We help franchises grow
and entrepreneurs
succeed.

It's why we exist

Curious Jane is a digital-focused agency working with franchises across the United
States and Canada. For more than 15 years, our expertise in franchise marketing
has helped franchises from emerging to established Franchise Times’ Top 500
franchises grow their businesses and stand out from the competition.

“Over the last 10 years, they have helped me grow my three franchises from the ground up. You are not just a number to them. They bring ideas to the table to help your business grow!”

-Leslie Levy, Style Encore and Plato’s Closet

“Over the last 10 years, they have helped me grow my three franchises from the ground up. You are not just a number to them. They bring ideas to the table to help your business grow!”

-Leslie Levy, Style Encore and Plato’s Closet

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our leadership

Lora H. Kellogg, CFE President & CEO

Lora is an industry leader in franchise marketing. A frequent contributor on franchise trends in such publications as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Franchise Times, Franchising USA and Brand Quarterly, she recently was named by Entrepreneur as one of "16 Businesswomen Who Can Be Counted on to Provide Their Own Seat at The Table." With a natural curiosity about how to elevate franchise brands in a rapidly changing market, Lora and her team make it a quest to help franchises grow and entrepreneurs succeed. She has strong relationships with both franchisors and franchisees, offering expertise and insights to clients. She is on the Forbes Agency Council and is an active member of IFA (International Franchise Association).

Chris Antley Senior Director of Client Services

Chris, an expert in media buying, directs our team of account managers in creating media strategies and presenting franchise marketing plans and budgets. She establishes relationships with clients that lead to growth for national franchises and local markets. She helps guide the entire customer experience so that clients have one point of contact with the agency. She oversees clients who consistently rank among the Franchise Times Top 500 franchises. Chris and her team have experience and expertise in retail, health, women-focused brands, education, financial services, fitness and gyms, senior care, health and beauty, home services and med spas serving both B2B and B2C brands. She builds relationships with both the franchisor and franchisees, working on national, regional, co-op and local markets.

Kevin Brandt Director of Business Development

Kevin cultivates relationships with franchisors and franchisees by providing insights and strategies unique to franchise marketing. He approaches client needs from a unique perspective based on his franchise industry experience. Kevin shares digital, web, social media, SEO, customer acquisition and lead generation opportunities to help franchisors and franchisees grow their businesses. Kevin is in the process of obtaining his (CFE) Certified Franchisee Executive with a focus on development and adherence to the highest standards in the franchise industry.

Jennifer Melton Director of Client Service

Jenn has worked at the agency for the past five years focusing on media buying, traffic management, digital campaign management and social media management. She is experienced in constructing well-rounded plans for franchisors, co-ops and individual franchise locations and is certified in Google Ads.

Gordon Sun Vice President of Operations

Gordon uses his franchise marketing expertise in managing digital and traditional media, working with both national ad funds and local marketing budgets. With unmatched insights across multiple franchise categories, Gordon works with many of the Franchise Times Top 500 franchises, offering cutting-edge franchise marketing insights for scalability. He has developed a strong process and implementation strategy for emerging and established franchise growth. He uses analytics and data to drive sales and results for clients, offering innovative solutions on growing both the national brand and local markets.

Julie Whitney Director of Business Development

Julie works with franchises on national, regional and local levels. With a background as a senior media buyer, she understands the importance of relationships in building strategic advertising campaigns across the media landscape that benefit both national franchisors and local franchisees. She focuses on web, digital and social strategies that work together to increase leads and drive conversions through collaborative and creative solutions.

Jennifer Winters Director of creative services

Jennifer draws on years of experience to guide our creative team in producing award-winning content and design for franchises. Skilled in exploring brand stories and how to make them relevant and current, she guides the team in establishing brands through the creation of visual identities and brand voices that help differentiate franchise brands from their competition. Creative content is developed and tweaked for implementation across channels so that current and potential customers have a seamless and continuous journey with brands through both traditional and digital touchpoints. She helps enterprise, mid-market, emerging and micro-emerging franchises take their brands and campaigns to new levels.

Casey Lane Director of Digital + Web

Casey has advanced degrees in web design and online communication, and has served as an information analyst, website and database manager, and digital and web director. Casey is passionate about analyzing data and using it to make creative, yet informed decisions for web design, especially as it pertains to SEO & UX. She is Google Ads and Google Analytics certified.

Cathy Hayes Director of Franchise Marketing

Cathy leads our team in strategic marketing and client relations. Cathy has more than 16 years of experience in the PR field and has worked for large public relations firms and national corporations. She uses her experience in campaign development and media relations to drive digital and marketing strategy.