By Tom Buono, CEO, BIA/Kelsey
John Kelsey, having sold The Kelsey Group a year ago to BIA, has stepped down from the company after helping us all with the transition.
John has been a remarkable force of innovation in the Yellow Pages industry. He anticipated the rise of electronic media and its impact on the Yellow Pages and small-business marketing around the world. He worked tirelessly to help incorporate Yellow Pages into the world of contemporary online and mobile marketing. And he created a community that brought traditional media and new media together.
John and Pam Kelsey have been very good friends and mentors to many of us at BIA/Kelsey, and they will be missed. But they are as pleased as we are about all the exciting new things we are doing in the new era of BIA/Kelsey with mobile, marketplaces, local search, traditional media and, yes, Yellow Pages.
John and Pam – thank you!