Success Stories

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“In 2016, we discovered Ron Babich- CEO of MobileLogix at Scott Kelly’s FundingPost Event. After a couple of weeks of understanding his space and his team we syndicated and closed a $2.2M round.” – David Paul, DWP Investments

“Scott Kelly is remarkable and immediately filled several critical roles upon joining More Bass as CRO and Marketing Director. Exceeded expectations would be the understatement of the year; Scott has already secured multiple key partnerships, helped to greatly refine the revenue model, developed a comprehensive marketing strategy, produced significant investment interest, and brought in highly qualified personnel to complete the management team. It’s not fair to just say I cannot recommend him enough. I personally cannot thank him enough. If he sees value in a start up, he will absolutely put every effort possible into ensuring it’s success. Black Dog Venture Partners are irreplaceable assets, and everyone at More Bass is extremely fortunate that Scott and his team share the same vision as we do, and have done so much already. Please consider Scott and Black Dog Venture Partners for your start up needs. You will not be disappointed.”  December 29, 2016 Scott Weber More Bass CEO

“Scott is a catalyst of business development and a keen architect of beneficial partnerships. The man is impressive, and the DUUL team is incredibly happy to have him on board.” April 22, 2016, Gabriel D. Kruse Founder and CEO of DUUL

“I have enjoyed working with Scott tremendously. He is a kinetic leader. When he says he will do something, he does it. His heart and mind are all in the right place and he is a great person with which to do business” February 11, 2016, Eric Dobson CEO Angel Capital Group

“Scott Kelly and the entire team at BlackDog are simply amazing! This month with all the Super Bowl events going on in AZ, he was instrumental in bringing media to our Super Kid Honors event hosted by Holly Robinson Peete and her husband Rodney Peete benefiting Autism Speaks and HollyRod Foundation. Holly said it best when she referred to Scott as the man who knows this entire townl! I highly recommend Scott for any assistance you might need from brainstorming to promotion and social media. His work is thorough and professional. Thank you, Scott.” January  31, 2015. Amy Hummell Executive Director Autism Speaks of Arizona

“Scott Kelly and his team delivered fantastic results for the first Arizona Sports Fan Expo. Scott was easy to work with, readily accessible and offered great advice. He was personally attentive to every detail of the project and the objectives of my company. His team was very professional and fun to work with. Black Dog Promotions got things done quickly and their contacts were impressive. I will certainly be hiring Scott and Black Dog Promotions again and recommend them to any one looking to promote event and generate extraordinary publicity ” July 11, 2014. Susan Ratliff President Susan Ratliff Presents

“Scott is a dynamic professional who is extremely committed to exceeding each client’s expectations. Scott is also extremely selfless and active with supporting various local charities. There is not enough positive feedback that I can provide regarding Scott. If you and your business are seeking a creative and talented PR and marketing professional, I highly recommend that you contact Scott.” June 21, 2014  Jason Bressler Pro Athletes Chamber of Commerce

“Scott has that rare ability to mix vision with an actionable game plan. He is easy to work with and his team delivers on the promise! Do yourself a favor and hire Black Dog Promotions today!” March 25, 2013 Ty Page Program Director at Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America

“Scott has been instrumental with helping our Social media team not only drive numbers but also quality engagement. I enjoy working with Scott and his team as he delivers… Great job Scott.” April 11, 2013 Lea Haben CEO at SmartFem.com

“Scott visited my Public Relations class at Mesa Community College and did an outstanding job delivering real world knowledge and advise. My students are still talking about his views and expertise on the changing role of PR given the climate of Social Media. He has a wealth of experience to share and is able to connect well to a diverse student body.” October 6, 2012 Kimberly Devery, Business Dept. Adjunct Faculty, Mesa Community College

