Kelly Karr

Media Relations


25 years’ experience planning and executing global PR programs for technology companies ranging from early start-ups to established publicly traded companies.

With a background in tech PR, Kelly Karr brings fresh perspective and insight and energy to her media relations activities. She is skilled in a wide range of markets and technologies including martech, telecom, optical and broadband; EDA, big data, consumer entertainment, spectroscopy and materials identification, MEMS, memory and storage, enterprise video, and pharmaceutical.

At Red Javelin, Kelly provides strategic PR, media relations and crisis communications support for some of the agency’s clients in the marketing and security sectors. She thoughtfully manages clients’ complex issues and is extremely skilled in creating compelling and clear stories that translate into strong press coverage.

Prior to working with Red Javelin and relocating back to the Boston area, Kelly was deeply rooted in Silicon Valley, the country’s leading tech hub, where she worked conducting PR programs some of the most elite companies, including TIBCO, Cadence Design Systems, Oclaro, Crossbar, mCube, Silex Microsystems, and Kickfire. She was Director of PR and Marketing Communications at Virata Corporation and S3 Incorporated. Kelly has also worked as PR Manager at Cunningham Communication and Account Executive at The Weber Group, two global public relations firms where she supported public relations activities such as tradeshow planning, product launches, and media tours for a variety of technology clients.

Kelly holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science from Saint Michael’s College and currently lives in Bedford, NH.

“I love watching how the power of a well-planned and executed PR program can transform and grow any business in any industry. It’s not just about getting that one good hit or distributing a string of press releases. It’s about building an image and sustainable momentum that helps clients open doors, bring in new customers, grow their businesses, retain employees, and more!”