Kevin Foley

Kevin Foley is among the pioneers in the field of broadcast publicity services. After a successful career in account management with two public relations industry giants, Burson-Marsteller and Ketchum, Foley founded KEF Media 29 years ago in Chicago. Foley earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Connecticut.

Recent Posts

Despite Rio Bad News, Show Will Go On

by Kevin Foley | May 26, 2016 |

Public Relations

The bad news keeps pouring out of Rio de Janeiro, host city of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Celebrating 30 years of Delivering Exceptional Service to the Public Relations Industry

by Kevin Foley | May 03, 2016 |


Having managed accounts at two major public relations firms, in 1986 I decided to go out on my own as a provider of video news release services. I started KEF Media in a small office borrowed from a company that did video shooting and editing. I had just one employee and a telephone.

Honeymoon’s Over: Time for Results That Matter

by Kevin Foley | February 03, 2016 |

KEF Media Blog

Great, you won that big account! Now, how long will the honeymoon last before that new client starts wondering when your team will get results?

Time to Call Bullfeathers on Phony Satellite Media Tour Reports

by Kevin Foley | January 27, 2016 |

KEF Media Blog

One of the reasons I launched KEF Media 30 years ago this April was because companies engaged in video news release distribution in those days presented hyper-inflated audience reach numbers to agencies like the one where I once worked.

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