Rachel Harden, 2018-19 VP of Programming, American Marketing Association West Michigan

“As the American Marketing Association of West Michigan's VP of Programming I have booked over a dozen speakers — Melanie Deziel is in a league of her own. She's a power house marketing expert. Not only is she an exceptional speaker, but more importantly the information she shared was inspiring, timely and actionable. Our attendees couldn't write notes fast enough! I highly recommend Melanie to any all that are looking for an engaging and knowledgeable speaker.”
- Rachel Harden, 2018-2019 VP of Programming - American Marketing Association West Michigan 

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Jessica Krysinska, Digital and Social Media Specialist, US Signal

“Melanie is a humble expert that is able to provide real-life experiences that help drive home her main message — stories help to create a deeper connection with audiences and share messages in a more compelling way. Melanie’s presentation was engaging and easily to follow. She captivated the crowd with her down-to-earth and honest story telling. Her stage presence left me wanting to hear more.“

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Meahgan Pear, 2018-19 President of American Marketing Association West Michigan

“Engaging, powerful and dynamic — everything you want in a speaker and skilled storyteller… and Melanie Deziel delivered! Melanie was the keynote for our season closer at the American Marketing Association of West Michigan, and we were not disappointed! Melanie brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to our members and shared actionable insights on how to tell better brand stories. Not only does Melanie have the skills and expertise, she was a truly engaging and entertaining speaker, and we have heard nothing but positive feedback since. If you’re looking for a dynamic speaker, a killer storyteller, and a genuinely nice person - Melanie is it! We look forward to welcoming her back to the AMA WM soon!”

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Emma Davis, Digital Marketing Strategist

“I attended Melanie's talk at Social Media Marketing World 2019 and thought it was great! Not only did she share some great tips and advice on how to come up with 100's of ideas for creating content but I also found her funny and entertaining. I wouldn't hesitate to listen to Melanie speaking again if I had the opportunity, and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for speakers at their event.”

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Heather Hansen, Elegant Warrior

“It should come as no surprise that Melanie Deziel is one of the best podcast guests out there. She is a storyteller, after all. Melanie knows how to engage, relate and share in a way that few others can. And on top of that, Melanie provides actionable tips that your audience can use same day to improve their storytelling no matter what they do. My audience has already commented that Melanie was one of their favorite guests. My response? ‘I’m not surprised’.” (Listen to the Episode | The Elegant Warrior)

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Teresa Ronquillo, Content Marketing Manager

“I loved Melanie’s session at Social Media Marketing World 2019! She shared smart, useful, actionable tips for content creators. I can’t wait to use her structure for more productive brainstorming and content creating sessions. She’s also just a really awesome speaker — knowledgeable and genuine, with the perfect dash of humor. Would definitely recommend her as a speaker or catching her at any event if she’s presenting!”

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Marina Barayeva, Marketing For Creatives

"Melanie was a great guest on Marketing for Creatives. She came prepared and adjusted her content to our audience. She is one of those guests who focuses on bringing as much value to people as she can during the interview. Her episode got good feedback, so we even included some of her tips in the final roundup episode of the year: How to Grow Your Personal Brand in 2019." (Listen to the Episode | Marketing For Creatives)

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Thom Singer, Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do

"As my guest for episode 333 of Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do, Melanie was well-spoken and listened actively, which made for a lively and engaged conversation. She truly showed up in service of my listeners, transparently sharing the less glamorous parts of her entrepreneurial journey. Melanie was a fantastic guest on my show, and your listeners would enjoy hearing from her too." (Listen to the Episode | Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do)

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Marcia Lesser, Head of Content Partnerships at Oath:

"Melanie compiled an in-depth competitive analysis to help our content team better understand the market landscape, see who else our top brand partners were spending with, and understand the white space for our team to grow and succeed. She presented all these findings to our team and spent hours answering our questions, helping to position us for success."

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Sol Masch, Head of Brand Studio at WebMD

"I previously worked with Melanie on multiple branded content initiatives at Time Inc., so when we needed some assistance with brand content at WebMD, I knew where to go. As a consultant, she functioned like a member of our team, assisting with brainstorming creative and educational content programs and helping to create strategic distribution plans that leveraged our strengths. If you're looking to scale your brand content team, Melanie can help!"

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Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global

When we were launching Thrive Global, and we knew that branded partnerships would be an important revenue stream, the first person we thought to bring in was Melanie. She was a tremendous asset helping us establish the framework — pricing, packaging and best practices — for a successful launch partnership and sustainable branded content unit that continues to thrive today.

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