One of the true pioneers of interactive marketing, Kathy Sharpe endured many long hard winters providing big Brands with old advertising solutions. When the spring thaw arrived in 1994, she began to explore emerging forms of marketing and immediately embraced their potential.

As an account director at Ogilvy & Mather Interactive and the director of interactive marketing at DDB Needham, Sharpe managed an assortment of accounts including: IBM, American Express, Michelin Tires, Amtrak, Bermuda Tourism, Dial Corporation, Digital, EMI, Lockheed Martin, and Mobil.

Armed with a BA from Franklin & Marshall College, a MA from NYU, 14 years marketing experience and a dedication to developing digital marketing solutions, Sharpe founded Sharpe Partners ( in 1999.

A champion of interactive marketing, Sharpe has been widely quoted on the topic and regularly contributes to Ad Age,, eMarketer News, iMarketing News, Media Life, Media Post and

She lives with her husband of 19 years, James, along with their two dogs, Wally and Jessie, and their cat, Maude. Together they spend their summers counting the days until football season starts.

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