of social media in graduate school, Ali has been dedicated to helping small and local businesses succeed in social media marketing. Her master’s thesis covered the benchmarking of social media usage among local small and medium sized businesses, where she discovered how underutilized social media was among businesses at the local level and all the opportunities that were being missed. Ali specializes in social media marketing strategy, tactics, tools, research, and content mining. She researches the most effective ways for local and small businesses to use social media to benefit their business and offers that knowledge to the benefit of her clients. Ali aims to make social media less daunting and more accessible for the less savvy users and busy professionals.
Ali is available for seminars and speaking engagements as well as individual and team training. She offers social media coaching and training as well as social media management, brand monitoring, competition auditing, content mining, social ad placement, strategy development, and brand development. EssentiallyAli is a Hootsuite Solutions Partner and a member of Local First Lexington.