Mary Ellen Miller is Founder and CEO of MarketingMel, a creative firm offering innovative marketing, public relations and social media strategies to business professionals. Before launching her firm in February 2009 she was marketing director for an interactive digital agency. “Mel” holds a B.S. in communications from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from East Tennessee State University. She is a lifelong professional communicator.
In addition to her position in interactive media, she has worked as a TV anchorwoman, ad agency co-founder, corporate spokesperson, university development officer, law firm marketing director and magazine editor. She is both a public speaker and published writer having talked or written on the topics of: Social Networking for Small Business, U-Marketing, How to Work a Room, Women in Philanthropy, Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
Since starting her business MarketingMel has been the subject of feature stories in Her magazine and Out ‘N About Magazine where she now writes a monthly social media column. Her foresight concerning twitter as a communications tool led her to be interviewed by WJHL-TV’s 11 Connects News. After that their news director asked MarketingMel to create and host a three part series on WJHL-TV called “Social Networking 101″ that was shown on the evening news. MarketingMel is often interviewed on the subject of social networking for business on WJCW 910 Radio’s Thinking Out Loud and WFHG Radio with Steve Hawkins. She continues to speak regularly to business professionals about social media for business and personal branding.
She can be followed on twitter @MarketingMel. If you prefer e-mail, contact her at maryellen [at] marketingmel.com.