Hi I’m Melodie Tao, better known as Marketing Melodie.
With over 13 years of experience in virtually every area of marketing, I know first-hand how to create successful campaigns for small business owners, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies alike.
I began my career in traditional media at iHeart Media (formerly Clear Channel Communications). I had the unique opportunity to build large scale marketing campaigns utilizing radio, outdoor advertising, event marketing, promotions and online advertising. I particularly enjoyed the online advertising aspect of my job and personally began using social media to market myself as a professional.
I transitioned to working in the agency world, and spent a few years gaining direct experience with SEO, PPC, web development strategies and social media. Social media is where I found my passion. In 2008 I launched MarketingMelodie.com (which was then just a blog) as a way to document and share all the cool things I was learning about social media. At the end of 2009, I took the leap and committed to running my digital marketing company full time. I haven’t looked back since.
Since launching my business I’ve served many roles with prestigious organizations including Marketing Professor at National University and Platt College San Diego, and Digital Marketing Manager at NBC San Diego. As a Marketing Consultant, I have also successfully launched interactive campaigns and promotions for national brands, including AT&T, Microsoft, Ralphs/Kroger, Westfield Malls, Colgate Palmolive, AMC Theaters, Red Bull, Insect Shield, Verizon, Credit.com, The Chopra Center and much more.
I am also an International Public Speaker on Marketing and Social Media. I have presented at conferences and workshops across the nation, in Asia and the Middle East. I am regularly featured as an expert in the media. My speaking style is personal, enthusiastic and inspirational. For more information on hiring me to speak, visit my speaking page.
On a personal note, I’m from sunny San Diego. I love teaching and practicing yoga. You can almost always find me whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. I love cooking so much that I tell people, in another life, I would be a chef! I enjoy listening to live music and I’m passionate about both traveling and discovering new things to do in my home town.
Thanks for taking the time to learn about me. I look forward to working with you so you can start marketing your way to success!
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