“Scott is one of those rare individuals who actually does what he says he’s going to do! Our results, in both Social Media gains, and new client acquisition in the past 3 months has been very impressive as a result of Scott and his staff’s efforts. Scott sees the “big picture” but also understands the need to accomplish the everyday tasks necessary to reach all of our goals. I am happy to endorse Scott and Black Dog Promotions!” August 31, 2012 Fred Mercaldo, Managing Partner Cities Planet

“Not only is Scott Kelly an expert in his field of marketing and social media management, but he has integrity and dedication to his clients. He has always come through for Raven Events with everything he committed to do regarding projects we have partnered on. I highly recommend him and his company, Black Dog Promotions if you want to propel your business forward and increase your revenue. Scott Kelly is the kind of business person you want on your side!” June 14, 2012 Raven Valdes, Founder & CEO, Raven Events, LLC

“Scott has found an extremely effective way to generate buzz and press for products, events and services that really helped put my organization and myself (as an actor/performer/speaker) on the map. If you want great results from a company that knows what they are doing, can give you some highly creative ways to do what you’re doing and do it with integrity, I recommend Scott and Black Dog to do it.” May 7, 2012 Tank Jones, Founder Choices Educational Empowerment

“Scott is an extremely energetic and creative business person. His knowledge runs deep in all the topics we’ve explored together. He has an amazing talent for quickly getting to the actionable items in a brainstormed list. He’s tactful in dismissing time wasting notions. Scott is a creative problem solver, who’s skills and acumen lead to great results.” March 6, 2012 Bruce Tarbet, International Sportsmen’s Expositions

“Scott was a great asset us at SocialMediaAZ (SMAZ) running the PR team and getting us maximum visibility for our event. I’d recommend Scott and plan on working with him on future projects.” April 9, 2011 Fred von Graf, Founder Social Media AZ

“The Kyrene Foundation has been lucky to connect with Scott Kelly. As a parent in our district he has lent his expertise to our Foundation and increased awareness of our projects and events tremendously. We are very thankful for all his time and contributions.” April 7, 2011 Nancy Dudenhoefer, Community Relations Manager, Kyrene School District

“We have five consumer events in five states, have been in business since 1975 and each year work with more than 1000 companies in the outdoor-sports industry, bringing them nearly 150,000 qualified consumers for face-to-face sales opportunity. Getting the word out is essential. In addition to advertising, we increasingly fuse publicity and promotions with social media.

This year we selected Scott Kelly of Black Dog Promotions to handle publicity for our Arizona event. Scott is the most responsive, connected, aggressive, hardest-working, informed and, it appears, successful publicity person I’ve ever worked with in more than a decade.

However, it’s hugely inaccurate to limit him to PR. He’s a promotional force of nature—that’s a very, very good thing. Never in our Phoenix show’s history have we had so much pre-show PR or as much PR lined up for the show this early.

I not only hope to work with Scott in Phoenix, but other markets next year. He’s that good, and a blast to work with, too.” February 17, 2011 John Kirk, International Sportsmen’s Expositions

“Scott gets it done!

We had our second interview with him December 22nd, 2010 and phoned him later that evening to inform him that we would be hiring Black Dog Promotions to manage our PR. The next day he called me to schedule a TV interview with Fox News.

He has officially been on our clock for 19 days and has already landed us 3 Arizona TV spots. We have a fourth tomorrow and an interview with the AZ Republic a few days after that. He has about 3-4 other opportunities about to jump on.

The great thing about all this PR is he followed the news, found a niche related to our industry that would drive interest, and he jumped on it. He is creating opportunity where most would struggle to think outside the box.

In the short time I have known and worked with him, I am impressed and would be happy to speak with anyone considering Scott Kelly and Black Dog Promotions for PR services. January 19, 2011
Robert Page VP of Operations and Co-Owner MedToGo International

“Scott delivers. If you are looking to get PR exposure for a client, social media marketing hits and and foot traffic to boot, hire Scott. He has relationships with media and expertise that are some of the best I have ever come across. He was also a pleasure to work with!” June 28, 2010 Rachel Van Nortwick, Director of Marketing and Events, Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson