Principal Shelly Marr
Bookfest2021 Crew: Duganworks at center; to right, RJ Julia; back row Senator Murphy; front far right Gregg Dancho, our Zookeeper. Great crew!
Principal Shelly Marr studied journalism, literature and art at Harvard University. She moved to NYC and joined Grey Advertising to help create and implement award-winning ad campaigns. After moving to Stamford, CT., Marr earned a real estate license and undertook a 10-year career with William Raveis Real Estate.
A shift into Public Relations in 1994 proved opportune. She was hired and mentored in PR by the founder of New York City’s Prosek Partners Public Relations, an agency ranked 11th nationally. As an Account Executive, she handled media campaigns, events, press conferences and multi-dimensional collaborations. Weekends and evenings were spent moonlighting as a field reporter for Time Inc. magazines, Money, Fortune and Time.
Shelly founded ShellMar PR in 2002. Her first retainer clients were Stamford Town Center and the Norwalk Parking Authority. ShellMar PR has grown to include clients in mixed-use real estate, economic development, and select music, arts and culture creators.
ShellMar uniquely cross-leverages arts, culture, and music, with real estate and economic development projects so each engage otherwise unattainable audiences.