who we are
Founded by Kelly Bosetti in 1998 with a handful of clients and zero staff, CEA Marketing has grown to be one of Tampa Bay’s largest and most award-winning agencies. With a strong mix of retail, residential, association and brand clients, CEA has championed the industry’s top talent to provide the full spectrum of today’s most advanced and integrated marketing services. CEA is strategic planning, smart account management, stellar creative, well-honed and precisely efficient media: we expertly play in all the spaces where people spend their time. While you focus on business, we focus on ways to make people excited about you and take action. Ways that get you noticed, talked about, shared. That’s Bright Marketing. That’s CEA At CEA Marketing we don’t waste time or money. We drink a lot of coffee, think smart, work tirelessly and accomplish the goal. Our track record speaks for itself and as a result we’ve earned nearly 20 years of client trust.
At the heart of CEA Marketing, you’ll find the entrepreneur who started it all; Kelly Bosetti. After graduating from Ohio University, Kelly earned a highly-coveted marketing position with the New York Rangers. If she learned anything in this position, it was that she had a killer slap shot, a championship spirit and that she was destined for the industry of marketing.
If you know Kelly, you know she is an out of the box thinker and always has a "go big or go home" state of mind. Putting her leadership skills and dedication to the test, Kelly created CEA Marketing Group. For nearly 20 years, CEA has been a thriving full-service creative marketing & media relations agency. Kelly has continued to advance the agency and our team over the years. We remain at the forefront of the industry employing the latest technology, trends and innovation with traditional tried and true practices. Her unwavering commitment is to her clients: assembling the region’s most proven, committed and professional team.
Kelly wears many hats. She is a proud mother of three (plus dog, Lexi), board member for national and local affiliations, woman business owner, MIRM ® former figure skater. She is a national public speaker and trainer on advanced marketing and business development.
To say she does it all- barely even scratches the surface.
- Accredited NAHB instructor
- International Builders Show
- South East Builders Conference
- AARP Fall Conference
- Woman's Business Development content provider
- Member of Institute of Residential Marketing Content Contributor for IRM courses
- Master Brand Cabinets National Sales Conference guest speaker
- Creative Director and Idea Generator
- Fire Starter: Marketing & New Business Development
- Social Media Specialist
- Direct Marketing Specialist
- Media Planning, Negotiation & Placement
- Event Planning & Concept Development
- Public Speaking
- Marketing & Business Development Training
VICE PRESIDENT ACCOUNT SERVICES
With 8+ years experience in digital and traditional marketing under her belt, Erika brings a unique background to the CEA Marketing team. Erika got her social media feet wet in college, using basic coding to personalize her friends’ MySpace pages. An unconventional start, yes, but it helped develop her love for the beautification of people’s personal brands. Erika has developed marketing and social media strategies for companies such as Transamerica Financial Advisors, Women’s Running Magazine, and the Women’s Half Marathon series, as well as countless other small businesses, organizations, and events. Through the online connectivity of everyone, she believes that the heyday of big-box marketing has evolved to create a more personalized, localized experience. And for someone who got their start making glittery digital backgrounds, that’s pretty darn exciting.
Blogging Social Media
OFFICE MANAGER/EVENT COORDINATOR
Liz first came to work at CEA Marketing in 2004. She had been managing Kiwi Graphics - a Service Bureau (do you remember those?) for 5 years. She was also photographing weddings for her own company, LaJoy of Photography. She moved into Event Planning and Management for CEA during the boom building years. She coordinated and planned over 40 grand openings and showcases for home builders and communities in 18 months. Through the downturn in the economy Liz continue in her wedding photography business. She came back briefly to CEA and worked in Project and Time Management.
After 5 years she has returned to CEA to work as the Office Manager and Event Coordinator. And after 17 years she retired her wedding photography business. She enjoys photography, travel and lots of cappuccinos. This year she will travel to Paris, London and Scotland.
Ben is able to look at a whole picture and pick it apart and put it back together again. Whether it is a billboard design, a website, or an Excel doc, Ben works to make sure that everything is organized and working. He fills up most of his days working on AdWords, and working on assisting our account managers with any task that needs to be accomplished. When he is not doing that, he enjoys learning anything he can, especially when it comes to new things he can bring to the table. If it can increase efficiency, Ben is on the case!
Leny is a recent graduate from the University of South Florida’s Zimmerman Advertising Program. Although she studied social media and media strategy at USF she later realized that her passion was creativity and design. Now, as a young, self taught designer, small time coder, and overall creative she brings a fresh perspective to her work. Outside of CEA Leny is a sneaker enthusiast, social media native, and Drake aficionado.
Account Manager/Creative Services Specialist
Tom's inspiration for many design projects come from the wonderful beaches and waterscapes that surround The Tampa Bay area, and he sure does love his work! He likes nothing better than transforming a vague idea from a client into an effective and meaningful promotional tool for them - be it a logo, a brochure or any other marketing project. He is highly motivated and artistically inclined with a great eye for design. He devotes significant attention to detail and is very experienced in the printing industry. He is also very self-disciplined and able to work independently or with a team to meet deadlines. He has an even tempered, highly adaptable personality with previous management training and the skills to pull it all together, making any project work as it should. Putting these skills to use, Tom often manages larger projects working with other designers, photographers and specialist web programmers to generate complete eye-catching and targeted campaigns.